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Community Highlights: Meet Gavin Hammon

Today we’d like to introduce you to Gavin Hammon.

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I was born in and raised in Europe (France & Scotland) of South African parents. I studied at Universities in America and South Africa. Economics, Communication, Sociology, Theater and Interior design.

I moved to the USA in 2004 lived in LA for 5 years and have been in NYC almost 13 years. When I moved to NYC I decided to work in Residential real estate because it was dynamic, encompassed many different skill sets and is entrepreneurial.

I cut my teeth at Corcoran for 5 years and then moved to Compass.

Compass is the fastest growing disruptor in the industry. We have a suite of tools and back office that eclipses all the competition. Agents are vetted in order to join. This ensures that we elevate the standard and quality of agents and our brand.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
The largest struggle when starting out what to build relationships from scratch in a city where I had no history. This takes time.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about Compass – Real Estate?
Compass is building the first modern real estate platform, pairing the industry’s top talent with technology to make the search and sell experience intelligent and seamless.

A brokerage of unparalleled agents
As an innovative residential real estate firm, we empower our agents so they have more time for advising their clients. With the solutions-driven mindset of a startup and the sophistication of a luxury brand, Compass is the future of real estate.

A tech company reinventing the space
To lead the industry requires the smartest tools built by the brightest minds across engineering, design, and strategy. Through our proprietary platform, Compass is changing how agents and clients navigate the process of finding or selling a home.

The 8 principles we live by :

Dream big.
Move fast.
Learn from reality.
Be solutions-driven.
Obsess about opportunity.
Collaborate without ego.
Maximize your strengths.
Bounce back with passion.

Concierge Service

Compass Concierge is a program designed to help clients sell their home faster and for the best possible price. This program allows Compass clients to apply for an interest-free loan, with no upfront costs or hidden fees!

Many sellers face the same issue: their money is tied up in their home, and therefore they are not able to make any upgrades to the property, or they do not want to have to liquidate funds to cover these costs.

How it works:
• Clients and agents decide on a home refresh plan, identify budget requirements, and sign an Exclusive Listing Agreement.
• Clients apply through our partner Notable, to request the desired amount to cover these services.
• Funds are advanced directly to sellers via the Concierge debit card, and sellers can begin to engage vendors.
• Costs are collected at the sale of the property

Compass Bridge Loans

Compass Bridge Loan Services provides a simple solution to bridge the gap between the home you have and the home you want. You get access to competitive rates and dedicated support from industry-leading lenders, along with the Bridge Loan Advance.

The Bridge Loan Advance is an exclusive offering for you to get fronted funds from our lending partner, Notable, equal to the first six months of your bridge loan payments and eligible closing costs associated with your bridge loan — when you sell your home with a Compass agent.

What has been the most important lesson you’ve learned along your journey?
Trust that when you are planting seeds and building relationships as well as providing value, that the seeds will bare fruit. Patience required.


  • $1,500,0000 – $5,000,000 ideal price points

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Biz Jones Drew Watts Jonathan Grassi

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