A 35-year veteran top producer and leader of the real estate industry on the South Shore of Boston, Gail is now Senior Vice President at Compass and the Past Owner and President of the two local Sotheby’s offices. A visionary, she is always ahead of the curve.. bringing a unique and valuable perspective to her clients and to the industry.
Year over year, Gail is consistently a top-producing broker on the South Shore and is the #1 Broker for the past 30 years in the towns of Hingham, Cohasset, Hull, Scituate and Norwell combined. In addition, Gail was recently named one of the “Top Ten Women in Real Estate” by the Boston Herald and one of the Boston.com's “Power Brokers!”
Gail’s clients reap the benefits of her extensive experience, expertise, integrity and professional status. Her extensive business and marketing background, her unsurpassed skill at negotiation, combined with an unwavering dedication to fairness and honesty, make her a preferred broker for her clients.
Gail’s success in the industry is well-known, highly regarded and includes the successful negotiation of many of the area’s most unique and luxurious homes, the successful marketing of most of the areas’ subdivisions and new construction projects, the production and hosting of the award-winning and 20-year running cable show “The Home Center with Gail Bell”, and being chosen as Tom Brokow’s featured Realtor on national television. Gail is also the President of Transitions, a comprehensive program for assisting right-sizers and seniors transition from their family homestead to a more manageable lifestyle.
As a former public relations/marketing consultant to the U.S. Government and the past Vice President of an environmental/manufacturing firm, Gail’s unique business acumen is highly sought after in the real estate industry. She employs her experience to maximum benefit on behalf of her clients. Gail is also the Past President of the Plymouth and South Shore Board of Realtors, and a former Realtor of the Year. Gail is an alumna of Cohasset High School, Elmira College and the University of Glasgow in Scotland.
Her interests include enjoyment of friends and family, golf, bowling, theater, dancing, personal fitness, cooking, reading, meditation and hiking. She is a long-time and active member of the Cohasset Golf Club and past member of the Board of Governors of the Neighborhood Club of Quincy. She is also a charter member of the South Shore Women’s Business Network and was actively involved in the South Shore Chamber of Commerce for many years. She is the only South Shore broker certified by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington D.C. to market antique and unique properties.
Samantha Wargo, one of The Gail Bell Group's founding members, has worked alongside Gail since 2015, assisting full-time in all facets of Gail's highly successful real estate business, helping to grow Gail's brand into the top-producing real estate Team at Compass.
Born into a military family, Samantha spent much of her childhood in Virginia Beach before returning to the South Shore in 2000 where her family's roots run deep. She worked for many years as an escalation supervisor at Verizon, tending to the needs of customers and carefully navigating client objections. After earning her degree in Human Services from Quincy College, Samantha decided to focus her abilities into building a career where her character highlights are put to best use.
In her work, she displays creative energy, and a positive and engaging attitude while collaborating with a vast array of both clientele and vendors. She is recognized for her attention to detail and going above and beyond to provide the highest quality service for our clients. She is professional and organized, with a strong work ethic that benefits those she works with. She prides herself on giving her undivided attention to client's needs and serving them with the utmost integrity.
Samantha is committed to personal growth. When she's not working, you can find her listening to podcasts, reading, researching or just simply spending quality time with her family and 3 dogs!
Originally from Massachusetts, Evan Shuman brings to the team over a decade of experience in Los Angeles and Boston working with clients to develop strategy and marketing plans for their companies and employees in the hospitality and entertainment industries.
After returning to New England, Evan and his partner moved to the South Shore in 2017 and opened a clothing shop in Hingham called Assembly. The shop has served as an incredible conduit to the local community and been a catalyst to establish deeper roots.
Evan is a member of the Hull Redevelopment Authority, the Hull Economic Development Committee, and the Hingham Downtown Association. His community ties have provided him an intimate knowledge of the South Shore that he passes along to his clients.
Whether buying or selling, Kara has a keen sense for what makes a house into a home. Growing up in Hingham, she understands the South Shore real estate market. Two years ago, Kara and her husband moved back to south Hingham to raise their family and become active members of the community. Kara is currently serving as the Co-president of the Hingham Newcomers Club, a parishioner of the Resurrection and St. Paul’s Catholic Collaborative, and a member of the South Shore Young Professionals Association.
Kara attended Hingham High School and then earned her Bachelor’s degree in Human Services at Assumption College. She has a passion for traveling and meeting new people, so during her time in college she studied abroad in Galway, Ireland. Now she has turned her passions into a growing career in real estate. Kara truly enjoys getting to know each client and making the most of her skills and abilities to meet all of their needs.
However, Kara also is a highly motivated and competitive individual. Throughout her life she dedicated herself to equestrian sports, earning herself several national titles and awards. This passion has taken her across the United States and even internationally! As past clients can attest, Kara’s affable personality and competitive nature means that she will work efficiently and energetically to make your real estate needs a reality. Her philosophy is to always put her clients first and to represent them with the utmost professionalism in every transaction.
Andrea has an extensive professional background working in business development and community relations. She spent time living in Boston (South Boston) and Scotland (Edinburgh) before settling in Hingham 5 years ago. Her personal quest to find the perfect community and home to raise her family began her passion for real estate and the commitment and devotion to find the perfect home to meet a buyers specific needs and preferences.
In her 5 years as a Hingham resident, Andrea has participated in several community groups, including the Hingham Newcomers Club as the fitness and community service coordinator. She is currently active in her local school PTO, dedicates time serving in the Hingham Food Pantry and is an active parishioner at her church in Hingham.
She combines her love for the industry with her passion for meeting new people and forming relationships. Her dedication to serving her clients in selling and buying homes is her number one focus and she looks forward to being a vibrant part of The Gail Bell Group at Compass.
Donna has a passion for living life to its fullest and helping others do the same. She grew up in Central Mass and in the last five years, has relocated to the South Shore and is now proud to call Hull home. Donna enjoys sailing, open water diving, remodeling her 1910 home with her husband, son, and three Labradors. Donna combines her background in business management, marketing, and sales to help others achieve their dream of home ownership. She was excited to join the Gail Bell Team at Compass in 2019 as a licensed Realtor.
The Gail Bell Group is uniquely poised to provide clients with a first-in-class experience. 30 years of consistently being in the top 1% of sales has allowed us to cultivate an expansive network of sellers, buyers and vetted contractors who we are able to leverage in helping clients achieve the best possible outcome. We’d love the opportunity to work with you!Work With Us