Marilyn Marks, the owner manager of Shorecrest Property Management and the Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast in Southold is also an associate agent with Town and Country Real Estate. In association with the experienced Town and Country team we offer full service real estate agency sales and purchasing services.
Owning property on the North Fork of Long Island continues to be a great investment, despite the problems other areas of the country have experienced during the recent downturn in the economy.
The North Fork and Shelter Island are unique in having retained the rural nature that the rest of Long Island, through overdevelopment or gentrification have lost. The beauty of the countryside remains intact, valued and protected through the vigilance of dedicated citizenry, a vital farming and wine making community, the fishing industry and ecologists and nature lovers alike. The Peconic Land Trust’s mandate to buy development rights from farmers so that their land remains under the plough or is allowed to turn to habitat has been instrumental in keeping new construction to a minimum or limited to very specific areas. This means that they when you buy a piece of property on the North Fork, you own something very special. They aren’t making much more of it!
Buying Property for Residential, Investment or Mixed Use
We can help you find the perfect investment home, second home or year round or retirement property. We know all the secret places and will keep our eyes and ears open for the perfect place for you. Once you have made your purchase decision we can also help you find the services you need to for any improvements, renovations or repairs you need to make. If you are purchasing for investment, we can also manage your rentals for you, enabling a smooth transition from purchase expense to generating income.
Selling and Marketing Your Property
Research has shown that with the right landscaping improvements to a home you can increase the selling price by as much as 25%, compared with 12% with a new kitchen and 6% with a new bathroom. Marilyn not only has a background in interior design but obtained her certificate in Landscape design from the New York Botanical Gardens, New York and has vastly improved the value of every house she has personally owned through improving the landscape. As part of our sales agency service, we can offer you a complimentary evaluation on how best to improve the looks of your home before putting it on the market. We can also provide a knowledgeable assessment and realistic expectations for sale price of your property.
Commercial and Business Property Opportunities
The North Fork is a great tourist attraction and throughout the year the wineries, farms and farm stands, historic villages and seaports, miles of untrammeled beaches, boating and fishing draw on a population of 26 million living in the metropolitan and suburban areas that stretch from New York City to Boston.Many excellent restaurants, bed and breakfasts, boutiques art galleries, artisanal stores, wine tasting rooms and bars, to name but a few, have opened and thrived within the last 10 years on the North Fork and there remains some excellent business opportunities to be found here for the entrepreneur. Talk to us and with our own business acumen and knowledge of the area to draw from we will help you identify and locate the right opportunity for you.