Her skills, abilities, and knowledge of real estate changed what could have been a disaster into a wonderful rescue operation. Without going into details, Paula came in to my life through a recommendation at exactly the right time when I needed the best of the best to help me. She was able to make a great profit for me on a home that was in need of so much loving care. She and her associates were able to turn the home into a show place in just a few weeks by investing in upgrades and staging with no out of pocket - it really made me sad to let the place go at the end. The woman works miracles and makes it look easy. Give her freedom to work her magic and let her work a miracle for you, too. Anita Webb
Being in Boston, the idea of taking care of their estate 3000 miles away was daunting. You made the process easy from start to finish. In terms of handling the sale itself, your expertise and professionalism were apparent throughout. The property was updated and staged in key ways to add value, and this was all completed in very short order. I was very pleased to have received 3 offers and have an agreement in place at a great price after being on the market for less than 2 weeks. One aspect of your excellent service that I really appreciated was how you orchestrated everything without my having to be there. This was very important to me given the distance and limited time for me to fly out to California. In addition to arranging the updating and staging, you also helped me identify someone to work with to have an estate sale. I don’t know how I would have gotten through all this without your help. I want to highlight that it is not only you who has high standards, but also the people you work with. It would have been a burden for me to fly out and oversee these many steps, and I am so glad I could put my trust in you and your colleagues. Thanks again for your expertise at navigating the real estate transaction, your eye for making value-driving updates, and your dedication to managing all the details with me far away. It really made a difference. Howard M. Stern
As a corporate trustee, we were responsible for selling our client’s residence. We interviewed several agents and were immediately impressed with Paula. She was incredibly prepared with her in-depth market analysis, had a concise marketing plan and was confident she could get an aggressive price for the home. Her team of contractors, home stagers, cleaning crew and administrative support executed the strategic and reasonable cost plan she outlined to get the home in perfect condition to show. She coordinated with the homeowner’s association and personally spoke to the neighbors to get a special broker’s preview and open house approved. Due to her professional expertise and savvy, we were pleased to receive both a full price offer and a full price back-up offer within 10 days. She told us that she would get top dollar for the property and she did – more than $250,000 higher than other brokers would have listed the property. Additionally, she is warm, caring and truly a pleasure to know. We would be the first to recommend Paula Aragone to anyone – she’s a gem!
! When our elderly mother died, we were at a complete loss as to what to do with her house. It was old and very run down, but it had a lot of hidden value. Fortunately, someone put us in touch with Paula. At our first meeting, she came completely prepared, with pictures of the comps in the area and a portfolio of her amazing work. When she left, we looked at each other and both said “WOW”. We knew she was the one and she didn’t disappoint. Paula was the perfect realtor for this kind of situation. She helped figure out exactly what kinds of repairs or remodeling were needed to maximize value. She also has a contracting team that knows exactly how to get the most reasonably priced materials, etc. We spent about $40,000 for a major remodel that I would have expected to cost twice as much. I also would have thought it would take 6 months, but the work was completed in 3 weeks. What’s more, that $40,000 remodel increased the value of our home by $100,000. Paula handled all other aspects of the sale as professionally as one could imagine. She is highly communicative and she kept in touch with us constantly. She had perfect advice about negotiating with buyers. She did such great publicity for the house that we had more than 100 people show up to the first open house, and we had multiple offers that day above what we were asking for. We ended up selling the house for $20,000 more than her asking price. We cannot recommend Paula highly enough. She is a force of nature! Everything about the experience was absolutely perfect. Mark Warschauer & Judy Kessling
Her comprehensive understanding of the market and positive psychological and enthusiastic approach to selling is demonstrated most proficiently in her ability to get your house sold quickly at asking price or above, by utilizing her accomplished arbitration skills, marketing technique and knowledge of human behavior. Her inspired vision and approach to marketing our home set her apart from any agent we have ever encountered. Her sincerity and gracious attitude endeared her to us and we will never be able to say enough about her availability and absolute control over the total experience. Her confidence is infectious and her caring and understanding of the emotional and sometimes perplexing aspects of selling your home always remain paramount in her approach and communications with clients. She is accomplished in her field and equally well respected by her colleagues and clients alike. We do not stand alone in this tribute to her and her abilities, but we would like to believe we stand alone in her memory as one of her treasured experiences and newly acquired friends. We highly recommend her and will not hesitate to use her services again for any real estate transaction. For all who read this..you would do well to follow her lead. Our sincere thanks Paula, Brenda & Julian Best Regards, Brenda L. Fisher CEI - Division of Teaching & Learning UCI
From the very beginning, Paula and her team took control and made things happen! We needed some repairs and refreshing of the house to get 'market ready'. We had an aggressive timeline, many things to accomplish, and had our doubts that one, the timeline would be meet and two, we would get the price Paula quoted. Teamwork, determination, support, is the only way I can describe Paula and her team. Even when we had some personal events taking place, Paula stepped in to assist. The team didn't skip a beat, and kept the pace. The house sold the first weekend of the open house, and over the asking price! We couldn't believe it! Paula presented us with solid buyers, conducted a smooth transaction, and we closed quickly. If you are looking to sell your home, don't think twice, and trust Paula, her team, and let them take control! We are truly grateful that we did! Thank you Paula and team! You are amazing! Sincerely, Steve and Judy
! I'm so happy to have a home that is perfect for us! Moving out of our expensive apartment was almost an emergency & you completely understood that urgency & I thank you!! You listened to our needs & immediately had property for us to see and you NAILED it! The location was exactly where I wanted my family to be in, the price was in our budget & you "fought" for every single penny in your communication with our Lender (whom you also provided)!! There was nothing you & your girls wouldn't do for us. Please relay my feelings to your assistants as well - they were informative & helpful! There will be NO OTHER REALTOR for us! Ever! Our hearts are yours & you can be sure we will refer everyone we can your way! A million thanks! A million hugs! You changed our lives & we are ever so grateful! Marisol A. Diego
My experience with Paula was impeccable. As far as the sale of the home itself is concerned, Paula’s marketing and negotiating skills resulted in a sale for over the price that I had expected. More importantly, as this was a probate sale, she provided superior level of customer service on the project. I live in San Francisco and the home was in Irvine. I needed an agent on whom I could rely as my point person on the property. From executing staging to managing repairs and contractor work to coordinating cleaners and trash removal, Paula exceeded my expectations at every step of the process. I could trust her to take care of things on the property with the best level of care and detail. Since I was at the location so little, this was of much value to me. She is a realtor of this highest caliber with a deep knowledge of probate, detailed oriented style, and lovely professional demeanor. I’m so pleased to have worked with her. Best, Erin Hayes Weibel Executor of the Estate of James B. Hayes
This is was a no brainer for us and having Paula as our Realtor allowed us to make informed decisions regarding the type of sale we were willing to accept. Paula listened to our needs and worked hard always focusing on our goal then achieving a much higher result. This provided us with context and made us very comfortable with the final outcome. Our home sold in one week! Next came the offers period, where Paula’s expertise was invaluable. Once that phase was completed we were faced with putting a closing plan together. Using Paula’s team we didn’t have to worry about anything. Staging, contractual assignments ect; everything she said that would be completed was completed with no hassles, headaches or confusion. She continued to work with us and went above and beyond in terms of her consultation, professionalism, timeliness and quality craftsmanship of her team. When it came to follow through, Paula was always available, no matter what. We cannot emphasize enough the difference Paula made. If you want to get the best result, use Aragone & Associates to get the job done right. Mauricio Alaniz & Lilliann Ramirez
Paula was recommended to me by my sister in law who purchased her home from Paula over five years ago. My first meeting with Paula immediately made me feel less anxious about the process of selling my home where I lived for 25 years. Paula’s experience and her confidence in herself and her team that they will get the house ready and sold for the right price in 30 days calmed my nerves. But, the best part is that she and her team delivered! Paula held a twilight open house on Friday and again on Saturday afternoon before Sunday’s mother’s day. She was able to get over 100 people to visit our open house, and we got an acceptable offer within few days. Paula made it seem easy but we all know that is was not. Our case was a relocation case, and even after the offer was accepted Paula solved problems which could have been show stoppers. We were very happy with the process and would recommend Paula to our friends, and advise them to let her do her thing and trust her system, her team, and her leadership. Sincerely, Houssam El Jurdi Reliability Systems Manager, Mars Chocolate North America
She was helpful in every way and a pleasure to know. Thank you Cathy!