My husband and I found our dream house on our own, and only wanted to look at and buy this one house. Paul was a neighbor, and president of our association so we called him and he showed us the house. We explained this was the only one we wanted, and we would not go above a certain price. Several counters were made for a week and Paul was able to secure the house at a great price. Paul aided in staging, showing, and marketing the home we owned already and in the end SOLD our home, at the price we wanted, with 12 minutes to spare before we were bumped out of the deal we’d signed on our dream house. He helped in every single way he could from meeting me here to show the place to my family multiple times, giving us tips about where and how to get the well water tested, recommended an incredible lender that was an absolute master at getting us to closing weeks ahead of time…the list goes on and on. Paul Balzotti is professional, talented, and a super-fan of the Seahawks. What else could you want? We will be recommending him to everyone we know.

— Gabe and Molly Gustafson, Bellingham

 

Paul helped us find a rental here this summer for a few months to explore the area for possible relocation from Minnesota since we are retired. He was great at spending time familiarizing us with the single-family housing market meeting all of our criteria and identifying neighborhoods for us to check out. Once he got to know our needs and desires he was able to pinpoint and narrow the neighborhoods to 4 perfect for us. We decided to take the plunge after we went back to Minnesota and had to rely on Paul’s local expertise and knowledge of our needs to identify specific listings to meet those needs. It worked out really well with us being in Minnesota and having to review a property here in Bellingham! Paul knew exactly what we wanted and only sent us listings he knew would work for us. A great tool Paul uses for out-of-town buyers is video tour of the house. This gives you a much greater sense of the interior, exterior and street than listing photos. Additionally, Paul gives you his honest perspective of the property and his valuable real estate insight and local insight of the market against all of parameters you’ve given him. This tool was invaluable to us. It’s expensive to hop on a flight at the last minute to look at a home so you had better be certain you want to look at it closely to place an offer and this video service along with Paul’s attention to detail relative to your wish list and needs makes doing so effortless. We had the confidence in making those flight reservations and boarding that plane that we were doing the right thing. Additionally, Paul navigated all of the local transactions with ease and all of the back-and-forth questions and communications. Not everything is the same between states, so we had many questions which he readily answered for us. We had many other questions too just about living in Bellingham which he graciously took and was always very helpful in answering. Coming to a new state and city without knowing a single person can be a bit daunting—-where to start? He had great tips of all sorts. But primarily we needed an ace in our corner to get the business of buying a house and finding a good inspector and so on and Paul was more than very skillful in getting it done. On top of that, he has a great attitude too! He’s very friendly and pleasant to work with! Very easy-going, thoughtful and cheerful. We also appreciated his straightforward and honest nature. We would certainly recommend Paul to anyone!

— Marty and Lori Fox, Bellingham

 

My wife and I have moved several times in our lives, using several excellent Real Estate agents, but Paul Balzotti ranks at the very top. From the moment we met him he has been the consummate professional. He has done a wonderful job of listening to our desires, answering our questions, and showing us the properties matching our requests while not “wasting our time”. When we leave him an email or text he without fail is back in touch within an hour (or less!!). Paul has also gone way far and above our expectations for helping us find local sources of financing when our credit union was reluctant to float us the loan on our condo. Finally, since we purchased our condo for future retirement purposes, Paul advertised, screened, and showed the condo to prospective renters and has followed with efficiency on every step. We give Paul Balzotti my highest recommendation if you’re looking for a qualified, hard working and friendly real estate professional in Whatcom County!!

— Don and Jenise Clausen, Bellingham

 

To describe our experience with Paul I guess we should start with the way we found him was a Realtor search for the top Realtors in the county and just by luck on zillow we contacted Paul. We were advised from a friend to talk to a few realtors and see who you think will work with you the best and get a good feeling from. We did and lets just say that when Paul came out to see our property he was the perfect fit. What set him apart was that he made the process so easy making things that we thought were impropable, possible. He was always there to answer questions, always there to support us. My husband nicknamed him Pit Bull because of his passion and drive to never stop trying to make the property sell no matter what changes or challenges came up.

— Jeff and Carrie Hayes, Blaine

 

Paul was amazing!!! Paul has a well deserved reputation for excellence that we discovered through conversation with our mortgage lender, other realtors we spoke with, and previous clients. Paul worked hard for us, and was always readily available. We are thankful for his “people person” demeanor and ability to negotiate with such ease and knowledge. I will recommend Paul to anyone that is in need of a solid, enthusiastic, honest, and thorough realtor. And we will definitely use his services again in the future if the need arises. THANK YOU SO MUCH, PAUL!!! You made the home buying process as painless as something this life changing can be.”

Seth Schroeder, Everson

 

I was a bit nervous about signing a contract with any agent secondary to my experience with another agent the year previous. Paul was recommended to me by a co-worker and after meeting with Paul I decided to give him a try. Paul works very hard. He is honest, very knowledgable, gives great exposure, cares about his clients’ best interest and has in my opinion highly developed negotiating skills. On top of this he walked me through everything. He truly deserves his commission!! I personally will recommend Paul Balzotti to everyone I know! Thank you Paul!!!!

-Leslie Telford, Blaine

 

Paul Balzotti not only helped me sell my home; he did it in less than 3 days! In addition, he found the perfect property for me to buy. Throughout the whole process Paul carefully guided me through all the stress and ups and downs of buying and selling real estate. He will be my Agent for life because he loves his job and is excellent at it.

— Toni Oliver, Bellingham

 

Paul was instrumental in the purchase of our new Lake front property. Paul’s experience and knowledge was the reason we were able to close the deal. I was having issues with a lending institute regarding elevation certificates however Paul’s tenacity worked in our favor and the lending institute reversed their stance on the flood zone status. Even though this was a FSBO property Paul knew my wife and I were interested in a Lake front property in this area and he arranged a meeting with the acting President of the condo association and discussed the need for maintenance on the building with the other tenants in the complex. I know of no other Realtor who would spend that amount of time and energy working for us with a FSBO property. Now that the ownership of the property has been transferred to us we will be selling our current condo which we purchased in 2011 through an action where Paul was there to helped us with the contract and finding a lender to work with so you guessed it, we will be employing Paul Balzotti to represent our property from start to a full price finish. Long story short, we thank you Paul for all your time and effort and we will send everyone we know looking for a realtor to purchase or sell their property to you. I don’t give recommendations often as my reputation goes on the line as well, however I don’t hesitate recommending your service knowing my reputation is safe.

— Steve and Lori Hulce, Bellingham

 

We can’t say enough good things about Paul – he was an awesome agent. Responsive, ethical, hard-working, thoughtful…he quickly developed a sense for our preferences and immediately went to work on our behalf. Paul was always available, and he cheerfully guided us through the complexities of purchasing property from afar. Paul knows Bellingham and the surrounding area, and is very knowledgeable of the market conditions that affect both buying and selling property. He has great energy and follow-through, and is an absolute pleasure to work with.

— Nancy & Jerry Leung, Deming