Stephen Hartigan's ambition and energy have served him well in life and in his career; as he says, Give me 24 hours and I'll rustle up some inspiration. A competitor his whole life, Stephen was nationally recognized as a swimmer and basketball player while attending Thames Valley University in London. After graduating with a culinary arts degree, Stephen was named Young Chef of the Year in Ireland and worked as a high-end private chef for many years, receiving considerable renown in New York, Paris, and the UK. More than an award-winning chef, Stephen founded and operated a successful private home staffing agency for over 15 years in the Hamptons, LA, Florida, and beyond.
First and foremost, Stephen is an active listener and understands that luxury is a service. Working with his vast network of discerning clients and customers, he understands that time is their biggest asset and he works tirelessly to make sure the real estate process is effortless, exciting, and exceeds expectations. Stephen's clients and customers count on his flexibility, availability, and detail-oriented approach to bring their real estate dreams to life. He keeps things simple and transparent, relying on his personal experience in designing, buying, renting, and selling homes in the Hamptons. Words he works from, Do as you say and say as you do.
Stephen knows how luxury happens—from quality services and staffing to elevated designers and meticulous maintenance—offering unmatched advice on how to enjoy easy living in the Hamptons. As president of the Domestic Estate Managers Association for over 15 years, Stephen has deep local connections and is trusted in the Hamptons community for his honesty, loyalty, and discretion.
For buyers and sellers alike, Stephen is there to help at every step of the real estate process. Those looking to sell rely on his designer's eye and deep knowledge of quality contractors to get their property ready for the market. Combined with Saunders & Associates' industry-leading marketing team, Stephen makes sure listings are properly positioned to sell in print, on television, on the web, and on social media. Buyers are supported by his Hamptons expertise and savvy negotiating acumen.
Stephen lives with his fiancé Alyra, her daughter Waverly, son Daniel, and standard poodle Lola on the ocean in Southampton. Whether he is in the water after work, at the Southampton Golf Club, or dining at Duryea's, Stephen's passion for this special place is easy to see.