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Leslie Hillel

Leslie Hillel

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
East Hampton Office


Tel: (631) 771-5311
Cell: (631) 513-1144

For Leslie Hillel, real estate is not just a career: it is a passion. In one quick conversation with her you will be captivated by her authentic love of architecture. She fully understands and appreciates the aesthetics and integrity of any and all styles of property. Leslie loves to speak of the many different homes she’s lived in and the many different architectural features she was fond of throughout her life. This passion and enthusiasm is infectious and ensures an enjoyable and rewarding experience for her clients.

An industry veteran since 1999, Leslie has lived in the Hamptons since 1994. She possesses a comprehensive knowledge of the area and is involved with a community she believes is “sophisticated, exciting, artistic, and relaxing.” Leslie treats every deal the same way, with focus and perseverance in achieving her clients’ goals. She prides herself on providing a personalized level of service and is attentive and hands-on, making sure the entire transaction goes as smoothly as possible.

In her free time, she enjoys exercising and traveling, and belongs to a book club in her community.


"After 30 years of enjoying our Water Mill home we decided it was time to sell. We met with Leslie Hillel (who in prior years found us delightful and repeat summer renters) to understand exactly the steps we must take to prepare our home in order to successfully engage the market. With Leslie as our guide we de-cluttered, polished, made landscaping enhancements, repositioned furniture, and reaped the benefits of her valuable Hamptons experience. Crisp marketing materials with professional photographs were prepared as Leslie advised as to the time to bring it to market and set initial pricing. Leslie and her associates were always there for showings to other agents with prospective buyers as well as arranging for open houses. Most importantly, when offers were forthcoming, Leslie’s keen sense of the market and the give-and-take required to close the deal were invaluable. If there were an Agent Olympics in the Hamptons, Leslie would take the gold—scoring highest in experience and integrity." – Sylvia and Howard D.
"Do you know anyone who would tour neighborhoods with you at 10pm, with flashlights, because that was the only time you had to look for properties? We do! We’ll never forget our nocturnal drive with Leslie Hillel through the Devon section of Amagansett, our very first time with her as our real estate agent. Leslie came up with surprising examples of properties for us during our search for a country place. We love our centuries-old saltbox, and we couldn’t have found it without Leslie’s tenacious, supportive, and creative work." – Barbara and Jonathon M.
"Leslie saw in our current house what we might not have seen and what other realtors may have missed. It’s a one-of-a-kind house that charms us to this day. Leslie Hillel has a gift of matching a client’s needs, budget, and aesthetic with the realities of the market. And she is a pleasure to work with!" – Markie and Kathryn G.
"We were fortunate to have Leslie as our agent for the sale of our home. We found her to be professional, sincere, knowledgeable, and personable. She kept us informed throughout the process. Leslie helped us get through an emotional and stressful transaction. She is a great collaborator. Never once did we begrudge her commission at the closing; she truly earned it. She is an outstanding realtor and person. We would highly recommend Leslie to family and friends." – Arlene H.
"Working with Leslie and Bob was like having family by your side that you trust have your best interest at heart. Their dedication and commitment towards selling our home made what could have been a stressful time in our lives a whole lot easier." – Keri
"A native New Yorker and a lifelong Minnesotan who couldn’t agree on much, we met Leslie Hillel on a Saturday in October. Armed with provisions, we set out. East Hampton? Wainscott? Who knew? One [of us] wanted modern and new; one wanted charming and old. Leslie methodically showed us all the houses. She let us figure it out so that when we saw the perfect house for us, we knew it. Then, when we were ready to make an offer, this veteran agent navigated our way to purchase our dream house." – A.S.

Halstead East Hampton, LLC

Current Listings

Past Closings

The following are selected closed transactions in which Leslie Hillel represented the buyer, the seller, or both:


Recent Press

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Financial Times - Friday, October 4, 2019

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The Purist - Tuesday, May 21, 2019

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Architectural Digest - Monday, April 29, 2019

Property Of The Week: Judith Leiber's Springs Estate

Behind The Hedges - Monday, April 29, 2019

Judith Leiber's East Hampton Estate Is On The Market For $3.9 Million

Town & Country Magazine - Monday, April 29, 2019

Sneak Peek Inside View From Above: 86 Bull Path - East Hampton, NY

This property is now closed or no longer available. Take a sneak peek at this property and if you are interested in something comparable, please reach out to: Hope Harris Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (631) 771-5320 Cell: (516) 297-4193 hharris@halstead.com Leslie Hillel Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (631) 771-5311 Cell: (631) 513-1144 lhillel@halstead.com

Sneak Peek Inside A View From Above: 237 Maple Lane

This property is now closed or no longer available. Take a sneak peek at this property and if you are interested in something comparable, please reach out to: Leslie Hillel (631) 324-6100 x328 Cell: (631) 513-1144 lhillel@halstead.com

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