Ginger Thoerner, Agent in The Hamptons - Compass

Ginger Thoerner

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker | Licensed as Virginia Ehrlich Thoerner

About Ginger

Ginger has repeatedly been recognized as a top producer in the Hamptons throughout her many years in the real estate business. While formerly at Corcoran she was top producer of her office for 5 consecutive years. In addition to her distinguished sales results, Ginger's integrity, tireless work ethic, and sharp negotiating skills—dating from her days as an attorney—are the foundation for the loyal and long-lasting relationships she forms with her clientele. Ginger has worked extensively in all market segments and is particularly a specialist in luxury homes over the $10 million mark, both on the listing and sales side.

Ginger sees her role as a partner when it comes to helping people with major life decisions and investments. She listens carefully, analyzes the market thoroughly and counsels objectively, even if it means advising her customers to pass on a particular property. She remains fully involved through closing, whether meeting with appraisers to ensure they have the most relevant sales data, sitting down with a client’s architect, or recommending the right service provider. Her attentive service is complemented by a low-pressure sales approach, sense of humor, and enthusiastic demeanor that puts clients at ease.

Ginger and her family live and work full-time in the Hamptons. A native of Boston, she attended Phillips Academy Andover, Harvard College and New York University Law School. She practiced corporate and real estate law in Manhattan at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher before joining her husband, Mathias Thoerner, a Munich-based architect, in opening their New York architecture and interior design firm. Throughout this decade-long collaboration she developed a keen aesthetic sense and discerning appreciation for architectural quality and value, skills that prove invaluable in the world of real estate.


Avenue Magazine Spotlight

“ I believe in creative problem solving, strong communication and collaboration.”

1. DID YOU HAVE ANOTHER CAREER PRIOR TO REAL ESTATE AND HOW HAS IT CONTRIBUTED TO YOUR SUCCESS?- In my prior life I was a corporate and real estate attorney. After graduating form Harvard I went to NYU Law School and practiced for several years at a large NYC firm. I developed a relentless work ethic through this training, in addition to problem solving, attention to detail, excellent customer service and negotiation skills. It helps enormously in so many facets of the real estate business, As an added bonus, I understand and appreciate the job that our local attorneys do to get these deals to the finish line and can be helpful in many ways that others may not. After my time as a lawyer I worked for ten years as a partner in an interior design firm. It was through this experience that I developed an aesthetic sense that has served me well as a broker.

2.WHAT DISTINGUISHED YOU FROM YOUR COMPETITORS?- I have been told that as a broker I have a quiet, understated power. I believe in creative problem solving, strong communication and collaboration. I am not afraid to roll up my sleeves and get deep in the trenches when necessary (ask any on of my customers who have come out on the winning side of a nasty bidding war). But most deals can be successfully transacted without all the high drama and trappings of a bad reality show. Real estate is truly a business of relationships, not just between broker and client ( the par of the business I most cherish) but also between brokers themselves. I believe my reputation in the community as one who plays fairly and cooperatively with other brokers has contributed significantly to my success in the field.


4. WHAT CHANGES HAVE YOU MADE IN YOUR BUSINESS OVER THE YEARS? - When I moved to Compass I was encouraged to work as part of a team. It’s amazing how many city brokers work in teams, many of which are quite large. I started working with one teammate, Debby Koster, and it has been a game changer for me and my business. Debby comes from an IT and data analysis background. Her strengths are my weaknesses. But we share many commonalities: work ethic, market analysis, people skills and a commitment to excellence. She is every bit as good with clients and customers. Having two highly skilled professionals for the price of one gives buyers and sellers superior service and responsiveness.


1445 16th St, Unit 1405 South Beach, Miami Florida

Stunning custom residence in one of South Beach’s most sophisticated boutique buildings. Tucked away on a cul-de-sac on the bay The Capri offers a quiet respite while being just a minute’s walk away from Sunset Harbor, Lincoln Road and all the excitement of Miami Beach.


Exclusive Sale: 287 Old Stone Highway, East Hampton

It is not hyperbole to describe the panoramic waterfront views from this idyllic mid-century modern cottage as mesmerizing and magical. Unobstructed vistas of Accabonac Harbor and the bays beyond capture an ever changing and iridescent light. Surrounded entirely by nature, the reserved land adjacent to the cottage offers absolute privacy and tranquility. The two bedroom cottage is charming, white-washed and curated to perfection. There is a serene garden behind the house, affording ample entertaining and lounging areas and an expansive deck on the waterside from which to enjoy the breathtaking views. Just a short meander to Louse Point Beach provides easy access to sailing, paddle boarding, kayaking, or simply relaxing on the shores of one of the East End's best kept secrets . Minutes to the historic Springs General Store, as well as the exhibits and farmers market at Ashawagh Hall place you right in the center of Springs creative community. This bucolic property is so close to all - minutes to Amagansett and East Hampton villages and ocean beaches- yet feels like a world apart.

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