While he always knew he would join the real estate firm his grandfather started in 1951, Benjamin Ginnel first pursued advance study in graphic design and a career in branding before joining the family business as a salesperson in 2006. Benjamin’s early experience working alongside American Express, Bank of America and other Fortune 500 clients taught him foundational skills of how to position and market in the digital landscape. Today, as Principal at Ginnel Real Estate, those skills have proven essential as he works with clients to present their homes.
Throughout his life, an in-depth understanding of the real estate business was cultivated in Ben, and today he adds to that, not only a modern approach to marketing, but also an intuitive understanding of human behavior that has proven him a sharp negotiator. Where deals can often fall apart, Ben excels at the nuanced negotiating required in real estate. Clients have been known to seek Ben’s guidance even after the sale - because of his knowledge of the market, renovations, additions, and exterior upgrades that can enhance and add value to their property.
He has worked with a range of clients, from first-time home buyers to developers and owners of multi-million-dollar estates. His many loyal clients commend his knowledge, patience and attention to detail. Ben’s services go above and beyond what’s expected. Additionally, his knowledge of architecture and interior design, along with his plethora of resources, regularly impress his clients and help them with every facet of the real estate process.
Having grown up in Bedford, where he attended the Rippowam Cisqua School, Ben specializes in the sale of homes and land in Northern Westchester. He lives with his wife and two sons in Bedford, N.Y..
We used Ben first as a buying agent, then as our selling agent. He was terrific in both roles. As the selling agent, he was very knowledgeable and realistic about the selling price and was a good communicator throughout. I would use him again in a heartbeat!— MATTHEW B.
Ben's overall character and incredible knowledge of the marketplace make working with him a sincere pleasure. I can honestly say that on both the sales side and buy side (both of which I have used him for), he exceeded my expectations and helped to generate additional value. I highly recommend Ben and Ginnel Real Estate.— SELLER
Ben was the seller's broker for a home we recently purchased. My husband and I had been browsing for a property for several years and, as such, had experience with many different brokers. Upon meeting Ben, we could immediately tell that he was a stand out. He was extremely bright, professional, and knowledgeable about the details of the property and the town (Pound Ridge). Ben met with us many times to view the property, did his best to accommodate our busy schedules, and was patient in answering all of our questions. In addition, our contract required that several repairs are completed before closing, and, upon informing Ben that many of the repair...— RENEE P.
Ben is an A+ realtor with excellent local knowledge of the area as well as excellent advice and negotiation skills. We sold our first home with Ben in 2010, turned around, and purchased a new home in Bedford that same year and just sold this home in 2020.— NANCIE T.
Ben has been a great broker for us on the buy and sell side. He has outstanding local knowledge and a real grasp of the local real estate scene. He provided us with a wide range of options that we could review and was early in getting us into possible purchase properties. Always quick to respond to calls or emails, Ben helped us in any way possible.— BUYER & SELLER
Ben helped us purchase our home in Tarrytown, NY when we made a move from Marin County, CA. Ben is very knowledgeable about the area and helped us hone in on which towns might best fit our needs. We spent a week in the area, which is a tight timeline to look for a home, Ben made himself or an associate available to see every home we had an interest in through both open houses and private viewings. When we finally found the home we wanted Ben helped us strategize and negotiate to seal the deal in a market not very favorable for buyers. I would work with Ben again and highly recommend him to anyone else wanting to buy a home in the area.— JOSEFINE M.
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