Melissa Dailey

Coldwell Banker
71 CENTRAL STREET
WELLESLEY, MA, 02481
(617) 505-4576

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05/12/2015
trinabody
Helped me buy and sell homes
Melissa was very professional, but she "dropped the ball" as we approached the closing date. She did not advocate for us at all and claimed ignorance on a number of issues that I know she was familiar with. She is your basic "Wellesley real estate agent shark" and I recommend finding someone who does not talk out both sides of her mouth.
Highly likely to recommend
03/04/2015
d7654n
Helped me buy home
Melissa helped us buy a house in Wellesley. We were new to the area; she took us through a large number of listings quickly with the aim of helping us narrow things down, and focus. We made an offer on our third day of looking; she then navigated through through all the difficult moments of negotiation, contracting, and purchase completion. She is about as thorough as one can be, and totally focused on seeing things through to a conclusion. I could not recommend her more highly.
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02/17/2015
chris campanella
Helped me buy home
Melissa is a true partner in the process, who has deep knowledge and experience in the area. She applies no pressure on you, while providing the expected guidance along the way.
Highly likely to recommend
02/11/2015
jhasselback9
Helped me buy home
Melissa Dailey was instrumental in assisting us in buying our home in Wellesley. We were current residents of the wonderful town, but our growing family of four needed more space, and therefore we decided to enlist her help to find us our dream home! We had a fairly long list of must haves as most buyers do, but we also had a budget and a strict timeline to work within. As a result of trying to manage the laundry list of what we were looking for in a new home, we also had a variety of questions along the way and she was always very responsive to each and every inquiry. That in itself was one of the many assets that we found was important to us and glad we partnered with Melissa. We realize she has other clients, but she always made time to respond to questions and concerns outside normal business hours to put us at ease. It took 2 months of open houses and negotiating, but she ultimately helped us find our dream home! Less ... More
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02/09/2015
ckh702001
Listed and sold a home
My wife and I had a great experience with Melissa. She was very responsive to our needs and questions. Melissa was spot on with her assessment of the local market. She helped to develop a strategy for us not only for the sale of our home but also for the purchase of another. Something that I did not anticipate was the the value that Melissa's local network brought to our transaction. Everyone that she put us in contact with (legal, financing, contractors) was great and really made a tough process many times more bearable. I would not hesitate to refer Melissa to anyone looking to buy or sell a property in Wellesley. Less ... More
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02/03/2015
karen.raftery
Listed and sold a home
Melissa is fantastic! When navigating the real estate process these days, the detail in the process is exponential as compared to years past and Melissa is well versed on every nuance. In my experience, we ran into potentially problematic old permit issues from several owners back. We would not have had a successful close without Melissa's excellent relationships with key stakeholders and decision makers or her exceptional understanding of historical and current recording practices. It was so comforting knowing Melissa was managing everything all the way through! Less ... More
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02/03/2015
epetronaci
Helped me buy home
Melissa was amazing throughout the entire house hunting process. She is extremely knowledgeable and very patient. We always knew Melissa would find us the perfect home! We are so lucky to have found her!
Highly likely to recommend
02/03/2015
jsizing
Listed and sold a home
Melissa's service and work was simply beyond extraordinary and expectations. Five stars on all fronts?market knowledge, staging, advertising, handling logistics, negotiating, etc. right through to the closing date. Her attention to detail and ability to handle those details made the selling exercise as stress-free as possible. That's everything to the seller when you're involved in a real estate transaction. I recommend her without reservation and hesitation and next time I sell (or buy) a house, a call to Melissa will be my first order of business. Less ... More
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01/18/2015
christnb
Helped me buy home
Melissa was extremely helpful with our 3-day house hunting experience. I got a new job that made us relocate to MA and we flew in for a weekend to find our new place to live. She showed us 30 houses in 2 days and on the third day she took us back to the ones we liked so we could take a second look and make our final decision. She was very knowledgable about all the houses we saw and answered all the questions we had. She was also very informative and helpful by making suggestions regarding locations of the homes and town they were in as we have never lived in the east coast before and had no information about the area. I would recommend Melissa to any one who is looking for a new home. Our experience wouldn't have been the same without her. Less ... More
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01/18/2015
zuser20140624214453637
Helped me buy home
Melissa is very knowledgeable about the area. She gave us lots of inside information about the area. We worked with her to find a house in Wellesley. She worked very hard for us over the course of several months and even when we were out of state. Always available and easy to get ahold of. She got us into houses before they were on the market to accommodate our schedule. When closing on our house she was there for us with a difficult situation that arose. Overall I highly recommend her. She is great!! Less ... More
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01/17/2015
aligalindoarnp
Helped me buy home
Melissa is an outstanding realtor who made our move from Florida seemless and enjoyable! She found us the perfect location to suit all of our family needs- she is awesome and a wonderful negotiator! We highly recommend her....look no further!
Highly likely to recommend
01/17/2015
carolyncarroll
Listed and sold a home
Melissa helped us sell our home in Wellesley. She provided an extensive market analysis which allowed us to competitively price our home. We received multiple offers thanks to her expertise. You are in excellent hands with Melissa.
Highly likely to recommend
11/16/2014
user40276109
Listed and sold a home
Melissa helped me sell my first home in Natick and she was excellent! She pointed out some important things to help me get ready for the open house. The open house went very well and I was able to accept an offer the next day! Melissa was proactive and very responsive during the closing process. The closing went well and we were able to close ahead of schedule. I would absolutely recommend Melissa to anyone looking to sell their home!
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02/15/2014
user8785691
Listed and sold a home
I used Melissa to buy AND sell a house -- all on the same day!! I chose her to market my home because there isn't anyone more knowledgeable about the Wellesley market. She works tirelessly to get the job done - and done right. She was also such a wonderful asset in the purchase of my new home - patient, flexible, and honest. I would recommend her to anyone who is in the market for buying OR selling!!
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02/09/2014
user97043343
Helped me buy and sell homes
If you are going to buy or sell in Wellesley, Melissa's in-depth knowledge of the various neighborhoods and VERY current knowledge of market dynamics is going to make the difference. Melissa helped us find and buy our Wellesley home and we were very happy with our home and the neighborhood, and when we had to relocate she helped us sell our home and again demonstrated an in-depth knowledge of the Wellesley real estate market. We highly recommend Melissa -
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02/05/2014
johncasais
Showed me homes
Melissa acted as agent for the seller when we purchased our home. She's easy to work with, helpful and has an encyclopedic knowledge of the market. Unfortunately for us, she's also a fantastic negotiator. If definitely recommend her.
Highly likely to recommend
01/26/2014
lillaswan
Listed and sold a home
Melissa was a master at staging my house...respectfully telling me what to leave and what to remove to market the house. She is also very well versed on local building regulations and and the building department.
Highly likely to recommend
01/15/2014
rosen0608
Listed and sold a home
Melissa was amazing. She was always professional, available, and patient. We had worked with other agents and Melissa was 100 times better than any other. We absolutely would recommend her to any of our friends or family members. Our house sold within one week and she provided invaluable advice about the listing price, the quality of offers and the necessary steps to get the house ready to show. We cannot recommend her more highly!
Highly likely to recommend
01/08/2014
laurakdavidson
Listed and sold a home
Melissa helped us get through the long and frustrating sale of our home. She remained engaged and proactive and never once made us feel she'd become disinterested or forgotten about us. Her communication skills are excellent and she is empathetic and easy to work with.
Highly likely to recommend
01/06/2014
marathonman1
Listed and sold a home
Moving from out of state and selling a home is always difficult. You need an agent with intimate knowledge of the market and one who can sell your home at an attractive price in a difficult market. Melissa met all of our needs, especially in prioritizing home maintenance prior to listing and negotiating the P&S with a challenging buyer. When the inspector found unexpected repairs, she made great contractor selections, ensuring repair completion in our absence. Highly knowledgeable about the Wellesley real estate market, she is very good at what she does! We valued her periodic showing updates, her courtesy during challenging situations and above all her focus on our home. We appreciated all of her help and would recommend her to anyone. Less ... More
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12/30/2013
TonyMarsh5
Helped me buy home
Moving from out of state and buying a home is always difficult. You need an agent with intimate knowledge of the area and one who can do more than just show you a few homes. Melissa met all of our needs, especially for someone who didn't know the area at all. She made great introductions to inspectors and contractors. We appreciated all of her help and would recommend her to anyone.
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12/27/2013
rlsomm
Helped me buy home
Melissa was very knowledgeable about the areas we were looking at and patient with our extended search process. She spent a great deal of time showing us homes we requested to see and homes she thought we might like after getting to know us.
Highly likely to recommend
12/21/2013
ashdenton6
Listed and sold a home
Melissa sold my house recently when I downsized after almost 20 years, and did an excellent job. Throughout the process she was attentive, professional and sensitive to the needs of both myself and the buyers she brought to see my home. When a decades old, long buried underground fuel storage tank was discovered on the property by an Inspector, Melissa worked diligently with local as well as state officials to have it removed in a safe and timely manner. Melissa knows Wellesley and the real estate market very well. Bringing buyers back for multiple visits, she manages the relationship and negotiation process from beginning to end. I appreciated being able to contact her directly, receiving feedback from showings that were informative and constructive - always with the goal of finding the right buyer that would 'fit' and be happy in my house. I would highly recommend Melissa Dailey - courteous, knowledgeable and very good at what she does! Less ... More
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12/18/2013
user893737
Helped me buy home
Melissa represented us when we purchased our house in Wellesley Hills, MA. We met her at an open house, and liked her low-key approach so much that we asked her to represent us. She has a great feel for the value of properties in the area, and is clearly very shrewd at negotiating. I would strongly recommend Melissa to anyone buying or selling in the Wellesley area.
Highly likely to recommend
12/18/2013
shweeden
Listed and sold a home
Melissa was very honest on what work was required to my house to sell it. She had tremendous ideas and was very aggressive in finding potential buyers. We appreciate her efforts.
Highly likely to recommend
12/18/2013
karianna23
Helped me buy home
We purchased a house in April 2013 with Melissa's help. She was wonderful to work with. She helped us see a real range of homes - a big variety in price, area, etc., which was especially helpful as we were new to the state and this allowed us to get more perspective on value. She also knows Wellesley (where we ended up picking) extremely well. We felt like she had seen, sold, or bought virtually every house on each block we drove up/down! We'd highly recommend her (and have recommended her to friends already). Less ... More
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12/17/2013
pamela drouin
Helped me buy home
I have worked with Melissa for many years and have experience as a home seller and buyer. She knows how to get transactions done with professionalism and expertise and has a high attention to every detail. Melissa is a pleasure to work with, is a person of high integrity and enjoys doing things well to her clients' benefit.
Highly likely to recommend
12/17/2013
kpekowitz920
Helped me buy home
She was the ultimate pro. She gave us good advice and helped us to quickly close the deal on a wonderful house. I would recommend Melissa to anyone looking for a home in the Wellesley area.
Highly likely to recommend
07/25/2013
Sean and Kelly
Helped me buy and sell homes
We worked with Melissa to buy and sell our home in Wellesley. Her professionalism, knowledge and partnership approach was refreshing. We would happily recommend Melissa. Sean and Kelly
Highly likely to recommend
01/16/2013
user9754461
Helped me buy home
Melissa helped us with our transition from DC to Wellesley. She mapped out the entire town of Wellesley and showed us every house that was on the market in our price range. She helped us secure a rental property while we were still looking to buy a house. She was very patient with us and was always available to us.
Highly likely to recommend
01/02/2013
user27835898
Listed and sold a home
We worked with Melissa with the purchase of a new home as well as selling our old home. Both experiences were exceptional and I have high praise for Melissa. Throughout the entire process (buying and selling) we felt in good hands and trusted Melissa's guidance. She was particularly good at closing deals out- I feel that at the end of the day we purchased and sold both our homes for fair prices. I would highly reccomend Melissa to anyone looking to buy or sell their home.
Highly likely to recommend
12/03/2012
melisaf
Helped me buy home
I think you would be hard-pressed to find a better to work with realtor than Melissa. We were relocating from Charlestown to Wellesley, and I truly knew nothing about the neighborhoods or the area. Not only was she extremely supportive during our search and the negotiation process, but she continued to be an invaluable resource even after we closed on our home. Melissa not only put us in touch professionals to help us with our renovations, she also gave us recommendations on places to eat, shop, walk - all those things to help us feel comfortable in our new neighborhood. Additionally, she made sure that we felt like Wellesley really was "our town" by introducing us to others new to the area. In short, we loved working with Melissa and recommend her highly to everyone and anyone who is looking for a realtor in Metro West. Less ... More
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11/25/2012
user8804446
Listed and sold a home
I have known and worked with Melissa Dailey for almost 10 years now. She has great knowledge of all that Wellesley has to offer from the numerous retail shops and restaurants to it's topnotch school system. Melissa is very professional but also genuine in the way she deals with her clients. She is committed to keeping up to date on the latest market trends as well as maintaining a large network of friends and colleagues that keep her at the forefront of all that makes Wellesley such a great place to live. Less ... More
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11/19/2012
user0659230
Helped me buy home
I wouldn't work with any other realtor. I value Melissa's opinion, her knowledge and passion for the areas she sells in, and the commitment she has to her clients. Without hesitation I have and will continue to recommend Melissa.
Highly likely to recommend
11/16/2012
user6910804
Helped me buy home
My husband and I were very familiar with the area and knew what we were looking for, but we needed a realtor to help get us in to see potential properties as soon as they came on the market and then to facilitate the entire process. Melissa was very accessible and went out of her way to make sure she got us into homes extremely quickly for showings. When we wanted to put an offer in on a home, we knew the owner would receive multiple offers. Melissa gave us great advice to write a personal letter to the owner about why we loved the home, and our offer was accepted over similar offers. She was in tune with what the seller was looking for, and she made us as buyers extremely happy. Thanks, Melissa! Less ... More
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11/16/2012
user13596809
Helped me buy home
We met Melissa just when we first considering moving from the South End to a new home. She was quick to understand and present us with homes that met our needs and tastes. Her specific knowledge of the towns and neighborhoods was also very helpful. We purchased our home just as many of the new mortgage regs went into effect - her support and responsiveness during the process was invaluable! We would not hestitate to recommend her for anyone buying or selling a home!
Highly likely to recommend
11/15/2012
user610103
Helped me buy home
My husband and I were relocating to Massachusetts from overseas. Our time devoted to house hunting was very limited as we wanted to have a home to move into upon our arrival. Melissa was very attentive and observant with respect to our likes and dislikes. She assessed our needs before we even verbalized them. Melissa never pressed her opinions on us or led us to make one decision over another instead she brought us to an appropriate number of homes to view and answered all of our questions allowing us to make our decision. We haven't regretted it! In short, Melissa made the house hunting experience a pleasant one despite our difficult situation. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/13/2012
user72288827
Helped me buy and sell homes
For several years when we lived in the Forest Street neighborhood, Melissa Dailey was our good neighbor. When she represented us in the sale of our home she (including her husband Gil) went out of their way to help us stage the home and make the process as painless as possible. As someone who manages mergers and acquisitions for a living, I have no tolerance for inefficiency and poor organization. Melissa was spectacular at understanding our needs and getting things done. Our home was quickly sold for very close to our asking price and within a month Melissa found us our next home in Wellesley and helped us negotiate a good deal. We sold and bought homes in Wellesley on a very tight schedule and Melissa was great to work with at every step in the process. Less ... More
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11/12/2012
user6291488
Helped me buy home
We loved working with Melissa. She was patient and thoughtful in the process. She has done a lot of renovations, so she sees potential in places that we never did and that was incredibly useful. She is also very involved in the community and can give you a lot of tips of what to do with your kids, where to eat, shop, etc...and how to get involved in the community. We would higly recommend her (and have) to any and everyone.
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11/12/2012
user7236999
Helped me buy home
Melissa Dailey was our real estate agent when we looked and purchased our house in Wellesley in 2011. She was fabulous! The best agent we ever had. Extremely knowledgeable about the area and the real estate market. Melissa Dailey is also very professional and well respected among her peers. I recommend Melissa Dailey to anyone I know looking for a house in Wellesley.
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11/11/2012
user1868940
Helped me buy home
Melissa is extremely knowledgeable about the local towns and schools and was able to quickly figure out what we were looking for. As a first-time homeowner, I found her guidance and professionalism invaluable. She was never pushy and did not waste my time showing me houses that did not fit out criteria. I would highly recommend her.
Highly likely to recommend
11/09/2012
user2631310
Listed and sold a home
I worked with Melissa on 2 seperate sale & buy tranactions. She was extremely professional and well educated on the Wellesley real estate market. I would highly recommend using Melissa as your real estate broker if you are looking at buying or selling in Wellesley.
Highly likely to recommend
11/09/2012
user1101668
Helped me buy home
As first time home buyers, we found Melissa's market knowledge, patience, and reliability invaluable. She gave us honest advice for everything from price negotiation to home inspector recommendations. She went out of her way to find us the perfect home to start our growing family. We would recommend Melissa to anyone looking for a home in the Wellesley area and we will absolutely look to her when it comes time to sell our house and find a new one. Melissa is the best realtor you can find in Wellesley! Less ... More
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11/08/2012
user5299642
Helped me buy home
Melissa was incredibly helpful to my family when we were looking for a home. She is great at seeing the potential in different properties. She is very familiar with the different neighborhoods in Wellesley and helped us look beyond the area in which we were renting. When we found a house we wanted to make an offer on, she did a fantastic job negotiating--from the initial offer right through closing. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a home in Wellesley!
Highly likely to recommend
11/08/2012
user8451194
Helped me buy and sell homes
Been on both sides of the table with Melissa. She's honest, straight to the point and an extremely hard worker. No matter how busy, she's always available - 24/7. Bottom line, she gets it done. Her track record speaks for itself; sold our house in one day (at high listing price). Make sure you take her advice on prepping your property; she knows what she's doing.
Highly likely to recommend
11/08/2012
user9686278
Helped me buy home
Melissa was an excellent buyer's agent. She helped me and my wife purchase our first home. She explained each step of the process and helped us to find our perfect house. Highly recommended!
Highly likely to recommend
11/08/2012
10904
Listed and sold a home
Melissa facilitated the sale of our home earlier this year. She was efficient, knowledgeable of the market and highly responsive! Throughout the entire process, it was such a relief to know that she was listening and immediately available for help and / or guidance. Her diligent efforts made the entire process so easy, and landed our buyers within the first few days of being on the market. From the first open house, until the closing, Melissa was sincere & attentive. it was a pleasure working with her, and we truly cannot recommend her enough to all of our friends. Less ... More
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11/07/2012
user13663514
Showed me homes
Melissa is a very knowledgeable professional that takes great care in giving thoughtful pertinent information regarding the Wellesley real estate market.She is well connected and highly admired by her peers.
Highly likely to recommend
11/07/2012
jmcintosh2
Helped me buy home
Melissa was instrumental in helping us find a home in the Wellesley area that met all of our needs and was within our budget. Melissa has a great command of the local market and was able to think outside the box as we were looking for an older home to renovate. She is easy to work with and very personable, and was able to recommend various trades people to give us estimates and do work. I would highly recommend Melissa - the previous realtor we used didn't seem to understand our needs and wasted a lot of our time. Less ... More
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11/07/2012
user6584632
Helped me buy home
We met Melissa while looking at an open house - she was very friendly and nice - but not pushy. We got to talking about what we were looking for and asked for her assistance with a house we noticed was for sale but was not having any open houses. Melissa got us in and when we determined that was the house for us - she was terrific in working with the other realtor and helping us find a way to get us the house. It was really nice to work with someone who new the area so well. Since then she has been a great resource and someone I run into now and again in town. Less ... More
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11/07/2012
user3485189
Helped me buy home
Melissa was the perfect agent for my husband and I. We were new to the East Coast and she gave us excellent advise about where to live based on her extensive knowledge of the area. Additionally, she was very patient as we had a limited budget. When we finally made an offer on a home, she pursused the sellers using different strategies until we came to an agreement.
Highly likely to recommend
11/07/2012
user934498
Helped me buy home
Melissa is really dialed in to the Wellesley real estate market, and her knowledge, experience and assistance were invaluable as we searched for, and then bought, our home there. I recommend Melissa without qualification to anyone looking for a true real estate professional.
Highly likely to recommend
11/07/2012
user1944777
Helped me buy and sell homes
After 25 years in business Melissa Dailey turned out to be the hardest working most honest real estate agent I've used so far. Very knowledgable and stays til the end! We will use Melissa again for the next project making it # 3.
Highly likely to recommend
11/07/2012
user6132036
Listed and sold a home
We sold our home during a recession. Melissa encouraged us to set the price at a point where we would sell it quickly, and it did. The buyer had cultural superstitions about the number, i.e., there could be no number four in the amount. Melissa negotiated with his realtor to settle this without us sacrificing on price. I recommended Melissa to friends soon after our sale and she sold their house pretty quickly. Melissa is professional, returns calls quickly, and doesn't engage in unnecessary chatter (which I appreciated during that stressful time.) Less ... More
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11/07/2012
user5800247
Listed and sold a home
Melissa's deep knowledge of the Wellesley market helped me sell my house quickly in a challenging environment. She brought fresh ideas and a lot of energy to the process. I strongly recommend her for anyone doing real estate business in Wellesley.
Highly likely to recommend
11/07/2012
user5901644
Listed and sold a home
My name is John Marguerite and I am a general contractor with over 25 years in residential construction. Whenever I am building in or have questions regarding real estate in the Greater Wellesley area I always contact Melissa Dailey. Melissa is an extremely knowledgeable agent who believes in honesty and integrity above all.Her responsiveness and diligence have been of vital importance to my business. I highly recommend Melissa for any real estate professional needs.
Highly likely to recommend
11/06/2012
user6278349
Helped me buy home
Melissa helped us find the perfect home for my family. With five kids and 7 years between the youngest and oldest she knew exactly what we were looking for and how to find the perfect space for us. She was the ultimate in professionalism and no one knows this market and the pricing and negotiating history better. My husband and I both work full-time and she was very diligent and proficient with our time and scheduling appointments to see appropriate homes that met our personality and needs. She closed our house in record time and was at our house at 10:30PM to make sure we had everything signed and ready for the offer. She was tireless. Since we bought our house she has been a great resource for renovation ideas and contractors - anything we need. No body knows this market and homes in our area better and no one will get you a better home. Less ... More
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11/06/2012
user703092
Helped me buy home
We had a great experience with Melissa. She helped us find a house in a town (Wellesley) with which we were not familiar. She provided honest opinions and helped us understand and evaluate different neighborhoods as well as individual houses. The sale process went very smoothly and we love our house.
Highly likely to recommend
11/06/2012
user0258448
Helped me buy home
I can't say enough about Melissa. She worked tirelessly to find the right home for our family of 6 and succeeded with every detail- not an easy feat in Wellesley MA. Melissa was a wealth of information on every level- her knowledge of pertinent information regarding schools, social activities, general geographic advantages/ and disadvantages etc.. was invaluable. As a Mother herself, Melissa knew the concerns of a Mother of 4 and was always ready to offer help and resources. Melissa was in constant contact with us about the market- giving us every advantage and opportunity to find the right home for our family. She was available at a moments notice to meet, talk, brainstorm, or just listen. Above all else, Melissa's honesty and integrity are unmatched. In an industry where top dollar is supreme, Melissa is true blue- her hard work, kindness and loyalty to our family made our relocation to Wellesley a home coming instead of a difficult transition. I would recommend Melissa to anyone looking to buy or sell a home - she is truly dedicated and we are so grateful... Sincerely, Leslie Noto Less ... More
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11/06/2012
user95888419
Helped me buy home
I really enjoyed working with Melissa. She knew just what I was looking for in a house and was very patient while I looked at LOTS of places. When I finally found what i was looking for, she was very helpful throughout the process of buying my house (which I love). -Sue