Jim Bell Beasley Real Estate in the DC News
Capital File: Brokers Discuss DC’s High-End Sales
Several factors are contributing to this luxury home boom. Foremost, many buyers see the area’s stable real estate market as a safer way to protect their wealth than the stock market. “We maintained our values better than any other city [throughout the recession]. People are starting to see real estate bottom out,” explains Daryl Judy, an associate broker with Washington Fine Properties.
Second, a number of buyers hold full-time residency in another locale and see an upside to buying second homes or pied-à-terres in DC, as compared to Paris, London, New York, or Milan. “Some are taking money out of the European economy and investing it in a more stable US market. They want second, third, and fourth homes,” explains Jim Bell, co-founder of K Street’s Beasley Real Estate (2020 K St. NW, Ste 600, 202-957-2272). While many buyers in the $1-million-plus range pay in cash, others take advantage of low interest rates to leverage investments, says Nancy Shahin Itteilag, an associate broker at Long & Foster’s Foxhall office (3201 New Mexico Ave. NW, 202-363-1800).
Read more at http://capitolfile-magazine.com/living/articles/brokers-washington-dc-luxury-sales#aJkjLRMptzWRmwY4.99
Washington Post Excerpt: Firm adds landscape planning to the fold
Beasley Real Estate, a boutique firm in the District, is looking to become a one-stop shop for its high-end clients. Rather than merely market luxury properties and send clients elsewhere for renovation services, Beasley is seeking to provide that expertise in-house.
The firm has recently added to its roster Bob Bell, president of Bell Design, who will provide landscape planning for Beasley’s clients.
Bell, who has more than 14 years of landscape design experience, has worked around the world on projects for individuals, corporations and for the U.S. government, designing embassy compounds in Asia and the Caribbean. Locally, he has created a master plan for a garden on a one-acre site in Georgetown, designed roof decks and terraces for numerous homes and condominiums, and restored meadows on three waterfront residences on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. [see full story]
ABOUT BEASLEY REAL ESTATE:
Jim Bell, former top producer at Washington Fine Properties,Trent Heminger, former top producer at TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, and David B. Pollin, co-founder of The Buccini/Pollin Group, are pleased to announce the formation of Beasley Real Estate, a full service carriage-trade real estate firm with a global reach based in Washington DC. “Beasley Real Estate evolved out of years of reflection on creating a different kind of real estate experience for clients, one that focuses on a ‘client first, brand second’ model,” explained Jim Bell, founder and managing partner, Beasley Real Estate. “No other firm operates using this model.”
“Our brokers and agents have decades of experience serving the people of metro DC. From finance and conveyance to development and investment – we are leading experts in every field affecting real estate,” explained Trent Heminger, partner, Beasley Real Estate. “We are confident that our firm and our approach will produce the best financial results for our buyers and sellers.” If you’re looking for homes in the Washington DC real estate market, find out about the neighborhoods Beasley serves and learn more about the real estate market in Washington, DC by visiting www.BeasleyRE.com