Paul has been serving Arizona buyers and sellers since 1977. Past Arizona state president (twice) for Certified Residential Specialists(CRS). Past Realtor associate of the year for the Southeast Valley Regional Association of Realtors(SEVRAR).
Born in Rhode Island. Graduated from the University of Connecticut.
Paul has two children who claim to be adults. He enjoys fitness, reading, running, hiking, dancing, canyoneering & rappelling. He hikes over 50 times yearly. Paul holds Toastmasters DTM designation. Paul lives in Chandler & serves Maricopa & Pinal counties. Realtor Emeritus.
What got you into real estate?
In 1976 I was transferred to Arizona with a global food company as a sales manager. I wanted to try being self employed. I loved people & enjoyed seeing homes (LOL).
What is your favorite part of working in real estate?
I enjoy competing with myself. I relish the continuous education. Bill needs me as a role model. Seriously, my first year in real estate, I closed 55 deals. That's 375k in 2018 dollars.
During my career I participated in over a Billion dollars of residential transactions. I recently received my Realtor Emeritus (40+years & free dues for life!)
What is one piece of advice you’d give to a new real estate agent?
Good agents do deals. Great agents build relationships. Smart agents stay in touch & ask for referrals.
Who in the industry has made the most impact on your professional journey?
My first real estate trainer: Tim Sullivan Sr.
What are 3 words clients would use to describe you?
Faith, fitness, fun.
What are 3 words friends or family would use to describe you?
Disciplined, intelligent, sexy.
How do you start each day?
I get up around 3;30 A.M. I have a cup of coffee. I read Proverbs then listen to Darren Daily.
I read a book for at least an hour. Then I play a game Yahtzee, online Scrabble, & a game of billiards with Lisa. I then work out for at least an hour (run, spin, weights).
How do you stay involved in your community?
You have a full day free in your town with no obligations and cost is no object. What do you do?
I love to canyoneer in slot canyons. It involves rappelling, hiking, & swimming all day.
What is the first big-ticket item you bought when you moved into your current home and why?
I don't buy big ticket items any more. I believe in experiences, such as travel rather than things. For example, I have been to Switzerland hiking for two weeks both in 2016 & 2017.
In February 2019 Lisa & I will be in New Zealand for 2 weeks & plan to hike the Milford track.