Humorist Gwen Banta is an award winning Realtor and Top Producer specializing in sales in the Hollywood Hills. Her blog highlights hysterical R.E. bloopers from the MLS and other media sources.
Get to know Gwen Banta
I love my job, and I work hard for every client, whether they are buying or selling a small condo or a large apartment building. Everyone is equally important and greatly valued. I learned the necessity of exceptional service early in my business career as owner of a speakers' bureau for corporate executives. When a client gave a seminar on property acquisition, I became hooked on real estate and "the art of the deal."
While pursuing a career as an actor and writer, I obtained my real estate license and entered the business as an investor. After relocating to L.A., I became more involved in property sales and soon became an award winning agent and Top Producer. In January 2009, I joined Sotheby's International Realty and am now a member of their renowned Sunset Strip team. My business includes sales and estates, serving clients in West L.A., Beverly Hills, Hollywood Hills and Studio City.
I am also an award-winning actor and author, holding B.A. & M.S. degrees, as well as a Certificate from the Defense Language Institute. I have written several novels & screenplays and was given Honorable Mention in the Opus Magnum Awards for New Literature.
As a member of many professional organizations and Honoraries, I try to stay very involved in the community. One of my client's dubbed me L.A.'s "Sherlock of Homes," and the moniker has followed me for years. The best reason for working with me is that I work hard, I never let a deal die, and I am very funny. And believe me, some escrows require a healthy dose of laughter. It would be my pleasure to serve you. Please visit me at http://www.lahomesite.com/ or visit my blog at http://sherlockofhomes.blogspot.com/, or my Friday featured blog on Agent Genius. I'll look forward to meeting you!
Gwen Banta's Blog Posts
My business includes sales and estates, serving clients in West L.A., Beverly Hills, Hollywood Hills, Laurel Canyon and Studio City. I enjoy first time buyers as much as seasoned investors, and I am particularly knowledgeable about the Hollywood Hills and Beverly Hills. As a longtime resident, the hills, canyons and boulevards are in my blood. I love sharing the lore of places like Laurel Canyon Hollywood Hils or Beverly Hills.
With new buyers, I take the time to educate them about all aspects of the deal - from understanding contracts to mortgage options. And with my more seasoned clients, I enjoy doing extensive property analyses. My years of experience have convinced me that educating the client creates an attitude of trust, confidence and enjoyment.
A skilled negotiator, I believe that ethics, honesty, and integrity should be the guidelines for every deal. My clients tell me I am fierce and fearless, but I never lose my smile. Over the years, I have learned that selling or buying should be a fun experience - full of laughter, support and the ever-important SNACKS. Feed a stomach - feed a deal!
Please visit me at http://www.GwenBanta.com, http://www.LAhomesite.com, or http://www.sothebyshomes.com/Los-Angeles-Real-Estate/agents/Gwen.Banta for all your real estate needs.
REAL ESTATE: Top-Producer, Executive Club
WRITING: Opus Magnum Award for New Literature HM, Columbine Screenwriting Award Semi-Finalist, Steven Spielberg Screenwriting Award Quarter Finalist, Peoples Pilot Award Finalist
ACTING: 2 Best Actress Awards - Drama-logue, Ethel Award - Best Actress, Best Ensemble - Drama-Logue