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Gwen Banta "Sherlock of Homes"

Agent

9 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Licensed Real Estate Professional, BRE (14 years experience)

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

Ratings & Reviews

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!

  

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!

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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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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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04/15/2011 - BartBisc
Bought a Condo home in 2000 in Central City East, Los Angeles, CA.

Gwen Banta helped us purchase two properties in Downtown Los Angeles and it was truly a pleasure working with such an accomplished professional in the real estate industry. Not only did we find two perfect properties, one as a residence and another for investment, but we had so much fun in the process. Gwen really understands her clients' needs and manages her time and theirs well in order to show them the best properties available, and because of her experience and knowledge in buying and selling properties, we managed to find something that suited our needs perfectly. I highly recommend working with Gwen if you plan to buy or sell property of any kind. She is an excellent negotiator and maintains and expert knowledge of the real estate process.

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04/14/2011 - johnlad
Sold a Single Family home in 2008 in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA.

absolute loyalty to her client, knowledgeable, strong negotiator,very responsive and fun.

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04/14/2011 - Anttrouble
Sold a home in 2008 in Cahuenga Pass, Los Angeles, CA 91604.

We have bought 3 houses and sold 2 with Gwen. She is the absolute embodiment of why you need a great real estate agent. She is a fierce negotiator, a pragmatist and a truly kind and caring individual. Her knowledge of not only the Los Angeles area but also of several other vacation areas has been invaluable. He dedication to ensuring your satisfaction is impeccable. I literally cannot say enough about her patience (whilst talking you off a ledge) or her ability to solve the most complicated of issues, escrows and whims. Thank you for Gwen!

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04/14/2011 - kleighant
Sold a home in 2007 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90046.

Gwen is an incredible agent. She is thorough, knowledgeable and has a comprehensive understanding of loans and financing which is very helpful. Where other agents fall short, Gwen is always willing to go the extra mile and to fight for her clients. She brings heart and humor into every deal she handles and never looses sight of what is in the client's best interest. I can recommend her with absolute and complete confidence for any client or any property. She is the most committed and ethical agent with whom we have worked.

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