"Strategy helped us get our home"Cara + Chris
"Her team of professionals maintains momentum and minimizes gaps in communication"
Melony was a pleasure and a delight to work with both personally and professionally. She has a vibrant personality and an incredible knowledge of the Boston real estate market. One of our favorite aspects of working with Melony was her ability to simultaneously be a consulting business partner while being both honest and relatable when it came to critical decisions in our home buying process.
Melony truly felt like a friend throughout our home buying process. She told things like they were, never pushed us in a way we did not wish to go and was there to support us when needed. We had many “mental health” check-ins with Melony where she was always patient, informative and friendly.
Melony was pivotal in helping us understand our position in the marketplace, the considerations we needed to take with this particular property and the strategy behind the offer we were making. We couldn’t have asked for more in a business partner.
Melony works with, and recommends, a team of highly competent professionals that she has vetted over her many years of experience. Every single person, from attorneys to inspectors that we encountered was a pleasure to work with and essential in the process to closing on our home. Her team of professionals has developed a working relationship of their own that maintains momentum and minimizes gaps in communication. We can’t count the number of late night emails that Melony and her team responded to, ensuring that our fears were at ease and that we were well-informed of any progress made. The quality of the professional company Melony keeps is truly a testament to her great work.Madison & Sky, North Dorchester
"Her genius, multilayered approach to the terms made us stand out in the sellers' eyes."
After raising our kids in Brookline, we were ready to return to the Boston scene and had our eyes on Roslindale Village. We knew the market was fast-moving and intense but weren't sure how to navigate the competition.
Upon meeting Melony at an open house, we knew instantly that we had to team up with her. She was sharp and engaging, and we just knew we could trust her instincts and her word. Well, within a few quick weeks, we'd won our first and only competition hands-down on the perfect house for us! (We'd initially thought it might not be for us, but Melony nudged us to check it out anyway.)
We can't convey how thrilled we are... There's no way we could have thought of her genius, multilayered approach to the terms that made us stand out in the sellers' eyes. We're grateful. And we're excited to host our grandchildren in our new home—which has a treehouse!Jeff, Roslindale purchase
"She tirelessly worked to make sure every little piece came together"
Melony did an amazing job helping my mom and I both sell a home and find the perfect new one.
She had our home sold before it even officially went on the market! And then, she tirelessly worked to make sure every little piece came together to get the house of our dreams in some very difficult circumstances for both the seller and for us.
She functioned not only as real estate agent, but as a therapist, mortgage negotiator and most importantly, friend.Dana, Newton sale + Jamaica Plain purchase
"An impressive offer that landed us an amazing single-family home"
We thought we knew what we wanted in a home. But the reality of a low-inventory, highly-competitive market quickly disabused of those pie-in-the-sky expectations. Enter Melony, demigoddess. She candidly assessed every property we considered in light of our expectations (which were constantly in flux), accompanied us to every open house we were serious about, pushed us when we needed pushing, played therapist when we needed that, was kind and patient when we were impossible, leveraged her network to get stuff done for us, and eventually authored the terms of an impressive offer that landed us an amazing single-family home. She would be our first call if we had to do it all over again. We highly recommend Melony.Charlotte + Saulo, Roxbury purchase
"As it turns out, unicorns do exist"
When we started our home-buying journey, we thought we might be looking for a pony. We quickly discovered that we were after a unicorn instead. The Boston housing market was rough for buyers.
But Melony made an excellent guide! She gave us straight talk, was very clear about what we could expect, and didn't just tell us what we wanted to hear. Her neighborhood-by-neighborhood knowledge of the Greater Boston sprawl was indispensable, given our tricky needs; we looked at three completely different areas of the city and went through the offer process multiple times before we found our home. Over the course of the journey, she helped us clarify what was really important to us and what things didn't matter as much.
And when we did find our home? As it turns out, unicorns do exist. A little luck, a lot of patience, and some really expert guidance can track one down.Katherine and Matt, Roxbury purchase
"We would work with her again in a heartbeat"
In case you only read the first sentence of this review, I will summarize it here: Melony made buying a house an easy, fun, informative and smooth process.
She was always well prepared for our visits, often arriving ahead of us and going through the house so she could point things out when we arrived. She tailored her searches to our wants and needs and also took us to houses we found.
We would work with her again in a heartbeat.Angela and Rowland, West Roxbury purchase
"A great offer above asking and under agreement in four days"
I enlisted Melony's help in selling my condo in JP. I'd met her at an area open house and liked her because she was friendly & informative, but not pushy.
She walked through my home with me prior to the listing and suggested staging ideas for the open houses. She then hired a fantastic photographer who made my place look fabulous in the online listings.
After my home was listed and we held an open house, I got a great offer above asking price and was under agreement in only FOUR DAYS!Steve, Jamaica Plain sale
"Melony is our new gold standard for realtors"
She made the process of selling our house easy because of her knowledge of the market and selling tools, and proved to be a canny negotiator. We learned so much from her! She was incredibly prompt in responding with both promised info and answers to our questions.
Because of her accessibility, straightforward approach, willingness to listen, and ability to explain real estate concepts in ways that made sense to us, we highly recommend Melony Swasey to anyone who needs a reliable realtor.Anne, Jamaica Plain sale
"She kept our best interests at heart"
Melony was a pleasure to work with, right from the get-go. She spent HOURS with us at our initial buyer’s meeting, getting a clear understanding of our priorities and wish list, explaining the buying timeline and providing context to some of the neighborhoods that we were considering.
She kept our best interests at heart during the buying process, which lead us to close on our first home! All the while Melony was very accessible, communicating with us regularly via email, call and text—we very much appreciated that we could shoot her a text message with any question that came up! She took the time to answer any question/concern that we had, which was reassuring.
We enjoyed working with Melony so much that we’ve already recommended her to one of our friends who is house hunting in Roslindale!Jackie & Steve, Roslindale purchase
"Melony truly listened"
Melony was so patient and knowledgeable the first time we met with her. She truly listened while we explained what we wanted, and starting at that first meeting she helped us think strategically about how we could leverage our strengths when making an offer.
Melony was thoughtful, supportive, responsive and reassuring throughout the entire process. She checked in with us at all the right times to make sure we felt comfortable and excited about each step.
We love our place, and are so thankful for Melony's insights and hard work. We wouldn't be in our new home without her.Kristin and Michael, Jamaica Plain purchase
"Melony anticipated my needs from afar"
As I moved between three states over two years, Melony stayed in touch with me consistently. From a distance, I trusted her to help me make the "sell" decision for my Boston condo.
She was highly informative, anticipating all my needs. And she managed the entire process flawlessly without my having to come to Boston.
Melony is professional, personable, authentic, high-integrity, honest and very knowledgeable. Effective and efficient, she used my time and her time wisely—and got things done!Tina
"She has a keen awareness for the market"
Melony is awesome! She has a keen awareness for the market and how houses will move.
The market was very competitive when I was looking, and I had a very tight timeline—and buying from out of state. If it weren't for her edgy, creative thinking and guidance, I really don't believe I would have gotten my house.
I love my new house and I would recommend Melony to anyone.Elissa, Roslindale purchase
"We had multiple offers within days because of Melony's knowledge, hard work, and persistence"
Melony hit the ground running, as she understood our timeline was tight. She was able to suggest contractors who worked within our budget, and she oversaw the process, leaving us with time to ourselves to search for our new home out of state.
Her marketing campaign was flawless—we even saved the beautiful postcard as a memento of our first home sale! We had interested parties and multiple offers within days; we believe this to be because of Melony's knowledge, hard work, and persistence. We were lucky to receive such a wonderful referral from a friend, as Melony's understanding of the Boston market, and our neighborhood specifically, was right on target.
We would certainly go with Melony again if we had another piece of property to sell, and would advise anyone to partner with her in the buying or selling of their home.Andrea + Matt
"Sold! From San Francisco"
Michael and TT had moved to San Francisco and were ready to sell their Boston condo. Melony helped them sell it quickly from 3,000 miles away and "at a great price."Michael + TT, Jamaica Plain sale
She was really on top of her game
What can we say? Melody found us a great house, she stuck with us and supported us through all the ups and downs it took to get us to the finish line, and she was a warm, wise, honest, savvy and fun presence! We’re so grateful for all that you did to get us into our new home, and we are eager and excited to sing your praises to the stars, to anyone who will listen.Catherine + Maddie, two-family purchase in Dorchester
"Melony's detailed, timely knowledge of the JP market was invaluable"
Melony did a great job representing us as a seller's agent. Her experience as a buyer's agent and her detailed, timely knowledge of the JP market was invaluable to us as sellers.
Her thoughtful and helpful advice about how to market our condo was also critical to our sale. In fact, Melony went above and beyond with guidance on how specifically to stage our condo to go on the market. She became fluent very quickly with the details of our building/condo association, block and neighborhood and was able to communicate this information easily to potential buyers.
She also connected us with others—attorney, handyman, painters, electricians—who were really excellent to work with. Overall, Melony was a pleasure to work with.B. Capistrant, Jamaica Plain sale
"Melony is top-notch"
Leise and Stephanie were looking for their first home. They had questions about getting financing with income from self-employment, finding enough space for a home office, and branching into a new neighborhood. Melony Swasey provided "top-notch" service and supported them each step of the way.Leise + Steph, Roslindale purchase
"Melony helped me broaden my vision"
I came to Melony with the idea of buying a single family house in a year. She immediately helped me broaden my vision to realize:
- that I could buy much sooner, and
- that even though I was looking for a roomy house with lots of privacy, I could include condos in my search.
Well, a few months later, my family is happily settling in to our spacious two-floor condo in the very neighborhood I wanted!
Thanks for the wonderful part you played in this experience.S. Nettey, Medford purchase
"Melony guided us through preparing the property"
I went to Melony with what seemed an impossible task: in this difficult [recession] market, sell my small condo that has several deed restrictions, requiring the buyer to take extra steps and get certified by the city.
Without blinking, Melony guided us through preparing the property for showings, then got us our buyer less than a week after our first open house!!! We actually had to slow the sale down so we could find our next home.
I never imagined selling could be this easy! I’m definitely keeping Melony’s card for "next time" and have already started referring her to friends.Karen, Roxbury’s Fort Hill sale and Dorchester purchase