With an exciting twelve years of experience listing and selling property on the East End, Raphael built his customer and client base by listening intently to their needs, wants and desires and working tirelessly to achieve their goals. With his creation of extensive tax map charting and in depth use of statistical analysis Raphael is called upon by both buyers and sellers for his acumen in pricing properties, homes, and vacant land. Raphael’s area of expertise is the beautiful horse country of Water Mill and Bridge Hampton North. He has sold scores of homes throughout Southampton, Noyac, North Sea and Sag Harbor. His knowledge of the market extends to Wainscott, East Hampton, Amagansett, Montauk, and most recently Florida!
After Graduating from Great Neck North High School, Raphael studied Israeli literature at Tel Aviv University and continued on to Columbia University where he entered into the Architecture program; studying under Professor Robert A.M. Stern. After Architecture school, in his own words, “Life got in the way,” and he found himself running his family’s Fashion and Textile Exporting business over the next 20 years. The family business: Abert Trading Inc. became the exclusive distributor for brands such as The Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Kipling Luggage in Latin America. His 20 years of international trade negotiation has made Raphael the go to broker to get the deal done.
In 2001 he moved full time to his summer home in Southampton to start a new career in the Luxury Real Estate Industry. Ironically, the first house that Raphael sold in the Hamptons was in fact a home designed by his once professor: Robert A.M. Stern.
Raphael is a well-rounded person, who pursues interests in writing, music, photography, and stone sculpture. An avid traveler, he loves learning about new cultures, places and people. You will find him at the most unique social places, talking about his professional photography exhibits, one of his documentary films, (the last one THE MAN WHO SAVED THE WORLD, has appearances of well-respected actors: Matt Damon, Robert DeNiro, and Kevin Costner). Raphael is a Samba Drummer often performing with BOOM samba school. His most recent passion is riding horses and playing polo.
Now licensed as an Associate Real Estate Broker in the State of Florida, Raphael has hung his license with Douglas Elliman’s Lincoln Road office in Miami. Having formed a team in Miami, Raphael is capable of handling all your real estate needs in the Greater Miami Area including Delray, Ft. Lauderdale and Palm Beach.
TEAM RAPHAEL AVIGDOR is comprised of the following individuals:
JAMES PEYTON After living in lower Manhattan for 20 years and spending summers sailing the beautiful waters of Eastern Long Island, James traded Wall St. for the East End full time and joined the at Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Southampton. In his first year, he has already proven himself to be an immeasurably strong asset to the team by selling multimillion dollar homes throughout the Hamptons market.
With a warm, calm and disarming personality James has submerged himself into all facets of the market. He brings his well-honed skills as an equity options floor trader to his real estate sales position with clear concise communication and strategic analysis of the growing opportunities within the Hamptons market. Whether working the team’s client’s exclusive sales listings, or assisting with land owners, developers, and builders, he is available 7 days a week to efficiently bring all of the teams clients and customers real estate transactions to fruition.
ZEBO KARIMBERDIEVA; Raphael’s right hand, go-to person, and the brain behind all the East End Market analysis and infamous tax map charts. Zebo was born in Kyrgyzstan and speaks 5 languages including Russian. She has been in New York for over 5 years and previously lived in Guangzhou, China. Zebo is a Douglas Elliman Real Estate licensed Sales Person and extremely knowledgeable in all facets of the East End market.
With a career and team that is rapidly expanding, Raphael is a dedicated businessman that will certainly over deliver your expectation with the highest ethical standard. Fluent in 6 languages; He is certain to be able to communicate with you in the most efficient way.
Raphael operates between the Southampton, Manhattan, and Miami Beach offices of Douglas Elliman and is ready with his team to assist you to either sell or buy your home, land, Coop, or Condo, today. Raphael has played a strong role in helping home buyers create their perfect home, not to mention saving lots of money, by finding them the right lot of land and introducing qualified responsible builders to develop the customer’s perfect dream home.
Named Top 10 Douglas Elliman Producer of the Long Island region for eight consecutive years, Raphael is able to assist you in any property or land of your interest; striving to the highest level of professionalism.
For more information see: www.teamraphaelavigdor.com
After a 20 year career as an Equity Options Market Maker on the floor of the American Stock Exchange, James Peyton traded Wall St for the East End full time and joined Raphael Avigdor’s team at Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Southampton. In his first year, he has already proven himself to be an immeasurably strong asset to the team by selling multimillion dollar homes throughout the Hamptons market.
With a warm, calm and disarming personality James has submerged himself into all facets of the market. He brings his well-honed skills as a trader to his real estate sales position with clear concise communication and strategic analysis of the growing opportunities within the Hamptons market. Whether working the team’s clients exclusive sales listings, or assisting with land owners, developers, and builders, he is available 7 days a week to efficiently bring all of the teams clients and customers real estate transactions to fruition.
Originally from Philadelphia and an avid sailor, James discovered the East End 30 Years ago on a family Sailing trip to Block Island form the Chesapeake Bay.
James currently holds the USCG Captains license and his sailboat is moored in Sag Harbor. He painstakingly renovated a vintage Hinckley Bermuda 40 – upgrading her systems and personally maintaining her over the past 14 years. He has extensive experience with coastal cruising and thousands of sea miles under his belt; both single handedly and with crew.
The skills he developed sailing: constant awareness of the changing environment, prioritization, resource management, tactical analysis and concise communication, are quite similar and interchangeable to those on the trading floor and thoroughly represent his personality and ability as a real estate professional. Already receiving referrals from his past clients and customers is a clear indication that that James has made the transition from trader to real estate professional.
Zebo Karimberdieva is Raphael Avigdor’s right hand go-to person and the brain behind all market analysis and charts.
Zebo, was born in Kyrgyzstan and is a licensed Douglas Elliman Real Estate Sales Person, She operates in the Southampton office.
Zebo has been in NY for over 5 years, previously lived in Guangzhou and China, among other exciting cities. She is knowledgeable in the current Market in the East End, and speaks 5 languages; such as Russian.
Zebo practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu during her time off as well as traveling to unique destinations, where she enjoys her time around nature and animals.
For more information see: www.teamraphaelavigdor.com