MISS blACKbook SAYS… So I spent the first nine years of my Nantucket Life bartending on ACK.… and I can say first hand, that there is no better way to get your island feet wet, than by making the amazing connections that you can behind the bars at the various world class island dining spots! And with my latest collab with Windwalker William Raveis, I’ve got two bartenders turned brokers, telling you why they are taking the leap from the restaurant scene to the real estate one.. and why they still love and keep their shifts at their bars, too! Meet my friends John and Anthony… from behind the bar to WWR.



JOHN MCGARR

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 YEARS ON ACK: 23
HOMETOWN: Groton, Massachusetts
COLLEGE: University of Delaware
BEHIND THE BAR AT: Dune + Ventuno
EMAIL: John@windwalkerrealestate.com


1. Why did you make the leap from the bar to Windwalker?

I am impressed with the hyper local focus of Windwalker backed by the reach and resources of the William Raveis family of brokerages. We have a culture of collaboration, and are never concerned with competing with our Principal for business.

2. What’s your favorite part about the Nantucket restaurant scene?

Overall, the quality of food and service on Nantucket is exceptionally high. The restaurant scene we enjoy mirrors the community we all share in that there is a sense of family and striving for excellence that exists as a whole.

3. What’s your favorite part about the Nantucket real estate industry?

I love that we are truly a unique market full of high end construction and design. It takes commitment to land here, and this is our clients happy place. Real estate is really the vehicle for the dreams and memories that we all are lucky enough to create.

4. Where do you like to go out and eat on ACK?

That’s a tough one since we have so many great options. Most recently, I have been impressed (in alphabetical order), American Seasons, Arnos (under new ownership), Cru, Dune, Galley, Nautilus, Straight Wharf, and Ventuno. It’s also worth mentioning that PRIME Steakhouse serves a great Big mACK, and the BOX has an impressive line up of entertainment this year.

5. When I’m not working I am …

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Well, I’ve been juggling a lot of things this year, but my favorite past times on Nantucket are fishing, boating, taking advantage of our great restaurant scene, and seeing live music.

6. Favorite beach on island?

Usually the one that’s least windy, but Fisherman’s is always a great call.

7. If I was to buy a house right now on Nantucket it would be in...

I would have to say TOWN… I really like being in the middle of all the action!

8. Why Nantucket?

Nantucket is obviously one of the most pristine and beautiful locations in the world. It’s easy to see that the first time you step off the boat. The thing that brings us all back, and makes us want to live here, is the community.

9. Favorite Listing Of The Moment?

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Without a doubt, my favorite listing is 19 East Creek. It has stunning views, is close to town, has a dock, and is very private.



ANTHONY DeLAIARRO

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YEARS ON ACK: 6 Seasons
HOMETOWN: Wrentham, Massachusetts
COLLEGE: UMass Amherst
BEHIND THE BAR AT: CRU 
EMAIL: Anthony@windwalkerrealestate.com


 
1. Why did you make the leap from the bar to Windwalker?
I wanted to create a career that was a bit more sustainable and has a longer longevity than bartending without completely leaving the hospitality industry while being able to stay on Nantucket.
 
2. What’s your favorite part about the Nantucket restaurant scene?
I love the ‘Cheers’ aspect of Nantucket, everyone knows everyone and it is fun being able to go see your friends at work.
 
3. What’s your favorite part about the nantucket real estate industry?
Just like the restaurant scene, the real estate scene is a small knit community that I’m just getting into. Things are always moving and shaking and it really keeps you involved on what is happening on island. The best part might be the amazing properties we get to see.
 
4. Where do you like to go out and eat on ACK?
Hands down Nautilus. I also really love Dune, Straight Wharf, and Ventuno.
 
5. When I’m not working I am …
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Kiteboarding if it is windy, or at Cisco Brewery with my dog Paxton.
 
6. Favorite beach on island?
If I have time, I really love Great Point. If not, I like the Radio Tower area.
7. If I was to buy a house right now on Nantucket it would be in…
That’s a tough question, but if I have to pick one area I think I would pick MONOMOY. There are some great listings there right now. It is also so quiet and peaceful… you’re close to the beach, and such a short and easy bike ride to town.
8. Why Nantucket?
I came for an internship and fell in love with the island. This is such an incredible place, but has an even more amazing community.
9. Favorite Listing Of The Moment?
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31 Quaise because I could launch and land my kite right from the beach, keep a boat right there, and still have a easy drive to town.  The location is quiet, serene, and relaxing.  The house is on the water but doesn’t deal with erosion at a rate that south shore houses do… and you could throw awesome barbecues on the back lawn!

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