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About Gwen Banta
  Award-Winning Hollywood Agent & "Top Producer"

Exceptional service, Gwen’s driving force, is a value she learned early in her business career as owner of a speakers’ bureau for corporate executives. When a client gave a seminar on property acquisition, Gwen became hooked on real estate.

After entering the business, Gwen relocated to L.A. and became a licensed real estate consultant. Within one year she started receiving awards for outstanding performance, including Top Producer, Executive Club and 100% Club awards.

In January 2009, Gwen joined Sotheby’s International Realty, where she is now a top producer at the Sunset Strip office. Her business includes estates and income property, serving clients in the Hollywood Hills, Laurel Canyon, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, West L.A. and the Valley.

Dubbed “L.A.’s Sherlock of Homes” by her loyal clients, Gwen is know for her honesty, intelligence, ethics and sense of humor. She is often seen on television in such shows as Flip That House, Behind the Gates, Destination America and Million Dollar Rooms. 

Gwen holds B.A. and M.S. degrees in English and Education and is a graduate of the Defense Language Institute. She is also a multiple award-winning actress and writer. Her credits can be found on IMDB.  Gwen has one screenplay under option and has written three novels. She received Honorable Mention in the Opus Magnum Discovery Awards for New Literature.

Gwen is also active with family and community. She served as chief organizer of the Los Angeles Peace Walk and has given time and financial support to many great organizations including: AmeriCares, Los Angeles Mission, Union Mission, Free Wheelchair Mission, United Cerebral Palsy, Pediatric Aids Foundation, the American Red Cross, and the American Cancer Society. She is also an active participant in Not on Our Watch, founded by actors George Clooney and Brad Pitt.

Professional Organizations

* Beverly Hills / Greater L. A.  Assn. of Realtors

* California Association of Realtors

*National Association of Realtors

*An Equal Housing Opportunity Realtor


In addition tFaceBook, LinkedInTwitter, and her real Estate blog,, Gwen is frequent  contributor to,, and


Be sure to check out her featured columns on: ActiveRain and Agent Genius.

Gwen's promise to all her clients is: "Outstanding service, from L.A. to Hong Kong!"


Gwen Banta, L.A.'s Sherlock of Homes
Sotheby's International Realty * Sunset Strip Brokerage * 9255 Sunset Blvd, Mezzanine • West Hollywood, CA 90069 * BRE# 899496
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Office: 310-205-0305 RE#01362887

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