The Paragon Team

Why Work With Ordinary?!

Unlike most other agencies, we work as a team. Each agent can count on the assistance and expertise of every other agent on the team. That way, whether you are a seller, a buyer, a landlord, or a tenant, you can rest assured that someone competent and well-qualified will be available to help you at anytime. Our philosophy in working with renters and buyers is to simply show them the very best properties, while taking their needs into careful consideration – there is never any pressure – we are just here to help you find a fantastic home. For sellers and developers, we work tirelessly using innovative marketing with proven results until your property is sold at the best possible price and with the absolute best terms.

For our agents, it is simple – We love what we do and real estate is truly a passion!

Doug Melcher – Principal Broker

Doug Melcher Principal Broker

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Doug is the Principal Broker and founder of Paragon Properties. He attended Northeastern University, Proctor Academy, and The Saddle River Country Day School. Outside of work he enjoys time with his two children, sailing, skiing, live music, and photography.Follow the link for more info about his professional work and services he can offer.
Karin O’Connor – Managing Partner

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As Managing Partner of Paragon Properties and sixteen years in the business, Karin is a gifted leader who brings incredible knowledge and expertise to every experience ensuring that you have a true advocate working for you and that your real estate venture is smooth, successful and exciting!
Sara Cesarski – Office Manager

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Sara is the Office Manager at Paragon Properties and has been with the company for over five years. She graduated from Castleton State College in Vermont with a Bachelors degree in Communications and was a Captain of the Varsity Field Hockey team. Prior to her time at Paragon, Sara spent 10 years excelling in the service industry, which cultivated the friendly customer service professional she is today.
Richard Schultz – Senior Associate

Richard Schultz Senior Associate

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Richard Schultz has been an insider on every angle of Boston Real Estate. He has bought, sold, developed, designed, leased, and marketed it all.From a client’s first apartment out of college to a family’s palatial estate, Richard knows them all. When you want a affable, yet exceedingly professional agent, who can do it all for you….call Richard!.
Gareth Ellis – Real Estate Sales Professional

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Gareth Ellis has been a Real Estate Agent at Paragon Properties since 2009. Gareth comes to the profession from the advertising and design industry, where he worked as a Design Manager for a global advertising firm in Canada.

Gareth loves Boston and wants to help others relocate to this city as well as assist the locals in finding just the right place to plant their roots. Gareth’s international perspective allows him to view the city in a unique light, helping him to facilitate the diverse needs of clients. “Honesty and trustworthiness are my highest goals… I strive to make every client feel appreciated.”

Gareth welcomes the opportunity to assist you in all of your real estate needs. He can be reached directly at 617-981-5261.

Kathleen Dailey – Real Estate Sales Professional

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Kathleen Dailey has been a Real Estate Agent at Paragon Properties LLC since 2007. Born in the Boston area, Kathleen has a lifetime of experience navigating Boston’s streets. She is knowledgeable and comfortable in all of Boston’s neighborhoods as well as the surrounding suburbs.

Her extensive background working with clients and her experience earning her degree makes Kathleen a natural as a real estate agent.

Dona Fraenkel – Real Estate Sales Professional

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Being a Boston native, Dona knows every nook and cranny of this city and all of its unique neighborhoods; she would not live anywhere else. She has experienced personally and professionally what buyers, sellers and renters encounter first hand and will put her knowledge and insight to work for you!

Nina Quinlan – Real Estate Sales Professional

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Incisive, intuitive and experienced, Nina is in touch with clients’ goals and the nuances of the marketplace.Her clients choose her and stay with her because they trust her. They rely on her knowledge base and tenacity in negotiations, and value her empathy and candor.

An avid photographer with a keen eye for design and a degree in DIY, Nina is an owner and preservationist of historic homes and innovative renovator of diverse properties, from Cambridge worker’s cottages to urban lofts.

She is there for you as you navigate choices and problem-solve before and after you buy or sell. Nina will connect you with the home you should have, the community you will call your own, or the buyer you need.

Mike Walsh – Licensed Real Estate Professional

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As a life-long Bostonian, Mike Walsh is intimately familiar with the city and all it’s character (and characters!). Boston has undergone some fantastic changes in the past 20 years, and Mike can help you navigate the entire city, from the converted triple-deckers in Southie to the newest luxury condos in the Back Bay.

Jeff Whitaker – Licensed Real Estate Professional

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A recent transplant to Boston, Jeff joins Paragon with over 10 years real estate experience. From owning his first home at 21 to renovating investment properties and managing two 600-unit luxury rental communities, Jeff brings to Paragon a diverse perspective to the Boston rental landscape. As a former Concierge Director, he takes pride in finding his clients the perfect home and ensuring that each interaction is truly a great experience. He understands the moving process, and with him as your licensed real estate agent, you can expect that he will value your time, listen to your needs and only show you properties that meet them.

AJ Arstamyan – Licensed Real Estate Professional

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AJ Arstamyan is the penultimate Boston insider. AJ was raised in the heart of Boston, The North End. Growing up on a quiet side street in the center of the city has given AJ a unique viewpoint of life in Boston. He understands the city, knows every street in town, and has knowledge of Boston, and outsider could never achieve.

Tom Brooks – Licensed Real Estate Professional

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Enjoying a fruitful career in the hospitality industry as a “Best of Boston” caterer and as a private estate yacht chef for prominent families on the east coast, Tom has developed a keen ability to recognize his clients needs and takes pleasure in building trusted and lasting relationships and sharing his knowledge of the city and all of the special nuances Boston and it’s neighborhoods have to offer.

Tom Brooks brings a fresh perspective to Paragon Properties. A former Cordon Bleu of Paris chef, Tom is now focusing on renting and selling the luxurious homes he has cooked in and for over the last 30 years!

Andy Doherty – Licensed Real Estate Professional

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Andy was born and raised just outside of Boston. Attending college in the city, he has lived in several Boston neighborhoods over the past 7 years, learning the ins and outs of each. Andy sees Boston as the continuously developing city that it is, experiencing first hand the growth of several of its neighborhoods. Both pride for his hometown and determination to be part of the future of Boston drive Andy’s work ethic in Real Estate.
Kayla Carden – Real Estate Professional

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Kayla Carden is a recent Emerson College graduate who will work tirelessly to find you your new home or apartment. With a deep customer service skillset and solid listening skills, Kayla has come out of the gate at Paragon with a bang. Leading her peer group in high end rentals, and now starting her career selling real estate.
Irma Gutosic – Real Estate Professional

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Irma moved to Boston in 1996 from Bosnia. Boston being The most European city in America helped with that transition. Irma quickly came to know this is her home, a home she loves. Whether she is walking the beach in Revere, where she first lived here, or working on her own home in Quincy where she resides now, Irma is at home with Boston and it’s great people. Irma knows the North Shore, the South Shore and all of the urban wonderlands in between!.