Coldwell Banker West Shell
6700 Ruwes Oak Dr
Cincinnati, OH 45248
- CRS, ABR, SRES, ePro, CNHS
The Tom Sturm Group brings more than 40 years of combined experience to the home buying and selling process. We are committed to earning your trust through open and honest communication, a fierce dedication to your needs, and old-fashioned hard work. Our team brings consummate professionalism every step of the way, leaning in with empathy and industry knowledge.
Meet the Team
Tom Sturm, Lead Agent and Owner, The Tom Sturm Group
Tom Sturm is an award-winning realtor in the Tri-State with 25 years of recognized experience. Combining a passion for realty with a desire to lead with heart, he values every transaction as if it were his own home. Tom’s service to his clients knows no boundaries, and he commits to character and integrity with every interaction. Tom has closed more than 3000 client transactions since 1995.
Tom carries an extensive list of real estate credentials that define his degree of experience, including:
- Senior Sales Vice-President, Coldwell Banker West Shell
- Previous Branch Sales Manager, Northwest CBWS Office
- West Shell, Jr. Career Achievement Award
- CBWS Truly Remarkable Service Award
- International President’s Elite, Coldwell Banker (Top 1%)
- Chairman’s Circle, Top Ten Agents, CBWS, 2000- Present
- Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors, Circle of Excellence, 1996- Present
- Hamilton-Fairfield-Oxford Board of Realtors, Circle of Excellence, 1996-Present (Top 40)
In addition to leading The Tom Sturm Group and managing clients first and foremost, he is a dedicated community servant. Tom is actively involved with Cincinnati Christian University’s Advisory Board, serves on the advisory board for Center for Church Leadership, the Christian Villages Communities Executive Board, Lifespring Christian Church Leadership Team/Capital Campaign Chairman and is a sponsor for Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (CHCA), Christ in Youth, and Habitat for Humanity. He is an avid boater and enjoys weekends at Norris Lake in Tennessee with his wife Judy, and their daughter Shannon.
Lorra Rippinger, Agent
Lorra Ripperger is a highly regarded real estate agent who brings more than 17 years of experience to the home buying process. Lorra is passionate about the real estate industry, and her enthusiasm, knowledge, and client dedication support every experience. She strives to help you clearly identify priorities and desires, then implements a multi-faceted strategic action plan. The result? A smooth and satisfying transaction process. Her consistent attention to detail and limitless dedication are always beneficial to the client experience. Lorra's insightful and intuitive relationship skills and gift for finding the best match home has led to her success. She regularly collaborates with fellow brokers and maintains a stellar reputation.
Emma Rippinger, Executive Assistant and Agent
Emma Rippinger is on the front lines of communication for Tom Sturm Group. As a licensed executive assistant for the team, Emma manages listing and sales coordination for all clients. Our clients value her enthusiasm, commitment to the process, and engaging demeanor. She supports the team by managing the client from the first phone call to the closing table, scheduling showings, ensuring contracts are in place, and delivering print marketing materials for every listing. In addition, Emma is a skilled and licensed realtor who is available to review and tour homes with our clients.