Broker Associate / REALTOR
Broker Associate / REALTOR
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices DrysdaleProperties
403 W. 11th Street
Tracy, CA 95376
Home sellers and buyers want relationship-building, strategic planning and tough negotiation from the real estate agent they select. Since 2001, I have brought these strengths to my clients and learned a lot about the industry. These big transactions can be an emotional process, and clients are happy to report that I bring the calmness and clarity needed to help them make the best decisions.
I've helped first-time home buyers and move-up buyers looking for their forever home. I have helped retirees, divorcees and investment buyers, and found a way to bring order to the chaos in every situation. I believe in taking the extra time up front to understand the whole family's needs before creating a plan. Equally important, I'm aligned with a like-minded team that includes inspectors, lenders and title professionals who ensure the process is efficient and painless.
Experience has been a great teacher:
- Originally from San Jose, California, I also spent several years in Livermore before moving to the Central Valley in 1998.
- I entered the real estate industry in 2001, starting my career with a loan and savings institution where I called on lending brokers and homeowners. Lending was an excellent fit, and I quickly advanced to become a top producing agent. I then advanced to mortgage broker and built a top producing team.
- In 2005, I opened my own brokerage offering lending and real estate services. I also began to attract investors as a part of my clientele selling real estate through finance. After the major economic breakdown in 2008, like many professionals, I chose to focus solely on one thing, and it was real estate. The bottom line is that I understand how to get to the bottom line. Knowing how finance and real estate work hand in hand has brought great benefits to homeowners who have worked with me.
I truly love the team I've developed and enjoy helping buyers and sellers navigate through the highs and lows on the way to their real estate goals. I get to know each person and their unique needs and communicate with honesty and clarity. I analyze details and visualize every home through the buyer's eyes to make sure the strategic plan is set up for success. I then work diligently to make sure you don't leave anything on the table when you sell, or get the best price when you buy.
This is what I work for and this is what I live for.
Areas served: San Joaquin County, Stanislaus County, Alameda County, Santa Clara County, Contra Costa County
Member of National Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors, Central Valley Association of Realtors, Bay East Association of Realtors, Commercial Brokers Association
Specializing in: Investments, Listing Expert, Move up and First Time Home Buyers. Certified Investor Agent Specialist, Certified Distressed Property Expert, SFR
2017 BHHS Chairman's Gold Award, 2017 BayEast Acheivement Club Grand Masters Award, 2015 BayEast Achievement Club Masters Award, 2014-2015 BHHS President's Circle, 2013 & 2016 Leading Edge Society Award, 2017-2011 CVAR Masters Club, 2011 Masters Emerald, 2011 Quality Service Producer, Consistently recognized as a top real estate producer.
"I came to Paul with urgency. I was given a 60-day notice to move out of the house I had been renting for 8 years because the owner was selling it. Paul connected me with the right lender who was able to get me pre approved. In less than 1 week Paul had submitted an offer and it was accepted. We closed escrow in 28 days. Paul and his team of professionals are knowledgeable and personable. After the close of escrow, Paul has followed up with me to see how everything has been going with the new house. Paul and Lauren always answered my calls, texts, and emails fast. When I wanted to see a home they scheduled a showing for me immediately. If you are looking for someone who is aggressive with getting the job done and understands urgency in this real estate market look no further"
-T. Evanson, Client
"Paul is very professional and knowledgeable about the local market. He helped me sell my house. He closed the deal within 30 days. I was very impressed. His assistant Lauren, was very helpful and responsive to my inquiries and needs. Lauren is definitely an asset to Paul and his organization. I had a great experience working with both of them. Thanks again Paul and Lauren for all your hard work. I'm looking forward to working with you in the future."
-F. Castuera, Client
"My family used Paul to sell our long time family home. He is very professional, knowledgeable, patient, and kind. What could have been a difficult process, was made so much easier due to his commitment and willingness to work with our family every step of the way. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell their home"
-Livermore Seller, Client
"How FAST do you want to sell your home? Paul had an offer the day ours went on the market (Thursday) but we had scheduled an open house for the weekend so we held that event. 11 offers... ALL over the asking price. We actually went from on the market to transfer of ownership in about 42 total days with no hiccups. Great job Paul!"
-S. Olsen, Client
"I would recommend Paul because he delivers what he promises and he is distinguishable from others because of his honesty. He respects all members of my family and his integrity defines his character. "
-DOREEN REDDY, Client
"Paul is just the best. Period! This is my fourth home purchase and it's never gone smoother. He is also "Johnny on the spot" if you are interested in selling. He will market your house like no other realtor you've ever employed. I won't use anyone else! Thanks Paul!"
-S. Olsen, Client
"Professional and understanding! By word of mouth I found Paul Lopez. He understood my needs and what I expected. I hit the Jackpot with Paul! First we had a talk, he told me the pros and cons about my house. I set a price for my home he did his homework, 2 days later he came with a plan that I accepted. He put the house on the Market and in less then 15 days we had an offer. I appreciate Paul 2 weeks talks for his professionalism and knowledge not only was he my realtor he is now a good friend honest and straight forward I now have my best friend working towards purchasing a house and yes Paul is the realtor."
-G. Cruz, Client
"I have worked with Mr. Lopez at 3 different occasions . My first he found our first home & he sold my home that I inherent in San Jose , Paul is an expert, and I will never work with nobody else, we will buy another house in a year and I can promise he will be my broker. So I highly recommend Paul Lopez as your next broker he won't let you down!!!"
-T. Lara, Client
"Paul Lopez is very professional and friendly! His immediate response to questions was very much appreciated! His years of experience shows through the quality of his work. Paul is a gentleman who is respectful and appreciative his clients needs. He is the best Realtor we have had the experience of working with! This is a lot!! "
-Silvestra R. , Client
"Excellent follow through, great pictures from photographer. Was very attentive to our every need. Would highly recommend Paul Lopez and have as a matter of fact! We had neighbors interested in selling and they were very impressed with Paul!"
-Seller in Manteca, Client
"The reason we are so impressed with Paul is because we were able to get our offer approved in spite of the fact that seller already have another offer and that too when we were out of country. Paul, Really helped us through out the process!!!!"
-Mascot Abhi, Client
"Paul was my realtor when I bought the house. This was a transitional process for me for I was moving from the East coast to the West coast. Paul gave me the sense of integrity, security and knowledge of the area. I called Paul back to be my realtor at the time of me selling the house. Paul did an outstanding job keeping me aware of all the transactions that were taking place. We originally had a buyer however the transaction fell off. Paul and his team did not hesitate and started working back up and they had another buyer within a week. I full heartedly recommend Paul."
-Jennie Rodriguez, Client
"I truly enjoyed my experience in selling and buying my homes, considering how stressful it can be. Paul was able to reduce my stress and make my experience quite enjoyable. He always remained calm and professional and listened to my needs and wants in regards to my homes. I would and will recommend him to friends and family looking to buy or sell!"
-Seller in Manteca, Client
"My husband and I were searching for a home to purchase in Livermore, and we did not have an agent. I found Paul on Zillow, and he e-mailed listing updates in our price range on a daily basis for several months. Paul never hounded us, or pressured us for his business. We interviewed a couple of agents who were familiar with Livermore and ultimately chose Paul. Paul has many strong suits, including writing offers. The sellers selected our offer, although multiple offers were made on the home. Paul arranged for the home inspection to occur within 24 hours. Paul has been instrumental in making our first home purchase easy and seamless. Paul is professional, knowledgeable, proactive, responsive, caring, and easy to work with. Paul is well known in his community and the best agent we could have asked for. "
-Kris Moreno, Client
"Paul was very easy to work with. He was flexible with his scheduling for showing us houses. We also wanted to put an offer on a house so he drafted it up and sent it to me for signing. We decided at that time we didn't want to make the offer and he was very understanding. He continued to show us homes until we found the right one for us. He had to help us negotiate with a very stubborn seller on taking care of the sec. 1 issues among a few other things and got it done. Also, while we were in Escrow, he made his time available for us to have contractors come by so we could gets estimates on the work we wanted to start as soon as we closed. Paul was very professional and responds very quickly no matter what time I called or messaged...even at 11 pm. I would recommend him to anyone."
-Tracy Buyer 2014, Client
"Paul has extensive knowledge of the local rural and semi-rural properties around Livermore. He was very helpful in putting together a winning offer on our home. He understands the process and the inspections necessary for this type of property (such as the septic system). He negotiated lower prices for all of them, scheduled them, and was present during all inspections to assist us to understand the process and what we needed to consider as our options. After the appraisal Paul renegotiated the price in our favor to align it with the appraisal and to get us credits for the necessary repairs."
-Dennis Atkinson, Client
"I highly recommend Paul Lopez. His knowledge and skills as a realtor are extraordinary. He has helped me with the sale of my home including professional staging and photography. His experience and expertise has helped me with my credit score as well. Advertisement was top of the line, My home was advertised on many of the top websites. He also helped me find the perfect rental home for my family and I after my house was sold. It sure was a full plate but he handled the task in a very timely manner and I would not hesitate to use Paul again for another purchase or sale."
-Kelly Sandifer, Client
"Paul Lopez did an amazing job for us and I would recommend him to anyone. He had to coordinate the sale of our home, the purchase of our new home and find a rental for another family member all at the same time. He made the transaction very smooth with hardly any problems. He helped guide us through credit counseling and also had a professional photographer take the pictures and a great designer stage our home. His guidance through appraisal conditions was also great. Any little problems that would come up he would help us solve quickly and smoothly. If I ever need an agent in the future I will definitely return to Paul."
"We worked with Paul for nearly a year to find our first home. He was very patient with us and never stopped trying to find us our first home. We finally found a place perfect for us this past April. I would recommend him to friends and family."
-Lathrop Buyer 2014, Client
"This is my second investment property through Paul. I found Paul through Zillow and he helped us secure an investment property in Stockton Weston Ranch area. A year later 2014, while we were surfing Zillow we found some properties in Tracy and connected with Paul again. It was not very for us easy to drive to Tracy every time because of our obligations, so, we completely relied on Paul as our eyes to real estate. He created a nice newsletter based on our requirements, which was very helpful in selecting the properties. We selected the properties that we liked and Paul made visits to those. Paul proactively emailed us the pictures of the property during his visit and explained us the pros and cons, so we can make decision. During the purchase process, Paul also coordinated inspections of the property and after the purchase process, Paul advised on rent analysis and what all we can do to prepare the home for rent. I love the idea of having single point of contact for all my real e"
"Paul is very experienced. He guided me all the way. I would recommend him to friends. I really felt I could trust him. He had my back. He was willing to come to my work to sign papers."
-R. Favant, Client
"Paul is very experienced real estate professional and very knowledgeable and nice to work with. I got right direction and advice from him in the process of offer/counter offer. He also helped in finding me right persons in home inspection/repair for good service and reasonable prices. Thanks Paul."
-French Camp Buyer 2014, Client
"Made the process of selling our home in Livermore a breeze! Paul walked us through every step of the way helping us prepare our home (with four little boys this could have been very stressful) to the close of escrow. Paul advertised our home very well and our open house and brokers tour had HUGE turnouts. Paul brought multiple offers to us the same week we went on the market! Great realtor!"
-Livermore Seller 2014, Client
"Paul has been a perfect combination of friendly and professional throughout the entire home buying process. I am a first time home buyer and Paul answered every question I had; he responded promptly to every text and called me often to keep me updated. He was patient as I looked at a number of different houses and once I decided on a place he was a great negotiator. I got the home I wanted for less than the asking price and did so within days. The best thing I can say about Paul is he did not stop there. He was just as present and helpful during the entire paperwork process; calling me with updates and explaining everything I was asked to sign. My home buying experience would not have been as successful or as stress free if it were not for Paul. I highly recommend him!"
-Steven Grover, Client
"Paul was a joy to work with he returned all my calls and went above my expectation. He also help me find services local to the area.Very professional and took the time to go over all the detail with my home purchase. He's your guy if you are looking for your piece of the American dream!"
-Jamie Griffin, Client
"Paul Lopez worked with me a very long time until I felt I had found the home I was comfortable in. Paul, thank you so much for your patience and for not trying to rush me into a purchase!"
"In the fall of 2013 I was interested in purchasing an investment property in San Joaquin County. Paul Lopez was recommended to me by another real estate agent because of Paul's expertise in that area. After determining what I was looking for, Paul offered helpful advice and then identified several properties in the area that may be a good match. Paul ran several comparisons to help me determine the likely financial picture of each rental property. We identified the most attractive property, submitted an offer, and the offer was accepted. Through the entire process Paul was professional, courteous, and timely. Paul offered helpful advice on investment properties and has contacts for tenant placement and property management. I would not hesitate to work with Paul again."
-Buyer in 2013, Client
"I highly recommend Paul to anyone who wants to sell or buy a house. He has accurate information about the property he represents, he understands each client's needs, he is very professional and immediately responsive. He is the best agent I know."
"Paul was an excellent realtor and provided lots of sound advice on the properties available. He has extensive knowledge of the market that we were looking to buy in. Very professional, reliable and trusted advisor openly identifying potential risks and benefits of properties that we were considering. I highly recommend Paul Lopez to assist you in finding your dream home!"
"As first time buyers Paul was a tremendous help for us. He took his valuable time to explain the details and terminologies so we completely understood the home buying process. We were set on what we wanted and were never pressured to look at or buy anything other then what we desired. Paul was always available to show us any house we desired and would also add very valuable feedback on the property as well as the location of the house. With his help we were able to find the home of our dreams, Paul is truly a nice honest guy."
"FIRST HOME BUYING EXPERIENCE WAS OUTSTANDING WHAT MADE IT SO EASY AND PROFESSIONAL WAS THE EXPERIENCE THAT PAUL LOPEZ HAS AS AN AGENT. ANY QUESTIONS I HAD HE HAD ANSWERS TOO. WORKED WITH MY WORK SCHEDULE TO LOOK AT HOMES ALSO WEEKENDS I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM AS AND AGENT. HE MADE SURE THAT ME AND MY FAMILY FOUND THE PERFECT HOME AND WE DID I THANK HIM SO MUCH. WITH NO QUESTIONS ASK HE WILL MAKE SURE YOUR HOME BUYING EXPERIENCE ITS EASY AND PROFESSIONAL. YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED HES AWESOME."
"Paul was wonderful he made things so easy for me, very knowledgeable. After trying to modify my house for 3 years he helped me short sale it. I was so stressed out from dealing with mortgage company, he answered all my questions and gave me peace of mind. The best experience that i have had with a real estate agent can't wait for him to help me buy my next home."
""I would like to say that Paul Lopez was always available and reachable. Prior to Paul we were working with a different agency and did not help us and Paul sure helped us all the way through. And that's what makes him MVP. He is a great agent and we definitely have referred him to several of our family and friends. Thanks a CENTURY!!!"
"My Wife and I would like to give a huge Thank You to Paul Lopez for all of his hard work and professional expertise he showed us. Being a first time home buyer is a scary undertaking in itself. We did not know what to expect and what to do. Paul was able to in a sense, hold our hands and make us feel very comfortable as well as taken care of. Paul worked very hard for us and really seemed to have our best interests at heart. We have already and will continue to recommend Paul Lopez and Century 21 Real Estate to our friends and family. Once again, Thank You to Paul and all who were involved in making my wife's and our families dream a reality."
-Jay Grover, Client
"If you want a Realtor who’s number one priority is the client than Paul is the one. We were very impressed throughout the entire process we felt comfortable, important and valued. Paul has a great personality; presents himself professionally. He genuinely had/has our best interest throughout the whole process. Even after the transaction was complete he has taken the time to call us just to check on how things are going and if there was anything that we needed. Not one time during the search for our dream home did we feel rushed or pushed into making any decisions. Paul is very patient and goes the extra mile. Both my wife and I will definitely use his services for all our future transactions. He is a get it done Real Estate Professional and I recommend him to anyone who appreciates great service."
-Samuel Gonzales, Client
"My husband and I went from owning a home to renting.We had no idea how the process was going to work.My husband came across a house to rent in Lathrop on Craigslist and Paul was the property manager.My husband emailed and Paul got right back to us and within days we were looking at a rental property.We had discuss our needs and wants with him and he told us about other house that was coming up for rent and said it would be a better fit for us and he was right on the money.He had made our moving into the rental house super easy and I kept asking, wow are sure it is this easy and with him and his knowledge it was! Then he even sold our home for us within 9 months and made that process just as easy.He did everything and any questions we had, he had the answer.I would recommend Paul Lopez to anyone I know looking to buy or rent a home!"
"Mr. Paul Lopez is a very loyal & hardworking guy. He was well versed with the market condition and had an extensive knowledge about the whole situation. He was available whenever we wanted or we had doubts. Unlike other realtors we have come across he was the most faithful one. This guy definitely deserves appreciation."