Global Real Estate Advisor/Licensed Realtor® & Designer, California State University
BS Communications & English, Western Michigan University
MA Rehabilitation, Western Michigan University
MS (candidate) Psychology, JFK University
Doctorate, Palmer College
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Loved, loved, loved working with Paul! I cannot emphasize enough what a fabulous realtor (and person) he is!
Paul is a true professional. He is reliable, timely, and his attention to detail is remarkable! He is the most versatile realtor you could ever ask for! He will find you the house of your dreams, guide you through the process flawlessly, recommend other wonderful people from mortgage lenders to locksmiths, and be there for you when you need him. His incredible design aesthetic, makes you take his suggestions to heart. And, on top of all of this... he is really fun to work with!
It took my husband and me a few months to find a house with a view, in a certain neighborhood, in our right price range and I cannot thank Paul enough for his patience through our whole process. We are so incredibly happy with our new home, and feel if it wasn't for Paul, we might not have gotten so lucky.
I have bought and sold a few homes over the years with other realtors, which makes me know how very special Paul Di Leo is. He's just the BEST!!!
- Piedmont - Jayne M and Jay S.
I had a wonderful experience working with Paul for my home purchase in the East Bay!
Paul was referred to me when I was relocating to the Bay Area. After interviewing several Realtors, I chose to work with him because he took the time to really listen to me and to understand what I was looking for in a home. He also asked very astute questions about my lifestyle, home preferences and the type of community environment I was looking for. And he nailed it! I ended up purchasing the first home that Paul showed me!
Paul really knows Bay Area real estate as well as the purchasing process. He was a knowledgeable advisor every step of the way. He willingly answered all my many questions and was enthusiastic and energetic through the entire process. I felt like he was really working for ME. I love my new home and my neighborhood! If you are looking for a REALTOR who will work hard for you, I highly recommend Paul! Thanks Paul!
- Temescal - Marilyn K.
I wanted a professional design consultation for my home. I had lived in it a couple of years but the layout proved a design challenge for me. I wanted the house to feel homey yet with a modern feel. An associate recommended Paul. We hit it off right way. Paul's easy-going personality and has great sense of humor made me instantly feel at ease. He patiently listed to my likes and looked at the numerous pictures I had pulled together to explain what I wanted. He quickly understood what I was looking for and pulled together some fantastic design ideas with furniture, color, and art. With his help (and contacts) I was able to implement them quickly and easily. I highly recommend Paul his sense of style, color, and flow are next to none.
- Montclair - Noreen P.
Paul helped us with our Trustee Sale. He organized everything and added his own personal touch to my parent's home, getting it ready to sell. He was very responsive, always returning phone calls, e-mails, and texts. He explained things clearly throughout the process, was enthusiastic and positive.
- North Berkeley Hills - Barb E.
Paul sold our second home and was our Realtor for the purchase of our 4th home when we returned to the bay area. His services have been nothing short of stellar. He was consistently able to meet our needs, show us homes that fulfilled our criteria, and guide us through the ulcer inducing process of both selling a house and buying a new home. We have kept in touch due to the simple pleasure of his company, wit and wisdom.
- Upper Laurel - Stephen T.
As a first time buyer without much experience or time, Paul went above and beyond to get us the house we wanted, and did it on the first try. Throughout the process he was very attentive and made sure no detail slipped through the cracks. We're very happy with our new home and, without Paul, we'd probably still be looking.
- Newark, CA - Anthony V.
A great way to sell a home! Sad circumstances led us to selling a home - something none of us had even done before. I've known Paul for years, and so without any contacts or experience in real estate, we turned to him. He came in, sat and talked with us and pushed the project thru with fairness and heart. We actually had bids before the first open house, and ended selling it within weeks of listing.
I can't say enough good things about Pauls' work ethic, his attention to detail and his gentle nudging to get things done. LOL. But honestly it was his kindness and compassion that really sealed the deal.
- Shawn B.
As first-time home buyers we needed a lot of help understanding the process. Paul was there to help and explain every step. He fought to get us a bank-owned house that had other offers. We wouldn't have gotten it without him. I was so appreciative of the hard work he put in to get our offer accepted. Not to mention his patience in dealing with a completely real estate ignorant couple. He also referred us to a mortgage broker that worked to get us a low interest rate. We refer Paul to all our friends looking in the East Bay and we will definitely go back to him in the future.
- Newark, CA - Monica A.
Paul played a pivotal role in helping us sell our home in May 2010. My husband and I were nervous about selling our home in this uncertain market. Paul's years of experience and knowledge in real estate was evident in the way that he prepared and marketed our home for sale. His attention to detail, suggestions and advice were greatly appreciated. The bottom line was that our home got multiple offers and sold before we had our first open house! We highly recommend Paul, and look forward to working with him again soon.
- Hayward, CA - L. L.
Paul sold was of great assistance to my sisters and I in selling our parents house as an estate sale. Needless to say it was a tough time that Paul was wonderful in staging the house, working out appointments, working up web site and flyers. I you need a REALTOR who will do more than stick a sign in the lawn and add in the paper Paul is your Man.Thanks Paul!
- Windsor, CA - Robert B. W.
Awesome realtor. This was my first time ever purchasing a me. Paul was amazing! He was a true advocate as I went the negotiations, inspections, mortgage to closing. I heard that purchasing a home was nerve wracking. For me, it was a smooth transaction. Mostly due to Paul. He also referred me to a great mortgage broker and I received a great interest rate.
- Oakland, CA - Michael M.
If Paul Di Leo could sell our house as quickly as he did recently, he can sell any house! We had; what Paul delicately referred to as "deferred maintenance" and lived hours away from the Oakland house Paul helped us sell. So he got right to hiring contractors, gardeners, junk haulers, sewer line crew, stagers, etc. in order to quickly ready the house for the summer high market. Paul has all the info and contacts to be this sort of FULL SERVICE realtor to his clients.
He worked quickly and got us good deals on the needed work, including choosing and purchasing the lighting, bathroom, etc. fixtures himself! He is a talented designer, and we never had to take time out of our busy lives to choose colors or carpet or tile, etc.. He also set us up on Docusign, making it quick & easy to sign documents from afar. And this man FOLLOWS THROUGH on every little detail! We felt so confidant knowing how totally on top of everything he was.
Paul's amazing service is the reason the house sold in just a few weeks for more than asking price. We feel so fortunate to have chosen such a hard-working realtor who loves what he does and EARNS his money!
- Parkridge Estates & Palm Desert - Robert & Aletha S.
Paul sold my mothers house. Now that in itself does not sound like a big deal, but he helped me with the emotion of the entire ordeal, and made the process so easy. I do not even know what to say about Paul. FABULOUS does not even cover all the extra care, attention to detail, professionalism, fun, integrity, etc. I found that if you listen to everything he tells you and suggests that you do, you win!
Thank You Paul.
- Parkridge Estates - Debbie M.
I wanted to send you a quick note thanking you for selling my house at 13070 Brookpark Rd. The whole transaction from start to finish was done very efficiently and in a timely manner. All the decisions and suggestions you made were right on, and it led to a quick sale at the best price. I would not hesitate to call on you in the future for any real estate needs. Thanks again for a job well done.
- Parkridge Estates - Ernie W.
Paul, I truly appreciate you as a consultant and support during the sale of my home. Seeing the daily reports on the news regarding the real estate market being bleak and seller's being forced to lower their asking prices by thousands of dollars heightened my concern for selling; but you made the difference! In spite of the reports, you remained optimistic and encouraging. Thank you for making yourself available, sharing the details and communicating every step of the process. I definitely felt like you had my best interest at heart and I could trust your judgment. Thanks...what a wonderful and profitable partnership!! Continued Success in the market...
- Parkridge Estates - Keith E.
Paul Di Leo is a realtor in Oakland whom we chanced to meet at at Sunday Open House. My son talked to him about what would work for him. The first property Paul showed us was the style, neighborhood, and price range our son and his new wife desired. We were nervous because it was a short sale, something we had been warned to avoid, but our offer was accepted, and after many documents, a little bit of drama, and Paul's positive energy, the deal went through. Paul was quick to respond to any phone call, and would check out any questions or concerns we had. There was never any hesitation to call whomever could get him the information we needed. He was always ahead of us for any appointments, and kept us focused on what would come next in the complicated realty arena. The home needed some TLC and Paul knew many contractors and businesses that could restore the home for us. Four of them are working for us now. Best of all, Paul was a joy to work with and skillfully dealt with the personalities of my son, husband, and myself. We would work with Paul again, and highly recommend him to anyone searching for a home.
- Moraga, CA - Jane B., Bruce W., Steven W.
Paul Di Leo sold our home for us during the peak of the spring housing season. We me him at an open house in our neighborhood and instantly felt that he would be the best person to work with and sell our house. Paul was very open with suggestions that he felt would improve the selling capabilities of our property. Once we established that he would be our Realtor, we set up a timeline and checked in regularly to keep ourselves on track. We didn't ever have to deal with any "last minute" changes or issues. Paul regularly kept us informed of all our deadlines and he was able to be present for all the inspections that we had to go through. Our open house was a breeze. The entire process flowed as he had predicted; we were able to sell our house in an extremely short period of time for more than we hoped for. I would recommend Paul's services, experience and expertise to anyone. In addition to being a very friendly and honest person, he also naturally became our "housing therapist" when we needed him to be.
- Berkeley, CA - Stephen, Teresa, & Redding T.
IF YOU NEED TO SELL YOUR HOME, YOU NEED Paul Di Leo. We can't say enough about the talents and skills of Realtor and designer Paul Di Leo. In February, we needed to sell our Montclair home, while living overseas. We needed help quickly, and Paul saved the day. Working with us by phone, fax, and email, Paul remodeled our home beautifully, marketed our home masterfully and closed the deal quickly. We received a dozen offers on our home and a much higher than listed selling price. Working with Paul is a pleasure. He holds your hand every step of the journey. He is kind, dedicated, honest, reliable, creative, and patient. He is extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market and how it works. His standards are exceptionally high and he surrounds himself with co-workers and industry professionals of that caliber. Paul is a bright, compassionate person who understands the challenging and difficult task of selling a home. He knows exactly what to do to make the sale happen and to help sellers relax along the way. It has truly been a blessing for us to have you "appear" in our lives and take care of us and the sale of our home so well. We are most grateful. Thank you, Paul, for helping us.
- Montclair - Diana Nabila Z, & Chief Pilot Saleem Z.
Even the most discerning Buyer would be fortunate to be represented by Paul Di Leo. His professionalism and unparalleled follow-up sets a new standard in residential real estate. I have enjoyed working with Paul and have learned that he will approach every turn in the transaction with a "can do" attitude and a positive attitude. Paul's at tention to details meticulous: a quality that is required in the shifting contract sands of California real estate forms. Most importantly, though, he completely shelters his clients from any harm and guides them confidently through the shoals of a transaction. It is a pleasure working with Paul.
Paul guided us smoothly through the process of selling our home, from understanding legal documents to decorating. He made sure that we got top dollar. If you want a realtor who will sell your home and work diligently to do so Paul is the realtor for you!
Very happy client,
- Redwood Heights - Michael M.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your wonderful service. Without you I would never have been able to find such a perfect home. You made the process, which is usually cumbersome, a pleasure. In addition you went above and beyond your duty to help with the mortgage, assisting me step by step until we finalized the closing. If I ever have the occasion to buy another house, without doubt, I will call you. I have already recommended you to my daughter who is starting to look for a new home. It would be my pleasure to give your card to anyone I know looking for a home.
" - Rockridge - Ray A.