Paul Friello

22 years of work experience
Coldwell Banker Prime Properties
1760 Union Street
Niskayuna, NY, 12309
(518) 362-7025

Ratings & reviews (30)

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Highly likely to recommend
06/02/2015
zuser20140804152528826
Listed and sold a home
June 2, 2015 To Whom It May Concern: I am very happy to give Paul Friello my highest recommendation for any of your real estate needs. Paul sold our family home that 5 of us grew up in with our parents. He was very conscientious at all times in his efforts. Paul brings that professional demeanor and attitude with great confidence that he can meet or exceed your needs. We all found him very personable and easy to deal with. Paul filled us in on market level housing costs in the area and what was a good price to list our house for. His knowledge of the market environment allowed him to provide a realistic time frame that we should expect the process to take. He felt that the house would be attractive for example for a young family as a starter home. Along the way through his efforts and via an open house he would always keep us informed as to the traffic through and comments made by prospective buyers. He made some suggestions for minor changes that he felt would enhance the appeal and make it more attractive for that target market. In the end you want someone that you can trust to get the job done best for you and in a timely manner. Everything always went smoothly and I feel that Paul would be an exceptional choice to meet your real estate needs whether you are selling or buying a home. Sincerely Bill Place Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/13/2015
JeremyOliver1
Helped me buy home
Paul did an outstanding job in scouting the area where we wanted to purchase to come up with a list of homes that fell within our purchasing criteria. He was efficient with the setting up of appointments to view the prospective homes, and did a great job in negotiating a great selling price on the home that we selected. Paul also did an excellent job of facilitating and resolving a number of issues that came up during the closing process to help meet a tight closing schedule. I would, and do, highly recommend Paul for your future real estate transactions. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/13/2015
jlgamble35
Helped me buy home
Paul got it done! Our home had been on the market for close to a year with another realtor and when it didn't sell, we researched and interviewed many new realtors to help in selling our home. From the first time we spoke he brought confidence, knowledge and experience to the table. His familiarity with Rotterdam was huge. He was upfront and honest about what both his and our expectations should be when selling our home and was always a phone call away if we had any questions or ever needed anything. Our home sold in a couple weeks. He then helped us to find and secure our new home...that included navigating and assisting us through a "bidding war", one that got our family the home of our dreams. We could not have been any happier about the experience we had with Paul and would absolutely recommend (and have) his expertise to anyone else looking for a realtor to help in selling and/or purchasing a home. He rocked! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/08/2015
user1969976
Listed and sold a home
Paul is truly a professional who is very knowledgeable, dedicated and passionate about his profession. He does his homework and works closely with his clients from the start of the listing to the closing of the property. He sold the house in 1 week ! Thanks again Paul, you're the best !
Highly likely to recommend
05/08/2015
louanprice80
Listed and sold a home
I had my house for sale by owner for some time, and Paul called me up. While I had received calls from many others nagging me to list with them, Paul took an informative and not overly aggressive approach that convinced me to list with him. In a very short period of time he generated a ton of traffic through our property. He had our house sold three different times, each of which unfortunately fell through (to no fault of his), and eventually we decided to stay for a while. Now, i'm guessing not too many people write reviews for agents that don't end up closing a deal, but Paul is wonderful. I have recommended him to anyone and everyone that I know is looking to buy or sell, and I do so with an incredible amount of confidence. He is a great guy and a great salesman and my wife and i loved working with him and his staff. When we decide to sell, I wouldn't call anyone else. Hire him, it will prove to be a great decision. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/01/2015
Helped me buy home
Paul is knowledgable and does his homework. He not only helped us find a house that worked for us and our family, he sold the two houses we owned at the time. He still checks on us! Paul is an all around great guy!
Highly likely to recommend
05/03/2015
cproper2
Listed and sold a home
After our house was listed with another agent for 6 months and we had little hope for selling it in the middle of a very cold and snowy winter, we hired Paul Friello. Paul was engaged, responsive to our needs, well informed about the local market, very motivated and encouraging and really pleasant to work with. Amazingly, within a few months we were closing on the sale of our house. I highly recommend Paul and his team.
Highly likely to recommend
05/02/2015
zuser20140721195544445
Listed and sold a home
Paul helped to sell my Mom's house is a relatively short amount of time and although, we had hoped to get a higher price, we felt he negotiated well on our behalf. He is energetic, enthusiastic and well informed about the properties in the Rotterdam area.
Highly likely to recommend
08/04/2015
radesorbo
Helped me buy home
Paul Friello has provided an excellent response to several concerns which have developed over the past several months. As an experienced realtor who happens to deal extensively and reside in the area that I am selling a home in, he has guided me in finding an excellent new home at a price well below market value. I am very happy with my new home and found it within 10 days after I started reviewing properties. He has also provided a reference to an excellent estate sale manager for the disposal of personal property at my former residence. Paul is polite, and punctual. His negotiation skill helped me very much to get an excellent price on my new home. His referrals also helped me to get an excellent mortgage deal and to get excellent legal and home inspection service. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/03/2015
KimberleighBulsonPhelan
Helped me buy and sell homes
Paul is an exceptional realtor. His understands his markets and the parties involved. He is always looking for a resolution and a way to get to the finish line. He is highly professional and reasonable. Hands down, one of the best.
Highly likely to recommend
07/27/2015
djanis3
Helped me buy home
Paul helped me find my current residence 11 years ago. He has kept in touch even after the closing, checking on my well being and keeping me abreast of the current state of the real estate market. He is a wealth of real estate and local knowledge. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking to buy or sell and would indeed call him should I have a need of his services. He's the best!
Highly likely to recommend
07/23/2015
diane babin
Listed and sold a home
Paul was very easy to work with. We were impressed with his expertise and he was very candid with his opinions when appropriate. I would highly recommend Paul to others looking to buy or sell a home.
Highly likely to recommend
02/08/2015
tmb3345
Helped me buy home
Paul is a personable, highly skilled, thorough and energetic professional that I have had the pleasure to work with. Paul was our Real Estate Professional who assisted us in buying our first investment property a few years ago. I would highly recommend him to others and I will for sure work with him again for our next purchase!
Highly likely to recommend
01/21/2015
jamesdenn
Listed and sold a home
Paul was awesome to deal with when selling my parents home. It was a difficult time for me and Paul handled my questions & concerns and put me and my family at ease. I would highly recommend him.
Highly likely to recommend
01/13/2015
zuser20140627155113755
Listed and sold a home
Our home was in an area of Schenectady that had seen better days - taxes were rising and the our home was aging, as we were. Putting our best efforts forth - our home was updated with recommendations by Paul, and I feel it certainly aided in the selling of our home. Paul always came to our aid, answered my calls quickly - and we felt the showings went well and finally a new owner. As much as we miss our home of 34 years, I thank Paul Friello for helping us move on with our lives ..we never knew how precious life is, and by having this one less obligation on our agenda, we were able to enjoy our life alot more - Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/09/2015
user66912515
Listed and sold a home
Paul was instrumental in helping us sell our home. We were in a time crunch due to a job relocation and Paul was still able to secure us an offer close to our asking price. Our home was in a rural area which was concerning to us as it usually takes much longer to secure an offer - but Paul was able to overcome this obstacle without an issue and get our home sold. Paul was always available when we had any questions or concerns and we always felt like he was working very hard to sell our house. If you need to sell your house Paul is the guy for the job! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/30/2014
rsseeley37
Listed and sold a home
Without the knowledge, dedication, and determination of Paul Friello, I don't believe we would have sold our small house as quickly as we did. He was patient and understanding of our unique situation. We knew we could trust that he'd look out for us right from the start and we weren't wrong. He really came through for us. He made an already difficult situation seem easy. Thanks Paul!
Highly likely to recommend
12/18/2014
doom0004
Listed and sold a home
Paul was very knowledgeable and patient in answering my many questions. With his help we were able to get offers on our house in less than a week. We were grateful as we needed to sell in order to move out of state.
Highly likely to recommend
11/01/2014
connelly08
Listed and sold a home
Paul was our listing agent. With Paul's market analysis, we were able to set a realistic listing price which attracted a lot of potential buyers to our property. When issues arose regarding scheduling of viewings through a centralized booking service, Paul and his team stepped up to the plate and took over this function which cured the problems we had been having. Although we would have preferred checking a database regarding which agent was showing our house and the feedback from that buying agent's clients, Paul always would call us after a showing to update us on the feedback about our house. When it comes to getting the job done, Paul and his real estate team take the time and effort even if that means working weekends and/or beyond the normal 9-5 work hours. Thanks for your service during the 6 months it took to sell our home! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/29/2014
JessicaThompson96
Helped me buy home
Being first time home buyers we had very little knowledge of all that entailed with buying a home. Paul was not only there to find us our dream home but also there to help us along the way with all the questions we had, and we had many! Paul definitely had our best interest in mind , making sure what we were looking at was reasonable and that we weren't going to have to settle for anything less then exactly what we wanted. Paul was there anytime of the day or night which was a HUGE help! He helped us find our home even when we were discouraged that we wouldnt find exactly what we wanted while in our price range. We will recommend Paul to any of our friends or family who will be in the market. He is a stand up, professional guy who is just the Realtor you want working for you! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/15/2014
Shirley Milano
Listed and sold a home
Paul Friello is a one of a kind real estate agent. He handled a sticky situation with my mother's house with ease and with the upmost professionalism. With never having to sell a home before I had no idea what to expect. But Paul handled my unique situation and made the sale seem efforiessly. I highly recommend Paul.
Highly likely to recommend
02/27/2014
gardnerlawfirm
Listed home, but didn't sell
I am an local attorney and have worked with Paul and his staff for over 15 years on hundreds of closings. I would highly recommend Paul to any prospective buyer or seller based on the professionalism and expertise that he provides to his clients.
Response fromPaul Friello
It is always a pleasure to get complements on how smooth the process went throughout the whole transaction. Thank You to the Gardner Law Firm and all other attorney and venders we work with.
Highly likely to recommend
02/17/2014
llauren4778
Helped me buy and sell homes
Paul was very professional and responsive throughout the entire buying and selling process. He offered valuable expertise and knowledge and helped us sell our house for the price we wanted.
Highly likely to recommend
02/14/2014
bvullo1
Listed and sold a home
Paul Friello and his team were fantastic, knowledgable, reliable, and all around there for me and my family during the entire process. Very hands on and available for our multiple questions. Paul Friello and his team really showed they care and went over every step. It was very personable and they slowed down everything so we really understood what was going on. He was also very respectful----My wife is very sensitive with her name and he pronounced it perfectly every time(I know she appreciated that) Less ... More
Response fromPaul Friello
LOL your wife name is a piece of cake. Hope you guys are enjoying the new home.
Do not recommend
09/30/2013
never use this guy
Helped me buy and sell homes
Paul was our buyers and sellers agent in our recent move. Despite being recommended by a family member who used to work with him, he has consistently failed us. He has not sold our house in nearly 3 months on the market, refused to have an open house and has not called us in over a month. On more than one occassion when I called during a workday, he was out on a golf outing. To top it off, a nearly identical house in our neighborhood sold in 15 days. On more than 1 house we looked to purchase, he suggested offering prices $30,000 above what the house eventually sold for. I know we overpaid for our new house, estimating it is at least $25,000 over what it should have sold for. Please take this warning and avoid working with Paul. Hopefully this review will spur him to become a better agent. Less ... More
Response fromPaul Friello
Happy to see your home sold. I only wish you would?ve used that price when I had recommended it 3 mo. earlier.We all know buyers & sellers set the price at which homes sell for; NOT agents.Sometimes houses that appear identical are not,300 sqft larger for $20k less can & WILL make a difference in a sale. I?m confused about the golf comment as I?m not an avid golfer. I did golf in a charity event once, however my cell phone was with me & I was reachable anytime.Also my 2 assistants were at the office readily available to my clients. I apologize for any communication issues.I should?ve called you as well as your wife on a weekly basis. After looking at many houses & putting 2 offers in at the same time,YOU chose to accept the counter offer.Now you feel you over paid!? I recall you felt that way about your 1st home that you then lived in for over 9yrs.I?m sure your new home will treat you as well if not better knowing you bought at the right time with mortgage rates at a 30+ yr low. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/17/2011
el2255
Listed and sold a home
I first worked with Paul in 2003 when selling a home in Schenectady. I liked his direct approach and realistic outlook on selling my home. It is for this reason that I have continued to use his services throughout the years and have ALWAYS referred friends/family to him.
Response fromPaul Friello
Thank You for always thinking of me when it comes to Real Estate I appreciate all the referrals over the years
Highly likely to recommend
03/15/2011
ipsec
Listed and sold a home
I used Paul a few years ago to sell my house in Rotterdam, NY. He was easy to work with and got me considerably more than I thought I would get on my house. I believe we also sold the house within a month or 2. I'd recommend Paul to anyone looking to sell a home.
Highly likely to recommend
02/11/2011
jquirk514
Listed and sold a home
Paul did a great job for us. He addressed all of our questions and concerns. He was very knowledgeable, professional and understanding. He was able to sell our house very close to asking price. I would highly recommend him for any real estate transaction.
Response fromPaul Friello
It was my pleasure helping you to find your dream home. Hope all is well with the little guy!
Highly likely to recommend
01/18/2011
westbreeze
Listed and sold a home
Paul Friello did an excellent job of selling our home. Our home was a log home and we knew that the number of prospective buyers would be limited. Paul was professional and pursued selling our home very aggressively. We would highly recommend Paul to anyone who is looking for an agent to sell their home.
Response fromPaul Friello
It was my pleasure helping you to sell such a unique home. Hope all is well in sunny Florida.
Highly likely to recommend
01/14/2011
Dmguff
Helped me buy and sell homes
Was willing to list to my concerns, as there was many. If you want the job done Paul is the guy for it!