MEET YOUR BLOCK ISLAND REAL ESTATE AGENTS!
Thank You for Choosing Offshore Property
After years of training with Edith Blane, Sue and Robin have taken the helm and are keeping the tradition of island resident ownership at Offshore Property. Their island experience, insight, and personal service will make your island experience a success!
Friends and neighbors for over 30 years, Robin and Sue raised their families here on Block Island and are excited to have their daughters Krista Vila and Cori Black in the business. In 2017, Sue and Robin were happy to welcome long-time friend Kerri Gaffett to the office as a Sales Associate. In 2018, Gina Quick joined our office as a Sales Associate. In 2019, we were excited to have Laurel Nelson join the team!
Robin Lewis Vila, Principal Broker/Owner
Robin came to Block Island in 1978 to work at the Manisses. She fell in love with Block Island and eventually married and raised her two children, Krista and Clayton. She has worn many hats over the years, including owning a small charter airline business and managing the Manisses Restaurant. Robin started working for Edie in 2011, got her real estate license in 2012, bought the business with Sue in 2013, and became the Principal Broker in 2015.
Robin would love to help you with Vacation Rentals and Real Estate Sales.
Susan Brown Black, Broker/Owner
Sue came to Block Island in the late 1970’s with college friends. She married her husband Bill and they decided to make Block Island their year-round home. They raised two children here, Henry and Cori. She has worked for several businesses on the island including the Block Island Maritime Institute and the BI Early Learning Center. Sue began working in real estate in 1986 but left the business to pursue other interests. She always kept her license and eventually came back to the business in 2007 to work for Edie at Offshore Property. When Edie decided to retire, Sue knew it was a great opportunity and bought the business with her longtime friend Robin.
Sue is available to help you with Real Estate Sales.
Corlies Black, Sales Associate
Corlies (Cori) was raised on Block Island. She attended the Block Island School and graduated in 2009. In the Spring of 2014, she graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in the Gender and Women’s Studies. She became a Real Estate agent in March 2015.
Cori would love to help you with Vacation Rentals and Real Estate Sales.
Laurel Nelson, Sales Associate
“I grew up on a beautiful lakefront property in Hopkinton, Massachusetts and moved to Block Island in 2009 to live by the ocean and start a family of my own. With a long time affinity for beautiful homes, the knowledge and vision for renovations, a passion for helping people and enjoying life to the fullest degree, my husband and I started a custom home building business, which lead me toward my pursuit of a Real Estate career.
Before moving to Block Island I had a career in Massachusetts as a teacher and residential coordinator for adults and children with developmental and physical disabilities. In recent years I achieved my EMT license and am now an active member of the Block Island Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department.
I also have a passion for all forms of health, fitness, and active exploration, especially running, cycling, tennis and yoga. Block Island is an ideal place to be close to nature and tune in to some of life’s most beautiful treasures.
I pride myself in being known as someone with great persistence, who pays attention to quality, details, and am someone who works hard to achieve goals. I treasure the beautiful life that we live here on Block Island and it is with great pleasure that I have the opportunity to assist you in finding your home or investment property in Rhode Island or Massachusetts.”
Laurel would love to help you with Real Estate Sales.
Kerri Gaffett, Sales Associate
Kerri is a lifelong resident of Block Island. She attended the Block Island School and graduated in 1985. In 1989 she graduated from Brown University with a BA in Psychology. For 25 years she raised her family and built homes on Block Island as half owner of Spier Construction. In 2015 Kerri and her husband were divorced and she began life anew as Kerri Gaffett. She has been an active community member, serving on the Conservation Commission, School board, and as an EMT. After sailing around the world and raising her three children she returned to school and became a licensed psychotherapist. In 2013 she graduated with a MA in Counseling from Salve Regina University. In 2016 Kerri went back to school again and became a licensed Real Estate Sales Associate.
Kerri would love to help you with Real Estate Sales.
See Kerri’s Listing: 33 Ocean Ave Unit #2
RECENTLY SOLD LISTINGS: 1267 West Side Road
Krista Vila, Sales Associate
Krista was raised on Block Island. She graduated from the Block Island School in 2008. Krista splits her time between Block Island and Providence, RI. While on the island, she works for Jessie Edwards Studio as a gallery assistant and at Offshore Property as an office assistant. Krista recently became a licensed Real Estate Salesperson.
Krista is available to help you with Real Estate Sales.
Edith Blane, Associate Broker – Retired
Edith (Edie) Littlefield Blane is a lifelong Block Island resident and former owner of Offshore Property. She brings a wealth of historical knowledge and humor to our office. Edie was born and raised on the island and raised her two sons, Chris and Peter, here. Over the years, Edie has played a vital role in the fabric of Block Island, serving as one of the first telephone operators and many years as New Shoreham Town Clerk. She is semi-retired now but still enjoys helping people find their place on Block Island. Edie retired in the spring of 2019.