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Lifestyle: Spotlights

A Day With… Jill Dunbar

By Kathy Silvanovich
By NFRES Staff Writer - July 13, 2018

Jill Dunbar of Douglas Elliman Real Estate is a devoted North Forker who is especially attuned to what’s happening in the neighborhood. A top producer for many years, Jill knows this territory and is a savvy and steady guide in the world of buying and selling. In the past Jill co-founded New York’s Three Lives & Company, still one of the city’s best independent bookstores. As with books, her specialty is putting people and properties together, and then making everything fall into place. I sat down with Jill over coffee at Aldo’s in Greenport to get to know her better and see what makes her tick!

Happy Place: By the blue, blue water
Real Estate Phrases: “Timing is everything;” “Houses find their people.”
Greatest Achievement: Three Lives & Company Book Shop
Dream Vacation: Palm Island in the Grenadines – an island with no cars
Regrets: Philosophically, life is too short…
Mantra: The tortoise wins the race
Proudest Moment: Becoming bi-lingual
Mentor: Betty Parsons, my boss from my very first real job
Favorite Home Style: Arts & Crafts Bungalow
Extravagance: Travel
Favorite Dish: Baked potato & a salad; Mac & Cheese
Favorite Book: That’s a tall order for a former bookseller & avid reader. The World to Come; Transit of Venus; 4 Letters of Love; Eva Moves the Furniture (British lit favorite)
Favorite Season: Winter in Florida; Summer on the North Fork

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