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Joan Tutt

Joan Tutt
Joan Tutt
Joan is the owner/broker of Seashell Real Estate.  She started the business 36 years ago which has been located in the same place and run by her exclusivlely all these years.  When Joan started the business, real estate was very different then- there were no exclusives and there was no internet.  As real estate evolved out on the East End so has Seashell Real Estate.  Joan prides herself with her many repeat customers who she has known for years.  Not only does she have repeat customers but repeat houses, as in selling (or renting) the same house more then once!  Also a lover of local history Joan can give you the history of almost any house in the area which being in the business for so many years comes in handy.  


"My wife and I had decided to buy a weekend house in Long Island last year, but were tired of the games played by larger real estate firms.  We were looking for an agent that would listen to us, provide personalized service, and frankly not waste our time.  Joan was quick to respond to our inquiries promptly and professionally and narrowed our search to the Village of Southampton.   We found a house with real potential in our price range and Joan negotiated mutually satisfactory terms.  

Importantly, after Closing, Joan continues to stay in touch with us and frankly has been extremely helpful in our renovations.  

We recommend Joan Tutt at Seashell Real Estate without hesitation.  Joan's experience on the eat end is unsurpassed and my wife and I are sure to work with her again!" 

Gary Beling

Managing Director

The Bridgeford Group

New York, New York



"Joan Tutt, of Seashell Real Estate, is an extraordinary broker and person.  After assisting us in our searches for rental properties over several years, she began a tireless hunt for our vision of the perfect waterfront house.  Joan's success in finding us that special waterfront property has filled all our seasons with joy.  Thank you Joan, for going "above and beyond" to find the right property for us.

Anita Lauria

Southampton & NYC



"In all my years here in the Hamptons, I can say that Joan is one of the very few brokers that when showing a home, takes her time on every single detail.  No rush job for her.  With Joan Tutt you have the best you can find: from her professionalism, to her engaging smile, she cares and listens to the owner's needs, and above all she cares! 

Sally Seims

Seims Associates



"My husband and I met Joan Tutt, of Seashell Real Estate, by hapenstance almost a year ago.  Joan is extremely knowledgeable about Hamptons real estate, having living in Southampton for over 45 years.  She was able to give us the inside scoop on the neighborhoods we were reesearching.  Joan was relentless in her pursuit to find us a home that fit our criteria and is commited to excellence in her profession.  After almost 10 months of waiting, watching and negotiations that Joan led and was heavily involved in, we ultimately bought our Southampton dream home.  Joan never gave up on us and our search.  I've dealt with many real estate brokers, but none were as proactive and commited as Joan.  Seashell Real Estate's commitment to clients is evedenced by persistent attention to detail, and a "can do" approach to business, all delivered with a smile.  Joan was instrumental in the purchase of our home.  She is truly a gem with the highest morals, and is at the top of the Hamptons real estate game.

Jodi E. Schwimmer, Esq.


One World Financial Center

NY, NY 10281



A "David" among "Giants"

Real Estate transactions in the Hamptons are daunting.  Giant companies, run by CEO's, with hundreds of agents, are all vying for the same real estate.

Then there's Joan Tutt, owner of Seashell Real Estate.  She has successfully been in business on the South Fork for 30 years.  This "David" is not intimidated by the bigger firms.  What works so well for Joan is her personal knowledge of the local real estate market and her contacts in the community.  She acts quickly and efficiently.  Her advertisements are placed strategically.  She is tireless until she secures a comfortable meeting of the mids from the clients.  And, in every transaction, she applies principles of integrity.

Her sense of timing and negotiating expertise was invaluable to us in selling our Water Mill home, when the "giants" could not.  She attracted a buyer who made a "close to asking price" offer on the first day seeing the house.  We went to contract and closed, shortly thereafter.  She is our "David".

Thank you, Joan.  We are most appreciative.

Martha and Ben Zukosky



Congratulations on a very successful career that surely embraced energy, knowlege and a wonderful disposition.  You certainly have become a role model for all in the real estate profession!  To share your success with Lorell, is just another dimension of your life values.

May God Bless You.

With many fond memories, 

Ken Hunter



Looking back, it was more emotional than I thought it would be, selling my home of thirty two years...the memories, my children, now all grown and gone, still lurked in the rooms.  But I knew I had to make the step.  It all seems so right now, in hindsight...and without the help of Joan, I wonder if the transition would have been such a success.  Her children had grown up with mine, and she not only helped me stay focused, but did the business part for me...quickly and effectively

Ellie Salmaggi





Contact Joan directly: (631) 375-2613
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Lorell Tutt

Lorell Tutt
Lorell Tutt
Lorell Tutt was born and raised in Southampton and attended local schools from nursery school through high school which gives her the distinct advantage of knowing the the area and educational system from the inside out.  She has been employed by Seashell Real Estate since 2000 and is a licensed broker. She holds a BS degree in Athletic Training from Springfield College, MA and a M.S.Ed degree in Sports Management from Old Dominion University, VA. Lorell is also a certified personal trainer.

Growing up watching her mother develop and maintain Seashell Real Estate intrigued her. So Lorell decided to tap into the business mangagement skills, enthusiasim & interpersonal skills she honed as a personal trainer and work side-by-side with her mother. This relationship has blossomed into the only mother-daughter boutique firm in the area.


Contact Lorell directly: (631) 521-5901
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I want to thank you for the professional and expeditioius way in which our rental was handled.  I'm absolutely astounded that you accomplished so much in such a short time frame with no glitches whatsorever.

It's refreshing in this day and age, for a client t resceive such personal and concerned service.  Every detail was addressed by Sheashell; we had no worries whatsever.

I'm amazed that a real estate agency of your small size can handle so much so efficiently.  You consistently find the perfect combinations that are a win-win for all parties.

Have a wonderful New year!  Happy 30th Anniversary!

Warm regards,

Donna Hall