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Gino Bello

About

Gino Bello

Licensed NYS Associate RE Broker

Emerald Award Winner 2021

For Gino Bello, if his heart isn’t in it, he just can’t do it. That’s why it was a relatively easy decision to leave his accounting job at KPMG to pursue a career as a realtor. “From the time I was pretty young, I knew two things: I loved real estate and I wanted my own business.”

So, at the age of 25, Gino began making his way in an industry where 92% of his colleagues don’t succeed. “That’s what drove me. I refused to fail.” And, it didn’t take long for him to realize he’d truly discovered his passion, and a deep commitment to his craft. “Two weeks after I got my realtor’s license, I changed my license plate to ‘Top Realtor.’ Sure, I got laughed at, but my goal was to be the best at what I do.”

Fast forward 15 years, and Gino is among the top real estate agents in Westchester County. Behind him is a wildly successful team-based business he built from scratch with Gerry Magnarelli, his childhood best friend from the Bronx. He boasts about 1000 homes sold over the last 15 years, and knows the ins and outs of buying and selling in Westchester like the back of his hand. Calling him “straightforward” and a “pleasure to work with,” clients return to Gino again and again, relying on his expertise, his patience, and above all, his integrity. “I have no trouble sleeping at night because no matter what, the client comes first, not the commission.”

Married to his college sweetheart, whom he met at Fordham University, this ambitious boy from the Bronx feels right at home in White Plains where he’s raising three kids. “Every time I make a decision, I ask myself, what would my family think?” In this emotionally-charged business of complex but rewarding life-changing decisions, “there will always be rainstorms,” he says, “but doing the right thing is what matters to me.” And, for this accountant turned top realtor, “I just don’t want to do anything else.”


PROFESSIONAL AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Westchester Magazine 2022 Best of Westchester Real Estate Agents
  • Houlihan Lawrence Emerald Award Winner 2021 – Recognizing the top 1.5% of more than 1,450 Houlihan Lawrence sales associates, by gross commission income or units sold
  • Voted “Best Realtor in Westchester” by Westchester Magazine for two consecutive years.
  • Ranked One of America’s Best Real Estate Agents by Real Trends
  • “Five Star Real Estate Agent” Award Winner in Customer Services by Five Star Professional 2016-2010
  • Rising Stars “Westchester’s 40 under 40 Award Winner” by Westchester Business Council
  • Featured in Westchester County’s Business Journal – “Male Executives of Westchester”
  • Platinum Level Award Winner with Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & DESIGNATIONS

  • Quality Service Certified
  • Accredited Buyers Representative, ABR
  • Short Sale & Foreclosure Representative, SFR
  • Zillow.com Premier Agent
  • Member: WCBR – Westchester County Board of Realtors
  • Member: HGAR – Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors
  • Member: HGMLS – Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service
  • Member: NYSAR – New York State Association of Realtors
  • Member: NAR – National Association of Realtors
  • Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Connecticut
  • Previously a Relocation Tax Specialist for KPMG
  • Fordham University Alumni
  • Fluent in Italian

Client Testimonials

"Gino and Gerry are the ultimate real estate professionals.... they were amazing every step of the way and sold our home immediately! We cannot recommend them more highly. They are simply the best!"

-Colleen- MOHEGAN LAKE, NY

“This is my second time using Gino Bello Homes. Once 9 years ago and now. This year they managed both the sale of my old home and purchase of my current new home. They were amazing every step of the way. Available via email and text and always responding to questions and resolving any issues that may arrive. It was amazing having them by my side while trying to sell a home during COVID-19 restrictions. Closings for both went so smoothly and they have a great network of support. I have referred them to family members and friends and they have raved about their service as well. I will not turn anywhere else for my real estate needs! Thank you guys @GinoBelloHomes!"

-Leanna - YONKERS, NY

“We both bought and sold a home with the help of Gino & Gerry from the Gino Bello Homes team. In both cases, they made what are exciting, fraught, and stressful processes even when there isn't a pandemic as enjoyable and easy as possible. When we were buying our new home Gino & Gerry were always available to us, and gave us what I always found to be objective and reasonable advice without ever sliding into pushing us toward a decision we weren't sure about. Both Gino and Gerry always listened to what we liked and disliked, and were able to help us distill what we were really looking for. They made sure we'd considered all of our stated interests at the homes we visited with them, and they pointed out aspects that we hadn't considered. Throughout the whole buying process it felt like they were firmly in our corner and not simply trying to make a deal happen. When selling our home they sent a stager to help us understand what to do to get our home in order for selling. They answered all of our process questions promptly and clearly. What's more, when they took the pictures (which included a walk through and video) of our house, they were so well done it almost made us want to stay! In the end, Gino and Gerry were crucial to our finding a home we're very happy to have purchased as well as very quickly selling our previous home (which Gino helped us purchase the better part of a decade ago, in fact!) with results we couldn't be happier with. Should we ever need to make another move, they're the first people we'll be calling hands down.“

-Kevek

"Professional and personable! Has worked with my family for years and have built a great relationship. Appreciate the time and effort!"

-Audrey - WHITE PLAINS, NY

"A perfect combination of professionalism, results and attention to detail! Gino and his team have represented us several times over the past few years and have exceeded our expectations each time. They make it very easy to put your trust in their team and let them do what they do best!"

-Ronnie - WHITE PLAINS, NY

"Gino, Gerry and the team were great to work with throughout the entire sales process. We particularly appreciated their deep connection to the local market and our neighborhood. Highly recommended!"

-Kathleen - WHITE PLAINS, NY

"I had a condo in White Plains that I was having a very difficult time selling. It was a great unit, in a great building with a not great view. I had my unit with another agent, and was unsuccessful in selling it. I saw an ad for Gino’s team, and decided to list with him and his team. A few months later, my unit sold. He is very well respected in the area, and agents know that homes he represents are great homes. His connections are vast and deep. He is very attentive and responsive. His client service is top notch. I strongly recommend Gino and his team. You will not be disappointed. I am now 1 condo freer thanks to him."

-Sherry - WHITE PLAINS, NY

"Gino was incredible to work with. He got the job done in listing and selling our condo in a very timely manner. professional and persistent!"

-Eliza - TUCKAHOE, NY

"Gino, Gerry and their team were awesome to work with. They made the process very simple on us and maximized the value our property."

-Dan - WHITE PLAINS, NY

“We have sold two homes and bought two homes with Gino Bello, Gerry, and the rest of the team. They treat you like family and do everything they can to make the process smooth and protect you financially. We really love them. If you're looking to buy or sell, reach out to them first. You won't be disappointed!"

-Tara - WHITE PLAINS, NY

“Gino and Gerry are the best realtors ever! They were very responsive to us throughout our entire home buying ( and selling) process! They also included a complimentary home staging service which we really appreciated. I have bought and sold multiple properties with Gino and Gerry and really trust their expertise!”

-Mike – HARRISON, NY

"We both bought and sold a home with the help of Gino & Gerry from the Gino Bello Homes team. In both cases, they made what are exciting, fraught, and stressful processes even when there isn't a pandemic as enjoyable and easy as possible. When we were buying our new home Gino & Gerry were always available to us, and gave us what I always found to be objective and reasonable advice without ever sliding into pushing us toward a decision we weren't sure about. Both Gino and Gerry always listened to what we liked and disliked, and were able to help us distill what we were really looking for. They made sure we'd considered all of our stated interests at the homes we visited with them, and they pointed out aspects that we hadn't considered. Throughout the whole buying process it felt like they were firmly in our corner and not simply trying to make a deal happen. When selling our home they sent a stager to help us understand what to do to get our home in order for selling. They answered all of our process questions promptly and clearly. What's more, when they took the pictures (which included a walk through and video) of our house, they were so well done it almost made us want to stay! In the end, Gino and Gerry were crucial to our finding a home we're very happy to have purchased as well as very quickly selling our previous home (which Gino helped us purchase the better part of a decade ago, in fact!) with results we couldn't be happier with. Should we ever need to make another move, they're the first people we'll be calling."

-Kevin – SCARSDALE, NY

“Gerry has sold 2 homes for me and my family. In each case, he got us more money than we expected, and he managed the process by giving us great guidance on everything related to the sale and our subsequent move. He was extremely responsive and professional and went way above and beyond. Gerry, Gino, Kate and Jennifer were ALL great to deal with. If you’re selling or buying a house, you can’t do better than this team.”

-Bruce – NEW ROCHELLE, NY

“Gerry and Gino helped us sell our home in White Plains, it was the first sale experience we've had and it was flawless, as simple a process as I've experienced in real estate. Gerry and team were there with us every step of the way, guided us in the right direction, but made sure we were comfortable and understanding each decision we had to make to move forward. The simplicity comes from experience and this team are true professionals in the industry, they know how to execute and move with the speed any seller would be looking for. The two things I truly appreciated were 1) their usage and adoption of technology in the workflow, all scheduling and appointments were seamlessly managed via an app, made it very easy to coordinate. 2) the fact they were available at any time I needed them to discuss something, that open communication was invaluable in keeping things on track. I'd recommend anyone that is looking for a well-executed transaction to work with Gerry and Gino.”

-Jinoy - WHITE PLAINS, NY

“We could not have been happier with the decision to use Gino Bello Homes to sell our house! Our agent Gerry, and the whole team, were so helpful. They gave us great guidance and insight, connected us with people to do repairs/maintenance, and an attorney. Living 3 hours away from where we were selling, they were willing to help us out and meet contractors and inspectors at the house to let them in/out. The house SOLD FAST and ABOVE LIST!!! Thank you Gerry, Gino, Laura and the rest of the Gino Bello Homes team for a great experience."

-John - HARTSDALE, NY

“I cannot say enough about the great experience that I had with the Gino Bello team. They guided me through the sale of my grandparent's long-time White Plains home that was both complicated and emotional. Gerry & Gino took the time to understand the situation and helped me along the way, while making multiple parts of the families comfortable. Although everything publicized about brokers is that they are deal makers with little care for the human aspect of selling a home. This is not the case for the Gino Bello team, they care and are involved from start to finish. In addition, they know their craft very well, priced our home accordingly and was able to yield multiple above ask offers within days of listing it. Overall, these are great people and I will recommend them to everyone I know. I look forward to the next time!!”

-John - WHITE PLAINS, NY

“I cannot say enough about Gino, Gerry, Dan and the whole team. On both the Buy and Sell side they were patient, knowledgeable, and attentive. Everyone on the team operated with a consistent and genuine desire to do what was right for us. Regardless of your timeframe or price range you can’t go wrong by putting your trust in this team!”

-Michael - WHITE PLAINS, NY

“We couldn't be happier with the services provided to us by Gerry and the Gino Bello team. Gerry came well prepared in our first meeting, already having pulled pertinent information about our house and the area comps. He clearly had a great understanding of the market. He listened to what we wanted and did a great job setting expectations. The team he brought in to assist was excellent as well. Laura did a great job handling operations and Susan Atwell staged our house perfectly. The pictures and videos done for the listing made us fall in love with our house all over again. We are sure that Gerry and the Gino Bello team are the reason we had great success in selling the house and recommend them highly for anyone selling in the area!”

-Bobbie - WHITE PLAINS, NY

Gino is voted best realtor in Westchester for a reason! We had an excellent experience working with Gino to buy our recent home. He is smart, responsive, honest (candidly pointed out the pros/cons of every house we viewed with him), has an exceptional network and relationship with other realtors (which can make a difference in a competitive buying market), and he is completely low pressure and truly wants his clients to be happy with the most important purchase they will make in their lives. For those who think that realtors are a "commodity" - think again! A great realtor like Gino has the ability to get you the best possible price using every available strategy and make sure that you are making a smart investment. Buying a home is also an emotional experience with lots of ups/downs in the process and Gino was always there for us and backed us 100% as he guided us through the process. I purchased my home through Gino and when I am ready to sell, you can bet I will be listing with him as well. Go with Gino as your realtor and you really can't go wrong...I highly recommend working with him!

-Laura Donovan

Throughout the entire home buying process Gino was competent, helpful, and responsive to our needs. We were involved in a few properties that could have potentially been our new home which is not easy for the agent, considering the amount of time it takes two show multiple properties, multiple times. However, this was no issue for Gino as, from beginning to end he was the consummate professional. I highly recommend working with him.

-Tommy Garry - Briarcliff Manor, NY

Fantastic to work with Gino and his team. Made us feel very comfortable during what could be a very stressful process. Gino and his team took the time and had the patience to show us countless properties until they found the one that exactly suited our needs. I couldn't have asked for a better partner to find us the exact home we had been looking for and to sell our existing property quickly and painlessly. We got the price we were looking for with only being on the market for 10 days. Highly recommend this team!

-Rob - White Plains, NY

Gino was such a pleasure to work with. He was very polite and professional. He was readily available whenever I needed him and was always willing to help in any way possible. And to top it all off, he has the most magnetic smile!!!! Hands down, he is the best there is in the industry.

-Yonkers, NY