Paul Burns

Paul Burns

REALTOR®
CENTURY 21 A & T Countryside Realty Inc.
  • 506-383-3740
  • 506-387-2121
  • 506-859-2108
  • 1000 St. George Blvd
    Moncton, NB E1E 4K7
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Welcome to my Metro Moncton Website

Welcome to my website which I update regularly so come back again to see what's new.  I have been selling real estate in Metro Moncton for over 24 years and I work with residential, commercial and investment properties.  If you need honest, well researched information before you purchase or sell any property, please contact me.  I see my job as three - fold: providing you with the information you need to make smart decisions, writing good contracts, and above all, protecting you at every stage of the real estate transaction.

While your here, please check out my blog, homes for sale and photo gallery to find out more about Metro Moncton. Follow me on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn as well.  I use social media as part of my marketing program.   My cell and text or email are your best bets to reach me in a hurry. 

I have watched Riverview, Moncton and Dieppe grow for most of my life and I wouldn't want to live anywhere else.  The quality of life in our area is second to none and Metro Moncton was recognized as one of the Top 7 Most Intelligent cities in the world. If you are considering a relocation to this area, please give me a call, send me a tweet or text, or drop me an email, and I will be happy to share with you why I think this in the best place to live in the best country in the World.

 

 

Marketing your Listing - it takes more than a sign on the lawn

Today's market requires more than just a sign on your front lawn.  It begins with  pricing your property correctly.  This is done by careful market research.  As a full time, full service Real Estate Professional part of my job is to assist you by finding the information you need to make the right decision about the market price of your property or to bid correctly on a property you wish to purchase. 

Over 85% of today's buyers begin their search for a new home on-line.  With your written permission, I will put your listing on the largest real estate website in Canada - www.realtor.ca as well as one of the largest real estate company sites www.century21.ca.  You will also show up on our company website and on my personal web site. 

I also use social media and video as marketing tools as well. I use, in a variety of ways,  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Virtual Tours to provide maximum exposure of your property.  I like to blog as well and I use all these tools to promote your property.  I also advertise in the local Real Estate Guide and I distribute flyers in target market areas to let potential buyers know about your home.

Of course, the world's most recognized FOR SALE sign will still be on your front lawn.

I will give you updates, as required,  about the number of people viewing your home on-line and we will use these numbers to tweak your marketing plan as necessary.

I look forward to speaking with you about marketing your property.

 

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Languages

  • English

Education

I graduated from Riverview High School in 1977 which I still can't believe is 39 years ago!  I graduated from UNB in Fredericton in 1982 with my BSc. Eng. in Surveying.

I have taken many, many continuing education courses in the real estate industry, including getting my managers license,  and I think it is essential to be a "student for life".  It is the only way to keep your skill level at its highest which allows you to be the most effective you can be for your clients.

As a volunteer, I have taken the Canadian Real Estate Association's Leadership 100, 200 and 300 courses.

Community Involvement

I do volunteer work with our church, community business groups and the Real Estate industry in general.  I coached minor hockey for 15 years and, I was a Cub leader for 7 years.

I was one of three individuals who founded the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity in 1993 and served as their President for 11 years.  It was a very rewarding experience and now they have helped more than a 17 families have new homes.

In April 2008 I was named Volunteer of the Year for St. Paul's United Church for my work on their $1.2 million renovation to make the church fully accessible and more environmentally friendly.  I'm currently the Chair of the Building Trustees for St. Paul's and I was the chair of the Governance Committee for many years as well. I sang in the choir for many years but had to quit due to time constraints.

In June of 2009 I was voted into the Riverview Business Hall of Fame for being the co-founder of the RBIC/DRBC many years ago.  I rode the "Big Bike" for the NB Heart and Stroke Foundation from 2007 to 2010 as well.  In 2007 our group, Leader's With Heart" raised over $28,000.

Here I am with some of the staff at the Riverview location of McDonalds.  I helped them out with McHappy days in 2010 and they have asked me back in 2011 as well.

At their 2015 AGM the Professional Engineering Association for NB awarded me their Citizenship Award for the work I have done to make my community a better place. I was taken aback by this award as I just tried to help out where I could but it was very nice to be recognized for the efforts.

I think a community is built by its volunteers and the time we spend doing volunteer work is time very well spent.  I benefited from a number of great coaches when I was growing up and I hope to be half as good at it as some of them were.  I am also a firm believer in taking your kids to their activities, not sending them.

Specialties

Single family homes have always been my strength.  My father built approximately 2000 homes in his life time and I was a General Contractor as well before becoming a REALTOR(r).  However, over the past seven years I have also become more involved in commercial, investment properties as well as businesses and Country Inns.  I have received training in all these areas and I am comfortable that I can look after your needs regardless of your requirements. I have taken many courses on negotiation and I have also read a number of books on the subject. I will ensure you are represented properly when it comes time to negotiate a deal.

I enjoy the challenge of finding buyers exactly what they are looking for and I pride myself on my research.  I feel that my job is to have the answers to all of your questions. 

Professional Background

I am a Professional Engineer(Surveying) and have been in the Real Estate industry for over 24 years. I'm currently the Agent/Manager in our firm.  My training as a Survey Engineer has allowed me to work with developers to create new subdivisions and to be able to advise my residential clients about what is needed to survey their lot.  My experience as an engineer has taught me to treat contracts with great respect and I pride myself on keeping my clients safe at all times. I chaired the provincial task force which rewrote all the contracts and forms we use to list and sell property.

I grew up in a construction family and ran my own general contracting business prior to becoming a REALTOR(r). I use this knowledge regularly to assist my clients in deciding what they can do to a house to make it better serve their needs and to help them establish a budget as well.

I have taken many courses through the New Brunswick Real Estate Association's Continuing Education programs and through Century 21.  I feel that when you are working with someone else's largest investment you can never have enough education, and that "life-time learning" should be more than a catchy phrase.  My goal is supply all the information my clients need to make the correct buying or selling decision.

Professional Interests

I am a strong believer in volunteering in the community and in helping my profession grow. I currently hold, or have held, the following positions:

President of the Greater Moncton Real Estate Board - 2009-2010

Member of Arbitration Committee - Greater Moncton REALTORS du Grande Moncton - 2014

Director for the New Brunswick Real Estate Association(NBREA) - 2007 - 2009

First VP for the New Brunswick Real Estate Association - 2010 - 2012

President of the New Brunswick Real Estate Association - 2012 - 2014

Represent NBREA as a member of the Atlantic Collaborative Group 2010 - present

Past President of NBREA 2014 -

Chair of the NBREA Complaints Committee 2014 -

Chair of the Provincial Standardized Forms Task Force 2008 - 2012

Member Commercial Forms Task Force 2013 - present

Chair of the NBREA Governance Committee 2010 and 2011, 2014

Member of the By-law and Legislative Review Task Force - NBREA  2010 - present

Member of the National Advertising Committee for the Canadian Real Estate Association 2013 - present

Member of the Greater Moncton Liason Committee 2008 - 2009

Director and Co-chair of the Greater Moncton Immigration Board 2006 - 2009

Chair of the Governance Committee of St. Paul's United Church 2005 - present

Chair of the Stewards Committee St. Paul's United church 1991-1998

President and co-founder of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Moncton - 1994- 2004

Committee member Greater Moncton Economic Commission 1993 - 1998

Hockey coach with Riverview Minor Hockey and RHS  1997 - 2012

President Alderwood Cemetery Ltd. - 1988 - present

Member of the fund raising committee - CNIB (Moncton) 2007-2009

Member of the fund raising committee - NB Heart and Stroke Foundation - 2007 and 2008

Riverview Business Improvement Corp - Board member 1989-1995 > President 1992-93

Riverview Advisory Board for the Disabled 1989-1991

Chair of the Moncton/Amhurst Branch of Canadian Institute of Geomatics 1989-1994

Personal Background

I am very happily married to Gail for over 34 years and we have three terrific kids. Our oldest is Owen who is a lawyer with a local law firm after graduating from UNB's Law School in 2014.   Next is Fraser who, by playing Provincial Hockey for many years, caused me to go to almost every arena in the Maritimes.  After graduating from Mount A in 2011 with an Honors degree in Chemistry, is now pursuing his PHd at University of Victoria.  Our daughter, Emily was a dancer with the Nationally known Young Company of Danceast Studios.  She graduated in 2015 from UNB with Honors in Business Admin and now attends Crandall University to get her Education degree.  Gail and I grew up in Riverview and chose to move back here after University to raise our family.

Gail is a Project Managers at Blue Cross Medavie and we both received our Degrees at UNB in Fredericton.

As a hobby I write children's books. To date I have published two, with more on the way. 

Personal Interests

I was first introduced to golf at age 4 by my Dad who worked at Fundy National Park golf course many years ago, and it has been a favorite pass time ever since.  Hockey as been another favorite of mine, first as a player and then as a coach. 

As a family, we enjoy hiking and camping and have camped our way all across Canada and a big part of the northern and eastern US.  Although our kids have grown and the camping has been replaced with summer jobs, Gail and I still hike and bike as much as we can.  We recently started geocaching as well.  We both love to travel and cruise ships are one of our favorite ways to do it. Gail loves photography and, together, we are starting to learn more about travel writing.

I have a great interest in writing and my first illustrated children's book was published in the spring of 2008. It is titled "Owen and the Dinosaur" and it is available at many independent bookstores and on-line at amazon.com and Chapters. My second book, " Emily Finds a Dragon" came out in May of 2011 and is available in Chapters and many independent book stores in Atlantic Canada.  It was recently nominated for a Hackmatack Children's Choice Award for the 2012-2013 school year.

Our family has always tried to make a difference.  We have been supporters of KIVA  for a few years and we currently have made 24 micro loans.  We believe that we have been very fortunate to grow up and live in a place like Canada (especially Atlantic Canada) and so we like to help others in less fortunate circumstances whenever the opportunity arises.

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CENTURY 21® Awards

  • 2015 - Long Term Service Award
  • 2015 - Masters Silver
  • 2013 - Masters Silver
  • 2012 - Masters Silver
  • 2007 - Masters Silver
  • 2005 - Masters Ruby
  • 2000 - Masters Club
  • 1999 - Masters Silver Club
  • 1994 - Masters Silver Club

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