Silvergate’s Story

“While contemplating a career change away from Public Service and into Real Estate Consulting, I set a goal to establish my own firm within five years.  By 2004, I owned several investment properties.  Most Saturdays, my beloved Smooth-haired Collie/Shepherd mix Tucker and I would jump in my old pickup and drive to a few of my properties to perform grounds maintenance or home improvements.  On one particular Saturday, Tucker’s rear leg became painfully lodged in the top of the fence.  After pulling him loose, I instantly decided to install a gate into this 40+ year old fence.  My neighbor just happened to have an old, rusty gate that seemed perfect for the fence.   After pulling off overgrown ivy and debris from the gate, I sanded off the rust and applied a coat of brilliant silver paint while Tucker patiently supervised.  Just at that moment a thought came to mind: now that I had committed to becoming a Realtor and one day owning my own firm, I concluded that “Silvergate” was the perfect name given its relevance to real estate as well as my adored Tucker.

In August, 2010, I realized my goal of establishing Silvergate Realty.  “Silvergate” means so much to me now that Tucker is gone (he passed during late 2009 after 14 wonderful years).  So when you see the Silvergate logo, know that there is a very special connection. My passion for Tucker lives on through my business endeavors.”

~Paul Muhlberger, Broker/Owner

We are not your average Realtors.  We are truly in this business to help people; it is what Silvergate agents are passionate about.  We believe in quality of service, over quantity of clients.  Our hope is that you will genuinely enjoy working with Silvergate Realty and that we are able to help you achieve your real estate goals. Thank you for reading our story.”