As a lifelong Seattle resident with a business background and strengths in marketing and design, real estate is a natural fit. Since 1997 it has been my delight to shepherd clients through the great though sometimes bewildering adventure of buying and selling homes. Real estate is a founding pillar for building wealth and at the heart of the American dream. And helping people like yourself reach their dreams is incredibly gratifying.
Exhaustive research goes into determining your home’s value and how to best position it among the competition. Leonardo Da Vinci said, "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication," and I embrace this philosophy in home presentation. Meticulous, professional staging, photography, and marketing assure your home is always represented in its finest light - the secret to creating a sensation in the marketplace. (See Top Dollar Listing Program on the right.)
Working with industry leader, Windermere, assures my clients are in the best hands, well-equipped to meet the demands of a competitive market. I’m honored to partner with wonderful people in the process of building their estate and creating a forever home.
The prestigious Certified Residential Specialist designation is the highest credential awarded to sales agents, managers and brokers, representing the top 1% of agents and top 3% of Realtors nationally. I have met rigorous educational, production and experiential qualifications to earn the CRS designation.
As a member of the Luxury Portfolio International exclusive network, my clients have access to top brokerages worldwide. Its award-winning internationally focused website, Luxuryportfolio.com, is translated into 9 languages, 60+ currencies and has 3 million+ views from high net worth visitors. It reaches behind China’s firewall through syndication to China’s #1 property portal, Juwai.com with 2.6 million visits monthly. Premier and W Collection listings receive their global reach through this partnership with Leading RE, the largest network of independent real estate firms worldwide.
The decision to become an SRES® is rooted in a desire to help others and enjoyment of the over-50 crowd aided by an ability to listen deeply, ask the right questions and take time for you to feel comfortable about life-changing decisions. I'm familiar with both new and resale homes, condos and communities offering one-level living and other features sought after after leaving the big family home.
I've perfected my natural design talents for selling homes faster and at top dollar, educated by industry expert, Barb Schwartz, featured on the Today Show. Staged homes sell (on average) 73% faster than un-staged homes. My skills and network of professionals are invaluable in making the home improvements/renovations with highest appeal to buyers.
As a REALTOR® I adhere to a strict 17-article Code of Ethics. Not every real estate broker is a REALTOR®. To further reinforce Windermere’s commitment to our clients, we’ve built upon the Code of Ethics by establishing Windermere Standards of Practice, reviewed monthly to reflect market-related challenges.
I have worked with Paula a couple times before on real estate projects. She helped me to buy my current house, which was a very difficult process given how competitive Seattle is. Paula's guidance was crucial in successfully purchasing. More recently, she guided us through the selling of a project home I bought 15 years ago. This project included a substantial remodel effort after renters largely destroyed the home. She advised on several projects along the way. When it was time to sell, she handled the staging and showings and flagged a few followup items we needed to deal with. I find Paula to consistent be communicative, supportive and very easy to work with. Her knowledge in real estate is deep and she summarizes well for those of us who don't understand the themes and challenges. I'm immensely pleased with Paula's support. She made selling an amazing experience. I will happily work with her again any day
I've been reflecting on all that was accomplished in getting our Issaquah home ready for market and then being able to sell it. We owe Paula (and Peter) a lot of thanks for making this all go as smoothly as it did. Her upbeat, positive attitude, professional assessments and resources were a real blessing for us as we traversed this unfamiliar territory of downsizing and selling our home of many years.
Paula was great. She was amazingly helpful in all aspects of our engagement. The collateral she prepared was top notch, and she always made sure everything was in perfect order for showings and open houses. On the business side, she always made sure we understood everything being presented to us, and when it came time to accept an offer, she presented us with all of the options so we could make a great decision. We highly recommend Paula!
We have used Paula now on 5 different transactions. She has been superb on all accounts, both selling & purchasing! She did all negotiations, and follow through was excellent. She is very thorough from start to finish. She was open to suggestions as well. She staged our home beautifully and received a full price offer.
Together Paula and Annie have over 30 years of experience which certainly showed from the moment we first connected. Being that it was our first time selling a home, we were extremely nervous. My wife and I had countless questions and had no clue on where to begin. After speaking with several realtors and getting nowhere, we were finally referred to Annie and Paula. After our initial introduction, my wife and I knew it was a fit. They were able to sincerely answer all our questions and provide specific reasoning to support each of their answers. They were ALWAYS responsive, attentive, professional and genuine. However the biggest thing that stood out was their honesty and integrity. They were not representing us just to sell another home. In fact, one of the first things they told us was regardless of whether we work together, they still want to help in any way possible. It's no question that these two genuinely love helping people and have a passion for real estate. All and all, after only ONE year of residence, we ended up selling our very first home for over $100,000 MORE than when we purchased it! Oh, and did I mention that all of this was done DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. Truly just great people to be around, and I know we will use them the next time we buy or sell.
I found Paula absolutely delightful to work with. Her knowledge is extensive, she's very patient, and her guidance was clear. I'll be recommending her to everyone I know who is looking to buy (or sell) a house. I'll definitely be working with her again in the future!
Paula was the best. She worked tirelessly to help us not only understand the market but also to find properties within our parameters. She was extremely professional and gave us great advice all throughout the process. Always met us when we needed to look at properties, met with and communicated with us about the offer process and helped through to the end. Without her help, we would not have been able to find and close on a house in under 4 weeks inside a very competitive housing market. Paula is the true professional and we would recommend her to anyone looking for property.