We at Hatch Realty Group aim to forge lasting relationships with our clients. We hope to connect with you on a personal level in order to understand your needs and best serve you in reaching your real estate goals. Benedict Paras shares a little more about himself so you can get to know him as both the person and the agent helping you buy and sell homes.
Tell me a little about yourself and your family.
Hmmm... well, I'm a Bay Area local. I was born and raised in Daly City, but spent my teenage years in San Francisco. I'm married to my beautiful wife Renee, who's a designer. We have two awesome kids, Kennedy, our 2 year old daughter, and Kenzo, our 1 year old son. I became fascinated with real estate when I purchased my first home in 2010, when I was 28 years old. At the time, I was working as a Branch Manager for Bank of America. It wasn't until 2012 that I would decide to step away from the corporate world and jump into real estate. I started as an assistant, working for our broker/owner Monica, and became a realtor in 2014. So far during my career, I've sold or assisted in over 60 transactions and have loved every minute of it!
What do you like most about real estate?
Sounds cliche, but I truly enjoy meeting new people. This industry connects with me with so many people from all different walks of life, so to have the opportunity to help with their real estate needs is a bonus.
What do you find challenging about real estate?
The challenging part, in my opinion, is finding the right balance between work and family. My natural instinct is to devote all my time and energy into doing the best possible job for my clients. It can be a challenge at times making sure the same amount of time and energy is spent with my family.
What do you like to do for fun?
#1 Spending time with my wife and kids! But besides that, I'm also an avid golfer, Bay Area sports fanatic, whiskey enthusiast, foodie, traveler, and gym rat.
What is your ideal vacation?
Beach, wife, and kids. Golf course. Michelin Star restaurants. If a place has at least 3 out of 4 it's ideal. 4 out of 4 would be a DREAM!
What is your favorite food?
Sushi but not just in general. Traditional omakase prepared by a well-renowned sushi chef. Followed closely by PIZZA, any pizza! Pizza never disappoints in my book.
What are your hopes and dreams for the future?
World Peace! But aside from that, my dream is to live a life of complete balance filled with health, financial stability, family, and lasting friendships. Also 5 more Warriors championships, a Niners Super Bowl win, and one more ring for the SF Giants!