Our Team

Darcy Bento is the Founder and Broker of the Bento Real Estate Group, Inc.  She has over 15 years experience in the Real Estate Industry with over $80 million dollars in sales.  With a background in the finance industry and as a graduate of West Virginia University majoring in Finance, Darcy knows the value and importance of your dollar. As a broker and agent working for her clients, Darcy is committed to being responsive to their needs.  She is up to date on the latest market trends and has strong negotiation skills to get the best deal done for her clients. Through established relationships Darcy assists her clients to save money not only on the house sale but on resources she provides to them along the way.   Darcy lives her company motto of "Your Life Long Real Estate Partner" ensuring a smooth transaction from entire process from beginning to end and beyond.

Melissa Michener is a licensed real estate agent with Bento Real Estate Group. Melissa attended Johnson & Wales University in Providence and graduated with a degree in Finance Management. She spent much of her career working as a Senior Financial Analyst for large government subcontractors, managing the financials for multi-million dollar Department of Defense contracts. After 20 years in this field, Melissa decided it was time to follow her passion for real estate and begin her new career as a licensed agent. She will use the negotiating and finance skills she honed in her previous career to help her clients get the best outcome on their purchase or sale. Melissa is fluent in Portuguese and grew up in Southeastern Massachusetts. She currently lives in Assonet with her two young sons and pet chihuahua, Lexi.


Michael DeGroen
Michael DeGroen is a licensed real estate agent with Bento Real Estate Group.  Originally from Sydney, Australia, Michael has made his home in the US. He has over 20 years of sales and negotiation experience. He maintains up to date knowledge of both retail and commercial aspects of the real estate market. Michael's goal is to seek the maximum value in every deal.  Michael has a degree from Macquarie University, Australia. He is involved in the local community and is a proud serving member of the US Coast Guard Reserve.

Stacey Costa
tacey Costa is a licensed real estate agent with Bento Real Estate Group. Stacey grew up in Southeastern Massachusetts and received her Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. She has been employed as an Engineering Project Manager, with an emphasis on customer service, for the past seventeen years. After years of assisting family and friends find and renovate homes, she decided to obtain her real estate license. In her free time Stacey loves to run, play golf, relax at the beach and decorate homes.



Amelia Backlund - A plan without action is a daydream, but a well- actioned plan can make dreams come true. For Amelia Backlund. Amelia joined Bento Realty Group from NextGen Realty, where she performed as a high-valued and dedicated producer known for delivering first-class results to her clients. Amelia's uncanny ability to excite and engage prospects while boasting an impressive brand founded upon trust and commitment has continuously won her clients over. As a licensed agent with nearly a decade of industry experience, one of Amelia's greatest joys is guiding families through the home buying and selling process. She loves finding the perfect homes for families.

Melanie Jiang is a licensed real estate agent with Bento Real Estate Group.  Melanie graduated with a bachelor degree in accounting from Simmons College in Boston.  She has worked as senior accountant and manager for few non profit organizations in Boston for over 10 years before she resigned to join my family business in the South Coast.  After dissatisfaction on multiple house purchases and sale for self and family, she decided to get the real estate license.  Melanie wants to utilize her finance background and foreign language skill to help family and friends with their real estate needs.  Her commitment is to ensure clients are completely satisfied and comfortable with the biggest investment decision in their life.  Melanie speaks both Chinese Mandarine and Cantonese.

ento Real Estate Group

Buying or selling a home in Boston Real Estate or South Coast Real Estate is an exciting and complex adventure. It can also be time consuming and costly if you don't have all the best information and resources at hand. At the Bento Real Estate Group we are dedicated towards saving you time and money when buying or selling a home in Boston or the South Coast areas.

It is important to have a helpful and educated advocate to guide you through this maze. At the Bento Real Estate Group, are experienced agents are educated in all areas of real estate and committed to a great outcome.

Our reputation is built on:

  • Integrity - you can rely on our advice.
  • Customer Care- you can count on our guidance, resources, and expert negotiating skills.
  • Results - We achieve superior results in every situation

We stand by our work and you will be satisfied with our efforts.