Bonnie Zarabi’s leadership, organizational, communication and negotiation skills are all qualities which contribute to her love and success in New York’s luxury real estate market. Bonnie sat down with Haute Residence to discuss the market trends and best advice for someone looking to relocate to Long Island.
What are some of the best dining, drinking and shopping spots in your market?
I really enjoy the restaurants on the North Shore. Right now some of my favorites are Toku in Manhasset and Hana in Port Washington for sushi. Toku, located in the Americana Manhasset, is a real social hotspot and Hana is a great place to catch up with friends. Both have incredible food. I also enjoy Hendrick’s Tavern in Roslyn; it’s a great place to eat and mingle. Plus, on Thursdays they usually have entertainment in the back room, so that’s a fun party. When it comes to Greek, Kyma in Roslyn is my favorite, as it always feels like a vacation. And Cipollini in Manhasset is a great place for getting together with family and friends. Bonus: the food and atmosphere are all top notch.
What advice would you give someone looking to relocate to Long Island?
Notice the vibe you’re looking for. Talk to people and find the community you’re looking to be a part of. Walk through the Main Street on a weekend and see how it feels. Once you’ve selected your town, then we can work together to find the home that’s right for you.
What is your number one advice to buyers looking to make their next purchase?
Know what’s most important to you. For some, it’s the kitchen. For others, it’s the distance to the train. Know yourself; it will save you a lot of time!