Matthew Breitenbach tells us how he became the first-round pick for athletes and celebs looking to buy in the Hamptons.
Matthew Breitenbach represents the Morgan Hill Farm at 9 Morgan Hill Way in Bridgehampton, pictured here.
Born and raised in Southampton, 34-year-old broker Matthew Breitenbach started his real estate career as one half of a powerhouse mother-and-son team with Douglas Elliman. Making his name as a solo act was all about being prepared for the right opportunity at the right time.
What was it like to take the leap and go out on your own? “I didn’t know what was going to happen. I had to show the real estate community that I was my own man.”
Was there a specific deal that put you on the map? “I got referred to Jason Kidd right out the gate. I sold him a house immediately, and then he got traded from the Knicks and he called me and needed to sell the house. We ended up in a bidding war, and I sold it above asking price and made him around $2 million. He had the world in the palm of his hands, but he was so nice and genuine.”
What, in your view, is the key to success in real estate? “Extreme service and incredible marketing—I look at myself as a real estate wealth advisor. I am good at moving product, but trust and integrity are at the heart of it. That’s what has helped me to work with athletes and celebrities and the high-net-worth people. They know they can get an honest opinion out of me.”
What are your big listings right now? “Morgan Hill Farm in Bridgehampton is a 12-acre property on Kellis Pond. You don’t come across land like that often anymore.”