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About Paul

If experience and longevity count, and they do, I am unsurpassed. I have been a Real Estate Broker since 1984. In 1985 I incorporated Advent Mortgage Company which became one of the first and eventually the largest mortgage brokers in the East Bay. In 1997 I sold the business to my partner and went into real estate sales with Cornish and Carey. In 2000 I became associated with Alain Pinel Realtors and now I am with Compass. I like to tell people that I have been involved in more than 2,000 real estate transactions. Probably more.

What have I learned? In every transaction there are obstacles, drama and eventually, a closing. The best way to handle a problem is address it "immediately." That negotiating is the most fun and interesting part of the business. You have to know who has the hammer. In our market, most of the time I work with a Buyer I am selling. Selling the Buyer and our deal. And lastly, as one of my wealthier clients told me; "don't ever come to me and tell me $5,000 is not a lot of money." I won't.

Compass has been a great partner for me, giving me the tools and the confidence to walk into any situation and make a good impression. My personal network combined with Compass market tenure and brand identity gives my clients a distinct advantage when buying or selling a home. It's true.

Call me and I'll tell you more.


“Paul, Thank you so much for all your help, guidance and patience through our search for our first home. The moment Colin met you when you were hosting the open house in Alamo he immediately said to me, he would be the perfect realtor for us! You have been so great and proactive through the process. We are both appreciative of your time and we couldn't be happier with the house we got! Enjoy the rest of you summer and we look forward to staying in touch.”

“Paul helped us find the "perfect" home for our family. Once we decided to move to Pleasant Hill, we were referred to Paul from a friend of ours. We were glad we chose to work with Paul as our realtor. Paul was patient with us for we had odd work schedules. He was able to accommodate us without hesitation. He helped us negotiate our first home purchase and we were more than pleased with how everything turned out. We would highly recommend choosing Paul as your trusted, honest realtor.”

“Paul was a pleasure to work with. He helped is purchase our first home in 2013 and then sell that home and buy a new one this year (2016). In our home search he was always a step ahead of us with properties to view and information that we couldn't get online. In our recent sale and purchase he helped immensely with timing of putting our house on the market and keeping us up to date on behind the scenes action. We are very appreciative that Paul was our realtor! We highly recommend him.”

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