Ben Nicolas

Licensed Real Estate Broker/Realtor

Working in Los Angeles, California

Ben Nicolas, Los Angeles Real Estate Services

Ben Nicolas, Los Angeles Real Estate Services

About Me

Growing up in a military family, Ben lived in many states and countries before settling down in Southern California. Upon earning a degree in Economics from UCLA in 2001, he joined a family-owned real estate business as a salesperson. He went on to co-found IET Real Estate in 2008 and the rest is history. Ben’s approach to both work and life are marked by a solid work ethic, accountability, and professionalism. When he isn’t working with clients, he enjoys spending time with family, reading, coaching youth basketball, practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and pretty much anything related to maintaining & improving mental & physical fitness.

Certifications & Licenses:


Ben is licensed by the California Department of Real Estate and the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System. Since 2008 has been the Broker of Record for both IET Real Estate and IET Capital. He has closed over 1000 real estate and loan transactions as a salesperson/loan officer/broker/wholesale rep, and 40+ transactions as a principal. His expertise includes: Compliance, Trust Fund Handling, DRE & NMLS Licensing Issues, Best Practices for Liability and Risk Mitigation. He also has significant experience in purchasing, selling, financing, renovating & managing long-term and short-term rentals.



Real Estate

  • Broker

  • Agent

  • Investor


  • Broker

  • Loan Officer

  • Wholesale Rep

Property Manager

  • Single- & Multi-Family Units

  • Short-term Vacation Rentals


  • Film Production Site Rentals

  • Anaheim Belle Porte HOA President (2006 -2013)

  • Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA)

  • City of Los Angeles Rent Control & Evictions

  • Section 8 in both the City and County of Los Angeles


Realtor Association Member:

  • Inglewood

  • LA Southwest

  • Pacific West

  • Downey

  • CAR

  • NAR


Real Estate Investment


B.A. Economics
University of California, Los Angeles
Fall 1997 to Winter 2001


Los Angeles Neighborhoods Served:

Hyde Park | View Park | Windsor Hills | Leimert Park | Baldwin Hills | Crenshaw | West Adams | Jefferson Park | Exposition Park | West Adams | University Park | Vermont Square | Vermont Slauson | Harvard Park | Chesterfield Square | Manchester Square | Vermont Knolls | Gramercy Park | Westmont | Athens | Vermont Vista | Mid-City | Arlington Heights | Harvard Heights | Pico-Union | Westlake | Macarthur Park | Windsor Square | Hancock Park | Mid-Wilshire | Carthay | Picfair Village | Beverly Grove | Fairfax | East Hollywood | Virgil Village Larchmont | Silver Lake | Echo Park | Highland Park | Koreatown | Atwater Village | Angelino Heights | Frogtown | Glendale | Adams Hill | Glassell Park | Cypress Park | Montecito Heights | Mount Washington | Eagle Rock | Los Feliz | Filipinotown


Skills & Languages


Facebook Marketing

Email Marketing

Database Marketing

Pay-Per-Click Campaign Management (PPC)

Google Adwords



Conversational Danish





References Available Upon Request


Client Testimonials

Amazingly great!! I was given answers to all and any questions I had. Ben kept me in the loop through the whole process. He walked me through every aspect of the transaction, I knew what to expect each day of the sale and what to expect from escrow. Even when there was minor setbacks the process was smooth.
— Gutierrez Family
As a first time home buyer, I could not have started off on a better note then by choosing Ben as my agent. Ben is very knowledgeable in the real estate field, which provided a very smooth transaction for me. Ben spent countless hours helping me obtain my first home, aiding me in every step along the way. I am very greatful for services.
— Zillow User mavewrx ( 10/27/2017)
Ben is an excellent realtor, he listened to my situation and needs and adapted the search and service to what I needed. Not only is he knowledgeable and experienced, he also cares about his clients and clearly holds a standard of excellence for himself and his team. I would use Ben again in an instant.
— Zillow User user4189144 (07/27/2017)
Interview with Mr. Swayne a buyer who purchased a property in Torrance, CA with IET Real Estate agent Ben Nicolas

Video Testimonial from a client of IET Real Estate who has just successfully completed a purchase transaction with the brokerage


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