The Elliman broker on targeting less-sexy listings, social media posts about prostate cancer and rosé lunches
Enzo Morabito (Photo by Michael McWeeney)
Hamptons broker Enzo Morabito begins and ends his day in much the same way: socializing in Westhampton Beach.
The 70-year-old Douglas Elliman broker — who moved to Suffolk County from Italy when he was 10 and now lives in Westhampton Beach — is regularly among the East End’s top agents. According to The Real Deal’s latest ranking, he did 36 sell-side deals totaling about $111 million between April 2017 and March 2018. And as of the middle of last month, he had 49 listings valued at $207 million.
But Morabito says he focu上海夜网论坛 ses on listings priced under $2.5 million. “The other stuff is sexy,” he said. “We try to stay in the mainstream.”
Morabito has held a slew of jobs — from lifeguarding as a teen and into his 20s to teaching art in a public school. But he began his real estate career in 1991, when he founded Sagaponack Real Estate, which specialized in land transactions. In that role, he bought several farms, subdivided them and then sold them.
In 1996, while still running his firm, Morabito joined the residential brokerage Dunemere Associates. But when Elliman acquired Sagaponack in 1999, Morabito jumped to that firm, where he’s remained ever since.
A self-described adrenaline junkie, Morabito has also raced and collected motorcycles and played polo — sometimes in three-on-three matches in a large barn owned by developer David Walentas. But injuries have sidelined him. And when trying to bring together buyers and sellers, he takes a less aggressive tack. “People are digging in their heels and fighting over lampshades; you need to make both sides feel like they’ve won,” he said.
6上海千花社区 :00 a.m. The first thing I do [when I wake up] is feed my dog and cat. There’s Coco, a 9-month-old Havanese, and Romeo, a 6-year-old cat we got from a shelter. I used to breed Labs when I was a lifeguard at Great Gun Beach on Fire Island.
6:30 a.m. I 上海贵族宝贝 work out, usually on an elliptical bike, where I read newspapers. I read Newsday, the New York Times and the New York Post, my favorite. I take out an ad every
Saturday next to Page Six. I also lift 15-pound weights, though I’m pretty beat up. I’ve been pretty tough on my body and have a lot of replacement parts. I shattered my heel bone. I’ve had two spinal surgeries. I’ve had a hip implant. I also snapped the tendon in my shoulder when I was sailing by myself in a Hobie Cat.
8:00 a.m. I will have a cup of green tea. I don’t drink coffee in the morning, though I might have a cappuccino at night. I’m very Italian. Mornings are also when I post about my prostate cancer treatment. I discovered I had it last fall. When I talk about it on social media, people seek me out. It’s amazing how little information people have. It’s so treatable. It’s made me appreciate things a lot more. You don’t look at the sky the same way again.
8:30 a.m. When I get to the Westhampton[……]