The Good Boston Living team is regarded for providing intimate, insightful advising to discerning clients buying and selling homes throughout Metro Boston. And affiliated with Sotheby’s International Realty, they are able to satisfy the full scope of their clients’ needs and dreams throughout New England, around the U.S. and internationally.
For Melony, the joy in real estate is forging genuine, trusting relationships. Since 2010, she’s worked closely with home buyers and sellers of all stages of life, guiding them to intelligent, winning decisions. Kelsie joined the team in 2018.
With a keen understanding of subtle market dynamics, Melony and Kelsie help clients clearly define their needs in the context of fast-moving markets. Always thinking ahead, they help clients chart out a clever path.
TEAM FOUNDER, REALTOR®
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. A first-generation American whose family hails from Jamaica, Melony is queer, vegan, and is a 20-year yoga practitioner.
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
Melony also serves on the board of Black History in Action for Cambridgeport, which is preserving the historic sanctuary building of Saint Augustine’s African Orthodox Church and reviving its pan-African community service legacy in Cambridge.
Kelsie formerly launched chocolate products and managed a cafe for the Fair Trade co-op Equal Exchange. As program coordinator for Roslindale Village Main Street, she organized community events and collaborated with residents and local business owners on initiatives to contribute to the economic vitality and growth of Roslindale Village. A Rozzie mom, she enjoys tending her urban homestead with backyard chickens.
TEAM ADJUNCT, REALTOR®
A trusted partner and colleague to Melony and Kelie, 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.