Bean Group Supports Military Personnel through Real Estate Rebate Program

Bean Group, one of the fastest growing real estate firms in New England and a proud member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the MOMlogo_whiteWorld (LeadingRE), is now providing financial incentives to military personnel buying or selling a home.

As a partner of LeadingRE’s Military on the Move™ program, Bean Group is offering qualified active duty, retired, and wounded service members a cash rebate based on the actual sales price of the home, or credit at closing, in states where allowed by law.

“We’re honored to support our servicemen and women through the Military on the Move program, and look forward to providing them with the attention and support they deserve.” said Michael Bean, CEO of Bean Group.

With more than 300 Realtors and 15 office locations throughout Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, Bean Group currently serves the following military bases through the Military on the Move program:

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
Hanscom Air Force Base
Natick Soldier Systems Command
Cape Cod Air Force Base
Cape Cod Air Station

To learn more about Bean Group, or the Military on the Move program contact Sharon Campbell, Director of Relocation at 800.450.7784 ext. 7377 or relocation@beangroup.com.

Bean Group Acquires Virtual Homes

We are pleased to announce that Bean Group has acquired Virtual Homes Real Estate, a leading brokerage firm headquartered in Amherst, New Hampshire.

Virtual Homes Real Estate is an innovative company that evolved from a merger between former RE/MAX franchises and a leading Internet marketing company. For 20 years Virtual Homes operated as RE/MAX Country Properties in NH, and for 5 years as RE/MAX Innovations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. In mid-2009 the company changed it’s name to Virtual Homes Real Estate.

This acquisition brings two complimentary cultures and philosophies together. As part of the acquisition we are welcoming 33 exceptional REALTORS from Virtual Homes to Bean Group. The new office in Amherst, NH, located across from the Amherst Country Club at 55 Ponemah Hill Road is Bean Group’s tenth New Hampshire office location.

Real Estate Marketing Network

Virtual Homes clients have long enjoyed a phenomenal marketing network supported by literally hundreds of websites throughout New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine and Vermont. With this acquisition, the Virtual Homes internet marketing platform will be fully integrated into Bean Group’s existing network, immediately providing expanded market coverage and Internet presence throughout the Company’s footprint.

Fred Doleac Joins Bean Group as our Director of Online Marketing

Fred Doleac, Founder of Virtual Homes, has joined Bean Group’s Management Team as Director of Online Marketing and will be focused on ensuring that Bean Group’s Internet marketing network comprised of nearly one thousand location specific real estate sites is unrivaled in all of New England.

We are thrilled to welcome the Virtual Home team to the Bean Group family!

Bean Group Named to Real Trends 500 Largest Brokers List for the Third Consecutive Year

Portsmouth, NH April 6, 2011For the third consecutive year Bean Group has been named to the Real Trends annual compilation of the 500 Largest Brokers in the United States.

Bean Group was named to the 2011 Real Trends 500 largest brokers in the US, ranked both by closed transactions and by closed sales volume.

The REAL Trends 500 is an annual research report which identifies the United States’ largest and most successful residential firms as ranked by closed transaction sides and separately by closed sales volume. This report represents the most trusted standard of measuring the performance of the nation’s leading realty service firms.

“The Real Trends 500 is the real estate brokerage industry’s equivalent to the Fortune 500.” said Michael Bean, President and CEO of Bean Group.” Bean continues “Our substantial investment in our proprietary marketing and technology platforms as well as our continued expansion of our footprint in New England have all contributed to our positive year over year growth.”

About Bean Group

Bean Group (www.beangroup.com) is a leading independent real estate brokerage with offices in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire & Vermont. With eleven offices and hundreds of professional real estate agents, Bean Group provides exceptional customer service and a distinct marketing and technology advantage to real estate buyers and sellers in New England.

Bean Group CEO Addresses Global Real Estate and Relocation Conference in Las Vegas, NV

LAS VEGAS, NV — Michael Bean, CEO, Bean Group was a speaker at the 2011 Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) conference March 8-10, at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Nevada. Despite the economy, attendance at the annual event outpaced last year’s conference, with 800 top real estate brokers, managers, relocation professionals, sponsors and guests attending from the U.S. and eight countries around the world. Participating brokerages represented a significant share of the U.S. real estate market, with annual sales production of over $250 billion. The event’s sponsors included Grand Sponsor HGTV’s FrontDoor.com.

The week-long series of four conferences in one boasted a noteworthy line-up of over 150 speakers from within the real estate industry and beyond, who addressed a broad range of topics relating to real estate management, technology, marketing and business development. Keynote presentations included former White House Director of Economic Policy Todd Bucholz; Scott Belsky, one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People; real estate coach and generational expert Jared James; Michael Tchong, founder and trend analyst of Ubercool, Inc.; Brian Solis, best-selling author of Engage; Alex Charfen, CEO of The Distressed Property Institute; REAL Trends Editor Steve Murray; and Brian Boero of 1000watt Consulting. Also featured were Michael Staver, chief learning officer of Institute 2.0, LeadingRE’s new online learning community, and Institute faculty members Steve Harney and Matthew Ferrara, all leading business coaches and consultants.

“We applied our 2011 conference theme of ‘Engage. Innovate. Lead’ quite literally to develop a program that inspires our members to compete at a higher level, create better ways to connect with consumers, and generally raise the bar in the real estate industry,” notes Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® President/CEO Pam O’Connor. “Ongoing shifts in the housing market, technology and the way people communicate make it essential for real estate professionals to continuously build their competence. This annual showcase event brings together the best minds in the business to do just that.”

Bean presented information at a panel session entitled “FutureTense: Why Hyper-Local Marketing?

Bean is the founder and CEO of Bean Group. He has served as President of the Seacoast Board of REALTORS® and President of NNEREN MLS. He was named 2007 REALTOR® of the Year by the Seacoast Board of REALTORS®.

Bean Group is the local representative of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, the largest network of over 600 premier locally-branded firms producing almost $250 billion in annual home sales. LeadingRE provides a broad range of brokerage services to its affiliates, including lead generation, branding support, luxury marketing, Web exposure and technology systems, and state of the art learning and credentialing.

For more information on Bean Group, visit beangroup.com or call 603.766.1980.

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About Bean Group

Bean Group (www.beangroup.com) is a leading independent real estate brokerage with offices in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire & Vermont. Bean Group has been named to the prestigious Real Trends 500 Largest Brokers in the United States. The Real Trends 500 annually identifies the 500 largest real estate brokerages in the US ranked by closed transactions and closed sales volume.

About Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (www.LeadingRE.com) is the largest network of top independent local and regional brand-name brokerage firms in the residential sector of real estate. The 600 firms affiliated with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® are represented by 5,000 offices and 150,000 associates in more than 30 countries worldwide. The organization’s leadership is demonstrated by the fact that its affiliates comprise six of the top 10 real estate companies in the country. Collectively, LeadingRE affiliates produced nearly 1 million home sales valued at $250 billion in the U.S. in 2009. In addition, LeadingRE affiliates hold the Number One position in terms of sales or volume in more of the top markets than any other organization.

Text BEAN to 59559 for price and details on any property in MA, NH & VT!

Have you ever passed a home for sale and wondered about the price and other details? If so, Bean Group just launched a new way for mobile phone users to get rich property details of ANY HOME for sale by simply texting the word BEAN to 59559.

Bean Group’s new service leverages the latest technology of a mobile phone to get info on any property for sale in NH, VT and MA.  No matter where you are you can get immediate specifics on those properties that catch your eye – without having to speak with a salesperson! All you need to do is text BEAN to 59559.

 
Text BEAN to 59559 for information on any real estate listing in MA, NH & VT.

Give it a try any time, anywhere in Massachusetts, New Hampshire or Vermont!

Bean Group expands offerings to the Massachusetts Real Estate Market


Bean Group now in Massachusetts Real Estate market
Portsmouth, NH September 1, 2010 – Bean Group announced today that it has successfully launched its core residential brokerage services into the Massachusetts real estate market, thereby increasing the number of listings available on Bean Group’s flagship website by over 50,000.

“The Real Estate Market in the Northeast continues to stabilize and shows many signs of positive growth in the years to come,” said Michael Bean, President and CEO of Bean Group. The Massachusetts launch follows a recent and successful expansion into the Maine and Vermont real estate markets after a 7 year period where the Bean Group grew to be the largest independent real estate firm in New Hampshire.

Studies show that 90% of customers start their home search online, so Bean Group’s powerful and intuitive award winning website, www.beangroup.com, should make quick inroads with home shoppers in Massachusetts.

“In a market where many real estate brokerages continue to reduce services to customers and agents, Bean Group continues to expand its coverage and services. Bean Group continues to be the destination of choice for real estate professionals looking to expand their career trajectory.

 

For the second consecutive year Bean Group has been named to the Real Trends List of the 500 Largest Brokers in the Country.

For the second consecutive year Bean Group has been named to the Real Trends 500 Largest Brokers in the United States.

The Real Trends 500 annually identifies the 500 largest real estate brokerages in the US.  Bean Group was named to the 2010 Real Trends 500 largest firms, ranked both by closed transactions and by closed sales volume.

This is a wonderful milestone for Bean Group to achieve, particularly given the fact that we reached this in our 6th year in business. Our business model, which is unique within the real estate brokerage industry, is ideally suited to today’s real estate environment.

Since founding the company in December 2003 Bean Group has grown to eight offices with more than 225 agents and employees, and we are recognized as the largest independent brokerage in New Hampshire. It is worthwhile to note that much of the growth of the company has occurred during the challenging real estate market of the last two years.

We have a wonderful team of talented agents and employees, a great business model, and an incredibly useful, one stop real estate website that puts our sellers right in front of today’s buyer. We look forward to continued expansion and success throughout New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont.

Thank you again this year to our customers, agents and employees for contributing to our growth.

Bean Group Invited Into Exclusive Luxury Real Estate Network

luxury_member2Luxury Real Estate is pleased to announce the inclusion of Bean Group in its prestigious network of fine high-end estate brokers and firms. Participation is strictly invitation-only by CEO/Publisher John Brian Losh. Bean Group was selected to represent New Hampshire at the invitation of Losh. Mr. Losh extends membership invitations to brokers and firms throughout the world who consistently demonstrate expertise in the marketing of luxury properties. Currently, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate includes more than 1,400 members with properties in 108 countries and nearly every state in the U.S.

“Among the ever-increasing number of real estate brokerages Bean Group stands out as exceptional, consistently practicing the highest level of personal and ethical service particularly in the complex area of marketing luxury properties,” Mr. Losh said. “I am confident that doing business with Bean Group will be a delightful and rewarding experience.”

This exclusive group’s properties can be viewed on the network’s award-winning Web site LuxuryRealEstate.com, the most-viewed real estate Web site expressly dedicated to luxury properties. The site features more than 50,000 of the world’s finest for-sale listings with an average price of more than $2 million. According to the Web information service Alexa, LuxuryRealEstate.com receives more than 55 million hits per month, more than any other luxury-property site on the Internet. In Ultimate Homes’ 2008 issue, the network represented more than twice the number of top 1,000 most-expensive properties in the country than any other network.

The 2009 edition of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate’s annual membership directory is available by calling Bean Group or writing to: Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, 2110 Western Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98121.

Bean Group is a NH-based real estate firm with 7 offices in Portsmouth, Bedford, Derry, Nashua, Meredith and Wolfeboro, NH and in Woodstock, VT. This fast-growing company was recently named to the 2009 Real Trends 500, a list of the top 500 largest real estate firms nationwide. Since 2003 Bean Group has grown to more than 140 real estate agents.