With 30 years' experience in Hamptons real estate, Lisa Bass brings a level of sophistication and panoramic perspective to buying and selling property on the East End. In 2010, Lisa was rated in the top 1% of 45,000 NRY agents nationwide before moving to Saunders & Associates to add their first-class support system and marketing acumen to her growing business.
Lisa's family affiliation with contracting, trades and architecture over the course of 30 years adds another layer of knowledge to her ability to help customers and clients accurately analyze the building and renovation potential of any property.
Lisa has deep roots in the community dating back to her grandparents, who moved from Paris to East Hampton in the 1950s and opened Chez Labbat, a favored restaurant of de Kooning, Pollock, Capote and other luminaries. Lisa credits this environment for her love of arts which led her to hone her eye at the School of Visual Arts before being discovered by the Ford Modeling Agency to become a successful hand model. In July 2019, Lisa's late husband, Joel Bass, was named as one of the major American artists of this past century in an article from the New York Times titled, Where Does Major American Art Come From? Mapping the Whitney Biennial. Through Lisa's extensive exposure to international travel, incredible art, business with major fashion and beauty brands, she set up a vast network of high-profile contacts.
Lisa is passing her love of the area, and of real estate, to the next generation of her family – her sons Max and Theo. Both attended Eaglebrook School, Max graduating in ‘15 and Theo in ‘19, and went on to Suffield Academy, where Max graduated in ‘18 and Theo graduated in 2022. Max graduated Pitzer College in 2023. Theo is presently a sophmore at Pitzer College and is playing for the Pomona/Pitzer Men's Water Polo Team. Both of them have always known the Hamptons as their home and have worked as interns at Saunders & Associates during their school and summer breaks.
Lisa's long-term view of the Hamptons marketplace also gives her the insight to help customers know when and where to capture value, appreciating the investment potential as well as enjoyment of a Hamptons property.
Raising her family on the bucolic East End, Lisa implicitly understands it's not just a home but a valued lifestyle people are seeking, and she is dedicated to sharing that dream.
Repeat customers and clients cite Lisa's can-do attitude and problem-solving skills to get them quickly and efficiently to yes.