You need a partner who knows the neighborhoods, the market, and the process. Who can advise you when to think on it, sleep on it or go all-in on it.  This is about your future home. And you don't want to live with it. You want to love it.


Let us guide you through getting your home ready for the market. Our agents have contacts and relationships with stagers, home inspectors, photographers, videographers, and other professionals to make sure you and your home are prepared. We pride ourselves on service and want the process to be as stress-free as possible!




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“It all begins with the Dream. If not now, when?”

-Paula Joy MacNab

It all begins with the Dream…the dream of living on the spectacular Monterey Peninsula. Paula  MacNab finds great joy in helping you achieve your dreams.

She wants to know your WHY… why you want to live here.  Is it the beach, the art, the food, the wine, the spectacular beauty of the scenery where over 200 movies have been filmed?  Is it the Bach or Jazz Festivals, the Concours d'Elegance, the golf course at Pebble Beach, dining at Cypress Inn, or sipping wine at Dawn’s Dream Winery?  Or, could it simply be the magic, the magic of the unexpected meeting of a famous individual at the post office, or a misty early morning walk on Carmel beach where you meet a new friend.

What is your dream?  Paula listens, then goes to work to help you find that special Carmel cottage, sundrenched Carmel Valley ranch, or that private Big Sur hideaway.

Paula MacNab is a Carmel local, who grew up on the Big Sur Coast and attended Carmel High School.  At just 15, she traveled with the international group Up With People/Sing Out, where she sang and danced as part of a 200 person stage production traveling all over the world.  But home always called her, and that home was Carmel.

Paula has enjoyed a number of careers.  She is an interior designer and Past President of the American Society of Interior Designers, ASID.  She has contributed her services to more than 15 designer showcase homes in the San Francisco bay area. Because of her design expertise, she brings valuable resources and experience to her real estate clients.  Her creative vision enables her to help you see the potential in a “less than perfect” property, as well as guiding you in the preparation of your beloved home to maximize the value and beauty when preparing it to sell. As a former Registered Nurse, specializing in Intensive Care and Coronary Care, her health and design background are fundamental to the way she integrates healthy and safe environments for her clients.

She has received numerous design awards, has been featured on HGTV, as well as being the producer and past host of her own radio show, Passion by Design, Living a Life of Passion, Purpose & Possibility.  Paula is also the creative force and co-author of “Passion by Design, Re-Decorate Your Bedroom and Reinvent Your Love Life”™.  This funny, insightful book teaches you the secrets of creating a passionate relationship while designing a beautiful bedroom!

As host of a Monterey Peninsula television talk show Your Town, Paula has interviewed dozens of guests on topics as varied as mortgage banking, the arts, water issues, animal adoption and Veterans affairs. She learned to ask the right questions, and to listen.

Paula is the current President of the Monterey County Film Commission and has served on dozens of other community nonprofits over the years including the American Cancer Society, Meals on Wheels, SPCA, Whale Festival, Bach Festival, and the Youth Arts Collective. She also flew with the Flying Doctors in northern Mexico and the Australian outback.

She and her husband got married two years ago at the lovely La Playa Hotel, and are enthusiastic foodies, wine aficionados, and lifelong dog lovers.  She is an avid blue-water sailor, an occasionally decent tennis player, and a very bad golfer.

If you are considering buying or selling a home, Paula brings persistence and tenacity to anything she does and is looking forward to the opportunity to assist you in achieving your dream of living the Carmel LifeStyle.

This is Paula’s WHY…