Near West Buyers 2015
We were first time homebuyers and had a lot to learn about the process. As we found out during our home purchase, the process is very complicated (not just finding a house and placing an offer, but also all the details between accepted offer and closing date). Paul was excellent in aiding us through the home buying process.
Paul is a great communicator and was always very quick to respond to questions day or night. Paul set up showings very quickly for us and we were often one of the first people to see a house once it was available. Once at a house, Paul was a wealth of practical information we needed (we learned a lot about houses). For example, he would immediately identify potential problem areas. Paul has a good eye for well-maintained houses: we always spent time examining the furnace, water heater, basement, roof, etc.
Paul is extremely familiar with the Madison housing market. We wanted to buy in one of three near-west neighborhoods that were very competitive and do not have much turnover, therefore Paul’s responsiveness and knowledge was key to seeing a home very quickly.
Most importantly, Paul listened to us. He was very good about keeping our interests and needs prioritized. We have recommended him to others and they also had successful home buying experiences
CP & AM
Bought AND Sold Verona 2015
Paul was great to work with. It was very refreshing to work with someone that really knew his stuff, was professional and responsive. He was straight forward and did not beat around the bush and could do that with a sense of humor. Having dealt with other realtors over the years, he is hands down one of the best. I would highly recommend him to any of my family and friends and would definitely use him again for my real estate needs.
Campus 2-Flat 2015
Paul was very helpful through the whole process. I would recommend Paul due to his knowledge and his overall responsiveness in buying a home. With Paul as my realor, I purchased my first home. He made the process very clear and concise. Overall I was very pleased with him as a realtor.
On the Isthmus…
“Paul is the man!
We first called up Paul last winter when we wanted to start looking at a few houses just to get a feel for the market in Madison. We looked at 3 or 4 houses together and he taught us a lot about what to look for, how much the house was truly worth, what certain renovations would end up costing – and, after like 15 years doing real estate in Madison, he has the experience to back it up. He could practically be an appraiser he knows a ton about the structure of house and where there may be problems lurking.
Fast forward to August and while we weren’t ready to buy a house just yet, but we biked past a house that from the outside was exactly what we were looking for. Texted Paul and he texted right back saying “I can meet you there in an hour.” He’s always super responsive via text and there when you need him!
We spent two hours walking the house together, asking him many questions and he had so much knowledge on no matter what we threw at him. We realized we wanted to put an offer on it. Paul put us in touch with a lender friend who got us preapproval that day (on 4pm on a Saturday) as we were in a hurry to beat the open house the next day. Paul wrote up all the contracts that night at 11pm, we had an offer on the house within 24 hours, and the sellers accepted the next day. Paul is the guy if you are trying to score a great house on the isthmus where good property moves very quickly.
He took care of everything over the course of the next few weeks as we were getting married and going on our honeymoon. Yeah, terrible (or, great?) timing. We didn’t worry about it at all as we knew the process was in good hands. We came back, had the inspection, and closed within 30 days of making the offer. We basically owe our awesome new house to Paul!
KT December 2015
My wife and I worked with Paul to purchase our first home. We enjoyed working with Paul. He helped us identify the characteristics we were looking for in a home and location and tailored the search accordingly. We began the search in January hoping to close in late spring or early summer (and as it turns out our plan worked), and Paul was there every step of the way, helping to evaluate listings, taking us on walkthroughs, and managing expectations. All the while we felt like his top priority, though based on the number of Zillow reviews Paul is clearly a busy man. His experience, instincts, and contacts made him an invaluable resource to new buyers like us. His sense of humor, responsiveness, and willingness to work with our timeline helped keep stress to a minimum. We recommend Paul without hesitation.
Near East 2015
Paul’s knowledge of the construction of homes was always impressive. He was able to tell us what to look for and pointed out areas that are sub par or in need of repair.
Paul was very personable and easy to get along with. He was very patient with us throughout the process.
My wife and I would be happy to recommend him to others interested in finding the home of their dreams!
Near West, 2015
We recently purchased our first home with Paul as our buyer’s agent. We looked at around 15 homes before finding one that fit our needs.
Paul was very knowledgeable about the inner workings of a house. While working with him, we learned about many things to look for that might be of concern to a home inspector and of interest to us as future homeowners. He was also very pleasant to work with, and we always enjoyed looking at houses with him. It is obvious that he truly cares about his work and helping buyers find the best possible home for them.
Paul was very responsive and available. If we wanted to see a house, he replied to our e-mails almost immediately and set up showings within a day or two.
Paul was able to answer all of our questions about the process of buying a house and was available to help with each step. He communicated with sellers, the home inspector, our loan officer, etc. He also offered advice regarding things we should consider when making an offer.
We had an excellent experience purchasing a home with Paul and highly recommend him!
Nothing but good things to say about Paul and my neighbor would say the same. He wasn’t pushy, even talked me out of a house that wasn’t right for us when he could have made a sale. He helped us wait and find our dream house in the neighborhood we were looking in. Friendly manner, very knowledgeable about the area, helped us make an educated choice. I hope we never have to move but he would be a go-to again if we were looking in this area!
Paul Anderson is a fantastic realtor whose expertise, supportive nature, and humor make finding and purchasing a home a positive experience. My husband and I relocated to Madison for a position at the university. As we were not familiar with the area, Paul helped us get to know different neighborhoods and figure out what made sense in regards to price, location, and the size of the home we were looking for. We were so very thankful for the opportunity to work with Paul.
“Paul. You Rock”
As a first time home buyer, I was a bit anxious as to what the process would entail. I’m very glad I chose Paul as my real estate agent. He was extremely responsive whether it was over the phone, text, or e-mail; and was there every step of the way. It was very refreshing to even be talked out of certain properties due to condition and potential money pits! That being said, he has a lot of knowledge of property itself, such as noticing a sump pump in a basement that has frequent water problems, potential code issues, issues that would be run into down the line, etc. Paul knows the market, what sells and what doesn’t, and if the prices are right. He also was able to handle negotiations with the listing agent to help me obtain a home warranty among many other aspects. This is not a guy that’s out there just to make some commission off you. He will help you find a place that’s right for you and fine tune your search based on qualities you’re specifically looking for. I will contact Paul again if I ever decide to sell and buy another property, and will recommend him to anyone buying or selling their home or property. Thanks again, Paul. You rock!
We were looking for a house in Madison while living in California and Paul was great to work with. He was very responsive to questions and helped us find neighborhoods that we would like.
We came to Madison for a long weekend of looking at houses and Paul took us to all the houses we could want to see. He was very helpful and stayed within our price range.
When we found the house we wanted and had an offer accepted, Paul was very knowledgable during the home walkthrough and inspection. I wouldn’t hesitate to contact Paul again for our next house, he goes above and beyond any expectations.
Paul is amazing. Not only has he help me navigate through buying a house, he has also helped me sell a house. He is like having your own home inspector in your back pocket when buying and finding the perfect house.
Paul was awesome! My fiance and I had recently moved to Madison and were considering whether or not to buy a house or a condo. When I first called Paul to suggest we look at places I had found on Trulia, he immediately provided good background on the places (neighborhood, resale trends in the neighborhood, and even knew that this particular property had previous tenants that had smoked). Paul laid out the whole process well, providing great feedback and advice at every step – much appreciated and needed for first-time home buyers. Throughout the home-buying process, Paul was flexible, considerate, knowledgeable, and downright fun to work with – highly recommend to anyone interested in buying a home in the Madison area!
Mr. Anderson was lovely to work with. He was very knowledgeable, and he showed us a variety of places for comparison purposes, which was quite helpful. We would happily recommend Mr. Anderson to everyone else in the future.
We found Paul through Zillow when we had just moved to Madison. We didn’t know any of the neighborhoods and just blindly picked a realtor. We totally lucked out picking Paul! He has lived in and around Madison for many years and knows all of the smaller neighborhoods. He listens to what you are looking for and is not pushy. He never showed us anything out of our price range unless we asked to see it specifically. He is dedicated and hard-working. We worked with him for 18 months before we found our perfect home! He never once complained or wrote us off. He was always enthusiastic about new listings and often got us in to see them the same day or next day. During our offer process he worked late hours to make sure everything went smoothly with our quick closing. He goes to every home inspection and has learned a lot over the years. He was quick to point out “deal-breakers” in some houses even before we got to the offer stage. I really appreciated his thoroughness and helpful attitude. I recommend Paul without reservation to anyone seriously considering buying a home. We’ll use him again when we move!
Extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and responsive. Gave me an honest assessment of market, and my home’s likely sales price range. Performed necessary functions quickly and accurately. Paul was a prompt communicator
Paul went above and beyond at every step. He is the one who will give you the low down and answer your worried emails at 2am. He knew the area very well and was able to speak to the area and it’s residents, he had all the forms ready and to us as soon as we were ready to make an offer. Paul explained each form and step as we went to make sure we were comfortable and informed. Paul was available 24/7 and made sure that when ever we had a question, we had an answer within a few hours. When it came time to send a counter offer Paul walked us through our options and helped us seal the deal and beat out three other offers for our dream home. We couldn’t have done this without him!
I have and will continue to recommend him to anyone who is buying or selling a home in Madison
Sun Prairie WI
We moved from Texas in summer of 2014 first for my wife’s job, and then I moved in a few months later. I found Paul while surfing zillow.com early in 2014. At that time we had not decided whether we wanted to buy a home in Madison or rent. Being from south Texas, we had no idea of life in the snow country and old houses with basements. Paul was very organized, patient, and methodical from the very first meeting. We decided on a timeline for beginning a search, closing and possible move and stuck to it. At every step, Paul was ahead of the curve. We changed our desired locality/neighborhoods more than three times. Having worked with other realtors in Texas before, I was very impressed with Paul’s hawk eye about construction details of houses, features, appliances, flooring, maintenance history, traffic patterns around the house and many other minutia, which we would have missed. Paul can dig deep into the bones of the house very quickly and we learned a lot about houses in Madison area with him. We finally found a house matching our tastes and requirements, and Paul very astutely advised on the offer and timing of the offer, which led to a successful closing in a perfect neighborhood, in the very competitive sellers marker in spring 2015. Working with Paul has led to a complete change in perspective of my otherwise mundane opinion of Realtors. I highly recommend Paul for house search in Madison area.
As first time buyers searching for a home that would best suit our needs, my wife and I found Paul to be a great help to us as our buyer’s agent. He was very knowledgeable and was able to answer any questions we had while providing insight into things we might not have considered during the buying process. With his experience and pool of resources in the south central Wisconsin area, he aided us in locating and negotiating the purchase of our new home in a very timely and organized manner. We would recommend Paul Anderson to anyone looking to purchase a home and would gladly seek to retain his services again if the need were ever to arise
Paul is a top notch professional. He recently represented us in our home purchase and we could not have asked for a better agent. He knows the Madison area and helped us pinpoint the right location and then quickly got us into the right house. He is upfront with everything, super patient and super responsive. I’d recommend him in an instant. Thank you!
Paul made my experience a wonderful one! He was very patient and informative with me, someone who has never bought a home before. Any questions I had or any reminder I needed Paul was always there to help. I would be happy to recommend him to anyone. I was thankful to have his help during this huge step in my life.
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