Flanders Up-Island Real Estate began in 1927 by Hope Mayhew Flanders. Hope was the first realtor in the up-island area. She began the business out of her home by accomodating her Radcliffe college friends. Her son David started working with his mother upon his honorable discharge from the U.S. Army in 1952. Hope and David were partners in the business until Hope’s passing in 1978. Today the family business remains family owned and operated.
Julie was born and raised on Martha’s vineyard. Her heritage can be traced back more than 300 years on the Vineyard. She began officially working for her father and grandmother nearly 30 years ago at Flanders Up-Island Real Estate. Julie is dedicated to several island based organizations. She is currently on the YMCA Board of Directors, a member of Board of Trustess of the Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank, President of the Martha’s Vineyard Horse Council, a member of the Parks and Recreation Committee in the town of Chilmark and also a Trustee of the Chilmark Community Church. She attended Martha’s Vineyard Regional Highschool and graduated from Bates College. Julie is the principal broker of Flanders Up-Island Real Estate.
Johna moved to the Vineyard from Colorado when she was still in elementary school. She grew up in West Tisbury and attended Vineyard local schools. Shortly after graduating from MV Regional Highschool she earned her Real Estate License and began working for Flanders Up-Island Real Estate. After graduating from UMass with a degree in geological sciences, she began working for Brigham and Women’s Hospital where she was an International Patient Coordinator for several years. While she lived in Boston she was a member of the Horizons for Homeless Children Volunteer Organization, a group that she still follows today. She returned home to the Vineyard in 2006 to raise her son and rejoined her team at Flanders Real Estate as an agent and office manager.