Ruby Award 2015
Diamond Award 2016
Quality Service Award 2013 & 2015
SRS (Seller Representative Specialist)
SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist)
Greater Boston Real Estate Board
Salem State College
Melrose Sharing and Caring
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"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
"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
Lorraine has been a licensed REALTOR® since 1994. She was born and raised in Melrose. Over the years Lorraine has worked with all types of buyers and sellers, from first-time buyers to downsizers and has gained invaluable experience with each individual sale.
In 2013 she completed SRES Designation which has given her a new special set of personal skills and knowledge when working with seniors and has developed a deeper understanding of seniors' needs and the unique issues they face when buying or selling a home. In 2018 she completed the SRS designation in which she earned advanced knowledge and specialized training in seller representation. In addition to her license in real estate, she holds a B.S. in Psychology and Sociology.
Throughout the years, she has been a board member of the Winthrop School PTO, a Junior Achievement volunteer, an Adopt-a-Site volunteer, and is currently a board member of Melrose Sharing and Caring. Her extensive community involvement along with her experience of being a lifelong resident gives her great insight and knowledge about what Melrose and the surrounding communities have to offer.
When not in the office Lorraine can be found spending time with family and friends skiing in the White Mountains in the winter and on the beaches of the North Shore in the summer. Her two children, John, and Melissa both also reside in Melrose and enjoy all the community of Melrose has to offer, and her new Golden Retriever Vail loves coming to work and riding in the car with both her and her husband John!