Romaine was born and raised on Nantucket Island in Massachusetts. After graduating from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst with a degree in business and marketing, she spent time traveling in the US and abroad, lived in San Diego, CA, Breckenridge CO, and spent many years living on St. Thomas & St. John, US Virgin Islands before finally settling in the Hamptons 18 years ago.
Prior to becoming involved in real estate, Romaine was an owner/partner in a decorating & design firm with a home base in Bridgehampton NY and worked on projects up and down the East Coast. The company participated in multiple Hamptons showhouses as well as a showhouse in Greenwich, CT where her own line of custom designed fabrics were featured.
Having designed and served as general contractor for her own East Hampton home as well as having worked with architects, builders and tradespeople during the design and construction phase of her clients' projects, Romaine is highly knowledgeable of building new or renovating older homes process in the Hamptons.
Because the nature of her decorating & design business allowed her to be involved in all aspects of a project from concept to completion, from helping to design floor and electrical plans to choosing paint colors, hardware, faucets, fixtures, granite, tiles, furniture and fabrics, Romaine now boasts a vast wealth of knowledge and expertise acquired through time and experience. As a direct result, she now possesses the invaluable skill of being adept at helping others to envision the potential in any property that they may be considering.
Working tirelessly on behalf of her customers, both buyers and sellers, Romaine is a multitasker with a strong work ethic who pays attention to even the smallest of details, and has become an agent who has earned both trust and respect.
"Two of my greatest strengths are my ability to multitask and the attention that I pay to detail, both of which I think are very necessary and very important in the business of real estate and help to make it easier for all involved. Judging by some of the feedback I have gotten, I think that my customers agree!"
**Romaine was fantastic! After 9 months of our house being on the market with another brokerage firm, she came in and sold our house the very next weekend!
**We were looking for a second home for two years and dealing with lousy broker after lousy broker until we found Romaine...I wish we would have started our search with her. Romaine only showed us houses that fit our parameters; I can't recall once going to a house and thinking why did she bring us here? Funny thing is, the house we did finally purchase was something we would not have looked at if Romaine hadn't won our trust by then and it literally is our dream home.
**Romaine was top-notch in all categories and I recommend her without hesitation or reservation. From my perspective she represents all that a broker should be; she was extraordinarily responsive, went above and beyond in handling even the minutest details regarding negotiations, and had a keen understanding of the entire process of buying a home. Never before have I fully understood the value and importance of a broker in what would seemingly be a straightforward real estate transaction. Now I will never be without one...
** I cannot sing the praises of Romaine enough. She shepherded us through the process of both buying AND selling separate homes in East Hampton, over the short period of 7 months. We could not have navigated the searches and completed the transactions without her assistance. She was always responsive, available, and prepared, and her expertise, professionalism, patience and pleasant demeanor transformed what had the potential to be a difficult process into a wonderful and life-changing experience.