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Real Estate Agent Paul Wilander


Consistently one of Western North Carolina's top producers, Paul Wilander's business model is based on offering the best marketing, service, and guidance to his clients. His sellers benefit from a broker whose goal isn't to list every property in the region but to sell every property he represents. This client-centric approach gives his clients a commanding edge in the market place. Paul also has one of the highest-selling ratios amongst other top producers.

Before founding Looking Glass Realty, Paul was a top producer for a national real estate firm in the area.

Outside of real estate, Paul enjoys time in the outdoors with his three daughters and dog, Mr. Wendall.


- Custom HD Property Videos
- Integrating Video Into MLS and Social Media Marketing Applications
- Residential Transactions
- Residential Real Estate in WNC
- Planned Communities
- Large Acreage and Development

Portfolio Past Sales and Experience

      HomeLight Achievement Winner - Paul Wilander - Top North Carolina Real Estate Agent
  Best of HomeLight Award Winner - Paul Wilander - Top North Carolina Real Estate Agent  Best of HomeLight Award Winner - Paul Wilander - Top North Carolina Real Estate Agent


"I worked with Paul Wilander and Caterina Nickerson from Looking Glass realty - I just found them on a whim and couldn't be happier . They were both very knowledgable and professional . My deal got a bit complicated, but they helped me through all the hurdles . Would definitely recommend using them for your real estate needs in Brevard."

-Karen Shields

"Huge thanks to Paul Wilander and Looking Glass Realty for their help with our recent home sale! It was the smoothest real estate transaction we have ever had. Paul is very knowledgeable of the local housing market and helped us market our home and get multiple offers within days. He was always available for questions and advice and made sure we were kept in the loop with everything going on while also keeping everything seamless so we were never stressed with the small stuff. Selling a home is never an easy thing, but Paul made it a pleasant (and profitable) experience. Thanks again!!"

-Meighan Browning

"We could not recommend Paul and Looking Glass Reality more! We were blown away by how accessible Paul made himself so that we could see every potential dream home and if for any reason, he was unavailable, he made sure someone from Looking Glass could assist us. Paul has extensive knowledge of the area and even went as far as to show us local parks and answer questions about area schools, resources/activities, and hiking trails. He took the time to understand what we were looking for and was exceedingly patient with us to ensure that we found just the right home in just the right area for our growing family. He took the stress out of the buying process for us and was our advocate the entire way. We would confidently recommend Paul and Looking Glass Reality to anyone for the best possible real estate experience in Transylvania County and beyond."

-Jocelyn Turner Whitlock

"An excellent realtor, Paul will pursue what is in the best interests of his clients. He has extensive and in-depth knowledge of the local real estate market. He listens to you, provides exceptional guidance, and is a superb negotiator. Paul knows the local market so well, in part, because of his varied activities in the community: as a soccer player and coach, avid mountain biker, and dedicated dad. In working with Paul, we have seen and experienced how others in the community respect and trust him. He is a great friend to have. In addition to his own capabilities as a realtor, Paul is a team builder and leader. As the Agent-in-Charge of Looking Glass Realty, Paul has built a strong team. The other brokers whom we have met at the firm, both in Brevard and Asheville, have a good understanding of their respective markets, know how best to represent you, and work well with one another. We have bought and sold a number of residences, and some of the real estate agents who have represented us in the past have been quite good. Paul, however, is the best…he is in a league of his own!"

-Jill & John Greenbaum

"Paul is amazing. He is knowledgeable, friendly, and responsive. Everything he did for us as the seller led to an easy, low-stress process. With his guidance, we received multiple offers and were under contract in less than two weeks. The house ultimately sold for as much as we had hoped for. We couldn't be happier."

-Mike Curtis

"I would highly recommend Paul Wilander to sell your home! Not only was he just plain easy and enjoyable to work with, but he knows the area. He has relationships with local contractors to get needed work done. For us, that was huge because we were trying to sell our father's house and do not live in the area. So, he was able to play a huge part in getting the house ready to put on the market. With regards to communication, Paul responded very quickly to questions that we had and if he did not have the answer, he could refer us. It is obvious that he knows his market and is willing to do what it takes to get your home sold!"

-Patty Steinhauser

"Paul is the best agent we have ever worked with. Great knowledge of the market, very honest and promptly responsive to questions. We were sellers and were very impressed with his marketing skills."

"Paul Wilander is a rare gem... the best of the best, in terms of both being a realtor and all-around great human being. You will not find a more honest, aware, caring or professional person to meet your buying or selling needs. I speak from experience, as Paul has represented me from both sides. Paul does his homework, knows his markets, always speaks the truth and brings great personal integrity into every conversation and action. He is a go-getter and gets the job done in record time with both buyer and seller happy. I have personally dubbed Paul Wilander the "magic man" of realty in Brevard. He is and will always be my go-to person for buying or selling. Paul's excellence is unrivaled. He deserves much higher than this limited 5-star rating allows."

-Coral Thorsen

"My review of working with Paul is overwhelmingly positive. The entire process of selling our home and buying another went so smoothly and we felt at ease knowing we were in such competent and experienced hands. Paul's communication skills are excellent. He's quick in his response time and understands when phone conversations are more helpful than quick texts or emails. I think this comes intuitively to him and it's a great asset to his clients. He also has great working relationships with other regional real estate professionals as well as contractors, subcontractors, insurance agents, and mortgage lenders. In preparing our home for sale, Paul was very clear about his suggestions. He priced our home very well to sell quickly and we feel confident that we got the best price (and best buyers) for the sale. The process of the sale was so smooth and Paul made sure we were comfortable with each step. His assistant Brenda was also extremely helpful in the sale of our home! In buying our new home, Paul showed great patience and balanced his ability to listen with giving his advice on the purchase. He negotiated the Offer to Purchase with ease and again, we felt he was looking out for our investment while simultaneously understanding the "feeling" part of buying a new home. The transition of moving was made so much easier by Paul and his resources and helpful nature. We feel really lucky to have worked together and we will continue to recommend him and use his expertise in the future!"

"Paul was a delight to work with in selling our home in Brevard. He was courteous, reliable, responded in a timely manner to our phone calls, was always present (if his schedule permitted) when other realtors showed our property, had a lot of knowledge about the local real estate market, did not hesitate to make suggestions that would make our property more marketable and appealing. After the home inspection, there were a few issues that had to be addressed and Paul guided us through the process of getting the issues taken care of. He was never aggressive in his mannerisms and we found him to be very likable and always very dependable. We had not moved in 35 years and, to say the least, we needed a lot of guidance in working through the process of selling our home. We felt, and still feel, that we were truly blessed to have had the opportunity to work with Paul Wilander at Looking Glass Realty and would highly recommend him! Thank you, Paul, for making this a pleasant experience and for the opportunity of getting to know you!"

-Joe and Barbara Johnson

"We feel very fortunate to have Paul Wilander as our real estate agent. He showed us countless homes and went the extra mile to help us find a home that had everything we wanted. Paul is professional, intelligent, knowledgeable, patient, responsive, flexible and has a genuinely likable personality. We would highly recommend Paul to anyone looking to buy real estate in this beautiful area of Western North Carolina."

"Paul was wonderful to work with. I’m a licensed Realtor in Utah and we needed to find a reputable Realtor to sell our parents' house in Brevard, NC. We had a previous agent attempt to sell the house for 6 months with no success. Paul sold the house for us within a few days and had it closed within a few weeks. Paul listens to your concerns and knows how to be aggressive to get the house sold. His marketing skills are outstanding. As a Realtor myself who expects outstanding service to be a top priority, I can promise you that you will be happy with Paul as your agent. Thank you, Paul, for all of your hard work and for taking great care of us."

-Jill Charnews

"I was very fortunate to have Paul work with me to sell my non-traditional rugged cabin and remote property-not a easy or typical circumstance. He was consistently hardworking, responsive, creative, knowledgeable and very patient. He gave constructive advice and was open-minded to problem solving with me. Although I've been living on the west coast, the distance did not compromise the attention Paul gave to my unique situation. I highly recommend him and his staff."

-Hilary Thomas

"Paul is truly the absolute BEST real estate agent we have ever had the pleasure to work with. His knowledge of the area and goal to truly find you the home of your dreams. We would never work with anyone else. He is not only wonderful to work with but we considered him a true friend. You will not be disappointed!!"

-Kerri Volino

"From the minute I first talked to Paul Wilander, I was happy to work with him. He's a great communicator - responsive and available. Paul knows his stuff and is friendly, funny, and helpful. Working with him was easy and even enjoyable. He kept us updated, never made decisions FOR us, had a strong grasp on what we should push for and what we shouldn't, and negotiated well on our behalf. Paul helped us make decisions, using his knowledge of the area and the market. We are incredibly happy he was our realtor and we'd use him again in a heartbeat."

-Amber Craig

"Paul at Looking Glass Realty represented us during the recent sale of our home. Our experience was exceptional from the on-point marketing plan to the troubleshooting and navigating of issues that came up along the way. We can't recommend Paul enough. He is a wonderful agent. We appreciate all the work he did for us."

-Andi Sigsbey

"Paul Wilander is the best agent we have ever worked with. He was easy to work with and very responsive to inquiries and requests. Paul was excellent at marketing and selling our home. We would definitely recommend him!"

-Janine Pyrek

"We feel very fortunate to have Paul Wilander as our real estate agent. He showed us countless homes and went the extra mile to help us find a home that had everything we wanted. Paul is professional, intelligent, knowledgeable, patient, responsive, flexible and has a genuinely likable personality. We would highly recommend Paul to anyone looking to buy real estate in this beautiful area of Western North Carolina."

-Claudia Sumner

"When we decided to sell out home in Brevard, NC we selected Paul Wilander of Looking Glass Realty as our listing agent. Believe me, we are glad we did. We expected to have our house on the market for many months. Never in a million years did we expect to sell our house in less than one month!. Paul’s marketing plan for our house went way beyond listing it in the MLS. He used marketing channels such as social media and online listing websites like Zillow. But in addition, Paul created a professional video of our house that was posted along with the traditional written listing. If you are looking to buy or sell in the Brevard, NC area you can’t do better than using Paul Wilander of Looking Glass Realty as your agent."

-Joyce A.

"Since 2007 I have photographed hundreds of houses for Paul Wilander and produced at least 100 of his unique property marketing videos. The time and effort he puts into these videos pay off for both his sellers and buyers and sets his marketing apart from the rest. Paul is one of the most talented and hard-working brokers I have ever met and one of the true top gun realtors in Western North Carolina."

-Heath Cowart

"Looking Glass Realty is the best in Brevard! Working with Paul Wilander to find a home was a pleasure. His vast knowledge of the area made all the difference. Since moving to Brevard, Paul has successfully helped me find a home and commercial office space for my business."

-Bill Bennett

"I recently closed on my second property in 4 years with Paul and the Looking Glass Realty team. In both instances, I couldn't have been more pleased with my experience. I find the LGR team to be honest, personal, knowledgeable and diligent. I let them know exactly what I was looking for and they offered me numerous properties that met my criteria and were within my price range. They expertly guided me through my negotiations with the owners and did so in a timely fashion. I would highly recommend the LGR team to anyone looking to buy property in Western North Carolina."

-Russ Jackson

"We just can’t say enough about Mike Carrick—he sold our townhome in record time and provided incredible expertise and personal effort. Further, Paul Wilander is a true professional and provided excellent additional support throughout the listing process. Well done Looking Glass!!"

-Andrea Hurt

"Could not have been more accommodating, no pressure. Listened. Actually became a friend. We'd never use anyone else. A class act through and through. Our experience was amazing! Absolute pleasure. We kind of want to buy another house just to have the Looking Glass "Paul" experience. Top-notch!!!"

-Kerri V.

"Paul is excellent as a Realtor and Broker. We have known Paul for a few months and have seen many areas in Brevard. Paul is very knowledgeable, friendly and up to date on all properties. We enjoy working with such a talented, experienced realtor. He is a joy to work with!"

-Ziggy & Joni

"During our thirty years of marriage, my wife and I have bought and sold ten homes all across the country. We have had the privilege of working with some outstanding real estate agents. Paul has earned our respect as one of the finest agents we have ever worked with. His low key, professional, and knowledgeable approach to handling the entire process from listing to closing was impressive. We highly recommend him to handle your real estate needs."

-Bill & Lisa

Paul Wilander

Brevard Office: Broker-In-Charge / Owner
  • (828) 439-0571

  • Paul@LookingGlassRealty.com

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