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Meet the Team

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When finding the perfect place to call home, or selling your current home, it is important to have someone to help you through each step. Your realtor should be someone that you can rely on. They are going to be with you on this journey and you should choose someone that you trust. As a seasoned real estate professional, I understand that buying or selling is more than just a transaction: it’s a life-changing experience.  A house isn’t just a house, it’s a home where memories are made and cherished. That’s why I am dedicated to providing exceptional, personalized service for all of my clients. I build my business one relationship at a time and my philosophy is, IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU! This is your journey! I will work tirelessly on your behalf, my clients come first. I pledge to be in constant communication, keep you fully informed throughout the entire process and I believe that if you’re not left with an amazing experience, I haven’t done my job. I don’t measure success through achievements or awards but through the satisfaction of my clients. My experience, skill set, and Key Team will ensure a smooth buying or selling experience. I look forward to helping you move onto your next chapter of your life. I look forward to working with you!

Growing up in NH with a family in the industry, I always knew Real Estate would be where I ended up. I studied business at the University of New Hampshire and graduated in 2012 with my Bachelors in Business Management with a focus in marketing. During that time I met my amazing and supportive husband, and my life path quickly changed when he commissioned into the Army shortly after school. We got a taste of life outside New England when the military stationed us all around the country. Over the years we got a taste of the hospitable and lovely Southern Alabama at Fort Rucker, the beauty of North Carolina at Fort Bragg, back to what had become a second home in Alabama for another short stay and then our last duty station was a bit of culture shock in the lively and wonderful city of El Paso, TX at Fort Bliss. Having 3 incredible children in 3 different states and surviving two deployments with a spouse overseas was quite the adventure. When my husband decided to retire from the military, there was no question that we would be heading back to New England and finally settled down where it all began in NH.

Being a real estate agent is truly my passion and my goal is to make my clients as comfortable as possible during the process. I have the knowledge, experience and an amazing team behind me to make your buying and selling dreams a reality. Contact me today to get started!

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Why Me?  Besides all-star customer service, tech-savvy marketing, and a go-getter attitude, I'm a Southern New Hampshire native and a current Merrimack Valley Massachusetts resident.   As part of the Key Realty team, I specialize in helping families buy and sell on the MASS/NH stateline.  I'm licensed in both states so whether you are looking to move up or move down, I'm ready to assist you!

Why Key Realty Team at Leading Edge?  We're unlike any other brokers with our bespoke Consumer Protection Plan that protects sellers and buyers like no other company while avoiding 99% of potential issues that can arise during a real estate transaction.  That's what sets us apart from all the other competitors, plus, our in-house graphic design team is ready to make your home the star of the show at no additional cost!  Our strategies to get deals closed are currently outpacing the market.  Don't get left behind!

Contact me for a risk-free Buyer or Seller Info Session and I guarantee to introduce you to the future of Greater Boston Real Estate.

Shelly Szmyt is an entrepreneur, REALTOR ®, investor, and


She's also funny (check out her videos). If you're looking for a real estate professional who doesn't sugar coat things, Shelly is your person. Her no-nonsense approach will give you the confidence you need to make the best, most informed decision for your home buying and selling experience.

Having grown up, lived, and worked in Massachusetts and Southern NH her entire life, Shelly is well-versed in the market and the unique local communities.

Shelly possesses an enthusiasm and passion for real estate, unlike most others. She anticipates client's needs and solves problems before they arise, and thrives in providing the best possible service, support, and negotiating chops they need to reach their real estate dreams.

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 After many years working in various marketing and management roles in the banking industry, Patty reinvented herself, applied her business savvy and leadership skills, and leaped into real estate.  

As one colleague noted, Patty has “a balanced approach to solving problems and attention to detail.”  These words describe 2 “must-haves” in a real estate professional as moving is one of the most stressful events in a person’s life. 

As a former brand marketer, Patty has the experience and know-how to package, present and price any home to optimize its equity. Her knowledge in real estate lending adds another layer of expertise and value to her clients.

Originally from Lowell, Patty resides in Dracut, where she and her husband, Ed, raised their now grown family.   

A native of Idaho, Christen has called Nashua her home since 2004. Christen fell in love with real estate when she joined RE/MAX Innovative Properties as an administrative assistant in 2004. It wasn’t long before she knew that helping people find their perfect home is in her DNA.

Since then, she has helped hundreds of buyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals. Christen is known for her responsiveness, problem-solving skills, and exceptional communication skills.

Here’s what one client had to say, “Christen walked us through every step of the process and never let a single question go unanswered. She was extremely thorough, quick to respond, and transparent with us throughout the entire process.”

Christen is a big believer that her role is to listen well and provide the best possible service. It’s about the client, after all.

When she’s not selling real estate, she spends time with her kids and friends on road trip adventures, beach or lake, biking, hiking, and thoroughly enjoying the outdoors—interested in an unknown fact about Christen? She’s a writer and has published a young adult novel and a short story.

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If anyone understands what it means to provide exceptional customer service, it's Sarah. Client service is in her blood…literally. She grew up working in her family's restaurants until she herself became an owner. Sarah is deeply connected to the community she served and innovated her menu to accommodate the growing need for gluten-free items.

She is a creative problem solver, light-hearted, approachable, and super responsive, which all make for a trusted advisor when looking to make the biggest purchase of your life.

A native of Bedford, NH, Sarah likes to challenge the status quo, and she brings a fresh perspective to the ever-changing real estate industry.

According to Sarah, "In this industry, you have to be agile and remember that is never about you. It's always about the client."

Sarah is a New England girl through and through and takes full advantage of the beautiful landscape it offers.  Running, hiking, playing tennis, and unwinding at the ocean are just a few of her favorite hobbies. In her spare time (what's that?), she loves to hone her voice-over skills (which includes learning different accents) and assist others with organizing and decorating their homes.


Jennifer knows Southern New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts inside and out. Whether buying or selling, she’s thoroughly equipped to provide you with the first-class experience you deserve. Her process starts with the most important aspect of communication: listening. Having grown up on the Massachusetts North Shore and now residing in Hooksett, NH, she has a thorough appreciation for all that Greater Boston—and beyond—has to offer. Jennifer knows that her North Shore & Southern New Hampshire buyers and sellers all have unique goals. She takes a meticulous, thorough, and un-rushed approach to ensure that her clients have a transaction that leaves no detail ignored.

Jennifer attributes her success in large part to her past career coordinating high-profile business functions, weddings, and other events throughout our region. Her passion for the client experience attracted the attention of some of the Boston-area’s foremost hotels, event venues, and restaurants. Her clients needed someone they could count on, and Jennifer delivered. She now brings that same hospitality-minded thoroughness and vigor to her real estate business. Jennifer is proud to provide her clients with access to industry-leading technology and negotiating strategies that only Key Team and Leading Edge can offer. It’s a winning combination that will ensure your success as her client!

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Jessica has been an active member in several of New Hampshire’s communities for well over a decade. Before moving to New Hampshire, she grew up in the Merrimack Valley area of Massachusetts. Whether it was providing food to our Veterans, volunteering her time at school, donating clothes to battered women or raising money for families going through hardships she has always done so with a humble heart.

For the last 6 years she has helped thousands of families throughoutNew England, by protecting their assets with affordable insurance coverage. Her passion for people and leadership skills have helped not only the clients she served but also the people she hired. Jessica was awarded top sales agent 11 out of the 12 months in her first year as a sales agent and her sales team was awarded top sales team 23 other times over the course of 3 years. Her success came from her empowerment through education approach with clients. She strongly believes when the client is educated you don't have to “sell” anything because the client is educated enough to make the right decision. Feeling confident in her leadership abilities Jessica decided to open her own insurance agency. With a goal of developing a self sustaining agency and diversifying her portfolio. In which she has accomplished in just under 2 years. Jessica is excited to be turning her focus toward Real Estate. 

With a passion for service in the community and being a native to New England, Jessica is ready to help you and your family with your home buying and selling needs. As a proud member of the Key Team at Leading Edge Real Estate family, Jessica carries the values of hard work, integrity and outstanding client services into everything she does. Jessica simply wants you to enjoy the process and have you win in the end. 

So where does all this passion and drive come from? 

Losing her father at the age of 13, her mother was left to raise 4 children on her own with no life insurance money left behind. Jessica was forced to enter into the workforce at the early age of 14 to help provide for her family. Working two jobs while attending school is when the foundation of her work ethic and organizational skills began development. She met her husband Nicholas at the age of 16 and married in 2006. They have two sons Evan and Alex. Nicholas is a Union Carpenter located in Boston, MA and also owns a plumbing and heating business servicing MA . Building security, providing for and instilling good values in their sons is what drives Jessica and her husband to work as hard as they do. 

When Jessica isn’t making home ownership dreams come true for her clients she enjoys hiking with her husband and two sons, repurposing furniture, painting, baking, traveling, watching/reading educational content, listening to music, attending community events and catching up with friends.