Courtney Marek Named 2021 CCIAOR REALTOR of the Year

Courtney Marek, Co-Owner and President of Sandpiper Realty in Edgartown, has been named the 2021 CCIAOR REALTOR® of the Year for her generous service as a board member of CCIAOR and Board President of the Martha's Vineyard Multiple Listing Service (MVMLS).

Courtney brings a vital perspective of the Martha’s Vineyard REALTOR® to the Association, which has helped the organization make critical policy decisions during her time on the board. Her expertise and knowledge of the Martha's Vineyard community led CCIAOR to create the Martha's Vineyard Multiple Listing Service (MVMLS), a start-up multiple listing service designed to specifically serve the needs of the Martha's Vineyard REALTOR® community. She is a strong voice for professionalism on the island, and has been instrumental in helping the association plan, expand and tailor its offerings to Martha’s Vineyard members.

"We would not have a MVMLS if Courtney's leadership was not as dedicated and on-point as it has been. She has touched our board in too many ways to count and more ways than we can measure." says 2020 CCIAOR President Greg Kiely.

Courtney continues to provide insight and input into expanding the Association’s advocacy work on the island, and has led one of the largest brokerages on the island to adopt the latest technology to serve their clients, such as adding a floor plan to every listing, taking advantage of a tool that the MLS launched last year.

Originally from Connecticut, Courtney got her start at Sandpiper Realty on Martha’s Vineyard as a front desk administrator and held various positions through 2011, when she purchased the agency with her sister. In that time, the brokerage has grown from four agents to 13 team members. In the community, she serves as the Treasurer for the Martha’s Vineyard Boys Hockey Booster Club.

“Receiving this award was a complete surprise to me. I am so grateful and so thankful to those who nominated me. I value the relationships that I have made with my fellow Vineyard REALTORS® and everyone at the Association and leadership.” says Courtney.

To view past recipients of the REALTOR® of the Year award, click here.