Real Estate is in my DNA.
“Paul, thank you so much. You have been such a big help to me I can’t begin to express my gratitude. I feel you have gone above and beyond your job. You have been an agent and a friend.” – Satisfied Seller
My grandfather, who I am named after, was a builder in the East Bay in the 1950’s and 60’s. Utilizing the labor of my father and uncles, my grandfather’s company constructed many residential apartment buildings and single family homes in Albany, Berkeley and El Cerrito. Our family partnership still owns and manages many of these properties.
“I highly recommend Paul Rago as a real estate agent. As a first time homebuyer, I found Paul to be thoughtful, patient, and well knowledgeable. He found the perfect home for me, for the perfect price.” – Satisfied buyer
As a young boy, I watered plants and vacuumed hallways helping my grandfather on his rounds of our properties. Later in life, I would work alongside my uncle and act as the assistant property manager helping maintain over 50 rental units in Albany alone.
In 2013, I officially entered into real estate when I earned my California salesperson license. I was fortunate to have been trained and mentored by many wonderful people at Marvin Gardens Real Estate, many of who migrated to Red Oak Realty when Red Oak acquired Marvin Gardens. (My California license is with Red Oak Realty in El Cerrito.)
“Paul was extremely helpful in navigating a very competitive housing market. He was very responsive to my needs throughout the purchase process. He also provided great advice regarding financing options and home inspections. Would definitely work with Paul again and recommend him highly.” – Satisfied buyer
At the end of 2016, I moved with my family to Hood River OR in the Columbia River Gorge to raise my two kids in a more rural environment while continuing to do real estate business in the East Bay.
I quickly earned my Oregon and Washington state real estate brokers license and I was very pleased to join Don Nunamaker, Realtors in the spring of 2020.
“We were very impressed with Paul in helping us sell the home that was in our family for over 75 years. We interviewed several agents, before selecting Paul, and felt extremely confident we had made the best choice. He is very knowledgeable, professional and courteous. Paul provided excellent suggestions in preparing the home for sale and was always available for questions that popped up during the sale of a home. We highly recommend him for the sale or purchase of your next home.” – Satisfied sellers
I am in the unique position to be able to assist buyers and sellers anywhere in Washington state, Oregon and California as well as call the Columbia River Gorge AND California’s East Bay my home.
“Paul was very responsive and an absolute joy to work with. My wife and I both have recommended him to our friends and would do the same to anyone looking to purchase a home.” – Satisfied buyers