Archive for March, 2016

Real Estate & Local Business: It’s All Connected

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Judi Desiderio - Hamptons Magazine Business Seminar

Judi Desiderio (far right) joined Hamptons Magazine publisher Debra Halpert, Joey Wolffer of Wolffer Estate Vineyard, Dede Gotthelf Moan of Southampton Inn, Robert Chaloner of Southampton Hospital, and Congressman Lee Zeldin as a speaker at the 8th annual Hamptons Magazine Business Seminar.  

Nearly all businesses are connected in some way to real estate.  The National Association of Home Builders estimates that nearly three jobs are created with each newly constructed home.  Additionally, the National Association of Realtors estimates that one job is created for every two existing home sales.

Since its inception in 1999, the Community Preservation Fund (CPF) that covers the East End towns of Southampton, East Hampton, Riverhead, Shelter Island, and Southold have collected approximately one billion dollars.  The CPF is a 2% tax on nearly all real estate transfers, paid almost exclusively by the buyer.  With this CPF money all East End towns have preserved many sensitive and scenic properties with the objective to protect the environment as well as the beauty of our area.  Preserving the beauty preserves our land values.

With every East End home sold several ancillary services are called in such as decorators, painters, landscapers, and more.  These new homeowners visit our shops and restaurants and contribute to our local economy.

To pay it forward and connect our summer renters more closely with our vibrant community at T&C we provide every tenant with a rental gift bag.  Beyond being a great beach tote, the bag is packed with exclusive invitations as well as coupons and certificates for local wineries, restaurant flyers, information on exercise classes, and other local activities.  We give these out in an effort to get our new neighbors out of the back yard and into the communities.

2016 should be a great year for summer rentals!

T&C Agents Take the Stage in Southampton Cultural Center’s South Pacific

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

South Pacific at Southampton Cultural Center


Escape the Hamptons winter bluster, at least for a short while, to the wondrously enchanted South Pacific islands as envisioned by director Michael Discher and his Center Stage Theater at Southampton Cultural Center, with musical direction by Amanda Jones.  The captivating melodies – “Some Enchanted Evening” and “I’m In Love With A Wonderful Guy” – will tug at heartstrings while fast-paced production numbers, the trademark of Rogers and Hammerstein’s beloved musicals, have audiences leaping for joy. 

A big Bravo to two members of the brilliant cast who hail from Town & Country Real Estate – Hamptons real estate agents Julie Crowley and Aaron Kaufman, both of our Southampton office.  Led by Shannon DuPuis and Darren Ottati others in the cast include Douglas Sabo, Daniel Becker, Kimet Speed, Jose Coropuna, Richard Gardini, Dakota Quackenbush, Scout Whiting, Jonathan Fogarty, Joey Giovingo, David Hoffman, Brianna Kinnier, Jack Seabury, Christina Stankewicz, Josephine Wallace, and Kristin Whiting.

Catch “South Pacific” at Southampton Cultural Center (25 Pond Lane, Southampton) on Thursdays at 7:30 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 2:30 pm, through March 20. Tickets are $25 for general admission, $12 for students under 21. Visit or call 631-287-4377 for more details.