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Paul DeSantis Real Estate Agent at Premier Sotheby's International Realty

Paul DeSantis

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Premier Sotheby's International Realty

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Paul also has Townhome expertise - working with over 29 more townhomes than the average agent.
Paul has great Condo experience - having sold 63 more condos than the average agent.
Paul is a SFH expert - working with over 66% more single family homes than the average Tampa agent.

More about Paul DeSantis

Paul DeSantis is an accomplished broker associate in the South Tampa office of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty. Originally from New Jersey, he earned a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Central Florida. Paul planned on attending medical school but decided to pursue his passion for a real estate sales career immediately upon graduation. Since beginning his real estate career in 2005, he has had a distinguished track record of success in Tampa Bay and Sarasota luxury real estate markets. Paul has participated in over 500 closed transactions and has earned the prestigious Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) designation from the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing. Recognized as the mark of accomplishment in luxury markets around the world, the CLHMS designation assures affluent buyers and sellers that the associates who have earned it have the ...
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Paul DeSantis's Reviews & Ratings

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    • We highly recommend Paul and his entire team. From start to finish, Paul and his team were completely transparent and extremely thorough, even with the unexpected bumps we hit. He kept us calm, realistic and smart through everything. If you're looking for someone who will not only meet your needs, but truly hear them and do what it is best for YOU, then this is your team. :) Thank you so much for everything!

      - Stephanie and Michael P.
    • I met Paul when I moved into the Towers in 2013 and knew after speaking with him for a few minutes that if I ever sold that he would be my agent. When the time came to sell and we chose him and his team we knew right off we had made a good decision. He understands our high rise market so well from being an owner in our Tower and being involved in so many similar deal around Tampa. He set expectations, asked for input on everything and then came to us with his recommendations. We sold in 11 days and got the price we wanted. During the process Paul and his team kept us in the loop EVERY day with a text, email or phone call. When it got down to some last minute negotiations Paul made a gutsy call that I wouldn't have and in doing so got some additional $$. That proved to me that with his experience he has been in so many deals and he takes the emotion out of the experience. When you are that far down the road both the buyer and the seller want the deal to happen but they can get in their own way. That's when Paul becomes the closer that makes him special. Lastly, let's not forget the team he has behind them. Always there, always on time, very knowledgeable and polite. A total 5 star+ experience with Paul and team.

      - Robin R. and Dennis J.
    • I had to do this transaction entirely remotely because of COVID and Paul and team went above and beyond to make sure I was covered. He had to be my eyes and ears (and do video calls), deal with all follow ups, and once the property was found - take care of every detail I wasnt able to do myself.

      - Michael P.
    • This was my first home buying experience and I could not have had a better experience than with Travis. I have nothing but positive things to say about him and his team. Travis is extremely professional, knowledgeable and helpful. No matter what time of day, he was always available to answer and address any questions or concerns that I had. He is a man of his word and always follows through! Highly recommend!

      - Erika M.
    • Paul and his staff, were very professional and courteous. Selling one's house and moving is a stressful process, however they were there for me all the way. The photos posted on the listing were amazing.

      - Diane S.
    • We had a nice experience when we met to look at a property. Paul and Mike were knowledgeable and answered our questions. They were professional and polite. We would continue working with them.

      - Joanne
    • Paul and his entire team were a pleasure to work with; profession, knowledge, detail and responsive. Paul or a member of his team were at every showing to give specific details of our unit and condo building and answer any questions. Paul personally meet with the inspectors and appraiser and quickly handled any issues that came up during the closing process. Paul's assistant Brandon keep the process moving along and keep us informed every step of the way. Paul sold our condo quickly and for best price. Highly recommend Paul to anyone buyers or sellers.

      - Julia T.
    • Paul and his team went above and beyond providing a smooth selling process for us! We highly recommend them and are thankful we had the opportunity to work with this team of professionals.

      - Monica O.
    • We have had the pleasure to work with Paul on a number of occasions since we have moved to Tampa in 2015. Within that time, he guided us in finding 2 apartments which we loved .. and most recently our dream home! My husband and I have been quite picky and have struggled to find the perfect house for our family. Paul offered superior knowledge when shopping for homes in South Tampa and had a TON of patience with us. He offered insights and options to help us make the right decision for our needs. As first time home buyers, we had a million questions and Paul made the whole process much more smooth by helping us prioritize our needs/wants/deal breakers and keep up with all the necessary deliverables. His colleague Brandon was also very helpful throughout the process and both were very accommodating and helped connecting us with folks within their network for home repairs, contractors etc... I highly recommend working with Paul DeSantis and his team, we couldnt be happier!

      - Sheena S.
    • Paul and his team were a huge help with the buying of our new home. After just a few showings, he was able to understand exactly what we were looking for and he found us the perfect place. Everything from start to finish went smoothly and we would highly recommend him in the future!

      - Reed R.
    • What an amazing real estate agent and team! Paul was very knowledgeable about the housing market and the entire home buying process. Most importantly, he was always available to answer our questions and concerns throughout the process, and he always made us feel comfortable at each step. We would highly recommend him!

      - Raj P.
    • For my first home purchase I encountered many speed bumps but Travis was able to help me overcome them all. Travis was always available when I needed him and helped me get through a very difficult transaction. Would definitely recommend him if you need an agent in Tampa/ St Pete.

      - Devin P.
    • Paul and his team were very impressive from the initial listing through the closing process. Due to his strong communication throughout the process, the sale went very smoothly with no unforeseen challenges.

      - Dan C.
    • I highly recommend Paul DeSantis if you're buying or selling your home. Paul and I put a plan together sell our home and it sold in less than 3 weeks with no issues. Paul and his team are extremely diligent, walk you through every step of the process so you know exactly what to expect, and are always available if you need anything.

      - Justin R.
    • Paul and his assistant Brandon are a great team. They helped us buy a home and are great negotiators. Both Paul and Brandon rapidly respond to questions and keep in constant contact throughout the process. They set up timelines to keep the process rolling and ensure we didn't miss any deadlines. Their recommended lender and inspector were also great. We ended up closing on time and we are happy with the new place.

      - Mark T.
    • Paul DeSantis, Nancy Sarajew and Brandon Hentrich assisted me with the purchase of my Villa in Tampa. They are all very professional and helpful. This was a first-time experience for me and they assisted me answering my questions and contacting the seller for clarification. They helped to make this a great experience for me. They genuinely shared my joy of being a new homeowner.

      - Anna I.
    • Paul Desantis knows the Tampa market and has taken the time to learn about the individual properties. He was able to get a contract in 3 days and the 2nd highest per ft2 in my building. Not only would I recommend him but I already have multiple times!

      - Jared B.
    • Had never met Paul and his team and feel fortunate that I did. In addition to Paul's knowledge, his team made it amazingly simple and provided fantastic communication with me (Buyer). Highly, highly recommend Paul and his team for your needs whether buying or selling. Extremely professional and down to earth!

      - Brian N.
    • Paul and his team are top notch! Paul was able to meet my timeline of listing my condo and the purchase of a new home. Paul's follow-through is excellent. Paul, his assistant Brandon, and mortgage broker Brian updated me frequently and consistently. I was guided through each step of the purchase/selling process. No question was unanswered (I ask a lot of questions!). I honestly cannot thank them enough for everything they did. I am grateful I chose Paul and would not hesitate to recommend him to others who are looking for a hardworking, professional team.

      - Barbra J.
    • Outstanding job, after 5 days on the market my home was sold. I didn't have to worry about anything because Paul and his team were on top of it, either they remind me by texts or gave a phone call. Outstanding job, Thank you Paul!

      - Ron G.
    • Paul is one of the nicest people you would ever want to meet. He understands the downtown Market extremely well. And I would not hesitate to use him again. He was very quick and responsive to any questions I had. We had to switch title companies the last 2 weeks before closing. Because of some legal issues with my property. And I believe Paul learned a great deal about what I was going through and what he was not aware of dealing with our homestead exemption. I do believe going through that stressful process was both a learning experience to him and myself.

      - Ruth F.
    • Paul was referred to my wife and I through a colleague at work. From the time we met Paul there was instant trust. Paul has the natural ability to instill confidence in his clients. Paul's professionalism and knowledge of the industry paired with his willingness to listen and understand our needs make him a world class realtor. I would refer Paul to anyone looking to buy or sell their home. He is one of the best in the area.

      - Ben S.
    • Paul did a great job finding us the right house for our needs. He showed us a number of houses and then he and we changed our needs to fit what we wanted.

      - Sam G.
    • As a second time home buyer, I knew a little bit of what to expect but Paul was there the whole way making it easier than ever. He was always very responsive to all of our questions and needs. We only had a few bumps in the road with the builder that we went through, and Paul took care of everything in the background so that we didn't have to worry about anything. Paul makes the home buying process simple and easy for everyone, and I would recommend him to anyone I know!

      - Jack B.
    • Paul is extremely knowledgeable as well as very personable. He will make you feel comfortable that you are in good hands and is easy to work with. I am very appreciative of his hard work and dedication to my family.

      - Brian B.
    • There is only one word to describe the performance of Paul DeSantis - OUTSTANDING! His support staff Brandon Hentrich deserves a "bow" as well. They both were awesome! Paul brings true professionalism to his job with only one goal in mind - satisfaction guaranteed. Paul possesses all the core traits that I believe are required for a Real Estate agent - strong leadership, managerial, interpersonal, communication, intellectual, and substantive knowledge skills. Paul's enthusiasm, dedication to duty, and excellent work ethic make him an excellent choice for a real estate agent. Paul does what it takes to get the job done and get it done well. His pleasant personality, can-do attitude, and strong motivation to succeed are valued by all who work with him. Paul's management style is direct and open while he gets things done. He has a good working relationship with everyone who he comes in contact with. Bottom-line, Paul is truly a good guy and will continue to make any client feel that he/she is the only person on Paul's agenda. Our real estate transaction was unique in that both my wife and I were distant clients - me being in Morocco and my wife in Georgia. This real estate transaction was a challenge and could not have been done without Paul and his team's expertise - Paul made it seem so seamless - despite the odds. We were in good hands and it showed because Paul's team pulled it off - wow! Thanks to Paul's flawless effort and never giving up on us - he made my family very happy and we all moved on to the final goal - a great new house! I highly recommend Paul DeSantis and his team to any family - if you want professionalism and a guaranteed result - Paul is your man!

      - Veronica P.
    • Paul help sell my place w/I 30 days for full asking price when time was a big factor. Professional experience all the way. Would highly recommend working with Paul to anyone.

      - Martin T.
    • We have purchased many homes in the past, this has been the best experience we have had. Paul has shown extreme knowledge in dealing with the banks, realtors, associations, and inspectors. We went to Paul not knowing what we wanted and came out buying the exact home we want. Just want to thank Paul for being so patient with us and our search and guiding us in the right direction.

      - Dani L.
    • Paul and his team are simply amazing. Our real estate transaction wasn't easy...sell a home, find a suitable condo for picky buyers, find a bank with a special financing situation, and get it done within a designated deadline. Paul and his team made it happen! Paul, Nancy and Brandon are extremely professional, very knowledgeable of the markets they serve, responsive, well connected in the community, strong communicators and able to tactfully negotiate your interest in mind. Grateful to them always for helping us live our urban dream.

      - Angel L.
    • We could not have achieved our downtown Tampa move without Paul! He helped us overcome many of the usual stumbling blocks in reaching the downtown condo market. He found creative solutions for financing roadblocks, successfully identified potential properties before the hit the market, the list goes on. His knowledge and connections in this market overcame obstacles that others said were brick walls.

      - Time L.
    • I think the results speak loudest: An offer in 5 days and closed two weeks later. While I am very demanding, I didn't expect the miracle he delivered. He is extraordinary and delivers extraordinary results. He guided me through the entire process masterfully. Paul is extremely professional to everyone in the process. I highly recommend him to everyone.

      - Nancy P.
    • I highly recommend Paul. He is a true professional, explains every aspect of the sale process and keeps clients updated on a weekly basis. I was out of town for most of the sale timeline and he took care of every detail.

      - Tonia L.
    • Paul DeSantis is a friend of my daughters; that's how the connection started. My husband and I had been trying to sell our house through another realtor - without any luck. Although my husband was reluctant because he felt Paul was young, we gave him a try. My husband was sold after our very first meeting. Paul had a vast amount of knowledge of the local area - housing statistics, driving distances to local amenities, etc, and without a doubt was an excellent and responsive communicator. Due to his expertise in selling multiple types of residences, he generated many excellent marketing ideas, and had a photographer to take our virtual tour that did an awesome job! I would highly recommend Paul DeSantis to anyone looking to buy or sell their home or business.

      - Lisa P.
    • I was the buyer of one of Paul's listings. Although he did not represent me, he and his assistant, Brandon, were highly responsive to my inquiries and respectful of my schedule. The property that he listed was well presented and the transaction was smooth. I thought that he did an excellent job in representing both the property and his client. I would not hesitate in using Paul as a broker to list my property when it is time to sell.

      - Vincent P.
    • Paul represented us in a very professional manner. He was very methodical and organized in preparing and setting up our listing, from the pricing to the property description and finally to the beautiful photography of the property. By the way, it sold to the first prospective buyer and closed close to the asking price.

      - Brain G.
    • After 3 years 4 other realtors, Paul listed and marketed our $539,999 Pasco Trails Estate home, and it sold, smooth as silk within 4 months of listing. Were a few bumps, and he took care of them all, despite my constant worrying it would not close, think I gave him a few gray hairs. Then after selling that for us, he gave the advice to snag the new place we wanted, as it had just come on the market, and that too, went smooth as silk. A lot of my Pasco Trails neighbors have asked me for Paul's contact info to list their homes, and I have recommended him to owner of a former property of ours. You can not go wrong with Paul and we are FINALLY moved into our great new home.

      - Vicki A.
    • Paul is AMAZING!! He listens to what you are looking for and works very hard to find you your dream home. He is very patient and never tries to push you into anything. We bought a house that was a flip from an investor. There was a long list of things that needed to be done before we closed and Paul kept on top of everything and made sure it was all done prior to closing. He truly goes above and beyond for his buyers! If you are looking to buy or sell a house in the Tampa Bay area, you will not be disappointed with Paul DeSantis!!!

      - Amanda G.
    • We were new to the Tampa area and Paul was instrumental in getting us acclimated and finding us the perfect home. He's low key, professional and very knowledgeable. He also negotiated a great price for us and made sure everything was taken care of for a timely closing. We'd recommend him unconditionally and he's become a friend as well.

      - Jenna S.
    • I was extremely satisfied with Paul as my Realtor. He went above and beyond to secure multiple offers and help me get the most for my condo. As a former Tampa Bay area Realtor, I had high expectations and Paul exceeded them at every pass. I highly recommend Paul DeSantis and will surely be working with him again next time.

      - Brian B.
    • Paul DeSantis was a joy to work with. He went above and beyond to help me find and buy a home I love. Either Paul or his assistant Brandon Hentrich stayed in contact with me every step of the way. Paul even helped out with my inspection since I was buying from out of state. If I had concerns or questions, they got right on it and made sure I was satisfied. I would definitely recommend Paul to all my friends and family and will use him again if I decide to sell or buy again.

      - Marjorie H.
    • Went above and beyond. Always available via phone or email. Felt like we were working with family. Caught a deal at closing and saved us $290! I can't say enough good things.

      - Reid L.
    • Paul was a breath of fresh air as he was our second realtor we dealt with in a span of 8 months for the sale of our home in Tampa, Fl. He was very innovative and went over and beyond in regards to tending to our home as it was vacant and strategy development to lure new possible buyers. The only item we can say we would do differently would have been to work with Paul from day 1 as it would have saved us time, money and a piece of mind. I strongly recommend Paul for anyone with the sell of their home as he delivers first class service.

      - David R.
    • Paul definitely went above and beyond his job. 5 stars really isnt enough to give it to him. Paul's excellence is really solid and consistent. As first time home buyers, we really couldnt be happier that we found Paul. Following are the things that I think Paul has been consistently exceeded:1. Expertise-we all know that the quickest way to know a persons level of knowledge is by asking tons of questions (We didnt do it on purpose. Its just what first home buyers do and me being myself). I couldnt recall the specific questions that Ive asked Paul but I was very impressed every time when I got the response from Paul. His expertise and timely response makes him really reliable.2. Timely communication Paul has many clients at hand but I was amazed by how he was still able to respond to my emails and phone calls in a very timely manner. Its not just about the deliver on time; its the accuracy of his response and the knowledge he has that really makes the whole home buying process smooth.3. Care this is where I really think Paul went above and beyond. He worked very hard for us to get us the best deal possible and get things done at the house before we moved in. He made things very easy and walked us through every step. He was so patient with us, never feeling rushed into a decision, and really made us feel like his most important client but really made us feel like family. Paul and his assistant have followed up the whole time and even after the the sale was complete! My wife and I could not thank Paul enough to the amazing job he did. If we ever decide to sell or buy another property, Paul will definitely be our first choice! Thank you Paul!

      - Balakw Cleary
    • Paul has stuck by us over many years now and a few sales and a purchase. He is very knowledgeable about the market and the best way to sell your home. He was very patient in answering all of our questions and responding to our emails, text messages and phone calls. My husband and I were very happy with Paul's level of professionalism and expertise, so much that we referred him to my Parents. He proved himself to them as well, and sold their home in no time. If you are looking to buy or sell your home anywhere between North Port and Tampa, Paul is your go to Realtor. We can't recommend him enough.

      - Amber Ray
    • As a first time home buyer, things can get pretty hectic and confusing quickly. Luckily with Paul, my wife and I never had to worry about that. Paul's knowledge and expertise on the market and processes are second to none. He answered any questions we had right away, and also took the time to explain everything so that we could understand what was going on. If you want a worry and hassle free home buying experience, Paul is your guy!

      - James Bowen
    • Buying a home can be an extremely personable, exciting, yet somewhat scary at times, especially when its your first, with Paul, you get to enjoy the exciting and happy times as he's able to make the process smooth, easy, and calculated. We only looked at 8 houses and in less than 3 weeks found our home, and there was absolutely no settling due to the fact he hit every small detail we wanted. Paul explains every little detail throughout each process, was available at almost any time, including Easter this past year. Paul was referred to me and I've already referred him to two of my friends. Thank you again Paul

      - Matthew Michael Harvey
    • Paul was fantastic to work with as he helped us to find our dream home! He answered countless emails, phone calls, and text messages and was extremely personable every step of the way. He was able to answer every question and made sure that my husband and I understood everything that came our way!! Paul and his team made the process extremely simple - we are so grateful for him and his expertise!!

      - Jessica Boksen
    • Paul helped my in-laws find their dream retirement home in Safety Harbor. He was patient, extremely knowledgeable and quickly available as the house had multiple offers within 48 hours of being listed. I would recommend him to anyone looking to purchase. Thanks Paul!!

      - Nikki Galloway
    • Paul was great to work with. He had our condo in contract in 6 days with multiple offers. His knowledge of the local market was key in pricing our property correctly and selling quickly. His entire team was a pleasure to work with. We would highly recommended Paul and his team to anyone looking to purchase or sell the next home.

      - Christina Joly Nourian
    • After speaking with many of the professionals in the area, I selected Paul as my realtor. I was extremely happy with my choice. From day one of the process, Paul and his team were knowledgeable, organized, great communication/coordination skills and had done due dillegence on what MY HOME value was and the target asking price. All said, we had the best experience you could ask for start to closing and came in at asking price. I highly recommend Paul for your needs, although selling or buying a home can be stressful, I found that working with Paul quite refreshing and as stress free as you can ask for!

      - Bruce Melanson