The Kim Perrotti Team - Melrose MA Real Estate

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



Featured Condo for Sale - 15 Parrott St, Lynn, MA

15 Parrott St, Lynn, MA Unit 201

4 rooms l 1 bedrooms l 1 bath

Offered at $294,500


DIAMOND DISTRICT condominium in the historic Shute Library building! 4 Rooms, 1 bedroom, 1 bath featuring sunlit rooms, gleaming hardwood floors and an open concept floor plan with exposed beams and vaulted ceilings.

Two private entrances - front and back! Back entrance welcomes you into the warm, inviting living room, dining area and into modern kitchen with breakfast bar, great cabinet space, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances and into the spacious master bedroom with walk in closet. Private bedroom balcony perfect for a morning cup of coffee or relaxing at the end of the day. Full ceramic tiled bath and in-unit laundry! Central air, private storage and 1 car deeded parking.

Centrally located near the Ocean, Swampscott Commuter Rail, Vinnin Square Plaza, T Station, North Shore Community College, parks, shopping and restaurants! 


See VIRTUAL WALTHROUGH TOUR and details here: 



OPEN HOUSE: (Masks are required)

Saturday, January 23 at 1:30 PM-3:00 PM

 You won't want to miss this one - contact us now to learn more!


Lauren Maguire


Featured Home for Sale - 16 Orient Pl, Melrose

Featured Home for Sale - 16 Orient Pl, Melrose

 8 rooms l 3 bedrooms l 2.5 baths

Offered at $899,000


Beautiful Victorian located in the Bellevue area of Melrose on a quiet dead-end street. Completely renovated in 2014, this beauty blends the character and charm of yesteryear with modern conveniences of today’s lifestyle. Greeted by high ceilings, rich woodwork, sun-lit rooms and beautiful hardwood floors flowing effortlessly from the cheerful living and dining rooms with beautiful alcoved window and fabulous custom shelving into the eat-in kitchen w/ center island, granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. Half bath, laundry and access to cozy deck overlooking the backyard. 2nd floor offers a spacious master suite with 3/4 bath and full walk-in closet. Two additional bedrooms, office and full bath complete the floor. Custom shelving in most closets. Bonus room on 3rd floor perfect for homeschooling or additional office space! Central air, electric, roof and siding new in 2014. Plenty of storage in full basement and 3 car parking. Easy walk to downtown or Whole Foods Plaza!


See VIRTUAL WALTHROUGH TOUR and details here: 


OPEN HOUSE: (Masks are required)

Saturday, January 23 from 10:30AM-12:00PM

Who wouldn't want to own this FABULOUS Victorian home in Melrose?!? Contact us now to learn more.....


Lauren Maguire



Is it Time to Right-Size Your Home?

Is it Time to Right-Size Your Home?!
The year 2020 saw us spending much more time in and around our homes than ever before. We have been working with more and more people looking to “right-size” their homes as a result. 
What is right-sizing? We are glad you asked! Simply stated, rightsizing is just understating the exact size and type of space you need for YOUR current lifestyle and finding the perfect fit! Not too big, not too small - just the right size!
Today, buyer’s are looking for homes with more - or different - interior and exterior space. The most common wish list items for today’s buyers are home offices, remote learning spaces, bonus rooms for exercising and recreation or just a quiet space to retreat from the constant hustle and bustle of family life. Outdoor spaces have become more important than ever as people head outside in the nicer weather to work, eat, relax and play in their own backyards.
The good news is that mortgage rates are still at an all time low! The not-so-good news, for buyers, is that inventory in Melrose and the surrounding communities is also low. If you’re a buyer, expect some serious competition. If you’re thinking about selling, however, now is a great time to beat the competition of the upcoming spring inventory.
If you’re looking to buy or sell, KPT makes it easy for you! If you’re not sure yet, we’re happy to brainstorm your options with you. We’re here when you’re ready; just give us a call: 781-254-5527.

Featured Home for Sale - 12 Wildwood, Melrose, MA

JUST LISTED - 12 Wildwood Road, Melrose, MA

8 rooms l 3 bedrooms l 2.5 baths


IMMACULATE CAPE COD style home nestled on a large corner log on a wide street in the Upham Park section of Melrose. Lovingly updated, meticulously maintained and bathed in natural sunlight, you’ll immediately feel at home. First floor features a front to back fireplaced living room, elegant dining room with 2 built-in china cabinets and open concept family room/kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and overlooking the professionally landscaped backyard and patio. 2nd floor offers an ensuite master bedroom with walk-in closet, ¾ bath and double vanity. 2 additional bedrooms and full bath complete the 2nd floor. Bonus room in basement perfect as a home gym, remote learning or office space! Great storage space and hardwood floors throughout with radiant heat floors in kitchen, family room and master bath! Mini split system added in 2015. Fenced-in yard, 1 car garage and ample parking in the double wide driveway. Close to the MBTA bus line to Oak Grove and Route 1. Offered at $795,000.


See VIRTUAL WALTHROUGH TOUR and details here:

OPEN HOUSES: (Masks are required)

Thursday, January 14 -  5:00PM-6:30PM
Sunday, January 17 - 11:00AM-12:30PM

Inventory is currently very low in Melrose, so you won't want to miss this one‼️ Contact us now to learn more......


Kim Perrotti


Melrose Real Estate Market Report - January 2021

The January 2021 Melrose Real Estate Market Report is here!

Check out our 2020 Melrose real estate year in review. 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!


Melrose Real Estate Market Report - December 2020

The December 2020 Melrose Real Estate Market Report is here! What a year it has been!!! Be sure to check it out in your Melrose Weekly News. We would especially like to thank all of our wonderful clients for their business and support. We look forward to great things in 2021!

Wishing everyone safe and happy holidays this year!