Paul Chapman

Paul Chapman

ABR, ePRO, Realtor

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • 248-379-6774
  • 248-526-2193
  • 248-524-1600
  • 248-524-1427
  • 4820 Rochester Rd
    Troy, MI 48085
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"Selling dreams, not just homes"

I'VE LIVED IN MICHIGAN SINCE 1980, AFTER SPENDING THE FIRST HALF OF MY LIFE, GROWING UP, THEN WORKING IN, NEW ENGLAND. RADIO BRAUGHT ME TO MICHIGAN, FIRST WORKING AT WAAM IN ANN ARBOR FOR 3 1/2 YEARS, BEFORE MOVING ON TO WJR, DETROIT FOR 15 YEARS. MY 32 YEAR BROADCAST CAREER WAS CULMINATED IN JANUARY, 1997, WHEN I WAS NAMED, BY MY MICHIGAN PEERS IN RADIO, TV AND NEWSPAPERS, AS MICHIGAN'S 1996 SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR. I HAD WON THE SAME HONOR IN VERMONT, 20 YEARS EARLIER. MY NEW ENGLAND RADIO CAREER, HAD TAKEN ME TO 4 STATIONS IN MY NATIVE NEW HAMPSHIRE, MASSACHUSETTS AND VERMONT, BETWEEN 1966 AND LANDING HERE IN MICHIGAN IN APRIL, 1980. 

AFTER LEAVING RADIO IN FEBRUARY, 1998, I DECIDED TO STUDY FOR AND ACQUIRE MY MICHIGAN REAL ESTATE LICENSE. ONCE THAT WAS ACCOMPLISHED, I REMEMBERED THE WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE I HAD, BUYING MY HOUSE, IN 1984 THROUGH CENTURY 21 TOWN & COUNTRY IN TROY. UNTIL THAT TIME, I'D LIVED IN NOTHING BUT APARTMENTS ALL OF MY ADULT LIFE. IT WAS A MAJOR MOVE FOR ME, SPENDING MOST OF MY LIFE SAVINGS TO MAKE A DOWN PAYMENT ON A HOUSE AND CENTURY 21 TOWN & COUNTRY MADE IT MUCH EASIER FOR ME. SO, I DECIDED THAT CENTURY 21 TOWN & COUNTRY WAS WHERE I WANTED TO APPLY MY REAL ESTATE KNOWLEDGE AND HAPPILY, I'M STILL WORKING FOR THEM AND ENJOYING EVERY MINUTE OF IT!

Personal Background

I WAS BORN IN EXETER, NEW HAMPSHIRE AND GRADUATED FROM EXETER HIGH SCHOOL AND EVENTUALLY, FROM NORTHEAST SCHOOL OF BROADCASTING IN BOSTON IN 1966. ALONG THE WAY, I TENDED TO MY DAD'S ROADSIDE STAND IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. LATER, I WORK FOR TWO SUMMERS DURING HIGH SCHOOL, AT A LOCAL NEW ENGLAND FOOD STORE CHAIN, FIRST NATIONAL STORES, IN THEIR PRODUCE DEPARTMENT. JUST AFTER HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION, I EARNED MONEY TO GO TO BROADCAST SCHOOL, BY WORKING AS A LABORER AND FORK LIFT DRIVER IN A BOXBOARD PAPER MILL IN HAMPTON, NEW HAMPSHIRE FOR 2 1/2 YEARS.

THE BROADCASTING SCHOOL EDUCATION TOOK ME TO WTSL IN HANOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE IN 1966 TO BEGIN MY RADIO CAREER. THEN TO WTSV IN CLAREMONT, NEW HAMPSHIRE IN 1967 AND TO WTAG IN WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS IN 1970. I JOINED WJOY IN BURLINGTON, VERMONT IN 1973, BEFORE MAKING THE BIG MOVE TO MICHIGAN IN 1980 AND WAAM, ANN ARBOR. I JOINED THE SPORTS STAFF AT WJR IN AUGUST, 1983. IN MAY, 1998, I GOT MY MICHIGAN REAL ESTATE LICENSE AND FOLLOWED THAT BY OBTAINING MY ABR (ACCREDITED BUYERS REPRESENTATIVE) DESIGNATION IN 2002 AND MY ePRO (INTERNET SAAVY REALTOR) IN 2004.

Professional Background

I BEGAN AT CENTURY 21 TOWN & COUNTRY'S TROY OFFICE IN MAY, 1998. I'M STILL THERE. I LOVE LIVING AND WORKING IN TROY AND I THOROUGHLY ENJOY HELPING PEOPLE ACHIEVE THEIR DREAM OF HOME OWNERSHIP. ALONG THE WAY, I'VE WORKED WITH BOTH BUYERS AND SELLERS AND HAVE SEEN MANY CHANGES IN THE INDUSTRY. TECHNOLOGY HAS TAKEN OVER AND IF YOU AREN'T UP ON THE LATEST TECHNICAL INNOVATIONS AS A REAL ESTATE AGENT, YOU'RE GOING TO BE LEFT BEHIND. SO, WITH MY iPHONE, iPAD AND LAPTOP IN HAND, I'M READY TO MEET THE REAL ESTATE WORLD'S LATEST CHALLENGES!

ALONG THE WAY, I'VE PICKED UP MY ABR (ACCREDITED BUYER REPRESENTATIVE) DESIGNATION AND MY ePRO CLASSIFICATION, WHICH MEANS, AS A REALTOR, I KNOW MY WAY AROUND A COMPUTER, THE INTERNET AND EVERYTHING THAT GOES WITH IT. THE ABR DESIGNATION MEANS, IF YOUR A BUYER, I'M WORKING IN YOUR BEST INTERESTS, NOT IN THE SELLERS BEST INTERESTS.

I'M ALSO A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS (NAR). THE MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS (MAR) AND THE NORTH OAKLAND BOARD OF REALTORS (NOCBOR). I ALSO SUBSCRIBE TO BOTH, LOCAL MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICES, REALCOMP, WHICH IS BASED IN FARMINGTON HILLS AND MIREALSOURSE, WHICH IS BASED IN TROY.

Education

EXETER, NEW HAMPSHIRE HIGH SCHOOL

NORTHEAST SCHOOL OF BROADCASTING, BOSTON

Professional Interests

*WALKING.....I WALK MY NEIGHBORHOOD, FOR 2 1/2 MILES EACH MORNING. NOT FOR BUSINESS, ALTHOUGH I DO GET OCCASIONALLY STOPPED FOR A DISCUSSION ON HOME PRICES AND THE LATEST INTEREST RATES, BUT FOR MY HEALTH. AS A COLON CANCER SURVIVOR (2005-06) I TRY TO STAY IN THE BEST SHAPE I CAN AND WALKING IS JUST FUN!

*DRIVING.....I ENJOY DRIVING, EVEN IF IT'S OUT TO SHOW HOUSES. I DRIVE BACK TO NEW ENGLAND AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR AND I FIND DRIVING VERY RELAXING!

*SOCIAL MEDIA.....YES, I'VE BEEN BITTEN BY THE FACEBOOK BUG. IT'S BEEN FUN GETTING BACK IN TOUCH WITH OLD HIGH SCHOOL FRIENDS FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE AND EVEN MAKING CONNECTIONS WITH SOME OF MY OLD RADIO PALS FROM MY 6 1/2 YEARS IN BURLINGTON, VERMONT. AND THE MICHIGAN CONTACTS I HAVE ON FACEBOOK ARE ALWAYS ASKING ME HOW'S BUSINESS!

*SPORTS.....YOU CAN'T HAVE SPENT 32 YEARS AS A RADIO SPORTSCASTER AND LOSE INTEREST IN SPORTS ALL OF A SUDDEN. OF COURSE, TODAY, MOST OF MY SPORTS ACTIVITIES ARE SPENT AS A 'COUCH POTATO!"

*FINDING GREAT GRANDMA'S OLD HOUSE.....MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER, LUCILLE LANDMEYER, WAS BORN AND BRAUGHT UP IN MAINE AND LIVED ALL OF HER LIFE, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF 21 YEARS, IN MAINE OR NEW HAMPSHIRE. THOSE 21 YEARS SHE DIDN'T SPEND IN NEW ENGLAND, SHE SPENT IN DETROIT, 1924 TO 1945. I KNEW SHE HAD OWNED A HOME IN FERNDALE, WHICH THEY PURCHASED NEW IN 1927, A HOME WHICH THEY EVENTUALLY LOST DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION. FINALLY, BY LOOKING AT THE 1930 U.S. CENSUS, I FOUND THEIR NAMES AND THE ADDRESS OF THAT HOUSE. I DROVE TO IT IN FERNDALE, SNAPPED A COUPLE OF PHOTOS AND POSTED THOSE PHOTOS ON FACEBOOK. MY OLDEST NEPHEW BACK IN NEW ENGLAND SAW THEM AND MATCHED THEM TO OLD BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS IN MY "GRAMMY'S PHOTO STASH" AND WE NOW HAVE BOTH THE EARLY 1930'S PHOTO OF THE HOUSE AND THE REMODELED VERSION. GREAT GRAM WAS A BIG PART OF MY LIFE GROWING UP, PASSING IN 1981 IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, 3 MONTHS SHY OF HER 101ST BIRTHDAY. AND BOY, WAS SHE A TIGER FAN WITH ALL KINDS OF SCRAPBOOKS SAVED FROM THEIR PENNANT WINNING YEARS OF 1934, '35, '40 AND 1945!

 

Designations

  • Accredited Buyer Representative
  • E-PRO
  • REALTOR®

Personal Interests

*PEOPLE......I'M A PEOPLE PERSON AND LOVE MEETING AND TALKING WITH PEOPLE

*SPORTS.....IT'S BEEN QUITE A CHANGE SINCE 1980, GRADUALLY CHANGING MY AFFILIATION FROM BOSTON TEAMS TO DETROIT TEAMS

*FISHING.....STRANGE I PUT THAT DOWN, BECAUSE I HAVEN'T GONE FISHING IN YEARS. I KEEP SAYING "I GOTTA GO FISHING SOMETIME." SOMETIME, I WILL

*WALKING....I WALK 2 1/2 MILES A DAY, THROUGH MY NEIGHBORHOOD, FOR HEALTH

*READING.....I'M AN AVID READER. GIVE ME A GOOD MYSTERY TO READ AND YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND FOR LIFE

Specialties

COUNTRY PROPERTY, DREAMS HOMES, EXISTING HOMES, FIRST TIME BUYERS, MOVE UP HOMES, NEW CONSTRUCTION AND RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES IN WAYNE, OAKLAND AND MACOMB COUNTIES.

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