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I am a Realtor

 I am a Realtor in another market, and have worked with Paul both for my own purchases, as well as referring my clients to him. Paul is incredibly attentive and proactive and communicates very well throughout the process. He has an incredible attention to detail and follow up.
Katherine Haug

Professional and efficient

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Honest and professional

 The first thing I was looking for in a Realtor was for someone who could represent my interests, honesty and handled themselves professionally. Paul was certainly that person, his advise was sound throughout the entire process with answering my questions and addressing concerns. He communicated often with updates and showings which lead to positive results. I would not hesitate to recommend Paul to family or friends for any home or property purchase !!
Bob Fieldler

Professional and patient

 We loved working with Paul ! He is incredibly professional and patient. It took us several months of looking (and a corona virus quarantine) to find the perfect house. Paul was always so helpful without any pressure. He really understood exactly what we were looking for and he did a great job helping us to find it. We couldn't be happier.
Jan Dougherty

First time home buyers

 My wife and I were first time buyers. We knew very little about buying a house. A friend of ours referred us to Paul and it couldn't have worked out better. Paul was very patient and listened to what we wanted and needed. Paul went the extra mile for us and we love our home!
Paul Bostaph

I was referred to Paul

 I was very fortunate to be referred to Paul. I was looking for a 2nd home and was not familiar with the Nevada City/Gold Country area. After looking at a dozen properties we were able to locate a home that was in my desired area, well within my budget, met all my needs for a vacation retreat. Even during the transaction when a few minor issues came to light, Paul jumped in and assessed the situation to ensure I was in the loop and satisfied. I've purchased 5 homes in 10 years, and this transaction was the most confident, simple and easy ones of my real estate experience. Thank you, Paul, for welcoming me home to Nevada City!
Matt Nicholson
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About Paul

Paul Smith, who has been actively engaged in the Lake Tahoe real estate market since 1991, has expanded his area of expertise to the Nevada City/Grass Valley area.
His love for the foothills began when he flew over the area while taking aviation lessons at Nevada County Airport. Catching an aerial view of the lush landscape sparked an interest in relocating to the area, and since 2001, he has been a proud homeowner in the foothills. After purchasing multiple homes, he found the residence of his dreams and is now a full-time Nevada City resident, where he and his wife indulge in their passion for the outdoor lifestyle. He prides himself on introducing his clients to this outdoorsman's paradise. Paul established his career in real estate in the Lake Tahoe market in 1991 and is part of a long family tradition of Realtors®. He raised three children in Tahoe and remains active in the real estate market. Paul offers a wealth of knowledge about the Truckee-Tahoe region and the abundance of activities the area has to offer. His passion for outdoor mountain activities has fueled his enthusiasm for Nevada City, Grass Valley, and Tahoe, connecting home buyers with the region's exciting lifestyle opportunities.
Paul's professional industry involvement includes membership in the Northern California Council of Residential Specialists and Global Luxury Home Specialist, and he was a former director of the Tahoe Sierra MLS. Paul's deep involvement in the regional market keeps him abreast of changes as the real estate industry evolves. He is known for his ability to get properties sold by effectively leveraging his extensive experience representing both buyers and sellers. Paul looks forward to assisting his clients in buying and selling and continuing to share his expertise in both the Nevada City/Grass Valley and Truckee/Tahoe markets.

Living in Nevada City Blog

Things to do in Nevada City

By Paul Smith | February 1, 2023 | 0 Comments

Things to do in Nevada City Growing and foraging mushrooms are popular things to do in Nevada City. After successfully growing chestnut mushrooms in my kitchen, I set up a 10’x10′ grow tent in my garage to see how well that works. It turned out to be much more involved than I was planning, but […]

Things to do in Nevada City

By Paul Smith | January 26, 2023 | 0 Comments

Things to do in Nevada City Mountain Biking is a popular thing to do in Nevada City. The Pioneer Trail runs along Highway 20, and several trails connect to it, including the ever-popular Hoot Trail. Today I attempted to ride the Hoot Trail, but as I passed the Five Mile House on the Pioneer Tail, […]

Inside Gardening

By Paul Smith | January 11, 2023 | 0 Comments

Nevada City is an excellent area for farms and gardens, except for the winter months. I have been looking for ways to garden indoors this winter, and after a bit of research, I decided to grow mushrooms. I found a local company called Mush Barn that sells all you need to grow mushrooms, so I […]

Staging Tips to Sell Your Home This Spring

By Paul Smith | January 10, 2023 | 0 Comments

Whether on television, at an open house or on the pages of a magazine, we’ve all seen stunningly outfitted estates that deliver a true wow factor – and listing price – that properties without staging just cannot match. Buyers quickly fall in love with homes that have a strong character while wordlessly conveying the lifestyle […]

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