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

Is It a Buyer’s or Seller’s Market? How to Tell

A common question I am asked is about whether it’s a buyer’s or seller’s market. People want to know because they understand that can shift leverage and risk during a real estate transaction. Who has more leverage can vary by season or year—or even by location—but it’s often strongly influenced by larger market factors: interest rates […] Read More

Unlimited SIR has Opened in Newton Centre

My brokerage, Unlimited | Sotheby’s International Realty, has opened our third office, in the heart of Newton Centre at 767 Beacon Street. From local to global Locally owned and operated, we’re based in key residential centers, including Brookline’s Coolidge Corner and Jamaica Plain’s Centre Street. We’re well positioned to serve clientele from the innovation districts […] Read More

Melville Park Curiosities and Conversations

After looking on and off for three years, Mike found just the right place in Dorchester’s Melville Park near Shawmut Station. He and his partner Brandon love the house and the neighborhood. They describe settling into a new house and neighborhood, using art and curiosities to generate conversations, and what it’s like working with Melony. […] Read More

Put Relationships at the Center of Your Strategy

The Boston area markets, from the South End to the suburbs, are fast-paced. And they continuously break new ground on prices—and on the risk-taking required of competing buyers to get a deal done. I am unmistakably competitive and, as I often say to both my seller and buyer clients, I play to win. I’m guided […] Read More

How I Distinguish a Home to Sell

493 Walnut Avenue in Jamaica Plain sold quickly and above asking price—at $880,000—after just one week on market. A Case Study: Marketing 493 Walnut Avenue, on Jamaica Plain’s Franklin Park My seller had raised her family for over 30 years in this grand Colonial in Jamaica Plain’s Olmsted neighborhood. By crafting a story around her […] Read More