Newton and surrounding areas massachusetts real estate company – preservation properties real estate

Preservation Properties has established itself as a well respected, independent real estate firm specializing in the sale and rental fine properties in Newton and surrounding communities. Our approach is local. We pride ourselves on being a business in touch with the personalities and c haracter of the communities we serve. We are committed to maintaining the highest moral and ethical standards. Our dedication to each customer and our pledge of quality customer interaction has earned us a broad base of repeat business.

More people buy at market value than above or below market value. In order to have a smooth transaction, we feel the seller and the buyer need a fair deal. Thus, we work with sellers and their agents to be realistic in pricing and open to reasonable offers compared with the competition.


This helps us get the best value for you, the buyer, even before you walk into your new home. We want to build a long-term relationship with you, one built on trust, mutual respect and fairness.

Ed Lyon has been a full-time Realtor in the Boston area since 1983. Ed opened the doors of Preservation Properties in 1993 and has grown the company the old-fashioned way – one relationship at a time. Along with a growing team of agents, Ed works on a referral basis to serve the needs of his clients. he is happy to be recognized as the first in Newton to earn the EcoBroker designation, enabling him to assist clients in making informed decisions about real estate choices that impact the environment.

"I have worked with Ed Lyon for over a year now. He is selling the 5th property for my family. This is what I MUST say about Ed Lyons: HONEST. UPFRONT. DILIGENT. CARING. VERY PERSONABLE. EXTREMELY FRIENDLY & EXPERIENCED. And he really has the BEST STAFF!! Do yourself and your family a favor and skip the big name companies especially if you want a more personalized and "honest" approach and service. Ed and his team have the skills and they have heart!:)" -Seller, Mt. Vernon Street, Newton

"I have been doing business with Ed Lyon and Preservation Properties for the past 15 years. Ed and staff have always been professional and forthright in my dealings with them. In addition to successfully finding excellent clients for my apartment rentals, they have always followed through the rental process with very accurate and timely skill. I have and will continue to recommend them to other landlords and friends seeking good tenants for their properties." -Newton Rental Property Owner

I started my Real Estate career in the early 80’s working for a prominent condo-conversion developer. I worked in many different areas in many capacities. Traveling from Chestnut Hill, Newton, Brighton, Westborough, Waltham, and West Roxbury, I helped with acquiring, conversion, and property management, as well marketing and on-site sales.

In 1987, I welcomed the best accomplishments of my life – the birth of my twin boys, Ben and David. Now, with my new extremely full time job as Mom, I was very active at Memorial-Spaulding Elementary, Oak Hill Middle, and Newton South High School with PTO, Little League, Lacrosse, and Ski Teams. I’m also a long time member of Mishkan Tefila Synagogue, supporter of the Barry L.Price Ctr. and support the Laura and Cates team for Cystic Fibrosis.

In 1992, I rejoined the Real Estate work force in Brookline and then in 2000, I joined the team at Preservation Properties. I have been working diligently ever since to do the best possible job for all of my buyers and sellers. Whether you are looking for a new property or trying to sell your current property, I look forward to assisting you in the process.

After College my wife, Carol an I entered into the family’s restaurant businesses, the Deli Haus in Kenmore Sq, for 17 years during the 70’s and 80’s, and then to Cappuccino’s in Newton. My restaurant training has been invaluable and has made me very sensitive and attentive to my customers’ needs. This has translated extremely well to real estate as it is a business based on building and maintaining successful relationships. Carol and I have owned a home in Newton for over 30 years where we happily raised our children, Kim and Jeremy.

A realtor for 15 years, I have been employed with Preservation Properties for over 12 years, and attained the level of Vice President in 2003. I consult with clients on both sales and rentals. I am extremely knowledgeable about the sales market in Newton, Boston and Metro West and have been involved in many successful transactions representing both buyers and sellers. I would enjoy the opportunity to speak with you at any time and look forward to exceeding your expectations.

Dmytro is a consummate professional. His success as an agent did not result from selling people houses, instead it was him helping his clients find solutions for the obstacles they encountered in the process. This skill did not come from his education in Suffolk University or Umass in business management, it was through years of experience in different industries. Dmytro has spent most of his life on his startups and managing businesses in e-commerce, retail, medical, high-tech and real estate. Implementing his communication, problem management, and negotiation skills, in his first year he earned the title of top producer for his office . Dmytro has made a high-level commitment to his real estate education, having been mentored and coached by a highly respected real estate broker in the industry. He believes that agent knowledge is not only important for his ability to navigate a real estate transaction, but instead to provide his clients with the information that they need in order to make an informed the decision.

His priority is to provide his clients with the maximum amount of information and the minimum amount of stress during the course of a deal, resulting in intelligent decision making and an outcome that always satisfies the customer. Whether he is representing a large or small transaction he is fully committed to executing the best deal for his residential or investment clients. When representing buyers, his extensive knowledge of neighborhoods, inventory, requirements, comparative analysis, negotiation skills and transaction management set him apart. When working on behalf of sellers, Dmytro’s focus is on accurate property valuation, showcasing properties in his recognizable and signature style with intricate attention to detail, using the highest quality photography and floor plan firms, creative marketing and events to achieve the best results for the property owner.

Known by her clients and colleagues alike for her tenacity and honesty, Lays is also recognized both inside and outside the real estate industry for her exemplary performance, professionalism and the highest ethical standards. She has built a reputation as a hardworking, intelligent and highly personable agent who is committed to providing excellence in brokerage to clients who demand the very best.

Lays started her career in the rental market, giving her a great understanding of value for clients that are looking to make a transition from renting to buying a property. This expertise also makes her an ideal agent for anyone that is looking buy or sell and investment property, as she has an exceptional understanding of profits and expenses that are involved with property investments.

Born and raised in Brazil, Lays credits her humble upbringing and values instilled in her by her parents as being vital to her professional success. In her spare time, Lays loves traveling and learning about new cultures. Her passion for travel and the people she meets along the way, makes her a capable communicator and a pleasure to work with for clients from around the globe.

My Real Estate career began when I was in college leasing apartments in Boston, and selling land for a land development company. I have always loved looking at homes and I am intrigued by the possibilities they present. I was always available when a friend or colleague wanted an opinion on a house the were considering buying or renting even when I took a long hiatus from Real Estate. During this hiatus, I started my own business with my husband. Rather than helping people find houses, I helped them find spouses! We created The Post Club in Newton which was a premier introduction service and event club for professional single people. The service was extremely successful and created 1000’s of marriages and happy clients. When we sold the business I returned to my other career passion which was Real Estate and became involved in all facets of the Real Estate process as assistant to one of Newton’s top Real Estate brokers.

During these 2 years I helped not only sustain her business in a major down turn in the economy, but helped her grow her annual sales in the worst real estate market in years. I began working with Preservation Properties in the summer of 2013. I work with Renters, Buyers and Sellers in and around Newton and the metropolitan Boston area to help them whether they are new to the area, first time home buyers, upgrading or downsizing. My greatest strengths are my business experience and my people skills. I genuinely like, connect with and have worked with clients from all around the world. I listen to their needs, understand the details, explain the real estate process, and negotiate the best deal to help them achieve their Real Estate goals.