Paradise Realty

Welcome to the Paradise Realty website. Use this resource to start your search for properties on beautiful Lake Eufaula, Oklahoma. Regardless of your real estate needs we can help you find your Paradise here on Lake Eufaula. You can search our Multi-Listing Services to find all the lisings available in the Lake Eufaula area. Just by click on the Property Search.

 Whatever your need, take comfort in knowing that you have made the right choice:
Paradise Realty

Your first remark about your new Lake Eufaula property is sure to be -
Wow, Paradise !

Contact our office at 918-689-4800

or email us at

Paradise Realty is located in the Historical
Eufaula National Bank Building
201 North Main Street
Eufaula, Oklahoma

Sheryl Bichsel Owner/Broker
Christine Riley Associate


Property Lines – Knowing Where They Are

Property LinesIts important to avoid disputes with neighbors. Sometimes it may be impossible. But aside from not playing your tuba at 3 in the morning. One of the best ways to avoid disputes is knowing where your property lines are. While it may be apparent to the naked eye where the line, “should”, be. The truth might surprise owners. And its a good thing to know. Especially if your planning on building a fence, cutting down a tree. Or to know whose responsibility it is to trim those hedges.

Check Your Deed

Your deed describes,”in words”, your property’s boundaries. Following the description, you should be able to measure from named landmarks to determine the location of your boundaries. Just be warned,”The description may rely on the location of a tree that no longer exists or a creek that has gone dry”.
Property Lines
If the most recent deed for your property does not contain this sort of description, it will refer you back to an older deed. Keep following the references back, until you find a deed with a description of the boundaries.

Review Your Property Survey

When you bought your home, it’s likely you received a map, also known as a plat, showing property lines and measurements. If it wasn’t included with your paperwork, check with your local clerk’s or surveyor’s office. Some of these maps may be available online, while others will be hard copies or microfiche copies. Even maps of neighboring properties can be valuable if they show shared property lines.
Property Lines

Hire A Surveyor

If you can’t find a map or plat. Then you may want to hire a surveyor. A licensed surveyor will have the knowledge to find the actual property line. Its unlikely in most instances to have to resort to this. But if all else fails it could help to avoid a dispute with a neighbor that could lead to a confrontation.

Home Buying Tips

Home Buying TipsHome buying is more than a simple purchase. Its an investment in your future and your families future. For first time buyers it can be a bit over whelming.

Lucky for you as a real estate agent Sheryl Bichsel is here to help you through the process.

Here are some helpful tips before making your big investment.

How’s the Plumbing?

Plumbing can come in a variety of materials. Some more suited for different environments. Copper all around is generally your best bet for pipes. But PVC is a perfectly reliable alternative. And really when it comes to environmental damage the pipes composition is not usually the determining factor. Pipes are generally more prone to bursting in Southern climates where homes are less likely to be designed to protect pipes from the weather. But that doesn’t mean that all homes in Oklahoma are protected from damage. Older homes may have developed openings as foundations and seals begin to weaken over time.

Is the Home Well Insulated?

Heating oil can be an costly if the home you are living in can’t keep the heat inside. Living in the mid-west temperatures can get a little cold in the winter. We aren’t living in the desert after all. Be sure to have an expert inspect the quality of the home for insulation quality. When was the insulation last replaced if the home is old. And finally can the existing heating unit provide enough heat for the home.
These tips are useful for narrowing down your search. But when you really think you found that home that just says, “yes”. Its time to get some professional help to make absolutely sure you are making the right choice.

Understanding Property Disclosure

Unless your buying a new home. The home is going to have a little history. This can be a good thing as it gives the home character. But knowing when character came out of calamity, can be the difference between a little fixer upper and a “money pit”.

The state of Oklahoma requires sellers to provide full disclosure over any major damage that has occurred in or immediately surrounding a home.
To find out more about a homes history you can fill out an official Residential Property Condition Disclosure form from Oklahoma’s official website.

Have the Home Inspected

Legally the home seller is obligated to tell you every known defect in a home. But what about the unknowns? With all that can happen to a home somewhere deep under the foundation a little problem could be quietly growing. In order to be safe, for everyone’s benefit. It makes sense to hire a professional to come out and really have a look at the home that you and your family may be living in for a decade or more.