Real Estate Professional in Barrington, RI
Scott Bean was born and raised in Middlebury, Conn.,, where he lived until moving to Barrington 20 years ago. Since graduating from Lake Forest College, he has worked at advertising agencies and marketing firms in New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island, mostly as a freelance copywriter. While doing work for The Link Agency in Warren, which is both marketing and real estate firm, he was inspired by its founder and principal broker, Tracy LeRoux, to pursue his real estate sales license.
Why real estate career?
Scott: “It’s a great compliment to my other job as a freelance writer. While writing is solidarity, real estate enables me to get out and about and meet all sorts of interesting people I wouldn’t know otherwise.”
What did you do before real estate?
Scott: “I’ve been an advertising copywriter for 35 years – I still am. Oddly enough, the first marketing project I ever worked on was writing promotional materials for Previews’ Luxury properties. So, in a sense, I feel as if I’ve been in real estate for decades. There are more parallels between these seemingly different careers, too. Both are based on creating an understanding of clients’ needs and finding a solution that satisfies them. You have to be creative, empathetic, flexible and persistent. Like developing and ad campaign, you might come up with 10 great ideas before one of them comes to fruition.”
Scott: “One of the reasons why I like real estate is that many of my hobbies compliment it – gardening, carpentry, landscaping, cooking.”
Who has been an inspiration in your life?
Scott: “I didn’t have to look too far from home to find inspiration. I had great parents, both of whom had many friends and were widely admired for their good natures, good manners, and solid values.”
Advice for first-time homebuyers?
Scott: “I’d give the same advice I give many buyers – get your finances squared away before you start looking at homes. Shop around for the best financing you can find, and get pre-approved. By knowing exactly how much you can afford you’ll save a lot of time and trouble.”
Feel free to give him a call at
401-359-2459 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org