Tonight on TRD Talks Live: Heavyweight brokers on the Hamptons frenzy

Listen in as experts explain how coronavirus is changing the East End market

At 5 p.m. today, join The Real Deal senior reporter E.B. Solomont as she sits down with three big names from the East End: Bespoke Real Estate co-founder Cody Vichinsky, Corcoran Group’s Susan Breitenbach and Town & Country Real Estate CEO Judi Desiderio.

Usually, early spring in the Hamptons is a time for local business people — especially brokers — to gear up for the summer season. But when New York City went into lockdown in mid-March, many wealthy city-dwellers began shelling out for houses on the East End. A flood of new renters has descended on the towns that line the furthest reaches of Long Island, driving prices up and leading to talk of blank checks and bidding wars.

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Earlier in March, the median home price had been down just over 10 percent as what had been a tough quarter for the South Fork real estate market wound down. Now, with the high season arriving early and apparently here to stay, hear about the fast-changing Hamptons market from the experts.

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