The Kim Perrotti Team - Melrose MA Real Estate

Featured Home for Sale - 90 W Highland Avenue, Melrose, MA

90 W Highland Avenue

Melrose, MA



🔥JUST LISTED 🔥 Melrose, MA 


STEP RIGHT INTO THE MELROSE MARKET AND BUILD SOME QUICK EQUITY in this 7 room, 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath side entrance colonial sitting on a corner lot in a great Highlands location!

Great bones, classic woodwork, hardwood floors all just waiting for your personal touches. First floor welcomes you into the foyer and flows nicely into the spacious fireplaced living room, through the handsome dining room with wainscot and built-in china cabinet and into the kitchen. Screened-in porch located just off the kitchen perfect for warmer days ahead! Half bath completes the main living level.

Head up to the second floor where 3 bedrooms, a sought-after home office and full bath are waiting for you! Plenty of storage throughout the home with a full basement and walk up attic. Super walkable and commuter-friendly location - just a short walk to Franklin Square, Fred Green Field, and Whole Foods Plaza. 1 car garage! 


Thursday, April 15th - 5:00PM - 6:30 PM
Sunday, April 18 - 10:30AM - 12:00 PM





Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to get your foot in the door in Melrose! Contact us now to learn more.



Featured Home for Sale - 12 Bourbon St - Unit 15, Peabody, MA

12 Bourbon St - Unit 15

Peabody, MA

5 rooms l 2 bedrooms l 1 bath

Offered at $324,900




This sunlit 5 room, 2 bedroom, 1 bath garden unit offers open concept living space and generous sized rooms. Living room with sliders to private covered patio with private storage closet opens to spacious dining room and kitchen with granite countertops and tiled backsplash. 2 bedrooms, full bath and in unit-laundry complete the livingspace.Central air!

 Professionally managed and exterior grounds are well manicured including the association's in-ground swimming pool and clubhouse. 1 car deeded parking and additional parking for residents and guests. Great location for commuters with easy access to Routes 1, 95 and 128.

Private access to walking and biking trails and close to area restaurants, shopping, and malls.


See VIRTUAL WALTHROUGH TOUR and details here: 


Open House:  Saturday, April 10 10:30AM-12:00PM


Can't make the open house? Take a 3D tour:


Come live the easy life at Bourbon Street! Contact us now for more info.....


Lauren Maguire



Melrose Real Estate Market Report - April 2021

The Melrose Real Estate Market Report for April 2021 is here!


Check it out now to see recently sold single family homes and condos.....

Also, don't forget to "Save the Date" for our annual spring communtity shredding event. Safely get rid of all those piles of papers, bills, etc. lying around. And it's FREE!




How to be competitive when making an offer on a home that gets accepted!


The spring market is finally here! Inventory is still low, so you may need to find creative ways to set yourself apart in a crowded field of buyers. While there is no magical solution, there are strategies that may help you stand out:


  • Increase your good faith deposit at offer. Show your commitment to the offer by offering a little more earnest money than is typical.


  • Do a pre-inspection. Inspect the home before you submitting an offer and let the sellers know there won't be any re-negotiations due to an inspection.


  • Write a tight purchase and sale date. Sellers appreciate fast P&S dates, so have your attorney in place to check that they can quickly turn the P&S around.


  • Increase your good faith deposit at purchase and sale. Put more earnest money down at P&S to let sellers know you are firmly invested.


  • Be flexible with the closing deadline. Have your realtor check on the seller’s closing preference and write in the date the seller prefers.


  • Offer a use and occupancy to sellers. Offering a Use & Occupancy agreement, for a limited time, is a great way to make your offer more appealing if sellers need to close prior to moving out of the home.


  • Write a "clean" offer. If you're comfortable with the risk involved, waiving some contingencies such as home sale, financing, or appraisal contingencies. 


Before using a creative strategy in your offer, it’s important to understand and be comfortable with any potential drawbacks. A knowledgeable realtor, attorney, and lender can help you navigate the pros and cons! 

We want to help put your best foot forward, but only if it works for you and your situation.


If you're looking to buy or sell, KPT makes it easy for you! We're here when you are ready - just give us a call at 781-254-5527.






Featured Home for Sale - 23 Hillside Avenue, Melrose, MA

23 Hillside Avenue

Melrose, MA


8 rooms l 4 bedroom l 2 baths

Offered at $719,000




EAST SIDE VICTORIAN loaded with all the rich details you’ve come to expect - and love - in these turn of the century homes! Solid bones throughout the 8 rooms, 4 bedrooms and 2 baths with gorgeous woodwork, spacious rooms, high ceilings and oversized windows. Double doors invite you into the home and lead you from the foyer into the spacious living room and adjoining dining room with beautiful mantled fireplace.

Family room, full bath and kitchen complete the floor. Two staircases lead to the 2nd floor boasting 4 bedrooms and a full bath. Third floor has an additional unheated room easily converted to office space or quiet retreat!

Sure the home needs some updating but the character, charm and location make it all worthwhile. Great storage, full basement and long driveway leading to 1 car garage. Centrally located on a convenient side street close to downtown Melrose and Whole Foods Plaza foreasy walking to everything Melrose has to offer!


 See VIRTUAL WALTHROUGH TOUR and details here: 




OPEN HOUSE: (Masks are required)

Sunday, March 21st, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.


DON'T MISS OUT on your chance to own a classic Victorian home in Melrose with the opportunity to really make it your own!! Contact us now to learn more.....


Jay Morneault - The Kim Perrotti Team - RE/MAX Leading Edge 

Jay Morneault



Prepping Your Home for the Spring Market 2021


The weather is starting to get a little warmer, and the spring market is about to heat up! If you're thinking about putting your home on the market this year, we wanted to share a few things you can do to really set yourself apart and we’re hoping to make it easy for you to get the jobs done!


Create A Little Curb Appeal

First impressions are lasting impressions, so put your best face forward by cleaning up and around the exterior of your home. Be sure your lawn and shrubbery are nicely manicured, and consider adding some seasonal flowers.

We've partnered with LCM PLUS - a fantastic and meticulous local landscaper - to help our sellers boost their curb appeal with an exclusive offer:  $100 discount on a spring clean-up to all our sellers this year


Neaten up your Living Space

 One of the simplest things you can do to get ready for the market is decluttering your house and organizing your living space. Neaten up and organize all the nooks and crannies around the house and remove all the distractions you've probably been thinking about donating for years. The best part about this task is that it also helps you get ready for the final move!


We've partnered with Kathy Vines of Clever Girl Organizing - KPT's go-to Professional Organizer - to help our sellers get organized with an exclusive offer: 15% off (up to 3) virtual 1-hour sessions with Clever Girl Organizing.


Showcase the living space

A little staging and decorating go a long way. Staging your existing pieces (or adding a few) maximizes all the living space, and potential buyers want to see in a home. According to the National Association of Realtors, staging is one of the most important things you can do to maximize your sale price!


Getting ready for the market can be overwhelming but if you pay attention to these tricks of the trade, you'll be one step closer to being ready for the spring market!


  The Kim Perrotti Team

Kim Perrotti | | 781.254.5527
Jay Morneault | | 781.254.2614
Lauren Maguire | | 617.750.5263


*Offers can only be used when listing or buying with KPT. Can be used exclusive of each other and available until August 31st, 2021.

Melrose Real Estate Market Report - March 2021

The March 2021 Melrose Real Estate Market Report is here!

 The spring market is almost here - let us help you get your home ready to sell. Here's how:


Featured Condo for Sale - 24 Norman Street, Salem, MA

24 Norman Street, Unit 202

Salem, MA


3 rooms l 1 bedroom l 1 bath

Offered at $209,000

☀️JUST LISTED☀️ in Salem MA! 

ADORABLE LOFT-STYLE CONDO in the heart of downtown Salem! Located in the Norman Street Condominiums this chic open concept condo is ready for you to move right in and relax. Natural sunlight streams through the oversized windows into the living room with soaring wood-beamed ceilings, exposed brick wall and hardwood floors. Galley kitchen with cooktop, convection microwave, dishwasher, right-sized cabinet space and trendy exposed shelving. A full bath completes level. Spiral staircase to 2nd-floor loft overlooking the main level and cozy master bedroom with plenty of closet and cabinet space. Common laundry room in the finished basement.

Fantastic locations close to all things Salem: stores, restaurants, historic sites, museums, commuter rail and more! Off-street parking a step away at Riley Plaza.Professionally managed. Easy living awaits you at 24 Norman Street!


 See VIRTUAL WALTHROUGH TOUR and details here: 



Don't miss this AWESOME condo in a GREAT location with so much to offer - contact us now to learn more!


Lauren Maguire


Featured Condo for Rent - 115 W. Emerson St, Melrose, MA

115 W. Emerson St, Unit 201

Melrose, MA


3 rooms l 1 bedroom l 1 bath

Renting for $2,200/month


🎉JUST LISTED🎉 CONDO RENTAL in Melrose, MA. Available 4/1.

Bright and spacious 3 rooms/1 BR/1 bath condo located in the desirable Cedar Park neighborhood; close to the commuter rail, bus line and downtown Melrose. High ceilings, large windows and hardwood floors throughout. Large master bedroom, fireplaced living room and eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Mini splits provide AC and additional heat. Great closet and storage space! 2 assigned parking spaces. NO PETS. $2,200 per month & security deposit required. 

Don't miss this AWESOME condo rental in a GREAT location - contact us to learn more now!


Lauren Maguire


Melrose Real Estate Market Report - February 2021

The February 2021 Melrose Real Estate Market Report is here!

Don't love your home? We can help! 

Whether you are looking to buy or sell your home, learn more about how the KPT can make it easy for you. We are here for you when you are ready!


What the Real Estate Agent Learned When She Became the Buyer

What the Real Estate Agent Learned When She Became the Buyer


Hi everyone!

When looking to buy a house, most people reach out to a local real estate agent for help. That begs the question: “When real estate agents buy a house, who do they reach out to for help - and do they have the same buyer experiences?”

Well, I have some answers for you! After living in the same home for over 23 years, my family and I just bought a new home. My experience as a buyer definitely gave me great perspective on the hard work and roller coaster of emotions my buyers experience when buying a home.

We’ve been looking to make a move “off and on” over the years and, as you can imagine, I see all kinds of new homes hit the market every day. I get just as drawn in and excited as any buyer when I see one I like and start to check off my list of questions. 

As soon as we walked into our (now) new house, it felt like home. And by the time we finished walking through, we knew this was “the one!"

I “represented” myself on the offer but I did reach out to some of my real estate friends to make sure I was grounded when drawing up the offer. As an agent I was pretty confident that I’d seen it all in 20 years of real estate, but I definitely wasn’t prepared for the rush of activity and emotions I felt as a buyer.

Thankfully, we have a trusted lender who, on short notice, helped us sort through our best financing options; but, honestly, having to organize and provide all the required documentation was more work than I expected. Lesson learned: satisfying a mortgage contingency can feel like a part time job!

To be competitive we put our best foot forward on offer price and terms based on what we know about the market and submitted our offer. As we waited to hear back anxiety and questions started to creep in. The excitement and anxiety was practically overwhelming. But, with trust in our decisions (and lots of deep breaths!) our offer was - thankfully - accepted. We we were on our way to buying the perfect home for us with our trusted lender and attorney by our side!

 Here are a few take-aways from what I learned as as a buyer:

  • Surround yourself with a great team of professionals.  A fantastic real estate agent 😉, knowledgeable lender and trusted attorney working seamlessly behind the scenes relieves a lot of the “transactional” stress so you can focus on the more exciting (and tiring) aspects of the move.
  • Expect your emotions to run the gamut. You’ll have highs and lows throughout the process. Enjoy every minute of the highs and when anxiety creeps in, think back to how you felt when you first walked through the front door. 
  • Moving is hard work. No matter how ready and prepared you are for your move it is still physically and emotionally exhausting. Make a plan, ask for help and remind yourself that it will all get done by moving day - it always does! 

Buying a new home and all the promise that comes with it is a jumble of emotions and experiences that all work out to be one of the most exciting times in a buyer’s life - even for real estate agents. Becoming the buyer has definitely given me new insight to make me a better agent!

It’s been a little more than a month since we’ve moved and though we are still pretty tired from all the heavy lifting, we couldn’t be any happier - especially our dog, Vito, who can’t get enough of sitting in front of the wood stove or running around the backyard!


If you’re thinking of making a move in 2021, want to hear more about my own experience or work with a fantastic team of professionals please give us a call!l I'd love to chat about how we can make it easy for you!

Kim Perrotti



Featured Home for Sale - 41 Fairfield Ave, Melrose

41 Fairfield Ave, Melrose


6 rooms l 3 bedrooms l 1 bath

Offered at $499,000


DELIGHTFUL BUNGALOW WITH URBAN FARM sitting on a large, level southern facing lot! This great starter home can also grow with you and transform into your dream home! Plenty of recent updates including new metal roof, CertainTeed vinyl siding, black Energy Star windows, PEX plumbing and de-leaded in 2020. Quaint 3 season porch, freshly painted living room, updated kitchen/dining area w/ built-in china cabinet, new luxury plank flooring, butcher block countertops and SS appliances, 3 bedrooms and refreshed full bath. Walk up attic with potential for addition including a master suite!

Full basement for storage. High efficiency furnace with extra zones plumbed for future expansion and 200 amp electrical. A slice of farming heaven with an irrigated orchard of 4 types of fruit trees, 12 raised vegetable beds with drip irrigation system, 5 types of berry bushes, grape vine and even Hops for your own beer! Convenient to the Orange Line and Commuter Rail.

 See VIRTUAL WALTHROUGH TOUR and details here: 



OPEN HOUSE: (Masks required)
Saturday, January 30th from 11:00 AM-12:30 PM

This AWESOME starter home can also grow with you and transform into your dream home! Contact us now to learn more!


Jay Morneault - The Kim Perrotti Team - RE/MAX Leading Edge 

Jay Morneault