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Gwen Banta "Sherlock of Homes"
Licensed Real Estate Professional, BRE (13 years experience)
5 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Short-Sale

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GWEN BANTA - "L.A.'S "SHERLOCK OF HOMES"
Q.S.C., B.H.G.L.A.A.R., C.A.R., N.A.R., RE/MAX TOP PERFORMER


Buying a home is a wonderful, though often stressful undertaking. Choosing an agent who can answer your questions, tend to your needs, and prioritize YOU is as important as choosing the right home. Nothing makes me happier than finding the perfect property for every one of my valued clients.


The necessity of incomparable service is something I learned early in my business career as President and Owner of a national speakers bureau. During that time I entered the real estate business as an investor in both income and residential properties.


After relocating to California, I joined Re/max Hollywood Hills, where I was a Top Producer and member of the Executive Club. In January 2009, I became part of the outstanding team at Sotheby's International Realty, Sunset Blvd. office. My business now includes residential and income sales, serving clients in the Hollywood Hills area, West Hollywood, Westside Los Angeles, Studio City and in our rapidly growing Downtown Metro area.


My intuition, tenacity and a wild sense of humor help me to meet any challenge a client may face when purchasing a new home or investment property. I am also active in the community. I served as chief organizer of the Los Angeles Peace Walk; and I volunteer my time and/or financial support for many organizations including: Medical Aid to El Salvador,Los Angeles Mission, Union Mission, Wonderland School, Wheelchair Mission, Cerebral Palsy Foundation, Pediatric Aids Foundation and the American Cancer Society.



It would be my honor to help you sell or find your next property.


* Member of five professional organizations and honorary societies.
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Past Sales (7 all-time)
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04/04/2014
$1,350,000
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03/31/2014
$855,000
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03/05/2014
$1,327,000
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12/31/2013
$740,000
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11/21/2013
$1,748,000
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    Ratings & Reviews
    - Highly likely to recommend
    05/06/2011 - beckster72
    Bought a Single Family home in 2008 for approximately $575K in Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA.
    I had the extreme pleasure of working with Gwen when we purchased our home in 2008. Not only is she an incredible pleasure to work with on a personal level but an amazing realtor. I always felt that she was there for us and was bending over backwards to get our deal done. To say she has a "can do" mentality does not do her justice. I would highly recommend her as well as would definitely use her again in the future. She is without a doubt - The Best!  MoreLess
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    - Highly likely to recommend
    05/04/2011 - fruitcat32
    Bought a Single Family home in 2006 for approximately $450K in Echo Park, Los Angeles, CA.
    I can't say enough good things about Gwen, she is fantastic! When I bought my home, there were other offers on the table, but Gwen impressed the seller and seller's agent with her tenacity and her professionalism. She was highly organized, easy to work with, and walked me through the entire process of buying a house. She always presented me with multiple options, whether it was cherry-picking the best available options for my needs, or whether I needed help with inspections, home improvement, escrow etc. I have since sought her advice on two more properties since that purchase, and though I didn't end up buying them, her consultations were invaluable.

    Gwen knows tons about what to look for and what to look out for, both in the physical structure of the house and in the deal-making. She is also fun, friendly, and engaging, but she knows how to broker a deal without compromising. She is patient and takes all the time you need when she explains confusing laws and home-buying processes, and she never makes you feel like you're being rushed. Her personal touch with clients rivals any I've ever seen in any business, and she always makes you feel like your her number one priority.

    I *highly* recommend Gwen as a real estate agent, and I will definitely definitely seek her help again if I buy another home.
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    - Highly likely to recommend
    05/04/2011 - fraijok
    Sold a home in 2009.
    I first met Gwen while I was buying my first home. As a single gal back then, it was a daunting process to go through alone. I have to say, without Gwen I don't know if I would have made it through! Gwen made the process so easy and put all my fears to rest. She made me EXCITED to buy my place!

    When I sold my property years later, Gwen was able to sell my place in lightening speed. We were literally in escrow after three days! I know Gwen has high profile clients but she always made me feel like I was her number one client.

    Not only is she a super rock star agent, she is such a professional, has a great sense of humor and has remained a friend throughout the years.

    I truly love Gwen and trust that she ALWAYS has her clients' best interest in mind.
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    Professional Information
    Gwen Banta "Sherlock of Homes"
    Address:
    SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY
    9255 Sunset Blvd, Mezzanine
    Los Angeles, CA  90069
    Office:
    (323) 656-0714Click to view
     
    Mobile:
    (323) 252-1700Click to view
     
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    Advice posts:
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    Screen name:
    Gwen Banta
    Member since:
    11/13/2006
    Licenses:
    • 01362887 (BRE)