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February Agent Spotlight: Robin Thayer

Robin Thayer with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty

Robin Thayer’s deep roots on Cape Cod have given her unmatched local expertise. Her 20 years of experience at Cape Cod Life Publishing helped her grow her knowledge of every town, beach, gallery, and eatery, even prior to her jump into real estate. As an agent, Robin’s thorough understanding of the region offers comfort and stability to her clients throughout each transaction. Read on to discover Robin’s top spots for enjoying natural beauty on the Cape, and what she loves about the unique real estate market she expertly navigates each day. 

What did you do before real estate and how did you get started in the business?  

I actually grew up in Westchester, New York, so I am technically a wash-ashore – a local term for someone not born on Cape Cod. Prior to becoming a Realtor, I worked with Cape Cod Life Publishing in Advertising Sales and as a Director for almost 20 years. This position helped me garner a deep knowledge of the distinctive towns, beaches, artists  restaurants that define Cape Cod. Being such an advocate for our beautiful region, the natural segway in my career was getting into the real estate industry.  Also, my husband, an Orleans native, has been in Commercial Real Estate for his entire career, and has his roots entrenched in his hometown.

What is something your clients find comfort in that makes them turn to you for their real estate needs?  

I think that my approach is professional, informative and communicative, with some fun thrown in there.  This allows my clients to feel in-control and educated about the process, and it becomes a partnership to help them either sell or buy.  A real estate transaction is a big undertaking, and unexpected things always happen. Staying the course without too much stress is imperative.  I also think that buying or selling a Cape Cod home can be emotional for many reasons, and my local insight and expertise helps my clients feel comfortable.

 What are some of your favorite local hobbies, activities or organizations that you participate in?

As an Orleans resident for more than thirty years, I have participated in many local events. Currently, I sponsor the Artist Cottages of Orleans, which promotes local artists and gives them an affordable venue to display & sell their work.  I was also on the Open Space Committee for the Town of Orleans.

What do you love most about where you live and work? 

I love the outdoors – it is an intrinsic part of why people love it here and want to be here.  Also, running, hiking and just the natural beauty & recreation aspect of the region we live in.   Regarding my work, there is always happiness in buying a Cape House, or seeing your property passed on to someone and poised to create new Cape Cod memories.  No two days are ever the same and no two transactions are ever the same.  I always say that I learn something new from every transaction, and that is super satisfying.

Favorite spots in Orleans/Cape Cod?

Nauset Beach and Outer Beach, Kent's Point, the Drive from Orleans to Chatham along Pleasant Bay, and the Cape Cod National Seashore paths & lighthouses.  

What are three sources of joy in your week? 

Talking to my two adult children, my golden retriever, Cruz, and running/walking outside somewhere beautiful. 

Learn more about Robin Thayer.

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