At Home with Tim Davis: The Hamptons Luxury Market Leader
"I am not simply representing a home, this is an important investment and lifestyle choice for my clients. 100% client satisfaction is the ranking I strive for and cementing lifetime relationships that go beyond any list." – Tim Davis
Hamptons Magazine: You were just ranked by The Wall Street Journal as the #4 Real Estate Professional in volume in the United States. How does it feel?
Tim Davis: It was quite an accomplishment and actually feels pretty good. My immediate focus is on understanding the luxury market and that requires my constant vigilance. I am not simply representing a home, this is an important investment and lifestyle choice for my clients. 100% client satisfaction is the ranking I strive for and cementing lifetime relationships that go beyond any list.
HM: How did you become a true power broker?
TD: I have always believed in a strong work ethic. From the beginning of my career 33 years ago, I viewed each transaction and opportunity as a future stepping-stone and building block. I am probably the only career agent in the market.
HM: The homes you sell are exceptional properties. What do you learn about these listings that successfully draw in high-figure deals time and again?
TD: Buyers will pay the highest price for a home or property in the most prime locations. They will sacrifice the structure for the sake of a great parcel of land or a particular waterfront or oceanfront setting.
HM: You have an impressive roster of listings, what do you look for when representing a property?
TD: For me there needs to be some element of singular quality, whether it is location, architecture, or style. A 30 room mansion in the estate section obviously has a different appeal than let's say a pristine Sagaponack beach house. In some ways, they both represent the breadth of our inventory and the worldwide appeal to this real estate market.
HM: Any notable sale? Estates or clients who you enjoyed working with the most?
TD: I have had the privilege of working with some of the most important and influential individuals in business, finance, and the entertainment industry. Very often, these transactions are handled quietly and confidentially. A current notable transaction was my very recent sale of Wooldon Manor on Gin Lane for a second time in 6 months. This is record breaking even for my own career.
HM: What is a typical "day in the life" for you?
TD: My day starts early and each one is different. It is one of the things that are so incredibly enjoyable about this business. Each day is new and presents fresh challenges and opportunities. I'm a big believer in being available to my clients and customers, so I'm often checking emails and messages early in the morning till late in the evening.
HM: As a native of the Hamptons, would you ever consider working elsewhere, or do you consider this your home turf, your domain?
TD: I love living here, It has been a uniquely wonderful place to raise my family. On top of that, I am fortunate to be able to work in one of the most vibrant stable markets in the world, moments from my doorstep. We are a luxury brand, providing services to buyers and sellers from around the globe, My client list is both national and international, this is because we offer them an invaluable understanding of the Hamptons luxury real estate market. I live and breathe the business, and along with my family, it's the fabric of my life.
HM: On a different note, what is your favorite local meal?
TD: There are so many. I would recommend trying the wood oven roasted chicken at Nick and Toni's, as one.