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Kind Words & Awards

Thank you to all my wonderful clients who have taken the time to post their kind words....

Thank You To My Clients For Their Kind Words:

"Gwen, thank you so much on behalf of Lindsey and myself. Everyone did such an amazing job. We still can't believe the house is ours! We can't wait to get out there when the dust and the touring settles, and then let's all go out to dinner.  Seriously amazed! Lots of love,  Gerard." 

- Gerard Way - My Chemical Romance & Lindsay Ballato Way - Mindless Self-Indulgence
"We spent almost a year looking for our perfect house, and as anyone who is looking knows, it can be very discouraging. Gwen was an angel throughout the whole process - always finding new and interesting places, constantly reminding us of our options, full of ideas for each property and above all, always there to give us an objective opinion when we were in danger of making a hasty decision. When I think about what we might have settled on instead of waiting for the perfect place, I am so grateful to her for never pushing us into something less than ideal. And man, can she negotiate!!! She's the best, and one day in the future we will be fortunate to work with her again."

- Antony Bland, Music Manager

"Gwen Banta is a dedicated professional who has worked tirelessly on my behalf.  Her integrity, insight, and brilliant sense of humor are qualities I seldom find in others, sometimes not even in myself.  She is the real deal.  It's an honor and privilege to know her... p.s. I mean every word..."

- Bob Bryar, My Chemical Romance

"You rock hard and I like driving your car!!!!!

- Addison Wright, Producer

"We thoroughly enjoyed working with Gwen on our purchase of two properties, both in downtown Los Angeles.  We first met Gwen during an open house and soon after that asked if she'd represent us as our buyers agent.  We could not be more pleased with both the outcome of our two real estate purchases and the relationship that we've developed with Gwen.  Her excellence in customer service is what sets her apart from her colleagues, and couple that with her vast knowledge of real estate, meticulous attention to detail, and overall fun and pleasant demeanor and, well, you just cannot go wrong with Gwen.  We only wish we had more financial resources at the ready to that we could buy more real estate Downtown - with Gwen representing us of course!"

 - Brian Blake and Roger Gendron - Happy Downtowners 

"I have been in the business of buying and selling homes for many years, and Gwen has been instrumental in building what has become our “mini-empire.”  Her depth of knowledge in all facets of the industry - from market analysis to deal negotiations, and from financing information to spotting a diamond in the rough - have allowed us to develop a successful investment portfolio. She has such integrity & intelligence, as well as a keen eye for detail and a clockwork system of follow-up. It is also wonderful to work with an agent who brings kindness, personal attention and a great sense of humor to the table.  I look forward to many years of business with Gwen…so she better never plan on leaving California or I’m coming after her!" 

 - Los Angeles Investor

 "Gwen made me feel utterly special in my scary search for my first home. I know she has many other clients but her attention to my needs made it seem as if I were the only one."

 - Jill Holden, Actress

 “Gwen is the consummate professional and went above and beyond to meet our needs – I’ve never worked with a better realtor.”

 - James LaMarr, Producer 

"In a world of real estate uncertainty.....At a time of economic hodgepodge....A hero will rise and treat you like a human being with respect and integrity....."Gwen Banta - in neighborhoods everywhere this Fall!"

- Eric Towler, Film Editor

"I totally recommend Gwen as a real estate agent— her selections of properties were excellent, and she guided me through every step of the process. As a first-time homebuyer, I can’t thank her enough for pointing out all potential pitfalls. And when it came time to make the deal on my home, her professionalism, tenacity, and organized follow-through made a major impact on the seller and her agent.  There were other offers - including one for more money - but our presentation impressed them enough to sell it to me. Thanks to Gwen, I now own a beautiful house in a neighborhood that I love."

- Aeolan Kelly, Editor 

"Once in a lifetime there is a special place that, at first sight, you know it is home.  However, just before the dream of owning that special place is the stress of scheduling, financing, inspections, and paperwork. The person who made this process a successful, comfortable convenience was Gwen Banta. Not only was she there for me during the day-to-day stress, but the friendship remains six months later. Gwen helped me achieve my goal.  The gift she brings to me and to others has enriched my life.  I thank her silently every night when I arrive home."

- Denise Vukojevich

"Buying my first place was a scary endeavor, but with Gwen's efficient and thorough decision making, purchasing my home became a pleasure."

- Travis Yohnke

“During escrow I was a mess.  Gwen assured me to relax and that she would let me know when it was time to worry.  When we closed I realized she never got to use that statement!  She was my realtor and therapist all in one!”

- Brendon Mendoza, A & R, American Recordings

 "Beauty and brains may seem like a cliche but that extraordinary combination is embodied in Gwen, a realtor who works diligently to provide her clients with the best deal. Gwen's care and concern ease the stress of buying or selling. Thanks to Gwen for helping me buy an investment property. The mystery is solved - LA's  "Sherlock of Homes" is the best realtor in town."

- Angela Randazzo, Author

"I am always impressed by your professionalism and your knowledge of the market.  I have dealt with many real estate agents from all areas, and some are great and some, well, I wonder how they got their licenses.  I wish every agent treated their clients the way you treat your clients:  with patience, professionalism and genuine concern for their well being ahead of your own."

- Jin Hann, Mortgage Broker, Legend Mortgage

"There are few agents as knowledgable and dedicated as Gwen Banta.  Having worked with other agents in the past, I would never consider working with anyone else after my incredible experience with her. She opened my mind to possibilities that I never knew could be options to me.  Her understanding of the market across the board is incomparable. She told me about financing and mortgage options, and she did a thorough market analysis in order to help us really understand home values. She has a keen knowledge of communities within Los Angeles, including the still undiscovered areas perfect for new investors.  Without her I never would have found the fantastic home I did.  She turned what was formerly just a dream of owning a beautiful home into a reality. And she even helped me find a vacation home in Lake Arrowhead!" 

- Kristin Bland, Wedding & Events Planner - Studio City

If you want to work with a wonderful person who has great energy and terrific knowledge of Southern California real estate, call Gwen Banta.  I'm glad I did!"

- Marc S. 

Gwen, THANK YOU!!!!! You're amazing...and your snacks rock!

- R.P.L.  

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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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