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John Farrell


50 Dodge St., Ste. 105
Beverly, MA

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Combining their strong work ethic, creativity, resourcefulness and progressive business practices, John & Cindy Farrell have been consistently recognized for over 25 years as top performing professionals within the real estate industry.


They excel in representing and advocating for their clients and in negotiation. Their guiding principles of honesty, integrity and fairness have played an integral part in the growth of their business and the trust of their clients.


They started their partnership 10+ years prior in the Hotel and Restaurant industry. Together they created and managed the Peacham Inn, in Peacham Vermont, followed by the Ritz Carlton in Boston, where Cindy worked as a chef and John focused on management and service.

Brokerage Firm:

Coldwell Banker

Towns Served:

The North Shore of Boston - From Boston to the New Hampshire Border along the coast.

Hamilton, Wenham, Beverly, Danvers, Manchester, Gloucester, Rockport, Essex, Ipswich, Peabody, Topsfield, Boxford, Georgetown, Salem, Swampscott, Marblehead, Nahant. Lynn, Newburyport, Newbury, West Newbury

Team Name:

North Real Estate Group

Awards or Certifications:

Top 50 agents at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Coldwell Banker International President's Premier

Top 1% of Agents Internationally

Global Luxury Specialist

Real Trends Top Agent

What's your background, education and training?

The Farrell’s real estate careers began in 1993, with John as a sales associate with the former DeWolfe Companies, where Cindy joined him two years later.

John grew up in Northern Minnesota and was initially drawn to Vermont by his interest in competitive cross country skiing, where he attended the Lyndon Nordic Training Center. He earned a BA in American Studies at Lyndon State College, in Lyndonville, Vermont.

Cindy grew up in New York and moved to Vermont, where she met John. She later earned a BS in Political Science from Salem State College, in Salem, MA. Her varied interests of study included communications, negotiation and data analysis.

They continue to prioritize a life of continuing education.

What is your typical process for working with a new client?

We tailor the process to suit the needs of our clients.

What advice would you give a client looking to find a provider in your specialty?

Interview! Seek out agents with a broad range of skills and experiences. Look for people that give you their time and attention, listen to you, and make you feel supported. Work directly with the people you hire. Make sure the team is well structured and runs smoothly. Ask what kind of support the agents have and consider the attributes of the company they associate with.

Look for agents that have and continue to consistently complete many transactions. Experience is gained with each sale.

A strong work ethic is a must. Work with true professionals that manage their business well and have a varied life. They will bring more to the table. They should work well with others, be calm and non-reactive. Look for trust, reputation, ethics, honesty and integrity.

Make sure the process will be about you.

What inspired your passion for your profession?

The opportunity to have a wonderful life filled with meaningful work.

To be able to build a business where we could use and refine our skills, acquire new ones and continue our quest for a life full of educational opportunity, and wide variety of experiences. Being able to look forward to how we spend each day.

What is the best reaction you’ve ever received from a client?

Enlisting our services repeatedly and referring us to others.

What makes your business stand apart?

Accessibility, resourcefulness, scope and depth of experience, creativity.

How many years have you been in business?


What do clients have to say about you?



“Selling a house is a complex, often stressful process with a million details to attend to. Cindy and John helped us navigate that process with thoughtful advice, beautiful photography, responsive service, and meticulous attention to detail. Through it all, their calm demeanor and good humor were greatly appreciated.” J. Cassidy

“We were educated and informed every step of the way. From preparation to staging to (gorgeous!) photos to showings, we knew we had experts on our side. John and Cindy were knowledgeable, skillful, generous with their time and remarkably quick to respond. This is what customer service was meant to be! We would hire them again without hesitation.”

Any other information you’d like to provide – Hobbies, etc.

Travel, photography, salsa dancing, hiking, gardening, architecture, conceptual art, intriguing design, family and friends.

We are both interested in all things related to food. Including but not limited to history, culture, health, photography, cooking, restaurants, ingredients, and joy.

We are committed to our support of small organic farming and a decentralized food system.


Top Producer: 2019


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