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Stephen Aranda

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Stephen  Aranda

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My Bio

After working for several years as a professional opera singer, I left music and took 6 months off of work to figure out what I wanted to do next. My wife and I had recently finished buying and remodeling a home in Eagle Rock that was so nice that it ended up being featured on HGTV. I liked the notion of fixing homes for money, so in 2001 I began investing in real estate full time.

It became clear that in order to really succeed as an investor, I needed a better understanding of capital. Becoming familiar with money, how to access it, control it, and leverage it was crucial, so I got a job as a mortgage banker to supplement what I was doing. I quickly became a top producer in the office and moved from agent, to manager, to the owner of a large mortgage bank within a few years.

Throughout the process I earned most of my clients because of my investor mentality. An investor understands the fundamental metrics that underlie a smart purchase. He has a thorough and up to date intimacy with his target neighborhoods, and the trends taking place there. Because of this I was able to build a large portfolio of real estate, and help many, many others to do this same. And because of this it has been a very natural transition for me to switch from lender to realtor.

After the turbulence in the capital markets in recent years, I have found something that is more rewarding than lending, and still allows me to work in the field that I have come to love. Although 2011 was my first year as an agent, I have personally and professionally been involved in literally thousands of closed escrows in the last 10 years.

In addition to real estate, I practice Brazilian Jiujitsu, ride road bikes, read vast amounts on random subjects, study beer brewing, and pairing, and I am impassioned with cooking. Iím also a husband and a dad to two young boys.

Looking forward to working together.

My Service Areas

south pasadena | los feliz | silverlake | arcadia | mount washington | atwater village | eagle rock | monrovia | echo park | altadena | san marino | san gabriel | sierra madre | alhambra | glassell park | el sereno | cypress park

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