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.