Paul was very attentive and helpful throughout the whole process. He made us his priority and put our best interest over everything. As first time home buyers with lots of questions and not a lot of free time, he was great to work with. He was always quick to respond and I felt like we were important clients and a top priority. Would definitely recommend.
The seminar was very insightful breaking down the process and defining some of the home buying language that I am not well versed in. I found myself in the following weeks passing on information that I learned from the seminar to my friends looking for places to live: using realtor.com instead of Trulia or Zillow, laying out what kind of investment return would be expected based on years of home ownership (seeing the numbers was really great!), and mentioning the relocation service. Attending the seminar was a great use of my time as I learned more about the process of home buying and some of the options for financing. I would highly recommend this seminar for other newly matched medical students as the information provided is unbiased and allows for understanding of the process and what all goes into buying or finding a place to live.Thank you for making the trip up to Minnesota!
Paul is very professional and knowledgeable on home buying. He keeps everyone engaged and covers the basics of home buying with ease. My classmates and I are grateful for this presentation to get our questions answered about buying a home. As a representative for your class, I strongly encourage you to have Paul present to your classmates to help ease the transition into residency.
I, like many other medical students, have very little experience with buying a home. Many of the terms used in the process are foreign to me. Mr. Griffin did a great job of simplifying things to where my classmates and I could make sense of something we know nothing about. It was very apparent he has a background in teaching, as he was able to keep us engaged and interested throughout the presentation. My classmates and I found this presentation to be very beneficial and it helped give us confidence in our decision to rent or buy a home during residency. I highly encourage all other medical schools to invite Mr. Griffin to their campus!
As a soon to be resident, Paul Griffin was very helpful in my transition to a new city. As someone who knows a lot about medicine, but nothing about buying houses, his presentation was perfect. Torn between the decision to buy or rent, Paul presented me with information that helped me make a decision that was best for me. I ultimately decided to rent for another year until I know the city better, and Paul provided me with resources I could use to find an apartment. For many of my married classmates, home buying was a smarter decision and Paul’s seminar clearly outlined the steps necessary to buy a house. His presentation was clear and concise for the first time buyer, and he tailored his information to us, graduating medical students and soon to be physicians. His material was comprehensive and working with him was a pleasure. The prospect of owning a house doesn’t seem so daunting anymore, and I feel that I am better prepared to do so when the time is right. He will undoubtedly be a valuable resource in the future as I navigate residency and my first home buying experience.
Paul made the home finding and buying process unbelievably easy and not stressful for me and my wife. As first time home buyers, we did not really know how the process went, what to look for, and what to expect along the way. Paul did an amazing job helping us feel comfortable and confident with the process.
Paul was just great all around. Easy to work with, responsive, knowledgeable, and gave great advice for getting the house ready to go to market.
Paul was incredible while guiding us through our first home purchase. We met him when scheduling a random showing online just to test out the house buying waters. We went through a few open houses afterwards and met several realtors. It was obvious that we had to use Paul. As we looked through houses he paid close attentions and noticed things that were important to us that we didn't necessarily notice...aka needing a "drop off zone." He always gave honest feedback, NEVER pressured us, and clearly prioritized our best interests during the entire process. We highly recommend Paul and will be doing so with anyone we know that is buying or selling a home.
It's hard to encapsulate how much we appreciated the work Paul did for us. Being first time home buyers, we entered the process of buying a home with a lot of apprehension. From the minute we met with Paul (even before we had officially signed with him) he was calm, informative, kind, intelligent, and really helped to alleviate our worries. I have nothing but positive things to say about Paul and will be recommending him and Stark to anybody I hear that is looking for a home in the area. If we ever are put in a position to want to sell/buy a home again, we will definitely be going through Stark and also asking for Paul.
We were first time home buyers and Paul was extremely patient with us and walked us through the entire home buying process the very first day we met him. He was very helpful during showings and answered all of our questions and helped guide us through each step. We will be giving Paul's card to all of our friends who will be buying a home in the next few years because we were so impressed with him.
Paul Griffin has spoken to our newly matched 4th years previously, and it only made sense for him to come back and speak to our class. We heard great things from the students ahead of us and we were not disappointed. Paul gave us information about renting and buying homes, including the simple details of what goes into the process from initial looking to closing. He shared options specific to us as physicians and showed us tips about how to get the best of the experience. I never felt like he was trying to push us towards buying if we weren’t ready or it wasn’t right for us. He simply made us aware of our options and what we should keep in mind for our own personal needs as we move forward in our careers. He even provided the information for all the students who weren’t able to make it in person. Wonderful experience with a wonderful professional!
Paul was patient and professional. He is an excellent agent and represents Stark well.
Paul was dedicated to getting the house sold!
Paul heard us as we discussed features and "must haves." He was always professional yet genuinely compassionate. His assistance helped us land our dream home - Thanks, Paul!
I offer a letter of appreciation to Paul Griffin and the Stark Company for all of the assistance offered (to) me during the sale of my elderly Father's home in Madison.I am not a seasoned seller or buyer of homes. I have sold 1 home in my life and purchased only 2. I was extremely pleased with Paul's assistance, guidance, and expertise. He was thorough, thoughtful and knowledgeable in every aspect of the sale. His help was available every step of the way - the listing, showings, offer acceptance, the volume of paperwork, communication with other Realtors & the City of Madison regarding the short sale, the title company, and members of my family. You name it, Paul helped with every aspect of this sale. I told Paul if I could give him 10% - I would - and that would be a bargain.I will refer Paul and the Stark Company to anyone and everyone! I will go further to say that when I sell my current home, Paul will be our Realtor to help with that. I give him a big 10!My thanks to him for all of the help. He exceeded my expectations and he is the man for the job!
Paul put ME and MY NEEDS first and everything else fell into place. He went above and beyond the call of duty on more than one occasion. He was PHENOMENAL!!
I bought my first home upon graduation. After attending the seminar presented by Paul Griffin, I felt confident in starting the home buying process. It was very easy to use the Stark Relocation Department and I would recommend other doctors to utilize this free service as well. Their relocation department is very straightforward and the matching process did a great job of matching me with a realtor that suited my needs and personality style.It was a seller’s market, so houses were flying off the market fast. I did some preliminary looking, but my realtor really helped iron out what I liked and didn't like about each home. This streamlined the process in a fast moving market going forward. I did lose out on a great home, but ended up finding one even better at a similar price point so it worked out.I would definitely reuse Paul Griffin and the Stark Relocation Department in the future.
I was trying to decide between Paul and another Realtor, and I went with my gut. My home not only had an accepted offer after the first showing, but Paul was so particular about everything and always kept me in the loop of all that was going on. I trusted him so much with everything and that is huge for me. I could write a book of how amazing he was!Paul Griffin deserves a lot of recognition not only for all of his hard, detailed, amazing work as a realtor, but also for his honesty and respect he shows you as a client. I am so glad I went with my gut and chose him. I highly recommend Paul! If I buy a house again, I will be calling him for sure. I can never thank him enough for selling my house so quick. He saved me a lot of money and stress.
Personal service, very attentive, easy to work with, flexible and knowledgeable. Thank you Paul, you ROCK!! We are very happy.
Paul worked with us for several months to look at existing as well as new homes. We were in Ohio at the time, and he worked very well giving us details via email and in person.Paul had detailed knowledge of all areas around Madison and presented them to us in a way to make our decision very easy.