When Should a Seller Set an Offer Deadline?

An offer deadline or offer review date on a listing means that all offers will be reviewed by the seller at one time, rather than individually as they come in.  So, when should they be used?  Our thinking on offer deadlines—as with most factors in a fast-moving market—is that it depends. In particular, it depends […] Read More

Selling Your Home While Living with Kids

Moving while parenting can add another layer of complexity to the process, and we’re well equipped to help your family navigate the process so that you present your home in the best possible light while also balancing your family’s needs.  Here are some suggestions as you prepare to sell your home:  Prepack out-of-season clothing and […] Read More

Delivering Fall Goodies Around Boston

The team and I had a lovely time dropping off mums and pumpkin carving kits to clients and friends around Boston this fall. And, we were elated to see some of the creative results! Here’s Ezra, the son of our dear friend and client Leila, hard at work on his pumpkin. Thanks for sharing with […] Read More

Navigating a Competitive Market

I recently had the honor of speaking on a virtual panel hosted by The Boston Globe. The webinar, “Room for Optimism: How to Buy a House in a Difficult Market,” featured Boston-area real estate experts fielding home buyers’ questions about how to win a home in our often urgently competitive environment. During the webinar, I […] Read More

Preparing for Selling: Before and After

Our skilled (and, ahem, perfectionist) team ensures that each home we bring to market is shown in its best light, from the photography in the listing to how it’s presented during open houses. This Victorian home in Jamaica Plain had original, restored details that we wanted to showcase without added distractions.  Before:  Here’s how we […] Read More

Weekly Live Series @goodbostonliving

Boston Realtor Melony Swasey digests the week’s real estate updates during COVID-19 As we adjust our routines around stay-at-home orders, we’re all finding new ways to share connection and guidance online. To that end, I’ve been hosting a weekly Live event on Facebook to digest the latest and engage my guest colleagues on everything from […] Read More

How Boston real estate sales are adapting to COVID-19: week 4

For sellers who need to sell, buyers are ready and waiting It’s week four of the Boston area’s stay-at-home advisory. And while the high spring season has largely paused due to physical distancing measures, the City of Boston has officially deemed home buying and selling services as essential.  If a seller needs to sell right […] Read More

That home-office life: creating work space

As millions of us now work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many predict that our adaptations may usher in a new way of working for the long term. And if the workplace becomes more of a permanent fixture where we reside, then home buyers are likely to place even more of a primacy […] Read More

Join our team

We’re hiring: buyer’s agent We are looking for a buyers agent to join our team! This team member will work primarily with our home buyer clients and support our overall sales operation.  Responsibilities include: Provide attentive service to clients  Search for and identify property for home buyer clients Schedule and accompany clients on showings, home […] Read More

What that extra bathroom means to you, in Boston

A recent article in The Atlantic speaks to the bathroom-ification of America—our obsession with privacy at home such that in some parts of the country, a bathroom upgrade is worth more than a kitchen renovation.  Well, in pricey Boston, the need for an extra bathroom is often economical and truly motivating. For many of my […] Read More