Feb 13, 2021
Dr. Daniel R. Thomas
I met Paul Harrington and his wife through my sister. He had been of great service to her and her husband when they were looking to build their dream home here in the Venice area.
My sister told me how helpful Paul had been to her and she was sure that he could be equally as helpful to me. I have learned to trust her because she is seldom wrong about these things.
Paul worked tirelessly on putting together a deal for me on a house that had just come onto the market.
Paul called me sometimes twice a day to let me know what was happening as well as what I needed to do to make this deal work. He coordinated me and the other "players" like a master director of an orchestra. He knew the key players in each area: banking and finance; assessors and inspectors; and so on.
He knew everyone! But more importantly, they knew him. And that was what turned this event into a masterpiece.
I have bought other houses before and each one had turned into a more complicated than the last. I was not looking forward to all the little things that just seem to "pop up" when qualifying, bidding, negotiating, settling and finally closing on a house. It is so very easy to be overwhelmed in this process. And it was because of my past experiences with buying a house that when I came here 10 years ago, I had made my mind up to rent. But Paul took over and he assured me that this time that would not happen. And just as he promised, he made it the entire process as smooth as glass.
This is the fastest sale that I have ever experienced. From the first walk through to the negotiations, to the sale, to the signing of all those papers, to moving in that I have ever experienced. Even with COVID-19 trying it's best to get in the way. It was smooth sailing with only one "hiccup" which ended up being nothing more than a typo on my part. Paul caught it and had suggestions in hand that smoothed the waves to mere ripples in almost no time at all. From start to finish took just a few weeks.
If you are looking to buy a house that you can turn into a home for yourself or if you have a family and are looking to expand where you can make into a base of opperations, then you must have Paul on your side to lead the way. It was truly amazing how he seemed to know exactly what I was looking for and well within my reach. I knew the moment I walked into the very first house he showed me that it was "The ONE!" It was perfect.
To be fair to Paul though, he was prepared with a backup plan, just in case this first one fell through. And in this market that is very possible. But he was sure that his first choice would be a great fit for me and for what I wanted to accomplish with a home here in Central Florida.
I am coming to the end of my life's journey. I very much want my final days to be as comfortable for me as possible. Both for me and my closest family and friends. And for as long as I am able.
If you are at that same point in your life, or if you are just starting out on your journey, I am sure that if you were to leave such an important and life changing event in the hands of any lesser realtor that it would only bring you grief and disappointment in the long run.
Due to circumstances beyond my control, I had to find a new place to live in a very short amount of time. I was very stressed about this and frankly I did not see a happy conclusion anywhere in my future.
In walked my sister with Paul and the rest is as they say: "history!"
Paul is courteous, professional, and just an extremely likeable individual. I am very fortunate to have met him, and his wife.
We both look forward to all the good times that we will share together in my new home, thanks to Paul and of course with guidance from above.
I cannot recommend Paul more highly. In our journey through life we encounter many different kinds of people. We eventually become pretty good at being able to sort the "gems from the paste" if you will. Paul and his wife sparkle like only the richest gems can. Get to know them both. I am confident that you too can benefit from his expertise like both my sister and I have.
Good luck navigating the maze of real estate with any lesser conductor. You need Paul to captain your journey. It is just that simple.