Sorry this happened, sounds like you would have pursued the property.
Here is every active property for sale in Beverly:
If you are lookining at FSBO go in by yourself. If you are looking at listed homes it costs you nothing to work with a buyer's agent.
As a rule I try not to push the Buyer's Agent sales pitch... but in this case I think you would have been able to acquire more information on both properties with assistance. I don't know if this was a for sale by owner situation or not, but never assume that the person you are talking to is working in your best interest unless you have a contract that says so. I live and work in Beverly and would be happy to answer any questions you may have on future properties. Feel free to contact me.--Mike