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About Mario Berno & Thea Stayanovich

Our Client-First Philosophy

Mario Berno and Thea Stayanovich are two full time REALTORS® dedicated to their professions and their clients. Together they are a combination of experience, knowledge and youthful enthusiasm.

There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent real estate professional - integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills and a high-quality professional network, all of which are hallmarks of how we work.

That said, in our experience as Greater Trail real estate professionals, we have also found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting clients first. This means keeping ourselves accessible, being good listeners as well as good communicators, and responding quickly to your needs.


This "client first" philosophy has always been our approach and it requires us to continually improve our skills and ways of doing business. In addition, we have found that the latest technologies are enabling us to do everything we have always done, only much more quickly and efficiently. They've also helped us to extend the range of services we provide to our clients.

So when you decide that you'd like to buy or sell a home in the Trail, Rossland, Warfield, Montrose, Fruitvale, or Salmo areas, please contact us.


About Mario.....

Mario Berno, a Trail native, fluent in Italian started his real estate career in 1987 in the Vancouver’s Kitsilano/West Side area. He found his way back to the South Kootenay yearning his family and the distinct four seasons, notably the summer and winter where he followed his passion for snow skiing and water skiing.

He is a well rounded REALTOR® with loads of experience in all aspects of real estate including residential real estate and development projects, specifically the success of the adult Lifestyle community at Waneta Village and vacation resort property at Christina Lake.

A strong family man and community supporter Mario has been involved with such organizations and committees as the Colombo Lodge(Past President/Grand Marshal), the Lower Columbia Community Development Team, and Winter Games.Awards and Honors - RE/MAX Hall of Fame Member, 2012 Best of Business Real Estate Agent Platinum Award Winner (Kootenay Business Magazine), 2011 Best of Business Real Estate Agent Silver Award Winner (Kootenay Business Magazine), 2010 Best of Business Real Estate Agent Silver Award Winner (Kootenay Business Magazine), 2009 Best of Business Real Estate Agent Gold Award Winner (Kootenay Business Magazine), Kootenay Real Estate Board MLS GOLD Top 10% Winner 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008. 


Raised on Vancouver Island, she started her real estate career in 2008 in Williams Lake. She relocated to the beautiful Greater Trail area, for her love of family and the Kootenay lifestyle.


"This is a great community, filled with wonderful people and lots of opportunity. I am extremely knowledgable about the Greater Trail market and enjoy the excitement of finding people the perfect home. I take pride in my profession and am not a high-pressure salesperson. I love the satisfaction of knowing that clients have found exactly what they are looking for (at a great price) or have sold their home for a price they are happy with."

Thea has experience in not only residential real estate, but substantial knowledge in acreages and rural properties. Previous to her real estate career she attended Thompson Rivers University where she received her diploma in Applied Business Technology.

Thea is a community advocate, being involved in organizations such as the Trail and District Chamber of Commerce(Vice President), Home of Champions Society, Kootenay South Youth Soccer Association, and the Beaver Valley Nitehawks Hockey Club. "To be a community expert you need to be involved in your community." Awards and Honors - Kootenay Real Estate Board MLS GOLD Top 10% Winner 2012 and 2011, Nominee - Inspirational Women in Business (Kootenay Business Magazine).

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