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Real Estate & Mortgage Advisor

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Farsi

More about Ali Bavafa

Business Philosophy

A licensed mortgage and real estate broker representing sellers and buyers in residential and commercial mortgage lending and real estate.  I have been serving investors and builders/developers in marketing and acquiring properties.  Since 2000 I have been closing transactions in investment properties, office buildings, multi-family, apartments, RV/mobile home parks, and retail centers; financing the construction of residential and commercial buildings, and exchanging like-kind properties.  I have been assisting foreign nationals in commercial investments in pursuit of U.S. permanent residency status (green card).  Additionally, I have been training and managing numerous realtors and mortgage officers on various projects.  I conduct my business transactions nationally and internationally through Coldwell Banker International, a worldwide real estate company.          

My prior experience involved consulting and marketing information technology (IT) to fortune 500.  I managed and delivered multi-million IT projects.  I  also trained, supported, and managed multi-enterprise platform project teams nationally and internationally including the design and architecture of data/network operating centers, telecommunications, platform conversions, and nationwide disaster recoveries.   

I received my BA and MBA in Business administration and Computer Technology from the California State University, San Bernardino.  While pursuing my education, I was working as a Teaching Assistant in addition to working as a computer analyst at the Department of Forestry, San Bernardino.  After graduate school, I worked as an adjunct faculty at the National and Chapman Universities teaching IT and business courses.  I was the lead contributor to both universities to develop new IT courses and certification programs for both undergraduate and graduate candidates.

My passion is in protecting the environment.  I am an active trouper as a volunteer guide to Irvine Ranch Conservancy (IRC), a non-profit, non-advocacy organization committed to protecting, restoring, enhancing the natural resources for the City of Irvine and Newport Beach biological and geological Landmarks, and by educating the public in various IRC outdoor activity programs such as native seed farm and plant nursery, harvesting, planting native seeds, fitness hiking, soil sculpting, and the Orange County Fire Watch.   

Education, Licenses, Certificates & Memberships

  • MBA, California State University, San Bernardino
  • California Licensed Real Estate Broker
  • California Licensed Mortgage Loan Originator
  • Certified Military Relocation Professional
  • Certified Property Management
  • Certified Social Media & Internet Technologies
  • Certified Short-Sale & Foreclosure Resource
  • Certified Broker Price Opinion Resource
  • Certified International Property Specialist
  • Member of Orange County FIBI
  • Member of National Association of Realtors
  • Member of California Association of Realtors
  • Member of Orange County Board of Realtors
  • Member of CCIM
  • Notary Public & Loan Signer
  • Volunteer at Irvine Ranch Conservancy

Awards And Designations

  • Licensed California Mortgage and Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS)
  • Licensed California Real Estate Broker License
  • Certified International Property Specialist
  • California Notary Public & Loan Signer
  • California Life Insurance
  • Certified Broker Price Opinion Resource (BPOR)
  • Certified Internet and Social Media (ePRO)
  • Certified Military Relocation Professional (MRP)
  • Certified Property Management (PMC)
  • Certified Short-Sale and Foreclosure Resource (SFR)

Areas of Expertise

  • Home Sellers  & Home Buyers
  • First-time & Luxury Home Buyers, Investors & Developers 
  • Relocation Nationwide
  • Multi-Family & Apartments
  • Free Home Evaluation: www.OCFreeHomeEvaluation.com

Personal Background

Prior to Coldwell Banker, I was at CRU Real Estate Group in Costa Mesa California for several years as one of the top prime real estate and mortgage advisors. I helped clients to procure and market residential and commercial properties, multi-family, apartments, office buildings, and vacant lands. I also coached and mentored agents in all aspects of real estate and financing. With my fourteen years of successful career in real estate and mortgage lending, and with my core competency in residential real estate, I can certainly help you achieve the following:

  • Market, Acquire, Lease Residential & Commercial Properties.
  • Housing Relocation Worldwide.
  • Manage Properties.
  • Staging Properties to Sell Quicker for a Top Dollar.
  • Help First-Time Home Buyers.
  • Help VA Home Buyers.

Memberships & Community Involvement

• Board member of Orange County Iranian American Chamber of Commerce (OCIACC)
• Member of Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA)
• Member of Asian Business Association of Orange County (ABAOC)
• Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County (FACCOC)
• Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (OCHCC)
• Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
• Asian Chinese CEO Society (ACCS)
• Irvine Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
• Relationship Building Network (RBN)
• Irvine Ranch Conservancy (IRC)
• Orange County Board of Realtors (OCAR)
• National Association of Realtors (NAR)
• California Association of Realtors (CAR)

Communities I Serve

My passion is in protecting the environment.  I am an active trouper as a volunteer guide to Irvine Ranch Conservancy (IRC), a non-profit, non-advocacy organization committed to protecting, restoring, enhancing the natural resources for the City of Irvine and Newport Beach biological and geological Landmarks, and by educating the public in various IRC outdoor activity programs such as native seed farm and plant nursery, harvesting, planting native seeds, fitness hiking, soil sculpting, and the Orange County Fire Watch.