Granatell, who is better known as Kim G., says she is working with friend and real estate broker Nicole LaBella of The Corcoran Group. LaBella plans to bring Granatell to see two or three North Fork properties this weekend and take in some of the local color, including lunch at the Love Lane Kitchen in Mattituck.
Why the North Fork? Says Granatell: "I hear it's very peaceful in the North Fork. I'm a Jersey girl, I'm not a Jersey Shore person." She also says she prefers the quiet nature of the North Fork to the bustle of the Hamptons, she said.
Granatell says she would keep her home in Franklin Lakes, N.J., but would like to find a Long Island farm where she could spend summers.
"I'm a very simple person," she says. "When I have free time, it's all about my yard and hanging out with my friends. I'm very down to earth. They don't see that about me on the show. But I value my privacy tremendously. I'm gracious to fans, but I don't want to have to go out and look perfect on the street."
Granatell's neighbor, a former cast member of the show, will also be on the East End soon. Dina Manzo, whose sister Caroline is a star of the "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," will be filming a segment in the Hamptons next week for her new HGTV show "Dina's Party."