Testimonials

Honest Reviews

As a Real Estate Agent, I’m involved with some of the biggest decisions in the lives of my clients. I work hard for each and every one of them, making sure they get the best real estate services and advice possible and doing so with honesty, integrity, and respect. Read below to find out what some of my satisfied clients have to say about working with me.

*****5-Star Yelp Reviews 

"IF YOU NEED TO SELL YOUR HOME, YOU NEED Paul Di Leo "We can't say enough about the talents and skills of Realtor and designer Paul Di Leo. In February, we needed to sell our Montclair home, while living overseas. We needed help quickly, and Paul saved the day. Working with us by phone, fax, and email, Paul remodeled our home beautifully, marketed our home masterfully and closed the deal quickly. We received a dozen offers on our home and a much higher than listed selling price. Working with Paul is a pleasure. He holds your hand every step of the journey. He is kind, dedicated, honest, reliable, creative, and patient. He is extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market and how it works. His standards are exceptionally high and he surrounds himself with co-workers and industry professionals of that caliber. Paul is a bright, compassionate person who understands the challenging and difficult task of selling a home. He knows exactly what to do to make the sale happen and to help sellers relax along the way. It has truly been a blessing for us to have you "appear" in our lives and take care of us and the sale of our home so well. We are most grateful. Thank you, Paul, for helping us."  

Diana Nabila Zaheer & Chief Pilot Saleem Zaheer 
Montclair

Paul recently sold my home in San Ramon. He was referred to be by my sister and brother in law as he had helped them with the sale of their home. I was impressed with how he negotiated that deal, and with their solid recommendation, I felt confident hiring him.
     One thing I learned about Paul is he is very detail oriented, he really takes ownership of the process and cares that everything be done in an optimal manner, very hands on. I appreciated the amount of time he devoted to this.
     Selling a home and moving is a stressful process. To his credit, Paul tries to keep it light and fun, and be helpful in any way he can. One thing he did that was particularly helpful was helping me design the home to present it best for sale. We had quite a lot of deferred maintenance and some dated items. Paul personally went to two different stores with me to help me select new light fixtures and also new hardware for the kitchen cabinets. Then later, he found some better hardware options for the kitchen cabinets and told me to exchange the hardware if I could. Gives you an idea of the amount of focus he puts into his projects. He also recommended some good contractors that I ended up using, and a phenomenal stager. 
     Well, it was an incredible end result! The home was totally transformed, so much so that we kind of didn't want to leave. But we did, and I am happy. I'm actually posting this review from Chicago as we are taking a beautiful vacation, house is sold, hopefully being enjoyed by the new owners, but it doesn't matter, they got a great home, we got a great sum of money, and life is good!

Sam & Beth Schrimsher

Now the World Travelers


Loved, loved, loved working with Paul! I cannot emphasize enough what a fabulous realtor (and person) he is!

Paul is a true professional. He is reliable, timely, and his attention to detail is remarkable! He is the most versatile realtor you could ever ask for! He will find you the house of your dreams, guide you through the process flawlessly, recommend other wonderful people from mortgage lenders to locksmiths, and be there for you when you need him. His incredible design aesthetic, makes you take his suggestions to heart. And, on top of all of this... he is really fun to work with!

It took my husband and me a few months to find a house with a view, in a certain neighborhood, in our right price range and I cannot thank Paul enough for his patience through our whole process. We are so incredibly happy with our new home, and feel if it wasn't for Paul, we might not have gotten so lucky.

I have bought and sold a few homes over the years with other realtors, which makes me know how very special

Paul Di Leo is. He's just the BEST!!!

Jayne Modean 

Piedmont


Paul -- thank you for being the go-to guy for our neighborhoods!  You know the people and places here, and what it takes to bring a successful conclusion to a fantastic sale.  Your eye and style helped make my former house into a quick-sale beauty, with very little expense on my part. And the relationships you have with brokers and neighbors alike brought lots of traffic to visit and lots of excitement to the offer stage.  WOW!  Did we do well! 

Thanks again ... /Zina M. 

Parkridge Estates

I had a wonderful experience working with Paul for my home purchase in the East Bay!  

Paul was referred to me when I was relocating to the Bay Area. After interviewing several Realtors, I chose to work with him because he took the time to really listen to me and to understand what I was looking for in a home. He also asked very astute questions about my lifestyle, home preferences and the type of community environment I was looking for.  


And he nailed it! I ended up purchasing the first home that Paul showed me!

Paul really knows Bay Area real estate as well as the purchasing process. He was a knowledgeable advisor every step of the way. He willingly answered all my many questions and was enthusiastic and energetic through the entire process. I felt like he was really working for ME.   I love my new home and my neighborhood! If you are looking for a REALTOR who will work hard for you, I highly recommend Paul!


Thanks Paul!



Marilyn K.
--Temescal

I wanted a professional design consultation for my home. I had lived in it a couple of years but the layout proved a design challenge for me. I wanted the house to feel homey yet with a modern feel. An associate recommended Paul. We hit it off right way. Paul's easy-going personality and has great sense of humor made me instantly feel at ease. He patiently listed to my likes and looked at the numerous pictures I had pulled together to explain what I wanted. He quickly understood what I was looking for and pulled together some fantastic design ideas with furniture, color, and art. With his help (and contacts) I was able to implement them quickly and easily. I highly recommend Paul his sense of style, color, and flow are next to none.

Noreen P.--
Montclair


Paul helped us with our Trustee Sale. He organized everything and added his own personal touch to my parent’s home, getting it ready to sell.  He was very responsive, always returning phone calls, e-mails, and texts. He explained things clearly throughout the process, was enthusiastic and positive. 

Barb Erickson, 

North Berkeley Hills



Paul sold our second home and was our Realtor for the purchase of our 4th home when we returned to the bay area. His services have been nothing short of stellar. He was consistently able to meet our needs, show us homes that fulfilled our criteria, and guide us through the ulcer inducing process of both selling a house and buying a new home. We have kept in touch due to the simple pleasure of his company, wit and wisdom.



Stephen T.

Upper Laurel

  

As a first time buyer without much experience or time, Paul went above and beyond to get us the house we wanted, and did it on the first try. Throughout the process he was very attentive and made sure no detail slipped through the cracks. We're very happy with our new home and, without Paul, we'd probably still be looking.

Anthony V.
Newark, CA

A great way to sell a home!   Sad circumstances led us to selling a home - something none of us had even done before. I've known Paul for years, and so without any contacts or experience in real estate, we turned to him. He came in, sat and talked with us and pushed the project thru with fairness and heart. We actually had bids before the first open house, and ended selling it within weeks of listing.

I can't say enough good things about Pauls' work ethic, his attention to detail and his gentle nudging to get things done. LOL. But honestly it was his kindness and compassion that really sealed the deal.

Shawn B.
San Francisco

As first-time home buyers we needed a lot of help understanding the process. Paul was there to help and explain every step. He fought to get us a bank-owned house that had other offers. We wouldn't have gotten it without him. I was so appreciative of the hard work he put in to get our offer accepted. Not to mention his patience in dealing with a completely real estate ignorant couple.   He also referred us to a mortgage broker that worked to get us a low interest rate.   We refer Paul to all our friends looking in the East Bay and we will definitely go back to him in the future.

Monica A.
Newark, CA

Paul played a pivotal role in helping us sell our home in May 2010. My husband and I were nervous about selling our home in this uncertain market. Paul's years of experience and knowledge in real estate was evident in the way that he prepared and marketed our home for sale. His attention to detail, suggestions and advice were greatly appreciated. The bottom line was that our home got multiple offers and sold before we had our first open house!   We highly recommend Paul, and look forward to working with him again soon.

L.L.
Hayward, CA. 

Paul sold was of great assistance to my sisters and I in selling our parents house as an estate sale.   Needless to say it was a tough time that Paul was wonderful in staging the house, working out appointments, working up web site and flyers. I you need a REALTOR who will do more than stick a sign in the lawn and add in the paper Paul is your Man.

Thanks Paul!



Robert B.
Windsor, CA

Awesome realtor.  This was my first time ever purchasing a me. Paul was amazing! He was a true advocate as I went the negotiations, inspections, mortgage to closing.  I heard that purchasing a home was nerve wracking. For me, it was a smooth transaction. Mostly due to Paul. He also referred me to a great mortgage broker and I received a great interest rate.

Michael M.

Oakland, CA 

As a first-time buyer without much experience or time, Paul went above and beyond to get us the house we wanted and did it on the first try.  Throughout the process he was very attentive and made sure no detail slipped through the cracks.  We're very happy with our new home and, without Paul, we'd probably still be looking.

Anthony V.

Newark, CA

A great way to sell a home! 
Sad circumstances led us to selling a home - something none of us had even done before.  I've known Paul for years, and so without any contacts or experience in real estate, we turned to him.  He came in, sat and talked with us and pushed the project thru with fairness and heart.  We actually had bids before the first open house and ended selling it within weeks of listing.

I can't say enough good things about Pauls' work ethic, his attention to detail and his gentle nudging to get things done.  LOL.  But honestly it was his kindness and compassion that really sealed the deal.


Shawn B.

San Francisco, CA

Paul played a pivotal role in helping us sell our home in May 2010.  My husband and I were nervous about selling our home in this uncertain market.  Paul's years of experience and knowledge in real estate was evident in the way that he prepared and marketed our home for sale. His attention to detail, suggestions and advice were greatly appreciated.  The bottom line was that our home got multiple offers and sold before we had our first open house! 

We highly recommend Paul and look forward to working with him again soon.

L L.

Hayward, CA

Paul is an expert on all necessities to sell a home. His personable nature and friendly personality made the process easier. 


Tracy C. Miller, Successor Trustee

Montclair

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Paul Di Leo, Realtor® & Designer

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Oakland, CA, 94611 USA

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