PRINCIPAL AND TEAM FOUNDER, REALTOR®
Melony 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 thoughtful, thorough service.
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.
Community leadership: 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.
Melony serves as board treasurer for Black History in Action for Cambridgeport, which stewards the historic St. Augustine’s Church in Cambridge. BHAC promotes cultural education while preserving the community service legacy of this African Orthodox Church.
J. LUCKY HENRY
SALES PARTNER, REALTOR®
With the distinction as Boston’s #1 video marketing real estate agent, Lucky is an engaging marketer and strategist. His videos distinguish and promote our sellers’ property listings… and might even feature an original rap! Lucky brings a passion for condo development in markets from the South End to Seaport. A former football player, he also has a black belt in taekwondo. Hailing from Aruba, Lucky is fluent in English, Spanish, Papiamento and Dutch, and speaks conversational French and Portuguese.
Industry leadership: As founder of the Boston Young Investors Network, Lucky guides new investors in developing their property portfolios from the South Shore to the North Shore.
MARKETING AND TEAM MANAGER
A resourceful marketing maven, Kelsie works closely with Melony and Lucky to distinguish and widely promote each property listing, from print and email to social media and video––sharing our client stories along the way. She designs open houses as festive events, and will even partner with local artists as part of staging a space. And as team manager, Kelsie oversees a high quality experience for our clients and our team.
In the community: Kelsie formerly launched chocolate products and managed a cafe for the Fair Trade co-op Equal Exchange, and hosted community events for Roslindale Village Main Street. A Rozzie mom tending an urban homestead with backyard chickens, throwing full-themed kid parties is her love language.
CLIENT CARE ASSOCIATE, REALTOR®
You will meet Aysha at our open houses and on showings for our listings. Aysha also plays a critical role in helping our buyer clients tour properties and fine-tune their searches. From the first showing to home inspection to final walk-through, Aysha ensures that our buyers are well informed about properties they’re considering.
Community leadership: With over two decades in education, youth advocacy, and the performing arts, Aysha is also a Lecturer on Education at Harvard University and a consultant for organizations striving to embed arts, equity, and inclusion in their practice. And don’t be surprised if you catch her dancing at an appointment ––she’s an award-winning choreographer!.
MARKETING ASSOCIATE, REALTOR®
Toby’s positivity and sincerity behind the scenes helps the team leverage marketing opportunities for our sellers’ listings. She works closely with sellers to prepare for market, ensuring a seamless rollout of compelling marketing, both in digital and in print. Toby also taught English as a Second Language before returning to real estate.
In the community: A Boston area native and Newton mom, Toby enjoys playing piano, practicing yoga, and traveling to Florida, California, and the Carribean with her two boys.
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.