Melony Swasey and the Good Boston Living team represent clients who seek insightful advising for buying and selling homes in and around Boston.

For Melony, the joy in real estate sales is forging genuine relationships with her clients. Since 2010, she’s worked closely with home buyers and sellers of all stages of life, guiding them to intelligent, winning decisions.

With a keen understanding of subtle market dynamics, Melony helps clients clearly define their needs in the context of the Boston area’s fast-moving markets. Always thinking ahead, she loves to champion a clever, nimble plan. And her highly competent team fills in with thorough, thoughtful service.

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With a degree in urban and regional studies from Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art and Planning, Melony settled in Boston’s Jamaica Plain in 2004 and quickly fell for her neighborhood, city and region.

Engaged in the community, Melony chairs the board of trustees of The Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts, a nearly 350-year-old nonprofit that teaches woodworking, painting and other manual arts to people of all ages and backgrounds––from its 1830s schoolhouse as well as in public schools and community centers throughout Boston.


A trusted partner and colleague to Melony, Jay Balaban brings over 15 years of residential real estate sales experience, including initially as a real estate paralegal. Jay joins in to help serve clients who have unusual or historic properties to sell, or whose search is in the outer suburbs and rural regions. Jay’s trademark kindness may also find him notarizing a document or updating smoke detectors for closing.

Innovative and creative, Lucky brings his skills as Boston’s #1 video marketing real estate agent to generate maximum exposure for our listings. With a passion for discovering unique development opportunities and mentoring young investors, Lucky helps clients realize their goals.

Kelsie manages our team and marketing communications. Attentive, resourceful and creative, Kelsie also helps our seller clients prepare for market––from coaching them through the minute details of prepping for their photo session to planning lively open house events––and then extensively promotes our listings via digital and print media.