Sales & Leasing, Project Marketing Specialist
Languages: Fluent in American Sign Language
Certificate Real Estate
The University of Texas at Austin
M.S. Community and Regional Planning &
B.A. Economics, Urban Studies
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"I truly could go on forever why David is so awesome! He's professional and personable, puts the needs of his client first, truly dedicated to helping you with EVERYTHING related to your real estate purchase, passionate about finding you the right place, kept me calm during the entire process, and goes the extra mile to ensure your experience with him it the best. He is the BEST in the business!" - Jean
"David Bean has been a godsend for us! We were under pretty tight time constraints when searching for our home and David jumped right in and got to work for us, even pulling many weekend hours. We have very little real estate knowledge and feel so lucky to have found someone with patience and great communication to help us throughout the process. He has gone above and beyond for us, even getting the roof replaced and extra money toward closing for us. We will sing his praises to anyone who will listen and will look to refer him anytime we can." - Jennifer & Frank
"David helped my wife and I 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
"I worked with David Bean during the recent sale of our home in Austin, TX and my husband and I were incredibly pleased. Not only was he helpful at understanding our needs, he made sure we understood every part of the process with ease. I have recommended him to another friend who is also incredibly happy with his professional behavior and work ethic. We will continue to recommend David Bean and use him in future real estate needs." - Brooke
"David Bean helped my family to find a new apartment. We had a great experience with David, as he was incredibly helpful and prepared. I am a working mother and my schedule does not allow for research and planning. David took that burden from me. He assured me in advance that he would have several properties researched for our family to visit. He was professional, prepared, and positive. We will definitely be reaching out to David again on our next move." - Debbie
"David was very helpful during my apartment search. He was flexible and went over and beyond to be accommodating to my almost-daily switch in what I was looking for and where. David worked with my schedule to arrange apartment visits, and was very knowledgeable and helpful with property managers. David has a very good sense of the Austin market, and was able to suggest a wide range of options that met my wish list. I moved in at the end of May and I am so happy with my apartment!" - Mariel
“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 masters in community and regional planning in 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—and 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 really 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 chairs 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 condo in East Austin, so he can absorb the urban energy that first beckoned him as a child.