My mother introduced me to Paul when we were looking at buying a property for us both. I was blown away by the fact that he knew the neighbors on the street. Over the 6 months or so I worked with him to close the deal on a short sale in Ashland, I found him to be very pleasant, professional and helpful in negotiation as he advised me to go in with a second offer after the bank had counteroffered on our first. I ended up getting the property for the price I wanted to pay. I was very happy with the results.
Bought a Vacant Land home in 2012 for approximately $100K in Ashland, MA.
Paul recently helped us buy a home in Asland. He is a sincere, honest, responsible and very enthusiastic person. We have a wonderful experience working with him. Even our attorney said that Paul is the best agent she ever worked with in her life. He is responsive even after the closing. We highly recommend Paul to anyone who need to buy or sell a home!
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $500K in Ashland, MA.
Paul is honest and hardworking. Early in the process, he is consultative without being dominant. He clearly has expert knowledge of his craft and teaches and guides you to where your house actually fits in the current market and will sell the quickest. He has knowledge of both the marketing process of the home and then works tirelessly with all the potential clients, not missing any that have interest. What struck us the most was his responsiveness. A family man himself, he always answered his phone when we called with the most medial of questions. He would always respond with a caring answer and if you have a concern with the other party, he would investigate that concern if it was relevant. Paul also has a tremendous insight on staging the home for sale, very aware of what the buyer is looking for. The average sale in out town is 70 days, he sold our house in 1 full day on the market with one bid still in his pocket. Once the house was sold, paul manages the inspection process perfectly, on site taking notes with the inspector, setting up an excellent plan to counter any potential trouble areas that may be exploited by the other agent and buyers and works tirelessly with the other agent. His style is mild mannered but tenacious when it counts. Like the game of pool, he was always several shots ahead of everyone else in the process. Paul was excellent at both his profession and working with us. We are very thankful.
Showed home in 2012 in Westborough, Westborough, MA 01581.
My husband and I began working with Paul Gustavson when we relocated to the Boston Metro-west area in August, 2011, in search of a home A colleague had recommended Paul, and we have been more than pleased with our choice. Although we did not find the right home for us last year, we resumed our search in January of 2012, and once again chose to work with Paul. In a market filled with short sales, foreclosures and houses being sold “as is”, Paul’s expertise as a licensed builder has been invaluable. He is a trustworthy and honest advisor who generally cares about his clients and wants to make sure that they make a smart investment. We have also been extremely impressed with Paul’s response to our questions or concerns. He consistently answers our questions to emails or phone calls within 24 hours, which we find to be extremely important in a market in which timing is everything. Paul is never pushy and sincerely wants to help us find the right home. After each day of showings, he asks for feedback on the houses we viewed so that he may have a better idea of what we are seeking, and adjusts our personalized daily updates to reflect our latest priorities. Currently, Paul has been more than willing to help us find a home in the Plymouth area, which is over an hour from where he is located. Despite the long distance, Paul has been just as happy to show us new properties. This has been one of the best working relationships we have experienced in real estate. Paul is a consummate professional who genuinely loves what he does, and it is a pleasure to work with him.
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $525K in Needham, MA.
Paul is a very sincere, approachable and experienced professional who made our home buying possible.
He assisted us with a very long & difficult transaction, due to issues on the sellers side, and provided excellent consulting and guidance about renovations.
He helped negotiate a great price by uncovering issues with the home and went above-n-beyond our expectations in ensuring our best interests in the deal.
He has good knowledge of recent sales and provided us highest level of service- always available by phone or email.
When needed, he also provided some contractor references and gave expert feedback on all the proposals we got.
He worked closely with us and the contractors during bid process. He would prepare us for upcoming issues/decisions and walk us thru our options.
Even after closing, he helped us in getting the renovation work started and circled back regularly on the status.
I would recommend Paul to anyone looking for a realtor with strong skills, patience, and knowledge to assist them in buying or selling a home.
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $400K in Natick, MA.
Paul provided expert consultancy in preparing the house for sale. His extensive market and pricing knowledge resulted in our property being on the market for less than a week before agreement was reached with the new buyer. Paul has an eye for detail, is realistic and manages both the buyers and sellers expectations and as a result the home inspection process was painless. Not only would I choose to work with Paul in the future but I also recommend him to others looking for a realtor.