Join us for Real Estate Episode 62:
What’s So Great About the Hamptons?

with Hampton insiders Justin Agnello & Adam Hofer



Justin Agnello, resident of East Hampton since 2005 currently has 18 listings in the Hamptons. Justin plays hockey and surfs.



Adam Hofer, lifelong resident of the East End, currently has 45 listings in the Hamptons & NYC and runs half marathons

Welcome to our Hamptons show. These world-famous towns, villages and hamlets on Long Island’s South Fork between Westhampton and Montauk, the Hamptons have long been a weekend and summer retreat for the world’s wealthiest people, from movie and TV stars, dignitaries and socialites, hedge fund managers to hip-hop artists and more. We’ll ask these two Hamptons insiders to tell us about the Hamptons beyond the beautiful beaches and the people who frequent them. What about the Hamptons for mere mortals?

But, of course we have to talk about the trophy properties. The current trophy-holder for the priciest sale in the Hamptons is $137 million. That was set in 2014 and was a sale for three contiguous lots running across 16 acres in East Hampton. Only five Hamptons homes in history have ever gone for more than $100 million (according to Jonathan Miller, president of real estate appraisal company Miller Samuel) Jonathan says  “Thanks to the rising net worth of America’s richest 1 percent, whose wealth increased by $12 trillion during the pandemic to a record $45.9 trillion at the end of 2021, trophy transactions are picking up pace. Appraiser @jonathanmiller said in the early years of the market he would see one or two transactions above $50 million in a year. Now he sees them every other week.”

Justin is selling waterviews in Sag Harbor:
35 Ezekills Holw
6 Beds, .1 Baths, 8,000 Sqft,
See Full Listing
Adam is selling a beauty in Bridgehampton:
30 Laurel Hill Lane
9 Beds, 7.1 Baths, Built in 2005
See Full Listing
Hamptons real estate
Thursday at 4pm, Use the Meeting ID: http://zoom.us/j/92135931351
Or, binge watch the whole season on Youtube.
Subscribe now: http://bit.ly/399yevL

John Engel – John Engel can be found at http://www.JohnEngel.com. He is a consistently top-producing agent in Fairfield County, Connecticut. John recently won the Realtor of the Year Award in New Canaan where he is has been Chairman of the Town Council and is currently a member of the Planning & Zoning Commission. John also brings an insight into internet-based marketing that is unsurpassed. Before going into real estate he was the founder of two successful internet businesses, Paper.com and e-Media for which he won the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year Award. John spent his earliest years in Stuyvesant Town in lower Manhattan and went to New Canaan High School before attending Davidson College in North Carolina. After graduating, he served as an officer in the U.S. Army and spent some time leading a military intelligence platoon on the front lines of the first Gulf War. He currently lives in New Canaan with his wife Melissa and four children. In addition to hosting this podcast on the market each week, John Engel produces an easy-to-understand and in-depth monthly market analysis called the Market Report for the 16 towns of lower Fairfield County.

Roberto Cabrera – Roberto can be found at http://www.RobertoCabrera.com. With 20 years of experience, I have been recognized throughout the industry for achieving outstanding results: Ranked nationally by REAL Trends as one of “America’s Best Real Estate Agents” for avg. sales price of $4.350M. Sold a single family Townhouse faster than any other on the Upper West Side over $10M. I live with my wife and daughter on the Upper West Side, the neighborhood I have called home for the past 23 years. I was originally born in Richmond, Virginia and grew up in Maryland, just one mile south of the Mason Dixon line. After graduating with a degree in Mathematical Economics from Hampden-Sydney College, the 10th oldest school in the country, I spent 5 years in Washington, DC working as a financial consultant. I also studied at The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts and I’m a former actor who once moonlighted as a stand-up comedian. Many years ago, I authored APPLE PIE – The Real Ingredients for Buying and Selling Your Slice.

Shameless plugs for two of John Engel’s listings not in the Hamptons:
Hamptons real estate
684 Westover Road Stamford, CT 06902
$2,695,000 | Beds: 6 | Baths: 6.1 | Approx. SF: 5,787 | Acreage: 5.09
Hamptons real estate
255 Brushy Ridge Road New Canaan, CT 06840
$4,900,000 | Beds: 7 | Baths: 7.2 | Approx. SF: 2 | Acreage: 2.63
Boroughs & Burbs Past Episodes

B&B 1: Heym, Kliegerman, Stevenson, Karp, Hobbs

B&B 28: “The Definitive Fairfield County Tour” (John Dicenzo and Robyn Kammerer)
B&B 29 “How’s The Real Estate Market Right Now?”  Lisa Lippman and Rob Johnson
B&B 30 “Am I A Brand?” Brand Building in Real Estate. Matt Leone & Chris Halstead
B&B 31 “The Townhouse Show” New York Real Estate: Terry Niaini & David Kornmeier 
B&B 32 “The Pricing Show” Jonathan Miller of Miller Samuels and Dr. Rob Docters 
B&B 33 “The Current Market” Talking About Real Estate with Scott Hobbs 
B&B 34 Darien, New Canaan & Westport: Discussion on What Makes these Towns Special David Genovese, David Waldman, Tucker Murphy, Laura Budd
B&B 35 “The Ranch Show” Montana Ranches Are Selling For Record Prices
B&B 36 NYC Real Estate “What We Can Expect in 2022”  (Greg Heym & Kevin Kovesci)
B&B 37 About Real Estate w/ Tony Fox, Scott Hobbs & Michael Goldenberg
B&B 38 Super-Lux Condos at $2500 Per Foot Selling in New Canaan and Westport.
B&B 39 What’s the Price of New in New York? Kliegerman & Tomana, New Development
B&B 40: Bob Stefanowski: Critical Issues for Connecticut’s Real Estate Economy
B&B 41: Ari Harkov on the NYC & Brooklyn Markets and Running a Top Real Estate Team
B&B 42: Affordable Housing – Who Needs It? w/ Tony Hwang, Ryan Fazio, Scott Hobbs & Francis Pickering
B&B 43: Benjamin Moore’s Color Expert & Top Designers Talk Color Trends in Real Estate
B&B 44: Noah Rosenblatt of Urban Digs on the New York Market
B&B 45: Governor Ned Lamont. Conversation on Real Estate & the Connecticut Economy
B&B 46 “Tax The Rich, They Won’t Move” A Conversation on Migration and Demographics
B&B 47: “Mexico is Hot” What You Need to Know about this Rising Real Estate Market
B&B 48: Zoom On Q1 Market Report for Real Estate in New York & Connecticut – So Hot
B&B 49: Mike Lubin & Matt Cohen, Top Realtors in New York, on The Post-Covid Market
B&B 50: “Can Housing Keep Rising” A Conversation with Jonathan Miller on Rising Rates
B&B 51: “Designing on a Dime” Sergio Mercado & Jennifer Cohler Mason on Design
B&B 52: The Martha’s Vineyard Show with Britt Bast and Cheri Mason of MVLandVest
B&B 53: The Vero Beach Show with Sally Daley and Bob McNally
B&B 54:  “Bracing for An Economic Hurricane” with Stephen Lascher & David Perry
B&B 55: Thinking of Downsizing? The Show on Small Houses with Sheri Koones
​​​​​​​4pm Thursday. Use the Meeting ID: http://zoom.us/j/92135931351
Or, binge watch all 51 shows on Youtube. Subscribe now: http://bit.ly/399yevL