"James was an incredible partner to our family through the entire process of finding a second home. He’s intuitive, sharp and extremely well-connected in the Hamptons. James’ style of communication made us feel well taken care of from start to finish. We never felt rushed or misunderstood. We trust James enough to recommend all of our friends work with him. He’s a champ and we know we’ll be working with him in years to come! "
- Alee T.
James Petrie and his father Ed Petrie are the founding agents of Compass in the Hamptons, and have played an integral role in building the thriving Compass team. In less than five years, Compass has become a top brokerage in the Hamptons and carries a commanding reputation in the community. Ed has guided James to early success in his real estate career. Together they are top producers at Compass, with Ed acting as a mentor and trusted advisor.
James has experience transacting at all price points from Southampton to Montauk, and has built his own business while playing a key role in some of the biggest deals along the ocean and coveted estate sections. Through Compass' collaborative national community James has built a perpetuating referral network. Ask him about any major market in the country and he will have an experienced broker to recommend.
James earned a degree in Environmental Studies with a focus on sustainable design from the University of Colorado before returning to the Hamptons to build his real estate career and resume his life in East Hampton. As an active member of the local community, James is well-versed in the real estate landscape and has an extensive regional network. James' involvement in the local community stems beyond real estate. He is an avid sportsman, former East Hampton lifeguard and surfing enthusiast. When James is not guiding clients through the home buying and selling process he can be found enjoying the world-class breaks of the East End.