"Lorraine is a professional that is passionate about her career choice. She goes the extra step to assist sellers in presenting their home for sale. I highly recommend Lorraine based on our experience, and appreciate the help she provided. Lorraine was so helpful and efficient during the entire process." - Susan and Gerard H. | Ridgewood Lane, Melrose
"We were thrilled with Lorraine. Her real estate knowledge, professionalism and ability to understand her clients needs is the key to Lorraine’s success. We highly recommend Lorraine! When we decided to sell because we found another home and needed to move quickly Lorraine pulled it together in a few days. We decided to sell on a Wednesday and had our first open house 2 days later on Friday. As you know selling and buying a home is stressful. Lorraine is also part therapist as well as realtor. " - Mary G. and Jim K. | Home Sold 10/22/2021
"We enjoyed working with Lorraine Gately on purchasing our new home and selling our current home. She had a wonderful eye for detail in staging our home to sell based on what the current buyers are looking for. She made a very stressful time a bit more relaxed and we're very pleased that we chose to work with her." - Lynn & Jim
"Lorraine was very knowledgeable and always available with answers to any questions I had regarding my real estate transactions. She seemed to work day and night to make my dreams come true." - Carole M.
"Lorraine Gately is the reason our home sold quickly, flawlessly and for top dollar, and she is the reason we bought our dream-come-true home, all within two months. She is knowledgeable, experienced and determined to help her clients to find a perfect home or sell their existing property. She succeeds at her mission with never ending focus, kindness and passion. She understands her clients needs, maps out the entire process for them and works tirelessly until that goal has been achieved. The combination of grace and grit makes Lorraine Gately the best realtor around!
Our home was purchased by the first person who toured it, in the middle of the pandemic surge, for above asking price. Lorraine’s exhaustive efforts and careful attention to every detail in order to launch our home in such a volatile time was paramount! Because of the genuine character of Lorraine Gately, coupled with being a master at the art of realty, I have already recommended her multiple times to family and friends who are looking to buy or sell a home.
I highly respect the working relationship between Jill Leeman and Lorraine Gately. Jill was always available to answer a call or to offer assistance." - Tim M. and Maria M.
"Lorraine is simply fantastic. Super knowledgeable on the Melrose market and real estate more broadly. She far exceeded our expectations at every step of the process and always offered straightforward feedback and advice. She works extremely hard throughout the entire process of selling and pays close attention to details. When we decide to buy again, Lorraine will be the first and only person we call." - Steven and Mallory
"Lorraine Gately was efficient and courteous and was of great help to us in marketing our home. Without Lorraine's competent assistance we would not have been able to manage the sale of our home as quickly and efficiently as we did. We greatly appreciated her suggestions. Keep up the good work! Many thanks again." - Chet and Debby
"I had lived in my condo for six years, and also had worked in the city for 24 years, so I was aware of Lorraine's reputation for integrity and professionalism in her job. She has many years of experience, and knows her hometown and it's real estate market better than many other real estate agents in the community. Lorraine kept in constant communication with me during this entire process, so I was up-to-date with any issues or progress with the sales process. She was diligent to apply her vast experience to circumvent problems that might have arisen before issues could happen. Her performance was outstanding in every way! I have known Bill and Mary who own the agency for years, and they and their other associates also maintain a high level of professionalism and integrity. I was so satisfied that I handed out many of her business cards to neighbors in my former building who might be looking to sell their condos in the near future." - Kevin
"As first time home buyers, we were very intimidated by the whole process from the start. Lorraine was incredibly understanding, professional and took us under her wing from the first meeting to closing. She provided us with great information about what to expect from the process, and was always available to answer any questions we had. Her advice & recommendations were invaluable. Lorraine went above and beyond the call of duty - we could not have imagined a smoother or more positive experience!" - Marion
" Lorraine was the listing agent on my house when I purchased it in 1993. Her professionalism and caring demeanor was what made it easy to call her 29 years later to relist my home. Lorraine is absolutely amazing. She was hands on throughout the entire process and made me feel like I was her only client. Eight months after I moved out of state she continued to help me by finding me a tax accountant" -Carolyn
"It was a truly a pleasure to work with Lorraine Gately to sell my home. Selling your home can be very stressful and Lorraine was there with me every step of the way. She spent as much time as was needed and communication was open and immediate. Her knowledge of the area was invaluable when showing my home and conveying its value to outside agents and buyers" -Alison
As caring as she is hardworking, Lorraine has been a highly sought-after agent since 1992. With degrees in both sociology and psychology, Lorraine has both the communication skills and compassion to guide clients through the often stressful process of buying and selling. She has been honing her craft for over 20 years, first working for Marie Wood and then Century 21. She’s earned prestigious designations along the way, including certifications as a Senior Real Estate Specialist, for working with seniors and addressing their particular needs, and a Seller Real Estate Specialist.
Known by clients as a trustworthy and responsive agent, Lorraine prides herself on her client-first approach and being able to help clients achieve their goals. She works with buyers who are down-sizing and embarking on the next phase of their lives, as well as first-time buyers who are brand new to the process. Perhaps it’s her background in psychology or her naturally kind spirit and respectful demeanor, but Lorraine excels in guiding clients through the emotional, often sensitive journey of letting go of a family home or taking the most important financial step of their lives. Hands-on and highly responsive, Lorraine makes herself available to clients any time of day and offers access to the best contractors, stagers, attorneys, and mortgage brokers in the business.
When Lorraine isn’t working with clients, you can find her out in the garden, on the golf course, or skiing. A wife and mother of two, Lorraine is also a board member of Melrose Sharing and Caring, a nonprofit providing aid to special needs children. Lorraine’s beloved pup, Vail, an English Cream Retriever, is always by her side, greeting clients with a smile and a snuggle.