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Paul went 1000% beyond our expectations on all aspects of buying a new home in the East Bay. We reached out to him to view an Open House listing. He came with a few add'l suggestions for us that we discussed and approve over email that all turned out to be very high on the list. He put the time and effort to understand what we were really looking for. Once we started to close in on our top choice, we asked Paul if he could show us 5 add'l houses on a few mins notice on a weekday so we can be sure we've seen all the alternatives and gone with the best choice and he made it happen! We did move forward with our top choice house and put in an offer. Paul led all the negotiations for us and even arranged for a great contractor to come in and evaluate all the work the house needed. We went back and forth three times with the offer and in the end, ended up pulling out from our offer which also created additional work and a tricky situation around receiving our initial deposit back. At this point, Paul did not have any financial incentive left in the deal but he worked his hardest to ensure that we got our deposit back. He kept us fully in the loop, calling us regularly to give us updates, and ensuring he won't rest till we got the deposit returned. And we did! We're definitely working with no one else but Paul on our next home purchase and we would recommend him in a heartbeat to anyone. You will not find a better, more responsible, thoughtful, and knowledgable real estate agent than Paul. We consider him a partner and a friend. Paul, you're amazing! Thank you-
We've worked with Paul on two occassions now - first when we bought our condo, and then when we sold it a few years later.
Paul is simply an awesome agent and human being, and it's no wonder he's in the top 1% of agents. He's as patient as a saint (no matter how much a pain in the ass his clients can be :P), knowledgable about the local market, and attentive and responsive to your needs. When we had an unlucky flooding incident, Paul was there immediately with his shop vac and helped us find professionals to remediate the situation. When we were trying to decide on renovations and touchups to do, Paul gave us guidance on what would-be buyers wanted. When we weren't getting the offers we needed, Paul came up with a pricing strategy and helped us navigate the market as it was changing rapidly. We could always rely on Paul to help us out, even if it wasn't in the usual agents' job description.
And lastly, Paul is a great friend and family man who earns an honest living. Please give him your business - you won't regret it.
Paul Talbot is an amazing real estate agent. He will work relentlessly until you find the right place. During the two plus years that he worked with us (very indecisive, first-time buyers) he never gave up. When we met him, we didn't even have a loan pre-approval, something that had already deterred other agents from wanting to work with us. Paul was happy to help us through that process and, once pre-approved, to start the more serious house-hunt.
In this crazy Bay Area market, it took a long time for us to be really ready to bid. He would never show signs of impatience through the dozens of houses he would find for us. He would say, with total confidence, "we would find the perfect place for you guys" and indeed he did! On our second bid, and for a price we were more than confortable with.
He also made sure the quite tricky negotiation process run smoothly, and, once the house was ours, held our hands through every step of the paper work.
Since he's very knowledgeable in house remodeling himself, he even helped with the house renovations by recommending contractors, materials, walking us through the process of requesting permits in Oakland, etc.
And, to our surprise, he presented us with a lovely welcome-to-the-neighborhood goodie bag!
My husband and I couldn't be more grateful to have worked with him.
Paul was the absolute perfect real estate agent! Not only is he a joy to be around with his positive friendly attitude and fun sense of humor, he is also extremely hard working. He is always responsive, works crazy hours to make sure we meet our deadlines, and truly goes the extra mile for his clients. He helped us through many "tedious" tasks, like reading through hundred page long documents to give us an easily digestible summary, calling and corresponding with multiple listing agents and HOAs, showing us properties on weekends or late evenings to accommodate our schedule, etc. Even after we closed on a place, he continued to help check in on us, guided us through our move in, made sure we understood many of the hidden rules/regulations of the HOA so that we could be well informed going into our new community. The list goes on! You'd be crazy not to work with this guy.
There's a reason this guy has five stars! :)
As first time home-buyers, Paul was the perfect agent to work with. He's incredibly patient informative, and taught us everything we know about what it means to buy a home. Paul is an honest person, and never sugarcoated the East Bay housing market. He was incredibly flexible with his schedule and was always willing to work with meeting us on the weekends or after work. Having an agent you can rely on and trust made both of us feel so much more prepared to make the quick and tough decisions that are required to get into contract with a house. Once in escrow, he continued to be an amazing communicator, teacher, and bulldog that helped us successfully negotiate our contract and get us our keys in less than three weeks.
On top of that, Paul's an incredibly friendly, smart, and thoughtful guy - and we're so grateful that our new house is just a few blocks away from his!
TL/DR: Do yourself a favor and work with Paul! 5 stars! 2 thumbs up! Bravo! He's fantastic!
I went through 4 different realtors and each of them were either too busy or too inexperienced. Paul was not just a perfect balance by being available and experienced, but excelled in meeting my schedule's needs for a fast close, having extremely detailed knowledge of house construction, and guiding me confidently and patiently through the negotiations and closing processes. Look, getting a house in the Bay is crazy right now and I had no idea what to do. Paul wasn't there to just support me, but instead paved the path so I could understand what I needed to know to close on the house we wanted.
We were able to close the house on our 2nd offer, and without Paul, we probably would still be looking, no joke. I'd recommend any of my friends to Paul, and if you already have a realtor, try Paul out and compare your current one, that's what I did, and I have no regrets
I really enjoyed working with Paul. I met Paul -after having a less than stellar experience with my previous agent - and less than a month later I was in contract on my new condo. Paul went above and beyond to help me purchase my first home (did way more than my previous agent who waited for me to do all the research). Paul is honest, knowledgeable about home buying/remodeling and was more than happy to answer the million questions I had about first time home buying. He's extremely responsive to questions, was always on time to appointments, and he never pressured me to put in an offer or make any decision I was uncomfortable with. I will be recommending Paul to all of my friends! Thanks Paul!
From the time we first met with Paul to the closing of escrow was 7 weeks. He was focused on our needs. It amazed me at how quick and efficient he was in talking to the seller's realtor, viewing the property, and making an offer in our best interest!
Paul knew what he was doing and provided honest answers to our questions. It was apparent from the start that Paul was interested in what we wanted!
I would use Paul again and will recommend him to others.
When we first talked to Paul we had already talked to a few other agents, but because of his professionalism and approachability we immediately decided to work with Paul. He responded very quickly to our phone calls and emails. He was on top of all documentation and history of any property we looked at. Paul has a lot of relevant contacts in this business. He referred us to an amazing mortgage lender, whom we were very happy with. We felt like Paul wasn't just looking to sell us a house, but really cared about helping us find the 'right' home for our family. We'll definitely work with Paul with all our real estate needs! Highly recommended.