"I contacted Paul through the suggestion of the SF Sotheby's brokerage manager. It was a great match. As I no longer live in SF, I developed our working relationship entirely by phone and email, and my SF business partners met with Paul as needed. Paul immediately provided extensive market data and local neighborhood comp analysis for our two unit, tenant occupied building. I further did other comparative analysis and Paul was very receptive and assisted us with pricing and marketing strategy. Paul was extremely flexible and helpful given the needs of the tenants and in holding open houses and tours, both public and private. His responsiveness and follow up at each stage of the listing, showings, offer, and ultimately escrow close was extremely professional and appropriately personal at the same time. I would absolutely recommend him and would work with him again if the need arises." Jeff Demma

"Paul is the consummate professional. He knows the market and is well respected by other professionals in real estate. Throughout the entire process, he retains a very calming presence and is more than willing to assist with any problems that may arise. He is someone whose advice is sound and based on breadth of experience. I also appreciate the way in which he was able to manage expectations even when it may be something you don't want to hear. Honesty and integrity also come to mind when I think about Paul. There is no doubt that I would recommend him or use him again should the need arise.
"  Mark Hickey


Paul is a super star. He was extremely patient and relentless in helping me find the lowest budget condo (amidst his other fancy clients), then guided me through making the place look wonderful, and then sold it at a great price. I wish other agents were like him -- so wish I could use him for my out of state purchase, too!"  Kah

"Thank you so much for helping us close on this apartment. Your patience, good humor, and smart thinking during an incredibly long escrow was sincerely appreciated. We couldn't have done it without you!"  Shalin and Natasha

"Paul, we appreciate all you have done for us in making this such a smooth transition.  Thank you for your organization and all you did to make this a successful transaction.  Truly, you're the best!"  Nob Hill Sellers in Laguna Beach
 

“I just wanted you to know how pleased I am to have had the pleasure of working with Paul Ybarbo.  He did a great job and kept me apprised of everything as it was happening.  He also went above and beyond when it came to getting papers signed (not easy when you live at such a distance).  I could not be happier.  You and your company go out of the way to help and it is noticed and appreciated.  Should I ever buy or sell a building again, I would look to Sotheby's for their help. Thank you!”  Michelle Kalina
 

"Paul is a terrific agent. He put our condo on the market quickly, helped us find a great staging agency, and sold our condo well above our expectations! I could not have dreamt a smoother transaction. Paul is straightforward, sets clear expectations and follows through. He addressed our questions and kept us well informed of the process."  Marco Falcioni
 
After 23 years of loving my condo, Paul gently coached me through the process of putting it up for sale.  He worked patiently with me for over 3 years until I was truly ready; his guidance and recommendations regarding staging and showing the condo were spot on!  He calmly advised me through the multiple inspections all the way to the successful closing.  I strongly recommend Paul to anyone entering the world of real estate negotiations.  He is a master of his profession."  Gene Rich
 
Buying and selling was a stressful and emotional experience, but Paul steadied us through the process, allayed our concerns, provided great advice and made the process as smooth as could be expected. He recommended great resources to paint and stage; at the same time, he found and negotiated the purchase of our new home. We are now living in it and couldn't be happier! Paul is a man of great integrity and service. We highly recommend him." Marica Chen (repeat client)
 
"I echo my Dad's comments on a wonderful and very successful sale of our condo. We greatly appreciate your expertise, dedication, and thoroughness with everything you did to complete the sale. We couldn't be happier! It was a pleasure working with you and I will definitely recommend you to others."  Sabrina Ishimatsu
 
"I wanted to offer our appreciation for the marvelous job that you did in selling the condo. From beginning to end, you were extremely thorough, creative, and diligent. Please feel free to us in any testimonials you may need in the future. And, of course, we will certainly refer you to any contacts we may have for real estate purchases/sales. Thank you again for all of your help." Art and Reni Yasuda
 
"Paul is incredibly knowledgeable, patient and professional. He provided a successful and detailed strategy for selling an inherited property for above the asking price with multiple offers.  Along the way, he took the time to educate me and share some fun.  I would gladly recommend him to anyone needing an excellent and compassionate realtor."  Elaine Chu
 
"Throughout the process of selling our property, your professionalism, your attention to detail, and your ability to help us stay calm in the midst of our chaos has been a blessing!  We cannot thank you enough for your support.  Your knowledge and experience proved invaluable.  You have been an absolute pleasure to work with -- our highest recommendations!  Anyone fortunate enough to work with you will not be disappointed."  Outer Richmond Sellers
 
“Paul was patient, knowledgeable, a real pro, and he didn't let me lose focus!  This was a long escrow due to a condo conversion and all the financing issues.  He was the only person in the process that didn't make me crazy.  If you have any other clients relocating, you should be very comfortable referring them to Paul."  Susie Daley
 
"Working with Paul was a great pleasure.  I had a unique situation with my unit and Paul was able to confidently navigate me through all of the various issues.  He was extremely attentive, understanding and most of all, patient.  Additionally, I greatly appreciated the fact that he gave me his honest opinion.  I truly felt that he was looking out for my best interests, and as a client, I value this deeply.”  Chris Packard (Russian Hill Seller in Brazil)
 
"In a tough, tough market, Paul had the skills of a diplomat, the supportiveness of a mentor and the warmth of a friend.  We were selling under time pressure from another state, but he made things look easy.  We were particularly impressed when he overcame several unexpected sticking points with perfectly crafted emails to the agents of potential buyers."  Nob Hill Sellers (from Boston)
 
"When we started the process of searching for a condo, we had the very good fortune to connect with Paul.   Paul has been absolutely fantastic to work with.  He has been professional at all times, knowledgeable, patient and with his expert help we were able to obtain what we wanted.  We would most highly recommend Paul to anyone seeking real estate."  Abdallah and Barbara Zamaria
   
"I would highly recommend Paul to anyone seeking a truly professional realtor whether you are looking to sell or buy your home.  I just had the pleasure of working with him in the sale of my condo, which I owned and loved for 23 years.  I had a great offer in less than 2 weeks of it being on the market.  It was a great experience working with him on all levels!"  Angie Wilcox and Associates
   
"Thank you for helping me navigate the waters throughout the process of finding the right home for me.  I truly appreciate your expertise, patience, and for making this purchase a reality!"  Debbie Lambert (repeat client)
   
"I feel fortunate to have worked with you...I will certainly recommend you to everyone I know! Really, thank you for everything.  I am very very happy with the way this turned out."  South Beach Buyers
 
"I want to thank you again for your very professional handling of my sale, as well as being an extremely nice guy in the process!"  Ed Rategan (repeat client)


"What can we say about Paul, but just superb!  We were recommended to Paul by a friend.  Being first time home buyers we had reservations and fears.  Thanks to Paul, he knew how to handle them.  He found us the perfect house - we couldn't be happier and we can recommend him 100%.  Like he says:  "My goals are simple, their yours," so true!"  Cliff and Carlos

"We were looking to sell our home fast and for a good price.  We sold in three days and well above asking!  We are ecstatic with the results."  Kevin & Katie Tripp
   
"Paul exceeded our expectations.  He was thorough, courteous and friendly.  He went above and beyond the call of duty.  We'd recommend him to our friends in a heartbeat."  Erin and Jeetu Ganju
 
"Professional - that is how I would describe Paul.  From preparing our home to sell, to pricing strategies, Paul was assisting the entire time.  The net net of it:  we sold our place in 5 days at over asking.  He exceeded my expectations and I can't recommend him enough."  Scott and Hope Tompkins

 

 "Paul is someone I respect for his integrity, knowledge, compassion and patience. When tough decisions need to be made, and in circumstances where emotions may run high, Paul's calm and confident manner helps pave the way.  I am happy to refer friends and neighbors to a true professional in the complex world of real estate."  Kay Rousseau (repeat client)
 

"Paul has assisted us with three transactions; he has guided us through tedious condominium paperwork, single family home disclosures, and has provided peace of mind that is sometimes hard to find during a purchase or sale.  He's a direct, no-nonsense, calming and clear ally in the complex world of real estate."  Kathryn and Rudy Rupert (repeat client) 

"Paul was incredibly professional, detail-oriented and fun to work with. We have two young children and Paul was very sensitive to our needs/restrictions.  At the end of the day, he drove the process to a successful, above asking sale with multiple interested parties.  We couldn't have been happier."  Renee and Charlie Ryan

"Paul provided a highly successful strategy for my condominium sale that allowed me to price, prepare & sell the property, and navigate all obstacles with unexpected ease.  He educated me about the sales process in a step-by-step manner.  Also, Paul took the time to understand my life situation and time constraints - but made sure we partnered as a team to get the result we wanted.  Paul secured an offer that exceeded my most optimistic expectations.  I unreservedly and wholeheartedly recommend Paul to anyone seeking excellent, impeccable, professional, unqualified knowledge and service."  Shannon Kelly

"Paul:  I wanted to thank you and let you know how much I appreciated your help and patience when we were looking for a property.  You educated me through the process and I can't thank you enough for all your help."  Sandy and Dick Cunha

"Paul:   I want to thank you for everything that you did in securing the sale of our property.  (i) getting comps and doing a wonderful job explaining them, (ii) meeting several times for the staging, (iii) securing a stager, (iv) dealing with the HOA, (v) finding a painter, handyman and cleaner and, because we were away, advancing the funds to pay them, and (vi) taking the overall responsibility for the preparation, marketing and sale of the property.  I must admit that I usually don't have very nice things to say about brokers and salespeople, but you exceeded all of our expectations.  Thanks a million."  Steven H. Herman, Law Offices of Steven H. Herman

"Hi Paul -- As you know, this was an unusual transaction in that it involved the last property my mother and father lived in, and held many wonderul memories for all of us.  With that said, this could have been a very emotional experience and one that would have been hard to handle.  You took all the stress off of both Steve and me (especially me), and for that I am truly grateful.  Thanks again, Paul."  Julie Riccio

"Paul:  I want to again thank you for all of your assistance in listing and selling our home.  All of your extra time and energy, plus your incredible attention to detail, helped make what could have been a difficult sale, very easy.  I have never before experienced a real estate agent monitoring a listing as closely as you did.  Your help in closing our escrow (and standing by for movers) while we were on vacation was truly appreciated.  I would highly recommend your services to anyone without reservation.  I wish you continued success."  Joe and Marcia Riggio, Joseph Riggio Investments

"Following a high recommendation, my wife Ginny and I began to work with Paul.  We found him extremely pleasant, very knowledgeable about the various properties in the areas we were interested in and uncommonly patient as he "educated" us on the realities of San Francisco real estate.  Paul skillfullly guided us through the review of CC&Rs and closing.  We owe it all to Paul!"  Ed and Ginny Rategan