Saunders and Associates welcomes Noel Love to their team of top producing East End realtors. Love, a seasoned broker who worked at Brown Harris Stevens for the past 14 years, brings a great deal of experience and expertise to the table. With more than $50 million dollars in recent real estate transactions, Love is yet another boost to a successful and rapidly growing firm.
“Saunders just closed on a $22 million-plus property and listed an estate for $25 million. The market has turned in the past month and there has been a surge in the $10 million and above market as well as the $1 million and below and the inventory is moving at a brisk pace,” said Love.
And, if there is anything Love is accustomed to, it’s working at a “brisk” pace. Prior to moving to the Hamptons, Love worked in the music industry for more than 25 years. How many people can say they worked alongside some of the greatest musicians the world has ever known? Love’s long list of associations with musical legends and icons includes everyone from Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin to The Supremes, Stevie Wonder and Elton John (known as Reginald Dwight in those days) to name only a few.
By the age of 18 Love had decided that entering his family’s garment business was not for him. His older brother Jerry, who had been working in the music industry as the Director of Promotions at A&M Records, took him under his wing. Thanks to his brother, Love’s very first gig was at Alpha Records working as the New York Promotional Director of none other than Motown Records. Not a bad first job.
After working with Motown, Love stepped over to Polydor Records in the U.K. as the vice president of promotion and continued working with them when Polydor expanded to the U.S. In 1975 he branched out yet again, and started up his own independent promotion company, Love-Rosen Promotions, that in its heyday was named Independent Company of the Year by Billboard Magazine. Love-Rosen worked with some of the greats in rock including Aerosmith, Metallica and Def Leppard, among many others. Love managed record contracts and booked tour dates, radio play and recording sessions for his clients. Love obviously had great negotiating skills from the beginning. But the music industry evolved and the business changed from a creative, fun environment to a serious numbers business, and Love was ready for a change.
After a weekend spent in the Hamptons in the early ’90s, Love realized that he was in the right place. In 1993, he moved to the East End permanently and worked in the restaurant business as the manager at Le Chef, as maitre d’ at Bobby Van’s and as general manager at the historic American Hotel in Sag Harbor. Love’s warm personality and knowledge of food and dining drew him to the business. It was during this time that Love was recruited to work in real estate by Brown Harris Stevens. He quickly became one of their leading agents.
The key to his success is that he not only understands the market, but understands his clients. “Buyers are becoming more and more savvy and they are fully aware of what ‘fair market value’ is,” Love contends. Properties move when they are appropriately priced and Love notes that once the seller reaches a price that buyers deem fair, there is definitely a lot more interest and action.
Love may have had one of the luckiest and most interesting careers, but it came about through a great deal of passion, persistence and know-how. When Love is not at work, he enjoys the quiet and peacefulness of the Hamptons and indulges in sailing and horseback riding. “Saunders and Associates gives their agents the full support they need to sell the most exclusive properties in the Hamptons,” Love said.
For more information on Saunders & Associates, A Higher Form of Realty and Noel Love’s listings, please email Love@saunders.com or call 631-876-5859