New York-metropolitan area real estate firm Halstead Property, which is looking to expand its footprint in the Hamptons, has opened a temporary office in Southampton Village and plans to move into a ground floor office this spring.
The office will be located at 31 Main Street, in the storefront formerly occupied by home store MacKenzie-Childs, and the temporary office, which opened Jan.1, is upstairs at 27A Main Street.
According to Halstead Property's Tumblr, more than 20 agents will be working from the new location, all new hires.
"We're the 24th office that they opened, and about a year ago they bought Devlin McNiff in East Hampton because they wanted to come to the Hamptons," said Nancy Hardy, who leads the Southampton office as director of sales.
An Alabama native, Hardy has lived in Southampton since 1989 and in New York City before that. She is an 18-year veteran of the real estate industry, having started her career at Allan Schneider Associates and then joining Douglas Elliman before accepting her new position at Halstead Property.
Hardy said the Main Street location was an obvious choice for Halstead Property. "Where else would you want to be? It's the perfect location. We've got parking behind us, wonderful foot traffic — prime real estate."
She added that the 31 Main Street office will have something unique: a touch-screen kiosk for browsing listings, which can be used from the sidewalk.
Southampton home sellers are already reaching out to Halstead Property to make sure their properties are on the firm's radar. "We're handling floods of calls," Hardy said.
Halstead Property deals in all levels of real estate, both sales and rentals, she said. "We're happy to have every range of customer."
Hardy is a member of the Parrish Art Museum Board of Trustees and co-chairs the museum's annual Spring Fling fundraiser. She is also a director of the Hamptons and North Fork Realtors Association.
Halstead Property's closest office to Southampton is in East Hampton Village.
Halstead Property's Southampton Village office can be reached at 631-283-2883.