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Steven Zellman

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Elite Associate - 2021

Steven Zellman believes that finding the right home for a family or an individual is one of the most important decisions one can make. Even if it takes a while to make that perfect match, Steven is thorough, and resourceful, staying fully updated on new listings on the market conditions and consistently interacting with his customers until their goals are met. His thoroughness, persistence and dedication endear him to his customers, earning him their long-term loyalty and trust. The process is as important as the end result.

Steven, who's summered in East Hampton since 1999 with his then fiancée now wife Lori, planted full-time roots in the area two years ago, so he understands people's needs when it comes to vacation rentals or permanent homes. Steven works closely with his clients to provide an in-depth market education, architectural inspiration and sound financial guidance so everyone is comfortable and fully informed all throughout the process.

Originally from Long Island, Steven launched several successful outerwear companies in the iconic New York City Garment Center for many years, where he was respected as one of the most sought-after sales executives in the fashion business. Now, his knowledge of the Hamptons realty market, passion for the area, and enthusiasm for making the right match between buyer and seller, gives him a fresh insight into the Hamptons residential market.

Steven and his wife are year-round residents of East Hampton and embrace everything that all the surrounding areas have to offer. From the spectacular beaches where they can freely run their beloved Havanese dog Louie, the unique local retail offerings, the spectacular landscapes offering inspiration and beauty all year long, the award-winning wine and culinary spots where they entertain friends and family, Steven and his family relish in the magic that only the Hamptons can offer.

Andrea Weintraub & Brett Pallin

Steven and Lori were such a pleasure to work with throughout our entire home buying process. We initially met Steven and Lori when we were renting in East Hampton during the summer, and because they were so helpful and great to work with we chose them to work with us on our subsequent home purchase. From the beginning, they listened to exactly what we were looking for and went above and beyond every step of the way to make sure we found the home we loved. Even after we closed on the home, Steven and Lori have continued to be a huge help making sure we are settled in our new home and acclimated to the neighborhood. We couldn’t recommend them enough!

David & Allison Zales

Spent several frustrating years with other brokers looking for a house in the Hamptons, spent just a few months with Lori and Steven and they found our dream home! The Zellman-Lambert Team knows the Hampton's market inside and out. Professional, responsive, conscientious and aggressive when necessary, they just get it done. I highly recommend them for anyone buying, selling or renting in the Hamptons.


I have been looking for years with all the big agencies for that perfect beach shack. Just as I was about to give up and rent for life, along comes Lori Lambert with a big infectious smile and promises me the impossible. Two years later— I happily write this testimony staring at the Atlantic Ocean! Lori has obvious good taste and just gets it. She is like the cool camp sister that came later in life. She handled my transaction with promised discretion and tenacity. The first house we looked at was the one. Professionally, she listens and remembers. She responds in a timely manner. She will show enough comps in one day, even if you don’t feel like seeing them. Most importantly, she won't waste your time. And she is a lot of fun! Thank you to Judi and the Lambert Zellman Team.

Aimee Gordon & Stephen Kussack

Lori and Steven expertly guided us through the entire process of purchasing a second home, from navigating us through the different neighborhoods to ultimately helping us decide upon the best property. Lori and Steven truly cared about our search; they were always available, and there was no question that went unanswered. Besides being wonderfully happy with the house we purchased, we’ve acquired two lifelong friends during this real estate transaction. Steven and Lori are special people, who make an exceptional team together, and we are grateful for their friendship, diligence and expertise.

Rose Browne

Late last year, I received a call from Steve Zellman, who I had never spoken to before, asking me to list my vacation house with him. I informed him that a broker from another Real Estate Company, with whom I have had several conversations over the past 15 years, had also asked me to list with her. However, Steve impressed me with his experience and his strong knowledge of the market in the Hamptons and I wanted to work with him. I felt confident that he could sell my home. I agreed to give him my listing, only if he agreed to co-broker with the agent from the other Company and he did. I believe he values honesty and integrity over compensation and I am grateful for his character. From the moment we signed the contract, Steve and his wife Lori Lambert, took the lead and became actively involved in every aspect of the sale. On many occasions, they went above and beyond the scope of the contract to resolve any issues which arose. Without Steve’s diligence and pro-active business acumen, the sale of my house would not have happened. Steve is the epitome of a professional and I highly recommend his services to anyone who is looking to buy or sell property in The Hamptons.

Andy Tuchman, East Hampton

Steve was incredibly helpful and patient in finding me my dream plot of land in the Hamptons. I worked with Steve while summer renting for 5 years before finally making a purchase and he was always pleasant and insightful and made an effort got to know me to better understand my search. Steve had an excellent eye for what I was looking for and was extremely patient, never pushing me toward a house I didn’t love. I had been looking to purchase a home for over two years before Steve found the perfect one for me. I’m extremely grateful for his hard-work, knowledge, integrity and energy throughout the entire process.

Megan Driscoll & Michael Craig, East Hampton

My wife and I met Steven through a recommendation from a trusted friend. Steven immediately determined exactly what we were looking for, narrowed our search using that criteria, and expertly managed the process to bid, purchase, and execute the sale. With his help, we are now living in a house is perfect for us and even better than what we thought we could find.

Arjun and Clark Misra

Hot off the press - Just signed contract in East Hampton. We are very excited and, needless to say, we could not have done this with Steven’s immense assistance and guidance. Couldn’t have found a better partner who patiently guided us over the last year of intense searching! It’s been a long road with a lot of turns and twists but we are glad we found a parcel we are excited about!

Mindy & Mark Schneider

Steve helped us with a summer rental. He worked diligently and in a timely manner. We were very impressed by the amount of effort he put in to finding and handling the rental. Overall, He was extremely pleasant to work with. We highly recommend him.

Brad Schnieder

Steven helped us find the perfect summer rental. He left no stone unturned in our search for the perfect summer home. I would strongly recommend Steven for your rental or sales needs on the East End. - Brad Schnieder

Zach Negroni

Steven helped my girlfriend and I find an amazing summer rental in East Hampton. He is a locally based and was extremely knowledgeable about the different neighborhoods/areas. Throughout the entire process he was always reachable and very easy to communicate with. He clearly articulated all of the intricacies of the lease agreement. In addition, he always made sure that we felt comfortable and understood all of the details throughout every step of the process. If I ever need to rent another property or buy a place out in East Hampton I will definitely be going back to Steven. Highly recommended! - Zach Negroni