Gail Petersen Bell

Gail Petersen Bell

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.

Principal Specialties

·     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.

Sales History

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)

Gail was extremely professional and committed to selling our house in a timely, efficient and knowledgeable manner. I also can't thank her enough for great staging d...
Vesna Williams | Seller, Cohasset
We appreciated working with Gail on our sale. Gail is, by far, the best person to sell an upper-end property in Cohasset and we expect she will be the #1 broker and ...
John & Kathy Connolly | Seller, Cohasset
Gail Petersen Bell did a fantastic job pricing, marketing and ultimately selling our home. She was great about keeping us informed and updated throughout the process...
Amy Leerink | Seller, Hingham
It was a pleasure working with Gail to sell our house in Cohasset. She really knows that market well and was excellent about responding to any questions we had or is...
Di & Scott Kirwan | Seller, Cohasset
Our experience with Gail Petersen Bell was first class from start to finish. From her consummate professionalism, timely communication, and expert real estate knowle...
Ben & Lauren Langlais | Buyers, Cohasset
Gail is not only professional but her depth of experience proved invaluable when we sold our home in the Hingham MA area. Gail provided expert guidance to us about o...
Eduardo & Cristy Balcells | Sellers, Hingham
Gail both helped our parents buy this home in 1989, as well as helped our family sell the home this past winter. She is a consummate professional with deep knowledge...
Marianne Paley | Seller, Cohasset
We had an excellent experience working with Gail. She set clear expectations from the start, was always available to chat, and clearly understood the market. Wheneve...
Mike & JoAnn Wislocki | Buyers and Sellers, Scituate & Hingham
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The Gail Bell Group is uniquely poised to provide clients 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, by helping clients achieve the best possible outcome. We’d love the opportunity to work with you!
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