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Residential real estate brokers measure success in a variety of ways, be it in annual sales or the number of houses they list. Elaine Stimmel, a 18-year veteran and senior vice president with The Corcoran Group in East Hampton, measures her success by the clients she keeps. A loyal legion of well-served buyers and sellers whose numbers grow with each customer they refer, confident that their needs will be met while enjoying time well-spent.
The reputation for which Elaine has built her career as a top producing broker is based upon her straightforwardness and willingness to listen, which results in well-suited homes for buyers, and maximum returns for sellers. In addition, Elaine possesses a superior knowledge of the market and is well versed in its performance over the past decade providing assurance to buyers and sellers alike that the decisions they make are sound ones. Because Elaine knows the key to a happy home is found at the end of a sometimes very winding road, she infuses fun and enthusiasm all along the way.
Elaine's own journey to East Hampton, the place she now calls home, began in 1978 when she first arrived as a summer resident with her husband and two children. Following nearly three decades living between New York and Hong Kong, Elaine and her family moved to East Hampton Village full time in 1990 where her love of modern architecture served as the inspiration for the house they built.
The reputation for excellence, of which Elaine is renowned and many rely upon, has evolved into an extensive network of real estate professionals including highly regarded architects and designers and brokers in Manhattan; making Elaine the go to broker regardless of one's real estate needs. This same reputation has earned the trust of major news organizations including The New York Times and New York Magazine who look to Elaine for information and analysis when reporting on the East End home buying market.
A native of New York City, Elaine attended the University of Miami and Adelphi University where she studied social work.