Maury People Sotheby’s International Realty is the most dedicated and experienced group of real estate professionals on Nantucket.

We take great pride in using our expertise, resources, and global connections to perfectly unite extraordinary places with the extraordinary buyers who will cherish them as we do.


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Maury People Sotheby's International Realty

For over 40 years Maury People Sotheby’s International Realty has been the leader in Nantucket Real  Estate. We take extreme pride in serving our clients and customers with superior service and professionalism. Our ability to provide an international presentation of our clients properties and our local expertise in navigating Nantucket’s unique real estate market has allowed us to consistently be at the top of the list for number of transactions closed and dollar volume.

Whether you are a first time visitor searching for that perfect vacation rental, a buyer looking for your dream property or a homeowner looking for a committed professional to sell their home, our office is there for you. With over 20 licensed brokers and associates backed by an experienced administrative staff, we are dedicated to the Sotheby’s International Realty®  vision of artfully uniting extraordinary properties with extraordinary lives.

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Recognized as one of Nantucket's premier real estate agents, celebrating 24 years in the business, she has been active in the Nantucket Real Estate market since 1992. Initially as a real estate appraiser and successfully transitioning into real estate sales to become top producer. She is well versed working through various economic cycles and knowledgeable in residential sales, historic homes,  land sales and new home construction. Excellent service and attention to detail has been a cornerstone practice; ensuring her clients successful results while navigating through real estate transactions that can sometimes become quite complex.  Mary recently joined Maury People Sotheby's International Realty to share her local knowledge, enjoy the vibrancy of Main Street Nantucket and offer her clients global exposure.   

Mary came “around the point” after graduating from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and fell in love with the stark beauty of the island’s pristine beaches, open moorlands, rich maritime history. After traveling the globe for a bit and experiencing life abroad she decided to make the island her home and enjoy life in a coastal community and raise her family. She and her husband James have two children, Abigail & James, who attended the Nantucket Lighthouse School and are now at Nantucket High School. Downtime on the island includes boating, and sailing during the summer months and dinner parties and long walks along the beaches and moors with their three yellow labs during the winter months. 

Properties Handled By Mary Taaffe

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94/21 Tuckernuck


94/21 Tuckernuck - Nantucket, Massachusetts
Beds: 3   Baths: 1   Lot Size: 217,800   Lot Acres: 5.00   Area: Tuckernuck   
Escape to Tuckernuck and enjoy peace & privacy on a secluded 5 acre parcel of land consisting of a very well maintained 3 bedroom main house, studio and large barn/garage with paths and trails (...)
Single Family
22 Boulevarde


22 Boulevarde - Nantucket, Massachusetts
Lot Size: 117,608   Lot Acres: 2.70   Area: Surfside   
2.7 Acre vacant lot near Surfside Beach & Abutting New Bike Path. Two Acre zoning allows for 4,539 sf of ground cover including Main House, Guest House, Pool, Cabana & Garage. Great opportunity to (...)
1 Kite Hill Lane


1 Kite Hill Lane - Nantucket, Massachusetts
Beds: 2   Baths: 2   Lot Size: 1,787   Lot Acres: 0.04   Area: Cliff   
Contemporary & Immaculate 2 Bedroom & 2.5 Bathroom home in the heart of historic downtown Nantucket. Fully renovated in 2017 with casual coastal decor, this well appointed home has a light and (...)
Single Family
129 Polpis Road


129 Polpis Road - Nantucket, Massachusetts
Beds: 8   Baths: 8   Lot Size: 133,729   Lot Acres: 3.07   Area: Polpis   
Spacious 8 Bedroom retreat with water views and expansive decking abutting over 300 acres of conservation land. Extraordinary privacy and luxurious amenities complete this 6 Bedroom & 6.5 Bath Main (...)
Single Family
82 Center Street


82 Center Street - Nantucket, Massachusetts
Beds: 4   Baths: 4   Lot Size: 4,834   Lot Acres: 0.11   Area: Town   
Lovely 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath, Antique in Town, very close to Brant Point and the Cliff. Enjoy the benefits and conveniences of living in Nantucket’s Historic District just moments to the core (...)
Single Family
46 Surfside Road


46 Surfside Road - Nantucket, Massachusetts
Beds: 5   Baths: 2   Lot Size: 11,310   Lot Acres: 0.26   Area: Surfside   
5BR Duplex on an oversized Commercially (CN) Zoned lot. Property has a Special Permit for an Approved MCD Site Plan for a 34 Seat Restuarant & an attached 2 Bedroom Apartment, utilizing the existing (...)
46A Surfside Road


46A Surfside Road - Nantucket, Massachusetts
Lot Size: 5,534   Lot Acres: 0.13   Area: Surfside   
A vacant 5,534 square foot lot in with Commercial Zoning (CN) with frontage on Surfside Road. CN Zoning allows for 40% ground cover, duplex housing as well as a mulititude of commercial options. HDC (...)

Built on centuries of tradition and dedicated to innovation, The Sotheby’s International Realty® brand artfully unites connoisseurs of life with their aspirations through a deeply connected global network of exceptional people.



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Our Brand Heritage

The Sotheby’s International Realty® brand harnesses the worldwide recognition and prestige of the Sotheby’s name. Auctioneers since 1744 with a fine tradition of marketing the world’s most cherished possessions, Sotheby’s is now an innovative global art business serving the most discerning clientele. Sotheby’s International Realty benefits from this tradition and innovation through equity in the Sotheby’s brand name and marketing collaboration.

A True Global Network

The Sotheby’s International Realty® network is an exclusive association of high-quality residential brokerage companies throughout the world. Additionally, a Global Referral System connects the Sotheby’s International Realty network to facilitate the thousands of referrals that occur annually among our offices.

Property Advertising: Exclusive Access

Exclusive agreements with the world’s most influential media partners provide unique access for firms to place print and digital property ads that target qualified buyers for your home. That includes mainstream partners such as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, as well as lifestyle-focused partners such as Ocean Living and Country Life.

Property Distribution

Strategic placement and unique positioning of your home’s best features are critical in securing the right audience to not only preview our home online, but to take the next step in their home search. The Sotheby’s International Realty® brand partners with and distributes properties to the most significant media companies and real estate-focused websites in the world in order to increase exposure and drive the online consumer back to the rich content on To measure results of this exposure, the brand provides a property report including view and inquiry statistics for each partner site to effectively illustrate the activity a property receives online. This keeps our homeowners informed of our marketing efforts every step of the way.


Why Maury People Sotheby's International Realty

As an affiliate of Sotheby’s International Realty®, we have greater access to local and global marketing opportunities unlike any other real estate office on Nantucket. As a Sotheby’s International Realty office, your listing will have unrivaled exposure and access to qualified buyers throughout our global network.

Our local and worldwide marketing and advertising campaigns target the unique, savvy and refined buyer. We target high end clientele, while partnering with “best of class” media providers.



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