I've been selling in established classic Sacramento neighborhoods (Land Park, South Land Park, East Sacramento & Curtis Park)since 1995.It would be my pleasure to help you with your real estate needs.
Get to know Paula Swayne
IF YOU WANT TO LEARN A LITTLE ABOUT ME...
I have been told that I am supposed to write a profile like someone else is writing it, but I have never been very good at formality. So, please bear with me as I share a little about myself.
This may seem like an odd thing to say when I am supposed to be touting my business accomplishments, but of all of the accomplishments in my life, I am most proud of my family. I was fortunate to meet the man I was meant to be with in the mid-1970's and we married in 1979. Soon after, we had three remarkable children who are now creating their own paths...two daughters who are also Realtors and live in Land Park and a son who is paving his own path in Sacramento media. The icing on the cake is that I am now also having a great time being a proud grandma!
I find much of my joy being involved in my Land Park and real estate communities. While my children were in Crocker/Riverside Elementary School, California Middle School and C.K. McClatchy High School, I enjoyed being involved in their PTA's (even being President more than once), coaching and being on the board of the Land Park Soccer Club for 19 years (it takes that long with 3 children) and being on the Land Park Community Association for several years.
I have been so fortunate to meet a lot of very dedicated and wonderful people in the Sacramento Association of Realtors. I began my involvement in 1997 by moderating weekly regional meetings and then went on to chair that committee. In 2007, I joined the Grievance Committee, (which hears complaints filed by other Realtors and the public) and then chaired it. I have now been able to progress to Professional Standards, which hears complaints sent forward by the Grievance Committee. In 2009, I was thrilled to be elected to the 2010 Board of Directors for the Sacramento Association of Realtors and in 2014 I served as it's President. I am also an Outstanding Life Member of the Sacramento Association of Realtors Masters Club. This year I also had the opportunity to become a certificed mediator through the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine Unversity.
On a personal note, I am a native Sacramentan raised in South Land Park. I attended Sutterville Elementary School, Sam Brannan Middle School and C.K. McClatchy High School. I received my A.A. from Sacramento City College and my B.S. from Oregon State University.
My career path has taken me from being a buyer for a local department store (Lawrence's) for 9 years to being manager of a family owned ski rack business (Mohn Ski Racks) for another 9 years. I was asked to temporarily help at Dunnigan, Realtors (now a family business) when a secretary became ill in the late 1980's. I never left. I achieved both my licensee and broker's license in 1995 and am now the Broker of Record for the Land Park office.
My fun in life is spoiling my grandchildren and my 2 unruly English Springer Spaniels. Art (which was my college major) has always been a wonderful distraction for me. I ignored it for much of the past 30 years, but resurrected my interest of late. I find great joy in creating ceramic sculptures of creatures, both domestic and wild. Penguins, meerkats, dogs and cats seem to dominate my interest, but there are always the rogue panthers, flamingos, polar bears and so much more!
So that is about it! Talking about me is never a comfortable thing...thank you for putting up with my ramblings!
Paula Swayne's Blog Posts
Paula is fortunate to live and work in the area in which she specializes - Land Park. She also specializes in the older neighborhoods of East Sacramento and Curtis Park. Paula is drawn to the character and the unique architecture of each home. The tree-canopied neighborhoods feature beautiful parks. Growing up in South Land Park, she also has experience in selling homes in this wonderful established neighborhood.
Be sure to check her blog (Land Park Blog) for current issues facing these fine older neighborhoods.
Paula is also a Certified Mediator and serves as an Ombudsman for the California Association of Realtors.
Paula has found her niche in helping homeowners who are transitioning to a different lifestyle, whether it be downsizing or helping prepare estate properties. She understands the difficulty for children and parents, leaving a family home and works diligently and gently to make the transition as easy as possible.
Testimonials for Paula Swayne
Kristen and Mike10/30/2013
Thank you for all of your help with purchasing our new home! We couldn't be happier! We really enjoyed working with you and always felt assured that we were well represented.
Richard and Michelle10/30/2013
I wanted to thank you for everything! All of your time and energy that you so willingly gave to Richard and I
I just wanted to write you a quick note to thank you for all your help and hard work in selling my mom's house. Thanks for hanging in there and giving my mom someone to "lean" on as she went through this stressful time. Your patience and compassion are commendable.
Jill and John10/30/2013
Most importantly, thank you for making our house purchase so easy. You were such a pleasure to work with. We really appreciate all of your help.
Jolie and Greg10/30/2013
Thanks so much, again, for the quick sell! We much appreciated your assistance.
SOUTH LAND PARK
Thank you for all the help with selling my mother's house. The phone calls keeping us abreast of the progress were appreciated and the $50 check was especially nice as you were an innocent party also.
SOUTH LAND PARK HILLS
Thank you so much for all that you did to take Colgate to closing. I appreciated your commitment and follow through.
Karen and Jeff10/30/2013
SOUTH LAND PARK
We can't thank you enough for all of your help and support with the "sale" and the "buy". I'm not sure when we would have gotten in here had it not been for your tactful and gracious approach to the overall transaction.
I would like to thank you very much for all the "extras" you put into the sale of our house. You really made the going smooth - every step of the way. Thank you for making the difference.
Kathy and Sharon10/30/2013
Thanks so much for your enormous generosity of time and effort in helping us with our entire move. We are extremely grateful!