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Ben Paras

Premier Agent

8 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Real Estate Professional

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Short-Sale,
Consulting

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My Background

I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and currently live and own in S. San Francisco. I've been to many destinations throughout the world but there's no other place I'd rather call home.  With my knowledge and experience of this area I hope to help you call it home one day as well.

My Real Estate Career

I started my career in 2012 as assistant to Monica Sagullo, a Centurian producer at Century 21 with 10+ years of experience. During that time she took me under her wing and I learned the fundamentals of real estate from client introduction all the way to close of escrow. My year long internship was a great hands on experience where I handled all kinds of transactions from first time home buyers, new listings, rentals and investment properties. Under her guide I've learned the importance of disclosure and keeping your clients interests as top priority.

Previous Work History/Experience/Skills

-10 years total of retail management and sales experience
-5 years management/sales exp. in retail banking. (Bank of America)
-5 years management/sales exp. in retail clothing (Gap Inc./Lacoste)
-Through my experience I've learned......
    Professionalism
    Customer service
    All aspects of mortgage lending
    How to help clients effectively manage finances
    How to effectively listen to a client's needs
    How to deliver under pressure
    How to lead a team to perform, specifically in meeting and exceeding sales and service goals
    How to solve problems in high stress situations
    How to find solutions to problems by asking the right questions.
    How to focus on solutions in volatile situations

Schools I've attended
    Junipero Serra Elementary (Daly City)  
    Alta Loma Middle School (S. San Francisco)
    El Camino High School (S. San Francisco)     
    College of San Mateo (San Mateo)
    San Jose State University (San Jose)

Hobbies/Interests

I'm a very active person who loves to travel and loves meeting new friends. If I'm not traveling, working, or at some social gathering you can usually find me on the golf course or in the gym. I happen to be a fly by night food critic as well. If there's a new restaurant in town I surely have my sights set on it!

Whether your looking to buy, sell, or just have general questions about real estate don't hesitate to contact me. It'll be my pleasure to assist you.
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About Ben Paras: My Background <br/> <br/>I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and currently live and own in S. San Francisco. I've been to many destinations throughout the world but there's no other place I'd rather call home.&nbsp; With my knowledge and experience of this area I hope to help you call it home one day as well. <br/> <br/>My Real Estate Career <br/> <br/>I started my career in 2012 as assistant to Monica Sagullo, a Centurian producer at Century 21 with 10+ years of experience. During that time she took me under her wing and I learned the fundamentals of real estate from client introduction all the way to close of escrow. My year long internship was a great hands on experience where I handled all kinds of transactions from first time home buyers, new listings, rentals and investment properties. Under her guide I've learned the importance of disclosure and keeping your clients interests as top priority. <br/> <br/>Previous Work History/Experience/Skills <br/> <br/>-10 years total of retail management and sales experience <br/>-5 years management/sales exp. in retail banking. (Bank of America) <br/>-5 years management/sales exp. in retail clothing (Gap Inc./Lacoste) <br/>-Through my experience I've learned...... <br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Professionalism <br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Customer service <br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; All aspects of mortgage lending <br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; How to help clients effectively manage finances <br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; How to effectively listen to a client's needs <br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; How to deliver under pressure <br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; How to lead a team to perform, specifically in meeting and exceeding sales and service goals <br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; How to solve problems in high stress situations <br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; How to find solutions to problems by asking the right questions. <br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; How to focus on solutions in volatile situations <br/> <br/>Schools I've attended <br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Junipero Serra Elementary (Daly City) &nbsp; <br/>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Alta Loma Middle School (S. San Francisco) <br/>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;El Camino High School (S. San Francisco) &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; <br/>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;College of San Mateo (San Mateo) <br/>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;San Jose State University (San Jose) <br/> <br/>Hobbies/Interests <br/> <br/>I'm a very active person who loves to travel and loves meeting new friends. If I'm not traveling, working, or at some social gathering you can usually find me on the golf course or in the gym. I happen to be a fly by night food critic as well. If there's a new restaurant in town I surely have my sights set on it! <br/> <br/>Whether your looking to buy, sell, or just have general questions about real estate don't hesitate to contact me. It'll be my pleasure to assist you.

Listings & Sales  

  • For Sale
  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings  

(1)
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Past Sales  

(8 all-time)
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Buyer
05/08/2015
$1,250,000

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05/08/2015 - Buyer - $1,250,000

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Buyer
03/20/2015
$1,160,000

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03/20/2015 - Buyer - $1,160,000

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Buyer
12/12/2014
$595,000

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12/12/2014 - Buyer - $595,000

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Buyer
10/30/2014
$470,000

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10/30/2014 - Buyer - $470,000

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Buyer
08/25/2014
$450,000

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08/25/2014 - Buyer - $450,000

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Ratings & Reviews

We had a great experience working with Ben. He helped us purchase our first home and walked us through the lengthy and emotional process. As first time homebuyers, it was important to work with someone who would be patient, knowledgeable and working for our best interests, and we felt very confident in Ben's skills to keep us informed and protected through the process. We would definitely recommend him to others. His expertise is in San Francisco and the Peninsula, and although the East Bay was new territory to him, he did an absolutely wonderful job! His coworker Monica Sagullo is awesome as well!

  

09/11/2014 - butterfly213
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $475K in Jackson Triangle, Hayward, CA.

We had a great experience working with Ben. He helped us purchase our first home and walked us through the lengthy and emotional process. As first time homebuyers, it was important to work with someone who would be patient, knowledgeable and working for our best interests, and we felt very confident in Ben's skills to keep us informed and protected through the process. We would definitely recommend him to others. His expertise is in San Francisco and the Peninsula, and although the East Bay was new territory to him, he did an absolutely wonderful job! His coworker Monica Sagullo is awesome as well!  More Less 

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08/12/2014 - davidbutler984
Bought a Condo home in 2014 in North Central, San Mateo, CA.

I found Ben by chance and was very pleased by his work. Highly recommend! He will bend over backwards for his clients. He is professional and honest. We closed quick because of Ben and my loan agent working together.

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06/05/2014 - user9735772
Sold a Condo home in 2014 in San Mateo Heights, San Mateo, CA.

Ben is very professional and accommodating. He really listened to our needs and wants and truly had our best interest at heart. Ben is very knowledgeable and extremely resourceful.

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