“I had a deal when I was already counting my commission—and I’ll never ever do that again—and the whole deal almost blew up at the closing table over a wall sconce. Because a lightbulb didn’t work. It was nuts.” As Molly Deegan recounts this memory, it begins to play out as a cautionary tale for sellers across Long Island. She never says when this moment, as absurd as it might seem, occurred, but makes it clear that reality in realty can be very different from the folklore that has sprung up throughout the recent boom.
Look through the windows, gaze off the balcony or stare from a vantage point in the yard, and one can almost hear sails flapping in the wind. “Tucked away in the highly sought-after Village of Atlantic Beach,” the listing for this waterfront property states, “this impeccably designed home boasts a premium location.” It can also boast about being the Long Island HOME Property of the Week.... Read More