Alyssa is an accomplished Greater Boston Area Realtor® who discovered her passion for Real Estate when she bought her first home in 2013. From there on out, she wanted to learn everything that she could about buying and selling homes. After immersing herself in the education and training at Lamacchia Realty, she could ensure that she would be able to support her clients’ needs whether it was their first home purchase or their fifth home sale.
She has lived in various areas of Massachusetts including Metrowest, Boston and she currently resides in Waltham so she has a well rounded understanding of a number of different areas. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management from Johnson & Wales University in Providence where she learned that client service skills are of utmost importance. Her goal when working with any client, is to make the process of buying or selling real estate as seamless as possible.
Outside of Work I Enjoy:
“Traveling has to be my favorite pastime as I love to learn about different cultures and eat, eat, eat! It’s great to get out of your comfort zone once in a while and come back completely refreshed!”
Do You Have Any Pets?:
“We rescued a lab/husky mix who is a ball full of energy. He’s kind of like my co-worker at this point.. the kind of co-worker who wants to take breaks all the time and go for walks!”
Favorite Part of My Job:
“My favorite part of my job has to be when I get to exceed my client’s expectations. It could be giving the call that they won a bidding war against 20+ offers (without breaking the bank!) or that they sold their house for far more than they ever thought possible. When your client truly trusts that you’re truly going to go above and beyond to do a fantastic job for them, the possibilities are endless.”
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING
The experience my wife and I had working with Alyssa Spear O'Grady, Realtor-Lamacchia Realty, Inc was Top Notch. There are so many things that go into the process of viewing houses and towns and I can tell you from day 1 we never felt Alyssa was going to "force" the wrong situation on us. We would sit and grab a coffee and describe what we were looking for and she would help bring to our attention things we never would have considered. We fell in love with a house and Alyssa worked tirelessly around the clock to make sure that we were getting our offers and counter-offers in. Alyssa's expertise shined throughout the process from asking hard questions to the owners as well as helping us get the best deal. All the way through the home inspection and beyond Alyssa was always early, always responsive, and showed that she cared about delivering the best house for us. I couldn't say enough good things about the home buying process with her. If you're looking to buy or sell and you want to know you're in good hands, then I'd spend some time with Alyssa, it wouldn't take more than a couple minutes to know she is the best at what she does!
Alyssa Spear O'Grady was a dream to work with. She does a great job of demystifying the process of looking for and purchasing a home. I was really nervous to start the process because I felt like I didn't know anything. Alyssa gave me all of the information I needed and made me feel really confident about what I was doing. She has great recommendations for people to work with such as a mortgage broker, lawyer, inspector, etc. All of the people she recommended were just as great as she was, which was such a bonus! She's extremely attentive and responded to all of my questions, no matter how ridiculous, quickly. She's very knowledgeable about the market and was spot on with her estimates of home prices, etc. She did an amazing job negotiating the sale price of our home. What I think sets her apart from other realtors is her positive and upbeat attitude. It is infectious and was so helpful when the process got a little stressful. I am recommending Alyssa to all of my friends, many of whom are first time home buyers because she made the process as easy as it could be. I would also feel comfortable having Alyssa sell my home in the future. I can't recommend her enough!
My husband and I worked with Alyssa from Lamacchia Realty when we were looking to buy our first home. We only had a vague idea of what we needed to do to get preapproved for a mortgage and start our search. Alyssa made the entire process so seamless, it made us feel like we were experts. Not only did Alyssa really listen to our list of wants/needs for a new home, but she also gave us advice on what to expect when walking into showings and open houses. When we were ready to make an offer, she gave us her full attention and helped us develop a strong strategy for making the offer, as well as working in overdrive on a Saturday to make sure we got our offer in and were putting our best foot forward. Throughout the process, Alyssa put us in touch with a great team of people that made the home buying process seem so easy! From the inspection, to the mortgage, to home insurance, to working with the real estate lawyer – everyone made sure we were on top of our checklist and nothing fell through the cracks.
We truly couldn’t be happier with the home buying experience we had with Alyssa and her team, and would recommend her to anyone! We’ll definitely be working with Alyssa again in the future.
From 10 minutes after I first e-mailed Alyssa Spear O'Grady (that's how quickly she got back to me!) to the final walk through and beyond, Alyssa was an absolutely wonderful agent to work with. Not only is she kind and friendly (an added bonus in a sometimes competitive field!), but she's incredibly knowledgeable, experienced, and professional.
When I first started looking to buy, I was using a different agent service, and I never felt like a priority or that my offers were being constructed to win out in such a highly competitive market. When I switched to working with Alyssa, the approach she took and the personal attention she gave were a complete 180 from where I was before. Alyssa knew the ins and outs of the local Boston market, helping me think about everything I needed to consider, the pros and cons of different offer contingencies, and ultimately how to construct an offer that was competitive, but that I was also comfortable with. Ultimately, I got my offer accepted on a wonderful condo that I'm almost certain I wouldn't have won without her expertise and assistance.
In addition, Alyssa's has a wide network of people in the business that she works with often and who all respect her greatly. She was therefore able to refer me to so many helpful people that I worked with throughout the offer, financing, inspecting, and closing process. This is a testament to her knowledge, her experience, and how pleasant it is for everyone, from all sides, to work with her.
Without a doubt, I would recommend Alyssa to anyone looking to buy a home!
Working with Alyssa Spear O'Grady was a great experience for my fiancé and I as first time home buyers. After deciding to move forward with buying a home we gave Alyssa a call. She was super helpful and informative from the first phone call onward. Throughout the process she was great at guiding us and knowing exactly what we needed to do and when we needed to do it. “On top of it” is a phrase that comes to mind while we were working with her (not overbearing mind you)… mix that with her positive attitude and congenial personality and it was a great fit for us! I would absolutely, 100%, recommend her for anyone buying a home!
Alyssa O'Grady is an honest, responsive, and hardworking agent and a pleasure to work with! She patiently helped us navigate a very hot market, through ups and downs & many offers. As first time homebuyers, we felt a little out of our league at the beginning of the process, but Alyssa made sure we had all the right tools and was available night and day to answer our questions and concerns. She helped us to see ALL aspects of a property and to think about the long-term. Alyssa also has a fantastic network of professionals that she connected us with, from mortgage lenders to real estate lawyers. I would recommend her to all of my friends and family in a heartbeat.
Earlier this year I was tasked with selling the condo I was living in (owned by my brother) and simultaneously finding one to purchase. I had absolutely no idea where to start and given I was buying by myself I wanted to work with someone who was patient with the steep learning curve of a first-time buyer, compassionate about my level of anxiety throughout the process and able to explain clearly each step of the way what I was supposed to do. Alyssa fulfilled all of these qualities and more. Upon meeting, Alyssa’s energy gave me confidence that I could manage his process and she assured me that she was there for anything I needed – and she certainly was. Alyssa is very knowledgeable, patient and best of all incredibly savvy in what she does – from tips and tricks to make the process easier and to get the home you want – Alyssa knows them! I have referred friends to work with her and highly recommend anyone looking to buy a condo or house to get Alyssa on your team!
I worked with Alyssa Spear O'Grady, she was my buyers agent, for over 2 years. Although it was a long and frustrating journey, due to the market and constant bidding wars, Alyssa made it all so easy. She was available all the time for my questions, and trust me I had plenty. She was supportive through the few anxiety stricken moments I had. She walked me, a first time home buyer, through the process of buying a home and assisted me through the entire process. After 2 years she helped me buy a home that was just perfect for me and that I loved. She was just amazing! I would recommend her to anyone who is looking to buy a home, especially if you know nothing about it like me. Alyssa is a great resource to have by you, and was a amazing buyers agent for me! Simply put she is the best!!!
Alyssa O'Grady is AMAZING! I first met her in 2016 when I was purely looking into buying a home. It was clear I was not ready financially or mentally to purchase a home but she did not push me to the side. She listened and talked with me about the process of purchasing a home. About 14 months later I emailed her when I had saved up my down payment and was more serious about purchasing a home. I figured she would have no idea who I was but she remembered exactly who I was!
Above and far, far beyond. I worked with Alyssa during the first few month of 2018 and she far exceeded expectations. There were two special circumstances which really demonstrated how amazing of a realtor Alyssa is. First, I was living abroad throughout the entire process and second, she helped find another property for my sister who was living in my condo. Needless to say, Alyssa faced quite the challenge between selling my place and finding a new property for my sister to move in to.
Alyssa's knowledge of the market and her ability to coordinate the entire operation (with me, the seller, living abroad) was nothing short of spectacular. She remained in constant communication with me while scheduling the listing, the necessary certifications, all the showings and even connecting me with local attorneys. All of this while simultaneously helping my sister find her own property and try to time the sell of my condo with the purchase of hers.
Alyssa managed to coordinate and time everything perfectly! I had an offer on my condo after the first showing and she helped my sister (a first-time homeowner) find a beautiful home. Alyssa is a dedicated real estate professional who takes the time to understand her clients situation and do everything in her power to ensure the process runs smoothly. I would highly recommend Alyssa to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a property in the greater Boston area.
I closed on my first home in December after working with Alyssa O'Grady, and I couldn't have asked for a better guide to help me through the process. She's a great listener who took the time to understand what my girlfriend and I were looking for in a home, and was patient with us while working hard to share lots of options until we found the perfect spot! She was consultative in identifying pro's AND con's of the properties we checked out based on our needs so we could make educated decisions that we felt confident about. She also has a great network in the industry which helped simplify my closing process for me. I highly recommend working with Alyssa, thanks for making my first home-buying experience a painless one!
We worked with Alyssa Spear O'Grady and could not be any happier with our experience. Alyssa took the time to get to know our family and properly connect us with listings that not only met our physical requirements but also our social interests. Alyssa was almost immediate with replys to our questions and made each step of the long process clear and anticipated; no surprises or issues with the buying process! Beyond her clear experitise, Alyssa is a wonderful person to spend time with, and we never felt like we were wasting time looking around...we loved talking with her and building a friendship! Thanks so much for a great experience, we cannot reccomend Alyssa enough.
When choosing a real estate agent, you want someone who you can trust, someone who really understands what your needs are and someone who is going to do their very best for you. Alyssa Spear O’Grady possesses all of these qualities, and many others which we didn’t even realize were so important at the start. Not only did Alyssa ultimately help get us into our forever home, but she was literally on top of everything for us. She maintained a calm demeanor during what proved to be at times a nerve racking experience for me. She took the time to explain everything and make suggestions, but she never overstepped any boundaries. Alyssa was patient with my husband and me during our search and if he and I became frustrated or veered off course, Alyssa was always this pillar for us. She remained positive, listened to us and guided us in this way where she really helped us to realize exactly what it was that we were looking for. Alyssa was extremely thorough and prompt in returning calls/texts/ emails. Her correspondence always clear and carried a very friendly undertone, which made me feel extremely comfortable with her. Alyssa’s contacts were so important to us! She recommended our lending company, real estate lawyer, and inspector. They all were amazing to work with each one of them spoke very highly of Alyssa. So important. Alyssa’s warm and inviting personality helped us develop positive interpersonal relationships with all of these people. Even the seller and her agent enjoyed working with Alyssa. Her happy, pleasant manner had a positive impact on everyone. I really can’t say enough about how wonderful Alyssa is and my family and I feel so extremely fortunate for having had her on our side during our first home buying experience! She knew the ins and outs of the market, had the necessary tools in her contacts, and genuinely cared about helping to bring our dreams to fruition. Thank you, Alyssa!!
Me and my husband recently closed on a condo with Alyssa Spear O'Grady's help. She was absolutely incredible! She’s super-responsive, very timely and precise with her communication. She is super-patient with all your questions, and is always there when you need her. To say that she went above and beyond what’s expected of her would be an understatement - she even helped us get city permits for some external work that we needed done and gave us invaluable inputs as regards homeowner’s insurance, and utilities setup. She always provided us with the information to make decisions. Everything was always mine and my husband’s decision, and she would provide an input if we asked her, but she never pressurized us in any way. Her biggest contribution to us was making the entire process totally stress-free.
It was great fun working with her. She is impressively knowledgeable of the real estate market, and is always ready with answers to questions you may have. She is great to hang out with as well. She is everything we’d hoped our realtor would be and so much more!!! Completely Awesome. We highly recommend her!
This summer we closed on a new condo with the help of Alyssa Spear O'Grady and the team at Lamacchia Realty. Alyssa is a phenomenal realtor - we cannot recommend her enough! This was our first home-buying experience so not only were we newbies with lots of questions, but I'm also extremely type-A so anyone we worked with had to be very attentive to detail and responsive. Alyssa was exceptionally professional, organized and proactive throughout the entire process, a great listener who really understood our needs and wants, and who kept us informed at every step so we weren't waiting and wondering. You truly feel as if you're her only client. We were also very impressed with the rest of the Lamacchia team and every partner they recommended, from our mortgage broker to legal counsel to home inspector (all who clearly love working with Alyssa as well). We felt nothing but confidence in Alyssa's abilities from the very first meeting. We couldn't be happier with our new home and with the journey we took to get here! And we owe that all to Alyssa and Lamacchia Realty!
My wife and I were looking to sell our condo and purchase our first home. After a thorough spin through local realtors on Zillow, Lamacchia Realty stood out as the top choice with it's near perfect rating and sheer number of satisfied clients.
After a pleasant chat with an associate, we were matched up with Alyssa Spear O'Grady.
Our first time meeting her at our condo could not have gone better. She was very friendly and she was able to explain the home selling process in a way that made total sense. What was an overwhelming process to us at first, got broken down into digestible, bite-size steps. Alyssa was there for us from the initial listing to the final sale. We were always able to contact her and she was always there for us when we had a question.
I'd like to specially point out her understanding when she stuck with us when I ended up getting laid off while our house up for sale. She reassured me, we worked out a game plan, and once I found a job again, we ended up selling the house shortly after for a great price. What could have been a disaster, ended up only being a minor speed bump on what was an otherwise smooth road to a sale.
My wife and I are really thankful for all the guidance and help Alyssa provided along the way. We highly recommend her and Lamacchia Realty.
I have always had a great experience with Lamacchia Reality! They are a very well put together team of realestate agents. This is my third time I worked with them. My family has used Lamacchia realestate atleast 12 times. They are awesome! Recently I had Alyssa O'grady as my realestate agent. She found me a property exactly what I was looking for. She is very professional and the Best realestate agent! I'm looking forward to working with Alyssa again in the future!
We had an excellent experience with Lamacchia Realty in what can be a very stressful process - buying your first home! Especially in Metro West! and in our price range! Needless to say, our agent, Alyssa, had her work cut out for her! She handled our nervousness, stress, and hopes beautifully as she helped us wind our way through so many open houses and showings - I can't keep count! Alyssa always knew which questions to ask, where to dig deeper, and how to help us get clearer on what we really wanted. We are so happy in our new home and it's all because of how comfortable Alyssa made us feel and how helpful she was in making the home become ours! Lamacchia is outstanding - you won't be disappointed.
Alyssa at Lamacchia was absolutely wonderful. She understood just what we would need as we considered moving out of the city and into the burbs. She was so incredibly patient, supportive, thorough, and knowledgeable. We would not be so happy in our new home if it weren't for her tireless work in making it happen!
We wanted to let Anthony Lamacchia know how wonderful it was to work with Alyssa Spear O'Grady. We had a difficult sale and Alyssa was extremely knowledgeable, professional, and helpful. She is an amazing asset to your organization and when we are ready to buy we would love to work with Alyssa again. Everyone we worked with at Lamacchia was great and we are very happy with our experience.