Testimonials

Testimonials / Reviews

Matt Graham - Vallecito 2018
Hathaway Pines (Sunrise Point) Seller

This was my second time working with Gary and Suzanne.  They are a hard working and talented team.  I told them I was in a tough spot as a trustee for my mother's estate.  I needed help finding contractors and workers to empty and repair my mother's home.  They found contractors for me to cut down a tree, clean the home, take away unwanted household items and much more.  They tirelessly made calls for estimates.  I am so thankful I had them to do all of this as I had just lost my mother and was drowning in paperwork and bills.  The staging and photo work was the best I have seen.  The home looked beautiful and they found a buyer in just weeks.  This is fast for this rural area.  I highly recommend Gary and Suzanne Paris.  They not only know the area and have contacts for supporting the sale, they also are friendly and fun to work with.  Buying and selling in their area, call them!

John and Leanne - San Jose 2017
Dorrington (Big Trees Village) Buyer
In 2013, Gary and Suzanne helped us find our first cabin. Working with them was easy and efficient. While we love our first cabin, we also love having all our family and friends join us, but that meant our cabin wasn't quite big enough. Over the years I've always kept in touch with Gary and Suzanne. In November 2017 I asked them to show me a few properties that were available. BINGO! They showed us the perfect one! Gary and Suzanne are LOCALS, meaning they know the area inside and out. They also have a great understanding of what my wife and I like. Even though they knew they had shown me THE ONE...they still insisted that I look at some of the others on the market "you gotta do a little diligence!" With their help, we went from offer to contract to close in 24 days. What really made the process easy and smooth was that Gary and Suzanne make excellent use of technology: DocuSign, Email, PDF's, etc. I was able to do everything from my home in Willow Glen. I can't stress enough the importance of using a realtor who is LOCAL, especially if you're a buyer with no experience in the area. Gary and Suzanne set a high bar!

Paul and Julie - Fremont 2017
Arnold (Blue Lake Springs) Buyer
We recently purchased a vacation home in Arnold with the help of Gary and Suzanne Paris. They listened to our likes and dislikes and were willing to show us as many homes as we wanted to see. They even allowed us to bring our precious dog along with us to help in our decision. There are so many forms to sign and decisions to make during the buying process but Gary and Suzanne held our hand all the way through and provided us with all the feedback we requested. Cannot recommend them more!

Matthew and Kira - Sparks, NV 2017
Arnold (Lakemont Pines) Buyer

CONGRATULATIONS you just found your agent! These guys were great. They found the cabin our family has been looking for for a long time. Our deal was complex with multiple people involved. Gary made everything seamless and easy. Buying a house can be stressful, this was anything but. Gary knew all the right local people and even though we live four hours away, we were always connected to what was happening. Thanks again for all your help!

Estaban and Margaret - Danville 2017
Dorrington (Big Trees Village) Buyer

Gary and Suzanne are that special kind of realtors that you think do not exist anymore. The best way to describe them is the "Paris Touch". They have been in business for a long time and know the Arnold/Dorrington/Murphys area inside-out. Gary and Suzanne listened to what we were looking for and started showing us houses. They previewed the houses for us and got the intel. We gradually got down the list to "two" houses that were exactly what we were looking for and we were amazed because we thought that these houses were beyond our dreams....that's the "Paris Touch". And yes, Gary was amazing through the escrow process and getting us tied into the community!

Jim and Giny - Hayward 2017
Arnold (Lakemont Pines) Buyer

We worked with Gary and Suzanne this fall on a cabin purchase and what wonderful agents to work with. They watched out for us during the entire process and made the purchase go so smoothly.

Bob and Janie - San Jose 2017
Camp Connell (Big Trees Village) Buyer

We live in the Bay Area and were interested to learn more about living in Calaveras County and if we found the right place, we wanted to move quickly. We had a fund tour of 6 properties with Suzanne, learned about the area, the community and what we needed to know about buying a home in the mountains. We found a home that was perfect! That same day, Gary successfully led us through a competitive bid situation. Contracting, inspections and agreeing on repairs were smooth and trouble free. Knowledge of accepted practice and getting timely inspections helped expedite each step. It is now 30 days since our property tour and as new owners of a log cabin in the forest, we could not be happier with the service and the results.

Charles and Pat - Pleasanton 2017
Arnold (Mill Woods) Seller

A year ago my wife and I were contemplating selling our mountain home in Arnold. We kept going back and forth with our decision but we had decided to at least start the process by interviewing 3 local realtors. Gary and Suzanne had won us over! They were willing to listen to our desired outcome, they coached us on the approach and they were honest and easy to talk to. One year later we finally decided to sell and the outcome was amazing! We are so glad they kept their interest in us during the year long process. What a team! In short order we signed them up to represent us and list our property. They shared their plan, set expectations and totally executed it. The marketing this team provided was OUTSTANDING! Suzanne's eye for detail is second to none. The drone/camera video, the pictures and lighting displayed our home in such an outstanding way. During the year of decision making, we watched homes that were up for sale in our neighborhood drop their prices and take months to sell. If my math serves me right...from the time we listed the property to cash in the bank took 20 days! We had two outstanding offers to work with which blew us away. We felt our home stood out within our neighborhood and so did they!! This is why we chose them. Their competition spent To much time telling me our sites were set too high. Gary and Suzanne believe in the product and hit it out of the park for us!

Steve and  Georgiana - Pleasanton 2017
Camp Connell (Country Houses) Seller

We thought we had a very nice vacation home in the mountains that showed great until Suzanne worked her magic and staged it perfectly! Gary and Suzanne are very knowledgeable of the property value's for the area. They got our place ready, priced it effectively and had it sold in a couple of days with multiple offers and over asking price. They kept us up to date as to where all the documentation was during the closing process. TEAM PARIS is very result driven...a very important asset to have when they represent you.

Jeff and Jennifer - Palo Alto 2017
Arnold (Blue Lake Springs) Buyer

Gary and Suzanne have actually helped us get TWO properties in Arnold. We have to go for lower priced properties and Gary has been very patient with us. He showed us many houses before we found the one we bought and he answered my many questions promptly and with valuable expertise. In both cases we were able to get the property below the asking price, which helped tremendously. As an extra perk, it is a joy working with them both. We very much enjoy our time with them. We have recommended them to friends and co-workers and would recommend them to you as well!!

David and Deborah - Hayward 2017
Arnold (Meadowmont) Buyer
Gary and Suzanne came highly recommended to us by two of their previous buyers and they exceeded the recommendation.  I really enjoyed seeing houses with Suzanne along, as she and I seemed to have the same eye for details.  These two work together as an awesome team and it helps the process to go faster with two on your team.  Each step of the way they were there with recommendations and helping us learn the ropes of living in Arnold as well as buying our new home.  We are planning to be in Arnold year round and look forward to having the "Paris Team"  as our neighbors and friends.

Dina - San Francisco 2016
Arnold (Lakemont Pines) Buyer

I am a first time home buyer and live in the Bay Area, therefore... I desperately needed a real estate agent with a great deal of experience and expertise in the area of Arnold, CA.  After we met Gary and Suzanne for the first time, we knew we found the right recipe for finding our perfect get-away home.  They not only know each and every nook and cranny in the Arnold area but they also understood our needs and wants for a weekend home.  They rode the rollercoaster with us as I made offers, pulled out of offers and finally bought a cabin.  In the end we are extremely happy with our purchase and made two great friends in the process.

Walter and Carmen - Fremont 2016
Arnold (Blue Lake Springs)  Buyer

Truly both Gary and Suzanne Paris are the best at what they do to help find and close the best property and the best deal for you.  Both agents were always available at the last minute to show me properties I was interested in.  Gary would always update my listing cart for me to show what was on the market on a weekly basis to keep me informed but also was honest about the condition of the property so I wouldn't waist my time traveling to see the property.  Thank you!

Greg & Jinny - San Jose 2016
Arnold (Lakemont Pines) Buyer

We knew we wanted to buy a place in Arnold for vacation now and retirement later but we live three hours away in the Silicon Valley.  Gary and Suzanne were knowledgeable of the local market, perceptive of our taste and patient with our inflexibility due to work and distance.  They were also a lot of fun to work with!  It took us several months to finally reach a definite decision which meant Gary and Suzanne were also extremely patient with us.  We love our dream home/cabin in Arnold and look forward to the day when we live there full time.  Thank you Gary and Suzanne!

Calvin & Marie - Hawaii 2016
Camp Connell (Country Houses) Seller

Being retirees of the SF Bay area, we absolutely made the right choice relying on ALL Gary & Suzanne Paris' real estate skills. They handled the myriad time-consuming details of property sales professionally & efficiently. Gary always kept us well-informed, and smoothly facilitated all on-line "Docu-Signing." He professionally & efficiently walked us thru the whole process gaining our confidence & respect. For cleaning & repair work, they chose local professional people who met their standards of excellence. Suzanne did an outstanding job creating two essential aspects of marketing: creating a great visual tour, and a thorough photo gallery. She artfully captured our condo's warmth & charm. Our "Country Houses" completely furnished condo, we'd cherished for over 34 years, sold quickly. Gary & Suzanne's 38+ years of real estate experience & professional teamwork DO make ALL the difference. Mahalo for doing a fantastic job!

Allen & Qing-Wen - Elk Grove 2016
Camp Connell (Big Trees Village) Buyer

Gary and Suzanne make the best real estate team that we have ever encountered. They were professional, knowledgeable and very responsive in helping us finding our dream cabin within our set budget. They really took their time and never pressure us into something that we did not want. Best of all, they were very kind, considerate and put clients' needs first. We made an offer on a cabin and decided to withdrawal due to multiple issues. Gary and Suzanne tactfully negotiated and guided us through the process on another cabin.

Mark & Cinda - Arnold 2016
Arnold (The Park) Seller

We have used “Team Paris” twice! We met Gary and Suzanne Paris when we were looking for a home in the Arnold area. We found them both to be knowledgeable of the area as well as the people and businesses in the area. They really listened to us and what we were looking for. We were able to find a home the first day that they showed us homes! We were new to the area and their knowledge was invaluable to us. We were impressed with their timely response WHENEVER we contacted them. So when it came time to sell our home, of course we contacted them. And again, they did not let us down. They helped us set a price for our home (which was higher then we expected) and it sold in 1 week with a full price offer! Thanks to their level of commitment they give to their clients, they were with us every step of the way, buying and selling!                

Jean - Arizona 2016
Arnold (Blue Lake Springs) Seller

Gary & Suzanne Paris are a very powerful and unusual team. My husband had passed away and I was overwhelmed about getting my house ready to sell and listed. I talked to Gary and told him where I was at with the whole process and he said that he and his wife understood where I was coming from and that they could help me. And they did. They put together a plan, made arrangements to expedite the plan and took all of my concerns and stress away from me. They led me through everything and within 3 weeks it was listed and sold in 6 days. They provide an unusual and powerful service. If not for them I would still be stressing. Thank you two very professional and caring realtors.                

Tina - Arnold 2016
Camp Connell (Big Trees Village) Buyer

Gary and Suzanne helped me buy 2 homes this past year. They were very patient showing me many, many homes. Suzanne spent hours looking at listings and taking me to view homes. They both understood my criteria very quickly. Gary has an excellent understanding of California state laws and real estate requirements. He made great recommendations regarding inspections etc.

Michael &  Tracy - Morgan Hill 2016
Murphys (Forest Meadows) Buyer

Suzanne and Gary are a great team! They helped us find the perfect place and provided us with a very easy buying experience. Suzanne spent hours showing us neighborhoods and giving us useful information on the areas we were interested in. She helped us pinpoint the type of cabin we would most enjoy and nailed it with a place that was not even on the market yet. Gary helped us with negotiations and inspections and was on top of all the work needed to make the transaction happen. We felt like we were taken care of every step of the way. Thanks for finding us our dream cabin!

Thomas  - Culver City 2016
Murphys (Forest Meadows) Seller

I cannot say enough good things about the service I received from Gary and Suzanne Paris.  They are top professionals in the field of realtors.  My home had been on the market for a year and I switched realtors twice before finding Gary and Suzanne.  With my previous realtors I had in fact...no offers.  One new realtor told me they could probably get me an offer if I reduced my property by $20 k.  I refused and then found Gary and Suzanne Paris.   They had my home sold in a matter of days with a cash offer thousands over my asking price!!  They also had another offer in the wings at the asking price.  They are outstanding and the best realtors I have ever had the pleasure to have worked with.  I have bought and sold many  homes in  Southern  California region with realtors that no where compare to the professionalism, responsiveness and "Get it Sold for as much as possible and as quickly as possible" attitude that Gary and  Suzanne possess.  I truly think they may be one of the best realtor teams in the country!
Thomas Meseroll
 

Mike & Julie - San Jose 2016
Murphys (Forest Meadows) Buyer

It took almost a year, but we found the home of our dreams with the help of Gary and Suzanne. Gary patiently showed us home after home, weekend after weekend. Not once did he seem impatient or push us into anything we weren't comfortable with. We even had to cancel a visit due to the threat of fire...but that didn't deter us from continuing to pursue our vacation dreams in Arnold. We found a few that almost fit the bill, but we are so happy we were patient and waited for "the one". We hope to spend many happy years enjoying the fresh mountain air!

Darryl & Gloria - Turlock 2016
Murphys (Forest Meadows) Seller
Gary and Suzanne were terrific while working through the process of selling our families home in Forest Meadows. We would recommend them helping you with any real estate transaction in that area.


Tom & Ann - Valley Springs 2016
Arnold (Mill Woods Condo) Buyer
I recommend Gary and Suzanne Paris for buying a home. It was a great experience. They were very helpful and made the transaction go smooth and painless. We found the perfect place.


Jerry & Libby  - Concord 2015
Arnold (Blue Lake Springs) Buyer
This couple, The Paris team are professional all the way.Keeping you informed through out the process and working for you and your concerns, Plus they are a sweet couple as well. We lost our beloved home in the valley fire and returned to Arnold after 20 year's in Cobb.,they helped us during a horrible loss. I'm so glad we got a reference from my sister in law who owns a home in Arnold to call Gary and Suzanne Paris with Cedar creek Reality. They are winners. Thanks Team Paris.

Burney & Laura - Louisiana 2015
Murphys (Fieldstone) Seller
My husband and I recently sold our townhouse in Murphys, CA...actually Team Paris sold it for us! As we live out of state, Gary and Suzanne were a HUGE help in getting the property ready for showing in a very timely and efficient manner. Suzanne wasted no time in getting the property cleaned and
minor repairs taken care of. Gary moved forward quickly as well and made it easy for us to get necessary documents signed within minutes! I would highly recommend Team Paris!

Rainer & Dianne - Fremont 2015
Arnold (Blue Lake Springs) Seller

We chose to work with Gary and Suzanne Paris when we sold our house in Blue Lake Springs, Arnold. It was a wise choice. They spent time with us before we ‘hired’ them, helping us find companies and people to do pre-inspections and whatever work we decided to do prior to putting our house up for
sale. Suzanne had great ideas about rearranging our furniture to best show our home’s assets. She then put together an online ‘virtual tour’ which maximized exposure. Gary kept us informed every step of the way. Once we had an offer, he helped us to handle the extensive back and forth negotiations. Team Paris was professional and supportive throughout the process. They worked hard for us. We feel comfortable recommending them to anyone who expects superior service.

Joe & Bettye - Lodi - Now of Arnold 2015
Arnold (Mill Woods) Buyer

There is no question in our minds.....we would definitely recommend Gary & Suzanne Paris to anyone interested in buying or selling a home here in the Arnold area. They are truly a professional team. We absolutely love our new home and we love the Arnold area and we consider Gary and Suzanne our
newest and good friends. We could ramble on but would be repeating ourselves. Simply stated........whether buying or selling........you can trust the Paris team!                

Trent & Lisa - Oakland 2015
Arnold (Meadowmont) Buyer
Gary and Suzanne are really an awesome team, and my husband and I are very happy with how easy the closing on our recent vacation property went. It was not without a couple hiccups at the very end, but it was not an easy deal, with a few interesting quirks. The hubs and I are also not the easiest
of clients – I have a bit of a "passion for perfection" and hold everyone I work with to the same high standards I subject myself to. And after kinda SORTA putting Team Paris through the ringer, I have to say... they did it. They found us our dream cabin in ONE day of looking, closed on it in less than 45 days, in the middle of summer, even though we had SIX sellers scattered all over the West Coast, AND I decided to change jobs in the middle of the deal (oops!). Team Paris gets my five-star stamp of approval.

Michael & Nicole - Livermore 2015
Camp Connell (Big Trees  Village) Buyer
Gary and Suzanne were great to work with. They love to share their knowledge of the area which shows they love the area and everything it has to offer. They always responded quickly and made sure to keep us informed of where we were in the process and up to date on any new developments. The negotiation ended exactly as I had hoped which was thanks to Gary's expertise. Both Gary and Suzanne made it clear that even though we had closed escrow, they are still there to help us out whenever we need it.                      

Ray & Hasiba - Fremont 2015
Arnold (Fly-In  Acres) Buyer
Thank you and Suzanne for the great and wonderful experience we had with you.  The "Paris Duo" are amazing and we are extremely satisfied with the results and assistance before, during and after.  Thank you from our family to your!

Russ & Janet - San Antonio 2015
Blue Lake Springs (Unit 15) Seller
We would like to express how much we truly appreciated the partnership you instantly instilled with us....and have not waivered one bit to ensure a successful close for us and the buyers.  You've certainly gone outside the usual level of service to see that our home closed successfully and on time.  You and Suzanne are true professionals!

Peter Embody - Martinez 2015
Snowshoe Springs (Big Trees Village) Buyer

Gary Paris was very helpful in showing me homes in the area of Snowshoe Springs just east of Arnold. I had interest in buying a comfortable home there, and found exactly what I was looking for. Gary showed several properties to me before I made the decision to buy my home.
Gary and Suzanne Paris made the effort to learn about what I needed in a home, and they followed through on all the details involved in my purchase. I am satisfied that I could not have picked a more ideal agent for my investment.
I highly recommend Gary Paris as a "top of the line" Real Estate Professional!

Tom Conley - Redwood City 2014
Blue Lake Springs (Unit 15) Buyer

Gary and Suzanne were excellent in every way. My search took two years to find the house I was looking for. They set me up on a home search according to my parameters and kept me informed about the market and educated me on the area. I live in the Bay Area and as this is a second home it took me a while to learn the area and feel comfortable with a purchase. Gary and Suzanne were very responsive to my needs and answered all my questions. They were excellent in the negotiation and keeping me up to date with the process. I have some friends who would like to buy in the area and will definitely refer them to Gary and Suzanne.

 

Gene & Carolyn - Concord 2014
Blue Lake Springs (Unit 15) Seller
Gary Paris hit the ground running on selling our cabin! With the cabin under construction, Gary had to find a very special buyer. With Gary's knowledge and Suzanne's photographs of our place, there was interest immediately. Gary kept us up to date via phone calls and email so we were never left wondering what was going on.
Great experience!!

James & Danielle - Oakley 2014
Camp Connell (Big Trees Village) Buyer
Words cannot describe how lucky we were to work with Gary and Suzanne Paris.  We were looking to purchase a vacation home in  Arnold after being tied up on another deal in Pollock Pines for almost 9 disappointing months.  When we came across the listing of our "new home", we knew by the photos that this was the "One for Us".  Once we connected with Gary and Suzanne, it only took 3.5 weeks to close on our new DREAM VACATION HOME.  Gary kept us updated every step of the way and there were never any surprises, the transaction was seamless.  They are extremely detailed, patient and on top of all this....they are such wonderful individuals that give you undivided attention.  The relationship did not end once the deal was closed.  They continue to check in with us and we feel we have made 2 new friends for life!

Rob & Jennifer - Los Gatos 2014
Arnold (Meadowmont) Buyer
Gary and Suzanne are wonderful and have a powerful partnership!  We bought a home in 2013 and they told us they'd always be there for us and recently it was put to the test.  A friend was coming from out of town to our home to house sit.  I gave her the WRONG key ring and she was locked out with our dogs in tow.  We called Suzanne at 8PM in a panic - well after hours.  Gary and Suzanne had  moved to a new office (different company) and had not had a chance to transfer over the key to our home.  To get the key, Suzanne got a hold of a colleague from the other office, retrieved the key and SAVED THE DAY by delivering the key to our stranded friend and all this while still wearing her PJ's.  Talk about going the extra mile!


John & Joan - Linden 2014
Camp Connell (Big Trees Village) Seller
Thinking back to our first meeting in 2013, we never interviewed any other realtors after we spoke to you, since you had such a good command of the situation.  When we decided to go ahead and sell this year, we were anxious to get the home on the market for the summer season, so the deal would be completed by....well, like maybe before Labor Day!  So you found an interested buyer and reeled them in even after we declined to help with financing (glad we did not get involved in that, as we are trying to simplify our life).  I know you did countless things to pull all this together, and kept us in the loop throughout.  Other than signing things, we really did not have to put forth any effort.  Thank you both so much for all you have done.


Ron & Diane - Copperopolis 2014
Murphys (Forest Meadows) Seller
Gary and Suzanne have been our Realtors for over five years.  During that time they have helped us purchase a vacant lot in Big Trees Village and build our vacation home, listed and sold a home in the Bay Area and most recently sold our home in Forest Meadows.  "Team Paris" has done an outstanding job of understanding our needs as both buyers and sellers.  With Gary and Suzanne you get two professionals working for you, each with their own special talents.  "Team Paris" is a unique team that offers complete assistance from knowledge of the market, listing, pricing, marketing and staging, through closing.  We have been especially impressed with the marketing and advertising that "Team Paris" has done for our home in Forest Meadows.  Gary and Suzanne are the most experienced, knowledgeable and professional Realtors that we have ever dealt with and I would highly recommend them to anyone who is either buying or selling.


Jason & Emily - Redwood City 2014
Arnold (Millwoods) Buyer
Throughout our recent purchase of a lovely home in Arnold, my husband and I were very impressed with "Team Paris".  From our very first contact with them (the home was already under contract with someone else and it fell out) all the way through our move-in day (Suzanne stopped by and left the light on for us as we'd be getting in late that night) they were attentive to every detail and showed a spirit of service that went beyond professionalism.  I feel lucky that our paths crossed and that we were able to benefit from their experience, talent and kindness.  I could never thank them enough for making this opportunity possible.  Gary and Suzanne are REALLY good at this!

 Larry & Tracie - Los Altos 2014
Murphys (Forest Meadows) Seller
Gary and Suzanne Paris were excellent.  They said that if we could get a number of things done to fix up the house, then it would sell quickly.  They helped provide all the people needed to fix it up and it was on the market in 2 weeks, looking great!  Suzanne helped to semi-stage the house and take excellent photos of the house for the online listings and paper brochures.  The house sold with multiple offers the week after it went on the market.  Gary helped guide us through the closing process.  Very impressed with these agents!

 

Raymond & Hasiba - Fremont 2014
Arnold (Fly-In Acres) Buyer
Gary and Suzanne were wonderful to deal with.  We are very picky buyers and the "Paris Team" helped us find the right home for our family in  Arnold.  Gary is a very experienced Real  Estate agent and I felt very confident with his skills to get us the deal we were looking for.  Once our offer was accepted, the property's appraisal was higher than the deal he negotiated for us. Gary and Suzanne worked very hard during the holidays working for us thru Christmas and New Years.  I will sure go back to them for any future dealings.  They are very resourceful and have helped us after we closed.  They are a wonderful team and now good neighbors and friends.  Thank you both for going the extra mile and for making it easy for me to find a home that I can spend quality time with my beloved family.

 
Raymond & Duna - Soquel 2013
Gary and his wife Suzanne were great to work with.  They showed me "27" homes.  I am very picky when it comes to property and they were patient and really pleasant to work with.  Everything was organized and well mapped, we spent 2 week ends looking at potential properties and then found one that we put an offer on.  The deal almost fell through but Gary negotiated a last effort compromise and we got it!  Not only were they helpful before and during the sale but they are still available to help  as we move in and try to figure out the ins and outs of living in the mountains.  I have bought many homes and have not had the kind of service/experience that they provide....highly recommended.

Chad & Julie - Discovery Bay 2013
Working with Team Paris (Gary and Suzanne) made my attitude about house hunting/purchasing do a 180! Team Paris is the best the market has to offer. Gary is incredibly knowledgeable, was honest with us from the start, negotiated like hell for us and was very attentive to our needs. With all the hard work, my husband and I chose a home within six/eight weeks of starting our search. Gary and Suzanne are full of energy and give their honest opinion on properties and ideas. I truly feel that Team Paris was perfect fit for my husband and I, I would recommend them for anyone who needs an agent.

Rob & Jennifer - Los Gatos 2013
Gary and Suzanne are wonderful! From the moment we met in the office they took a personal interest in finding out exactly what we wanted. We exchanged emails with them before we met face to face, they had an entire list of properties they reviewed with us prior to us seeing the area. As we walked the various properties, they asked us questions and they really listened to what we had to say, and pruned the lists of places to go see based on our feedback. As we moved from property to property they described the area, they told us about the people, the feel of the community, great restaurants and places to frequent. Once we found the ideal spot, they swung into action, working all the details for us with the listing agent and bank. They kept us informed all along the way. Upon our first night in our new house, we found a basket with wine, 2 glasses and some decorations for the house. They are a wealth of knowledge of purchasing a home in the Arnold area and have been a tremendous help as we established our new household, with providing great recommendations on local handyman, local places of interest and even have gone so far as to be available for appointments when we weren't available to be at our house. We consider them the Mayor's of Arnold and the local area.

Matt & Amy - San Jose 2013
We were staying with friends at their cabin in Arnold one weekend and saw a few cabins for sale. We just happened to stop in Gary and Suzanne’s office on a Sunday evening and by 8 am the next morning; they were ready to show us the properties that we were interested in. We scheduled another house hunting trip which was extremely productive due to their meticulous planning to show us the numerous (19) homes on our list. They were a pleasure to work with, always prompt with responses to any questions we had and made sure that we understood the purchasing process throughout each phase.

Matt & Liz - San Ramon 2012
Gary and Suzanne are very enthusiastic about showing properties! They picked out some great ones after our initial telephone conversation. We found our dream property! They have been with us even after the sale to assist in coordinating repairs that were needed and just saying "hi". If you want a very knowledgeable, honest and down-to-earth (and fun) team, call Gary and Suzanne!

 

Frank & Christine - Arnold 2012

We were in a personal crisis and critically needed to find a serene place to relocate. Gary was the one realtor that responded to my inquiries and never hesitated to be available in our search process. Along the way he answered our questions with great regard for detail and was very forthcoming about the area and our necessary adjustment to the climate change, etc. I can't think of anything that was missing in our process. He has become our friend as well and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone. He is generous with his time but also with his spirit. We can’t thank him enough for all that he has done to help us get settled in our new home.

 

Richard & Lavone - Arnold  2012
Gary and Suzanne are well- versed in the local real estate market and are so easy to work with that the usually stressful process of selling AND buying in this area was actually enjoyable. And we have done both with Gary and Suzanne. My wife and I have been so impressed with their knowledge of the local market and their ability to take care of all the transactional details that make the selling and buying process so much smoother. We had a very complex foreclosure acquisition that threatened to unravel many times but Gary and Suzanne were able to surmount the numerous hurdles and close the deal for us......we cannot recommend them enough. And they are so much fun to work with that we look forward to working with them for our future real estate needs.

Sheldon & Cindy - Fremont 2012
Gary & Suzanne Paris were such a joy to work with. Their knowledge of the Arnold area helped us make our decision on where we wanted to purchase our home. They were always available and worked really hard for us. I would definitely use them again and recommend them to all my friends and family. We are completely happy. Thank you again!


Don & Karen - Fremont  2012
Late in 2011 my wife and I began a search for a second home in the Arnold/Big Trees area and were referred to  Gary Paris by way of friends who own the  Black Bear Inn.  I won't sugar coat it, I'm not the easiest buyer.  This property is our planned retirement home and we were very determined to find the right property.  Real Estate is local and Gary knows the market.  When looking in the Sierra's it's what you don't know that can get you.  Gary points out potential issues on properties while finding locations with upside.  The net is this, Gary is an expert on Sierra Real  Estate and understands the time constraints and interests of Bay Area buyers looking in the area.  Reach out to Gary, it's the wise choice.  You'll be happy you did!

Kathleen  - San Ramon 2012
I worked with Gary for approximately 4 months to find the right property to meet the wants and needs of my family. He found the right house at the right price and walked us through the purchase process. I would highly recommend Gary and his assistant, Suzanne.

Wayne & Jennifer  - Pacific Grove 2012
Gary is very professional and extremely knowledgeable about the area we were interested in. Gary kept us well informed every step of the process. Most importantly he was very patient as we looked at several homes, some more than once. If I were selling or buying a home again I would look no further than to Gary. 

Mike & Diane - Forest Meadows (Murphys)
Gary's knowledge of Calaveras County and his years of expertise as a realtor, in my opinion, is unexcelled.  Gary, along with his wife Suzanne are very professional, responsive and tuned in to your price and needs.  It took us less than a week to find our home in Murphys.  He made looking for a home, fun and painless.  We are now full time residents and recommend  Gary every chance we get.  Looking for a home can be a good or bad experience.  Make it a good experience....call Gary Paris!

Ed & Carol - Valley Springs  2011
We were always treated as though we were his #1 priority.  We felt like family!

Thomas & Collene - San Lorenzo  2011
Gary and Suzanne helped us find our "dream" cabin.  We are so excited to be spending a lot of time in Arnold.  They made the process fun!  We would definitely recommend them to our family & friends.  They were wonderful!

Doug & Lisa - Hayward  2011
After contacting Gary, he put together a list of homes to fit our needs and took the time to show us each one and gave us great insight to items we had questions about.  After choosing our home, he worked very hard for us to put together and close the deal.  This was a challenge as there was 5 to 6 feet of snow on the ground.  His insight and knowledge of the area was very helpful and he continues to advise us 7 months after the purchase was completed.  Gary took extra time to ensure we were getting the best deal possible and to make our experience fun and exciting.  His advise regarding construction, lot selection and location were right on the money and have left us extremely satisfied with the entire process from start to finish.  It is not very often you meet a person as genuine and attentive as Gary.   

Brian & Nancy  - Walnut Creek  2011
The only time our entire family was available to look at cabins was New Years Day 2011.  When Gary Paris told us he would make himself available on the holiday to show us around, we knew we had found someone special.  Gary's knowledge of the Blue Lake Springs area was key to our finding the perfect place.  From the writing of the offer through the close of escrow, Gary was always a true professional.  He kept us abreast of all happenings, explained everything thoroughly and in the end...helped us realize our dream.  We love our new cabin!  "Thank you Gary, for your knowledge, professionalism, guidance and friendship. "

Kirk & Doreen - Arnold
We came to know Gary and his wife Suzanne first as guests of our Inn several years ago and we knew then that he would be the right person to represent us once we chose to sell the Inn.  Over the 2 1/2 years we had the "Black Bear Inn" listed with Gary he was always professional & kept us up to date on all inquiries.  His advertising brochures, newspaper articles, web site ads & local listing in the Century 21 guide were informative with all the info prospective clients needed.  He had contacts that he used in the Bay Area & surrounding areas to further advertise our property.   We chose Gary because of his outgoing personality, honesty & integrity.  We currently have another property listed with him & feel confident he is working hard to sell it also.  We would highly recommend Gary Paris to get the job done!

Bruce & Wendi - Elk Grove (now of Arnold-new "Black Bear Inn" owners)
We were instantly impressed with Gary Paris - he was on time, organized and made us feel welcome in what would become our new home.  He was very thorough throughout the entire process.  It was a long and sometimes painful journey (buying a business, obtaining an SBA loan and moving two hours away) but Gary stuck with us every step of the way.  Deadlines were met, promises were kept and teamwork with Gary got us to the finish line.  Gary definitely helped make our dream come true!

Thomas & Tomara - Morgan Hill
I wanted to thank you for helping us to follow up on the ant issue.  Realistically, the "sale" of the house is complete and your obligation as the Realtor is done.  I know that you view the relationship as extending past the sale of the house and we appreciate that.  This just confirms that we made the correct choice in deciding who we wanted to be our realtor.

John & Lisa - Piedmont
We are thrilled to be the owners of a cabin in Arnold!  THANK YOU very much for your professionalism, diligence and good humor in this process.  We obviously couldn't have done it without you.  It has been a pleasure to work with you.

Ron & Diane - Copperopolis
My personal recommendation for a Real Estate professional in the Arnold/Big Trees area is Gary Paris at C-21 in Arnold.  His personal number is 795-2332.  I have dealt with Gary for over a year and have found him to be professional and honest in his knowledge of the market and very helpful.  (posted in the Big Trees Community Forum)

Richard & Suzanne -  San Jose
We unfortunately had to sell our place this past October because we are moving to Oregon this summer.  Our agent, Gary Paris was wonderful.  He is very professional and was nice enough to hook us up with a terrific realtor in Oregon.  We even managed to sell our place in Camp Connell in three days which is kind of unheard of in this market.  I sure do miss Big Trees, but I live vicariously through those of you who post on this sight.  (posted in the Big Trees Community Forum)