Gail Petersen Bell has been one of the most trusted names in the South Shore real estate market for over 35 years. Her depth of knowledge in the towns she services makes her an invaluable resource for her clients and a thought leader to her peers and the industry at large. Her decades of local real estate practice combined with a lifetime of community involvement has afforded her a unique lens through which she sees the market landscape. As Senior Vice President at Compass and previously the owner and President of the two local Sotheby’s offices in Hingham and Cohasset for over 25 years, Gail is a veteran by all measures and consistently delivers as a top-tier producer. Having grown up in Cohasset and raised a family in Hingham, Gail knows the South Shore housing market backwards and forwards. When working with Gail, clients gain a trusted advisor, skilled negotiator and a strategic thinker who is dedicated to guiding and coaching her clients, providing them with one-on-one attention and enabling them to make informed decisions and accomplish their real estate goals.
With Gail at the helm of her premier team of experienced professionals, The Gail Bell Group sets high standards and is well equipped to provide a premium experience to their clients, ensuring seamless transactions from start to finish that consistently generate top-dollar results. Gail recently decided to bolster her ranks and welcomed several new accomplished team members to ensure that all clients are serviced with the top industry standards and concierge-level service for which Gail is known.
Gail is an enthusiastic member of the community. She is a longtime and active member of the Cohasset Golf Club and a past member of the Board of Governors of the Neighborhood Club of Quincy. She is also a proud charter member of the South Shore Women’s Business Network and was actively involved in the South Shore Chamber of Commerce for many years. In her free time, Gail loves golf, bowling, dancing, hiking, and attending the theater with family and friends, as well as personal fitness, cooking, reading, and meditation.
· Luxury Homes | Gail has represented buyers and sellers of many of the most exclusive, unique and expensive homes across the South Shore.
· Transitions® for Right-Sizers | Gail is the President of Transitions, a comprehensive program offered to assist seniors and right-sizers transition from their family homestead to a more manageable lifestyle with ease.
· New Construction & Development | Gail has the distinction of representing some of the leading builders in Cohasset and Hingham and is well versed in the intricate details of the building experience. Gail has been the broker of choice, marketing most of the area’s new subdivisions such as Conservatory Park, Baker Hill, Canterbury Village, Sherman Way, Julian Way, Whiting Lane and Derby Brook.
· Antique Homes | Gail is the only broker on the South Shore who is certified by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to market antique and unique properties.
Gail’s career total sales volume is over $575,000,000. She is the #1 listing broker for the past 30 years in her combined primary market of Hingham, Cohasset, Hull, Scituate, and Norwell, with nearly 850 listings represented.
Awards and Accolades
· Named Boston Power Player | Boston.com/Boston Globe
· Named Top 10 Women in Greater Boston Real Estate | Boston Herald
· Tom Brokaw’s “Featured Realtor” | NBC
· Best Educational Program | Producer and Host of the award winning and 20-year running cable show “The Home Center with Gail Bell”
· Past Realtor of the Year | South Shore Board of Realtors
· Past President of South Shore and Plymouth Board of Realtors
Education and Certifications
· Cohasset High School Graduate
· Elmira College | BA Degree | Journalism
· University of Glasgow, Scotland | Studied Political Science and Philosophy
· Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI)
· Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES)
· Certified Relocation Professional (CRP)
· Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR)
· Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB)
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.
Julia has recently joined the Gail Bell Group at Compass. She is thrilled to be a part of an accomplished local team at an innovative, technology-focused real estate firm known for its national reach and exceptional client service.
Prior to joining the Gail Bell Group, Julia spent the first twelve years of her professional career in the financial services industry in Boston and New York City working for prominent firms including Bank of America and BlackRock. Equipped with a strong background in product marketing, client communications and client service initiatives, Julia is excited to bring refined organizational, communications, and people skills to the Gail Bell Group to best serve its clients and their real estate needs.
Julia is a native Massachusetts resident, originally hailing from the Boston MetroWest area. She graduated from Needham High School and earned a B.A. in Political Science from Providence College. After several years in New York City, she and her husband returned to Massachusetts to raise a family, purchased a property from Gail in 2019, and happily call Cohasset and the South Shore home.
When not exploring her seaside community, Julia enjoys cooking, hiking, and trips to the beach with family and friends.
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