Since 1972, Franklin Butz has been the owner and managing broker of South Fork Realty. He has been actively engaged in all aspects of the real estate business for the last 50 years and has seen tremendous growth and change in the business and in the area he serves. He specializes in investment properties and vacation homes. He is also a New York State certified general real estate appraiser and brings that depth of knowledge to his real estate career. He has served as Director, Vice President and Treasurer of the Eastern Suffolk Board of Realtors, as well as the director of the Long Island Board of Realtors.
Frank Butz is extremely active in the community through his work with the Hampton Bays Lions Club. He has held many positions within the organization and has volunteered many hours through their charititable works. He is the chairman of one of their largest yearly fundraisers … the “Over The Bridge” marathon.
Frank has gained a reputation of honesty, integrity and hard work. He is well respected by his clients and peers in the real estate field. Anyone who knows Frank knows that South Fork Realty is his second home.
When not as his desk, you can find him taking a run on the beach or tending to his garden.
Writing a mini biography is a funny thing. It makes you take a moment to examine the circumstances that brought you to a particular time and place in life. After completing a master’s degree program and going to work in another industry for about ten years, I was faced with a major life decision. What did I REALLY want to do and where did I REALLY want to live? Both of these questions were answered pretty simply for me. South Fork Realty is my family business and I am proud to carry on the tradition of hard work, high standards and honesty that was established by my father. The where I wanted to live part was the easiest part. I can’t imagine wanting to live anywhere else, which is why I adore my job. Through real estate sales, I am able to share the beauty of our area with others.
I have been a licensed real estate sales person and broker since 2003, and handle residential, land, commercial sales and leases. I am an active member of the Long Island Board of REALTORS® and have served as President and Board Member of the Hampton Chapter. I am happy to say that many of my former clients have become friends and I have a strong referral business.
When I’m not at work, you can find me at the beach with my two dogs, while my husband and son go surfing.
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Licensed Associate Broker – Over 20 years of experience as a REALTOR® in The Hamptons.
Education background – B.A. in English from St. Joseph’s College (now University), M.A. from New York University, and a NYS Insurance Degree from Poh’s Institute, NY.
Professional Background – Publications Specialist and Annuity Unit Mgr. at Equitable Life; High School Teacher of English, history, social studies, business; College Administrator , Vice President for Development and College Relations at St. Joseph’s University, Brooklyn & Patchogue, NY; and REALTOR® in The Hamptons, North and South Fork.
Community Service – Past member of Southampton Town’s Architectural Review Board (9 Years) and Southampton Town’s Planning Board (5 years); Rotary Club (20 years).
For more than 22 years, this varied background has allowed Rosalie to provide successful and rewarding outcomes for countless South Fork Realty clients and customers.
Mobile – 516-443-0228
Email – RJTutino@aol.com
Beth Donnelly is LOVING her second career (after her first in health care). She delights in finding the absolute best house for THE best price, whether you are a first time buyer or on a quest to find the vacation home of your dreams. When acting as a seller’s agent, Beth will promote each and every home she lists to get top dollar for her clients. The care and attention to detail that she brings keeps each transaction moving toward the closing table in the most stress free atmosphere possible.
The logistics are boring and so cliche…
I’m a lifetime Southampton town resident – born and raised blah, blah, blah. BORING! The only thing not boring is the actual majesty of the township. Surrounded by the sea, vineyards, farms, world class shopping and restaurants. Trust me, you want to live here. I’m a lifer!
A little bit more about me and how I was drawn into real estate. First, I was blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with my three children for 10 years. All that time at this home with the kids, segued into real estate “hobby”. I became slightly obsessed with our local real estate inventory and HGTV (yup, I know, me too). Next, I was fortunate enough to make this a reality with a full hands-on experience … building (not the hammer and nails part) our home. I was immersed in the actual purchase, permitting and design. This is where my passion lies. Well, with the kids in school and a little push from my better half, I decided to make real estate my official business and have been a Licensed NY State Real Estate Agent for over 7 years.
I believe real estate should be a joy; it should be fun and exciting. After all, you’re either embarking on a new adventure or starting over – and that should be a pleasant transition. I like to think I run my business in this positive light. I know, in reality, buying or selling your home can feel stressful, but an agent, like me, can help with a seamless move through all stages of your process – from beginning to end – so you, as the client, have little work to do. We in “the business” have a network of people (surveyors, mortgage brokers, inspectors, insurance agents, etc.) working closely together to accomplish this for you.
I was a REALTOR® in Florida for 30 years and opened my own real estate office. Over 15 years ago, I moved back to Long Island and became a REALTOR® here. Hopefully, this will be my forever home.