Maggie Merrill


Maggie’s love for the North Fork is evident the minute you meet her. Life and opportunity have enabled her to travel to and live in several places. After graduating from Fordham, Maggie’s work and travel took her to exotic and faraway places. Maggie’s fascination with real estate really took hold when she and her husband bought their first home in Southold 20 years ago. Maggie, John and their two daughters Fiona and Siobhan truly believe that the North Fork is “one of the most beautiful places on earth”!

Maggie has served on the board of Southold Library for ten years, the last 4 years as President. Maggie also generously gives her time to CAST, fundraising for Our Lady of Mercy and Mcgann -Mercy High School and is the current owner of Coast a Southold Gift Shop that features what else, but North Fork treasures!

Maggie began looking for a new career that would blend her interest in land preservation, her commitment to the community and love of the North Fork. Real estate seemed to be the most natural step in both Maggie’s professional and personal endeavors.

As a licensed New York State Salesperson Maggie strives to share her extensive knowledge of the local real estate market in a professional yet personalized manner. Her passion and enthusiasm for the North Fork shines through in everything she does; and whether you are buying or selling, you will be pleased with the level of excellence and honesty Maggie brings to the table with regard to all of your real estate needs.

Maggie knows how important it is to find the right real estate agent when you are focusing on an investment property or and as your home. With her media background, Maggie provides personal and knowledgeable service and listens to your needs. As a consistent and unwavering professional expect thoughtful advice, guidance and honesty when you contact her. As a service industry Maggie will carefully guide buyers and sellers through a complicated process with humor and integrity.

Cellphone/Work Phone: 631.655.7472

Mission Statement

At North Fork Real Estate we are committed to treating our clients as people, not opportunities. To truly listen to and adapt our resources to your wishes. To always do the right thing, even when it may be difficult or less-profitable for us.

To leverage the latest tools, technologies and our own position as an independent agency to ensure we are providing the best service available anywhere to our clients.

To break the rules, or write new ones, when necessary. To adapt quickly as needed and provide a real estate experience that is both professional and personal. And, whether you are buying or selling, to completely meet your needs, whatever they may be.

What’s It Like To Work With Maggie?

“Kristen Rishe is the consummate professional. In a recent transaction where I was the attorney for a family member purchasing property, Kristen was very straightforward, knowledgeable and most importantly, an excellent facilitator. The transaction could not have been smoother which I attribute to Kristen’s hard work. Having practiced law for the past 26 years on the North Fork, I can confidently recommend Kristen Rishe and NFRE.

Just wanted to write you a note to thank you for your outstanding service during our house buying process. Moving out to the east end is very exciting for us and thanks to your generosity and support we were able to make it happen. We are very grateful for all that you’ve done for us to make our dream a reality and look forward to a great life out here on the South Fork. Thanks again for everything.”

“I don’t think I would be able to keep my home in Southold as well as my full-time job without the help of Kristen Rishe and her superb management skills. She is reliable, responsive, and well connected. I don’t know what I would do without her!”

Wonderful professional people who are dedicated and knowledgeable to handle all your real estate needs on the North Fork.”