slide9Specializing in high-end estate/tag sales and clean-outs, The Clearing House Xchange co-owned by Victoria Collett and her partner, James “Nick” Nicolino, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Originally begun in Southampton in 2004, they expanded to Greenport in 2008, where they currently have a 7,000 sq. ft. renovated warehouse housing their consignment store at 414 First Street. Serving the Hamptons, the North Fork, and all of Eastern Long Island, they are the most complete resale operation on Long Island.

Q: As one of the more seasoned real estate agents on the North Fork,what is it that sets you apart from the others? A: Most of the buyers I work with are looking for second homes, and I understand that journey well because it’s the path I took.  I bought my house here over 25 years ago and for a long time it was a weekend place, while I worked in the city.  I know that feeling of respite the North Fork provides, that “exhale” when you get out here after a busy week in the city.

IMG_8316Looking for adventure this summer?  Discover more destinations from Strong’s Marine’s North Fork waterside locations. From Strong’s Peconic Bay marina in Mattituck, boaters can experience pristine beaches, peaceful cruising and ideal conditions for watersports, and take jaunts to Shelter Island, the Hamptons and beyond.  Current model Pursuit and Cobalt boats, from 18 to 24 ft., are available for rent by the day, week or season.  If you are a new boater, Strong’s offers specially-designed training to get you boating safely and comfortably this summer.  “There’s nothing better than welcoming a family back from their maiden voyage on the water,” says Jeff Strong.  “their ear-to-ear grins say it all.”

  How would you describe your selling style? A client once thanked me for my polite persistence. I think that best describes the approach to my selling style. I try to give my clients and customers the space they need to make the right decisions while helping them navigate through the sometimes daunting buying and selling process. I also strive to keep the process as stress free as possible and work together with everyone involved towards a successful sale.