Sue Melhorn Joins Bean Group’s Dover, NH Real Estate Team

Sue MelhornDover, NH – Bean Group (www.BeanGroup.com), one of the fastest growing real estate companies in New England, is pleased to announce that Sue Melhorn has joined the company’s Dover, NH real estate team. A Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Ms. Melhorn has more than 16 years of professional experience in real estate sales and negotiation.

Prior to joining Bean Group, Ms. Melhorn was a Realtor with Re/Max where she focused on supporting the needs of homebuyers and sellers in the communities of Dover, Barrington, Portsmouth and Rochester, NH.

A lifelong resident of New Hampshire, Ms. Melhorn is a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University where she holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Management. If you would like to learn more about Sue, please visit her bio page on www.BeanGroup.com.

Melissa Courtney Joins Bean Group’s Amherst, NH Real Estate Team

Melissa Courtney_200x250Amherst, NH – Bean Group (www.BeanGroup.com) announced today that Melissa Courtney has joined the company’s Amherst, NH real estate office as a sales agent.

An 8-year real estate veteran, Ms. Courtney is an active member of the Greater Manchester Nashua Board of Realtors (GMNBR), National Association of Realtors (NAR), New Hampshire Association of Realtors (NHAR) and the Northern New England Real Estate Network (NNEREN).

Prior to joining Bean Group, Mrs. Courtney worked for Virtual Homes where she focused on helping homebuyers and sellers in the Merrimack, Nashua, Amherst, Bedford and Manchester, MA communities.

In her spare time, Melissa enjoys hiking, golf, playing guitar, traveling and spending time with her husband and two sons. If you would like to contact Melissa please visit her bio page on www.BeanGroup.com.

Paul Benson Jr. Joins Bean Group’s Stratton, VT Real Estate Team

Paul Benson_200x250Stratton, VT – Bean Group (www.BeanGroup.com) one of the fastest growing real estate companies in New England, announced today that Paul Benson Jr. has joined the company’s Stratton, VT real estate team.

A native of the Green Mountain state, and a veteran of the U.S. Military, Mr. Benson has more than a decade of supporting the needs of homebuyers and sellers in central and southern Vermont.

Prior to joining Bean Group, Mr. Benson served as the Principal Broker of Century 21 Scott Realty in Springfield, and as an Associate Broker at Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s International Realty.

To learn more about Paul, please visit his bio page on www.BeanGroup.com.

Barbara Wales Joins Bean Group

Barbara WalesWinchester, MA – Bean Group announced today that Barbara Wales has joined the company’s Winchester, MA real estate team as a sales agent.

A 12-year real estate veteran, Ms. Wales is a top-producing agent who prides herself on combining her knowledge of the local real estate market with cutting-edge technology to ensure that her clients get the attention they deserve.

Prior to joining Bean Group, Mrs. Wales worked for William Raveis Realty where she was responsible for more than more than $29 million in residential real estate transactions over her 6 year tenure.

In addition to being a professional Realtor, Barbara serves as clerk for the Newtonville Historic District Commission, is a member of the Crystal Lake Executive Board and volunteers as a spokesperson for the Hayden Synchronized Skating Teams in Lexington, Massachusetts.

To learn more about Barbara please visit her online bio on www.BeanGroup.com.

Bean Group Welcomes Suzanne Garvey to Stratton, Vermont Real Estate Office

Bean Group Welcomes Suzanne Garvey to Stratton, VT Real Estate Office
Bean Group Welcomes Suzanne Garvey to Stratton, VT Real Estate Office

Stratton, VT – Bean Group announced today that Suzanne Garvey has joined the company’s Stratton, VT real estate sales team.

A 30 year veteran in the residential real estate business, Ms. Garvey brings a comprehensive understanding of the residential housing market and has a proven track record of representing the needs of both homebuyers and sellers in the Okemo Valley area.

Prior to joining Bean Group, Suzanne served as the managing broker at Vermont Properties and Development Inc.

During her 14-year tenure she was instrumental in growing the company from a start up to one of the leading real estate firms in the region.

In addition to managing her role at Vermont Properties and Development Inc., Suzanne has served as a Director, Vice President and President of her local real estate board, Crown Point Board of Realtors (CPBR) over the last seven years.

Named Realtor of the Year in 2011 by CPBR, Suzanne maintains her competitive edge by attending regular local, state and national Realtor conferences and building upon her list of accreditations that already include Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), Certified Residential Specialist (CSR) and Graduate, Realtor® Institute (GRI).

Walter D. Medley III Joins Nashua Real Estate Firm, Bean Group

Walter D. Medley III Joins Bean GroupWalter D. Medley III has joined Bean Group’s Nashua real estate team as a sales agent. Richard Burbine, President of Bean Group, made the announcement that Mr. Medley joined the company today.

A seven-year real estate industry veteran, Mr. Medley brings to Bean Group a comprehensive understanding of the Hillsborough County residential housing market, and a proven track record of representing the needs of both homebuyers and sellers throughout New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts.

“We’re fortunate to have Walter join us,” said Richard Burbine. “As a growing company, we’re focused on attracting the best people to serve the needs of our clients and Walter is a welcomed addition to our constantly growing team of talented Realtors.”

Prior to joining Bean Group, Mr. Medley was an agent with RE/MAX Synergy in Bedford, NH where he was responsible for managing more than $4M in real estate sales transactions annually.

“I look forward to providing my experience and local knowledge to help Bean Group expand its presence in New Hampshire,” Medley added. “I’ve watched the company grow over the years and I’m excited to be associated with an organization that embraces its people and supports their personal development.”

To learn more about Walter, please visit his profile page on www.BeanGroup.com

Bean Group’s Impressive Growth in New Hampshire Continues

Real Estate Firm Tops Market and Competition with a 30.8% Increase in Sales Volume

BG_UnmatchedGrowth_May2013_BlogAccording to the Northern New England Real Estate Network (NNEREN), a multiple listing service (MLS) for New Hampshire and Vermont, Bean Group continues to post impressive growth through June 2013.

Based on NNEREN’s sales volume numbers from January 1, 2013 through July 1, 2013 as compared to the same period in 2012, Bean Group has experienced a 30.8% increase in real estate sales volume and is currently outperforming the regional market and its top competitors.

“There are many encouraging signs that the real estate market will continue on it’s track to  full recovery. Overall, New Hampshire’s 2013 sales volume is approximately 11% over 2012. Once again, our sales associates and support team have done an extraordinary job in attaining a 30.8% sales volume increase,” explained Bean Group President, Richard Burbine.

Since 2003, Bean Group has experienced consecutive year-over-year growth and recently earned a spot on the REAL Trends 500 list of top producing residential real estate firms in America for the fifth consecutive year.

To learn more about Bean Group visit us at www.BeanGroup.com or connect with us on our Facebook or Twitter pages.

Bean Group Announces Exclusive Sponsorship of Operation: Thank You! Event

10th Annual Operation: Thank You! Event Honors Our Military

_FINAL_10OTY_LOGOBean Group, one of the fastest growing real estate firms in New England, announced today that it has signed on to be the exclusive real estate sponsor of the The Meat House’s 10th Annual Operation: Thank You! event on Sunday, July 21 at the Redhook Brewery in Portsmouth, NH.

As the largest military appreciation event in New England the one day festival serves as a benefit for the Chaplains Emergency Relief Fund (CERF), an organization that provides quick financial help for military members and their families during times of financial hardship and unforeseeable events.

“We look forward to showing our appreciation to our military personnel and their families while supporting a great cause,” said Richard Burbine, President of Bean Group.

Hosted by Greg Kretschmar for WHEB/WGIR’s “Greg and the Morning Buzz” morning show  this year’s event is expected to attract between 3,000 to 5,000 attendees and will feature live musical performances, kids’ activities, a BMX stunt show and a catered barbecue.

“Giving back to the military remains core to our brand philosophy,” said Cary Tober, Executive Director of Sales and Marketing for The Meat House. “We are honored to have Bean Group support our Operation: Thank You! event and help us continue the commitment we made 10 years ago.”

Bean Group’s Impressive Growth Continues in 2013

Real Estate Firm Tops Market and Competition with a 23.6% Increase in Sales Volume

According to the Northern New England Real Estate Network (NNEREN), a multiple listing service (MLS) for New Hampshire and BG_UnmatchedGrowth_May2013_BlogVermont, Bean Group continues to post impressive growth through April 2013.

Based on NNEREN’s sales volume numbers from January 1, 2013 through April 30, 2013 as compared to the same period in 2012, Bean Group has experienced a 23.6% increase in real estate sales volume and is currently outperforming the regional market and its top competitors.

“The real estate market has shaken off its doldrums of the past several years and is heading towards sustainable growth,” explained Bean Group President, Richard Burbine.

“Growth in the real estate sector is always good news for the overall economy. I’m extremely proud of our entire sales team and support staff whose efforts have enabled Bean Group to not only outperform our competition but to outperform the overall marketplace as well.”

Since 2003, Bean Group has experienced consecutive year-over-year growth and recently earned a spot on the REAL Trends 500 list of top producing residential real estate firms in America for the fifth consecutive year.

To learn more about Bean Group visit us at www.BeanGroup.com or connect with us on our Facebook or Twitter pages.

Bean Group Ranks as one of the most successful Real Estate Companies in America

Portsmouth, NH – May 7, 2013 Bean Group, one of the fastest growing real estate companies in New England has been named to thecrystal banners_10 REAL Trends 500, a compilation of the 500 largest real estate brokerage firms in the United States for the fifth consecutive year.

Conducted annually by REAL Trends, Inc., a leading source of analysis and information on the residential brokerage and housing industry, the research report evaluates the most successful real estate companies in the country on two key performance indicators; closed transactions sides and closed sales volume.

Bean Group was named on both the closed transaction side and closed sales volume reports ranking at the 257 and 275 spots, respectively.

“The Real Trends 500 is the real estate brokerage industry’s equivalent to the Fortune 500.” explained Michael Bean, CEO of Bean Group. “To be featured on this list for the fifth consecutive year is a testament to the on-going investment we make in our proprietary marketing and technology platforms, our Realtors and our customers.”

In addition to be named on the 2013 Real Trends 500, Bean Group was featured on the Inc. 500|5000 List of the fastest growing companies in the United States for the past two years.