About Grand Gables Realty Group, Inc.


We at Grand Gables Realty Group, Inc. invite you to explore the picturesque communities of the coastal South Shore - an area we fondly refer to as the "Gold Coast" between Boston and Cape Cod. Starting from the north, they include the communities of Hingham, Hull, Cohasset, Scituate, Norwell, Marshfield and Duxbury. Together they comprise a breathtaking stretch of ocean and river coastline that is home to some of the finest real estate in New England. Boasting stunning ocean beaches, peaceful rivers, expansive salt marshes, beautiful open spaces, woodland parks, quaint New England villages, scenic harbors, gorgeous vistas, centuries of history and, of course, the fabled four seasons, the region beckons buyers from many areas of the country and beyond as a place to call HOME!

Located within an easy commute to the Boston Metro Area (with highways and public transportation), these communities champion that "vacation ambiance" while providing its residents with great schools and a high, year round quality of life. Selling luxury properties along the "Gold Coast" is as much about selling that "year round vacation lifestyle" as it is about selling the intrinsic benefits of the community and the physical aspects of the property. If you are searching for a single-family home, a new condo, a vacant parcel or tract of land (to develop, subdivide or build your dream home), a second home, vacation getaway or a special investment property - we’ve got you covered!

Our company is well known and regarded as one of the region's premier waterfront and water view real estate and property specialists. Our firm has participated in the sale of many signature properties along the South Shore. If you’re in the market to sell or buy property, whether it be oceanfront, ocean view, riverfront, river view, marsh front, marsh view, harbor front, harbor view, pond front, pond view, beachfront, walk to beach or one that gives you the feeling of being “near the shore” - we can help!

Coastal living is as much a “state of mind” as it is a physical place, so our market area and reach covers a vast range of property types, prices, styles, etc. There’s something here for just about every buyer in search of living by the water an environment to enjoy seaside living at its finest - and all within convenient reach of downtown Boston and Cape Cod.

Grand Gables Realty Group, Inc. is a full service boutique style real estate firm centrally located in the coastal region of Boston's South Shore. We cover the communities of Scituate, Cohasset, Norwell, Marshfield, Duxbury, Hull and Hingham and the surrounding area. The company was incorporated in July 2002 by David S. Drinkwater, an experienced veteran of the real estate industry and Mary-Ellen (Meehan) Drinkwater, who has over 22 years of experience in the Corporate Finance profession, with 10 of those years as an executive officer. In addition to being actively involved in listing and selling property on a full time basis, David has spent a significant amount of volunteer time serving the local, state and national Realtor organization. In addition in recent years, David has expanded his volunteer service in support of helping homeless individuals and families get back on their feet and into the work force. Mary-Ellen utilizes her financial, managerial, customer service and organizational skills to differentiate Grand Gables from all other companies in the industry.

Since before the start of this Millenium, advances in technology have significantly impacted the way in which information is disseminated in our society. Online searches and email have created new methods of communication that have literally transformed business practices for many industries, with real estate brokerage certainly at or near the top of that list. Consumers have access to information regarding properties for sale that they never had before, all within a touch of a few buttons, from the convenience and privacy of their own homes and without having to contact anyone by phone. This has brought a tremendous convenience to both buyers and sellers throughout the world and as a result, their methods of research and shopping patterns have changed significantly.                                         

We at Grand Gables have realized the power that advancing technologies have brought to our industry and the marketplace and take pride in being on the cutting edge of bringing the best technology tools to bear in our practice of serving our clients and customers. Through the tools available on our web site, buyers and sellers can search through active real estate listings offered through the multiple listing service to better educate them on the current market. In addition, we employ a high, visual component in marketing our listings; just tour "Our Featured Listings" on the site and see what we mean. In addition, Grand Gables can offer an enhanced presence on a number of key web sites including www.realtor.com - the official web site of the National Association of Realtors®.

The Grand Gables ONLINE marketing reach extends well beyond Realtor.com and includes a variety of major search engines used by consumers searching for property in our area, including www.Zillow.com, www.Trulia.com , www.Homes.com and of course the region’s premier newspaper publication, www.Boston.com (to name a few).  Over the years, we have tracked our leads so we can bring you exposure and connections through the web portals that have brought us the most success. In July 2015, based on our extensive local community perspective and connections along with our solid reputation for exceptional service and results, Grand Gables was invited to join the Global Luxury Real Estate Marketing Group known as “Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate” – an international network of brokers represent luxury properties worldwide through their web portal.  

Speaking of the impact that advances in technology has had on our industry, the explosion of Social Media as a communication vehicle is transforming our industry on a daily basis. Grand Gables regularily posts on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and our Blog. These platforms are a terrific way to reach a broad audience with a combination of relevant real estate news both locally and nationally, as well as local events to give our readers a sense of what is happening in our community. This is both informative and helpful for a well-rounded view of our selling area. The impact of regular "posts" is extremely effective in the real estate business because we can instantly connect with existing clients, potential clients and our peers to promote our business and our reputation but most importantly to promote our listings. Probably the biggest impact Social Media has for us is the ability to connect with new audiences to market our business brand as trustworthy and knowledgeable experts in our market area.

This comprehensive online real estate tools offer direct access to the latest properties and homes for sale in these communities and the surrounding region. Our site features lots of community and school information, consumer links, free reports, answers to commonly asked real estate questions, and so much more. We are your easy one stop source for your real estate needs. You’ll notice, if you’ve been a frequent visitor to our website, the “new look”. We recently redesigned and re-launched GrandGables.com with state-of the-art technology and a host of new online tools to make your experience enjoyable and rewarding. One of these new features is our online map property search tool!

When you're ready, we welcome you to give us a call to help you take the next step in making your dream of home selling or buying a reality! Remember to register with our site to save your favorite listings, and you can get reminders when properties that match your criteria are posted. Contact us for more information and with any questions you may have.

Through consistency and attention to detail, we have set a quality standard and are working hard to advance our own position and success each day to bring the best tools together to make your experience with us the most rewarding in the field. We invite you to tour our web site. Then, we´d like you to give us a call and let us explain to you, in as much detail as you'd like, the compliment of technology tools and our personal interactive style (we like to call it "high tech, high touch") along with our professional expertise in marketing and brokerage services that we offer to help you make the best selection possible when choosing your next real estate firm.

Grand Gables Realty Group, Inc. is a member of the National Association of Realtors®, the Massachusetts Association of Realtors®, the Plymouth and South Shore Association of Realtors®, and the Cape Cod and Islands Association of Realtors. The Company is a member of the Multiple Listing Service Property Information Network. These site have up-to-date information on the current real estate market in the South Shore, MA area. Learn more about the local market, trends, and resources.

We promise to continue to provide you with personal, hands on professional service for which our past and current clients and customers have come to expect and appreciate. Think it over and give us a call you'll be glad you did. There is a difference in the market today and we'd like the opportunity to make a difference in your life - as your new real estate marketing and brokerage company - FOR LIFE!

Thanks for visiting our online real estate resource and Welcome to Grand Gables Country!

The Team at GRAND GABLES Realty Group, Inc.