Chip Dineen, Global Real Estate Advisor and Licensed Salesperson with Sotheby's International Realty, enjoyed 11 years as a seasonal resident of the Hamptons until the lure of the area's pristine beaches and historic villages brought him here permanently in 2001.

For the past eight years, Chip has been helping clients buy, sell and lease properties from Southampton to Amagansett. He specializes in architecturally significant and historically important properties ranging from estate section residences to vacant land, waterfront and equestrian estates.

Selected as exclusive listing agent for the 3.3-acre Southampton estate section residence of the president and chief creative director of a major luxury goods company, Chip successfully negotiated a transaction that almost tripled the property's previous selling price.

Dedicated to protecting the area's natural beauty, Chip is a former Board member of the Southampton Trails Preservation Society and currently serves on Southampton Town Trails Advisory Board. Given his extensive knowledge of the area as both a resident and active conservationist, Chip works closely with clients to ensure that proper land use and development management goals are met. To that extent, Chip negotiated the sale to Southampton Town of an important parcel of vacant land needed to complete a new trail link in the Bridgehampton Hills area.

Prior to real estate, Chip traveled extensively overseas as the Director of Sales for an international textile firm. He has a heightened awareness of the diverse cultures of many countries and understands his international clients' needs.

It's only natural for this Sag Harbor Village resident to continue indulging his passion for the outdoor lifestyle that first brought him to the area. In addition to leading other enthusiasts through the area's beautiful hiking trails, Chip enjoys boating and kayaking. He is a member of both the Breakwater Yacht Club Community Sailing Center and the Bridgehampton Winter Club.

Chip attended the Salisbury School in Salisbury, Connecticut and earned his bachelor's degree in Communications from Boston University.