Sharon Smith Purdy

| Sandpiper Realty, Inc.

Sandpiper Realty, Inc.

60 Winter Street
P.O. Box 2248
Edgartown, MA 02539

Email Phone: 508.627.3737

About Sharon

Sherry and her late husband, Dan, founded Sandpiper Realty Inc. in 1969.  After forty years of ownership, she was proud to turn over the reins of ownership to the younger generation several years ago and they now ably continue the longstanding tradition of the agency of excellent service with the highest integrity while improving that service with upgraded technology, national marketing affiliations and a superior online web presence.  Sherry continues on assisting as a consultant and works closely with Katie Donahue.

Sherry has been actively involved in the real estate profession for more than forty years. A firm advocate of continuing education for real estate professions, Sherry holds five designations, which are earned both through classroom hours and level of experience.

Sherry was instrumental in bringing professionalism to the island real estate community with the introduction of the Realtor MLS in the 1980's and again in the 1990's when the current information distribution system, LINK, was brought to the Vineyard. She also served on the Cape Cod and Islands Association of Realtors Board of Directors representing the Vineyard Realtors.

Further, Sherry has devoted many hours to community service including participation on the Board of the Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce and the Martha's Vineyard Historical Society, as well as holding a seat for many years on the Advisory Board for Compass Bank and one of the fundraising committees for the Island Affordable Housing Fund. Most recently, her time was given to the affordable housing effort on the island through her position on the Edgartown Resident Homesite Committee.  She has always been a leading proponent of land conservation and has been instrumental in numerous sales to the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank Commission and to Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation.  Her general philosophy is that the island thrives on a marriage of the two components she so avidly supports – the people and the land.  The island cannot survive without the people, who must have good and affordable housing, and the land, which must be conserved and protected while preserved for public enjoyment by the people of the Vineyard’s natural treasures.