Sylvia Mallarino Bras has almost three decades of professional and international experience. With leadership positions held in the finance, airline and real estate industries, her vast network and knowledge base offers her clients an unparalleled customer service experience.
As a REALTOR®, Sylvia has a very accomplished record. A 17-year resident of Atlanta's Morningside neighborhood, her specialty is the Intown neighborhoods, particularly Morningside, Virginia-Highland, Druid Hills, Ansley Park and LaVista Park. Sylvia is a Founding Member of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's Intown Office and reached top agent status numerous times at her former companies and is a Life Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club. She was also a Senior Marketing Consultant and on the Associate Leadership Council at her former brokerage companies.
Sylvia is fluent in Spanish and received her bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration from The University of Texas at Austin. She was born in Colombia, South America, and raised in New York, Florida and Texas. Sylvia was an airline executive (American Airlines and Delta Air Lines) for15 years, where she directed international route expansion. Sylvia has traveled extensively throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia.
Sylvia's husband, Dr. Bert Bras, is a faculty member of the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech and is a native of The Netherlands. Their son, Jackson Harris, attends high school at The Paideia School. Sylvia is a long-time board member of the Georgia Tech Faculty Women's Club, co-Chair of The Paideia School's Latino Parent Group, and member of The Paideia School's Green Team, as well as a member of Sacred Heart Church.
"Sylvia was my agent when I purchased a property last year. It was a foreclosure which posed some unique problems and she expertly navigated me through the process and calmed my home buyer's jitters with solid knowledge and research. I hadn't purchased a home in many years and she was very reassuring and encouraged me every step of the way. She understood my requirements and found properties that met that criteria so we didn't waste valuable time in the search. I would strongly recommend Sylvia to anyone who wants a highly professional and knowledgeable agent." B. Lindquist
"Sylvia first helped me 8 years ago by finding me a house in Brookhaven. Recently she helped me buy a condo in Buckhead. She is a knowledgeable real estate agent who knows Atlanta's neighborhoods well. She is timely in her communication and in responding to phone calls and emails. I will continue to use her as my agent and highly recommend her to anyone." R. Gunter "Sylvia Mallarino Bras had our Decatur home under contract above the asking price within four days of listing it. She even had a back-up contract in place, just in case. Thankfully we did not need the back-up and our home closed within 5 weeks of the listing. We can't say enough good things about Sylvia. She is a highly professional and experienced expert who knows the market and has the technological savvy and negotiating skills to maximize the return on your home. She is also a friend who will be with you beyond the closing. We highly and wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone buying or selling real estate in the metro Atlanta area." Cathy Cox & Mark Dehler
"Sylvia helped us buy a home in Decatur in 2010. We relocated here from Oakland, CA with no prior knowledge of Atlanta. We initially started our search by searching through a multitude of listings online and quickly found ourselves overwhelmed by the number of attractive homes on the market within our price range (not doubt it's a buyers market these days). In fact, we initially worked with another agent during a trip to Atlanta and became exhausted after 4 full days of house shopping, visiting over 20 houses that appeared to meet our needs on paper, but feel woefully short in person. When we began working with Sylvia, it was clear that she listened closely to our needs and brought an expert eye to the search, immediately helping us to whittle down the vast array of selections to houses that truly met our needs (both on paper and in person). Because of her excellent listening and neighborhood expertise, we found not 1, but 2 beautiful homes to choose from within just 2 days of house-hunting in Atlanta. I cannot recommend Sylvia more highly." C. Genzale
"Sylvia helped me buy my first home. She did a lot of hand holding and at the same time is professional and has the knowledge and expertise to make sure you are getting what you need in a home. She gets to know you as the client and is not just interested in selling you a house, but finding a home you are going to be happy in. I have recommended her to several people who have also been very pleased with her expertise. In this market when things aren't pretty for any one trying to sell. She is capable of helping you sell your home. It was not an necessity for me, but she is also bilingual being fluent in spanish. You will not only get a home or sell a home you will get a friend." B. Franklin Dundee
"We were happy to have Sylvia as our agent. From the beginning to the very end, she is very professional in her service. She is enthusiastic, knowledgeable and highly experienced. We would strongly recommend our friends and colleagues to choose her for their next move!" S.C. Deo
"We used Sylvia as our agent when we moved from Virginia to Atlanta. Having a real estate background myself, I must admit that I am a non-nonsense, hard client to please. We were extremely satisfied with Sylvia's knowledge, professionalism and expertise. Sylvia is well-spoken, an active listener and professional. She assessed our needs, helped us narrow down the myriad of home choices, and showed us only the homes that met our particular needs. Since we were out of state, Sylvia took care of all the details. We were also able to close on our home from out of state with no glitches. We highly recommend Sylvia Mallarino." M. Leamy