Broker, Flanders Up-Island Real Estate, Chilmark
Number of years in real estate: 33
Why are you in real estate? Genetics – third generation in family owned & operated firm
Philosophy: Treat others as you would like to be treated!
Specialty: Convoluted sales
Favorite room in your house: My kitchen — it’s the heart of the home
How did you come to own your own home? I always wanted to live in a stone house in Chilmark. I was lucky to be able to buy Stonehouse Farm when it came on the market about 20 years ago.
Favorite activity on the Island: horseback riding and swimming
Best souvenir of the Island: Chilmark Chocolates
Favorite thing to do once fall rolls around: Riding on the beach
Football team you root for: Pats, of course
Favorite place to watch football: My own family room!
Doug Reece. Realtor
Number of years in real estate: 34 years
Hometown: St. Louis Missouri
Why are you in real estate? Great Question. I entered the real estate business at the suggestion of my grandfather who got his real estate license after retiring from a 40-year career as a tailor. He “sold” me on the belief that helping people invest in their home is a great thing to do. And he was 100% correct! Hands down the best career there is.
Philosophy: Success is all about options…explore your options
Specialty: Listening to what the client is saying…and understanding what they are not saying. Truly understanding the client’s needs and goals is the key to helping them.
Favorite room in your house: Kitchen. I love to cook and that is where the parties all end up anyway.
How did you come to own your own home? Right place at the right time
What would you be if you weren’t a Realtor? I can’t Imagine doing anything else. Your question needs a little tweaking, however. Not every Island real estate agent is a Realtor. A Realtor is an agent who chooses to be a member of the National Association of Realtors.
Favorite activity on the Island: Beach Picnics watching full moon rise over Chappy
Favorite thing to do once fall rolls around: Getting together with my island friends I haven’t seen since June because we are all busy with the summer craziness.
Marilyn Moses, Associate Broker, Ocean Park Realty, Oak Bluffs
Number of years in real estate: 12 years. I love my job!
Why are you in real estate? Everyday I am always excited to get up and go to work. I know I have my dream job because it does not feel like work. I am passionate about helping people find their home on Martha’s Vineyard Listening to your client’s real estate requirements is very important, however, don’t be afraid to show properties and offer suggestions if you know the market it is amazing — how many homes I have sold this way.
Specialty: My specialty is working with sellers and buyers in Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven and Edgartown. I work with many island builders, consulting with designs on the trends in the current marketplace. I enjoy and have had great success selling in East Chop, Copeland District and the Martha’s VIneyard Campmeeting Association.
Favorite room in your house: I love to cook in my kitchen on Sundays. A perfect day to make “red sauce ” to enjoy with my family and friends with a great bottle of Red.
How did you come to own your own home? I own a home in Vineyard Haven very close to Owen Little Park Way and the Yacht Club. I immediately fell in love with the location and proximity to beach and West Chop.
Favorite activity on the Island: Morning walks, bike rides and runs around the Chop are some are my favorite activities. I also enjoy golfing the various island courses and hiking all the wonderful land bank trails. I love my life and would not change a thing.