Tom is a Maryland & Delaware licensed REALTOR®, who has lived on the Eastern Shore since 2005. After graduating from Salisbury University, he began working in advertising, product design, and digital marketing. After five years of learning the ropes in a mid-size company, he left in sight of better opportunity selling real estate with Long & Foster. His success came quickly, earning him Rookie of the Year for his office in 2015, then Rookie of the Year for the entire region of Long & Foster in 2016. The following year, Tom earned Overall Top Producer in the office of over 50 agents and became a member of the Long & Foster Gold Team for the first time. Carrying that momentum into 2018, he became licensed to sell in Delaware and soon after launched Adventure Group of Long & Foster. Adventure Group was a sales team founded on dynamic systems and advanced marketing tactics to offer the best possible customer experience. The Team focused on selling waterfront and coastal properties, land & farms, and single-family residential. After selling the highest volume of all Teams in the Salisbury profit center, Tom began looking for new areas of growth in the business. Tom connected with Creig Northrop, CEO of Northrop Realty, a Long & Foster Company in early 2019, looking to "Level Up" as they say at Northrop Realty. After meeting with Creig and learning about the amazing systems, coaching, and care Northrop Realty provides their agents and clients, a plan was developed for the Team to become part of the few founding associates at Northrop Realty's Fenwick Island office. This allowed Tom to offer a fresh brand with similar principles, and Bayshore Group of Northrop Realty was born. Bayshore Group covers a large geographical area: from Queen Annes County; east to Lewes, DE; south to Berlin, MD; west to Western Wicomico county, with several pocket markets of higher expertise. Tom's professional success would not have been possible without the help and continued support of his wife, Tara, a licensed Realtor and strategic partner who has been by his side since day one. They keep a busy schedule with their two beautiful little girls, Nora and Eva. To be treated like family, give Tom a ring to see how he can help you win in real estate.

What My Clients Are Saying

“I was appointed executor of my late sister's estate and needed to sell a condo in Ocean City. I had intended to interview 3 agents but stopped at 2 because I was so impressed with Tom's knowledge, marketing ...”


“My husband and I saw tons of units in Ocean City, MD and in Delaware. Tom was great accommodating his schedule to show us homes. Coming from the DC area, it was always on a whim. He helped us settled ...”

Victoria Cho

“Tom was very responsive and available for questions as we moved along the process of buying our first home. We had been trying to buy a home in PA but when we decided to buy in MD and were referred to ...”


“It was a pleasure working with Tom. He is very knowledgeable in his field. He was flexible with his schedule and kept us updated on what was available in the Ocean City area. I would recommend Tom ...”


“Tom really went above and beyond to sell my home quickly, with ease, and at a price that exceeded my expectations and still delivered a value purchase to the buyers. When I approached Tom I had a tough ...”


“Working with Tom was a fabulous experience. He knows the area and quickly understood the very specific type of property and view that my husband and I were looking for. He helped us WIN in this very ...”


“From the beginning of our search to find an agent at the Delaware Beaches Tom was and has continued to be a pure professional as well as a excellent choice to get our house sold. !”

Bob Stone

“He was very accommodating, met with us at our house multiple times. He listed our house, and then purchased a lot on Dirickson Creek Rd. In Frankford, De.”

Jesse Boyes

“Tom has a great team to support him, house was sold above ask in 2 days on the market. Tom resides in the area and knows the market very well. The process was very clear to us and negotiated well.”

jeremy j h s

“My experience with Tom Ruch could not have been any better. He exceeded our expectations ten fold. He went above and beyond to make sure we were confident in our purchase. Tom was very easy to work with ...”

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