About The Hovey Ritchey Team
Whether it's selling or searching for your special Hamptons home, each is looking for a highly
qualified broker to represent them in the process. The Hovey | Ritchey Team is the intelligent
Kim Hovey has earned a stellar reputation in the Hamptons real estate market and has a loyal
client following with extensive referral business. Kim also brings with her many years of
development experience as both a principal and consultant for residential, commercial, and
multi-use properties in East Hampton and New York City. Her extensive knowledge of local
building and zoning laws and negotiation skills aids both buyers and sellers in assessing the
true growth potential of any property, whether for investment or personal use.
An avid researcher and fantastic organizer, Chris Ritchey presents his clients with the most
relevant options and best opportunities based on their needs and desires. He makes the search
extremely efficient, and educates the Buyer or Seller through the entire transaction to the
closing table and beyond. Chris also has an incredible eye for staging and design to help Sellers
market their properties resulting in less days on market.
Together they represent over 40 years of real estate experience.
Kim and Chris have a strong sense of community as they both live in East Hampton full time.
Kim was the treasurer and president of the Ross School Parents Association and founder and
president of the Hands Creek Farm POA. Currently Kim is a member of the LVIS, whose
mission is to maintain and preserve the historic landmarks, ponds, and parks in the Village of
East Hampton. Chris is a volunteer and board member of C.T.R.E.E. (Center for Therapeutic
Riding of the East End), located at Wölffer Stables in Sagaponack.
"Kim has been a lifelong realtor of ours - there is none better or more market savvy in the Hamptons than she. She thinks like an investor and can help to identify your dream property. She can also help you to sell your home and maximize value. Her partner Chris is also excellent. He was creative in staging, spent many hours moving things around with me to present my home in its best light. He bought many items and decorated using our existing furniture and accessories. Also customers love his personality!!! I can highly recommend Kim and Chris to any buyer or seller. We have wholeheartedly recommended them to numerous friends over the years - you can't go wrong!"
- Maggie Cassidy.
"Chris is absolutely fantastic. He guided me through buying my first home, and I am so happy with my home and grateful for his guidance and insights. Chris is extremely knowledgeable about the market, organized and thoughtful. He is a pleasure to work with and will help you find your perfect home."
- Michelle Garcia
"We first met Kim in 2005 when we bought our home in East Hampton. She showed us the home that we contacted her about and several comparable homes. She is extremely knowledgeable about the Hamptons market and very organized.
We now are selling our home and confidently chose Kim and Chris. They take care of all the details and are a pleasure to work with. Whether buying or selling we highly recommend the Hovey Ritchey Team. "
- Robert Cohen.
"Kim Hovey is an experienced, hardworking, knowledgeable and hands on real estate agent that we have used for many years because of her great abilities. She makes tough deals work and is always available to facilitate the deal from the first offer through to making sure the house is ready to close. I highly recommend her and her work partner, Christopher Ritchey. Together they make a strong and powerful team that everyone should want on their side. . "
- John Serpico.