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 knowledgeable, 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

 

We were incredibly lucky to find Paul when we began searching for our first home. He met with us right away after we contacted him and for a cold call to a realtor we couldn't have done better. His knowledge of Whatcom county is impressive and seems to extend to Skagit as well. Paul is energetic, friendly, hard-working and intuitive. He guided us through each stage of our purchase with confidence and consideration. He just seemed to be on the same page as us from the get-go. He found us a beautiful home between Bellingham and Ferndale that fit our budget and exceeded our expectations in a very competitive market. He negotiates brilliantly and found us excellent contractors for the few improvements that we wanted to tackle right away. Furthermore he accomplished this in about a month. Paul is a pleasure to work with. He has been in communication since we closed and insists that he's in our corner well beyond the signing date. As he puts it "realtor for life." Put this guy to work for you. You won't be disappointed!

— Mickie Burnett and Sophie Siemien, Bellingham

 

Paul is phenomenal!! When I was traveling, I was considering that I may want to sell my home, and knew that time was of the essence in selling a home.  I contacted Paul via phone and we agreed to meet on my return. When we met, he had researched my home, and prepared comps.  He and I walked through the property, and he paid intense attention to details, I didn't even notice, which he felt would make a home sell quickly and for best price.  He delivered an awesome presentation on how he values a home, how he markets a home, and what his selling process is. I then immediately had to leave on another trip, and while gone made the decision to sell my home.   He arranged to get all the prep work for minor repairs, landscaping, touch up painting done promptly at at great price.  Then he had phenomenal photos taken. He arranged for a select group of brokers to tour the house and from the feedback we adjusted the price higher. When I returned we signed the papers, and listed the property, with 3 days of Open Houses once the listing came on line.  We held off on accepting any offers for 3 days, with the hope of several offers and over asking price offers. which is exactly what happened. Paul then assisted me with closing, and helped me with all the annoying details of moving, including an opportunity to stay in the home while packing, and even help arranging movers and cleaning. It is hard to imagine any realtor can be as great as Paul is.  He was always available, He was always friendly, enthusiastic, professional, and always went the proverbial "extra mile"  I hope to consider him a good friend now, and over so highly recommend him to you.

— Ian Thompson Bellingham

 
 

We live on the East Coast and plan to retire in the Bellingham, WA, area to be near family. We first met Paul in December 2016 while visiting the area and engaged him to represent us in our search for our dream retirement home. We let Paul know that we were in no rush to purchase the home as our retirement is still a few years away, but we wanted to become as familiar as possible with the market. Following our initial meeting, Paul kept in regular communication via email, sending listings about potential homes and speaking by phone whenever needed as our search continued. Unexpectedly in August, we received an email with a new listing about a newly built home that fit our expectations and our budget precisely. This was too good an opportunity to pass up, so we contacted Paul right away. From 3,000 miles away, Paul became our eyes and ears as we first decided to make an offer on the home and then, when the seller accepted our offer, worked our way through the home buying process. Paul made frequent trips to the home, sent us quite a number of videos and talked with us whenever needed. We truly got to know the home inside and out with Paul’s help. In just about five weeks from the time we first “discovered” this home, we completed every step of the process – all the paperwork, the home loan, inspection, closing process, everything – in complete confidence from our home on the East Coast. A month later, one of us traveled to Bellingham to see our new home and saw that all of our hopes and dreams about our home are, in fact, a reality. Paul far surpassed the expectations one might have of a real estate agent – he is tops in every way. We highly recommend him.

— Fred and Linda Hipp, Bellingham

 

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

 

My recent experience with Paul Balzotti has been second to NONE.  He sold my existing home in less than one month on the market.  I got my asking price and the selling process has been seamless and without any glitches.  Paul also represented me as my realtor in purchasing my new home.  Again, I had the same EXCELLENT experience with Paul Balzotti being my realtor.  Paul is professional, knowledgeable, and consistently on his game.  It is so obvious that he truly loves what he does and what that means to you is he wants to make your buying/selling experience not only lucrative, but a positive experience for you and your family/needs.  Paul was always accessible when I needed to ask questions or acquire clarification.  When Paul Balzotti tells you he is going to do something, he is a man of his word and that is all about great and strong integrity.  I have worked with a couple of handfuls of realtors here in Bellingham and other areas of Washington State and Paul Balzotti, is the most outstanding and impressive realtor I have had the privilege of working with.  Paul, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for making my home dreams come true!!

— Pamela Kidd (Selling in Ferndale, Purchased in Birch Bay)

 

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 improbable, 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

 

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