Our Agents

Jan Boyce

My recent move from a large, national real estate firm to Deland Real Estate will provide me with more time for personal service and a customized approach with each of my clients to build and execute an effective strategy to meet and exceed their goals in the buying or selling process.  With over 35+ years of experience and over $300 million in sales, I am dedicated to helping all of my clients have a positive real estate experience.

I have seen both up and down markets and many changes in the real estate industry!  Many years ago, I began my career in a small office that had strong community commitment and a very personal approach.  I was hooked for life and went on to complete my MBA at Boston College.  Upon graduation, I accepted a position in leasing and property management with a large commercial development company specializing in new office building, retail, and warehouse construction.  After several years, I found that I missed working in the residential sector and returned to residential sales with Coldwell Banker.  The building boom of the early 2000’s was just starting and I was excited to have the opportunity to work on several residential development projects as an on-site sales agent in Boston and Brookline.  Once the projects were completed, I returned to residential sales winning many top sales awards and helping investors, relocation clients, first-time homebuyers, upsizers, and downsizers buy, rent or sell in the Boston area.  Each transaction and every client has been its own unique journey and I have enjoyed helping and meeting so many wonderful people!

Testimonials

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Madeline Struebing

I have had the pleasure of working with Melissa on both the purchase and, years later, sale of my single family home home in Dorchester. Melissa is detail-oriented, exceptionally knowledgeable and focused on securing the best outcome for her clients. She goes above and beyond to make the experience as efficient and seamless as possible. I recommend her beyond a doubt and couldn’t be more happy to have her guidance and knowledge throughout the real estate process.

October 31, 2019
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Terry and Tucker Aufranc

Deland Real Estate was a pleasure to work with from the inception of deciding to sell our home until the final day of the sale. Melissa Deland, with her partner, Jan Boyce, offered us their incredibly good advice throughout this process. Communicating with us in timely emails, texts, and phone calls kept us well informed on a daily basis as to how the sale was progressing. We have sold many houses over the past 50 years. This experience with Deland Real Estate was the best one we have ever had. I will happily recommend this team to all of my friends and family.

October 8, 2019
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Casey and Cecily

We have had three wonderful experiences working with Melissa (2 as buyers, 1 as sellers) during which she has been upbeat, organized, super responsive, deeply knowledgable of the Boston-area market, and, ultimately, greatly successful in meeting our needs. We have recommended her before and would unequivocally do so again!

July 12, 2019
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Jamaal and Matthew Sebastian-Barnes

Melissa is AMAZING! We essentially asked her to move the sun, sky and moon to find us the perfect home that we could move into within a month, and she delivered in spades. We relocated from California to Massachusetts and had the keys to our beautiful new home within two days of arriving. If you're ever looking to purchase in Massachusetts we highly recommend her. Thanks, Melissa!

July 8, 2019
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Charlotte Herrmann

I received very poor advice from a previous realtor resulting in my home not selling. Then my neighbors recommended Melissa as she had helped them both buy and sell. Working with her resulted in my home selling after only one open house. She was in constant contact with me throughout the process and answered all of my questions. She had all the knowledge and experience I needed. I would absolutely recommend her to any seller!

June 26, 2019
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Kiran and Eric

We had a complicated situation where we were tasked with getting our dream home and trying to sell our old home, in a very short amount of time, in a less than optimal time of the year. Melissa gave us honest assessments of our options and helped us on both sides of the transaction. As a result, we feel that we got our dream home at the lowest possible price and received the best outcome on our sale. Thanks, Melissa!

June 20, 2019

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