Team Beesley
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Team Beesley

REALTOR® | Team Beesley
License #:
CalDRE 01362347

Thanks for taking an interest in Team Beesley. We are honored that you are interested in how we can help you with your real estate goals. Below we have included a summary of our team member's resumes for your review. After you have had the chance to review this information, feel free to contact us at 831.236.6876 so we can answer any questions you may have and we can learn how we can best serve you.

We appreciate the opportunity to earn your business.

Ben, Shannon, Cory + Melissa | Team Beesley


Getting to Know Ben

Ben Beesley is a second generation native of the Monterey community and has been a part of the Carmel community for over 40 years. Not only does he manage a successful real estate business in Carmel and surrounding communities, he also helps bring the community together though his efforts with various Non Profits in the community and supporting the Carmel Chamber of Commerce events and membership. Over the years, he has been able to see Carmel grow from a quaint artistic village, home to Ben and his friends and family, to a world wide destination for its prestigious art district, superior wine tasting rooms, succulent restaurants, primary homes to many as well as second homes, small town feel, and of course a spectacular coastline surrounded by world class golf courses, and so much more.

As a practitioner of real estate in Carmel, California since 2002, Ben Beesley brings a wealth of experience with him; as him and his team have helped hundreds of clients buy and sell their homes. Voted “The Best REALTOR® in Monterey County for 2011” by the readers of the Monterey County Weekly and “The Best REALTOR®/Brokerage Firm in Carmel California” for the “Awards of Excellence 2013” by the Carmel Chamber of Commerce, Ben specialize in helping buy and sell homes on the Monterey Peninsula.

In additions to his Real Estate Career, Beesley has traveled with Up with People, Sales Manager with The Portola Plaza (When it was The Doubletree Hotel where Ben headed up the CARE Committee), Past Director of Alumni Relations for Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo (his alma mater) and Loyola Marymont.

Previous Client Reviews

"I was always able to ask Ben a question anytime of the day and he always had the answer… he has gone above and beyond what other REALTORS® do… he has demonstrated incredible dedication, guidance, and assistance… he is always available, quick to respond, knowledgeable, and always has a great and willing attitude... expert knowledge of our local real estate market… is consistently educating himself about the ever changing market that we currently live with… has my highest endorsement as a trusted hard-working real estate agent."

Awards And Recognition

Ben Beesley has been a focal point in the real estate community in Monterey County since he began his career. Accolades include but are not limited to:

  • Full time REALTOR® since 2002
  • Formed Team Beesley in 2002 with his mother, Arlene Beesley
  • Part Owner of Keller Williams Carmel Franchise
  • Honored in the “Top 10% of Keller Williams Agents” every year since 2004
  • Voted “Most Inspirational REALTOR® in 2004” in Keller Williams Northern California and Hawaii Region
  • Voted “Best REALTOR® in Monterey County in 2011”
  • Earned Leukemia & Lymphoma’s “Man of the Year in 2012”
  • Selected KSBW’s/Union Banks “Business Professional of the Year 2012”
  • Selected by the Carmel Chamber of Commerce as one of the top three REALTORS®/Brokerage Firms in Carmel California for the “Awards of Excellence 2012”
  • Selected by the Carmel Chamber of Commerce as “The Best REALTOR®/Brokerage Firm in Carmel California” for the “Awards of Excellence 2013”
  • Member of the Keller Williams Luxury Home Division
  • On the Monterey County Association or REALTORS Legislative and Government Relations Committee since 2006

Charitable Contributions

Ben’s gift has and continues to be giving back to the community in which he lives. His volunteer activities include:

  • Carmel Chamber of Commerce Taste of Carmel Committee and emcee 2009-2013
  • Chair Taste of Carmel 2011
  • Supporter of Save Our Shores • Carmel Chamber of Commerce Ambassador 2012/2013
  • Monterey Bay Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team Captain 2005-2007
  • Carmel’s Relay for Life Entertainment Chair 2010-2012 and Emcee 2010-2013 (American Cancer Society)
  • Charter Member of the Rotary Club of Monterey Pacific 2004-Present
  • Past President of the Rotary Club of Monterey Pacific
  • Member of Shoreline Community Church
  • Past Board Member MoCHA (Monterey County Housing Alliance)



Getting to Know Shannon 

Shannon developed an interest in architecture, interior design, construction and real estate early in life. Growing up with a mom who flipped houses and was a licensed agent, and a dad who was a builder made her career choice of real estate even easier.  Shannon loves finding potential in what often goes overlooked and helping families find their dream home is her passion.

Shannon was born and raised in Nevada, before setting off to college at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she received a BA in Art History. Shannon was a furniture and home décor buyer for a showroom in the SF Design Center where she traveled around the world to find unique one-of-a kind pieces.  More recently Shannon was the District Manager for Anthropologie in the Bay Area.

Client dedication and the love of helping others are what motivates Shannon the most. Shannon has called the Monterey Peninsula home for ten years. When not selling real estate she can be found hiking with her dog or enjoying the beautiful beaches.

Previous Client Reviews

"My wife and I would like to thank Shannon Vereker for the incredible job of selling our house. Shannon as was very attentive to our needs, respectful of our busy lives and time and very patient with us. She worked very hard and guided us through what could had been a difficult and confusing  process. Her commitment and care shows how much she wanted to ensure that we understood every step of the way what to expect and made the process as easily as humanly possible. Shannon also helped us in finding the perfect house for us to purchase. Bottom line if you are buying or selling a property get Shannon to help you. She will leave no stone unturned and ensure she is there for you when you need her. Great experience and will recommend her to all our friends and family in the future."

For the majority of people the purchase or sale of a home is their largest single investment. Shannon's goal is to guide you successfully and easily through the contractual, investment, and emotional choices involved in the Real Estate process. She is committed to providing you and your friends with superior service and expertise and to make it the most memorable purchase of your life. To start searching for your dream home today, contact Shannon directly at 831.250.3057.

Getting to Know Cory

New to our team is Cory Otterness! He goes by C. Otter which should be hard to forget in Monterey Bay, Ca. The experience we feel you will receive from Cory will be one that is just as unforgettable as his nickname. Cory moved to Monterey in 2016 making the easiest and hardest choice of his life…Leaving his career with ski industry giant Vail Resorts to come “home” and help his family. His father has been and continues to fight the good fight against a very rare, incurable disease. He put his family first and we are confident he’ll do the same for you when the time comes to buy or sell your next family or investment home.

Getting to Know Melissa

Melissa is the glue that holds Team Beesley together. She not only is our Support Services Coordinator, following up with each of our buying and selling transactions ensuring nothing is overlooked or forgotten, she is also our Director of Client Care assuring each client is treated with a high level of care + service providing open lines of communication to our clients through each step of your real estate experience.

Additionally, Melissa has had extensive training in Real Estate Digital Marketing and helps with creating innovative Marketing Strategies to best serve our clients with Online + Social Media Marketing for maximum exposure.

As a dedicated mother of 3 boys, Melissa spends her free time training for half marathons + attending her son’s baseball and wrestling tournaments.

Melissa looks forward to the opportunity to genuinely help + support you during your real estate buying process.


When you hire Team Beesley, you get the benefit of their knowledge and advice. They are eager to share their experience with clients as well as with fellow REALTORS®. Feel free to contact us at 831.204.3188 so we can answer any questions you may have and we can learn how Team Beesley can best serve you.  

Sharing Your Goals, 

- Team Beesley   

"Cory was amazing in guiding me every step of the way with locating my house according to my needs and budget. He understood what I was looking for and was very thorough in checking every single nook and cranny of the house to making sure it was good for purchase. If he was not knowledgeable in any area he immediately located someone who was and confirmed everything that was needed. He is a hard worker and was an amazing help in my home buying process."

  -Nishan P, Client

"It was such a pleasure to work with Shannon. She never left any questions unanswered and always responded promptly. I would highly recommend her. We thank her for the time and effort she spent with us, making our first experience less stressful! Shannon is a hardworking person who helps her clients to get results with their desired home."

  -Herair A., Client

"You can’t go wrong choosing the Beesley team as realtors in the Carmel/Monterey real estate market. Ben and Shannon initially impressed us with their openness, confidence, and overall energy. My husband and I sold my parents beautiful Carmel Valley Ranch townhouse and, since we are from out-of-state, we needed additional help coordinating long distance disposal of property, clean-up, and contractor repairs. We left the house preparation and sales effort completely in their hands. Shannon and Ben together advised us on the business side of California real estate buying and selling. Shannon was project manager over the job of preparing the house for sale. Shannon tackled every challenge professionally and maintained almost daily communication with us throughout the process. She hired local contractors as needed. Shannon also created perfectly-staged indoor and outdoor environments that resulted in wonderful photographs. If I could give them 100 stars, I would."

  -Carol S., Client

"Shannon and Team Beesley were amazing from beginning to end. She was honest, knowledgeable, and my wife and I truly felt that Shannon had our best interests at heart. As first time home buyers, it can be a scary experience, but Shannon was amazing at guiding us through the process from beginning to end, and beyond!! I would recommend Shannon for anyone looking to buy a house; she’s the best!"

  -Sam P. , Client

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