Prior to becoming a real estate professional I worked as an income tax practitioner, notary public, legal assistant, marketing representative and loan officer. I’ve been a real estate professional in Los Banos for 19 years, negotiating and successfully closing some very challenging transactions in traditional residential sales, probate, short sales, foreclosures, commercial, and ranch properties.
I learned early on that my job isn’t to sell properties, it’s to close escrows, meaning I do what it takes (legally & ethically) to get the job done.
I’m dedicated to my community and promote the quality of life it has to offer.
I’m currently serving as:
Director, Los Banos Chamber of Commerce (served as President for 5 1/2 years out of 11)
Co- Chair of the Merced County Association of Realtors Professional Standards Committee
Secretary of Golden State Gunslingers
Los Banos Veterans Parade Committee
American Legion Auxiliary (founding member)
Native Daughters of Golden West
Los Banos Sportsmen’s Association
Advocate for Buffalo Soldiers in the National Parks Study Act
Treasurer – USA – Adaptive Water Ski & Wake sports Association
USA Water Ski & Wake Sports – Level 1 Instructor/Coach
USA Water Ski & Wake Sports- Adaptive Level 1 Instructor/Coach
Designations and Awards
Certified Relocation Specialist (I can help any where in the world)
ePro (Internet professional)
Sales Production Awards (many different levels over the years)
2014 Finalist—California Association of Realtors Champions of Home Award
(Realtors who go above/beyond duties) (170,000+ Realtors, 50 nominees, 17 Finalists)
I Change Nations – Community Ambassador Award
Chamber of Commerce – Volunteer of the Year
Reader’s Choice – Best Club President (Chamber of Commerce President)
Merced County Association of Realtors – President’s Award
Testified before US Congressional Hearing in support of Buffalo Soldiers in the National Parks Study Act, which has since become law
Family and Personal Interests
I’m married, have five adult children, six grandchildren, two standard poodles, and a cat. My husband and I have been volunteers for Water Skiers with Disabilities for 20+ years, serving as coaches and volunteers on Local Organizing Committees for Regional, National and World Championships.I served as Manager for the 2017 US DisAbled Water Ski TEAM.
We also enjoy shooting Cowboy Fast Draw, portraying the old west days, shooting wax bullets from single action six shooters at targets. It’s a great family oriented sport with the motto of Safety First, Fun Second, and Competition Third. I’m known as “C21 Peacemaker”, my husband is “The Undertaker”.
"“She protected my financial interest in the sale. She has taken very good care of me throughout the transaction.”"
"”With a life changing event, I found our world crashing and the need to relocate. Recognizing that I needed a accomplished veteran in real estate, my only call was to Ms. Geneva Brett. From the onset I felt like we were in good hands, with concern and understanding the true goals of the matter became the new focus . A plan was crafted . Within a few days multiple offers arrived on the residential property. At $7000.00 above listed price was accepted. Moving on to the commercial proper..."
"“Satisfaction: 100% Recommendation: 100% Performance: 100% Nothing to add…..“"
"“Overall, she was excellent!”"
"“We have worked with Geneva Brett on at least three transactions over the last few years. She has been a joy to work with. She knows the market, and she has gotten to know us. She is professional, but she also has a sense of humor. Geneva always returns our calls, texts, and emails promptly, even between transaction when we are just looking for a little insight on the current real estate market. She is also a great listener, and has been willing to adjust to our suggestions for pricing or mark..."
"“We first met Ms. Brett several years ago when we became involved in some real estate transactions in Los Banos, CA., where my family owns ranch and commercial property. From the very first time we met Geneva we felt very comfortable that we had chosen not only a reliable and professional real estate agent, but someone who truly cared about her clients. We were not disappointed, as our business with Geneva would require not only an unbelievable amount of patience on her part but would also t..."
"“Geneva went above and beyond our expectations in every aspect of our journey to TRUE home ownership. She made sure that we were well informed on all steps of the process and even made sure that we didn’t lose hope when it seemed we had to jump through multiple hoops with our lender. She helped us keep our eye on the prize and never let us lose hope against these unusual circumstances. She has the ultimate can-do attitude and is a very bright spot in our lives. She is extremely dedicated..."
"“She was great, very knowledgeable, patient and for us. Thank you Geneva!”"
"“She did a great job”"
"“Previously dealt with her; overall satisfaction, excellent. Would recommend her to family and friends.""
"“Geneva took on the difficult task of helping my father, then 86 years old, sell a very specialized property with many limitations to selling it. One of the limitations was my Dad’s deep love of his Duck Club. Dad had been a member for over 30 years and the value he placed on the club was based on his personal experience of it, which was not measurable by normal standards. There was a lot of emotion attached to this property for my dad. The other limitation was due to Club rules and regula..."