Like most teenagers, Paul Istratoaie would hang out with friends, go to the movies and sleep-in on weekends. But unlike his friends, Paul had a strong passion for property. He would redraw home designs as a 15-year-old which lead to him gaining work experience in architecture.
So how did a wannabe architect end up as a new home consultant? Paul worked in different roles in the home industry. He had jobs in air-conditioning, solar panels and carpets, and over time gained insights into what people wanted. His desire to deliver to his clients was the catalyst for a career change as he’s now in a position where he can provide honest and accurate information.
“There’s a lot of prejudice and misinformation in the industry. I want to educate people and give them a better environment to live in. It’s my reputation at stake, so I want to know I’m doing the right thing.”
Paul has become a specialist in designing house and land packages in Perth’s infill suburbs. His home improvement experience gives him an in-depth understanding into the finer details within a home, and this has proven popular for downsizers who are looking for something out of the box.
When he’s not looking for vacant blocks, Paul shares his time walking his dog Finn (although she walks him!) and cheering on Hawthorn in the footy. Plus, he’s a huge car enthusiast and attends many events around Perth.
Favourite quote: “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.”- Benjamin Franklin
Something people may not know about me: Bună! I was born in Romania, moved to Melbourne, and have been in Perth for over 20 years.
Advice for home buyers: Do your research, ask lots of questions, and call 0475 276 548 if you get stuck 😊