So Glad You’re Here!

Welcome to the new and improved website! The one stop shop for sharing “real estate, design and inspiration”.  While the real estate market is continually changing, there are timeless questions that I’m asked, like; What color were the walls in that house? or How much did that house sell for? or (and here’s a popular one:) How’s the market?  The new website design gives me the opportunity to answer some of these questions as well as offer innovative information on the real estate market, with a dash of humor 😉 aims to answer these questions with categories such as:

Before and After: Wondering if you should paint your natural wood trim? Is it worth it to stage for sale?  Here you will find what we did to transform homes for sale… on a budget (with pictures)!

Things I’m loving Now: From farmhouse chic to ship lap to the return of brass metal fixtures. You’ll find everything I’m loving now here.

Market Reports: Whether you’re a novice, an investment pro or someone who is interested in knowing what is going on in the market, these monthly reports will fulfill your data intake quota.

What’s for Sale: The obligatory search option to find homes for sale is available with an option to receive daily updates as properties become available.

Stay in the know by subscribing to and let me know if there is anything you want to know more about! My commitment to helping my clients buy and sell real estate is and will always be my #1 goal.  Looking to buy or sell?  Staying in the know on these areas is just one way to prepare for the process.

Thank you for letting me share my love for real estate, design and inspiration with you!

Kristy B.


Valentine’s Day Giveaway!

If you’re on Pinterest as much as me, then you’ve pinned (or pined for) these stacked cookies in a jar. One of my favorite things right now are these Crate and Barrel Heritage Hill glass jars and who doesn’t love cookies?!

Enter to win one for yourself or your sweetheart!


Entering is easy! Head on over and like my Facebook page, share this post or subscribe to my new website. Each one of these actions will automatically enter your name into the raffle (3 entries max). Drawing will take place on Valentine’s Day at 4pm.  Make sense?  Awesome!

More pictures from this fun project!  Thank you Marie for letting me shoot in your beautiful kitchen!



Love Letter

Love letters are not just for buyers trying to make their offer standout in competition; they’re also useful when marketing a property for sale.  I give sellers “homework” (big meany).  These assignments are things like finding extra keys or organizing files on services contracts and providers.  Added to this list is a request to write a “love letter to buyers”.  What is this?  It’s a letter from your heart detailing all the reasons you’ve loved living in your home.  Potential buyers LOVE to hear about the nearby parks, BBQs with neighbors, and local eateries.  It’s also a great opportunity to positively highlight something that may be less desirable to a buyer, otherwise known as “functional obsolescence“.  For example: You may want to comment on how much you’ve enjoyed the peaceful, fenced yard; if you live on a busy street or how about the convenience of walking to parks and downtown; if you have no yard.

No matter what it is that you want to share about your home, it should be authentic and speak to your target market.  If you’re selling a home with four bedrooms, your buyers are likely to have children so calling attention to the relationships that you’ve created with other families will mean something to them.  Writing about the updates to your home is a must, but communicating how they’ve made life easier or more enjoyable creates value.

click below for sample of love letters

Featuring 206 Central Ave, Medford

Offered at $519,000
Open Houses 9/10 12:30-2 & 9/11 12-1:30

Versatile layout lends itself to suit the needs of many different buyers. Traditional first floor unit has two corner bedrooms and full bath. Oversized front room leads to cozy, fireplaced living room and classic dining room with built-in cabinet. Eat in kitchen features tile floors, stainless steel appliances, corian countertops. Second floor addition was built as a three bedroom, including a master with a full bathroom, but could easily be used as a master suite, playroom, office, in-law – whatever you need!  Gleaming hardwood floors throughout, abundant natural light, front and back decks, adorable shared yard, detached garage and pets allowed! Super awesome location – walk to parks, playground and very easy commute – 1.5 miles to the Orange Line, 5 miles to Boston and Harvard Square and minutes to routes 93 and 95.

Featuring 6 Morgan Avenue, Stoneham

Offered at $529,000  Open Houses 5/21 12-1:30 and 5/22 1-2:30

Picture perfect home located in Bear Hill. Set back in a wonderful, established family neighborhood, this unique multi level home features 3 bedrooms, 1 full and two half baths (including a master bath). Versatile first floor plan with fireplaced living room, updated kitchen with 8×12 dining area and three season porch that leads to private, fenced in yard. Sunny and bright oversized family room has separate laundry area and an additional heated sqft in basement could be used for office, playroom, in-law – use your imagination.

Featuring 25 Ridgeway Road, Medford

Offered at $489,000        Open houses 4/9 12-1:30 & 4/10 2-3:30

Well appointed and set back from the street, don’t miss this lovely three bedroom colonial in fabulous location. Sunsplashed property has great energy and features an oversized eat-in kitchen with plenty of cabinets; fireplaced living room; dining room with glass sliders that open to a deck overlooking perfectly landscaped, fenced in yard.  Master bedroom leads to a charming sun room. Gleaming hardwood floors, classic moldings, turn of the century doorknobs are just some of the features of this classic home.  Full walk-up attic could have even more sqft. potential. Enjoy the time you’ll save on commuting with easy access to Rt 93 (less than 7 minute drive) and walkable public transportation.  Minutes from the Middlesex Fells.

Now Featuring 102 Harvard St., Medford

Offered at $359,000  

Open houses 4/9 2-3:30 and 4/10 12-1:30


Steps to historic downtown South Medford Square with restaurants, shopping and fantastic transportation options, including the proposed green line, and walking distance to Davis Square. This five room 2 bedroom unit features gleaming hardwood floors, soaring ceilings & spacious sun-filled rooms. Classic mix of old and new with an updated kitchen and bath, stained glass windows, classic mouldings and built-in china cabinet. Sun porch looks over lovely established gardens with fruit trees, grape vines and vegetables. Fenced-in yard. 2 off-street deeded parking spaces, washer/dryer in unit, storage, separate utilities. 2 pets allowed per unit.

Now Featuring 158 Trenton Street, Melrose

Offered at $569,000       Open Houses Saturday and Sunday 12-1:30

Style with Substance! Spacious 3-story Victorian townhouse feels like a single family home with just a short walk to fantastic Melrose centeDSC_3321r bustling with shops, restaurants, parks, and public transit. Recently renovated and tastefully restored by designer/owner this home boasts gleaming hardwood floors, soaring ceilings, and generous rooms with period details. Private entry leads into a gracious foyer with original spiral staircase that opens to a versatile combination family room/dining room and sprawling state of the art, eat-in kitchen. 5 large bedrooms, including 3rd floor Master with walk-in closet, 2.5 bathrooms, fenced yard with large patio, shed and off-street parking for 3 cars. Single family feeling with private entry, private yard, no fees and no access into either unit. Brand new gas heating system with hybrid water tank. Duct work is done for central AC.

Just move in and ‘be awesome!’


Kristy’s combination of business savvy, real estate experience, and community involvement reflects her rich background. She has been extensively involved in community groups and interests like the Medford Family Network and St. Raphael Parish. Before her 9 years as a Realtor, Kristy worked as a marketing executive with the Patriots, The Red Sox, The Boston Herald, and top Boston-area restaurants. She has been featured in The Boston Globe and CNN Money.  Her motto is “Buy and Sell SMART!”