Broker Showcase - Tim Davis: The Corcoran Group
HRES recently had the opportunity to sit down with Tim Davis, of the Corcoran Group, who sold Southampton's historic Wooldon Manor oceanfront estate, not once, but twice in just six months. It first sold in one transaction in December of 2013 for $75 million. In less than 3 months it was back on the market, selling again in July 2014 in several transactions, for a total of $81,250,000. Tim was not only the co-exclusive listing agent, but he was also the selling agent first, for the entire transaction in 2013 (the house and four parcels) and two of the 2014 transactions (including the house and one parcel). An amazing year for this veteran Hamptons agent!
HRES: You have so many incredible listings on the market right now, call you tell us a little more about one or two of them?
TD: Yes, I am very fortunate in that regard. Rather than pinpoint one, I would state that in particular there are a number of important and impressive waterfront and oceanfront properties which I am currently offering in the market. Each one offers a unique feeling and opportunity depending on the way in which one wants to live and own their home in the Hamptons. From a crisp oceanfront contemporary in Sagaponack to a rambling Mecox Bayfront mansion. There are some wonderful selections in the market right now that will suit a wide variety of needs.
HRES: What is it like working together with your son, Jonathan?
TD: Jonathan assists on a number of my listings, while helping to develop other aspects of the business. We are building a partnership and have made a long-term commitment to providing the best service and marketing programs to our clients. Jon has brought social media and other exciting opportunities to enhance the Tim Davis brand and develop new opportunities. Most recently while in L.A. he introduced himself to one of the stars of Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, which evolved into our shooting an episode of the show in the Hamptons featuring several of my listings.
HRES: Hamptons real estate is booming again ... why do you thil1k that is?
TD: Hamptons real estate has been a constant. Even in recession times we always had buyers, just at different prices. First, we are a safe haven for investment. Then and perhaps most importantly this locale offers a unique and exceptional quality of life within 2 hours from Manhattan. The Hamptons have a well-deserved worldwide reputation for being a jewel in the real estate market and a lifestyle destination for homeowners.
HRES: Who has had the greatest influence on your life, and why?
TD: My wife and three children have been my greatest influence. Their love and support on a daily basis keeps me grounded and they remind me of the things that are most important in life. They inspire me to be the best version of myself. You know the saying" Behind every successful man ... "for me, that means my entire family. They are my motivating engine.
HRES: What is the most important lesson you have learned as a real estate agent in the Hamptons?
TD: Each customer, contact and transaction is a future building block for new relationships and new business for tomorrow or ten years down the road. Treat them honestly, fairly and guide them with the experience and the understanding of the market gained over 33 years in the business to serve their best interests. Do right by them and the future will take care of you.
Licensed Associate RE Broker
Licensed as Timothy G Davis
Office: (631) 702-9211