Paul Tharp
M: 612-355-0456 mobile
O: 612-925-8283 office

Paul Tharp

REALTOR / Manager Associate

Personal Background

I grew up in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago (Arlington Heights, IL) and then came up to Minnesota for college.  I attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN and met my wife there.  From there, life's path has taken me to South TX in a horse/dog racing management position and then to Seattle, WA, San Francisco, CA and Tampa, FL within healthcare sales positions.  My wife (Cara), son (Luke) and I now live in St. Louis Park, MN and absolutely love the area!  We've called St. Louis Park home since 2009.

I grew up in a real estate family with both of my parents being brokers and my brother and sister-in-law currently real estate attorneys.  Through these experiences growing up, I've always had a passion for real estate and look forward to working with my clients to help them achieve their goals.



  •          Baseball (Cubs and Twins fan)
  •          Football (Bears fan)
  •          Traveling (20+ countries)
  •          Horse racing (love Canterbury Park and Arlington Park)
  •          Movies (favorites: Dumb and Dumber, Rocky and Shawshank Redemption)
  •          Spending time with family (we love to walk around the lakes together)


Areas of Expertise

  • First time home buyers - It wasn't too long ago when my wife and I were buying our first home in 2009.  I know the excitement, multiple questions and anxiety that comes along with this and will be able to work with you to get you through all of this with a smooth and enjoyable buying experience.
  • Investment properties - In 2011, my wife and I purchased our first investment property in South Minneapolis.  There are a number of things to look for and consider when searching for these properties.  Some of these are obvious - most aren't.  I'll work with you to discuss your specific goals with an investment property to make sure you purchase the right one!
  • Move-up buyers - In April 2012, my wife and I had our first child and suddenly our house wasn't entirely our own anymore.  I know the feeling to lose space in what used to be your nice, tidy clean home.  The need for more space as your family grows is inevitable.  I will work with you to make sure your next move suits you in the foreseeable future in all aspects - space, neighborhood, amenities, etc.


Business Philosophy

My business philosophy is to provide excellent customer service and help my clients buy or sell their home with their best interests in mind.


Communities I Serve

Coldwell Banker Burnet sales associates serve the entire 13 county Twin Cities metropolitan area from offices conveniently located throughout the metro.




Coldwell Banker Realty
3033 Excelsior Blvd Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN