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Mario Banuelos
Real Estate Superstar!, Real Estate Broker (11 years experience)

Specialties:

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

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Mario Bañuelos, GRI, SFR, CPS, CDPE
Real Estate Expert, Broker, Owner | Bella Vista Realty

Enthusiasm and sincerity are two driving forces behind Mario Bañuelos' life - and his Los Angeles area real estate brokerage, Bella Vista Realty.  Over a decade in the financial services industry and wild success in every type of transaction imaginable, including distressed sales, foreclosures or REO, investment and high-end properties, gives Mario a quiet confidence and can-do attitude his staff and colleagues find irresistible.

Mario has earned a number of professional designations, including the nation's number one real estate designation, the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI), which is similar to various industry designations such as CPA.  Mario is also CDPE, or a Certified Distressed Property Expert®, which emphasizes his thorough understanding of complex issues in today's turbulent real estate industry and knowledge of foreclosure avoidance options available to homeowners.

Mario describes his intention in helping the clients that grace Bella Vista's office as "being 100% transparent and honest."  Mario believes in educating buyers and sellers - not selling - to enable good decision making and to allow for the space and confidence needed to consider all options.  

"My clients tend to become friends," he shared recently, and it's no wonder.  Mario credits much of his success to his warm and honest demeanor, which makes him easy to work with and deserving of others' trust.  Bringing his positive outlook to even the most complex of transactions, referrals are a considerable source of Mario's business.  

Bilingual in English and Spanish, Mario was recently named one of the Top 250 Latino Real Estate Agents in America, the industry's first ever comprehensive list of the top-producing Latino residential real estate agents in the U.S. today.  The Top 250 Latino list was published in 2012 by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP).  Mario serves the mission of NAHREP daily, increasing the rate of sustainable homeownership.  He is also the Marketing and Public Relations Director for the NAHREP Los Angeles Chapter, where he blends perfectly his knack for technology and social media with his old fashioned sense of professional integrity.

When not putting smiles on other people's faces, helping deserving consumers become homeowners, volunteering his time to a worthy cause, or traveling with his Partner, Mario enjoys wine and dining out, the theater, fitness and nutrition and quiet evenings cooking at home. 

"When getting help with money, whether it is insurance, real estate or investment you should always look for a person with the heart of a teacher not the heart of a salesman" –Dave Ramsey



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4 Bed / 2.0 Bath
$299,000
3 Bed / 1.0 Bath
$549,000
    Past Sales (5 all-time)
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    06/08/2012
    $88,500
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    11/17/2011
    $132,500
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    09/29/2011
    $210,000
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    12/10/2010
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    11/23/2010
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      Ratings & Reviews
      - Highly likely to recommend
      06/13/2013 - user86560744
      Helped me rent a home.
      Mario is very professional, knowledgeable, kind-hearted, very honest. He cares for his clients and goes out of his way for his clients. Mario, thank you for everything you have done for our family. It was a pleasure meeting and for all the things you have done for our family.
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      - Highly likely to recommend
      06/08/2013 - user7060649
      Sold a home in 2009.
      Mario, thank you for helping us through one of the most difficult experiences of our lives, having to Short Sale our home. We can truly say it was a great experience in the worst of times. We genuinely appreciate your professionalism and personal attention to our situation, we realize it is just what we needed, yet hard to find. Thanks to your knowledge and experience in short sales, we were able to get a fresh start and not worry about any future debt linked to our mortgages!!! Your dedication and level of integrity is just something we really did not expect to find while going through this difficult time. We are very happy you were referred to us! We will certainly be calling you in the future for all our estate needs and will confidently refer you to our friends and family. Thanks again Mario!!  MoreLess
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      - Highly likely to recommend
      05/31/2013 - GuilleRamirez
      Sold a home in 2008.
      Mario is very responsible & professional. He is also very courteous and always on time when it came to our appointments. Every question we asked he knew what to answer & would also give us recommendations. He has helped a lot of people in our family which is very important because this means you can trust him. He is also fluent in spanish which for us what EXTREMELY important. It didn't matter the time of day you contacted him, he would always get back to us to answer any questions we had. What more can I say, we enjoyed working with him.  MoreLess
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      Professional Information
      Address:
      Bella Vista Realty
      1574 W Colorado Blvd.
      Pasadena, CA  91105
      Office:
      (213) 361-1950Click to view
       
      Fax:
      (888) 234-3232Click to view
       
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      Screen name:
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      Member since:
      03/03/2008
      Licenses:
      • 01518863 (Real Estate Broker)
      Languages:
      Spanish
      Digs: Home Design Ideas