What is the most challenging aspect of being a real estate agent? I have been fortunate to successfully hone a happy medium over these many years in the business, to marry as best as possible the very critical real estate goals of the seller, to the excited wish list of the buyers. The challenge before this takes place is gaining the consumer’s trust that you are highly knowledgeable and professional, you sincerely care about them fulfilling their dreams, that you are service oriented, and have all the skills to bring a transaction through its various trials, from the first offer to the closing table months later.

As one of the more seasoned real estate agents on the North Fork, what is it that sets you apart from the others? I bring to my client extensive knowledge acquired as a lifelong resident and business person on the North Fork, and my reputation as a fair and honest Broker. Additionally Douglas Elliman has provided me tremendous resources ranging from our excellent online presence to marketing materials that are superior to the competitors. Having a successful sale for a buyer or seller often means working with other brokers. I have earned the respect of my fellow Realtors by being fair-minded and making sure that we always put the needs of our clients above all else.

  Although 2014 started out with a “polar vortex” over much of the country, the housing market is warming up as it continues to make a steady recovery. With low inventory, rising home prices, new construction, and a strong stock market, the housing market is predicted to be very dynamic in 2014. That story holds especially true for the North Fork of Long Island.

Jamesport Country Store 2013_edited-1 The holiday season is once again upon us. All along the North Fork, specialty shops, quaint boutiques, and local stores are filled with items ranging from chic clothing, accessories and leather goods to unique jewelry and crafts, children’s toys, luxury pet apparel, local wines, gourmet cheeses, and fine chocolates. Make your holiday shopping spree a special celebration by helping to boost the local economy and enjoy the many splendid gifts the North Fork has to offer at holiday time.

Harbesfall v3 Harvest time on the North Fork typically occurs from mid-September through late October, when the grapes are ripened and plucked from the vines, pumpkins are ready for Halloween, and apples are crisp and delicious as they are picked from the trees. In celebration of this large harvest, there are many fall festivals held at the various vineyards and farms all along the North Fork. Here visitors can sample the delightful wines, enjoy fresh food from the local farms, and even pick pumpkins and apples along the way. Enjoy the many festivities including musical events, art exhibitions, oysterfests, hayrides, and more as you sample the best the North Fork has to offer at harvest time.