Testimonies

Here is what people think of Paul's services:


“Paul is a man of integrity and character whose wisdom is unequaled in the real estate market.”  Karen Russell


“We highly recommend Paul to home sellers and home buyers in the greater Portland/Vancouver area for his expertise and level of service. We interviewed 3 realtors, all of which had high ratings on Angie’s list. Paul’s estimated value for our home was significantly higher than the other 2 realtors – this is where his experience really shined. He recognized the features of our home that would be very attractive to potential buyers and priced the home with those features in mind. His knowledge of the market resulted in a sale that exceeded the estimates of the other 2 realtors by more than 17% (huge in terms of dollars). His marketing team at M Realty did an amazing job with professional photography, a web site for our home with a “real” virtual tour and a full brochure that described our home and its top features fully. When the listing went live, it hit all of the major real estate sites immediately and alerted thousands of potential buyers and buyer’s agents. We had our first offer (exceeding the listing price) in less than 24 hours and a backup matching offer the following day. We closed on the first offer in the buyer’s desired 30 days. We had already moved out of town, so when the buyer’s home inspection identified that certain repairs would be needed, Paul made all of the arrangements including selection of vendors, contracting with them, scheduling the work and inspecting the results. This included electrical, HVAC, a siding contractor and radon remediation. This was a huge amount of work and we are so appreciative of Paul!!! Throughout the entire process Paul communicated with us regularly, even calling at times just to make sure we didn’t have any questions. We would certainly work with Paul again and will refer him to friends and family without any hesitation (in fact we already have!).” Patricia S


“We had an excellent experience finding a new home with Paul. I’ve worked with several agents over the years and always felt like a transaction. With Paul, he was involved every step of the way. He was always accessible and responded very quickly, which is important in a busy market. The thing I appreciated most about Paul is that he did not waste our time. He carefully worked with us to understand our ideal areas, style of house and features. He only showed us homes that fit our criteria and price range. Paul was also quick to advise us when we needed to move fast on homes that met our criteria and were considered “hot” listings. It felt like we had a true advocate on our side to help us find our dream home.” Aaron H


“Excellent astounding service. I had a good feeling about Paul when he was hired and was not disappointed. We chose Paul over other realtors due to his strong interview and the ad abilities he demonstrated. He is so organized and helpful and even though I was a long distance away he handled numerous details I could not. I highly encourage any others who want first class representation of a property to trust Paul completely. He is wonderful.” David V


“There simply are not enough superlatives to describe the level and quality of Paul Kerkar’s customer service to his clients. He literally called ten minutes after he was referred to us and from then on he never stopped searching for the “perfect properties” that exactly suited our needs. Unlike some realtors who have their own limited agenda about what they want their clients to see and to buy, Paul constantly “thought outside the box” in searching out properties to show us and was highly diligent and intuitive about refining our (sometimes confusing and contradictory) input and criteria and applying it “on the ground”. Since we were looking for both investment and personal residential properties of many varied types, Paul’s diverse background, utilizing the latest technologies and extensive knowledge of the area and the local real estate market provided uniquely useful tools for discovering the properties we sought and bringing the multiple contracts to successful conclusions. Paul combines the best attributes of being professional, personable, intelligent and dogged. He genuinely “partners” with his clients and keeps them consistently updated and informed. Paul made a challenging and extended real estate search a pleasure and never stopped working on our behalf until we were satisfied with the properties found and the excellent deals he negotiated. Paul is a truly exceptional real estate agent who provides the best in service and results.” Nancy L


“Paul immediately saw the selling point in our condo, the view, and advised us to list at a higher price than we had in mind. He delivered on his promise and sold our condo. Paul is a great communicator and always get back to us in a timely manner day or night. He also gave us a lot of good advice throughout the process. He always seem to have our best interests in mind. We would definitely recommend him to our friends.” Luan V


“I asked Paul to be on the lookout for an investment property to purchase. In about a week he called me to let me know of a duplex that came on the market that morning. The price was great & the rents were good. The property was better than I had expected & maintained well. He negotiated well, kept me informed along the way, recommended a quality inspector & an outstanding mortgage broker. Paul has an exceptional team of professionals to help you out. Paul is always available for questions & advice. This is the 2nd time I have used Paul & will use him again next year. After interviewing Paul you will understand why he will be your realtor for life.” David S


“We were referred to Paul from our mortgage broker, David Sefton and could not have been more pleased. We looked up Paul on Angie’s List and his reviews were fantastic. At our first meeting with Paul, we learned a lot about him and his past and knew at that point that he was the right person for us. Moving forward, Paul was amazing. He was always available for our many questions and was eager to take us to homes that we wanted to see. I think what we liked most about Paul was his honesty and ability to point out things that we may or may not want in a home, now or in the future if we sell, even when we did not see or think about it first. He just seemed to know and “get” exactly what we were looking for right away and was able to show us homes that fit our personalities and vision. Paul worked very closely with David through this process and we really felt confident that we had a solid TEAM working with us. His energy and excitement for his job really got us excited and energized as well. He led us every step of the way and made sure that we were comfortable throughout the process. His knowledge and history in his position really helped us feel confident in his suggestions and recommendations and because of this, the process was smooth and better than we could have ever expected. We are so happy to have found our perfect home and are in absolute love – we could not imagine going through this process without Paul helping and guiding us through. He comes *highly* recommended by my husband and I, and we will most definitely be contacting him again if we sell or purchase in the future.” Crystal and Jacob T


“I recently purchased a new home in Vancouver, Washington using Paul Kerkar as my Realtor. I have purchased five homes over the years and I can’t begin to tell you what a complete pleasure it was doing business with Paul. He is an extremely talented and professional Realtor who knows the Portland, Vancouver and Camus areas very well and as an added bonus he is an exceptional listener who won’t waste your time. We told him what interested us and where we wanted to look; within about a week we found three houses that we loved and decided on our final dream house. Paul successfully negotiated a nice deal which included numerous upgrades at the sellers expense. What I liked most about Paul was his ability to make you feel like you were his only customer. Hard working, extremely talented and professional at all times I highly recommend Paul Kerkar whether you’re planning to buy or sell a home. Small or large, Paul’s got the knowledge, staff and personality to properly handle any property transaction.” Dean & Pam D


“Right from the beginning, Paul was great to work with. I emailed him a list of houses I was interested in seeing, and he got the viewings scheduled right away. He let me know up front that he says what’s on his mind and he won’t mince words. And he didn’t! When viewing a house, if there was something about the house that wasn’t up to snuff, he let me know about it. He knows his stuff. The minute we walked into the house I eventually purchased, he knew, as did I, that it was the house for me. Once I told him I wanted to put an offer in on it, he got the ball moving, and explained the process to me in detail. Knowing what to expect every step of the way was wonderful and reassuring. The entire process was so smooth and it went quickly! I will definitely use Paul again if I ever decide to sell this house, and do highly recommend him to others. Christy O


“Over the years I have purchased or sold several properties. I thought I knew what a professional, hardworking real estate broker was willing to provide until I began working with Paul Kerkar.  He has demonstrated an uncanny ability to fully understand the unique needs my property transactions require.  I know, without a shadow of doubt, that Paul is representing my interests.  In addition to feeling complete trust in his recommendations, he has a delightful yet grounded manner that helps to ease the wide array of emotions that come up during the property search and closing. I highly recommend Paul Kerkar. I plan to utilize his services for the rest of my life.” Josanne Stedmann


“Thanks very much for greatly assisting my wife and I in the sale of our home and acreage in the Newberg area followed by the purchase of a new home in the Beaverton area.  The enthusiasm and professionalism you maintained throughout the entire process was outstanding.  Our double transaction was complicated and not easy, but because of your attentiveness to details and willingness to ‘hang in there’ we are very pleased with the result. As I told you once, ‘You are my Realtor for life!’” Diana and Dennis Vincent


“My experience with Paul was so much better than I could have imagined.  You always hear negative comments about real estate brokers, but I have to say, Paul exceeded my expectations 10-fold.  He was willing to, and did show me homes at random times. Every time I called him, he answered his phone, and if I got voice mail; he returned it within minutes.  I literally felt like I was his only client, although I know he had many other deals going at the same time. He is honest, courteous, patient, timely, and overall a really great person.  I continue to recommend him to anyone I know in the market to buy.  Had it not been Paul as my agent, my experience would have been a lot less enjoyable.”Eryn Downes


“As a first time home buyer, Paul’s expertise was extremely helpful.” Ben Eder


“Paul was wonderful to work with.  He wasn’t intrusive or pushy… just thoughtful and savvy.  We were very pleased to learn that his practice was so progressive: he sent us in-depth email evaluations of properties in our region and price-range.  When we had trouble identifying some street addresses, he directed us to web sites with aerial views of properties.  That removed a lot of the leg-work we would have otherwise had to do. When we needed him to be, Paul was in touch regularly, and was always very friendly and courteous on the phone and in person.  He was able to guide us through the home-buying process very smoothly, and was always careful to make sure we knew what we were getting into.  All in all, we had a great experience with Paul, and would recommend him to anyone currently in the Portland real estate market.” Sandra J.


Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity“ I would highly recommend Paul Kerkar as a real estate agent. He did an outstanding job for us when we recently sold our old home and upgraded to a newer home. He provided sound professional advice, was always available to answer questions or address concerns, and provided outstanding personalized service. He was terrific and we would use him again.” Rick Fortner


Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative “Paul is by far the most exceptional real estate agent in the Portland market for any of you out there seeking a breath of fresh air and have felt at a loss in finding a true professional in the industry. Paul worked diligently over 6 to 8 months representing our development firm in finding prospective investment properties. I would without a doubt recommend Paul for your next property search, he is a consummate professional…and after spending the time I have with him in our property search and really getting to know them I would consider him a good friend and colleague” David Currier


Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity. “Paul helped my husband and I purchase a home. He was tireless in his efforts to find us the right home; always available and a pleasure. He must have shown us 25 homes; wrote 4 proposals and never let his enthusiasm diminish. We would highly recommend Paul.” Vidal L


Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert. “Paul has done a great job as our real estate agent. He is well organized and dedicated. He is always available-evenings, weekends. He has guided us through a very stressful transaction and has been there to answer questions whenever needed.” Tucker Fife


“Paul provides excellent service to his clients, and is one of the finest agents I have had the opportunity to work with. He is diligent, honest, and hard working.” Jeff Wiren


Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert. “Paul, is a great Real Estate Agent. I needed to sell 3 houses and fine a new house. He was very helpful and made sure I got great deals on each transaction. I will call he again when I need to sell the large house I bought. I find him to be honest and looking out for his clients’ interest at all times.” Wynetta Vergis


Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity. “Paul is a high energy, meticulous person who only looks out for the best for his clients. He also possesses strong values and a very tenacious work ethic.” Ken Sirak


Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity. “Paul is a superlative Realtor, and his commitment to excellence in his service for his clients is what makes him stand out. He is a true professional and a class act.” Kathleen Shepro


Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity. “Paul has broad knowledge of many subjects beyond real estate, and is committed to serving his clients with integrity and diligence. He is active in serving the Portland community through teaching, which is how I met him.” Jane Gardner


Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity. “Paul has helped STG in support of a number of our new hires, including individuals who were interested but not committed to joining STG. Paul goes the extra mile for his clients, supporting to a Platinum level of service.” Jay Abramovitz


Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity. “Paul, has sold my own home & clients of mine. He was extremely thorough & guided me through the process from start to finish. He is always available for any questions & makes you his #1 priority all the time.” David Sefton


“I have had the pleasure of working with Paul Kerkar many times to enhance the value of his clients’ homes. When it comes to providing real estate services, Paul stands out as someone who truly cares about the homeowner. He is dedicated to making the process of buying & selling properties easy & profitable for his clients. It is hard to find someone as dedicated to their clients’ real estate needs as Paul.” Jennifer Yarbrough


Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity. “Paul helped us buy our home in 2004. Paul was simply excellent. Starting with our initial contact, when he asked us insightful questions about the house we were really looking for, to the patience he showed as we went through our first home-buying experience, to the expertise and “bedside” manner which made us comfortable through the closing process. His use of the web in our house-hunting exceeded our expectations, and frankly, would have been enough to earn our recommendation. But his consistent, helpful follow-through and always cheerful demeanor put him over the top. I would absolutely hire Paul again for any residential or commercial real estate transaction.” Ajit Phadke


Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity. “Paul Kerkar is a dream come true real estate agent. He consistently shows me top drawer properties in my price range…places I thought I’d never be able to afford. Paul has a magic touch with all personalities involved in the transaction….from start to finish things go smoothly. I strongly recommend Paul to anyone who is ready to roll.” Josanne Stedmann.


Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert“Paul comes with my highest regards – great all around experience. He was extremely motivated and always willing to show us a property (no matter when or where). He was very professional and very personable… Keep up the excellent work Paul!” Patrick La Plante


Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity. “Paul was a wonderful agent for my husband and me. I first met him four years ago when he helped my friend sell a house and get a new one after her divorce. He was so good that I thought of him immediately when we started looking for a house. He is very experienced and was good at sensing what met our needs and what didn’t. He also was very dedicated to getting us the RIGHT house, not just selling us a house and never pressured us to make an offer. He was very attentive to detail and spotted things that needed done to our prospective house before we did and looked after them. We have lived in our house a year now and it has been just what we wanted. I cannot recommend Paul highly enough and anyone I have referred to him has been very happy.” Mary-Beth Carnaghan