Hi, my name is Paul DeCarlo and I
am self employed as a REALTOR(r) with
RE/MAX Southern Homes in the Hoover
| Birmingham Alabama area..
I moved to Helena
Alabama from Florida many years
ago and was shocked to find such a
wonderful place that is certainly
a secret to most people in the country.
I have lived in South Carolina, Michigan,
Louisiana, and Florida to name a few.
And of all these places, I have enjoyed
the Birmingham area more than any
I am over 40 years old (yikes!),
and a 1994 graduate from The
Florida State University
with a Bachelor of Science degree
in Social Science. My major
concentrations were Economics
and Political Science. Immediately
after graduation, I opened a
small restaurant in Charleston,
South Carolina which I later
sold. It was a successful business
in a very tough industry.
For the past 10 years, I invested
in real estate and found rental units
a stable and steady source of income.
My former employers include State
Farm Insurance and Parisian. I was
a computer trainer and web developer
with these companies. Web development
is a great hobby and serves as an
invaluable tool for my business. I
created this web site, in fact, and
it receives over 8,000 hits per day!
Helping buyers and sellers with their
real estate needs is a great career.
It's a very good feeling when I'm
able to find a home for a family that
fits their needs, or help a seller
prepare their home for the market
and sell it for the highest market
My hobbies include riding my Specialized
/ Tarmac road bike, jogging, traveling
the world, snow skiing, and spending
time at most any lake. Web design
is still a business hobby and is an
integral part of my real estate company.
I also enjoy visiting family in various
parts of the country whenever possible
and rooting for my favorite college
Florida State University Seminoles!.
Become a member of the Birmingham
Seminole Club here.
I was one of Helena Alabama's youngest
elected officials at 29 years old.
I ran a successful campaign and was
elected by the people of Helena, Alabama
as City Councilman, Place #1 and served
the public for 4 years. I decided
not to run again so that I could focus
my attention to real estate, however,
I'm still very active in politics,
but remain less visible than when
I was a public servant.
Best wishes, and I look forward to