Meet the Experts

Penny Dey Broker/Owner, GRI, ABRM

Penny has worked in real estate on Nantucket over 34 years, full-time and year-round.

Penny served as a two-term President of the Nantucket Association of Real Estate Brokers and has also been a Director of the Cape Cod & Islands Association of Realtors, the Nantucket Planning & Economic Development Commission, Sustainable Nantucket, the Finance Committee for the Town of Nantucket, Housing Nantucket and Habitat for Humanity. Penny currently serves as Treasurer on the Board of Nantucket Community Sailing and as chair of the Nantucket Housing Authority as the state representative appointed by the Governor of Massachusetts.  In 2017 Penny was appointed by the Nantucket Board of Selectmen to the Town’s Real Estate Assessment Committee. In May 2018 she was elected as a corporator of Cape Cod Five, a community bank.  Most recently she was appointed to the town’s Affordable Housing Trust.

Penny first came to Nantucket with her family in the summer of 1963 where her family spent half of each summer in the village of Quidnet.  Nantucket has been her home year-round since 1977;  when her summer job cooking at the Club Car was extended to Christmas that year and she never left.  Before working in real estate, as many people on Nantucket do, she had a variety of different jobs including scalloping in the winter months.  Penny feels fortunate to call Nantucket home and is enjoying the challenges of running a locally-owned business.

Penny was profiled for her volunteer activity in “12 People Who Make a Difference”, an article in Nantucket Today Magazine.


“We were so deeply grateful to be working with you throughout the whole process.  I almost never have completely unqualified praise for anyone, but your steadfast support for the past three years has been truly amazing.  You persevered with uncommon commitment to achieving what was in our best interest.  I literally cannot think of another person in your profession that would have done the same, and we thank you for helping to make this profound change in our life possible.”

“Thank you so much for all of your time and efforts, for all of your care and diligence, and for your patience and perseverance.”

“You were a joy to work with. Thank you.”

“Thank you for all of your help in making our dream a reality!  Our many thanks for a super job extremely well done.”

“You’ve done it again!  Thank you so much for making this all happen so smoothly!  I will always recommend you and Atlantic East to everyone I know.  You always come through for me.”