About Brian Gubernick
Personal Experience Counts
Brian Gubernick's first real estate transaction was so successful he resigned his Financial Analyst position with Honeywell and never looked back. Like many others, he began to buy, remodel and sell homes. At one point he was overextended and found himself upside down in a mortgage, owing more than the property was worth. On a long shot, he called a banker. Within 72 hours his loan was reduced by $10,000.
The experience of reworking that loan was Brian's first entry in the world of the short sale. When the current real estate recession hit, Brian, who became a licensed Realtor® in 2006, had already acquired an expertise in this high-profile aspect of the industry.
How Homehelper Consultants Was Created
Brian then partnered with real estate agent Ryan Zeleznak, a national top-producer at Keller Williams, to form Homehelper Consultants (HhC). HhC operates under Keller Williams Arizona Realty and offers listing and Realtor® partnership services.
At the time, the majority of homeowners he helped had a topsy-turvy mortgage. He thought short sales would be just one service he would offer, but economics dictated another path. By 2008 he was educating other real estate agents on the short sale process.
"My expertise is negotiating with mortgage lenders," Brian says. "I want to get on the phone with the bank." Ninety percent of the loans he negotiates get approved. "I prepare with a strategy and the right arguments."
Knowledge is king in the real estate business, and HhC Team members have really studied the craft. Brian continues to keep up with foreclosure laws and anti-deficiency statues so he can talk from a position of strength and ease with lenders and attorneys. That's how HhC keeps their clients protected.
Team Lead Brian Gubernick is now the top-producing agent at Keller Williams Arizona Realty, and in the top 10 most productive in the Southwest Region. His office has nearly 200 transactions in some phase of the short sale process at any given time.
Gubernick graduated from the University of San Diego, and has hired a handful of graduates of his Alma Mater, Horizon High School including lead negotiator Danny Schilling. When he and wife Ellie married, the couple started an academic and athletic scholarship fund at the high school in lieu of wedding gifts.
Attitude is Everything
"I am a very firm believer that attitude is everything," Brian says. "I love coming to work. I love working with lenders. I love knowing we've saved hundreds of people from foreclosure. No matter what you do in life, you need to do it right, and do it big."