Brown Harris Stevens Real Estate Agent Matthew Melinger Dual Lic.

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Office: 2408 Main Street, Bridgehampton, NY
[email protected]
o: 212-906-9276
m: 917-776-9973

About Matthew

Manhattan native and former Wall Streeter, Matthew has an unparalleled reputation for his drive and a unique propensity to provide only the best in customer service. With his Upper West Side upbringing, Wall Street pedigree, and a deep-seated penchant for architecture and urban development, Matthew readily and effectively transferred his broad range of skills to real estate and quickly developed an exceptional aptitude for helping clients buy and sell properties from Manhattan to Montauk.

Matthew graduated from Boston University's Questrom School of Business with a degree in Finance and Accounting and jumped into the grind of the financial world,...

Manhattan native and former Wall Streeter, Matthew has an unparalleled reputation for his drive and a unique propensity to provide only the best in customer service. With his Upper West Side upbringing, Wall Street pedigree, and a deep-seated penchant for architecture and urban development, Matthew readily and effectively transferred his broad range of skills to real estate and quickly developed an exceptional aptitude for helping clients buy and sell properties from Manhattan to Montauk.

Matthew graduated from Boston University's Questrom School of Business with a degree in Finance and Accounting and jumped into the grind of the financial world, where his ability to understand his clients' expectations and deliver results, combined with a meticulous attention to detail, lead to a thriving career on Wall Street. After years of working for some of the world's top banks and participating in the growth of a wildly-successful hedge fund, Matthew decided to embark on a professional real estate sales career - his true passion.

After a successful run managing over forty agents as the Sales & Leasing Director for a boutique Real Estate Brokerage in Midtown, Matthew brings his home-grown network and global reach to Brown Harris Stevens.

With an incomparable understanding of both New York City and East End markets, expertise in deal making, dedicated client service and finely tuned negotiating skills, Matthew consistently finds properties perfectly-aligned with his clients' needs and preferences, delivers results for seller clients, and maintains the highest level of poise and professionalism.


“As first time buyers in NY residing in Europe with a specific timeline in mind, Matthew had a lot to deal with working with us. He was fantastic from start to finish, making himself available to us at all times, answering all of our questions and concerns and making the deal close within our deadline. Matthew is an absolute pleasure to work with and excels in all aspects of his profession. Before starting our apartment search, he spent time explaining the market and listening to what we were looking for. His knowledge was key in helping us navigate through the Manhattan market. Being out of the country should have made the process more complicated, but Matthew guided us throughout the entire process, always on top of everything and more than willing to manage every detail of the purchase, making it smooth and easy. He is one of the most hard-working and responsive professionals we have worked with. We highly recommend him and do not doubt we will hire him again when the time comes to sell our property!" – Vanessa C. [Madrid, Spain]

“We had been looking on Streeteasy for years and finally decided that the pandemic was a great buying opportunity. We engaged with Matthew and right away were very happy we did. First off, Matthew is amazing at follow up, which is the most important part of the job. Secondly, as non-native New Yorkers, we did not have the in-depth market knowledge we needed to figure out the intricacies of New York real estate. Thirdly, in the middle of the pandemic, we gave Matthew a very challenging task of lining up 20 showings in two days, out of more that 60 listings we had reviewed together. In the course of those two days we narrowed it down to two that we made offers. Matthew's aggressive negotiation and perfect timing got us exactly what we had hoped for, an amazing apartment with a huge terrace, at a large discount. In Matthew's words, ‘This was the best timed deal in all my years of real estate.’ In the end, Matthew's market knowledge, aggressive negotiation, straightforward and sound advice, and most importantly quick follow up, landed us the perfect apartment.” – Brent S. [Los Angeles, CA]

"Mathew was an exceptional broker and friend to us! He always gave us the full picture, his opinion and listened to ours. We never had to compromise what we truly wanted. I would recommend him to anyone looking to sell/buy a home or rent!" - Morgan B. [Sagaponack, NY]

“Matthew was my agent for the sale of my apartment. During the entire time that it was listed with him I was out of the country but he kept me in the loop and up-to-date on the progress of the showings. If I could give more than 5 Stars for responsiveness I would. His guidance, thoroughness, and follow-up on all matters was excellent. I sensed his effort which was evidenced by the number of showings he conducted before he found a buyer for the apartment.” – Esther G. [Tel Aviv, Israel]

“Matthew Melinger is truly the best at what he does. My husband and I feel so lucky to have worked with him to purchase our flat. Matthew is extremely knowledgeable on all things New York (not just real estate!). He and his entire team worked patiently and diligently with us to find a home we loved and close in record time. For anyone not familiar with the New York market or who wants to work with a top broker, we highly recommend Matthew.” – Monica K. [New York, NY]

"Matthew was the agent who organized the sale of my beloved condo on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. His organizational skills and professionalism impressed me from our first meeting. He listened to what we wanted and offered sound guidance based on expert knowledge of the market. I had lived in the apartment for 15 years and was reluctant to sell, and Matthew handled that with the utmost level of sensitivity.
I came to realize quite quickly how lucky we were to have him. My family had moved to our new home in Westchester, and Matthew spearheaded all aspects of the sale. He sent weekly recap emails and was always available to take our calls and answer any questions. Matthew's experience and knowledge allowed us to price the condo correctly, so the offers came in fast, and we sold at asking.
Matthew's grace under pressure was further illuminated at our closing when the buyer tried to seek credits at closing for non-issues we previously put to rest. Ever organized, Matthew had every correspondence at the ready, and he quickly defused the situation.
I would highly recommend Matthew for his knowledge, professionalism, skill set and experience. He's an invaluable resource. You'll be very happy if you choose him." - Alicia A. [New York, NY]

"Matthew was the agent for our sale of our upper east side coop. Matthew did an excellent job from start to finish and was very detail oriented and extremely responsive throughout the process. He was able to work through a difficult situation with the gas service being shut off in our building and got us the sale price that he projected in our first meeting. Matthew is a true professional who knows his stuff!" - Jamie S. [New York, NY]

"Matthew found me the PERFECT apartment at a price that cannot be beat, in less than one hour, on our first day of looking. The end-to-end service he provides in this business, coupled with his keen eye for design, attention to detail, lightning-fast response rate, and in-depth understanding of virtually every sub-market is something you need to experience for yourself in order to truly comprehend how far Matthew goes for his clients.
Whether you are buying, selling, or renting, Matthew's expertise is in a class of its own: When other brokers drop the ball, Matthew is there in a New York minute to pick up the slack and keep the deal on track. Most importantly, he prepared me ahead of time for anything and everything. There were NO surprises along the way - not one. In his line of work, Matthew effortlessly-manages a process that many find both frustrating and painful, and made the entire endeavor enjoyable. A true talent, I would recommend Matthew to anyone in need of a solid real estate consultant who can get the job done under any circumstance." - David K. [Brooklyn, NY]"

"Matthew provided a highly professional service. He is fast, accommodating, and extremely goal oriented. We would never be able to close the deal without him. Matthew persisted (even when I gave up) and made it happen! On top of it, he orchestrated the sale of our current apartment, timing both deals perfectly." - Alex R. [Forest Hills, NY]

"Matthew was a pleasure to work with. In addition to helping me find the perfect apartment, Matthew helped educate me on the New York real estate market, better understand the intricate differences between co-ops and condos, and learn the right questions to ask. I quickly began to think of him as a friend more than a real estate agent because of his honesty and genuine care. Not once in the 9 months I worked with him did I feel rushed to make a decision or that he didn't have my best interests in mind. Matthew carried himself with the utmost professionalism. He always made himself available to view apartments at times that were convenient for me and was unbelievably responsive. I'd happily recommended Matthew to anyone." - Stephen H. [New York, NY]

"I cannot recommend Matthew highly enough. Right from the first phone call when I was living in the UK with no idea where to start, Matthew went over and beyond to help and inform me. He listened to our needs and then delivered properties that met that need. He is extremely knowledgeable, very prompt and responsive and he genuinely wants to do the right thing for you. In my opinion he is an absolute gem and goes beyond your expectations. Use this man, he is fantastic!" - Sarah H. [London, UK]

"We worked with Matthew as he tried to find a new home for our daughter. He listened to our concerns, needs and requirements and was focused on showing us properties that met our established criteria and within our price point. She is thrilled with the home that she ultimately purchased. It would not have happened without Matthew's hard work and determination." - Marilyn R. [New York, NY]

"Matthew is as highly recommended as they come. The perfect combination of professional and personal; efficient and endearing. In no way 'fake' or 'rehearsed'. He speaks from his expertise experience and knowledge, is an absolute pleasure to deal with, and will fight for you until the end (and even afterward). Always a top notch individual and I couldn't imagine anyone else feeling any other way." - Charles C. [New York, NY]

"Matthew showed endless patience in my nearly 2 year search for the perfect apartment. He never pushed me to settle for something not quite perfect, and trekked to dozens of apartments week after week until I fell in love with my current place. He is very knowledgeable about the market and has a great eye for how a space can be reworked. He handles himself well with other brokers and is a great negotiator. Always available and responsive, you feel like you are his only client. Matthew got to know my parents and kids and we all adore him! Best broker ever!" - Carrie L. [New York, NY]

"Not only do I like Matthew Melinger as a person, but I also I respect the manner in which he approaches his work and the level of service he provides to his clients. He is a good listener and values the wants and needs of others. At the same time, he is a straight shooter who will provide solid advice, feedback, and points to consider, which I have always welcomed. Given this foundation, his knowledge of New York City and the Northeast region, and his commitment to excellence, I would highly recommend Matthew for your real estate needs." - Stephen M. [Brooklyn, NY]

"Matthew is phenomenal to work with. He is sharp, organized and efficient. He wastes no time and was a great negotiator for us. I was thoroughly impressed with his knowledge of the city, the real estate market and his great eye. I highly recommend working with him." - Tara N. [Bergen County, NJ]

"Matt helped me find a phenomenal apartment. He is dedicated, professional, fun to work with, and has an astonishingly in-depth knowledge of the city real estate market. He can tell you the ins and outs of new and pre-war buildings in various neighborhoods as well as the great restaurant around the corner. It's clear that being a native New Yorker serves him well as an agent." - Josh S. [New York, NY]

"Matthew represented me both when we bought our apartment and when we sold it and I must say he is exceptional on both sides. Matthew's level of organization and insight into the broader and local real estate market were truly impressive. He provided me with excellent guidance and recommendations, which helped me make informed decisions throughout the apartment selling process.
But what stood out to me the most was how thoughtful Matthew was about my needs. On the buy-side, he took the time to understand my preferences and priorities and worked hard to find options that were tailored specifically to me. His personalized service made a real difference in helping me find an apartment that felt like home. On the sell-side, he was adept at helping us navigate multiple offers and guiding us through the process.
Overall, I can't recommend Matthew enough. He provided me with exceptional service and was incredibly knowledgeable, strategic, and thoughtful throughout the entire process. If you're looking for a reliable and knowledgeable broker, Matthew is the only one to choose." - Christopher P. [Miami, FL]

2408 Main Street
Bridgehampton, NY 11932
Brown Harris Stevens of the Hamptons, LLC

Awards & Recognition

2022 Real Trends/WSJ America's Best Ranked Top 1.5% USA Individuals by Sales Volume

2022 Real Trends/WSJ America's Best Ranked Top 500 NYS Individuals by Sales Volume

2022 BHS NYC Producer's Council

2022 BHS Closed Outbound Referral Agent of the Year

2022 Real Trends America's Best Real Estate Professionals

Current Listings

1903 Deerfield Road, Water Mill, Hamptons, NY - 6 Bedrooms  
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1903 Deerfield Road
Water Mill
6 BR  |  6 BA
Contract Signed
1578 Majors Path, Southampton, Hamptons, NY -  - Previous PhotoNext Photo1 of 5
1578 Majors Path
1903 Deerfield Road, Water Mill, Hamptons, NY - 6 Bedrooms  
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1903 Deerfield Road
Water Mill
6 BR  |  6 BA
Seasonal Availability*

May Rental: $50,000
MD - LD Rental: $250,000
June Rental: $60,000
July Rental: $90,000
August - LD Rental: $150,000
September Rental: $50,000

16 Bittersweet Lane, Sag Harbor, Hamptons, NY - 5 Bedrooms  
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16 Bittersweet Lane
Sag Harbor
5 BR  |  4.5 BA
Seasonal Availability*

July Rental: $80,000

Breezy Drive, Sag Harbor, Hamptons, NY - 5 Bedrooms  
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Breezy Drive
Sag Harbor
5 BR  |  5 BA
Seasonal Availability*

Custom Rental: $15,000
August Rental: $50,000

Press Mentions

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Past Closings

The following is a list of selected sold properties in which the agent has represented the seller, the buyer, or both:

Townhouses and Houses

Current Market Reports

Manhattan Market Report 3Q 2023
Manhattan Market Report
Brooklyn Market Report
Queens Report
Hamptons Report
Connecticut Market Report:
Connecticut Market Report:
Connecticut Market Report:
Palm Beach: 2nd Quarter 2023
Miami Market Report
Hudson Valley
Last Week In Research
Miami: 2nd Quarter 2018

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