Hayes' entire real estate career has centered on Cape Cod where he owned and managed a leading full service agency from 1977 to 1999, at which time the company was acquired by a national real estate entity. He has sold real estate on Cape Cod since 1976 and possesses exceptional market knowledge. Hayes holds the prestigious CRB designation. He has served as a Director of the Cape Cod & Islands Assoc. of Realtors and is involved with community and civic organizations.