Testimonials

what clients have to say

“Melanie made the entire selling process easy for me, from our initial meeting to the fielding of offers and all the way to the closing. I’ve bought and sold many houses and Melanie is the most effective and hardest working realtor that I have had the pleasure to work with.

-Mike S.

“Melanie is the best!!  I have bought and sold several properties before and never experienced the kind of dedication that Melanie brings to the table.  She made herself available 24/7, went out of her way to guide me through a complicated selling process and therefore made the experience as stress free as humanly possible.  There are many real estate agents in the Boston area but if you are looking for someone you can trust 100%, you simply have to go with Melanie.”

-Claudia K.

“I’d like to echo what a number of people have said about Melanie – “goes above and beyond”, “goes the extra mile.”   I’ve known and worked with Melanie for 5+ years. She started out as our rental agent, and I was so impressed by her that she was the obvious choice when I recently decided to sell my Brookline condo and needed a realtor. To call her hardworking is an understatement. She is always on her email or cell phone and always available to brainstorm, strategize, advise, reassure, etc. This was invaluable to my husband and I given our very busy work schedules.  Melanie is also trustworthy and intelligent, and she knows the market extremely well. We had only a few days between our tenants moving out and listing the condo, and Melanie was there early in the morning to direct the cleaner/painter and to stage everything on her own. We received two competitive offers very quickly, and she was in close communication with us throughout the entire process.  We also had a sticky situation with some of the condo association docs that she handled beautifully. She even came to our place on a Saturday morning to notarize our closing docs for us on very short notice. It was wonderful working with Melanie, and I highly recommend her for any real estate needs.

-Natalie S.

“Melanie ROCKS!! She basically sold my place 2 hours after listing it. Did an amazing job marketing it and all the follow through that comes along with selling a home. I highly recommend her!! Thanks again Melanie.”

-Ralph V.

“Melanie was great for us from the start.  She arrived with research done and was ready to roll, which she did!  We signed with her on a Sunday morning (Sunday morning!!!) and the week ahead was well organized and executed extremely efficiently.  Within 10 days we had good offers and that was when her experience kicked in as she continued to negotiate even better offers at almost 8% ABOVE asking.  She handled the little bumps along the way as the buyer had some finance issues. I appreciated that in her since we were 1300 miles away.

-John M.

“Melanie had previously assisted me as my rental agent for a two family home in Brookline.  She always found be quality tenants in a timely manner.  She was thorough in her “vetting” of applicants, providing credit reports as well as employment and landlord references.  Paperwork, deposits and showings were professionally handles directly by Melanie. When it finally came time to sell the property, I did not even think about interviewing other realtors.  Melanie had already earned my trust and she did not let me down. The property listing, description, photographs, floorplans and open houses were all personally handled by Melanie.  She communicated with me every step of the way. The best part was that in less than a week of listing on MLS, she presented me we three offers….two over asking price. Even after I accepted an offer, Melanie continued to prove her value with meticulous management of the P&S process, inspections, and supporting documentation  Quite simply, Melanie’s attention to detail and professional manner of handling all aspects of this real estate transaction, made the process easy and stress free.

-Jonathan S.

“All of the 5-star reviews are correct – Melanie is the best. I just closed on a condo in Natick as a first time buyer and Melanie made the process easy and stress free every step of the way. She’s extremely responsive, patient and knowledgeable about pretty much everything. When the seller’s realtor tells you that your offer was chosen over others because your realtor was so good, you know you’ve made the right choice. I honestly don’t know if I would have gotten my place without her and I am glad I didn’t have to find out. Highest possible recommendation!”

-Tom P

Melanie is an incredible agent with a strong market knowledge, great personality and a work ethic that is second to none! As a first time home buyer, the process can be overwhelming (the real estate market in the Boston suburbs doesn’t help), but Melanie helped my wife and I find the perfect house. Submitting offers couldn’t have been easier as everything was done electronically and with ease, which helps when you are competing against many others for the same property. Melanie is always available and incredibly responsive via text/ phone/ email to make sure your deal goes through as seamlessly as possibly. We have already passed along a couple people to Melanie and look forward to working with her in the future!”

-Brandon

“I can’t say enough wonderful things about Melanie. We used her to sell our condo as well as buy a home all at once.  Everything went remarkably smoothly given the challenge at hand. Melanie is always quick to respond to a call or email through the whole process. Melanie works with amazing people. She was able to recommend a lawyer and mortgage broker that reacted quickly and provided great services. Her photographer did a great job on the condo listing. Melanie was able to set up open houses right away. We sold at the price we wanted within a couple weeks.  Melanie also helped us land our dream home. There was a lot of competing interest at the open house and Melanie was able to get our offer in within a couple hours. I definitely feel like it gave us an edge that she could react so quickly. I would highly recommend Melanie to others buying or selling a home. She is wonderful to work with and will make the whole process a breeze. Extremely happy that we went with Melanie.”

-Melissa R.

There is no agent I would trust more than Melanie K Fleet. She has been very easy to contact and took her time to work with me through every step. Her knowledge of the Metro-Boston and greater Mass real-estate market is extremely impressive. My next purchase will be through Mel.”

-Phong

“Your search for the best Realtor ends here! We were first time home buyers and were dreading the entire process. We felt at ease as soon as we met Melanie at her office in Newton. My wife and I connected with her instantly. Melanie understood our needs and made valuable suggestions to steer us in the right direction. No matter how crazy the market got, with her expert guidance we always felt we were in control throughout our home buying experience. Her recommended team of experts (Mortgage Agent, Lawyer & Home Inspector, etc.) made it a completely stress free experience for us. We found, put in an offer, got accepted and closed on our house within 3 months of meeting Melanie. It is not possible to find someone more professional, dedicated, responsive and resourceful as Melanie when it comes to real estate. We recommended Melanie to many of our friends, one of whom were in the market for well over 6 months. They found and closed on the house of their dreams within a couple of months of meeting Melanie. Melanie is the best! We have found a lifelong realtor and a friend in her. We highly recommend Melanie…

-Karan

“If anyone is looking to sell/or buy their home, please read this first. I have never known anyone so responsibly involved in the sale of a home then Melanie. She was actually the buyers sales person. That didn’t stop her from updating us and answering any questions we had or were concerned about.  We all know how busy the lawyers are and we sometimes are not at the top of their list, when I first asked Melanie a question pertaining to an agreement underway, she not only consulted her own real estate broker but also our lawyers.  She continuously kept in touch with us as the sale progressed. At any time when I was confused or had a question, I simply came to call her and almost immediately she put my mind to ease with the answer and an explanation if I didn’t understand.  We all know how stressful buying and selling can be, let me reassure you she de-stressed us so many times I can’t even count that high.  She is not only a sales agent but she is also a caring individual that understands this.  If we ever move again we will never hesitate or consider anyone but Melanie.

-Terri and Lloyd W. (had been a for sale by owner!)

“It is a pleasure to write a review for Melanie. My wife and I were first time homebuyers and Melanie made this process very smooth and less stressful. Melanie helped us get our dream home in 2 months in Medford! Melanie with her excellent team of attorneys and mortgage loan officers were on top of everything, stayed in constant touch with us and were very patient with all our questions and concerns. We highly recommend Melanie!”

-Aayush & Arshiya

“I recently purchased my first home with the help of Melanie, and I cannot say enough great things about her.  I have worked with many realtors in my career, but I knew when it came time for me to buy my own home, Melanie was the only choice— and she proved me right!  With Melanie you get the best of both worlds.  Not only is she smart, savvy and full of great advice, but she is also friendly, kind and exceptionally responsive, which is a must in this competitive and sometimes stressful market.  I am so grateful that I had Melanie to help me through the process, and I would absolutely recommend her to anyone buying or selling a home.”

-Michelle L. (real estate attorney)

As smooth a selling experience as we could have hoped for in Brookline – huge turnout for our open houses, more offers in less time than we knew what to do with, and a final sale price that was well beyond our expectations. Melanie helped make all of this possible, and we would recommend her to anyone looking to sell their place!

-Kevin & Athena

“Trust me, go with Melanie! She was by far the best thing that could have happened to my husband and I when it came to the whole home buying process. We loved her for being tech savvy and very prompt in her responses, providing clear and conscientious communication and fair guidance and judgement throughout our entire first time home buying process. We are a couple in early 30s and hardly knew anything about home buying. Her recommendations for inspector, attorney and mortgage loan officer all worked out to be the best for us amongst other options. We got our home within 3-4 months of search and she made sure we found most of the things from our list of ‘has-to-have’ in our new abode! Best part of this experience was to have found a friend who would be our lifetime realtor!

-Shweta

“Best realtor – worst client! A year ago my husband and I lived in Newton in a tiny home with our 2 year old daughter. I was 7 months pregnant when we had contractors come in and tell us our house needed extensive and very costly repairs to even begin to think about doing the construction needed to add extra space for the new baby. We weighed our options and decided that moving out further into the burbs to have more space and be closer to my husband’s work was the best choice for our family. Needless to say this was a very stressful and busy time for us. We had a deadline in place (my due date!) and needed to make the process as stress free as possible. Enter Melanie. After interviewing a couple of other agents Melanie was far and away the most prepared, friendly, and professional. I knew instantly we were in the right hands, and she did not disappoint. Our home in Newton was sold in 2 days 15k over asking and 3 months later we moved into a beautiful spacious home on the South Shore. Melanie went above and beyond during the entire process. Late evening and early morning conversations, driving the hour on weekends to show us homes, and walking us through the first time home buyer processes. (we had inherited our first home which had complications Melanie also dealt with wonderfully!) I honestly could not say enough wonderful things about Melanie. I count her as not only my realtor for life but as a friend and you will too once you choose her! Thank you Melanie!”

-Victoria

“I have known Melanie as a friend for several years, and have always known her to be incredibly dedicated to her work. But it wasn’t until I worked with her to buy my first condo this spring that I saw firsthand how true that was! Before I was even completely sure that I was ready to buy, Melanie sat down with me and went over what the entire process might look like and answered all of my questions knowledgeably. She was always available to recap open houses, answer questions, and attend showings. She had excellent strategies for making my offer the one that stood out in a very competitive market.  I would not be living in my dream home now if it wasn’t for her strong knowledge of the market and tireless work ethic!

-Katie A.

“Melanie is awesome. She helped me find a great place and was a huge help throughout the entire process, and everything went incredibly smoothly. The best thing though was her personal touch. She made great suggestions to help steer me to a great place, and was always great to go look at houses with. Can’t say enough good things!”

-Andrew H.

“Melanie Fleet is top notch, and we could not have asked for a better realtor. We began casually looking for a house over a year ago, and even though we weren’t ready to purchase yet, Melanie put in extensive time and energy to answer our questions and help us become familiar with the neighborhoods we were interested in. Then, when we were ready to buy and found the perfect house, she jumped on it and helped us get it. Melanie is incredibly accessible, and guided us every step of the way in purchasing our first home. She is so knowledgeable about the region, and she gained our trust right away. On top of that, she is friendly and wonderful to work with. We are so pleased with our experience, and would highly recommend Melanie to everyone.

-Sherri & Anne-Marie S.

“We could not have done our house hunt without Melanie this past spring! With the challenges of many blizzards and very few places coming on the market, Melanie helped us find the perfect place in the best location for what we needed! I would recommend working with Melanie for anyone looking for a new home.”

-Myles & Haley S.

“Melanie was really great to work with and made the home buying process go as smoothly as possible. She was very responsive, followed up with listing agents, our lender, and our lawyer to ensure that everyone was on the same page and that deadlines were met. She set up countless showings and even visited open houses on her own after we had seen showings that we liked. When we found the house we ended up buying she helped us navigate through the offer process and gave us several options for inspectors. It was very reassuring having Melanie walk us through every step and help us find the house that was perfect for us. I would highly recommend Melanie to any new homebuyers and would definitely look to Melanie to help us with any future home buying transactions.”

-Rishi G.

“I have worked with Melanie to rent out my condo and recently to sell it. Melanie possesses the characteristics that make the process easier; she is reliable, a good communicator and knowledgeable on the Boston market. She also works hard for her clients and professionally guides them through the selling and renting process which provides a strong sense of mind when navigating the winding road of real estate. By all accounts, I would recommend Melanie as a realtor.”

-Elizabeth S.

I, without a doubt, recommend Melanie Fleet as one of the most professional, trusted and intelligent realtors in the Greater Boston area. My partner and I were first time home buyers and really had no idea what to expect when looking for a house. Melanie was there for us every step of the way. She is in no way pushy or obtrusive; but rather very patient and extremely knowledgeable of the market. She explains every step of the home buying process and lets you know what to expect along the way. She spent many hours with us looking at homes and accompanying us to open houses. She gets to know you as a person, rather than a buyer, and understands what things are important to you in a home, not just price. She is very dependable and extremely prompt with emails and phone calls, even communicating with us when she was on vacation! I feel very lucky and thankful that Melanie was our realtor and part of the buying process for our first house.”

-James F.

“I first started working with Melanie in the rental market, and she was so quick and effective, that I decided to give her a try as my agent when I decided to sell my condo in Brookline.  This was my first time selling property and Melanie was not only very client focused, but she made the whole process extremely easy and smooth for me.  Melanie was there for me every step of the way, from the planning stages to the listing and open house, through the sale itself.  She was proactive with what she needed and guided me through the process, as well as being available for me whenever I had questions. I accepted a great offer within days of my condo being on the market, I would definitely recommend Melanie Fleet to anyone looking to sell their home!”

-Jen K.

“We gave Melanie a tight deadline to find us the perfect house or condo before our baby arrived and she not only helped us find it, but went above and beyond in order to answer all of our questions and guide us through the entire process. Melanie is very knowledgeable about real estate in the area, and would always promptly respond to any questions or requests–whether it was a night, weekend, or even while she was on vacation out of the country. I definitely recommend Melanie Fleet for your next home buying experience! An extremely trustworthy and top-notch realtor in the metro Boston/Metrowest area.

-Rachel F.

“Stop. Don’t look any further. Melanie is the real estate agent of your dreams. There isn’t anyone else out there you “want” to work with. My wife and I decided it was time to buy our first home. We called Melanie, set up a meeting so we get some information on the home buying process and what to expect. She had all the answers, prepared us for the long process. She was always available. Didn’t matter if it was nights, weekends, or even her only vacation of the year. Melanie made the whole process as painless as possible. She made a stressful process an enjoyable one. She took charge, and took care of all the little details you don’t want to be bothered with or have the time for. She worked closely with brokers and attorneys to make sure everything was on track. Melanie was there every step of the way holding our hands from showings to the offer and through the entire closing process. I couldn’t have expected or asked for a better experience.”

-Mike O.

“My fiancé and I were introduced to Melanie through email by a friend when we stumbled upon a house we loved.  With the price being so low, and being outbid several times on different houses, we were not super confident that we would land the perfect starter house.  Within minutes of meeting, she had contacted the seller’s agent and visited the house.  Whereas other realtors we have worked with just had us sign stacks of papers, Melanie took the time to sit with us and explain the process so that we understood and were comfortable with what we were doing.  Melanie was constantly in contact and just a phone call or email away.  She worked tirelessly to make the daunting process of buying a home easy and painless for us and our offer was ultimately accepted thanks to Melanie’s guidance!  I HIGHLY recommended Melanie as your realtor!

-Alicia S.

“Long story short, Melanie went the extra mile for us. We purchased our first home with her, so we had a lot of questions. What’s escrow anyway? She answered our questions quickly and competently. She helped us from start to finish, gave us her time, gave us her advice, and made the process very smooth. She really guided us through quite a bit, we started looking at condos in Boston and ended up with a house north of the city. She helped us figure out what we really wanted. Melanie was even sitting with us at the closing table. I highly recommend Melanie.”

-Mike S.

“Cannot say enough great things about Melanie! My fiance and I made a fairly quick decision to purchase our first home. Not being from the area, we didn’t know where to start. A friend/co-worker who had just purchased her first home with Melanie’s help referred us to her. From the initial email on, Melanie was extremely responsive, prompt, supportive, knowledgeable and friendly. Immediately, she set up a meeting with us to walk us through the process of buying – everything from financing, to making an offer, to the closing process. She thoughtfully answered every one of our MANY questions. Days later when we become obsessed with the idea of purchasing a condo that would be going on the market within days, she got us in there for a private showing. Loving the place as much as we thought we would, she advised us on a strong and clever offer that not only was chosen over multiple other offers but also saved us from unnecessarily over-bidding due to an escalation clause she recommended we work in. Then through the entire inspection and closing process, she stayed in touch nearly daily – checking in via text, email and phone call. She made sure we were comfortable with the process and continued to answer all questions and concerns through the extremely fast closing process. We couldn’t be more pleased with our new home and credit Melanie so much for making it happen. Thanks, Melanie!”

-Caitlin K.

“Congratulations! You have found the agent that will painlessly guide you through owning the home of your dreams. Melanie has been a friend of my husband’s since they were children. She recently helped us buy our dream home in central Massachusetts (which is a bit of a hike for her!) with a VA loan (which required her to jump through several hoops). Melanie eased our anxieties every day and managed to help us move in after just two months. She was always willing to go the extra mile, and does make each client feel as though they are the only one, friends or strangers. She will make each client feel as though they have known her for years. Melanie sacrificed time on a date to help us put an offer in on our home and even worked from home with the flu during our closing to ensure that we would get the keys in time for our moving truck. I am only rating her with 5 stars because yelp won’t let me rate her with 10! She will make your real estate problems, hiccups, or worries her own through the home-buying process. She is truly the best agent around.

-Celine V.

“My girlfriend and I were looking to buy an apartment in Boston and were referred to Melanie by our mortgage broker. She was always available to answer questions and show apartments at short notice.  Melanie was very knowledgeable about the home-buying process and walked us through the experience with patience and professionalism.  She is also well-versed in the greater  Boston territories; Melanie was able to show us great apartments while remaining sensitive to our budget and concerns. Even after closing, Melanie remained available to field any remaining questions we had regarding our recent purchase.  We would highly recommend Melanie for anyone looking to buy in the Boston area!!”

-Ted S..

My fiance and myself were purchasing our first home and believe it or not Melanie made it seem easy.  She is very knowledgeable and always willing to go the extra mile.  Throughout the entire process Melanie was always available whether it be by phone, email or in person.  She answered any and all questions that we had and did not hesitate to contact the selling realtor for any information that was not available to us (being first time buyers we had a lot of questions!).  She has great advice and takes the time to get to know her clients and their wants and needs.  Melanie has a great personality and puts you at ease; makes you feel like you are working with a friend whom you’ve known your entire life.  She really knows her stuff and stands by you from offer to close.  I highly recommend Melanie and can assure you will not be disappointed!”

-Ryan F.

“My husband & I have known Melanie for years, so when it came to buying our first house she was the obvious choice of an agent. As first time home buyers, we didn’t know as much about the process and with such a big decision it was scary to start the process with little knowledge. Melanie helped us through every step of the way, explaining anything we needed her to, and answering numerous questions about things we didn’t understand about the process. She showed us houses on nights and weekends, and even accompanied us to open houses. She was patient as we walked through houses & nit-picked little details of them, and she never tried to pressure us into anything. She was always available, even when she was on vacation she had told us that she would make sure there was someone available to us if we found any houses we wanted to see. Instead, we found a place to put an offer on the first day of her vacation… she happily wrote our offer for us, while she was on vacation (which we did feel really guilty about, but she never once complained).  Once our offer was accepted, Melanie continued to be there for every step of the way. She helped set up appointments for us, and even went to some of them while we were working & couldn’t be available. She gave us great referrals for everything we needed during the process and if she didn’t have a referral, she knew someone else who she could get a good referral from. I know we were not Melanie’s only clients at the time, but she always made me feel like we were!

-Sarah O.

“My wife and I recently purchased our first home (in Newton) with Melanie’s help and we couldn’t be happier! In fact, Melanie was also the realtor that found us our previous rental, which we absolutely loved. She has proved to have a very strong knowledge of the greater Boston market and therefore offers good advice for first time buyers like us. She is extremely prompt, punctual and always accessible for questions. Of course she is also very pleasant, which makes the process much smoother and enjoyable. In fact, our closing got a bit complicated and stressful but she was by our side every step of the way to make sure things were on track. One thing that really stands out with Melanie is her belief in maintaining relationships – we can say that from experience because she made sure to keep in touch with us over the last three years with new year greetings, emails etc. And this proved successful since she was the first and only realtor we called upon when we started our house hunt. Melanie was a gem of a realtor to work with and even become a good friend. We’d highly recommend her.”

-Rohan D.

“For years I dreaded buying a house.  The whole process of buying a home scared me to a point where I put it off and continued to rent. Finally the time came when I realized I couldn’t wait any more and had to buy a house.  I always knew that when I was going to buy a house I was going to use my life-long friend Melanie as my Realtor. I needed somebody who could steer me through the process and help me understand all of the forms that I had to fill out.  After the first time Melanie and I talked about buying a house, I was no longer scared of the process.  She had it figured out. Melanie was very familiar with the more complicated VA loan process and with her assistance my family was able to move into our new home just two months after seeing it for the first time.  When deadlines were approaching and the mortgage company had still not completed what it had to, Melanie advocated for us and pushed them for responses.  When I needed a home inspector and a lawyer, Melanie had some great referrals.  After going through the process of buying a home with Melanie, it would be hard to recommend anyone else!

-Jeremy V.

“Melanie is amazing!  I am a first-time homebuyer, and Melanie walked me through it every step of the way.  She took the time to sit down with me at the beginning and explain everything about the process.  She answered all my questions, even ones that I was embarrassed to ask.  I called, emailed, and texted her every time I found a listing I liked and she never made me feel like I was a bother.  She replied almost instantly to all my communication, and made appointments for everything I wanted to see. Melanie did a great job of debriefing with me after seeing properties.  She gave me time to talk about what I saw, and pointed out things I hadn’t thought about.  She was honest in discussing things with me which made me feel like I could trust her.  She was also very respectful in sticking to the price point I wanted – she never pushed me to see properties outside/at the top of my range.  She even helped me lay out finances to see what kind of monthly payment would work for me. Within a few weeks, I found a property that I loved and I wanted to make an offer on.  Melanie took lots of time helping me determine what a good offer would be, and coached me in writing a letter to the seller to accompany the offer.  We submitted the offer late at night and there were many emails back and forth between her, me, and my loan officer.  Melanie responded right away, and often emailed the loan officer before I had a chance.  Melanie made what could have been a very complicated process very easy. My first offer was accepted, which I guess is unusual, so we were both really excited!  Once my offer was accepted, Melanie took care of everything, from scheduling the inspection to helping with loan paperwork to coordinating logistics with my attorney.  She checked in with me constantly along the way to see how I was feeling about everything and made me feel at ease.  She even went out of her way to show the condo to my out-of-town family (who were in Boston for 24 hours only). Melanie gives you so much attention that you feel like you are her only client (when in reality, she has tons of clients).  She was there for me 24/7 and understood exactly what I wanted.  While I don’t plan on selling my condo and buying a new place anytime soon, I would absolutely use her again and recommend her to any of my friends in the market for buying a place.”

-Rebecca F.

“Our friend recommended Melanie to us when we were looking for our first house! She was the best and I have nothing but positive things to say about her. She was extremely patient with us and never made us feel bad for being super picky about pretty much any house we looked at. She was always available to set up showings and even accompanied us to open houses on the weekends! After seeing what felt like millions of houses, we found a house we loved and she helped us get it! Melanie is awesome!”

-Chloe M.

“Melanie is the essence of a fantastic realtor. Keep in mind, my closing took over 4 years from initial conversation to signature/close. Throughout the process Melanie was a pleasure to work with and was extremely knowledgeable regarding the entire process. Being in sales myself, I understand the importance of being a friend but also being an asset to the client and Melanie was both. She’s the very reason I was fortunate enough to purchase my dream condo. If you’re looking to purchase, buy through Melanie and you will not regret it!”

-Joey D.

“We had a great experience with Melanie buying a house in Quincy! She works very hard to make herself available for open houses and showings that work with your schedule and is patient and provides great input in how to manage through the entire process of buying a house. Would definitely recommend Melanie for anywhere in the Boston and South Shore area (and I am sure there are many other areas she is familiar with). We worked with Melanie for about 6 months, looked at 30+ houses and put offers on three before we were able to get the right one!”

-Anthony E.

“We had a great time partnering with you once again for our new home. As always, we appreciated your thoughtful considerations and making all of this happen! Be rest assured you have set a pretty high bar for any realtors we deal with in the future if we leave MA. Of course we are yours for life if we remain in MA. Thank you again for everything and we will be sending referrals your way!”

-Caleb & Akua

“I just wanted to send you a personal note to thank you for all of the hard work and time you put into helping Joey get his dream condo. Although I was not much involved in the buying process itself, I was very aware of how frustrating and stressful it was at times, especially when dealing with the loan company. You were a tremendous help in so many ways, but above all, you managed to keep Joey level-headed and calm, and we are both very grateful for that. Joey can’t say enough wonderful things about you, and I can certainly understand why. It’s obvious you know your stuff regarding real estate, and seeing how dependable and dedicated you are to your clients, we both felt very lucky to have you leading the way in our own house search. Honestly, without you, I’m not sure things would have worked out quite as well as they did!  So again, thank you so so much for everything you’ve done to make this condo a place Joey and I can call home. Even though it is more of a work-zone than anything else right now, we have already fallen in love with it and can’t wait to move in and start enjoying it, especially that roof deck :)”

-Lucy S.

“I was fortunate enough to be referred to Melanie through a mutual friend. Melanie is a very patient and a really hard worker. There were several instances where she would scoop me up from work downtown for showings. She has an excellent understanding of the market and the home buying process. Most importantly, I felt like I was working with a friend I’d known for year throughout the entire process. Being a first-time home buyer, it was really great to feel like I could talk to a friend and have her on my side. Highly recommend!”

-Leslie D.

“Melanie is a very hard worker. She is extremely patient and very knowledgeable in the real estate market. I’m a first time home buyer and Melanie had great recommendations from lenders to home inspectors. I had a lot of questions during the whole home buying process but Melanie helped me each step of the way and made this overwhelming process a lot easier!  Melanie took me on several showings and offered to go to open houses with me but often my work schedule didn’t allow me to attend open houses. She was very flexible and quick to respond to any emails or texts I sent her.  If I saw a place I liked she was free to show me the property the next day.  Melanie found me a condo in Waltham close to Moody st which is perfect for me, I’m extremely happy with my place thanks to Melanie!  I would recommend her to my closest friends and family, and I will definitely be calling her the next time I buy a home!”

-Kristen B.

I can wholeheartedly recommend Melanie to anyone looking for a hard working, experienced and knowledgeable professional.  Thank you to Melanie – Great job!!”

-Larry P.

“I just bought a house in Waltham, thanks to Melanie, and have had the most positive experience working with her.  For me, Melanie was more than an agent, she was a friend who was looking out for my interests every step of the way in the most genuine way.  She could answer any question I ever had about buying real estate; she really understands the market and knows everything about owning a home (she has given me valuable advice on anything from heating systems to real estate taxes). Moreover, she doesn’t drop you the minute you sign your paperwork because her work is now officially over; she continues to help if you need that help.  For example, after the closing, Melanie came with me to the Waltham tax office to make sure my real estate taxes on the new condo had the residential exemption (not that she had to, it was really an act of kindness on her part!).  A couple more things that I appreciate the most about working with Melanie: 1) she very quickly understood my preferences for a home (I wasn’t sure I could vocalize them myself at that point; she just somehow understood me!); 2) she never pressured me; on the contrary, she honestly discussed the pluses and minuses of every condo I considered; 3) she went with me to the closing even though she didn’t really need to, just for moral support, and oh boy, did I appreciate somebody ‘holding my hand’.  We celebrated together after the closing! (it should be obvious now why I said that she is a friend, not just an agent). I whole-heartedly recommend Melanie to anybody who is looking for a home of their own!  You will find the most understanding, generous, smart and savvy agent.”

-Irina D.

“Working with Melanie as first-time home buyers was a no-brainer for us. She helped us find a fantastic rental apartment 2 years prior and when we expressed interest in learning about the home buying process, we picked up exactly where we had left off with her. She took the time to meet with us, gave us a detailed book she created on the whole process and was immediately on the look-out for us. Without hesitation, spending countless weekends at open houses with us, helping guide our expectations, and not stopping till we found our perfect home, and helping to make sure we got this one, after losing two previous bidding wars. She also got us great contacts for a mortgage broker, lawyer, home inspector, and stuck with us in constant contact and smoothing out some unexpected hiccups, through our closing and beyond. We’ve already begun referring friends to her and plan on continuing to do so!”

-Jen & Bryan S.

“I absolutely loved working with Melanie! When I first started looking into buying my first condo I was overwhelmed by the number of pushy agents that tried to get me to use their services. Melanie asked me very respectfully and politely if I had representation and explained to me how the whole process worked. We began working together and she was thoughtful, helpful and clearly experienced. She knows the market in Brookline well, which was very helpful to us! She is also extremely communicative and prompt. Anytime I reached out to her via phone or email she was quick to reply and set up our showings. I am so grateful that she helped me find my first home!”

-Miriam F.

“Our experience with Melanie Fleet was excellent from start to finish. My husband and I purchased a house in Burlington MA that had many interested buyers. We had to act quickly but being first time home buyers we were a bit apprehensive but Melanie gave us great advice and made us feel at ease. She helped us assemble a great team… everyone from the lawyer to the mortgage lender were top notch. Best of all we felt that she truly had our best interest at heart. From the initial offer we put in to the closing paperwork, we were able to benefit greatly from Melanie’s guidance and experience. Now as we sit here happy in our new home, we can honestly say that we would not have been able to achieve any of this if our agent was any less dedicated than Melanie.”

-Sun Sun & Brandon W.

“We really enjoyed working with Melanie. She made everything so easy. She is extremely pleasant and easy to work with. She was knowledgeable about the market and responsive, yet she’s a take charge person when it came to getting us in to see places and making suggestions that we needed help with. We never had to wonder if or when she’d get back to us because she communicates so promptly.  I highly recommend her!”

-Janet F.

“When I was interested in looking into buying a condo there could not have been a more caring and patient person. Melanie is one of the kindest people in the business and will fight hard for you and your bid. She was understanding and worked crazy hours to make sure that I was happy and comfortable. I would look forward to going to open houses with her because she would spend time talking to me about the properties and giving me her opinion on if it was the right fit for me. She really understands the market and what a competitive bid is. The whole process is a bit overwhelming but I could not be happier with my condo and without her help I would still be paying just as much for rent as I do my mortgage! I have suggested her to many of my friends looking for home and apartments and she has been a great help to them as well. When I started the process there was no question of who I was going to use as a realtor, it was going to be someone I trusted and understood the market, this is Melanie.”

-Cassidy C.

“Melanie is a friend of a good friend of mine & so when I was looking for a realtor, I thought of her. When I asked my friend to see if Melanie was interested in helping me find a vacation house on a lake, I wasn’t sure she would be interested in accompanying me all over the state of Massachusetts looking for my dream get away, but to my pleasant surprise, she said she would love to help me & be my realtor. She immediately figured out what I was interested in after we met for lunch & set me up on the MLS listing site so I could view all the houses that seemed to match my criteria & there were literally hundreds. She helped me narrow it down & we spent a whole day driving around together looking at the most promising houses. As luck would have it, the very first property we looked at, I fell in love with & within 1 month of seeing the property, we closed & it was mine. Yay. To be able to get my lake house in June when summer was just starting was huge & I can attribute this entirely to Melanie’s tireless & professional efforts to move a reluctant owner, an inexperienced listing broker & my own real estate attorney & get them all to do what needed to be done for a really fast closing. Melanie knows everything about how the process of buying a home works, even a complicated cash transaction of waterfront property with permits for waterfront improvement that needed to be transferred to us. Melanie made several trips to the local town hall, 40 miles from Boston, & met with the conservation commissioner to get copies of documents for us. She also coordinated with our real estate attorney & basically did a lot of leg work for him because he was too slow. As a result, I am just super happy in my new vacation home & I had a fabulous 4th of July week vacation there complete with town fireworks display right across the lake. What could be better? I want to enthusiastically recommend Melanie for all your real estate needs…. studio in Boston or vacation house in the middle of nowhere… she’s the best. The great combination of fun & professional at the same time is hard to find!

-Annie & Philip

“We just wanted to thank you again for all your effort and assistance. Thank you for the information and suggestions. Thank you for being there. We will remember and keep you in mind if ever we or someone we know needs your services and/or help in the future. THANKS.”

-Thomas and Li Yan

Melanie was great, attentive and always available. This was our first home purchase and she made the process seem very easy. We also used her as our rental agent a few years ago and she was a huge help then too. We recommend her to all of our friends and will use her again in the future.”

-Elizabeth & Rob S.

“In my capacity as a Portfolio Manager for a local Boston/Brookline Property Management Company I’ve worked with Melanie for about 5 years. During that time Melanie has always went above and beyond what anyone else in her position would do. Melanie has worked with our office over the years for apartment rentals and sales, in addition to always being a knowledgeable resource for market trends and information. She has helped me out with pricing, property valuations, and any other sales related question I may have had over the years. She is polite, hard working, and above all values personal relationships with her clients. If you are looking to buy or sell look no further. I’ve recommended several friends and property owners to Melanie and she has never disappointed.”

-Greg S.

“Melanie is by far the hardest working real estate agent I’ve ever met. She knows the market, communicates very well and does a great job preparing her clients (i.e. rarely does she end a conversation without saying, “OK, so this is what will happen next.”) She works all over which is great to be able to refer people- I referred two good friends to Melanie this year who both ended up purchasing homes with her (in Ayer & in Natick) and they had extremely positive experiences. We were incredibly impressed with her determination to get them what they wanted at the best price possible – all while keeping the home-buying nervousness to a minimum. It’s so important to have an agent who’s so involved and in tune with our wants and needs- and Melanie is just that. I highly recommend her!”

-Rachel O.

“I first worked with Melanie last year when I was looking to purchase a condo in the Newton area. She was consistently available and responsive, and was very honest about the pros and cons of places as we looked. I’ve been unimpressed by other realtors in the past and they all made Melanie stand out as clearly very professional and experienced. After looking at dozens of places, I decided it wasn’t the right time for me and to hold off for awhile. Instead, Melanie was quick to narrow down a few rentals and show me only places that she knew I’d like. It turned out one of those places was perfect, and I ended up signing a lease quickly. Highly recommend Melanie as a great real estate agent!”

-Candice C.

“I’ve known and worked with Melanie for many years. The very first time we met, her warm personality and professionalism made me feel she would be the one to find the right place for us- she asked all the right questions and was so in-tune with our needs right from the get-go. She immediately did find us the perfect place (where we still live!) on our very first meeting after weeks of unsuccessful searching. Needless to say we were not only happy customers but have become long term clients. She’s always available by text or email, and quick to answer even the smallest of questions about home buying as we start to prepare for our search. I have also recommended her to my friends and employer who have all gotten in touch with her and were extremely satisfied as well.”

-April D