Halloween and Real Estate, Inventively Combined

A costumed crowd awaited hot slices of pizza fresh from the oven last year at Sarah Minardi's house on Conklin Terrace in East Hampton Village. The truck, one of Ms. Minardi's ways of giving back to the community, will be stationed in her driveway again on Tuesday. Durell Godfrey

Houses on Cooper Lane, Sherrill Road, McGuirk Street, and Conklin Terrace, all off Newtown Lane, are usually Halloween central for trick-or-treaters in East Hampton, with owners going all out to create a spooky extravaganza for kids. This year, in addition to the usual Halloween fun to be had there on Tuesday, one local real estate broker is taking the opportunity to showcase two of her listings in a community-spirited way.

Sarah Minardi, a broker with Saunders & Associates, has set up 30 McGuirk Street and 48 Sherrill Road as trick-or-treating houses, with big candy bars and beach trick-or-treat giveaways at each starting around 3 or 3:30 p.m. At her own house on Conklin Terrace, which is not for sale, there will be "tons of candy," and a pizza truck will serve up slices for all, while they last. The oven should be cranking by about 4:30 p.m., she said.

"Growing up in East Hampton, on Sherrill Road, where my parents still hand out candy for trick-or-treaters on Halloween, this day has always been big in my life and for my family," Ms. Minardi said Monday. The fact that she had two listings in the midst of the Halloween action "made it the perfect opportunity to give back to the community . . . and let people know that I'm here to support the community." And she hopes it also sends the message that people should "think of me if you're looking to buy, sell, or rent."

Ms. Minardi and her husband, Chris Minardi, are well on their way to giving their 2-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son the same sweet memories of Halloween. This is the second year that they have hired a pizza truck to feed trick-or-treaters.

Her own house on Conklin Terrace and the house on McGuirk Street will be decorated, while at Sherrill Road, a flag lot, the hedges and end of the driveway will be done up. Ghouls, goblins, and other revelers who want to say thank you to the Minardis should look out for a family of skeletons.

And parents whose interests are piqued by a view of the outside of the houses can arrange for a walk-through at a later date, Ms. Minardi said. The house on McGuirk Street has an asking price of just under $1.6 million; the one on Sherrill is listed for just under $3.7 million.