Spring has arrived and the East End is starting to heat up. To date, the real estate market for 2013 has been extremely active and the Hamptons is on target for a profitable, record-breaking season. Nest Seekers International has built a reputation for going above and beyond the call of duty—with every transaction being handled with extra care, expertise guidance and global exposure. This young but immensely successful firm is a strong force in the world of real estate.
Nest Seekers offers local, national and international exposure that ultimately assures each and every client limitless opportunities. From rentals to sales in both the residential and commercial markets, Nest Seekers continues to grow and prosper because of its youthful and cutting-edge approach to business and how they handle real estate properties.
I recently talked to Jeff Steinhorst, Vice President and one of Nest Seekers leading agents. As Steinhorst gears up for the 2013 summer season, he offers a glimpse from his past, a bit about his background and a positive outlook toward the future of his firm and the real estate market.
Tell us about your real estate experience.
I have been in the real estate industry for the past 17 years, starting in our nation’s capital and working in the Hamptons for 13 years. I’ve been with Nest Seekers in Southampton since their inception.
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What makes Nest Seekers International unique?
I think that Nest Seekers International is a growing firm, and that our expansion in the Hamptons market, from one to four offices in the past two
years, is a testament to that. Our website is our “crown jewel” and gets one of the highest monthly unique hits of any in the industry.
How has the 2013 real estate market been
The market out East is on fire. We are seeing numbers exceeding last year at this time and 2012 was a very good market. I’m personally receiving in excess of 50 rental inquires per week with a large closing ratio. Sales have definitely picked up and the market continues to climb. Things are going into contract in all price points, which I think is an indicator of a very strong market.
Tell us about one of your biggest or unique real estate transactions?
Last season was an amazing rental season. I personally had approximately $3 million in rentals including a $525,000 rental and a $400,000 rental. My most unique transaction was probably at the beginning of my career when I sold the Robert McNamara residence in the Kalorama section of Washington, D.C.
What are the most popular neighborhoods/areas on the East End?
I think that the villages are always in high demand and recent transfers support that. Bridgehampton is very much requested and Amagansett for rentals this year is hugely in demand.
What do you do when you’re not working?
When is that? I enjoy spending time with my dogs at the beach as well as being involved with some great causes I support including Live Out Loud, ARF and MOMA. I also like to spend a lot of time in Miami where we have an office and travel extensively whenever I can, to Buenos Aires, Turks & Caicos and Paris (just a few of my favorite places).
What do you love about the Hamptons?
I love everything, from the four seasons, to the great restaurants, culture and those beautiful beaches.
Jeff has made his mark not only in the Hamptons, but on a global scale as well. The Hamptons will once again be this year’s favorite vacation getaway, weekend playground and seasonal favorite as well as a great place to live year-round.
If you’re looking for the perfect new home or home away from home in the Hamptons, perhaps Nest Seekers International is the right firm for you.