Sandy Shapiro-Hurt brings a truly dynamic blend of experience to the world of Maine Real Estate. Being lucky enough to have parents who saw the incredible value of a childhood spent in Camden, on the Maine coast, she spent her summers racing sailboats and teaching sailing on Penobscot Bay and her winters skiing in the Camden Hills.
After graduating from Emerson College in Boston, Sandy went on to have a career she adored in the feature film industry. Sandy worked in set dressing departments for NYC-based films and worked as a location manager and location scout for Maine-based films. It was a thrilling collaboration to work with directors, producers, and writers to come to understand their vision and then explore the state to find the perfect location for every scene. Balancing the needs of property owners, and film crews required stellar communication, mediation, contract negotiations, organization, resourcefulness, and the ability to stay cool in very stressful situations.
After getting married and having her daughter, it was time for a change. Sandy launched a successful event design and production company, specializing in Maine-based destination weddings and large fundraising events, all of which continued to develop her skills in helping clients realize their vision and bring it to reality. Sandy fully embraced the process of working with clients through often emotionally charged decision-making, budget balancing, and family diplomacy.
A career in Maine Real Estate was the culmination of years of experience in building toward this work. Sandy lives in a perpetual state of awe when it comes to the spirit of Maine and loves sharing her insights. She thrives at re-imagining spaces, generating design concepts, and pairing people with the perfect property. She works on a deeply personal level with clients and is serious about advocating for them.
She lives in Cape Elizabeth with her husband, daughter, and their spoiled adopted pup from Alabama. Sandy’s passion for conservation and compassion for helping where it’s needed have her busy volunteering at a variety of wonderful local non-profit organizations (her favorites are Chickadeeds, The Boys & Girls Club, and various land trust projects). You will often catch sight of her at the dog park in Fort Williams, in the waves at Scarborough Beach, or cross-country skiing through Robinson Woods.