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Paul Eide Team leader, Realtor

r3homegroup at Delex Realty

 
What was your most interesting job before going into real estate?

Global account manager.

Where did you grow up?

Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Growing up, what did you want to be?

I wanted to be a business professional or a dentist.

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed?

I read or listen to audio books. Mostly business or financial in nature.

If you could meet any well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why?

Michael Jordan comes to mind. He is seen as the best basketball player of all time as well as gifted in business and philanthropy.

What is Phoenix’s best-kept secret?

All of the outdoor activities: Hiking, biking, festivals, meet ups, restaurants and events.

What do you love most about the industry?

I love being a part of my client’s success story. I also love the camaraderie within the industry. Everyone I have met wants you to be successful and happy to help you achieve your goals.

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents?

I am always learning. My thirst for industry knowledge keeps me on top of the market trends and competition. My business background helps me move through the financial aspects of a real estate transaction quickly, to help my clients make great financial decisions for themselves.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job?

Balancing work and free time is a challenge. I am always available to my clients. Thankfully, I have a very understanding wife!

What’s your best advice for generating new leads?

Never stop lead generating, make the calls, answer your phone and follow up. Being available for your clients when they have questions or concerns will set you apart from other agents.

What are you binge-watching/reading/listening to lately?

NCIS New Orleans.

What’s your favorite meal in Phoenix?

Many of my friends and clients are foodies, so I eat at many amazing restaurants. To pick a meal would be difficult for me. I call tell you, the people I dine with can make an average meal an amazing one.

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Phoenix?

The Chase Field mechanical roof is very interesting to me.

What’s the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to you on the job?

I had an approved evening appointment to show my clients a home. I rang the doorbell twice and knocked on the door twice, as I always do before opening the door. I opened the front door to find the homeowners (husband and wife) on the living room floor celebrating an offer they received earlier in the day. They were not happy about the interruption, to say the least.

What’s one thing people are surprised to learn about you?

I was the national champion wrestler in high school.

What is your favorite vacation spot and why?

Rocky Point. My wife and I love Mexico and the convenience of taking a weekend in Rocky Point is really important to us.

What is your favorite city after Phoenix?

Ahwatukee.

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry?

Athletes need a coach and so do you.

What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app?

Flexmls.

Who are your favorite people to follow on social media?

I like to follow top performers in athletics, business and life.

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