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Elizabeth Bonin Joins Bean Group as Growth Marketing Manager

Elizabeth Bonin Joins Bean Group as Growth Marketing Manager

We are pleased to announce that Elizabeth Bonin has joined Bean Group as Growth Marketing Manager. Elizabeth’s background includes more than seven years of experience in marketing and communications, with specific skills in online demand generation, digital marketing strategy and automation, and a bachelor’s degree in Communication and Digital Media. Working from our Portsmouth office, Elizabeth is excited to bring her skill set to the Bean Group team.

Outside of the office, Elizabeth can be found traveling or enjoying the great outdoors. Her favorite pastimes are flying, hiking, boating, snowboarding, and snowmobiling.

Welcome, Elizabeth!

July 10, 2019

Announcing Bean Group’s Top Agent Performers for Q2 2019

Announcing Bean Group’s Top Agent Performers for Q2 2019

We are pleased to announce Bean Group’s top performers for the second quarter of 2019! The agents and teams listed below are the top performers in the following categories:

  • Top 15 by Transactions
  • Top 15 by Sales Volume
  • Top 5 by State (Transactions)

Congratulations to all of our top performers for Q2 2019! Well done!

  1. Sue Meservier (65)
  2. Janna Syrene (34)
  3. Keith Nicely (21)
  4. Erickson Croteau Team (20)
  5.  David Marsden (18)
  6.  Matthew Cabana (18)
  7.  April Cohen (17)
  8.  Jan Wickens (17)
  9.  Kenny Jacques (16)
  10.  Jody Hammond (16)
  11.  Jamieson Duston (15)
  12.  Sadie Halliday (15)
  13.  Barry Warhola (14)
  14.  Heidi Young (14)
  15.  Lee Ann Parks (14)
  1. Sue Meservier ($10,954,125)
  2. Janna Syrene ($8,682,350)
  3. Joe Leddy ($7,922,500)
  4. Jamieson Duston ($6,921,830)
  5. David Marsden ($6,760,700)
  6. Marianna Vis ($6,707,620)
  7. Brad Boisvert ($6,146,686)
  8. Donna Goodspeed ($5,608,550)
  9. Keith Nicely ($5,409,750)
  10. April Cohen ($5,329,150)
  11. Erickson Croteau Team ($5,246,062)
  12. David Christensen ($4,987,164)
  13. Matthew Cabana ($4,979,400)
  14. Jeff Levine ($4,951,800)
  15. Kathy Corson ($4,665,800)
  1. Matthew Cabana
  2. Jamieson Duston
  3. Sadie Halliday
  4. Barry Warhola
  5. Colin Murdough
  1. Sue Meservier
  2. Janna Syrene 
  3. Keith Nicely
  4. Erickson Croteau Team
  5. David Marsden
  1. Susanne Newman
  2. Robin Moore
  3. Vasia Kalaras
  4. Joanne Hamel
  5. Marie LaMora
  1. Seth Barbiero 
  2. Amy Hill
  3. Elena Borriello
  4. John Waite
  5. Rachel Febbie
July 9, 2019

Bean Group New Agent Orientation: July 2019

Bean Group New Agent Orientation: July 2019

We had a great turn out for July’s New Agent Orientation session earlier this week at our Portsmouth, NH headquarters!

We are pleased to welcome Avery Galarraga (South Portland, ME office), Bridget Roberts (Bedford, NH office), Cam Bisson (Portsmouth, NH office), Tim Gordon (Rindge, NH office), Diane Lawley (Stratham, NH office), and Brad Church (South Portland, ME office) to the Bean Group family!

July 3, 2019

E&O Insurance Frequent Claim Scenarios: Case #4

E&O Insurance Frequent Claim Scenarios: Case #4

We’re continuing to review a series of actual claims to increase awareness of common risk issues. While these cases, fortunately, don’t involve Bean Group, our E&O carrier advises these examples are representative of their most frequently submitted claims. 

Case #4: Sellers Fail to Provide Buyer with Structural Engineering Report Revealing Structural Damage to Foundation

The Problem: The subject property went under contract to prospective buyers who hired a home inspector. The inspector didn’t discover any additional structural issues, and the transaction took place. The seller failed to give the buyers a structural engineering report that indicated additional issues the home inspection didn’t reveal.

The Mistake: The agent assumed the structural engineering report did not reveal any additional problems. While the real estate agent claimed he had verbally advised the buyer of the content of the report, the disclosure statement should have been amended to include the actual report. 

The Result: Following the close of escrow, the buyer soon discovered additional cracks and water penetration. He then sued the sellers and the agent, alleging that they failed to fully disclose the defects by not providing the prior structural engineering report and not amending the seller’s property disclosure statement. It was further alleged that the real estate agent recommended to the buyer to waive the inspection contingency in the purchase agreement, which created additional exposure to the agent. The case ultimately settled for $35,000.

Prevention: Litigation would likely have been prevented with an amended seller’s property disclosure statement and disclosure of the prior structural engineering report. The bottom line: disclose what you know, and don’t rely on your client’s word if there is an actual report to disclose.