Paul entered real estate in 2004 and teamed up with his daughter Sharee as a successful "Father/Daughter Team". Beginning as a salesperson in Mairangi Bay, they then moved to Browns Bay before Paul was appointed branch manager of the Coatesville, Kumeu and Helensville branches in 2013.
Paul was one of New Zealand's first professional race and rally drivers and he and his team won three separate New Zealand championships in the early 80's. Paul has always enjoyed both flying and motorsport and is a past president of both the North Shore Aero Club and the Hibiscus Coast Motorsport Club.
Prior to real estate, Paul owned a manufacturing company called "Adams Productions". This business on the shore was well known for its clotheslines, playground equipment and fencing. As well as this, Paul owned a motor dealership called "Paul Adams Motors" in Albany.
It's perhaps this competitiveness that motivates Paul to ensure his team of salespeople achieve the very best result for your property. One of Paul's favourite sayings is "the best is only just good enough" which is something Paul always aims to work towards.
Paul has lived on Auckland's North Shore most of his life. He and his wife Sue have four adult children and 14 grandchildren.
Barfoot & Thompson is a fantastic family company that Paul loves being a part of. It has a culture of honesty and Integrity, producing results in real estate many can only envy. Our experienced staff would love the opportunity to discuss how they could help you achieve your real estate goals.
"Paul, I found it very refreshing on our first viewing when you pointed out that Marsha wasn't going to live here. It showed me immediately you were listening and aware of what each of us had said to you, rather than the usual 1000
optimistic agent that seems to ignore comments rather than use them to find a more suitable purchase/property."
I enjoyed dealing with both Paul & Sharee and look forward to having a beer or wine once we are settled in to our new home. We are very pleased with the painting, just need to fill our home now.
"We were looking for a large home that would also accommodate family that visit from England on a regular basis. Paul and Sharee provided us with an excellent service and were very flexible and accommodating with our needs."Barry & Lara
"We originally met Paul and Sharee as we lived in the Apartment block where they were selling one of the apartments. When ended up buying this apartment they were selling and also decided to use Paul & Sharee to sell our apartment as we were very impressed with them and they made us feel very at ease with their selling technique. Paul & Sharee are extremely great, we enjoyed every moment with them (they are great fun) and they gave us confidence that our apartment would sell. They always kept us well informed during the buying and selling process and always delivered what was asked of them. We would definitely recommend their services to anyone!"Bruce & Eileen
"I have dealt with Paul previously when buying a car and had received excellent service, follow up service and honesty from him then. When I saw his name on a number of real estate signs I decided to contact him to assist me in buying a home for our family. Paul & Sharee spent a lot of time discussing and understanding our requirements that we needed in a house and during the purchasing process I never felt as if I was not being told the right information. Both Paul and Sharee were very approachable.
Communication was excellent and Sharee kept us updated with progress and explained anything we didn't understand very clearly. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Paul and Sharee to anyone and if we decide to sell I will definitely be contacting them!"
"It's all about trust and having the same values when it came to selecting the right people to market our property. The overall selling process we experienced with Paul and Sharee was excellent with very little stress especially in a very depressed market. We found them both to be very honest and accurate in their opinions with a great sense of humour to ride through bad news and difficulties."Chris & Madeleine
"We would really recommend Paul and Sharee to sell your property. We were referred to Paul and Sharee by a friend of ours who has dealt with them previously and knew they both had experience in the type of property we were selling. We always felt Paul and Sharee were working for us as a vendor and not the buyer and they always kept us up to date with progress on our apartment."Grant & Philippa
"We selected Paul and Sharee to market our property as they are a family friend and thought they would do the best by us and we knew they would be honest. Communication from them was great and they were always available when we called! They kept us constantly in the loop and provided us with open home reports and feedback.
It was great that they showed us similar properties to the one we were selling to see what was out there and where our property sat in the market.
When it came to receiving an offer we felt this process went smoothly and the settlement went through all quite straightforward with minimal involvement from us which was nice."
"We originally met Paul at an open home he was showing and found him very easy to talk to and he was very informative on the property. We were absolutely satisfied with the service Paul provided and would recommend him to anyone in the future. Overall our communication with Paul was very good and the whole buying process went very smoothly."Ann & Malcolm
"We had lived in our family home for 34 years and from the outset Sharee and Paul realised that this was a difficult situation for us, and they responded with patience, compassion, friendliness and professionalism of the highest order. Sharee and Paul then helped us in finding a new home and again dealing with us they were totally understanding, compassionate and professional."
"Their "care" went way beyond "services"."
"Many, many thanks. We are spreading their reputation to anyone who will listen."
"Paul & Sharee have helped us purchase and sell our house. The friendly service we received when we purchased was great. Hence, we could only have them to sell our house as well.
The idea of a short campaign and using the tender process proved a great result. We had a large number of groups through which was amazing and created a lot of interest in our property.
Your energy levels and professionalism is 2nd to none! You always kept us in the loop on what was going on, and always available for questions and updates.
The whole process turned out to be a huge success, and we received a fantastic price on our property.
The least we can say to you both is a huge "thank-you" as we are ready to begin our next adventure. You both are highly recommended and we will happily let anyone looking to buy or sell to give you a call. You both proved to be trustworthy and professional during this whole process."
"Paul and Sharee were great through the whole buying process. This was my first home purchase and I found both Paul and Sharee to be very reliable, patient, helpful and knowledgeable. There was never a time when I was unable to reach either of them, and at no time was I made to feel like an inconvenience, despite numerous phone calls and demands on their time! Their communications with me were always prompt and of a friendly, professional nature.
Their after service was fantastic and I would engage their services, without hesitation, if buying or selling a home in the future. I was so impressed with Paul and Sharee that I have recommended them to friends who are currently listing their home."
"We are first home buyers and dealt mainly with Paul whom we found very friendly and helpful. Paul was really good to deal with and made the process of buying easy for us. If we were to sell our home in the future we would feel comfortable selling through him."
Rachna (No) & Sophara
"We initially chose Barfoot & Thompson to sell our family over other agencies because of the considerably lower commission rate. We were introduced to Paul and Sharee Adams and entrusted the sale of our home to them. We didn't know Sharee and Paul at all, but by the time we signed the contracts we had established a warm relationship of full trust with them both.
We were never left in the dark about anything during the selling process. Paul and Sharee gave us no reason to worry and we were given ample notice before potential buyers were brought through our home.
We are delighted that Paul and Sharee have kept in contact with us since the successful sale of our home."
"We had lived in our home for over 40 years and this was the first time we'd ever sold a home. For a somewhat traumatic process, we felt Paul and Sharee both eased the worry and we were never uncomfortable or under high pressure.
Paul did a great job with the negotiations and we got a price which exceeded our expectations.
Paul and Sharee are lovely people to deal with and we would recommend their services to others."