Michael B. Bell
Broker, GRI and CPS | Broker DRE #01164731
Michael is a licensed Broker and REALTOR® with 20 years of residential brokerage and investment experience. He specializes in homes that didn’t sell the first time, and has closed hundreds of homes (see the list on my site). After graduating with a BBA in Finance at Gonzaga University, Michael processed consumer loans at a Federal Credit Union, moved to co-managing a portfolio at Charles Dunn Company, underwrote loans at CB Commercial, and then moved onto flipping homes. Neighbors and other agents wanted to work with him. In 1999, he opened Bradmont Realty and grew it to 10 agents. In 2005, Prudential Realty bought his brokerage, and since then he has outsold 95% to 99.5% of all agents locally and nationally. He knows how to sell, and does not waste his time with things that do not help his clients. His family lives in Pasadena’s Bungalow Heaven. On weekends, you may, at times, hear his boys in the background when talking with him on the phone.
Client Care Director | DRE #01877021
James manages the operations of our team to ensure your experience with us is smooth. He runs the team much like a doctor’s office is run, so that Mike gets to work directly with you without delays. From pre-listing to closing, James handles the details including transaction and closing coordination, marketing, social media, websites, office management, and implementing powerful strategies and systems. In his free time, James enjoys working out, cooking, and traveling. James is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
Team Director | DRE# 01314996
Anne is great with structuring the team so we all do what each of us are best at, and making sure no one skips a beat. She is in charge of making sure all the background platforms, from advertising, to data population on the various portals is coordinated and smoothly done throughout the process. It is likely that you will not talk or see her in your transaction, but she is heavily involved in making sure the 200+ items on our to-do list are completed. I am lucky to be married to her, and to have her directing our team. Anne is fluent in Thai.
Celine coordinates our concierge services. You may have had a call from her asking if you need anything, such as an electrician, a designer, an architect, perhaps a specialized attorney, or maybe some specific market data. Since joining us in 2016, Celine has been very popular with our clients. In her free time, she enjoys taking her daughter to the zoo and spending time with her family, friends, and relatives.
Ronnica is the Marketing Coordinator for Sotheby’s International Realty in Pasadena. She coordinates our corporate marketing efforts, including our print ads in the Los Angeles Times and Pasadena Outlook newspapers. She also reviews and audits our marketing images to ensure they are high quality and meet the brand standards and marketing guidelines for Sotheby’s International Realty. All in all, your property will be represented with the highest standards in the industry.
Transaction Coordinator | DRE# 01808987
Andrea is the Transaction Coordinator for Sotheby’s International Realty in Pasadena. She coordinates the heaps of paperwork, and you will be receiving organized paperwork from her, with instructions, while we are in escrow. She reviews all contracts and additional documentation for completeness and accuracy, as well as ensures that all DRE and office requirements are complete prior to the close of escrow. At the end of our transaction we will scan all documents for storage, and give you a copy. Andrea has been in real estate for 15 years.
Vice President of Mortgage Lending at Guaranteed Rate Affinity | NMLS# 961014, GRA NMLS# 1598647
Simon brings a fresh and avant-garde approach to mortgage lending. With over 20 years experience in banking, asset management and real estate investments, Simon combines vast business acumen with a highly personal approach so his clients experience a successful, stress-free closing. His ability to educate, his constant accessibility and his belief that each borrower is unique, has created a business that is growing almost as rapidly as his stellar reputation among clients and agents. Simon specializes in loan amounts up to $15 million for residential purchases and refinances, and his clients range from first-time homebuyers to the seasoned investor. When not working, Simon enjoys playing tennis, skiing, scuba diving, racing cars and riding his motorcycle. He is fluent in Arabic and French, and is involved with a number of charities and animal rescue organizations.