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We are so proud to announce that our new corner office located at 2 Newtown Lane is now officially open for business as of today. We invite you to stop by, tour the new facility, and say hello!

If you are looking for a sale or rental in the Hamptons area, you can also view our recently released interactive version of our Hamptons Book by clicking here.

For more information about taking your business to the next level in East Hampton email our Managing Director, Anthony DeVivio at adevivio@halstead.com.


Closing in on its 5th year messaging on Facebook, we are proud to announce that Halstead Property just surpassed 20,000 Likes on Facebook this month. This is a noteworthy occasion for us because we are now able to fill Madison Square Garden with Halstead Property followers if we really felt the urge to.

Why do we have one of the largest social followings in the real estate industry?  Our goal on this platform is to share with you an entertaining look at some of the more intriguing trending stories, imagery, and videos taking place both inside our company with our listings and company initiatives as well as outside in our neighborhoods.

Thank you so much to all who follow us, we encourage you to spread the word and help us reach a quarter century! Click here to follow us today.


Looking for a Rental in the Hamptons next season? We invite you to peruse through our recently released Rental Book in our interactive online format found here at halstead.com/hamptonsrentalbook. Inside you will find the finest rental properties available in Halstead Property’s portfolio. 

In addition, sample the front cover above which is a 5,000sf rental in the heart of East Hampton (coincidentally successfully rented days after the release of this book).

If you want the hard cover version we invite you to stop by one of our offices at 3 North Main Street in East Hampton or 31 Main Street in Southampton and receive your complimentary copy.


Did you happen to catch our Fall/Winter Halstead Portfolio Magazine inside The Wall Street Journal this morning? If not, we invite you to join the 500,000 others who enjoy the Interactive Digital Edition featuring thousands of our New York Metropolitan Area Exclusive Properties at halstead.com/portfolio.

Take part in the ongoing social contest on twitter where you take the quintessential coffee table book, our Portfolio Magazine, place it on your coffee table at home and take a picture of it.  Then send your photo to us @Halstead on twitter.  You will then win a Halstead Prize Package valued at $100.

Let us know in comments your thoughts on the magazine! What did you think?


We wish each of you a happy and safe Halloween! If you are “Trick-or-Treating” in the area of one of our 29 offices in the Tri-State Area, we invite you to pop in during business hours for a special complimentary treat!


First was New York City last week, now enjoy a sneak peek of the front cover of the Hamptons Edition of the Fall/Winter Halstead Portfolio Magazine. The magazine will be circulated to over 500,000 later this week inside the Wall Street Journal Tri-State circulation and in an interactive format online. What do you think of the East Hampton work of art known as the Arc House designed by world renowned architect Maziar Behrooz? See more incredible images of this home here.

Get a Sneak Peek of the NYC Cover here.


This enchanting backyard you see pictured is accessible through the French doors off the kitchen. It features a classic covered porch and Travertine pool patio leading into the heated gunite pool with the latest electronic saltwater chlorination system, making the water feel silky smooth. The manicured landscape provides beauty and privacy, the perfect setting to gather with family and friends and dine under the stars. This new construction in Amagansett section of the Hamptons has countless other details that will take your breath away,

Click here to read them all and see more of this wonderful home.

Sample all of our Real Estate Eye Candy Powered by Pinterest here


According to the Web Marketing Association, Halstead Property’s patented Search and Display Web Ad Technology used in our corporate display ads was voted Best Real Estate Web Ad of 2013 at this year’s Internet Advertising Competition. The WebAward cited the ease of use and innovative implementation for the reasons the award was handed out.
Our Search and Display technology allows the recipient of the ad unit to stay on the webpage that they initially saw the ad and continue to read the content on the site while searching for real estate INSIDE our ad.  The click through will not take place until the user wishes to see more about the property.

The award came at the same time Halstead Property also was honored for the following marketing/technology accomplishments below:

* Halstead.com named the Best Real Estate Website of 2013 according to Leading Real Estate Companies of the World chosen over 600+ international real estate firm.

* Halstead Property’s Interactive Touch Screens outside our storefront windows of our offices named by Inman News as the “Most Innovative Brokerage Tool of 2013”.

Learn more about how Halstead Property does Marketing & Technology differently here.

YOUR EYE CANDY OF THE DAY: Feel the South of France in the Hamptons

Looking for that South of France Aura surrounding your next vacation home? If so, we have the perfect 4-bedroom East Hampton Oasis for you.  This property truly was built for entertaining. Don’t believe us, how about the covered rear porches, decks overlooking gardens, turreted pool house , heated gunite pool/spa, outdoor entertaining patio, and more.

If you want to see the entire home, we invite you to watch the full video tour here.

For all of our Real Estate Eye Candy powered by Pinterest, head to our Halstead Pinterest Page.

Your Eye Candy of the Day: Life is Sweeter by the Sea

Overlooking the epic dunes and beauty of a nature preserve and extending to the shimmering ocean views of world-class beaches, this Amagansett home proves how good life can be by the sea. The 5,400 square foot, 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath home has been lovingly maintained and is sited on exquisite grounds with a gunite pool. 

To learn more about this property, click here. 

Sample all of our Real Estate Eye Candy Powered by Pinterest here

Best Beaches in the Hamptons

As the sun is beaming and temperatures are rising, now is the perfect time to start planning your next weekend trip to the Hamptons. Give yourself that mini vacation you deserve, and check out some of the best Hamptons beaches our neighborhood expert agents have gathered for us. 

Main Beach

You can’t go wrong beaching at a place that made its way into the number one spot of 2013 America’s Best Beaches. With its white sand, clean ocean, and an overall relaxed attitude amongst the beach goers, Main Beach is just the place to go for a peaceful day. If you end up getting hungry for a quick bite or lunch, check out Chowder Bowl, the great ocean side snack bar. Because this East Hampton beach is so popular, we suggest you arrive on the earlier side, as they offer only 40 non-resident parking passes for the day!

101 Ocean Avenue, East Hampton, NY 11937 

Coopers Beach

Located in the Southampton Village, Coopers Beach is a beautiful place with sand dunes, rock-less white sand, and beach grass. Because the sand is so soft and clean, Coopers Beach is known as one of the best beaches in the Hamptons for walking and running. If you want to spend the day tanning, there is a place to rent umbrellas and chairs daily, however, this beach is also a fun place to play in the water, as the waves can be big and great to ride. It doesn’t just stop at the beach - the town is filled with quaint dining, art, and wineries to enjoy after a day at the shore. No wonder Coopers Beach was once named America’s Number One Beach on the annual list.

268 Meadow Lane, Southampton, NY 11968

Sagg Main Beach

Located right in the heart of the Hamptons, Sagg Main Beach is the ideal place for all those who enjoy being more than just a beach bum for the day. You’ll see residents and visitors fishing, surfing, and playing volleyball at the courts provided by the beach. After a day of fun in the sun, check out Townline BBQ, located just a mile away, for great happy hour deals and delicious food to eat with friends.

Sagg Main Street, Sagaponack, NY 11932

Mecox Beach

Mecox Beach is just the place to go with your family for a weekend getaway. With bathrooms, showers, volleyball courts, a concession stand and ice cream truck, all necessary facilities are available. On top of that, well-trained lifeguards are stationed at this Bridgehampton beach, so anyone can enjoy a swim in the big waves. With the beautiful ocean views and provided amenities, the $15 parking fee is absolutely worth it!

535 Jobs Lane, Bridgehampton, NY 11976 

Flying Point Beach

It is no surprise that Flying Point Beach is known as “the” beach spot in Water Mill. Your beach day is guaranteed to be fun-filled with its available picnic tables, showers, restrooms, food stations, volleyball courts, and of course great tanning. Overall, the beach is beautiful with great views of the ocean. End your day here because this is one of the best beaches to stay and watch the sunset!

Flying Point Road, Water Mill, NY 11976 

Stop in at either of the Halstead Property Hamptons offices, located at 3 North Main Street in East Hampton and 31 Main Street in Southampton, to learn more about everything this gorgeous area has to offer. Our expert agents will be happy to show you around!

(Image Courtesy: Yahoo! and Associated Press)


Taken from the Real Deal Magazine Exclusive Story that ran today, June 26, 2013

"Halstead Property President Diane Ramirez has been promoted to serve as the brokerage’s first-ever CEO, the firm said in a statement toThe Real Deal. James Gricar, Halstead’s general sales manager, will fill her shoes by taking the role of president.

“We’ve come a long way — we’re a much larger and deeper firm now,” thus necessitating the additional role, Ramirez told The Real Deal.

Ramirez, who held the president title for 14 years, co-founded the firm in 1984 with Clark Halstead. She was a sales agent until 1987, which is when she took the role of director of sales — specifically managing the East Side office — and a partner until 2001, when Terra Holdings acquired the firm.

“For the last 14 years, Diane has served as the president of the firm and she has established Halstead Property as a top real estate player in the tri-state area,” Terra Holdings co-chairmen David Burris, Kent Swig, Arthur Zeckendorf and William Lie Zeckendorf, said in a prepared statement announcing the promotions. “Halstead is the firm that [it] is today based on her incredible business acumen and we are so pleased to have her continued leadership and guidance.”

The brokerage has grown over the past decade. It has more than doubled in size, with over 1,000 agents and 28 offices throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut under its belt. In Manhattan, Halstead has 617 agents, or 3 percent more than the 600 tallied in 2012, according to The Real Deal‘s most recent ranking.

“Strategic growth is a very healthy thing for a company of our size and our strength,” Ramirez said.

Halstead recently acquired the assets of Brooklyn brokerage Aguayo Real Estate, which brought its presence in the borough to five offices, as The Real Deal reported. The firm also recently added a Washington Heights office by purchasing the assets of Stein-Perry Real Estate. And a month before that, Halstead announced that it would open a new office inSouthampton Village, as The Real Deal reported.

Ramirez, who was named one of the nation’s most influential real estate leaders early this year by Inman News, will continue to helm the firm’s strategic growth. She will also continue to oversee Halstead’s marketing, technology, communications and relocations divisions.

“Expansion down the line is a priority,” Ramirez said. “Smart, strategic expansion is what we keep our eyes open to.”

Gricar, who in 15 years climbed from agent to president, will focus on marketing and the Halstead brand, among other tasks.

“Working hand-in-hand with Diane on new initiatives, Jim has worked to enhance the overall brand of Halstead with great success and we are excited to see him excel in his new role as president,” Terra’s co-chairmen said in the release.

Richard Grossman, executive director of sales for Downtown, has been promoted to executive vice president, managing director. Sara Rotter, director of sales for Downtown, will take his executive role. In addition, Trish Martin has been named executive director of sales for Brooklyn and Eugene Cordano has been promoted to executive director of sales for New Jersey.


Introducing the New Halstead Mobile Site…while other real estate sites hide and limit the content you see when you access through a mobile device, we are comfortable in our own skin to be in full site!

Here are some examples of features that our new mobile site has that a majority of mobile real estate sites do not:

- Quick search works for all sections of Halstead.com, like the desktop version
- Larger, Fuller Resolution Floor plans 
- Larger Photos When You Turn Device Landscape
- More advanced search criteria 
- Property Descriptions are completely hidden initially
- Full Video Library of our 2000+ Videos 
- More robust agent pages with recent press, closings, videos, their social mediums and more
- Full Neighborhood Content 
- Full interactivity capabilities of our content with various social mediums 
- Publishing our most recent Social Media Content
- Information about our executives and divisions within the firm
- Market reports and archives
- Entire Archive of Company/Agent Recent Press

See it all on your android and iphone devices today at halstead.com!

(Enjoy a sample of our ad campaign above)


Follow Halstead Property on the popular mobile photo sharing app, Instagram, for our Snapshot of the Day that highlights and captures just why we love this business…the architechure, the views, the home decor, the waterfronts!  We see the finest homes in the world everyday, the least we can do is share they picturesque images with you!  

Stay tuned for some photo capture contests we will be having in the near future.

To follow us head to www.instagram.com/halstead and for the 9 different social mediums we are on and join us there as well head here.


Timothy Haftel has lived in Southampton since 1992 and has always had a passion for the Hamptons’ real estate market. His local expertise and comprehensive knowledge are second to none. In this space, Tim will keep you updated on all the exciting happenings in the Hamptons during the summer season.

The new season has seen a changing of the guard for a few restaurants in the Hamptons. Openings include Delmonico’s in the old Savannah’s spot by the train in Southampton, BLT Steak in Nobu’s old locale at the Capri, Fresh by Todd Jacobs takes over the Southfork Kitchen location in Bridgehampton, Jeff Resnick’s The Cuddy replaces Phao in Sag Harbor and Sienna Restaurant & Ultralounge fills Beaumarchais spot in East Hampton.

And joining the Hampton’s night-life scene, which is never in small supply, is the return of the Pink Elephant after a three year hiatus in the T-bar/Sienna Restaurant space.

The weather is finally taking a turn for the better. Meaning people will be flocking to the beaches in the coming weeks. All of the towns throughout the Hamptons have done an amazing job getting the beaches back in shape after a very tough fall. Also, Main Beach in East Hampton was recently named the “Best Beach in the US” by Dr. Beach (coastal expert Stephen P. Leatherman). 

It looks to be another fun summer season in the Hamptons! Look for Tim to keep you up to date on all of the regular happenings.

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