Paula Swayne, Realtor-Land Park, East Sac & Curtis Park -Dunniga (Dunnigan, Realtors, Sacramento   (916) 425-9715) Real Estate Agent

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Paula Swayne
Realtor-Land Park, East Sac & Curtis Park -Dunniga
location_on Sacramento, CA — Dunnigan, Realtors, Sacramento (916) 425-9715
CalBRE # 01188158
Get to Know Paula Swayne

IF YOU WANT TO LEARN A LITTLE ABOUT ME...

 

I have been told that I am supposed to write a profile like someone else is writing it, but I have never been very good at formality.  So, please bear with me as I share a little about myself. 

 

This may seem like an odd thing to say when I am supposed to be touting my business accomplishments, but of all of the accomplishments in my life, I am most proud of my family.  I was fortunate to meet the man I was meant to be with in the mid-1970's and we married in 1979.  Soon after, we had three remarkable children who are now creating their own paths...two daughters who are also Realtors and live in Land Park and a son who is paving his own path in Sacramento media. The icing on the cake is that I am now also having a great time being a proud grandma!

 

I find much of my joy being involved in my Land Park and real estate communities.  While my children were in Crocker/Riverside Elementary School, California Middle School and C.K. McClatchy High School, I enjoyed being involved in their PTA's (even being President more than once), coaching and being on the board of the Land Park Soccer Club for 19 years (it takes that long with 3 children) and being on the Land Park Community Association for several years.

 

I have been so fortunate to meet a lot of very dedicated and wonderful people in the Sacramento Association of Realtors.  I began my involvement in 1997 by moderating weekly regional meetings and then went on to chair that committee.  In 2007, I joined the Grievance Committee, (which hears complaints filed by other Realtors and the public) and then chaired it.  I have now been able to progress to Professional Standards, which hears complaints sent forward by the Grievance Committee.  In 2009, I was thrilled to be elected to the 2010 Board of Directors for the Sacramento Association of Realtors and in 2014 I served as it's President.  I am also an Outstanding Life Member of the Sacramento Association of Realtors Masters Club. This year I also had the opportunity to become a certificed mediator through the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine Unversity.

 

On a personal note, I am a native Sacramentan raised in South Land Park.  I attended Sutterville Elementary School, Sam Brannan Middle School and C.K. McClatchy High School.  I received my A.A. from Sacramento City College and my B.S. from Oregon State University.

 

My career path has taken me from being a buyer for a local department store (Lawrence's) for 9 years to being manager of a family owned ski rack business (Mohn Ski Racks) for another 9 years.  I was asked to temporarily help at Dunnigan, Realtors (now a family business) when a secretary became ill in the late 1980's. I never left.  I achieved both my licensee and broker's license in 1995 and am now the Broker of Record for the Land Park office.

 

My fun in life is spoiling my grandchildren and my 2 unruly English Springer Spaniels.  Art (which was my college major) has always been a wonderful distraction for me.  I ignored it for much of the past 30 years, but resurrected my interest of late.  I find great joy in creating ceramic sculptures of creatures, both domestic and wild.  Penguins, meerkats, dogs and cats seem to dominate my interest, but there are always the rogue panthers, flamingos, polar bears and so much more!

 

So that is about it!  Talking about me is never a comfortable thing...thank you for putting up with my ramblings!

Certifications

Paula is fortunate to live and work in the area in which she specializes - Land Park.  She also specializes in the older neighborhoods of East Sacramento and Curtis Park. Paula is drawn to the character and the unique architecture of each home. The tree-canopied neighborhoods feature beautiful parks. Growing up in South Land Park, she also has experience in selling homes in this wonderful established neighborhood.

Be sure to check her blog (Land Park Blog) for current issues facing these fine older neighborhoods.

Paula is also a Certified Mediator and serves as an Ombudsman for the California Association of Realtors.

Skills

Paula has found her niche in helping homeowners who are transitioning to a different lifestyle, whether it be downsizing or helping prepare estate properties.  She understands the difficulty for children and parents, leaving a family home and works diligently and gently to make the transition as easy as possible.

Testimonials
Kristen and Mike
10/30/2013
LAND PARK Thank you for all of your help with purchasing our new home! We couldn't be happier! We really enjoyed working with you and always felt assured that we were well represented.
Richard and Michelle
10/30/2013
HOLLYWOOD PARK I wanted to thank you for everything! All of your time and energy that you so willingly gave to Richard and I
Craig
10/30/2013
LAND PARK I just wanted to write you a quick note to thank you for all your help and hard work in selling my mom's house. Thanks for hanging in there and giving my mom someone to "lean" on as she went through this stressful time. Your patience and compassion are commendable.
Jill and John
10/30/2013
LAND PARK Most importantly, thank you for making our house purchase so easy. You were such a pleasure to work with. We really appreciate all of your help.
Jolie and Greg
10/30/2013
LAND PARK Thanks so much, again, for the quick sell! We much appreciated your assistance.
Lois
10/30/2013
SOUTH LAND PARK Thank you for all the help with selling my mother's house. The phone calls keeping us abreast of the progress were appreciated and the $50 check was especially nice as you were an innocent party also.
Ann
10/30/2013
SOUTH LAND PARK HILLS Thank you so much for all that you did to take Colgate to closing. I appreciated your commitment and follow through.
Karen and Jeff
10/30/2013
SOUTH LAND PARK We can't thank you enough for all of your help and support with the "sale" and the "buy". I'm not sure when we would have gotten in here had it not been for your tactful and gracious approach to the overall transaction.
Susan
10/30/2013
LAND PARK I would like to thank you very much for all the "extras" you put into the sale of our house. You really made the going smooth - every step of the way. Thank you for making the difference.
Kathy and Sharon
10/30/2013
LAND PARK Thanks so much for your enormous generosity of time and effort in helping us with our entire move. We are extremely grateful!
Fred
10/30/2013
POCKET You've done it again! After giving us great service, valuable advice and referrals and a splendid mailbox, you've added sweetness and joy for the holiday season.
Susan
10/30/2013
LAND PARK Your efficient, professional handling of the sale of our family home would never have happened without you.
Mike and Daniela
10/30/2013
LAND PARK Thanks to you and Kellie for all your hard work on our behalf. Your skill and persistence really paid off. We will be sure to mention you to our friends!
Amy and Frank
10/30/2013
LAND PARK Thank you for your help in selling our Sacramento home. Sorry for all of the extra work.
Beverly and Pete
10/30/2013
LAND PARK ...we want you to know how much we appreciate all you have done for us. It's hard to believe that we have finished a whole segment of our lives. You certainly helped that go smoothly.
Erik and Stef
10/30/2013
We just wanted to say thank you for everything that you've done for our family. Your guidance, patience and generosity leave us at a loss for words. We were a family with a deep need for a new start and ...already feels like home. Non of this could have happened without you. Many thanks
Dorothy
10/30/2013
LAND PARK I receive a delightful gift for the outstanding job you did? How fair is that? Your distinguished mother must be very proud of you, Paula. You do such a thorough and dedicated job so cheerfully for your clients. I thank you once again for all your efforts and for your generous gift.
Dorothy
10/30/2013
LAND PARK Your having gone the extra mile certainly shows in the photos! Thank you for your efforts in our common cause.
Art and Alise
10/30/2013
Thank you even more for taking care of all the tiresome details and for your professional advise. We have really enjoyed knowing you.
Jack and Jackie
10/30/2013
ARDEN PARK Thanks so much for everything! We couldn't have done it without your help. We're having great fun trying to find things...it's almost like a treasure hunt!
Erik
10/30/2013
HOLLYWOOD PARK Every time things seemed too overwelming, all I had to do was remember who was taking care of me. Thank you for doing such a wonderful job. You made my first home buying experience a joy.
Rob and Stephanie
10/30/2013
HOLLYWOOD PARK We appreciate all of the hard work you did for us in selling and buying.
Ann
10/30/2013
SOUTH LAND PARK Thank you so much for all you have done to help me buy "my house". You have been such a steady friend over the past months and bringing this to a close is so exciting for me!
Ron and Nga
10/30/2013
LAGUNA You went well above and beyond in all you did to make the purchase of what we consider our dream house a reality. Thank you very much for all your efforts and keeping us from having continuous panic attacks.
Mark and Rochelle
10/30/2013
LAND PARK How can we ever thank you for all you've done for our family? You are an outstanding real estate agent and a wonderful person. You made both transactions flow so smoothly.
Lisa
10/30/2013
SOUTH LAND PARK Just a note to thank you so much for all your help with my home. I appreciate your business style - professional, yet so personable. I always knew I was in great hands!
Michael and Catie
10/30/2013
HOLLYWOOD PARK Just a note to thank you for all your help, and for putting up with a "clueless couple" of first time buyers!
Sean and Kasey
10/30/2013
CURTIS PARK Thank you so much for finding us a house and being so patient. We love our house and will be sure to contact you when we need a bigger home.
Amber and Todd
10/30/2013
BRENTWOOD VILLAGE Thanks a million for making our first house purchase so easy. We appreciate your patience also, especially since we were so waffly. In this house, we are very happy and glad that we purchased it.
Carol and Tony
10/01/2013
I felt relieved and good knowing we were in the best hands to guide us throught the sellng period. We appreciate the marketing, open houses and solid advice.
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I've been selling in established classic Sacramento neighborhoods (Land Park, South Land Park, East Sacramento & Curtis Park)since 1995.It would be my pleasure to help you with your real estate needs.