Paul Smith

    Paul Smith

    Paul is currently Broker and Co-Owner of Century 21 Triangle Group with offices in Cary, Raleigh and Fuquay Varina. Paul enjoys Mentoring and Training new Agents.

    Paul has sold over 3900 homes including New Construction, Resale Properties, Land and Commercial property. Paul holds the designations of Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and Advanced Commercial Advisor (ACA).

    Paul grew up in Malden, MA a Northern suburb of Boston. Paul received his Bachelor's Degree in Biology and Chemistry from Northeastern University and Certification in Medical Technology. Paul worked at the famed New England Deaconess Hospital and Joslin Diabetes Clinic for several years before leaving for the private Biomedical sector.

    Paul has held several positions including Technical Product Specialist, Customer Support Manager. Blood Gas and Electrolyte Product Manager and Regional Sales Representative for International companies including Johnson and Johnson, AMDEV and NOVA Biomedical.

    Paul and wife Diane owned 2 Dunkin Donuts Franchises in Marlboro, MA also for 11 years prior to relocating to North Carolina in 1995. Paul started his Real Estate career in 1997 and joined Clayton, NC Builder and Developer Ashley Turner in 2000 to form Columbus Real Estate which Paul purchased in 2003 and then affiliated with a National Franchisor.

    My Client Testimonials

    Paul Smith was very help and very efficient in the selling of my father's home in my time of need. I live in Jersey, and my fatherss house being in North Carolina, he did everything he could to sell the house and expedite the sale. I very much appreciated and thank him for everything that he did for me, and would recommend him to anyone looking for a broker. ~ Dottie P. from New Jersey
    It has been a pleasure working with Paul for three years now! He has assisted me in the past with obtaining two rental properties and now with my first home purchase for my son and I. Paul acted on my behalf and secured a space [on a list] for me to be able to purchase a home, which unbeknownst to me, was necessary. I don¿t know that I would be in my home if he had not taken that action for me. I am forever grateful for his support and guidance in my process. I would definitely recommend Paul to anyone seeking home ownership as he was recommended to me by a close friend. My experience has been exceptional. Thank you Paul! ~ Walisha Spellman- Wake Forest NC
    I would highly recommend Paul for any real estate needs. Paul went above and beyond on the sale of our home. His counsel and strategy were sound, and it was a pleasure working with him. ~ Howard Deal, Henderson, NC
    We were very happy with Paul Smith and the team at Triangle Group. Paul's extensive experience ,market knowledge and negotiating skills made the sale and purchase of a new home seamless. ~ Sheila and Tom. Raleigh NC
    Paul Smith has always and continues to provide an unsurpassed service. He is extremely knowledgeable in ALL aspects that come along with a home purchase. His knowledge and honesty are why we would always recommend and of course always request him and his team in the future. ~ Chris Pope Durham NC
    Paul works diligently with consideration of his client to obtain the best possible outcome. I was well informed throughout the process. He consistently tackles issues and negotiations head on and is proactive in resolving them in a professional manor. I would work with Paul any day. He really decreases the stress that accompanies home selling and purchasing. I definitely recommend him without reservation. Outstanding. I have dealt with other realtors over the years. This guy, Paul Smith ¿takes the cake¿. He overshot my expectations from other realtors ten fold. Professional, accessible, timely. Exceeded my expectations. Excellent service overall. ~ Wendy Keene PA
    I have worked with Paul Smith on three transactions since 2013. And the one thing that is consistent with Paul is his knowledge and responsiveness. I have never felt alone and I have never felt that I had to beg to get him to help me. ~ Sidney Minter. Apex, NC.
    Paul was actively engaged with every aspect of our build from start to finish and served as a wonderful support system. ~ Mereth Hoffman
    Paul Smith by far is the best agent we have worked with. Paul is professional and knowledgeable in all areas of real estate. When we decided to sell our home we honestly did consider no one else but Paul Smith. Paul gets a 5-star rating in all areas. Truly the best agent we have work with. 5- stars. Superb! ~ Boris Carter Durham-Treyburn
    Paul Smiths commitment to his client(s) is clearly very important to him. His knowledge of the industry is immense, which made the process smooth and painless! ~ Mereth Hoffman, Raleigh, NC
    Mr Paul Smith was a great real estate! He listened to my needs and he made sure I was kept in the loop throughout every step of the buying process. He went above and beyond my expectations and Im grateful for him and his staff for really making sure that I purchase my first home! ~ Deirdre Johnson, Clayton NC
    Anyone considering buying and/or selling, do yourself a favor and call Paul. He will give you straight and accurate information. When managing your biggest assets it is critical to have a true professional behind you. ~ Jim - Fuquay Varina
    This is the third time we have used Paul Smith as our agent in 4 years he is always professional, accommodating, and understanding of our needs. Any question we have ever had during any of our purchases regardless of the purchase type price, etc. Paul has always done his best to give us a great experience. We will continue to use Paul as our agent anytime we buy a property! ~ Kendall Strickland Franklinton
    Can't go wrong with Paul! During these trying times, (Chinese Flu),Paul was very responsive and very tenacious in finding resolution to make the deal go through! The comprehensive plan we were presented with to sell our house was really amazing. We never knew there were so many avenues for advertising a home for sale.Great job from Paul. ~ Dennis Hamm, Smithfield, NC.
    Paul Smith is a godsend! Qualities he embodies that we appreciate are his level of knowledge, attention to detail, availability, promptness, mastery of negotiation, personality, patience and professionalism. Because of this, Paul is the ONLY realtor we will EVER work with or refer to family and friends. Paul went above and beyond in every aspect surrounding the purchase of this home. My husband and I were relieved at how seamlessly he orchestrated the entire process. Paul exceeded our expectations in every aspect of this transaction! ~ Dale Carter, Durham, NC
    It has been many years since I needed the services of a realtor and I was not looking forward to the process. A friend recommended Paul Smith to me. I interviewed several realtors but Paul was,by far, the most informed. He presented a very appealing and accurate proposal with all of my questions answered before they were asked. He kept me informed every step in the negotiations and offered advice when needed. If I have to sell my current house Paul Smith would be my only call. ~ Barbara Bunn, Youngsville
    Paul Smith came highly recommended and we knew he had particular experience in the area where we were looking to purchase a home. From our first meeting with him he put as at ease with the buying and selling process. We never felt like we couldn't ask a question or present a concern to Paul. He always got back to us in a timely manner, either via email or phone. Paul has a very calm demeanor, which was very much appreciated. In particular, we appreciated his guidance and perseverance in purchasing our home in Holly Springs. His negotiating skills were unparalleled and he helped us get our home for a great price. In addition, Paul's professionalism put us at ease with selling our home in Durham. This was our first time selling a home and he calmly walked us through every step of the process. Even when we purchased another home before we sold our property in Durham, Paul made us feel confident that we would sell quickly and for a good price. The whole process was seamless. Moving is stressful, but we felt supported every step of the way. We would highly recommend Paul to anyone wanting to buy or sell a home in the Triangle!! ~ Christine and Sy Bui, Holly Springs
    Paul Smith is very knowledgeable about this real estate market and all the procedures of buying a property. He walked us through the whole process, pointed out all the important things that we didn't know. He's a great help to us. I would highly recommend Paul Smith for your next buying or selling of your property. ~ Sy V Bui, Holly Springs NC
    Paul Smith is a true professional. I work with a lot of realtors in the area and I chose Paul specifically to not only manage my purchase, but also the sale of my home. Having worked with Paul for 7+ years there is no one I would trust more to manage the purchase and sale of my biggest investments. ~ Jim Young
    My realtor Paul Smith was amazing. He helped me find a property quickly and really went above and beyond to get me the property I desired. This is my second time working with Paul. I have been super pleased both times! He is very knowledgeable, has great communication skills, and I always feel like he has my best interests in mind. ~ Casey Joyner, NC
    Paul made my home buying process as smooth as it could possibly be! He went above and beyond to help me and make sure everything went smoothly, and exceeded my expectations. He has great advice and reccomednations theoughout different stages of the process. I will continue to always use Paul as my agent! ~ Jessica Staton, Raleigh


      My Experience

      • 23 Years of Real Estate Experience
      • Over 3800 Homes Sold in The Triangle Area
      • Certified Relocation Specialist
      • First Time Home Buyer Specialist
      • Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

      My Credentials and Memberships

      • New Home Specialist
      • First Time Home Buyer Expert
      • Graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI)
      • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
      • NAR, NCAR, RRAR and TMLS Member Since 1997
      • Director of the MOVE Real Estate Academy

      My Community Involvement

      • Supporter of Toys for Tots
      • Supporter of The March of Dimes
      • Volunteer with Eastern and Central Food Bank of North Carolina

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        5 Qualities To Look For in Your Listing Agent

        There are many qualities making up an good experienced listing agent and to narrow it to a list of five is a little misleading. In the future I will expand a little bit more on other qualities, at the moment I believe this is a pretty good start. 1.Communication When a listing agent sits with you to discuss the sale of your home, how they plan to keep in touch with you with respect to frequency and method is important. Over the past 22+ years in Real Estate Sales this is the number 1 complai...
        Jul 15, 2019 Seller Advice

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