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Testimonials

 

Lauren E. – buyer

“Lisa Faulkner was a joy to work with on all accounts. She is incredibly knowledgeable about the ins and out of the very complicated San Francisco real estate market. As first time buyers, she was able to walk us through the entire process and made us feel comfortable from the very beginning. She was always available when we needed her and was able to get offers submitted incredibly quickly. I have no doubt in my mind that we would never have ended up in such a great house had it not been for her hard work and dedication.”

Mark & Heidi F. – buyer and seller

“As many people know, buying a home can be a very stressful time.  Let alone, buying and selling in the same month.  I wanted to extend our deepest gratitude to both Paul & Kara and the entire Warrin Team for making this process so manageable. From the first time we met, you clearly demonstrated a collective calmness and thorough understanding of the real estate market.  It was also so helpful and unexpected to have Kara’s continual support and her unbelievable ability to visualize what the rest us would never be able to imagine.   You have both truly made our dream a reality.  We sincerely appreciate your time, your patience and your professionalism.” 

Don & Patricia C. – seller

“Paul and Kara transformed our Marina flat into a showcase home. Paul’s market knowledge and Kara’s keen sense of style, proved to be a powerful combination. At every stage of the process, Paul exceeded our expectations. His market knowledge, negotiating skills, and insistence on perfection in preparing and marketing was simply extraordinary.  Although Paul’s services are in high demand, he always made us feel as though we were his only client.”

Susan R. – buyer

“Paul and Kara were absolutely amazing in helping us buy the home of our dreams and I cannot say enough positive things about the entire experience with them. I will eternally be grateful to both of them for enabling us to now live in this incredible house!!! They took the time to understand the criteria we were looking for, sent all options to explore and then made sure that when we submitted a bid, it was a competitive offer based on her thorough research on the comps and what would be the ideal/terms/price etc. They knew the market and what it would take to secure our dream house BUT she and Paul were also adamant that we not “over pay”. Paul also pre-read all the house disclosures and translated this into layman’s terms which was invaluable in understanding what we were really in for (ie: no surprises later). It was crystal clear Kara and Paul had our best long term interest in mind and operate with the highest integrity– it was not at all about “closing a deal”. Kara and Paul also worked closely with our banker on the best bid terms and then also worked closely with the title company to close on the house in a seamless fashion. Once we closed, they hooked me up with an amazing handy man and Kara & Paul came over to the house to review the entire inspection report with the handyman to ensure the high priority items were addressed and review the property with us and the selling agent to ensure there was a seamless hand-off from previous owners. I feel extremely fortunate and cannot thank Kara and Paul enough for helping us land our true dream house!”   

Jennifer & Nick W. – buyer and seller

“Paul & Kara are a dynamic, powerhouse team who made the experience of both buying and selling in the complicated Marin market a nearly effortless experience for us.  When we purchased a house, their extensive knowledge of the market, deep local contacts, and utmost professionalism allowed us to find exactly the property we wanted.  While preparing the house to sell, Kara’s exquisite design sense, her willingness to go far above and beyond to show the house to its advantage, and her savvy marketing skills enabled us to get absolute top dollar for the property.  Moreover, the importance both Kara and Paul place on responsiveness is unparalleled – no question seemed too small or too silly, and from start to finish their focus on every aspect of our transactions not only reduced our stress, but actually made us feel pampered throughout the process.”

Vikram M. – buyer

“Paul is a stellar agent and I can say with conviction he navigated me very efficiently and seamlessly through the entire process of finding my dream condo, helping me with financing recommendations, negotiating and handholding me throughout the process. Paul and his team sat down with me right in the beginning of this process and understood my needs. I was given a wide variety of properties to consider and given that I am not a local resident of SF, the entire selection and screening process went like clockwork. I had limited time and Paul was able to use my time very efficiently. In summary – this is a guy who knows his job well and I will forever be appreciative for his input and navigation in the entire condo purchase process.”

Angelina G. – buyer

“Paul has extensive knowledge of Marin County and San Francisco real estate and it was a pleasure working with him. Both Paul and Lisa Lehman made the purchase of our first home a pleasant and smooth experience. They knew exactly how to handle a multiple offer situation in a competitive market and are the reason we got our dream home on the first try. I can’t recommend them enough!”

Grant & Belinda H. – buyer and seller

“Paul is a fantastic agent. He has a comprehensive knowledge of the San Francisco market, is very responsive and took a lot of time to understand our family’s needs. In a market with very low supply, Paul went the extra mile and found Pacific Heights properties that had previously been withdrawn from market that met our requirements. We ended up buying one of those properties and could not be happier.”

Susan & Blaine J. – buyer and seller

“Paul and his assistant Lisa were amazing. They are incredibly responsive and attentive. His advice was spot on at all times- in terms of negotiation tactics, pricing etc. It was a fast, clean, perfect close for above comps. He also helped us purchase our new home at a great price in a very competitive market. I have recommended him to ALL of our family and friends. My husband is a retired real estate attorney and thinks he is the best broker with whom he has ever dealt.”

Chelsey R. – buyer

“I wanted to purchase a condominium and the faster the better. Paul made it happen. He found
me an absolutely ideal condo and provided the expert guidance I needed in order to prepare a
successful bid in the competitive market. His personal approach, optimism and super-hard work
ethic are admirable and make him a pleasure to work with. Almost two years later, I’m still very
happy in my condo and neighborhood and with my investment.”

Joe & Hila S. – seller

“Joe and I picked the worst time to sell our condo in the Richmond district, right before the
holidays 2005. On top of that, the market was starting to soften. Still, Paul and Kara took our
home and staged it to look like a catalogue home, than proceeded to send out hundreds of flyers,
and, most importantly, call agents of buyers Paul felt would be interested in our property. It paid
off. After two weeks of showings and lots of anxiety, we sold our home. we even got over
asking. This was something we didn’t think was possible given our timing and the market trend.”

Mark B. – buyer

“Being in the real estate industry myself, I had high expectations for my real estate agent. I have
to say…Paul met them all. From the beginning, Paul invested his time to clearly understand my
needs and took the initiative to help me grasp the dynamics of the market. Paul has excellent
local knowledge & expertise that clearly sets him apart from others. I must have screened
through hundreds of listings and toured dozens of properties week after week. In the end, it was
Paul’s creativity that helped me find a place that was off my radar. And when it was time to make
the offer, Paul’s discipline and focus kicked in to seal the deal. To top it all off, each step of the
process was met with Paul’s calm & collective demeanor which made the whole experience such
a delight.”

Jasmine & John R. – buyer

“Paul is fantastic…he made navigating the somewhat scary waters of buying a home in San
Francisco much less intimidating. Throughout the process, he was extremely responsive, patient
and 100% focused on understanding what we liked, what we didn’t and why. We found a place
that we absolutely love – one of the things we appreciate most is even after the sale was done,
Paul continues to check in on us and has been a great resource for all things home related. We
will definitely use Paul and team for any future needs!”

Anna M. – buyer

“I would absolutely use Paul again for any future real estate needs I have! This was my first
home purchase, and Paul set the standard for what I will expect going forward. Paul took time to
understand my tastes, was constantly in touch with me, keeping me aware of new listings and
talking to me about what I liked and disliked and why, and was unbelievably patient. He always
remained objective and helpful throughout the process, but with no pressure. Once I found the
spot, Paul acted quickly and efficiently. He made the process so easy and painless. Since I found
the place of my dreams, Paul and I have stayed in touch. I value his genuine, personal approach,
and look forward to working with him again.”