Meet our Nantucket Real Estate Agents

Jeanne Hicks
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Jeanne joined Lee Real Estate with an impressive sales and valuation background working on Wall Street at Merrill Lynch where she served in the Economics and Institutional Sales areas. From there she moved on to Sotheby’s where she worked in the antique silver and Russian works of art departments. Her interest in fine arts led her to move to Aspen, Colorado where she was the Director of the Susan Duval Gallery, which is regarded as one of the top galleries in the United States. With 19 years of experience of selling real estate on Nantucket she has been able to apply her knowledge of finance and sales into a successful real estate career representing clients across a wide spectrum of transactions from $33MM as well as the lower end price point, treating each and every client with the same level of respect, attention and dedication. “ It is my pleasure to provide sellers with a thorough comparative market analysis and successful strategic selling plan, as well as guiding buyers through the process of investing wisely”.

Jeanne grew up in Locust Valley, New York and graduated from Skidmore College with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She was also an accomplished equestrian, competing at a national level at Madison Square Garden and other high profile venues. Her New England roots and those of her husband, Peter, drew them to Nantucket for its natural beauty, its spectacular beaches, and the opportunity to sail.

Jeanne holds a Seller Representative Specialist designation (SRS).

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“We worked with Jeanne in the fall of 2023 to purchase our first home on Nantucket. Jeanne invested the time to really understand what was important to us.  She was incredibly proactive, patient, and on top of every detail, and she’s a creative problem solver when things get complicated, as they sometimes do on Nantucket.  It made a huge difference that she knows the market so deeply, and is so well respected on Nantucket; we feel so lucky to have chosen her to represent us.  It’s also a huge bonus that she is tons of fun to work with!   We found our dream home, and are incredibly grateful to Jeanne for leading us through the process.”

“My family has worked with Jeanne for almost two decades as we rented homes around the island. She always took such great care of us, finding the perfect place for us and working her magic when challenges would arise. When I decided I wanted to start the search to purchase my own home, I knew Jeanne would go above and beyond to help me find a house just right for me. I told her up front my search would be slow and steady as I wanted to be patient and wait for my perfect home. Jeanne understood and met me where I was. She guided me through the search, and ultimately helped me close on a home I’m over the moon about. I couldn’t recommend Jeanne more, and know anyone that works with her will be in good hands.”

“Jeanne Hicks is the consummate professional in every way.  I was nervous to buy a house on Nantucket but it was an absolute pleasure with her.  I honestly didn’t know what I wanted and learned so much from her along the way. She  knows everyone and everything Nantucket and went above and beyond to find me the perfect home, in the best spot, in my favorite place. Thank you Jeanne!”

“There is a reason we are long-time clients of Jeanne Hicks’.  She is incredibly professional, diligent and knowledgeable about the market.  She takes the time to get to know her clients so that she can better understand their needs.  We also appreciate that she is up-front, honest and won’t waste our time.  Jeanne has an enormous amount of experience and has established herself as a leader in the marketplace, which has in turn earned her the respect of her peers. She is always available for any little question we may have.  She works extremely hard for her clients from start to closing and beyond, and will get the job done. Whether you are buying or selling, you want Jeanne Hicks on your side!”

“My home buying experience could not have been more seamless!  Jeanne immediately found us several homes and promptly arranged the viewings. Her guidance and wisdom helped us to find the perfect house for the best possible price. Jeanne is a great realtor with fantastic customer service skills.”

“We don’t have enough kind words to say about Jeanne Hicks. We started working with her years ago for our annual summer rentals. When we finally decided to make our dream come true in purchasing our own home on Nantucket, we couldn’t imagine doing it with anyone but Jeanne. We searched listings with her for years, during the craziest market in Nantucket’s history, and she wouldn’t let us settle until we found the absolute perfect home. It was a real estate roller coaster, but she made the ride as fun as possible.  She looked out for us like we were family.  We not only ended up with the house of our dreams, but also a lifelong friend. We will be forever grateful for all the work she put in for our little family, and feel so lucky to have had the chance to work with someone so special.”    Abby & Andrew Capalbo

“Jeanne Hicks is the most comprehensive, thorough, and thoughtful realtor we have ever had the pleasure to work with! We can always trust Jeanne to follow every lead, dig into any questions, research every concern, and come back to us with honest answers. In addition to being extremely detail-minded, Jeanne cares that her clients are happy with their decision, whether to buy or sell, and is wholly involved in the process from the initial phone call to questions even after the closing! Jeanne is a terrific guide and has positive relationships with other good, hard-working professionals to help in any way possible. Jeanne respects her clients and never forgets that buying or selling a home can be an emotional experience. She will support and encourage with empathy while moving the process forward efficiently and professionally. We only wish Jeanne could be our realtor in every state for every transaction – she is simply the best!”   Janet and Rick Sherlund

“Jeanne is the realtor we used to purchase our lovely home on Nantucket. Jeanne was informed, transparent, and reliable throughout the entire process.  She listened to and understood our needs for a home to accommodate a growing extended family, just showing us listings that met our requirements.  Jeanne is an absolute professional who cares for her clients as well as for the community of Nantucket.  We would not hesitate to recommend Jeanne.  You will not be disappointed. ”  

“My wife and I have high standards when it comes to real estate representation.The challenge has been to find the qualities we seek in a single person. Thankfully, our search ended when we found Jeanne Hicks. Jeanne is trustworthy, diligent, communicative, and discreet.If you value these qualities as we do, then do yourself a favor and look no further. As we cheerfully experienced, Jeanne will exceed your expectations – prior, during and after settlement day.”

“We have known Jeanne Hicks for almost 20 years. She sold us a house, and she also rented that house out for us.  She sold that house for us and she was our buying agent on our second Nantucket home.  We have had over four real estate transactions on Brant Point with her and she has been discreet, savvy, always in tune with the market, professional, trustworthy, reliable and a joy to work with. I think I broke the record for most visits to a house I was interested in.  Jeanne was infinitely patient as she knew that this would be a big decision for us…ultimately we did buy that house! Jeanne cares about her clients and also the evolving world on Nantucket. She is the best and we heartily recommend her for all real estate needs.”

“Jeanne Hicks of Nantucket has been our most delightful, reliable, insightful realtor over the past 22 years! We would highly and happily recommend her for her integrity, knowledge and wisdom of the Nantucket real estate market with her decades of experience and our personal experiences ongoing with our now dear friend Jeanne. From our first incredible high ocean & harbor view rental on Cliff Road followed by 8 other amazing, stunning rental homes that followed annually thereafter to finally locating and selling us THE perfect house for us, off Cliff Road she found for us 13 years ago, when we weren’t even looking! She knows us very well; our ongoing needs and preferences, as our family spends summers year after year on island. Jeanne’s kindness and enthusiasm, honesty and island knowledge, and dedication to her work is unbounded. Her warm personality and humor have been her trademark with our family. She is truly loved by all of us! Here’s hoping our son will be one of her clients too.” Suzy, David and Will Jarvis

“We are great fans of Jeanne Hicks.  Beyond her extensive knowledge of Nantucket real estate, and her superior network of caretakers, decorators, architects, landscapers and cleaners, is her ethical and moral compass.  Jeanne is a broker you can trust.”

“We met Jeanne a number of years ago upon an initial interest in a house listed in Nantucket Magazine.  The house was not for us but Jeanne was and we were lucky enough then that she became our broker.  She worked with us over a number of years in our search and finally, after we had almost given up on buying, she alerted us about a house that potentially was coming on the market that met everything on our wish list.  We had learned to reply right away.  That house became our home. Jeanne guided us through the whole negotiation with savviness and integrity;, acted as our voice and when the sale was complete, introduced us to the next crew who would become our team to help with caretaking, decorating and landscaping it. Suffice is to say, we are lifetime members of the Jeanne Hicks fan club; honored to write a testimonial and without hesitation, highly recommend her to anyone in search of their Nantucket dream home.”