Meet the team and hear the story behind Buyer’s Choice Realty
At Buyer’s Choice, our mission is to conduct business with integrity, putting our clients’ interest above all else. We enjoy educating and empowering our buyers through the homebuying process. We investigate home defects and provide full disclosure to ensure that our buyers’ best interests are protected with their home purchase.
We leverage our years of real estate experience in Greater Boston to help our clients better understand broader market trends, prices, and fluctuations. We are fully present with our clients at each stage of the buyer journey to ensure they are informed and understand what their rights and requirements are. We strive to put our buyers in the driver’s seat of their real estate purchase and seek to provide good counsel and guidance along their journey.
We put ourselves in the shoes of our clients. Whether they are a first-time homebuyer or have already purchased several homes, we tailor our approach, education, and relationship to what is appropriate given their level of experience and comfortability with real estate.
We protect our clients’ best interests. We negotiate terms that are most favorable toward our clients and, at our buyers’ request, enlist the best team of professional inspectors, lenders, attorneys, and insurance providers to better serve our clients. We’re compelled to steer clients away from properties we feel contradict their interests and ultimately driven to help clients find a property that meets all of their lifestyle and financial requirements.
Above all else, we always act in the best interest of our clients. We are morally compelled to look out for our clients regardless of business outcomes. We seek to provide sound counsel, advocating both for and against specific real estate purchases in accordance with what we perceive to be our clients best interests.
Owner | Broker | Exclusive Buyers Real Estate Agent
I help people buy homes in the Boston area. I live on the North Shore and have fallen in love with the area. After moving here in 2006, I learned a lot about the North Shore communities and discovered each has its own personal charm. As an agent, I have covered areas all over Essex county into Middlesex county. I have agents that are strong advocates in areas further out than that.
I became a buyers advocate because when I was house hunting, I came across some very unique experiences which have taught me a lot about the Real Estate industry. There are a lot of things buyers aren’t aware of and I want to be able to protect them and guide them through what is commonly the most important and biggest purchase of their lives. As an Exclusive Buyer Agent, I am their advocate, resource and advisor. I work to protect their best interests and make sure the purchase they’re going to make is the right one for them.
Exclusive Buyers Real Estate Agent
Melissa Addis has been Buyer’s Choice Realty’s top producer since 2008. She enjoys working with homebuyers and loves advocating for them throughout the real estate transaction, from the initial consultation to handing over the keys. She is a model of integrity and prides herself in fulfilling all of the fiduciary duties for her clients. She uses her 20 years of real estate expertise to strategically craft Offers in this challenging market. A native of Charleston, SC, Melissa combines Southern charm with 25 years of New England forthrightness. She brings a passion for helping others that is reflected in her Human Services background where she received a BS in Psychology and went on to work as a Victim Witness Advocate for the Essex County District Attorney’s Office before ultimately becoming a Broker at Buyer’s Choice Realty. She is a member of the North Shore Association of Realtors, Massachusetts Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. She also serves on the board for the Massachusetts Association of Buyer Agents. In addition, she is a member of the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents. Melissa holds an ABR (Accredited Buyer’s Representative) designation.
As far as punctuality and responsiveness is concerned, Melissa sets The Gold Standard. Texts, email, phone calls: all helpfully and swiftly returned. Melissa is knowledgeable, observant, and has impeccable judgement. She answered all of our questions swiftly and expertly. She has substantial experience, sound judgement and solid instincts. We never felt pushed or pressured in any way. On the contrary, we felt we had a powerful advocate and ally and a trusted advisor. By accepting our offer, we felt the sellers and their agent chose Melissa as much as us. We are now happily living in a house we own in huge part because Melissa acted swiftly– getting us the first appointment on the first day it was listed, We secured our dream home during a period when inventory was very low, competitive bidding rampant, and mortgage approval processes impressively stringent. Melissa had everything to do with our success, and you would be very lucky to have her on your side.
– Janette and Oliver
Nick Martin at Buyers Choice was great to work with. It took me a long time to find something within my budget that I felt good about. Nick was always a text away with comprehensive neighborhood information and quick comparables. In one case his research saved me from a costly mistake. If you’re buying in Mass can’t recommend him enough.
– Kevin Ransdell
Nick was a pleasure to work with. He was very personable, made sure I got the best deal possible, and was very responsive when I had many questions afterward. Come here for your real estate needs!
– Joanna McDonald
The first time we met her (to see if we wanted to work with her), she met with us for 2 hours, answering all our questions about the process. We felt like there was no need to interview anyone else. I think the best word to describe Melissa is patient — endlessly patient. She says she loves working with first-time homebuyers and I think that comes through very well. In our case, we looked at a range of houses in a range of locations. Melissa always met us there to do private showings or at open houses. It really is a level of personal attention you don’t get with just any firm. We found a great home in Natick that we lived in for almost 5 years. Melissa also has great connections in the industry and we have been almost universally impressed by anyone she has recommended to us. We started to get the itch for a bit more space and started looking again. We found what we hope is our forever home, still in Natick. I hope you can see from all this we think Melissa is fantastic: patient, trustworthy, knowledgeable, thorough, responsive. We are lucky to have found her.
– Max and Alli
As first-time home buyers, we were looking for an agent who could represent us in an ultra-competitive sellers’ market – balancing our needs with the reality of the situation. Melissa was incredible. From our first consultation until closing day, she was so helpful and the perfect partner during this time. Her referrals were just as great, both the bank and the inspector we used. Our advice for anyone considering Melissa as your buyer’s agent would be simple: listen to her! Her strategy and guidance led us to secure our home on our first bid.
– Dan Fitzgerald
Melissa at Buyers Choice Realty was great to work with! She knows the market. She has worked with us when we brought our home and now she has helped us again in buying our Investment property. We really appreciate her support ,expertise and guidance throughout the whole process. She is extremely quick in responding to any texts/emails/calls – no matter how big or small the issue is, or what time of day. Thank you Melissa for all of your help and patience!!
– Preeti Yadav
My husband and I worked with Melissa Addis from Buyer’s Choice Realty to buy our first home, and we could not have imagined working with anyone else! As first-time home buyers, we knew nothing about the process when walking into our first meeting with her. She helped us understand exactly what to expect from our initial view of listings all the way through the closing. We’re thrilled with our new home, and we couldn’t have done it without Melissa!
– Jillian Woodstock
Melissa came to us highly recommended and gave us a hands-on and personal experience from the start. She really made the buying process very clear in this hot market — making sure that we understood the implications of making an offer or waiting — and with her advice and hold on the process, we were able to get our first choice home for the amount we offered. Melissa also has a warm disposition that made her wonderful to work with at what can otherwise be a stressful time. I would wholeheartedly recommend her.
– Carrie Niemy
We worked with Melissa Addis of Buyer’s Choice and had a very positive experience. Melissa was very accommodating of our needs to see properties all around the Boston area from the North Shore to Metro West. She was very patient with our questions. I highly recommend Melissa to anyone looking to buy in the Boston market as I am certain she will work hard for you.
– Ross Green
We had a great experience working with Melissa Addis. She was prompt, patient, kind and well informed. We always knew she had our best interests in mind. She handled the stresses of real estate buying with gentleness and attention to detail making the process quite enjoyable.
– Naomi Krason
My wife Jennifer and I had a wonderful experience working with Melissa Addis. It was a difficult move for us and Melissa was extremely patient and focused on helping us find a home that we would love. She was sensitive to our needs and went out of her way on more than one occasion to help us navigate this very difficult task of finding a home. Thank-you Melissa for all you did!!!
– Ed Porto
– Bill Kelly
My husband and I worked with Nick Martin in finding a house. Nick was professional, goes above and beyond, and really works with your interests at heart. The team at Buyers Choice work so well together for your happiness. We were able to find our Dream Home and can’t thank Nick at Buyer’s Choice enough. If you are looking for a home, I guarantee Buyers Choice will help you find the best for you.
– Cheryl Robbins
– Peter Niemeier
What is a Buyer’s Agent?
Many real estate agents operate with conflicting interests, serving both the buyer and the seller within a single transaction. At Buyer’s Choice Realty, our only loyalty lies with you, the homebuyer. Our incentives as agents are tied directly to your best interests as a homebuyer. Our goal is to put you back in the driver’s seat when it comes to your home purchase and ultimately serve as a guide & consultant that can help identify good buying opportunities as well as potential risks or concerns.
See some of the homes we’ve recently helped our buyers purchase.
3,487 Sq Ft. • 4 Beds • 3 Baths
2,268 Sq Ft. • 3 Beds • 3.5 Baths
4,120 Sq Ft. • 4 Beds • 3 Baths
2,542 Sq Ft. • 4 Beds • 2.5 Baths
6,700 Sq Ft. • 5 Beds • 4.5 Baths
1,210 Sq Ft. • 2 Beds • 2.5 Bath
North Reading, MA
4,570 Sq Ft. • 4 Beds • 3.5 Baths
1,240 Sq Ft. • 3 Beds • 1 Bath
1,846 Sq Ft. • 4 Beds • 2 Baths
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Because of our designation as exclusive buyer’s agents, we can represent you in your new home purchase anywhere in the Greater Boston area.