Working with Paul and Central Properties has been a fantastic experience. Paul was a wise and extremely knowledgeable guide throughout my extensive housing search. His expertise and knowledge of all aspects of buying a home was indispensable in ultimately finding the house that perfectly fit my (admittedly) exacting criteria, saving me money in the process.
From the outset, Paul was great at understanding what I was looking for. And he was extraordinarily supportive and steadfast throughout what proved to be a very long search, visiting countless properties. Even early on in the process, when I, as a first time buyer, did not yet know the right housing terminology, he got exactly what I was looking for. This proved to be extremely important through the process; when I became frustrated and was tempted to compromise on some of my core search criteria, he gently kept me on track. In the end, I found a house that fit exactly what I wanted all along, in the neighborhood I wanted.
Paul’s understanding of what I wanted also saved me money. When I wanted to put in an offer on a house (that fit most of my search criteria) at the top end of my range, his objective advice led me to decide against it. When I finally found the perfect property (on the same block) a couple of months later, Paul was available around the clock (which proved to me essential for me since I was traveling overseas) to help me pull together the offer documents and advise me on the process. And when there were some hitches in the process, and I was ready to put in an offer several thousand dollars above the list price, he advised a lower figure (just above that price), and my offer was accepted.
Paul’s deep knowledge of the housing market and the DC area is phenomenal. I once called him to ask about a specific address in Capitol Hill, and he immediately knew the block I was talking about, in detail. He also has an astounding breadth of knowledge on technical aspects of home construction and design, and his assessments of the many properties we viewed were essential.
Paul and Central Properties have continued to provide advice and support after the purchase, as I plan for renovations and deal with other issues. I could not be happier with the support, advice and guidance Paul provided throughout this process.