"In Real Estate, representation is everything". Did you know buyers are the least represented people in real estate? At The Hamptons Edge we believe in representation for all.
Get to know Bill Carroll
In 2002 Bill Carroll was looking for a new start. After serving twenty years in the New York City Fire Department and retiring as a ranking officer, the thought resting on his laurels was not the least bit appealing.
At the suggestion of his wife Donna Bill considered a career in real estate. She reminded him that they had always seemed to root out great values in the purchases they had made for the family, and indeed how much he enjoyed the hunt for just the right property, and then the excitement of the ensuing negotiation and closing of the deal.
All well and good thought Bill, but how would experience serving in the FDNY add value to a sales job in real estate? What could I bring to the table to help people achieve the dream of purchasing a home of their own? Bill listed the qualities and traits that were essential in not only surviving but excelling in a very dangerous occupation.
· Communicate – listen thoughtfully, speak intelligently
· Think outside the box- it’s rarely easy, so work it out and create a positive solution
· Do the right thing- consider others’ needs before your own-
· Create and follow a plan- essential for long term success
· Do everything you say you will do, then do a little more
Bill listed the traits that became so ingrained over the years that anything less would just not do
· Loyalty-to the highest degree
· Ethical-never less than 100%
· Teamwork- work as a team, win as a team
· Trustworthiness- always no matter the outcome
It seems a little obvious now, but it’s the above lists that have guided and shaped Bill’s Real Estate Career Path into becoming one of The East End of Long Island’s most trusted and sought after brokers. Many years and successful transactions later, Bill continues to receive the highest recommendations from his buyers and seller clients alike.
Hand-picked because they share the same core values and work ethic, you can expect the same level of expertise, loyalty and professionalism from any one of the agents at The Hamptons Edge. It is because Bill and his team prefer to work “for” clients instead of “with” customers that the tagline at The Hamptons Edge is “In Real Estate, Representation is Everything”.
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"“In Real Estate, Representation Is Everything”. Bill Carroll coined that phrase a few years back after deciding it is a much more rewarding experience working “for” clients instead of “with” customers, and it has been the tagline for the Hamptons Edge ever since. But what exactly does it mean? In a nutshell it means you get all the information, not just some. It means the broker or agent working on your behalf is willing to put your real estate needs ahead of their own ambitions and compensation. It means your agent has enough strength in their convictions to talk you out of a deal that’s not right for you. It means Undivided Loyalty, Full Disclosure, Complete Confidentiality and more. It means receiving the highest level of service possible. Whether you’re selling or buying, don’t you deserve to have an agent that’s working in your best interest? Of course you do. Because “In Real Estate, Representation Is Everything”.
Testimonials for Bill Carroll
C McHugh, Riverhead,NY12/02/2016
It was a pleasure working with Bill, as first time home buyers there was much to learn. Bill was courteous, prompt and always willing to share his wealth of knowledge. We had many questions which he patiently answered and helped walk us through the process. We looked at a lot of houses before settling and never once felt pressured. While looking we always had a good time and plenty of laughs as a bonus. By the end of the process I considered Bill a friend in addition to my broker and would highly recommend him.
Kerry B Aquebogue, NY 1193104/13/2016
Bill went above and beyond for us until we found our perfect home. He's the best - would recommend him in a second!
Jim L. East Moriches, NY03/23/2016
Bill was the consummate professional. He was spot on with the market and his recommendations were exactly what I needed to get the house sold. He went FAR above and beyond what you would expect from a relator. I was not living near the property and Bill went over and used his chainsaw to take care of large braches that came down during a storm. WOW! That is just one of the many times he came to my rescue. On top of everything else Bill is an honest and hard working person. You will not find a better relator.
Chris and Debbie S. Wading River NY12/30/2015
Bill was amazing to deal with. I had never dealt with a “buyers broker” before, and will highly recommend Bill's services to anyone in the market for a new home. Bill is a great asset to have on your side. He's even willing to climb fences, just ask. Chris and Debbie S. Wading River NY 12/2015
Bridget and James N Eastport, NY12/23/2015
I have known Bill for many years as a neighbor and friend. I am also employed working in a Govt. building dept. where i am in touch with and have come to know many real estate agents on the east end. Yet when i decided finally to sell my house there was no question as to who i would contact., because Bill far surpasses the level of knowledge and commitment i could have ever hoped to obtain from any other real estate agent. From start to finish it was a truly unbeilevable experience, My husband and I contacted Bill because we had finally (after many years of changing our minds) decided to take the plunge and get into a condo. He started by showing us different places and we fell in love with one particular place. Unfortunately, we had not even put our house up and so in our minds buying our dream home would never come to fruition. but guess what? we listed with Bill and he gave us a reasonable assesment , we listed the house, and within three weeks it sold. Incredibly, as soon as we took the offer we were able to make an offer on the house that we loved and we got it. There was a glitz, however, and it was that we had to be out of our house within a month. How to you pack up and leave 22 years of "stuff" in a months time,, and where do you go when you know you wont be able to get into the new home in time. Once again Bill came through and hooked us up with a friend of his who rented us a beautiful furnished home for a very good price. In addition, he helped move some of our furniture because he had a pickup truck and we had no way to get the big stuff we needed moved out. Througout the whole process he went above and beyond my best expectations. Anytime i called or texted him wth questions, concerns , etc. he got back to me immediately and we worked through any issues. Bill was there from beginnng to end. I cannot say enough good things about my experience with him. If you are looking for an honest, reliable, knowledgeable real estate agent who will give you 100% and more of his time and expertise, you should contact Bill
Mike W Farmingville, NY 1173810/23/2015
Bill Carroll from Hampton Real Estate is by far the most caring agent, A true stand up guy, you call him he answers his phone, you want to meet in person to see a listing, he is on time and ready to present it. Bill is 100% a a buyer”s agent and won't steer you in the wrong direction and not out looking to make a quick buck, like other Real Estate agents. I would highly recommend him
John S Moriches,NY10/14/2015
The best there is.....enough said.
Tom and Mandy L Hampton Bays, NY04/20/2015
We LOVE Bill!!! Bill may be the most genuine person you'll ever meet! He is professional, punctual, honest and comes with years of knowledge and experience! Bill helped my husband and I sell our home and got us asking price for it! He also helped us get into our new home. We knew, going into this process, that it could be a tedious and trying one. Bill was there every step of the way to answer any questions we had and offer his advice when solicited and without being pushy. Even when we looked at other homes, he was forthright with the information, but also gave us space to look around and discuss our options. He listened and took into account what we were looking for in a new home and made sure to show us home that met our criteria and stayed within our budget. His advice on staging our home helped tremendously when it came time to show. I cannot say enough great things about Bill! I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a real estate agent. He's the best!!!
Lauren C. Westhampton Beach, NY03/24/2015
Bill has shown my family and me the utmost respect and professionalism during the difficult process of selling my mother's house. His talent for his field of work, along with his willingness to help on a professional and personal level went above and beyond our expectations. He meets people where they are and works hard for them. I'd recommend Bill to my family and my closest friends.
Andrew and Lauren East Moriches, NY03/19/2015
Bill was pleasure to work with and we were extremely satisfied with his efforts. Bill is trustworthy, respectful and knows the market very well. A true professional.