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I grew up in the western suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota in a family with three older brothers. I was lucky enough to marry my high school sweetheart, Michelle. Together we raised two incredible, independent daughters now in their early 20’s. I spent 10 years in a career as a CNC machinist/programmer working long hours. After the birth of our first daughter, I sought a career that offered more flexibility to be with my family and a better work/life balance.
In 2001, I got my real estate license and mentored under a fantastic Realtor® with a national brokerage. By 2005, I knew there had to be a better way to elevate my services. Michelle and I started our own independent real estate brokerage in Victoria, MN with a handful of agents working with us.
We were drawn to the Grand Valley in 2016 when our daughter wanted to tour the CMU campus. We knew right away there was something special here. When we became empty nesters, we looked forward to the next chapter in our lives. We wanted a lifestyle change and to have the opportunity to do more outdoors. Minnesota winters are long and cold! Visiting Colorado made an impression on us. We knew exactly where we wanted to live, work, and explore so we made the move.
Community is important to me. I enjoy everything to do with the outdoors and especially anything in a boat or around water. Coming from the land of 10,000 lakes, I will miss what Minnesota has to offer, but I look forward to the new opportunities in and around the Grand Valley and exploring the southwest with my family and friends.
I’ve served hundreds of clients while striving to continually raise the bar in the real estate industry, including serving for a period on the Minnesota real estate ethics board. I am passionate about providing rock solid advice and creative ideas in any real estate market.
When I discovered The Christi Reece Group and learned about their values and commitment to community, I knew joining the team would allow me to continue with my mission of providing the “Ultimate Real Estate Experience” to every client, every time. I welcome the opportunity to show you how my years of experience, during all sorts of real estate markets, can make a difference. I’m a storyteller, so be prepared to be entertained by my 22+ years of real estate experience!
To help you understand a bit more about me, I like to share my top strengths according to the StrengthsFinders® Gallup Assessment.
1. MAXIMIZER. I focus on quality and strengths to stimulate personal and group excellence. I seek to transform something strong into something superb. I prefer working for and with the best.
2. STRATEGIC. I create alternative ways to proceed. I quickly spot and weigh different paths, patterns, issues, and opportunities. As an agile decision-maker I like to brainstorm multiple scenarios before determining the best solution.
3. ACHIEVER. I work hard and possess a great deal of stamina while maintaining high ethical standards. I have an innate source of intensity, energy and authenticity that motivates me to work hard to get things done.
4. IDEATION. Fascinated by ideas, brainstorming and innovation, I find connections to create and move a process or project forward to successful completion.
5. RESPONSIBILITY. I take psychological ownership of what I say I will do. I am committed to my values of honesty, loyalty, creativity, and freedom.
6. ADAPTABILITY. I like to go with the flow, address challenges as they come, and plan for the best possible future.
Paul is an exceptional realtor and in the current home market he is exactly who you should have representing your interests in the process. He spends time listening to what you are looking for and takes great care in presenting your existing home to the marketplace as a desirable property. Paul has helped us buy and sell two homes and we would not go through the process without him at our side. Paul has a network of partners that he shares with his clients, all who are experts in their fields, such as property inspectors, staging consultants, mortgage brokers, and even other realtors if he feels that is the best way to help out his clients. He is not afraid to speak out truthfully on what he believes will get your house sold, or on a property you are purchasing. This is an agent who is ALWAYS on YOUR side. He works for you and believes in getting you as close to what you dream of for your house as possible.
Paul has helped me with several real estate transactions. He is ethical, knowledgeable and intelligent. He is an outstanding negotiator and always works very hard for his clients. I could not be more satisfied with the service he has provided me.
What an amazing experience! This is the second house we've bought/sold through Paul and the level of expertise, market knowledge, guidance and professionalism is unmatched!
Working with Paul was a wonderful experience for us. He helped us both buy and sell two homes simultaneously. These transactions were both challenging as well as rewarding for us. Paul talked us though every option and decision. We found him to be extremely honest and upfront. He put countless hours into our selling and buying deals, it was really unbelievable how dedicated he was in being our realtor. He also did this in a very selfless manner. We owe all of our happiness in our new home to Paul, we are so thankful for him. We would recommend him in the highest possible way.
Tons of prompt and personal attention is given by Paul Aspelin. He sold our town home and found the perfect new house for us to purchase. Not only did he listen to and understand our needs/wants, but when I became nervous about moving to a new area, he spent the day with my family showing us the "sights." He took us to parks, restaurants, schools, and even drove me through my various options for commuting to work and getting around town. What great service!
Paul Aspelin is the real deal. As a buyer's agent, Paul used his expertise to help two people new to the world of home ownership. He was never pushy, he gave great advice and has excellent connections. There was one instance where we were considering going forward after a poor inspection. Instead of wanting to close the deal quickly, Paul recognized that we would not be happy with the house, so we canceled the purchase agreement.
We were SO happy we waited as we found our dream home! Thanks a ton!
Paul and the team exceeded all of our expectations during our home sale! After a difficult selling experience with a previous home, we were nervous to sell again. However, Paul was incredibly helpful through every step of the process. His communication with us was excellent, and we always knew he was looking out for our best interests. I would highly recommend Paul Aspelin for any real estate transaction!
-Haley Bennett Horal
Paul is Awesome! I am very happy that I worked with him to sell my townhouse. He came out almost a year prior and looked at my house, gave me a small to-do list so that I could get the prep work done over the winter and advice on how to stage the house. He kept in touch with me towards the end of winter as we planned when to list the house – he was very flexible, gave me the time I needed to get the house ready, and was ready to go when I was. Paul listened to my priorities and time frame when it came to sell the house, and guided me through all the steps. Paul’s knowledge of the market and buying and selling process is unmatched. We had lots of interest and it sold very quickly. Paul continued to stay in touch with me until closing, always keeping me up to date and answering any questions I had promptly. Paul was even communicating with me on weekends and evenings when he didn’t have to. Thank You so much for all of your help! I would absolutely recommend Paul Aspelin!
My wife and I have worked with Paul on our last 2 houses, and he has been nothing but professional, patient, and an advocate for us throughout the process. I would highly recommend Paul to anyone in the market for a new house, and if we ever buy another house we will definitely work with Paul in the future.
I have a tremendous amount of respect for Paul. He is honest, knowledgeable and goes the extra mile. He has worked with my family a number of times over the past decade. He continues to impress us more with each interaction.
Awards & Designations
GRI, SRES, CNE