1. If money was not an object, what is the most special property for sale in your market and Why?
I have two houses that I think are the most special. I have one on the water and one off the water…I have the most magnificent house on 12 acres in bridge hampton. It’s a 31,000 square foot house. 31,000 square feet of construction between the house, the pool house. The lower level, it has a 2 lane bowling alley, a climbing wall, a sunken tennis court, a 60 foot pool, an outdoor kitchen, unbelievable property it’s listed for 43.5.
2. What is the hottest area in your market today?
Hottest area in the market is the middle. Between Watermill and Sagaponack south of the highway.
3. Do you have a iPhone, Android, or a Blackberry?
I have a Blackberry and an iPhone and an iPad. And also a laptop but I like the functionallity of the Blackberry better than the iPhone but when I need internet I go to my iPad.
4. What are your plans as a real estate agent in the next 10 years?
I think it’s going to be very interesting. I think that the trend to buy second homes as the baby boomers get older is only going to grow and I think that there is going to be another crop of people coming in who are going to want second homes as well. The most interesting thing about our market… in the Hamptons is that its not just about the beach anymore. People come out here and use their houses all year round. It’s become much more of a country getaway than just a beach getaway. Years ago off season when there would be noone else out here to hang out with. Now all of these people have these huge networks of friends and associates who are out here to have dinner dates with, play dates for their kids, offseason golf, tennis matches. You wake up on a Saturday morning and say, “Hey honey, I don’t want to be in the city.” And two hours later or less you can drive out spend a day and a half or two days and then go back and feel like you’ve been away. I think it has changed our market and it’s only going to grow as usage of the hamptons becomes more and more year round. With the ability to work outside of New York City or outside of wherever you work, we have people from conneticut, new jersey, and other places as well, all over Long Island. So that’s only going to become more prevelant.
5. Who or what inspired you to get into the real-estate business?
You know I had a friend who was doing real estate out here, saw her doing it, and I said, “Yeah, I could do that.” So in 1995, I did. I joined Alan Schnieder Associates and I was very, very fortunate to join a superior firm in a rising market and to see the best of the best- best listing, best customers, best buyers, sellers, advertising, so I was very fortunate. Then we were bought in 2006 by The Corcoran Group.