Paul Grabel
Leasing Coordinator
Paul Grabel
Office: (352) 664-8343
Email: Email Me
Sales Associate: SL3563864
I was born in Gainesville in 1982, and I've lived here for my entire life.  I love it here, and I think this is an amazing place to grow up.  I got my real estate license in January of 2023.  I then joined Pepine Realty in April after an extensive process of searching for the best brokerage to work for.
Since graduating from Gainesville High School in the "Class of 2000" (Westwood Middle and Metcalfe Elementary before that), I have worked at many, many different places here in town.  Although I was invited to attend the University of Florida after high school (on a full academic scholarship), I decided not to go, because I wasn't ready for college and didn't know what I wanted to do.  15 years later, I decided to earn my Associate of Science in Computer Programming degree from our outstanding local Sante Fe College, but that still didn't quite feel like what I wanted to do for my career.
I got into real estate when I realized how much I would enjoy it!  I was watching the TV show, "Love It or List It", and I thought to myself how much fun it would be to get to do that every day.  Also, I knew that I would be really, really good at finding houses in the Gainesville area.  I've lived and worked in every part of the city, and I know it like the back of my hand.  In addition, I've followed the Gainesville housing market for almost two decades now just for my own personal interest and knowledge.  Getting to meet new people and see even more houses in the area than I already have is exciting, and I'm extremely happy that I ended up in real estate.  
My niche would definitely be in residential real estate.  I have a very good idea of what houses and condos should go for around here, and both buyers and sellers could benefit greatly from that information.  Also, for buyers especially, my experience and knowledge of the different neighborhoods and different places around the area could be very useful.  If you think I could be of service, please don't hesitate to contact me.
I am a member of The National Association of Realtors (NAR), The Florida Association of Realtors (FAR), The Gainesville Alachua County Association of Realtors (GACAR), and Stellar MLS.