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Could not have been a more positive experience.

Paul was very helpful, professional and responsive. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking to buy or sell.

Christine Palcan

I can't recommend Paul enough.

We tried to sell our home on our own for 2 months with no activity. We hired Paul and once he stepped in, it all changed for us. With some staging and photo revisions and his great marketing plan, we had a buyer within 6 weeks and closed 5 weeks later. This was with a 30% higher inventory than usual n the FALL! He was there for us the whole way, answered every question and always available. He has a wonderful and enthusiastic personality. You can tell he is passionate about the homes and families he has on the market and no detail is missed. I have and will continue to recommend him to others.

Patty K

We were looking for a condo investment property in Chicago and Paul was amazing.

From the first day I met with him and told him of our somewhat unique situation, he listened and understood exactly what we needed. He took the time to understand all of the factors that were important to us, and immediately began researching locations and properties. This wasn’t a quick effort, but he stuck with us and never tried to sell us on something that wasn’t exactly right, as some realtors will do just to close the sale. During some weeks, properties to view were scarce, but he checked in with us very regularly to make sure we knew he was always working for us. He has extensive knowledge of locations all around Chicago and suburbs. Additionally, he is one of the kindest people I know. Not only did we find our investment property, we gained a friend. Absolutely highly recommend!! We will use him for any future real estate needs hands down.

Mary B

Paul was such an amazing agent!

He walked us through our first home purchase. Paul is kind, professional, and has a great personality. He never pushed us or made us feel silly for asking questions. Paul is readily available and excels at communication. We appreciated his guidance and recommend him wholeheartedly!

Vanessa K

HIGHLY recommend!

!! Paul made my home buying experience go more smoothly than I ever imagined. He is genuine honest and truly cares about his clients. He's one of a kind and I am so grateful I chose him as our realtor!

Christina D

It was a pleasure working with Paul on both selling a home and purchasing a new home.

He is prompt, professional and knowledgeable. We put our house on the market last year with a different realtor and it was a very negative experience. We expressed our concerns to Paul and he put us quickly at ease. He reassured us and kept us up-to-date every step of the way. I would highly recommend Paul for anyone looking to buy or sell a home!

Joanna Leynes

A couple of years ago, Paul Swanson helped us sell our home in Oak Park.

It was an almost effortless process as our beloved home sold in less than two weeks. Paul’s guidance and expertise had everything to do with making that happen. So, after renting for a while, we decided that we wanted to buy again and it was, of course, Paul who we called to make that happen. We developed a long list of what we wanted in a condo. He respected our wishes though, I’m sure, at times it may have seemed like an impossible feat! But, Paul’s great sense of humor and his dedication to help us find the “perfect” condo never wavered. We eventually found what we were looking for and Paul led us through the steps to close the deal. Having worked with Paul Swanson as both a seller and a buyer, we highly recommend him for any real estate needs.

Pat and Jeanette Cannon

My husband and I had known Paul cordially for at least 5 years prior to selling our home with him.

When we first moved from the city to Park Ridge, we used an online app to help us buy. This time around we knew we needed an actual person; someone who was always available and experienced that could help us not only sell our home but purchase a new home. We chose to work with Paul because he was our neighbor and very familiar with the ins and outs of our neighborhood. Paul was so easy to work with from the start. He was always able to work around our crazy schedule, especially with 2 little kids. He was always available to get in touch with via email or call or text. We always dealt with Paul, not a string of other people hoping to hear back from the actual realtor. We were able to get a contingency on a home and on our home, which unfortunately fell though. Paul eased us through this frustration and helped us get back on track when we were ready to list again. The second time around Paul had our home sold in 9 days, and got us into see our current home first before anyone else and helped us get an offer on the table right away. It was a breeze! Paul also has amazing references for all the details you need for buying and selling a home (lawyer, inspector, slew of handymen etc). All in all we are so happy with the price Paul was able to get us for our home, and so very happy with our new home. Best part, we still live close and see Paul out and about. And we have gained a good friend, as my kids like to call him "Mr. Paul" You can't find a harder working more professional realtor anywhere

I found Paul calm and engaging demeanor to be very comforting during stressful times.

When we visited showings, he would walk me through each place and identify the good and the bad elements he saw. The minute I arrived, he would point out these things, so I could truly consider what it would be like to live at that particularly location. He wasn't trying to sway me one way or another. When I was uncertain, he would provide me the room to "sleep on it" so I can make a proper decision. He was incredibly responsive and would share when he was not available so I could properly plan. I felt he always had my best interest at heart; he put me and my wishes first. I always felt like he truly cared about my experience. Even at the end, he was there. He was there to walk me through the process as a first time homebuyer. And when I walked into my new home, he left a beautiful welcome basket for me. He considered every detail and it showed how much he cares about the people he is partnering with and their experience. This is a huge decision, and he didn't take it lightly. Thank you Paul!

Angela Zentefis

From the moment I met with Paul I knew that he would be a successful real estate broker.

Paul combines real estate market knowledge along with marketing and technical presentation skills to insure his clients a successful real estate experience.  Paul is extremely passionate about his job, and better still, extremely good at it! He has become highly skilled in a short amount of time.  He is a progressive, thought provoking broker who maintains his business with a high level of energy and creativity. Paul has a knack for thinking outside of the box and cutting through to the core of the issue. With this approach Paul immediately began serving his clients as well as successfully closing real estate transactions. Baird & Warner is very fortunate to have Paul as a Broker Associate! I know that if you work with Paul you will feel the same way! Simply the Best! Lisa Kon Baird & Warner, Managing Broker- Edgebrook Office

Lisa Kon

We were looking for a condo investment property in Chicago and Paul was amazing.

From the first day I met with him and told him of our somewhat unique situation, he listened and understood exactly what we needed. He took the time to understand all of the factors that were important to us, and immediately began researching locations and properties. This wasn’t a quick effort, but he stuck with us and never tried to sell us on something that wasn’t exactly right, as some realtors will do just to close the sale. During some weeks, properties to view were scarce, but he checked in with us very regularly to make sure we knew he was always working for us. He has extensive knowledge of locations all around Chicago and suburbs. Additionally, he is one of the kindest people I know. Not only did we find our investment property, we gained a friend. Absolutely highly recommend!! We will use him for any future real estate needs hands down.

Mary B

We enjoyed working with Paul!

He represented us professionally, but more importantly he took time to understand our selling situation and always answered our questions. He's courteous and extraordinarily responsive which made the whole experience run well.

Eastman Tiu

Paul is an excellent agent.

He not only understands the market and the business, he really cares about doing what is right for his clients. He worked with me for over 2 years before I even put my house on the market in order to get ready for the transition. He brought in a professional organizer to help stage my house and he was available pretty much all hours of the day to take questions and handle issues. He was an invaluable resource during this stressful process and I'd highly recommend him to anyone looking for a competent professional with a personal touch!

Wendy D

After a previously poor experience with another agent, I hired Paul to assist me in selling my home of 17 years.

Paul was amazing! He took the time to understand my concerns and make recommendations that were in the best interest of the sale of the home. He did not ask me to spend large amounts of money to prepare the house and the projects he did ask me to do, where to improve the house for showings. Paul kept things on track, including helping me find a closing attorney. The experience with Paul was top notch!

Amy H

Paul Swanson is a master at what he does.

He knows the market and what needs to be accomplished to sell a home. I had some definite challenges and he assisted professionally and with expertise. Paul was my second realtor and I definitely picked a winner. He worked hard and was always available yet sensitive to the fact that I had a home-based office. I always had sufficient notice before a showing and he qualified prospective buyers before they ever set foot in the home. He brought in a stager free of charge and helped with other aspects of the home based on his knowledge of what people were looking for. I would definitely recommend Paul. Don't bother with anyone else because they just won't come close!

Deborah O

Paul was very responsive.

Anytime we had a question he was right on it with a thorough response. I felt Paul was totally committed to our sale. The professional photos and staging of the house were extra touches that I feel helped the house sell so fast.

cyndy

Paul Swanson was the perfect choice for us.

He was a calming force throughout the sales and closing process. His communication skills, resourcefullness, and understanding of the local market far exceeded anything we experienced 10 years ago when we, unsuccessfully, tried to sell the same house with multiple other brokers. Understanding our keys goals, Paul developed a clear plan for how to effectively market our house to be sold quickly (but at a fair price). Because of our thoughtful preparation and Paul's "pre-marketing" efforts throug his expansive network of local agents, we received multiple offers as soon as the property was listed. Paul also did an excellent job of guiding us through the contract, inspection, and closing processes. He always let us know what to expect, and had wise recommendations for us whenever we needed them. Paul Swanson's knowledge, connections, and empathy make him an excellent real estate agent for anyone selling or buying a home on the northwest side.

Robert Gawronski

Paul was fantastic to work with!

From always being responsive, to helping answer all of my questions, he helped make the process of buying a home go smoothly.

Garrett W

My wife introduced me to this ’trustworthy agent' she’s known for a couple years.

As a first-time homebuyer and working professional, I was looking for someone that was trustworthy, knowledgable of the local real estate landscape and the players, patient, savvy and most of all focused on personal service. Paul delivered this and more.Paul was very patient while we transitioned our lives to house-hunting mode. Despite the process taking nearly a year, we never felt pressured to hurry up or a lowered interest in us since the process was taking long.Paul invested the time in understanding what we were looking for which was greatly appreciated, because it resulted in him only providing curated properties that captured the spirit of what we were looking for. Eventually Paul was able to find us our home *before it even hit the market*. Once negotiations started, Paul had relationships with the attorneys on both sides, the selling agent, with everyone. He was incredibly available and responsive. Our negotiation process took 3 days with 4 offers going back, and Paul keeping us calm on calls happening at even 11pm.At the end of it all, he maintained composure and professionalism and overall kept our spirts up throughout the entire process. He’s the real deal, genuine and knowledgable through and through. We didn’t just find a good agent, we found OUR agent and cemented a friendship for life. Thank you for everything Paul!

Sami R

My wife and I first met Paul Swanson at an open house that he was hosting.

We were working very loosely with another agent who was somewhat aloof to our requirements. He pleasant, inquisitive but not overbearing as spoke with us at length about our housing search. A few weeks after that he reached out to us and a few days later we were looking at homes that met our needs. At one house, I ran outside from the basement in my socks, something I have been known to do. Paul was right behind me and I knew that we were working with the right guy. After one offer fell through due to a reluctant seller, he insisted we keep looking and provided many more choices. He helped us pen a second offer to a rather eccentric and cantankerous seller. The process threw us some curve balls but with Paul's help, we closed and are currently moving into our new home.

Jenifer Wall

From our initial meeting Paul 'Got It'.

Our family has lived in our home for 8 years and in Park Ridge for 20 years previous. We were first referred to Paul 8 months prior to our listing date. We explained our dreams to move to Austin, TX, and our plan to list in 6 months. Paul was able to help guide us, and along and with our combined dedication to making it happen we had the house ready to show. Paul also realized that we had a family, not just any family, our family. He understood selling our house was the goal. Without his partnership this would have been a much harder road to travel. Every interaction with Paul was positive, this does not mean that it was sugar coated, but rather he understood and gave us perspective. I truly respect and value the insight that Paul provided. If you want you sell your home Paul will make it happen!

Jason G

I am a real estate attorney, and worked with Paul on a recent home purchase.

Paul was committed, diligent, friendly, and smart. Having a realtor who knows what they're doing really helps all parties on a transaction. I highly recommend working with him on your next real estate purchase or sale.

SJ Chapman

Paul handled the listing and sale of my father's home.

He was absolutely fantastic to work with. He was great at communicating with me, my father, and my siblings. Paul was always accessible to speak with us and handle our questions throughout the process. He was so great during all aspects - from getting ready to list, to listing the property, to showings, contracting and through closing. After having worked with Paul, I wouldn't work with anyone else when buying or selling in the future.

Ray N

My husband and I worked with Paul when we relocated from California to Illinois.

Paul is absolutely an excellent agent.It’s like having a friend.He is thorough and professional and great to work with.Paul was always available to answer our questions good negotiator .He went above and beyond.

Estelita De Aragon

Paul was amazing, we were lucky to work with someone so knowledgeable and who really felt like he was really fighting as a member of our team.

Jamie Blake

Paul did an outstanding job of helping my sons through the process of finding and closing on their first real estate purchase on a condo in Chicago.

He put a good deal of time and effort into finding the types of properties they were looking for, always responded promptly to any questions or concerns, obtained and provided information we needed to complete the closing, and helped us get the right paperwork to the right people. In fact, it is fair to say that the bulk of the credit for bringing the transaction to a successful conclusion should go to Paul. I would highly recommend him as a realtor, whether you are looking to buy or sell.

Working with Paul was truly a pleasure!

He was ready and willing to assist every step of the way - helping me decide the best time to hit the market, deciding how to prep the home for sale, helping out with staging recommendations, negotiating a fair price, recommending attorneys, having professional photos taken, assisting with contract negotiations and staying on top of the sale all the way until close. By placing the home on the private market just a little early, we were under contract before we even listed! But when the COVID pandemic and stay-at-home orders hit, I was worried about the sale going through. Paul frequently checked in with the buyers, and kept me abreast of their progress through some minor delays due to the banks being understandably overwhelmed. Paul never missed a beat, and we socially-distanced a successful closing. It was smooth sailing from start to finish, despite the seeming chaos of the world around us. Thank you Paul!

Joanne P

We don't know what we would have done without Paul Swanson's work ethic, EQ, excellent communication skills and general knowledge.

Our house was on the market for less than two weeks and sold very close to our fair asking price. Even though Paul didn't find our new house, he worked to ensure our deal closed smoothly and fairly. We plan to recommend Paul to anyone we come across looking for a realtor. Tina D.

Glen Dearagon

After several efforts in trying to sell our condo, my wife and I were a bit disheartened and not sure what direction to take.

The condo was in good shape, great neighborhood and locations with many nearby perks, it didn't make sense. We took a little from real estate market. One day, my mechanic and a very good friend of mine for 20 years recommended Paul. He espoused his honesty and integrity. My mechanic simply asked me to meet Paul, have a little dialog and determine whether there is opportunity to collaborate. Upon my initial contact with Paul, I felt confident we could make something happen. My wife and I met Paul at our condo, shared our negative experiences with previous agent and explained our expectations on condo sale. We quickly realized that Paul really knew his marketplace and we felt he would represent the condo on a professional level. As it turned out, that was an understatement. Paul was not only professional, but hardworking and willing to make the upfront investment to come onto the market with a splash. He knows how to stage and represent a home. Paul also is very respectful of the effort it takes on the part of a homeowner. He takes the time to thoroughly qualify any perspective buyer to assure the match, especially in terms of buyer's financial strength. Wow....what a phenomenal way to go. Within 21 days, our condo was contingent. On top of that, Paul helped us find our new home. He was flexible in working with our schedules and availability. Paul gave us plenty of room to think about every property we saw. He gave plenty of great advice in terms of how to set up expectations of the homes we were seeing. Great results. And the best part about meeting and working with him? We gained a friend!!! Thank you for everything, Paul!!!

Paul Swanson is a name that I came across in a mail post-card.

Ironically, I saved his business card which was so valuable and important in my meeting with Paul. Paul Swanson is an asset to Baird-Warner and an outstanding real-estate agent . He is very detailed, knowledgeable, professional and very pleasant to work in selling a home. Paul is very prompt in his communication and takes the time to explain everything to his clients. This was very helpful in dealing with a real -estate agent who was so nice and informative. My husband and I were pretty frustrated and anxious and were at the verge of giving up on selling our house after numerous failed attempts. It was the unconditional support and hard work of Paul Swansonl who kept the showing going and kept our spirits up. I highly recommend Paul Swanson to my friends, family and anyone who is considering selling or buying a home. He is a true genius and a sincere professional in every way and a class act !Thank you Paul for everything you do . You truly made a difference in our life.Insook Jung

Insook Jung RN

Paul Swanson sold our house in 3 weeks!

This blew away our expectations. He spent time talking to my wife and I about the house, what our goals were, discussed local sales trends ... and used all that information to help us get the house on the market. The house was priced properly, we had a nice stream of potential buyers come thru, he was very conscientious of our time and made sure we weren't inconvenienced with showings ... or at least as little as possible. Upon closing, the buyers ran into an issue ... this is the real test of the strength of your real estate agent. Paul found a way to make it past the hurdles, and we closed ON TIME. 3 words ... Paul is AWESOME! Thanks Paul! Sincerely, Pat & Katie Riordan

Danny R

Paul is the best guy to have in your corner if you're buying or selling a home.

We've done both with Paul and he does such a great job taking you through the process. He's super responsive, gives thorough updates through the process and has a great knowledge of the market to get you the best possible deal. he doesn't run away from challenges and was able to help us overcome multiple hurdles each time to our benefit.

Nathan Y

Paul is a compassionate and professional realtor!

As someone who grew up in the area, he is more personally connected to honoring the value of homes in it. He understands the nuances of what both buyers and sellers are looking for in their real estate transactions. His compassion, yet superior knowledge of the fast-changing real estate process, was the perfect blend which helped us at an emotional time when needing to clean out and sell our mother’s home after her passing from a long terminal illness. He guided us through the best timing for getting it ready to sell, along with providing top-notch referrals to other professionals we needed for the most important aspects of the sale. He even helped guide other agents with less experience in order to balance both parties’ best interest in the purchase process. Paul will quickly become a friend and reassuringly walk you through what might be one of the more stressful times in life! We are extremely blessed to have had Paul help us through the successful sale, knowing all along how bittersweet it was for us! We can’t thank him enough!

QwiQui D

For those considering - Paul Swanson is incredible!

He helped us buy the most incredible home. This was our first home and experience buying anything this large and significant and he helped us understand every part of the process, had phenomenal and trustworthy partners for financing, legal help (even down to handymen) and was overall so responsive and communicative! I think I talked to him more than my husband when we were going through the process! I thought we would look forever, but landed on perfection the 4th home and within a month, we closed! I know this doesn't happen that often, but buying a home with Paul Swanson was a painless process! Thank you so much, Paul! We LOVE our new home! Couldn't have done it without you!

Julie Ann / Joey Weber

Very professional and willing to carry us along every step and explained the key details as expected.

Paul and Suzi as a team delivered value in a professional and non invasive manner.

Babatope Adedara

Paul's professionalism and communication was excellent.

To start we were presented a property analysis to review the areas listing's and nearby sales, this help us navigate an asking price for the property and we felt confidant in our decisions. Paul and his team worked with us to help stage the house to make ready for photo's and showings.As we weren't always availably for showings Paul took the time to accommodate agents and prospective buyers. We were always aware of any interests, he took the lead on what was needed for the next steps. we as a family would highly recommend Paul and his team.Sincerely,The DeGraf Family

Dean K

Paul is, hands down, the best realtor one will ever find!

He made our first-time home buying experience perfect! Paul is knowledgeable and competent as well as patient and understanding. The thing we loved most about Paul as our realtor is that he truly cares about us and wanted us to find the best home where we would be happy (which he did!). We honestly can't thank him enough for all that he's done. We highly recommended him to anyone looking for a home!

Courtney W

Paul was as knowledgeable as he was personable.

Couldn't have had a better experience.

Francis Higgins

I was fortunate to work with Paul on a recent and complicated transaction.

Paul is a true professional, who's ability to navigate a fast-paced and intense market alongside a complicated buyer and seller relationship, was exemplary. He communicated effectively, often, and continued to keep his clients best interests not only in mind, but also at the forefront of the negotiation and for the duration of the transaction. Paul is a quality broker, and as a colleague would work with Paul again.

Holly Connors

Paul Swanson sold our house in 3 weeks!

This blew away our expectations. He spent time talking to my wife and I about the house, what our goals were, discussed local sales trends ... and used all that information to help us get the house on the market. The house was priced properly, we had a nice stream of potential buyers come thru, he was very conscientious of our time and made sure we weren't inconvenienced with showings ... or at least as little as possible. Upon closing, the buyers ran into an issue ... this is the real test of the strength of your real estate agent. Paul found a way to make it past the hurdles, and we closed ON TIME. 3 words ... Paul is AWESOME! Thanks Paul! Sincerely, Pat & Katie Riordan

Danny R

Paul was a tremendous asset in the acquisition of our short sale.

It was a long and painful process and the deal could very well have fallen through if it wasn't for Paul's perseverance. Through the 5 month process, he was diligently following up with all the parties involved to make sure things were progressing. He was with us every step of the process, always willing to go the extra mile, and always responsive. We are very happy in our new house and would highly recommend Paul to anyone looking for a real estate broker in our area!

Thomas Guéguen

Paul Swanson is a director on the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce and I got to know and trust him through the Chamber over the last few years.

Dealing with Paul is always a delight. He doesn't waste your time and he's a straight-shooter. He gave us homework for each step of the way which we completed like a paint by numbers picture. One foot in front of the other. Do what he says and your house may sell prior to listing as our's did and within 1% of the asking price! Once we knew we had a deal, Paul showed us properties in one Saturday of exactly what we wanted to live in next and struck the deal there too! I highly recommend his services.

Gail Haller

My wife and I embarked on a plan to sell our house and purchase a specific house more suited for us and our 2 Husky dogs.

This all started about 2 years ago and Paul Swanson—our realtor, good friend, and overall great individual—persevered to make this a reality. Throughout this ordeal (which is destined for a case study of real estate deals!!), Paul diligently worked to put the right team (finance, legal, inspection, etc.) in place to accomplish the goal. He continually monitored events, reacted accordingly, and followed through with the professionalism that has earned him awards in the real estate industry. Our particular situation included uncooperative sellers, complicated negotiations, critical deadlines, disappointments, and finally ultimate success. Throughout all this, Paul was always there for us with words of encouragement and never, ever gave up on the plan. We all were winners in this ordeal and sincerely believe that there can be no better individual that you want working with you to accomplish the end game of owning the house of your dreams. Paul is the man.

Scott & Robyn Magnuson, Park Ridge, IL

Paul is very personable, professional, responsive and knowledgeable about the market.

Highly recommend!

Amy W

Paul Swanson was recommended to me by a colleague and I would recommend him to others.

He stayed in touch frequently to keep me apprised of all viewing appointments and status (even though my unit was vacant). Paul was very helpful to the process by communicating with the management company and closing attorney promptly - allowing for a smooth closing process.

Tina Stodtko

HIGHLY recommend!

!! Paul made my home buying experience go more smoothly than I ever imagined. He is genuine honest and truly cares about his clients. He's one of a kind and I am so grateful I chose him as our realtor!

Christina D

My husband and I hired Paul to sell our home in Park Ridge and were extremely pleased with his services.

Paul is very professional, thoughtful and responsive. He presented us with a strategic plan to sell our house, complete with a written market and valuation analysis, and carried the strategy out the way you would expect someone to do in corporate America. Throughout the process he responded to emails and texts in a very timely manner and never forgot anything that he promised to do. He is very smart, and able to pivot when our strategy needed to be tweaked. Paul is also very calm and level-headed, which is often needed because selling a home can be an emotional transaction. Paul is also honest and trustworthy, with a big heart and a positive personality. I would highly recommend Paul Swanson.

Vicki K

Paul was an incredible resource, agent, and friend from start to closing.

As it was our first home we had many questions along the way - Paul was always there to answer our questions no matter the hour or the question. He and the team he put together were able to jump into action when our purchase became challenging and quickly resolve the issue. Paul was a constant and positive voice throughout the process and was genuinely happy for us when he handed us the keys! We recommend Paul for his guidance, insight, and team. If you are in the market for your first or fiftieth home, Paul is someone you can count on to help you and your family make the best decision for you and make it as smooth a process as possible.

Matt and Sarah C.

Dear Paul, We want to thank you for all of your time and effort in helping us into our new home.

Greatly appreciated. Alfred & Estelita

Alfred S. Dearagon

For those considering - Paul Swanson is incredible!

He helped us buy the most incredible home. This was our first home and experience buying anything this large and significant and he helped us understand every part of the process, had phenomenal and trustworthy partners for financing, legal help (even down to handymen) and was overall so responsive and communicative! I think I talked to him more than my husband when we were going through the process! I thought we would look forever, but landed on perfection the 4th home and within a month, we closed! I know this doesn't happen that often, but buying a home with Paul Swanson was a painless process! Thank you so much, Paul! We LOVE our new home! Couldn't have done it without you!

Julie W

Very professional approach and always there when you need something taken care of.

Walter Cwik

We hired Paul to help us sell our house in Des Plaines.

From the start, we were impressed by his professionalism, market knowledge, preparedness, and enthusiasm for selling our home. Throughout the selling process--from listing all the way to close--he was responsive via phone, text, and email, kept us up to date, and was always level-headed, thoughtful, and honest, helping to alleviate a lot of the stress of selling a house and making it possible to sell our home quickly! We highly recommend Paul to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!

smack1169

Paul is an excellent agent.

He not only understands the market and the business, he really cares about doing what is right for his clients. He worked with me for over 2 years before I even put my house on the market in order to get ready for the transition. He brought in a professional organizer to help stage my house and he was available pretty much all hours of the day to take questions and handle issues. He was an invaluable resource during this stressful process and I'd highly recommend him to anyone looking for a competent professional with a personal touch!

Wendy D

Paul was outstanding to work with.

He guided us through the complex process of selling our house and purchasing a new home. I think what sticks out about Paul was his phenomenal communication. He never missed any one of our calls, and replied to texts promptly. He always gave us updates without me even needing to ask for one. He was very knowledgable about homes during showings and understanding of our unique situation. I would highly recommend him to to anyone looking to buy or sell their home.

Angelica G

I've known Paul for 4 years and knew he'd be there guy I'd use when the time came to purchase a home.

He made everything easy from the get go and was beyond easy to work with. I highly recommend him!

Whitney F

Working with Paul Swanson was truly a pleasure!

He was ready and willing to assist every step of the way - helping me decide the best time to hit the market, deciding how to prep the home for sale, helping out with staging recommendations, recommending attorneys, having professional photos taken, assisting with contract negotiations and staying on top of the sale all the way until close. By placing the home on the private market just a little early, we were under contract before we even listed! But when the COVID pandemic and stay-at-home orders hit, I was worried about the sale going through. Paul frequently checked in with the buyers, and kept me abreast of their progress through some minor delays due to the banks being understandably overwhelmed. Paul never missed a beat, and we socially-distanced a successful closing. It was smooth sailing from start to finish, despite the seeming chaos of the world around us. Thank you Paul!

Joanne M. Popper

Paul sold two homes for me.

Both homes were contingent within 3 days of being on the market. That was amazing!!! Paul is very professional & a wonderful realtor. He took all the stress off of me and made both homes a breeze to sell. He was very easy to get a hold of and always had answers to all of my questions. Paul is very detailed and thorough. He staged both homes which made both properties even more attractive to sell. Paul is the only realtor I will use in the future.

Stephanie R

I cannot express how pleased I was with Paul's involvement throughout the entire process of selling my home.

His attention to detail, rapid responses to my questions and his commitment to seeing the process through from start to finish were very much appreciated. I highly recommend Paul to anyone.

Steve S

Paul did an excellent job helping a client of mine in Park Ridge.

He was enthusiastic, responsive and provided a comprehensive market analysis and presentation that allowed him to win the business while competing with other agents. The home sold quickly for asking price, and my client was super satisfied and happy!

Jackie G

I can't recommend Paul enough.

We tried to sell our home on our own for 2 months with no activity. We hired Paul and once he stepped in, it all changed for us. With some staging and photo revisions and his great marketing plan, we had a buyer within 6 weeks and closed 5 weeks later. This was with a 30% higher inventory than usual n the FALL! He was there for us the whole way, answered every question and always available. He has a wonderful and enthusiastic personality. You can tell he is passionate about the homes and families he has on the market and no detail is missed. I have and will continue to recommend him to others.

Patty K

Paul was amazing!

He knew the market and sold our home quickly (in 4 days!) for a great price! Moving was not only a huge financial change for us but an emotional one too. Paul was there to answer all our questions along the way and make us feel comfortable. Included in his price was the stager and photographer. I would highly recommend Paul Swanson.

William Theisen

Paul Swanson has been a fantastic realtor!

His communication skills are second to none, and he is very professional and ethical. Paul picks up the phone every time ... without fail. He is what all realtors should be. It was a pleasure working with you Paul!

Kathleen Riordan

I found Paul calm and engaging demeanor to be very comforting during stressful times.

When we visited showings, he would walk me through each place and identify the good and the bad elements he saw. The minute I arrived, he would point out these things, so I could truly consider what it would be like to live at that particularly location. He was incredibly responsive and would share when he was not available so I could properly plan. I felt he always had my best interest at heart; he put me and my wishes first. I always felt like he truly cared about my experience. Even at the end, he was there. He was there to walk me through the process as a first time homebuyer. And when I walked into my new home, he left a beautiful welcome basket for me. He considered every detail and it showed how much he cares about the people he is partnering with and their experience. This is a huge decision, and he didn't take it lightly. Thank you Paul!

Angela Z

Truly can’t say enough great things about Paul.

He assisted us with both buying our new home and selling our old home, and made the process so smooth. He is responsive and thoughtful in his guidance during what is normally a stressful time. So appreciate Paul’s expertise and would highly recommend him to others!

rmac32

I cannot express how pleased I was with Paul's involvement throughout the entire process of selling my home.

His attention to detail, rapid responses to my questions and his commitment to seeing the process through from start to finish were very much appreciated. I highly recommend Paul to anyone.

Steve S

From our initial meeting Paul 'Got It'.

Our family has lived in our home for 8 years and in Park Ridge for 20 years previous. We were first referred to Paul 8 months prior to our listing date. We explained our dreams to move to Austin, TX, and our plan to list in 6 months. Paul was able to help guide us, and along and with our combined dedication to making it happen we had the house ready to show. Paul also realized that we had a family, not just any family, our family. He understood selling our house was the goal. Without his partnership this would have been a much harder road to travel. Every interaction with Paul was positive, this does not mean that it was sugar coated, but rather he understood and gave us perspective. I truly respect and value the insight that Paul provided. If you want you sell your home Paul will make it happen!

Jason G

Highly recommend Paul for this services.

He was very knowledgeable, responsive, and truly cared about his clients needs and concerns. He made our home buying process go so much more smoothly than I had ever intended.

Christina Guthrie

Paul did a superb job of helping us sell my parent's unique house.

He is dependable, knowledgeable, and friendly. His recommendations regarding personnel for staging and legal help were excellent-I'd work with any of them again in a heartbeat. He did a great job of advising me when then negotiations with the eventual seller bogged down. Paul was available at anytime to answer questions. He was able to be present , even at odd hours and weekends, to help let workers into the house when we couldn't be there . ( None of my sibs nor I live in Illinois). I highly endorse Paul- he receives my highest praise !

Shirley F Seidel,Trust

We recently worked with Paul in buying our first property.

He not only helped us find the ideal house style we were looking for but also the perfect location. Throughout the entire process, he was extremely responsive each step of the way. We had such a positive buying experience and will be recommending Paul to our friends and family.

Colleen P

Could not have been any happier with Paul and Baird & Warner.

Paul constantly kept us in the loop via texts, emails and phone calls. Our house went on the market and sold in just a short period of time and at a price that we were very happy with. I don't think you could find a better real estate agent than Paul. if I could give him more than 5 stars I would!

Mike K

I have worked with Paul on numerous deals, he really cares about his clients and he will do everything and anything he can to help them accomplish their real estate goals.

F. Ponticelli

Paul was so great to work with.

His communication was beyond excellent. He was always accessible and would provide myself and my husband with very detailed explanations and answers to our questions, which we had a lot of since this is our first time buying a home. I would very highly recommend Paul to anyone. His persistence and positive attitude are what got us this home. I have no doubt that if we were using a different Realtor, we would not have made it to this point. Thank you Paul!

Carly Y

I had the pleasure of working with Paul on the sale of a home for an estate.

Total professional. He stayed on top of every aspect of the listing and throughout the transaction and always kept everything on track. He made great recommendations to he Seller. Through the years, I've worked with many agents. I told Paul that if I were ever to list a home or recommend someone that was considering doing so, Paul would be the guy.

Bill Mantas, Attorney

Paul Swanson is a fantastic person along with being a top-notch real estate agent.

He instantly made me feel at ease while talking over coffee. He was knowledgeable about Chicagoland Neighborhoods and local school districts. If you are looking for a knowledgeable real estate agent you can trust, look no further.

Brian K

As an inspector, I often notice the interaction between my clients and their real estate broker.

Paul's clients always seem confident that he is their guide on the journey to buy a home. He is attentive to their concerns and stays with them through the entire home inspection process. When I've found something during my inspections that concerns a client, he's never pressured them into making a purchase. In his dealings with me he's always been professional, kind, and has great upbeat positive attitude. As a business owner I want to surround myself with good people and I am in good company knowing him.

Jesse Mills

Paul is very personable, professional, responsive and knowledgeable about the market.

Highly recommend!

Amy W

Paul is a great Realtor.

He works with amazing partners, has amazing communication skills and was the expert I was hoping to find. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a new home.

Adaline W

Paul recognized and was respectful of the trying times facing me as a recent widow.

He was very considerate of my time and when he needed signatures or information, he was fully prepared with the questions to ask and with explanations to assist me in making the best decision for me. When paperwork required my signature, he brought everything he needed, with the pages easily marked. While being incredibly efficient, he also took the time to listen to my concerns about where I should live and concerns I had about living alone for the first time in over 30 years. I never felt rushed and he reassured me that there were no dumb questions and to call him whenever something came up. I was very grateful when he told me he could help me find my new place. I had been concerned I would have to find a "buyer specialist" and I already had one in my midst. He has not steered me wrong yet and I feel confident that he truly does have my best interests at heart.

Cassandra Intagliata

I would like to thank you for your help in successfully bringing about the sale and purchase for our mutual client.

You were always very helpful in bringing the necessary parties together for the two closings. It is refreshing to have been able to deal with a professional like yourself who promptly returned calls and volunteered to go the extra mile to help his clients.

Scott Hillstrom

Paul Swanson is a director on the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce and I got to know and trust him through the Chamber over the last few years.

Dealing with Paul is always a delight. He doesn't waste your time and he's a straight-shooter. He gave us homework for each step of the way which we completed like a paint by numbers picture. One foot in front of the other. Do what he says and your house may sell prior to listing as our's did and within 1% of the asking price! Once we knew we had a deal, Paul showed us properties in one Saturday of exactly what we wanted to live in next and struck the deal there too! I highly recommend his services.

Gail H

Paul Swanson helped with the sale of my mother's condominium.

He was extremely helpful and responsive to all of my questions and requests. He kept in touch with me regularly and anytime there was an update or change in circumstances. He had many helpful suggestions for us and was always willing to go above and beyond for us. Financing approval for the buyer came down to the wire, and Paul was constantly inn touch with all the involved parties to make sure this worked out for all of us.I will be asking him to help me again when I am ready to move!

Joan E

Paul was our agent in the sale of my mother’s house.

He was invaluable in the process of cleaning up the house, fixing some major items that needed to be addressed and selling the home in a thorough but timely matter. The market knowledge he provided gave us a feel for the “fixer upper” value of the home. He handled the bids, guided us to the best offer and took on the issues the inevitably pop up in any home sale. Start to finish he was professional and made the process relatively easy for me and my family. I would recommend him to anyone seeking a knowledgeable realtor.

Paul Swanson is a fantastic person along with being a top-notch real estate agent.

He instantly made me feel at ease while talking over coffee. He was knowledgeable about Chicagoland Neighborhoods and local school districts. If you are looking for a knowledgeable real estate agent you can trust, look no further.

Brian K

Paul was always there every step of the way via phone calls, texting and email.

He found us the perfect home in the neighborhood we wanted to stay in at a great price. When we hit a few road blocks at the end with the sellers, he proved to be a true professional and keep the deal together. Thanks again Paul for all your efforts and hard work. We look forward to being your neighbors and giving you referrals in the future!FRANK LISKOVEC

Paul sold two homes for me.

Both homes were contingent within 3 days of being on the market. That was amazing!!! Paul is very professional & a wonderful realtor. He took all the stress off of me and made both homes a breeze to sell. He was very easy to get a hold of and always had answers to all of my questions. Paul is very detailed and thorough. He staged both homes which made both properties even more attractive to sell. Paul is the only realtor I will use in the future.

Stephanie Rascher

This was only the second time we either bought or sold a house in 51 years.

Didn't know what to expect... only remembered problems described by friends, colleagues etc. Well... the support and expertise demonstrated by all the Baird & Warner folks, especially by our agent Paul Swanson, made this a good experience. All the bases were covered and it turned out we had little to worry about. It was an eye-opening experience to realize the tremendous detail and demands that an agent must endure on your behalf. Thanks Paul for carrying that load!

Edwin Swanson

I've known Paul for 4 years and knew he'd be there guy I'd use when the time came to purchase a home.

He made everything easy from the get go and was beyond easy to work with. I highly recommend him!

Whitney F

I have worked with Paul in a professional capacity for 2 years and I personally know 2 of his clients.

Paul is not just your average agent, he really listens and cares! He is not only down to earth and personable but professional and trustworthy. I recommend Paul to all of my friends and family because I know he will do an outstanding job!

Lisa K

Paul did an amazing job finding my sister and I a home.

He keep us updated every step of the way and answered all of our questions. The process went smoothly!

Nhi T

I have worked with Paul in a professional capacity for 2 years and I personally know 2 of his clients.

Paul is not just your average agent, he really listens and cares! He is not only down to earth and personable but professional and trustworthy. I recommend Paul to all of my friends and family because I know he will do an outstanding job!

Lisa K

Paul helped one of my clients with a family property in Park Ridge.

He was extremely professional and communicative to both my clients and myself. I was very pleased with how he assisted my clients in the overall transaction.

Geoff O

I worked with real estate agents in the past both as a home buyer and home seller as well as during the time when I worked part-time as a real estate agent.

I was lucky enough to have Paul Swanson as my agent during the sale of my home this year. He was very professional, helpful, and informative throughout the whole process. The house sold within a matter of days. What more can I say? Good luck & god bless.

Virginia F

Paul has been the listing agent for my dad’s home.

I cannot say enough about Paul. He has been absolutely wonderful throughout this whole process. Paul has been there every step of the way with care and professionalism. No matter what my concern, question, worry, Paul helped with all of it. My dad died in April and I said to Paul “you are not just selling a home, you are selling a life.” My dad lived in that home for over 60 years and that was also my childhood home. I cared for my dad in that home for the last 6 1/2 years and on Wednesday we will close on that home and that will be the physical end of it for me but Paul has made the process so much easier. You have a wonderful agent representing Baird & Warner and I will recommend Paul to anyone I know who may be looking to buy or sell. Thank you for providing such great service.

Regina G

Paul Swanson knocked it out of the park!

We started thinking about moving at the end of December and by May are in our new house.

Jami Jacobs

In an industry full of uncertainty, Paul helped me and my wife develop an action plan to sell our home under our terms.

From the very beginning, Paul demonstrated his expertise in the field and provided us with analysis which made our selling process painless. During the entire process, Paul kept constant communication and maintained our sanity during the selling process. I would without hesitation use Paul in the sale of our next home or recommend him to our friends and family members.

Safik Ghogha

We worked with Paul for over a year in preparing to sell our home.

He was helpful, informative, and patient with us through the process. We believe his recommendations and guidance helped us to sell our home quickly and for a good price. He was always very professional and had good contacts for us when we needed them. During the sale process, he kept us informed and was very responsive. We are happy to recommend Paul.

Michelle R

Paul is a pro when it comes to selling your home or assisting in finding the home of your dreams.

The organization Paul has in his process will impress. His clients understand what is going on, every step of the way. Paul is very professional and so successful in all areas when it comes to being a real estate agent.

Rosetta M

Paul Swanson is a master at what he does.

He knows the market and what needs to be accomplished to sell a home. I had some definite challenges and he assisted professionally and with expertise. Paul was my second realtor and I definitely picked a winner. He worked hard and was always available yet sensitive to the fact that I had a home-based office. I always had sufficient notice before a showing and he qualified prospective buyers before they ever set foot in the home. He brought in a stager free of charge and helped with other aspects of the home based on his knowledge of what people were looking for. I would definitely recommend Paul. Don't bother with anyone else because they just won't come close!

Deborah O

Paul was an excellent realtor throughout the entire process.

He was there for us from our initial phone call when we first expressed interest in buying a house until the day we closed on our new home. As first time home buyers, we appreciated that Paul never told us what to do but instead asked us the right questions so we could make the best decisions. His expertise in the field was an asset to our search because he was able to point out details that we would have never thought of at first glance. Even after we picked out our house, Paul was equally valuable when working through the contractual part of the process. We are so thankful to have had Paul on our side and would highly recommend his services to anyone looking to buy a house. Thanks! David and Ilona Hutter

David Hutter

From our initial meeting Paul "Got It".

Our family has lived in our home for 8 years and in Park Ridge for 20 years previous. We were first referred to Paul 8 months prior to our listing date. We explained our dreams to move to Austin, TX, and our plan to list in 6 months. Paul was able to help guide us, and along and with our combined dedication to making it happen we had the house ready to show. Paul also realized that we had a family, not just any family, our family. He understood selling our house was the goal. Without his partnership this would have been a much harder road to travel. Every interaction with Paul was positive, this does not mean that it was sugar coated, but rather he understood and gave us perspective. I truly respect and value the insight that Paul provided. If you want you sell your home Paul will make it happen!

Jason Groszek

Paul is an excellent agent.

He not only understands the market and the business, he really cares about doing what is right for his clients. He worked with me for over 2 years before I even put my house on the market in order to get ready for the transition. He brought in a professional organizer to help stage my house and he was available pretty much all hours of the day to take questions and handle issues. He was an invaluable resource during this stressful process and I'd highly recommend him to anyone looking for a competent professional with a personal touch.

Wendy Diez

Working with Paul was truly a pleasure!

He was ready and willing to assist every step of the way - helping me decide the best time to hit the market, deciding how to prep the home for sale, helping out with staging recommendations, negotiating a fair price, recommending attorneys, having professional photos taken, assisting with contract negotiations and staying on top of the sale all the way until close. By placing the home on the private market just a little early, we were under contract before we even listed! But when the COVID pandemic and stay-at-home orders hit, I was worried about the sale going through. Paul frequently checked in with the buyers, and kept me abreast of their progress through some minor delays due to the banks being understandably overwhelmed. Paul never missed a beat, and we socially-distanced a successful closing. It was smooth sailing from start to finish, despite the seeming chaos of the world around us. Thank you Paul!

Joanne P

This was our first home purchase and Paul was amazing walking us through the entire process.

He was very responsive and always available to answer our questions and give us guidance. We would happily recommend Paul to anyone, especially those looking to purchase their first home.

Daniel Rudnik

I've known Paul for sometime now and have been able to learn more about who he is as a person and an agent.

I would recommend Paul to my grandmother....that says a lot. He's a great guy that cares about his clients in a big way. Hard to put a price tag on that kind of agent!!

Ryan M

Mr Swanson was very patient and informative.

We were from out of state and our search for a home in the area was sporadic at best. He kept us informed. We were very happy with his experience and knowledge of the area. At first we were not sure to distinguish between wants and needs but he gently guided us towards a perfect home for our needs. We are very grateful to him and his help throughout the process. He made things so much simpler! I wish we could use him in Michigan where the sale of our home is not progressing as smoothly!!

Violet Bojicic

This was my husband and I’s second time using Paul to sell our home, and just like the first time, we were really happy with the results!

Paul is very professional, attentive to detail and very easy to work with. He responded very quickly to every email, text and phone call, and gave us expert advice. He was able to get us a solid offer in just a few weeks. Paul works very hard for his clients and I would highly recommend him for your real estate needs. I will be referring all my friends and family to Paul.

Sanam G

I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Paul on a number of occasions over the last 5 years.

He has always come through as a consummate professional that truly values the needs, goals and desires of his clients.He always goes above and beyond to make sure his clients are taken care of and no stone is left unturned when it comes to the real estate needs of his clients.I highly recommend you connect with Paul with any questions or concerns related to real estate as he will give you the honest and upfront answer.

Tom M

Paul was an excellent realtor throughout the entire process.

He was there for us from our initial phone call when we first expressed interest in buying a house until the day we closed on our new home. As first time home buyers, we appreciated that Paul never told us what to do but instead asked us the right questions so we could make the best decisions. His expertise in the field was an asset to our search because he was able to point out details that we would have never thought of at first glance. Even after we picked out our house, Paul was equally valuable when working through the contractual part of the process. We are so thankful to have had Paul on our side and would highly recommend his services to anyone looking to buy a house. Thanks!

David H

Paul is a great Realtor.

He works with amazing partners, has amazing communication skills and was the expert I was hoping to find. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a new home.

Adaline W

Paul is a great agent!

He listened to our wants and needs and helped us find a wonderful home in the area we preferred. It was not an easy process in this market, so we appreciated that he was always on the lookout for the type of house we wanted and kept us moving forward. We definitely recommend Paul!

Melinda Kirby

We honestly can't say enough good things about Paul!

From start to finish, he made our first home purchase a breeze. Paul was always available and super responsive throughout the whole process and made us feel comfortable with his extensive knowledge of the local market. His detail oriented approach and amazing team of lenders, lawyers and agents also made for a seamless and quick closing. We really felt that he had our best interests at heart and would recommend him time and time again. Thanks again Paul, we love our new home!

Chelsea Olsen

We initially contacted Mr.

Swanson because he had sold our neighbor's home and they recommended him. Paul came prepared with a list of qualified potential buyers so the property was sold within a short time with few showings needed. He was very responsive and always answered calls immediately. He scheduled showings with respect for our schedules and with ample notice. He clearly explained any questions we had and thoroughly discussed our needs and goals. He provided very good suggestions for preparing the house. He knows the local market in detail and up to the minute and was able to price the house correctly with respect to others for sale or recently sold in the area. He also sold it for a price above our original expectations. He was also scrupulous about covid-19 precautions. Paul is a most pleasant person personally and he has a courteous and professional manner of dealing with people that lets you know that he understands and respects the issues and anxieties of buying and selling a home, and he can help you overcome them. We were pleased with the results of our business with Paul, and personally very pleased to meet him. We would certainly recommend him.

Steve Nichols

My wife introduced me to this ’trustworthy agent' she’s known for a couple years.

As a first-time homebuyer and working professional, I was looking for someone that was trustworthy, knowledgable of the local real estate landscape and the players, patient, savvy and most of all focused on personal service. Paul delivered this and more.Paul was very patient while we transitioned our lives to house-hunting mode. Despite the process taking nearly a year, we never felt pressured to hurry up or a lowered interest in us since the process was taking long.Paul invested the time in understanding what we were looking for which was greatly appreciated, because it resulted in him only providing curated properties that captured the spirit of what we were looking for. Eventually Paul was able to find us our home *before it even hit the market*. Once negotiations started, Paul had relationships with the attorneys on both sides, the selling agent, with everyone. He was incredibly available and responsive. Our negotiation process took 3 days with 4 offers going back, and Paul keeping us calm on calls happening at even 11pm.At the end of it all, he maintained composure and professionalism and overall kept our spirts up throughout the entire process. He’s the real deal, genuine and knowledgable through and through. We didn’t just find a good agent, we found OUR agent and cemented a friendship for life. Thank you for everything Paul!

Sami R

We worked with Paul for over a year in preparing to sell our home.

He was helpful, informative, and patient with us through the process. We believe his recommendations and guidance helped us to sell our home quickly and for a good price. He was always very professional and had good contacts for us when we needed them. During the sale process, he kept us informed and was very responsive. We are happy to recommend Paul.

Michelle R

Paul was outstanding to work with.

He guided us through the complex process of selling our house and purchasing a new home. I think what sticks out about Paul was his phenomenal communication. He never missed any one of our calls, and replied to texts promptly. He always gave us updates without me even needing to ask for one. He was very knowledgable about homes during showings and understanding of our unique situation. I would highly recommend him to to anyone looking to buy or sell their home.

Angelica G

We recently worked with Paul in buying our first property.

He not only helped us find the ideal house style we were looking for but also the perfect location. Throughout the entire process, he was extremely responsive each step of the way. We had such a positive buying experience and will be recommending Paul to our friends and family.

Colleen P

Paul is absolutely fantastic!

My husband and I have been working with him for the last several months as we were trying to decide what the next steps for our family were. Every step of the way, Paul was supportive and very thorough in explaining the pros and cons between the things we were considering. Paul goes above and beyond for his clients, and is definitely a great person to have on your team when making decisions as important as these! I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who is looking for an A+ realtor.**Update: One year later Paul just helped us in buying our first home. Yet again every step of this process was completely seamless thanks to Paul’s hard work and commitment to educating his clients. THANK YOU PAUL!

Jamie B

Paul is, hands down, the best realtor one will ever find!

He made our first-time home buying experience perfect! Paul is knowledgeable and competent as well as patient and understanding. The thing we loved most about Paul as our realtor is that he truly cares about us and wanted us to find the best home where we would be happy (which he did!). We honestly can't thank him enough for all that he's done. We highly recommended him to anyone looking for a home!

Courtney W

Paul made our home buying and selling process easy!

He is very responsive, a great listener and most of all a trusted partner in such a big decision. He shared great market knowledge and went above and beyond to make our move as smooth as possible. He even guided the movers on where to put our furniture when we were still at the closing. Paul is a class act and I would highly recommend.

Deana L

Paul is great to work with.

He listens to what you want and need, and delivers. He is flexible and makes himself available based on the client schedule. He is very knowledgeable about the market and was a pleasure to work with.

Irina G

Paul has been the listing agent for my dad’s home.

I cannot say enough about Paul. He has been absolutely wonderful throughout this whole process. Paul has been there every step of the way with care and professionalism. No matter what my concern, question, worry, Paul helped with all of it. My dad died in April and I said to Paul “you are not just selling a home, you are selling a life.” My dad lived in that home for over 60 years and that was also my childhood home. I cared for my dad in that home for the last 6 1/2 years and on Wednesday we will close on that home and that will be the physical end of it for me but Paul has made the process so much easier. You have a wonderful agent representing Baird & Warner and I will recommend Paul to anyone I know who may be looking to buy or sell. Thank you for providing such great service.

Regina G

Paul is great to work with.

He listens to what you want and need, and delivers. He is flexible and makes himself available based on the client schedule. He is very knowledgeable about the market and was a pleasure to work with.Fall 2020- we had the pleasure of working with Paul again and he was able to quickly sell our previous home. He is always available when we need him, has great communication, helped us with staging since we were already moved out, and has great knowledge of the current market. Highly recommend him!

Irina G

Paul was an excellent realtor throughout the entire process.

He was there for us from our initial phone call when we first expressed interest in buying a house until the day we closed on our new home. As first time home buyers, we appreciated that Paul never told us what to do but instead asked us the right questions so we could make the best decisions. His expertise in the field was an asset to our search because he was able to point out details that we would have never thought of at first glance. Even after we picked out our house, Paul was equally valuable when working through the contractual part of the process. We are so thankful to have had Paul on our side and would highly recommend his services to anyone looking to buy a house. Thanks!

David H

This was my husband and I’s second time using Paul to sell our home, and just like the first time, we were really happy with the results!

Paul is very professional, attentive to detail and very easy to work with. He responded very quickly to every email, text and phone call, and gave us expert advice. He was able to get us a solid offer in just a few weeks. Paul works very hard for his clients and I would highly recommend him for your real estate needs. I will be referring all my friends and family to Paul.

Sanam G

Paul Swanson is a director on the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce and I got to know and trust him through the Chamber over the last few years.

Dealing with Paul is always a delight. He doesn't waste your time and he's a straight-shooter. He gave us homework for each step of the way which we completed like a paint by numbers picture. One foot in front of the other. Do what he says and your house may sell prior to listing as our's did and within 1% of the asking price! Once we knew we had a deal, Paul showed us properties in one Saturday of exactly what we wanted to live in next and struck the deal there too! I highly recommend his services.

Gail H

Bill and I listed his Mom's house with Paul.

What a pleasant experience. Paul went above and beyond the call of duty. He sold the house in 2 days, answered all our questions and calls, which is a rarity these days. He did not pass us on to another one of his colleagues as we have had done to us before. He treated us like we family. I would recommend this # 1 in our books Realtor to anyone. Bill and Stacey Jurek

William H. Jurek

Paul was so great to work with.

His communication was beyond excellent. He was always accessible and would provide myself and my husband with very detailed explanations and answers to our questions, which we had a lot of since this is our first time buying a home. I would very highly recommend Paul to anyone. His persistence and positive attitude are what got us this home. I have no doubt that if we were using a different Realtor, we would not have made it to this point. Thank you Paul!

Carly Y

For those considering - Paul Swanson is incredible!

He helped us buy the most incredible home. This was our first home and experience buying anything this large and significant and he helped us understand every part of the process, had phenomenal and trustworthy partners for financing, legal help (even down to handymen) and was overall so responsive and communicative! I think I talked to him more than my husband when we were going through the process! I thought we would look forever, but landed on perfection the 4th home and within a month, we closed! I know this doesn't happen that often, but buying a home with Paul Swanson was a painless process! Thank you so much, Paul! We LOVE our new home! Couldn't have done it without you!

Julie W

From start to finish, our listing/selling experience was seamless.

At every turn, Paul was ready with the right guidance and advice, which helped us to make the smartest decisions. Paul was always available, always pleasant, always demonstrating that he truly had our best interests in mind. We would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home.

Dick &

I have worked with a lot of realtors over the years and Paul is at the top of the list.

What I like most about Paul is a few things; 1) he is NOT pushy, I am in sales and I HATE when realtors or for that matter anybody tries to be a pushy 'used cars salesman' with me. Paul is not that way at all - he calm, collective, confident and represented us well. 2) he is excellent with communication - answers his phone and or texts anytime of the day. 3). He knows the market very well - gave great advice and is a pillar in the Park Ridge community. 4). He is a great guy, gives to the community and gives free pies every year around the holidays to anyone he works with. who does not love a free pie? Overall Paul is a great guy, if you are looking to buy or sell your house anywhere in the Chicago area but especially Park Ridge or nearby suburbs, Paul is the no brainer realtor you should hire!

Jeff K

Paul is a pro when it comes to selling your home or assisting in finding the home of your dreams.

The organization Paul has in his process will impress. His clients understand what is going on, every step of the way. Paul is very professional and so successful in all areas when it comes to being a real estate agent.

Rosetta M

I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Paul on a number of occasions over the last 5 years.

He has always come through as a consummate professional that truly values the needs, goals and desires of his clients. He always goes above and beyond to make sure his clients are taken care of and no stone is left unturned when it comes to the real estate needs of his clients. I highly recommend you connect with Paul with any questions or concerns related to real estate as he will give you the honest and upfront answer.

Tom M

Paul was always there every step of the way via phone calls, texting and email.

He found us the perfect home in the neighborhood we wanted to stay in at a great price. When we hit a few road blocks at the end with the sellers, he proved to be a true professional and keep the deal together. Thanks again Paul for all your efforts and hard work. We look forward to being your neighbors and giving you referrals in the future!

Frank Liskovec

As a first time buyer, I was a little anxious about the whole process of searching for, finding, and buying a new home.

I was fortunate enough to work with Paul Swanson as my realtor as he made the entire experience comfortable and fun. From the moment I began working with Paul, I felt at ease. His down-to-earth personality always made me feel like he was more of a friend than my realtor, and his comprehensive knowledge and sound advice always gave me confidence in the process of buying my first home. My process was more complicated than most since I bought a bank-owned foreclosed property. Throughout the months of stress, waiting, and disappointments from the seller, I was always reassured by Paul's constant attention to my situation. He was in daily contact with the seller's agent and did everything in his power to expedite the purchase of my home. When he finally put the keys in my hands, he gave me a big hug, and I truly felt that he was as happy and excited for me as I was for myself. Because of Paul's hard work and constant support, I am certain that I could not have been in better hands as I purchased my first home.

Kate Magnuson

Paul is absolutely fantastic!

My husband and I have been working with him for the last several months as we were trying to decide what the next steps for our family were. Every step of the way, Paul was supportive and very thorough in explaining the pros and cons between the things we were considering. Paul goes above and beyond for his clients, and is definitely a great person to have on your team when making decisions as important as these! I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who is looking for an A+ realtor.**Update: One year later Paul just helped us in buying our first home. Yet again every step of this process was completely seamless thanks to Paul’s hard work and commitment to educating his clients. THANK YOU PAUL!

Jamie B
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"I loved working with Paul. He is very knowledgeable about the neighborhood, and guided me through the process with great expertise. We also had fun along the way - he was a pleasure to work with!

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5/5.0
by addawink
"Paul was always there every step of the way via phone calls, texting and email. He found us the perfect home in the neighborhood we wanted to stay in at a great price. When we hit a few road blocks at ... more "
5/5.0
by flisko828
"We could not have been more pleased with Paul’s work in helping us find a condo. He was patient, knowledgeable, and generous with his time as we searched many properties to find exactly what we were looking ... more "
5/5.0
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