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Broker Showcase – Vince Horcasitas

Q: As one of the more seasoned real estate agents in the Hamptons, what is it that sets you apart from the others?

A: My knowledge of the south-of-the-highway market is one thing. My close relationship with developers is another. But the main quality that makes me stand out is that I’m literally always reachable; when you call me, I pick up my phone.

Q: What do you like to do in the Hamptons…after selling real estate of course?

A: Well, I love to play tennis. I used to be a teacher and professional, and I’ve played in the national championship for 45 and over. I’ve met a lot of clients through tennis, and the game has helped me maintain a lot of professional relationships. I also love the beach and all the great restaurants out here, especially World Pie in Bridgehampton.

Q: What is the most challenging aspect of being a real estate agent for you?

A: Let’s go back to my answer to your first question and say it’s being there for all my clients all the time.

Q: What is the best advice you can give a 2nd homebuyer when searching for a vacation home in the Hamptons?

A: Find a great location, and use a great agent. Use that agent as your tour guide for all the best things this area has to offer.

Q: The Hamptons are a unique market, would you agree and why?

A: There’s a saying out here that when New York sneezes, we catch a cold. The market here depends a lot on people from other areas. Also, it’s a uniquely beautiful area; people come here from those outside areas for a reason.

Q: How would you describe your selling style?

A: No pressure. Also, a huge amount of market analysis and research for all properties.

Q: What is a typical day like in real estate for Vince Horcasitas?

A: The gym at 6:30 AM. Over to the office. Work ‘til 7 or 8 at night. Hitting tennis balls late afternoon and going out to dinner with co-workers and clients.

Q: Can you tell us about some of your more notable sales?

A: I just sold one of my own listings for $480,000. Another house I just sold was on Shelter Island and went for $9.5M. It was the second biggest sale ever on the Island.

Q: What is the most satisfying part of your work?

A: Finding a deal that’s not apparent to anyone else.

Q: What do you consider to be the hot neighborhoods right now?

A: Sag Harbor on the water, Southampton Village, anywhere south of the highway in Sagaponack, Bridgehampton, or Water Mill.

Q: What are your thoughts on the current market?

A: I think it’ll stay strong for the next couple of years.

Q: How have the Hamptons changed since you first moved here?

A: A lot more people are spending a lot more time here, moving out full-time or staying out Thursday to Monday.

Q: What do the Hamptons offer that cannot be found anywhere else?

A: Open fields, amazing sunsets, affluence, nightlife, the beach, the bay, great yoga classes and a short drive over to Shelter Island or Montauk can make you feel like your on vacation.

Q: What misconceptions might people have about the Hamptons?

A: That only rich people live here.


Vincent Horcasitas
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
(516) 768-7330
[email protected]