Christopher Ritchey

Christopher Ritchey

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson | Licensed as Christopher James Ritchey

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Specialties

CNE® Certified Negotiation Expert

First Time Buyers

Investment Management

Staging and Marketing Resales

New Development

Landlord Representation
About Christopher

As one of the founding agents of Compass in 2014, Chris Ritchey was a member of the Scholz Team in Manhattan. The Scholz Team focuses on residential acquisitions, repositioning, sales, and global executive relocation. Chris was integral in repositioning the largest NYC residential deal in 2015, Blackstone’s acquisition of a $680M portfolio consisting of 24 buildings. In just a few months the team repositioned this portfolio to be valued at over $1 Billion.

Chris made the move to the Hamptons full time and co-founded The Hovey | Ritchey Team with partner Kim Hovey. With over 40+ years of combined real estate experience The Hovey | Ritchey Team has continued to be one of the top teams in The Hamptons. In 2021 The Hovey | Ritchey Team was ranked in the top 1.5% of over 1.4 million Real Estate professionals in the United States by the Wall Street Journal. 

Chris presents his clients with the most relevant options and best opportunities based on their needs and desires, whether it be a summer rental or buying a home for life. He makes the search extremely efficient, and educates his clients through the entire transaction to the closing table and beyond. Chris also has an incredible eye for design and staging a home to help Sellers market their properties resulting in a higher sales price and less days on market. 

The son of a British mother and an American father, Chris grew up on his family's horse farm, home to Preakness and Belmont winner Afleet Alex. As an avid horseman, he is a member of the Compass Equestrian Division, a national network of vetted real estate agents who truly understand the equestrian lifestyle. Chris is a member of the Board of Directors of C.T.R.E.E. (Center for Therapeutic Riding of the East End) as well as Co-Chair of their annual Horses Changing Lives Benefit at Sebonack Golf Club. He is also an active volunteer with East End Cares

Client Testimonials

"Chris was nothing short of amazing! He is a consummate professional. From the beginning, he knew the asking price that would be both fair and also attract potential buyers for our home in East Hampton. In short, he provided a realistic assessment of the property's value. He suggested a 'stretch price' without overselling what we could get for the house. He also made a few small recommendations/fixes that would make the house show better, which showed his commitment to getting the house sold. His work ethic is unmatched. As we were out of town for the showings, he came early to be sure the house was in working order and was in the best position to be shown. This demonstrates his commitment to both professionalism and pride in his duty to sell the house. Most importantly, he is very responsive. If I texted or called him, I knew I could rely on a prompt response. His relationships with local inspectors, attorneys and surveyors also made the process seamless as we prepared to enter the contract. Once in contract, Chris remained engaged as we negotiated the contract with our attorney and effortlessly walked us through the process of obtaining an updated C/O. Chris is the kind of broker that from the very beginning to the day of closing, was beside us the entire way and provided unparelled advice and counsel to get us to the closing table. I cannot say enough positive attributes about Chris as he is a true professional who truly cares about his clients. A+. - Bradley Sullivan (Seller)

"I adore Chris Ritchey! His excitement about real estate and local life is totally infectious – I’ve never known anyone so resourceful and able to effortlessly build community around him. Chris has helped me with two properties - each time helping me understand their value in the here and now and also as an investment – I wouldn’t dare make a major real estate decision without him!" - Michaela Ablon (Buyer)

"I am the coop board President in our building and Chris Ritchey helped my wife and I find the home for our expanding family in East Hampton, Springs. During our search, we weren’t in a rush for a second home but if we found something we liked, we would buy a home. Chris listened to our wish list and we never felt pressured to look at homes and he didn’t show us homes that he knew we would not like. Chris will not waste your time and he is someone you can trust. I asked him many questions in person and over email. He was very responsive and helped us through the home buying process. Which is different than the nyc process. Chris pointed out the pro’s and con’s of each property and he debriefed with us after a long day of open houses. Chris comes with my highest recommendation and when we decide to sell, which won’t be for a while, we will list with him." - Chris Jimenez (Buyer)
Spotlight

Pepper Hill Farm

Pepper Hill Farm is a recreational estate with a stunning custom built home at its center. Nearly nine picture-perfect acres framed by natural wooded beauty offer privacy and seclusion without isolation. This exceptional estate is embraced by lush emerald lawns and manicured landscaping. A charming stone path leads to the open air wraparound porch. Spacious and architecturally superior, the two story front porch Colonial home offers four bedrooms plus four and one half baths. The ingenious design has echoes of a classic farmhouse. The smoothly flowing floor plan delights at every turn with a multitude of spaces in which to relax and entertain. Hardwood floors span the main level, beginning in the living room with fireplace. The elegant dining room is well suited for formal or casual gatherings.

Beyond the principal home, the grounds hold a parking for an RV, three-car garage, serene pond, riding ring, and a trio of fenced paddocks. With stabling for up to five horses, the well-equipped equestrian facility boasting heated wash stall and tack room can easily be converted to a party barn, pool house, or capacious garage for the car collector. Minutes from regional attractions including golf courses and parks, the picturesque location is within reach of highways, schools, and the Dutchess Rail Trail. Beacon is 20 minutes away while Manhattan is an easy 60-minute drive.

Pepper Hill Farm
Spotlight

23 Old Westbury Road

One-of-a-kind private 16-acre estate featuring gated 10,000SF Mediterranean-style solid brick mansion with dramatic 38ft. ceilings, skylights, extensive millwork, a double staircase, and 5 fireplaces. Enjoy stunning landscaping, manicured gardens, an oversized 96 gal. pool w/ jacuzzi, and an expansive wisteria-covered patio w/ kitchen. Beyond the gated main estate on 12 remaining acres resides a picturesque equestrian village built in 1868 with 7 legal cottages, u-shaped horse stables (29), 2 impressive barns, 2 garages, ample parking, and 6 paddocks. This rare property offers many uses includ. equestrian - 2 horses/acre, staff and guest housing, or legal residences - zoned for 2-acre subdiv. and non-confirming use. The estate borders the 200 acre historic preserve Old Westbury Gardens. Featured in numerous films, the grounds are absolutely captivating, creating a privt. oasis w/ endless uses - central to Manhattan & Hamptons w/ space for a helicopter landing pad, and very low taxes.

23 Old Westbury Road

Christopher Ritchey’s Listings

Listed By Compass
94 Skimhampton Road

East Hampton, NY 11937

$9,000,000
4.06 AC
Listed By Compass
VIRTUAL TOUR
7 Briarsweet Lane

East Hampton, NY 11937

$5,495,000
5 BD
6 BA
5,016 SF
Listed By Compass
VIRTUAL TOUR
64 Bellows Terrace

Hampton Bays, NY 11946

$750,000
3 BD
2 BA
1,320 SF