Davidson Realty is a small, locally-owned real estate company dedicated to and specializing in real estate on Vinalhaven and North Haven. The roots of Davidson Realty are literally and figuratively on the Fox Islands.
Kris Davidson, a 7th generation resident, raised her three children on Vinalhaven and prior to becoming a real estate agent was an island public music school teacher on Vinalhaven and North Haven. In 2009 Kris founded Davidson Realty and as her business expanded, she intentionally attracted agents and employees who shared her deep commitment to the Fox Islands.
Every member of the Davidson Realty team lives year-round on Vinalhaven and North Haven, and collectively serve on 10-15 volunteer boards annually. Their unified commitment and appreciation of the unique island lifestyle combined with their healthy team approach have resulted in hundreds of transactions with satisfied customers and clients, many of whom have become close friends.
The extensive local knowledge, excellent personalized service and global marketing exposure of this island-focused real estate company sets the Davidson Realty team apart from any other real estate agency serving the Fox Islands.
Kris Davidson, Broker and owner of Davidson Realty
Maine islands have a way of touching us deeply. The connection cannot always be verbalized, but it undoubtedly exists. As a Vinalhaven native and seventh-generation islander, this is true for me.
Island living is one of the great graces in my life. Its isolation teaches me the importance of relationships, its sunsets of the profoundness in a moment, its changing tides and seasonal nature about the necessity of balance within our lives. Artist and fellow-islander Eric Hopkins says, I'm "of the island, but really a global girl." He has it right. Island living gives me a sense of place—within myself, fifteen miles out to sea, and within the expansiveness of the world.
I am a graduate of Colby College, a classically-trained pianist and an entrepreneur at heart. In addition to operating Davidson Realty, I own Skål, an island speakeasy and music venue which is located in the back of my Main Street building. I have served on several island committees and boards for over 35 years, and am deeply invested in our island communities.
Islands are as individual as we are, and preserving this uniqueness is a commitment of mine. With conscious, well-planned development, I believe the integrity of places we cherish can continue to thrive.
If you are thinking of buying or selling real estate on Vinalhaven or North Haven, it would be my pleasure to work with you.
See Kris' profile on Zillow: https://www.zillow.com/profile/Maineislandrealtor/
Lisa Shields, Associate Broker of Davidson Realty
Islands are in my blood: on my mother's side is Newfoundland and on my father's islands of Scotland. My summers were all spent on Stimpson's Island until I married the ferry captain and became a full-time resident of North Haven.
Islands are microcosms of the larger world, but come with challenges that are inherent in living out to sea. Yet those challenges are tempered by the nurturing comfort that living surrounded by beauty and a caring community can bring.
My previous positions include Community Services Director at the Island Institute, teaching elective writing groups to middle school students, and Arts Coordinator at North Haven Community School. I am active in my community and write a column bi-monthly in the North Haven News.
I look forward to working with both buyers and sellers to share my love of island living. I will work hard on your behalf, and be supportive before, during, and after the sale.
Alexandra Young, Associate Broker
Alexandra Young is an eighth-generation Vinalhaven native and daughter of Kris Davidson. Growing up on Vinalhaven has given Alex an understanding and appreciation for the unique beauty of island living. During a semester abroad in Cyprus, another island, Alex’s awareness of Vinalhaven’s beauty and distinctiveness became more clear than ever. She is raising her family on the island and knows Vinalhaven is a place to treasure and appreciate.
Alex received her bachelors of Social Worker from the University of Maine at Orono and her MSW from Simmons University in 2019. Alex brings knowledge of how education and training lends itself well to customer service and real estate. She brings new energy and enthusiasm to the Davidson Realty team.
Kathy Macy, Sales Agent
Kathy grew up on North Haven and graduated from North Haven Community School and the University of Maine at Machias with a B.A. in history. Kathy has served on the Planning Board, Appeals Board, Reservations Council, and School Board. Prior to joining Davidson Realty Kathy was the Town Clerk of North Haven 14 years. Kathy is married to David Macy. They have two sons and three grandsons. Kathy brings her enthusiasm and wealth of knowledge to the Davidson Realty Team.
Betsy Adams Hopkins, Office Manager
Betsy visited Vinalhaven in 2004 and fell in love with the natural beauty and the close community. She and her husband Bruce, who has been a longtime summer resident, moved to the island full time in 2010 when they retired. Betsy was associate director at the Alumnae Association of Smith College, she taught art in public schools and at Kimball Union Academy in New Hampshire. She worked for The Smithsonian Associates in Washington, D.C. producing education programs that featured scholars from the Smithsonian Institution. She holds a B.A. from Elmira College and a M.A.L.S. degree from Dartmouth College. Betsy brings her organization and customer service skills to her work as office manager at Davidson Realty. She is delighted to have chosen Vinalhaven as her home!