Listing Agent, Buyer's Agent, Staging
Languages: French, Japanese, Spanish
Licensed in MD
American University - Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Political Science and Government
The George Washington University - PACs and Congress Courses
A passionate and savvy full-time Realtor, Ben Kaufmann already built a successful real estate business, the Kaufmann Residential Group, before joining Compass. Ben’s mission statement is, “The needs of our clients always come first!” Ben joined Compass out of a strong desire to continue providing even greater results and experiences for his clients.
Ben uses his love for working closely with people and the vast experience gained from 8 years in a fast-paced office in the United States Senate, as a Legislative Aide and Assistant to the Chief of Staff, to leverage every opportunity for his seller and buyer clients. He takes his job very seriously since his clients place their trust in him to handle their most valuable asset.
Growing up in New Orleans, Ben’s passion for real estate and architecture started at a young age - his family founded a top real estate brokerage in the city. Since moving to DC in 2001 for college, Ben has lived in many different neighborhoods in the DC metro area including, Capitol Hill, Tenleytown, North Bethesda, Rockville - he currently resides in the Arts District in Hyattsville, Maryland. As a result, he has in-depth knowledge of DC, Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties.
When not working on getting homes ready for the market, skillfully negotiating on behalf of his clients, or working on keeping multiple transactions on track to settlement, Ben likes keeping up with current political and foreign events and taking drives to area forests and parks for long hikes. He also loves taking walks on the many neighborhood trails to a nearby lake with his husband, Jeff.
★★★★★"We were desperate. We were over 100 days on market, had made horrendous pricing errors, and were contemplating an incredibly low- ball offer. We were a niche unit, in a niche market, and had terribly mishandled every aspect of putting our home up for sale.
Ben Kaufman swooped in with his cheerful professionalism, his exceptional expertise/knowledge of the market and passion for the neighborhood-
- and sold out property in just 3 weeks for over $40k more than that sad initial offer.
It was a miracle. He held four open houses and magically helped people overlook the DOM/insane pricing history to see the gem our property really was.
He is the salesman, advocate, market-expert, communicator and negotiator that you want on your team.
Plus he's just a pleasure to work with.
I deeply, deeply regret not hiring him sooner."