Meet the Experts

Heidi L. Drew Broker, ABR, RSPS, SRS

Nantucket has been Heidi’s “Home” since 1986 after falling in love with the island during her first visit in 1984.  As a graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor’s degree in Plant Science she moved to the island and started a small gardening business. To keep busy in the winter, she enrolled in multiple business courses, a real estate class and became licensed as real estate agent and started working full time.

Heidi is an active community volunteer and has been the Chairperson for the former Nantucket Island Big Brother/Big Sister Program and a member of the Cape Cod Board. She also spent eight years mentoring a “Little Sister” who she is still in close contact with. Heidi is an energetic member of The Nantucket Garden Club, chairing many committees and co-chaired the Nantucket Annual Daffodil Show multiple times. She is also a member of the Garden Club of America, the American Daffodil Society and the Royal Horticultural Society.  Heidi created the annual Blooming Bids for Kids fundraiser, currently celebrating its 23rd year which benefits Fairwinds Counseling Center.   She is presently on the Advisory board for Fairwinds.

Heidi’s out of the office passion is gardening and plants, other interests include travel, cooking,  and keeping a fit and balanced life with Qi Gong, Pilates, biking, walking and many other outdoor activities.

Heidi started Atlantic East Real Estate in 2005 with Penny and a few years later purchased Nantucket Real Estate to expand into Atlantic East Nantucket Real Estate.  Currently she is an active Broker in the office and studying to be certified for three modalities of Traditional Chinese Medicine.   Heidi is a member of the National Association of Realtors, The Massachusetts Association of Realtors and locally, the Nantucket Association of Real Estate Brokers, where she served on the Ethics & Grievance, Community Outreach and Education Committees.  Heidi is a Charter Member, being one of the 1st real estate agents in the country to become at Resort and Second Home Specialist.  She is also a Certified Buyer Representative, a Seller Representative Specialist and recently completed the course for the AHWD designation for Diversity in Real Estate.


“I want to thank you for everything and all the extra care given while selling my Nantucket home.  It felt so right after I interviewed you,  I knew you were the Broker for my home.”

“You are the best Broker & an excellent shrink. You helped keep our sanity and kept the encouragement coming when the chips were down.   We cannot thank you enough for your patience, expertise, diplomacy and professional guidance while we sold our family home and purchased a new property.”