David has been a practicing Hamptons real estate broker for 20 years. He has the experience and knowledge necessary to bring any transaction to a successful conclusion, while avoiding pitfalls that the less-experienced might not see. Having been involved in hundreds of transactions, there are few situations that David has not seen or experienced firsthand. In such a diverse area where seldom are two houses alike, each situation can present a different set of obstacles to get to the closing table. David prides himself on being able to anticipate problems, and then proactively solving any issues before they sideline any potential transactions.
He likens his profession to that of a detective. A real estate agent must be able to identify potential problems, accurately interpret them, and enact a logical and common sense approach to cure. Intensive knowledge of Hamptons town codes, rules and regulations that are constantly changing, clearing restrictions, setbacks, max square footage, pre-existing and non-conforming conditions, and wetlands are just some of the many issues that commonly arise during a transaction. The ability to successfully navigate this labyrinth is the main reason to hire David as your real estate agent. As he often says, Sometimes when we're in contract, the real work begins.
Coupled with a strong knowledge of construction, heating systems, and generally what makes a house a good or a bad purchase, makes David very unique in his field. His recommendations come with trustworthy results, from everything from roofers to attorneys, and everything in between. However, one thing that really distinguishes David, having vast experience in his field, he will never promise, or state something as fact, without being 100% sure. Saying I don't know is sometimes the most important phrase that a real estate agent can utter. Overstepping your boundaries is a mistake that happens all too often and can lead to hard feelings at the closing table, or worse yet, the inability to even get there.
Having been involved in so many transactions over the years, David prides himself on his negotiating skills and bringing two parties together. He has a tried and true approach to securing deals. Agents who work with David know that he is serious, comes well prepared, and is basically a force to be reckoned with in representing his client. He rarely loses a bidding war. When representing a sale, David makes it his business to know everything about the property there is to know.
David lives in East Hampton, has a son at the University of Miami after graduating East Hampton High School, is an avid tennis player, practices yoga, and generally loves his life on the east end of Long Island. He has a weekly blog called the Zazessment that is a must read for anyone living here, or just visiting. It takes you inside the Hamptons real estate world, and keeps you up to date on important developments in the area. Read his press clippings as a Hamptons real estate expert and follow David at @zazulahamptonsrealestate.