Valley Mom and Realtor Kimberly Tocco plays a starring role when it comes to helping her clients — and now on HGTV.
A Realtor for EXP Realty, Tocco or “Tenacious T” as friends and clients call her, routinely gives 25 percent of her commission back her first responder and military clients as well as those in need. To date she has donated more than $300,000 to her clients so when producers on HGTV’s new series got wind of Tocco’s tenacity and giving back she was a natural fit for their new series.
Tocco will star in the very first inaugural episode of Pool Hunters, which is set to debut on HGTV in Phoenix on July 6th at 6:30 p.m. The premiere episode follows Tocco and her clients, emergency room doctors, as they try to find the home with the ultimate resort style backyard. In the end Tocco succeeds and her clients are thrilled with their new Scottsdale home
“This was both an honor and a home run in my book,” says Tocco.“I was able to find these life-saving doctors a home with their dream backyard and then to be able to work with HGTV and have them capture everything from beginning their home search journey to moving in was a great keepsake for this special family.”
As always Tocco also delivered on her giving back promise to these emergency room doctors when she shared 25 percent from her commissions to help with their closing costs.
Tocco, who is married to a Scottsdale Fire Captain started her mission of giving back to families after her family suffered a tragic loss 8 years ago. The mom of four lost her 13-year old son to suicide in March of 2011.
Back then she wasn’t a Realtor and her family was struggling trying to pay its bills after going through a short sale of their own. While Tocco has never been able to fully understand why her son, a star baseball player and the most popular kid in his class chose to end his life, she has made it a mission to help as many families as possible through a path of home ownership.
“I want to help as many families as possible get into a home of their own and have stability. If that means I need to give up some of my commissions to make another family’s dream come true, I more than happy to do it,” Tocco said.
Tocco’s giving has paid off not only for others but also for her business. Even after giving $300,000, she is still considered a top producer and every year sells between 40 and 50 homes.