Nantucket Real Estate Updates
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July 2020
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And The Lights Went On
The rental and sales markets have been on serious roller coaster rides. When the virus hit, there were a ton of rental cancellations and multiple sales deals fell through. Then, June 8th came, the governor announced short-term rentals were allowed and there was an unprecedented surge of demand, especially for longer terms than usual and pools. Then, in the last few weeks, between pent up demand, low interest rates, decent stock market, the realization that a lot of people's work can be done remotely and the desire to be on Island, the sales market caught on fire and is still blazing. In the last three weeks, at least $225mm worth of property went under agreement. Considering that a $1bn year is considered a strong year, that is astonishing.

Expectations are everything. When you feel like you are moving in one direction, life takes you someplace different, and it might not be what you thought, but hopefully it turns out to be better than expected.
I was expecting Stidham to start for the Pats, which I was pumped about, but felt a bit lackluster. A whirlwind came to expectations and now Cam Newton's in New England and we're fired up about the season-bring it!!!

How anything, everything can change so quickly. Maybe expectations aren't everything.

Year over year comparison of YTD total volume:

'09 – $139mm *Lowest total yearly volume.
'10 – $250mm
'11 – $223mm
'12 – $287mm
'13 – $256mm
'14 – $393mm *$1bn+ year.
'15 – $330mm
'16 – $426mm
'17 – $408mm *$1bn+ year.
'18 – $487mm *$1bn+ year. Highest total yearly volume.
'19 – $423mm *$1bn+ year.
'20 – $344mm
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Come Together
It is very impressive the way the island is coming together during these trying times to make everything happen. The town is closing down the streets to allow for outdoor dining creating a romantic safe ambience for the restaurant goers to enjoy Nantucket's five star cuisine. The shops are open with people being respectful and waiting their turn to swipe that credit card for Nantucket's one of a kind goods. The grocery stores are monitoring the capacity of the shoppers making it smooth and safe to buy the fresh Nantucket Flounder, prime NY strip and Nantucket produce. The real estate community is working together to re-book rentals, safely show houses and making deals happen. The Island is filled with people that love Nantucket and it is great to see so many people enjoying Nantucket safely. Keep it up Nantucket, ACK all the way!!!

All the best,
Phase III
All in all, Nantucket is in good shape to provide a great vacation! It is safe to say that the same amount of people are here as in a normal year, and they all seem very happy to be here! Now that the State of Massachusetts has entered into Phase III, life is starting to feel like normal! Well, the "new normal" that is.

The following businesses have been eligible to reopen, subject to industry-specific rules concerning capacity and operations:

-Movie Theaters and outdoor performance venues;

-Museums, cultural and historical sites;

-Fitness centers and health clubs;

-Certain indoor recreational activities with low potential for contact;

-Professional sports teams, under the authority of league-wide rules, may hold games without spectators

The Nantucket community has really adapted nicely to all the changes this season. We're seeing a lot of concierge companies step it up to offer top-notch service to houses all over the island. In addition, many visitors have fully respected the mandatory rule of masks in town and busy areas at all times. Beaches are more beautiful than ever and the sun continues to shine on our little island.

To learn more about the full guidance and list of businesses eligible to reopen in Step One of Phase III, please visit

Don't forget your mask and happy summer!
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