David Bean

David Bean


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“I’ve always been fascinated with the intersection of people and places,” says David Bean, who grew up in Orange, Texas, on the Louisiana border. “Instead of Saturday morning cartoons, I was watching the real estate shows.” Once he started traveling to metropolitan areas such as Houston and New Orleans, he remembers, “I was infatuated with the number of cars on the street, the volume of office and residential buildings, and the rhythm of the city.”
Those early inspirations blossomed into a career that began in real estate development, where he learned to work with multiple stakeholders on large commercial projects. That experience interfacing with architects, designers, engineers, and contractors armed him with the ability to assess residential properties as a real estate agent, ask the correct questions, and discover the best opportunities for his clients.
David completed undergraduate degrees in urban studies and economics, plus a master's in community and regional planning at the school of architecture, at the University of Texas at Austin. After several years working with developers there, he continued that path in Washington, DC, as he pursued further studies in real estate finance at Georgetown University. At that point, a colleague suggested he get a real estate license because of his energy and passion for working with people. David’s first buyer was a teammate on his recreational kickball team that played games on the National Mall. “I’d hit on a dream job,” he says.
David returned to Austin in 2013 to be closer to family and scored his first sales listing just two weeks after his arrival it hasn’t stopped since he says, because his fascination with architecture, homes and the people who live in them constantly motivates his work. “Our lives are shaped by buildings. It’s important to find a space that reflects who you are as a person, and that meets your needs so you can be your best self. It’s an emotional process,” he explains. As a homeowner himself and an investor in real estate, he also understands the myriad aspects of buying properties and the different goals of each client. As a result, his transactions have doubled each year since that first listing.

Outside of work, David serves as past chair for the board of the Austin Young Chamber, where he’s been a member since 2014, and he recently completed the Emerge program at Leadership Austin, which is geared toward empowering emerging leaders in the community. He regularly runs the Lady Bird Lake Trail, where he first established an Adopt-a-Garden campaign as a college intern for The Trail Foundation. David also volunteers for the Central Texas Food Bank and the United Way. He lives in a townhome-style condo in Central Austin, so he can absorb the urban energy that first beckoned him as a child.


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What My Clients Say
David Bean Is My Real Estate Agent in Austin, and He Is Always Looking for the Best Home Investments for My Money. He Is a Native Texan Who Knows and Loves His City.

— James

What My Clients Say
David Was Extremely Helpful in My First Home-Buying Experience. He Was Careful to Explain the Steps to Me and Keep Me Aware of What the Overall Process Looked Like. We Didn’t Look at Many Homes. I Had Zeroed In on Where I Wanted to Be but He and His Team Are Knowledgeable About Austin and the Market.

— Annie T.

What My Clients Say
David Was a Fantastic Agent for Us When Buying Our First Home. He Was Very Knowledgeable, and Attentive, and Answered the Millions of Questions We Had. He Successfully Negotiated the Purchase Price of Our New Build Home. Overall David Provided a Very High-Quality Service and I Fully Recommend Him to Anyone.

— Cloud

What My Clients Say
David Was Extremely Helpful in Selling My Home. From Setting the Right Pricing Strategy, and Coordinating Showings All the Way Through the Closing, David Leveraged Years of Experience and Expert Opinions to Get Me a Full-Price Offer! If You’re Buying Or Selling in Austin, Texas. David Is Your Partner for You!

— Brandon

What My Clients Say
David Was Awesome From the Beginning. He Came In to Assess Our House to Determine What the Selling Points Would Be, Advised on How We Should Set Up the House for Showings, Had Awesome Pictures Taken, and Ended Up Getting Us $40K+ Over Asking. I Highly Recommend Him to Anyone and Will Be Referring Friends to Him Moving Forward.

— Chris S.

What My Clients Say
It Was Great Working With David to Find My New Home in South Austin. He Helped Me Make the Right Choices to Have My Offer Accepted Over Other Offers on the House That I Purchased. There Was a Bunch of Stuff That I Didn’t Understand in the Confusing Home-Buying Process and He Made It All Make Sense. David Is a Great Guy and Knows His Stuff. 10/10 Would Hire Again!

— Aaron P.

What My Clients Say
David Helped Me and My Wife Buy a Duplex and a House All in a 12-Month Period. Once We Decided on a Market That Fit Our Needs, He Was Able to Propose Several Excellent Options so We Didn’t Feel Like We Were Just Wasting Our Time. He Was Very on Top Of Things Throughout Negotiating the Contract and Was Very Helpful All the Way Through Closing. David Is Very Flexible and Easy to Work With.

— Matthew M.

What My Clients Say
David Were Truly Amazing to Work With. He Helped Us to Secure a Home in a Hectic Market and Provided Great Insights and Feedback Along the Way. As a First-Time Home Buyer, I Had a Lot of Questions and David Was a Great Advisor With a Deep Understanding of the Market. He Also Has Great Relationships in the Industry That Make the Entire Home Purchasing Process Much Easier. I Can’t Recommend David Enough!

— Danny K.

What My Clients Say
With David’s Help, We Purchased Our First Home This Year. He Put Us in Contact With the Best Mortgage Brokers, We Were Prepared to Make Our First Offer and With His Guidance, He Navigated Us Through Some Difficult Conversations. He Was Always Available to Answer Our Many Questions, Quick to Offer Support, and Extremely Professional. We Had the Best Outcome Being Able to Close Early! He Made This Stressfu...

— Charles

What My Clients Say
David Is Amazing! He Helped Us Buy a House While We Lived Out of State During a Global Pandemic. He Made the Process Easy, Quick, and Stress-Free. David Is Extremely Knowledgeable About the Austin Market and Guided Us Through the Competitive Landscape. He Was Quick to Respond to Questions, Always Available to Check Out the New Listing, and Provided Excellent Advice During the Offer Phase. Although Buying...

— Gracie B.

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