Meet the Experts

Mary Malavase Broker, ABR, RSPS, SRS, SFR, GRI

Mary Malavase came to Nantucket in May of 1973 for a summer job and never left. Her work experience on the island has been in the lodging industry, and she has held key management positions at several island hotels.

Her entire career on Nantucket has been in the hospitality industry making island visitors feel welcome. She has served as President of the Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce and President of the Nantucket Lodging Association. She is well respected in the travel and tourism industry and is the recipient of several Nantucket and Massachusetts awards such as the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce Annual Achievement of Merit Award and the Annual Hospitality Award. In 2004 she was awarded the Governor’s Leadership Award given by the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism and is one of only four people so honored.

Mary has earned the Resort Second Property Specialist (RSPS) designation by the National Association of Realtors. As a charter member, she is among the first 250 people to achieve this certification. In 2008, she completed classes and was awarded the Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) designation. In 2015 Mary completed the Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designation. Most recently, she completed the Graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI) designation.

She is a member of the Nantucket Garden Club, the Wharf Rats Club, and the Nantucket Angler’s Club. Mary served 8 years as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Nantucket Historical Association and is an ongoing committee member.  She was also recently appointed chair of the Visitor Services Advisory Committee of the Town of Nantucket’s Department of Culture and Tourism.

Her hobbies include growing and showing daffodils in the annual Daffodil Flower Show and making Nantucket Lightship Baskets. She is certified as an accredited daffodil flower show judge with the American Daffodil Society and serves on the national Board of Directors.


“My husband and I have bought and sold at least 11 homes in the past 30 years. Mary Malavase is by far the most competent professional we have dealt with. In addition, she is very friendly, has a great sense of humor and has exceptional judgement and taste! She was a pleasure to work with.”

“Mary was extremely professional.  She handled all the showings of our previous home.  She always gave us an appropriate amount of lead time to pull ourselves together since we were still living in that house.”

“Her efficient handling of the inspections, paperwork and the closing with the attorneys made it a very smooth transition.”

“We were so very pleased to have used Mary Malavase as our broker.   She assisted with the sale of our previous home as well as the purchase of our new home.”

“We love our new home.”