Vineyard Open House Real Estate is growing. The company just launched a brand-new website on New Year's Day, and a few days later, David Lott, Principal Broker/Owner announced the addition of a new sales associate, Kim Crocker of Vineyard Haven. The boutique agency, which is based in Vineyard Haven, is celebrating 10 years in operation in 2023.
Crocker, a former public health executive, says she is more than ready for this new stage in her work career after spending more than 22 years as a nurse officer in U.S. Public Health Service, Commissioned Corps, retiring as a Commander.
"My main focus has been helping individuals and communities get what they need to thrive," Crocker says, "and helping people find their ideal home on this wonderful island is just a continuation of that drive."
"Kim is an exciting addition to the Vineyard Open House team," noted Lott. "She just recently realized her own Vineyard property dreams after spending many years as a visitor. She knows that great feeling of satisfaction and pleasure when you have acquired a beautiful island home. She looks forward to helping both buyers and sellers experience those same emotions as an associate sales agent for Vineyard Open House."
A Career of Service
Indeed, Crocker has spent the bulk of her life serving others. Among the many roles she held during her public health service were Research Oncology Nurse at the National Institutes of Health, Special Assistant to the Deputy Commissioner and Desk Officer for the European Union (EU) at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Officer in Charge at the Centers for Disease Control, Quarantine Station, Los Angeles.
She also spent significant time serving internationally, working on HIV issues in Zimbabwe, representing the U.S. FDA at policy negotiations with the EU in Belgium and leading the US health delegation to Haiti after the devastating earthquake in 2010.
Kim earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Mt. St. Mary College while completing the federal government executive training program and several graduate public health courses.
Kim has summered on Martha's Vineyard since her youth, dubbing it her happy place. She enjoys hiking the island trails, attending the island's myriad cultural activities and serving the island community, including working as a per diem triage nurse at Martha's Vineyard Hospital.
Kim loves the Vineyard life and is committed to helping others realize their own island dream.
She lives in Vineyard Haven, where her adult children often visit, with her husband Larry and her two dogs, Millie and Max. She can be reached via cell phone at 301-275-4416.
New, Improved Website
Vineyard Open House's new website was designed, and is now being hosted, by GrowthSuite, a Boston-based company specializing in real estate websites. It has developed proprietary website architecture that provides faster and more efficient searching for properties as well as marketing tools to help both consumers and agents understand the direction of ongoing market trends.
Vineyard Open House Real Estate, LLC, is a boutique real estate agency, known for its world-class personal service, expertise and in-depth island knowledge. Its main office is located in Vineyard Haven, online at https://www.VineyardOpenHouse.com, with recent sales totaling more than $10 million.