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About Robert Young

Broker Associate - Nantucket Office
17 Main St, Nantucket, MA 02554
Cell: 508.325.1571

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Graduated New England College. B.A. in Humanities 1974
Graduated Cushing Academy 1969
Nantucket's Public Schools 1956-1964

Professional Specialty

I have always been a student of Nantucket history and possess a lifetime of local experience. Because of that I'm able to provide a unique perspective to my island home.

As a 3rd generation Nantucketer I grew up working in my family's business, Young's Bicycle Shop, which I ran and ultimately bought in 1981. In 1997 I sold it to my brother Harvey. Many of my first clients came to me through those years of retail service.

In 1982 I did an 8 lot residential/commercial subdivision that ultimately lead to the start my full time real estate career.

I was the top sales broker at Killen Real Estate for the past 33 years before joining William Raveis in 2019.

Community Involvement

I served on my first non profit board in the late 1970s. The Nantucket Land Council advocates for the protection of the island's environmental and natural resources with a 40 year focus on protecting our sole source aquifer.

I then served throughout the 80s on the Nantucket Historical Association's advisory council.
Starting in 1995 I became NHA Trustee serving for 9 years. During this period we raised the required money and constructed the new museum. We also renovated and re-purposed the Fair Street Museum to house our research library. Committee assignments included; Library Building, Development, Membership, Properties and Nominating committees with continued committee work for many years afterward as a former trustee.

I currently serve as the treasurer for the Friends of The Nantucket Historical Assoc.

I am a former Trustee of Cushing Acedemy, Ashburnham MA. founded as a private co-educational boarding school in 1865.

Coached a variety of sports during my children's school years, Soccer, Basketball and Little League 1987-1994


I am the father of two children who make me proud everyday. Between them I have 3 grand children who are the delight of my life.

I love the outdoors and all of Nantucket's natural beauty. I enjoy all the seasons. Walking or biking in the moors has been a favorite pastime throughout my adult life. I travel in the off season as time allows, driving multiple times across this great country and flying around the world, but no matter where I go I am always happiest when I return to my roots, my Nantucket home.

  • "Robert Young took on our listing after a couple of frustrating years of inaction. He quickly redid the look of the property and actively pursued the market. Robert is a very experienced agent who understands Nantucket and the local traditions and customs. He is well know and respected within the... Bob and Judy Brust (Eel Point Road)

  • "Nobody knows Nantucket and Nantucket Real Estate like Robert Young! Nobody! He combines a successful and enjoyable combination of patience, market knowledge, professionalism, enthusiasm and family orientation in all our sessions and various transactions over the years." Bill Kupper - Former CEO of BusinessWeek (Nantucket)

  • "Whether I need a realistic assessment of an individual property or a general overview, Robert is always my first call; his familiarity with the market is unrivaled." Bruce Miller (Nantucket)

  • "You're remarkable! I want to thank you for helping with the sale of the cottage and the purchase of my house in Town. It's a perfect place; just what I was looking for. You were instrumental in making each transaction efficient and smooth. Additionally, you're honest, realistic, accessible, intu... Nancy G (Nantucket)

  • "My husband and I worked extensively with Robert to find our Nantucket home. It was a very pleasant experience. There was no pressure or sales pitch, just solid advice. The home that we purchased exceeded our expectations. The negotiations went very smoothly and Robert went above and beyond. The ... Kathy Davidson (Nantucket)

  • Hi Robert, We heard you have moved your affiliation to William Raveis. They are extremely lucky to have you. Having worked with you on both the buy and sell side (twice) we want to thank you for your professionalism and congeniality in those efforts. Each time you did terrific due diligence in e... Mellie and Jim (56 Goldfinch Dr)

  • If you're looking for someone with 33+ years of experience, who knows Nantucket inside-out and who is reliable and honest, you've found him in Robert Young. Buying a second home can be daunting. While we had vacationed on Nantucket for 15 years, we hadn't a clue about the market. We looked on and of... L.T.R. Washington, DC (Nantucket)

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