Managing Broker
Mission/Fillmore St. Offices

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Paula’s dynamic energy, vast understanding of the real estate process, and her genuine enthusiasm for helping agents achieve their goals has distinguished her as one of the most forward thinking leaders in the industry today. As an ‘Agent’s Manager’ she is keenly aware of the many roles, responsibilities and relationships that agents need to master in order to be successful. She believes on-going knowledge is the key to professionalism and her leadership includes a strong educational path. Always available to provide her agents with guidance and information, she also offers ongoing workshops, trainings, and resources to hone their realtor skills and support their career development.

Paula joined Vanguard Properties in 2009 as Managing Broker. She has been instrumental in attracting Top Producers, seasoned professionals and newly licensed agents to Vanguard, playing a pivotal role in the firm’s expansion to now include over 330 licensed agents in 10 offices and 4 regions in California.

Paula began her real estate career in Miami, Florida. In 1987 and relocated to San Francisco in 1990 where she rose to be a Top Producing Realtor, first at Hartford Properties and then at Pacific Union Real Estate. In 2003 Paula became the Managing Broker for Prudential California Realty, where she built its Sebastopol location in Sonoma County to 3 offices and 65 agents and more than doubled its sales volume.

Paula’s leadership includes a deep commitment to serving her professional community. She currently serves as on the Board the San Francisco Board of Realtors. Since 2003 she has served as a Director for CAR for the North Bay Association of Realtors. Early in her career she was closely involved with the San Francisco Chapter of Woman's Council of Realtors, holding the positions of Treasurer, Vice President and President from 1990 to 1996. Together with the San Francisco Association of Realtors, the organization hosted numerous fundraisers and events, donating thousands of dollars to local charities and offering a multitude of educational classes to the real estate community.

Paula Gold-Nocella additional appointments

  • Director – San Francisco Association of Realtors (SFAR) 2012 to Present

  • Past President – North Bay Association of Realtors (NorBAR) 2008

  • President – North Bay Association of Realtors, (NorBAR) 2007

  • Vice President – North Bay Association of Realtors (NorBAR) 2006

  • Director – North Bay Association of Realtors (NorBAR) 2004&2008

  • Past President- Women's Council of Realtors, San Francisco Chapter 1997

  • President – Women's Council of Realtors, San Francisco Chapter 1996

  • V.P. – Women's Council of Realtors, San Francisco Chapter 1995

  • Treasurer – Women's Council of Realtors, San Francisco Chapter 1994

  • Member – San Francisco Association of Realtors 1990-1999

  • Member – California Association of Realtors (CAR) 1990-Present

  • Member – National Association of Realtors (NAR) 1987-Present

Contact Paula

415.321.7080 ph
707.292.7505 cell
Lic. # 01104492

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