On Monday, June 15, 2020, Anthony Lamacchia was awarded The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® Private Property Rights Award. This prestigious award honors a REALTOR® who exemplifies hard work and commitment to government affairs affecting REALTORS® and the real estate profession. The award is typically presented at the REALTOR® Day on Beacon Hill to a MAR member who commits their time, passionately, to the betterment of the profession through continuous advocacy, efforts to understand legislative issues, and involvement in government affairs and the REALTOR® Political Action Committee. This year, the award was presented to Anthony at his home by Peter Ruffini, the 2019 recipient of this award.
“This award was created in 2011 by MAR to recognize the outstanding achievements of a Massachusetts REALTOR® or staff member who has been dedicated and supportive of the mission of all levels of the REALTOR® association surrounding the rights of the public who enjoy homeownership. An individual who is a leader by example who has contributed countless time and energy to Government Affairs RPAC and continues to demonstrate his or her passion for the preservation of private property rights. A REALTOR® who doesn’t just talk the talk but walks the walk day in and day out. This year’s recipient has been very involved for a very long time, he’s been pretty instrumental in my involvement here at Government Affairs, he’s one to always share his thoughts never hide his feelings and always fights the good fight…“ – Amy Wallick, Chair Government Affairs Committee, MAR Virtual REALTOR® Day on Beacon Hill
“I always say my biggest regret since getting into the real estate business in 2004 was not getting involved with the association and advocacy right from the beginning. Looking back, I’m so glad I did with the encouragement of several friends in the business and I have enjoyed all the work that I have done. It’s an honor to be recognized with the people who have won this award before me. Thank you.” – Anthony Lamacchia, 2020 recepient of the MAR Private Property Rights Award
Anthony is involved and committed to advocating for homeownership, real estate development, and tax policies related to real estate and fellow REALTORS®. This passion has brought him to Washington, D.C. multiple times to meet with both members of Congress, members of the Senate, and various regulatory agencies to defend homeownership, distressed homeowners, and mortgage lending.
Anthony serves on many committees and groups within the REALTORS® organization on local, state, and national levels. He has been a member of the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors since 2013, served on the Government Affairs Committee since 2012, and served as Chair of the Committee in 2018. Anthony is periodically involved in training with the National Association of REALTORS® and speaks at other REALTOR® Association events, such as the Florida Association of REALTORS®.
He was a member of the Real Valuations Committee in 2019 and sat on the State & Local Issues Policy Committee for the National Association of Realtors. Anthony has also served on the Greater Boston Association of Realtors Government affairs committee, the Northeast Association of Realtors Education Committee, and the National Association of Realtors® Lending and Finance Committee from 2015 to 2019. In addition, Anthony is a President’s Circle member of the Realtors® Political Action Committee, which gives financial support to members of Congress who support real estate causes. Anthony is also serving as the Greater Boston Association of Realtors RPAC Chairman in 2020 where he will lead the charge in involving more Realtors in RPAC.
In 2018, Anthony was nominated for Inman’s Most Innovative Broker-Owner due to the REAL Training Program and the growing online platform of how-to videos for real estate agents. In January 2020, Anthony was also honored as a Forward Thinking – Futurist in the RISMedia Real Estate magazine and on RISMedia.com for his work in guiding agents to success with the company’s unprecedented training and top of the line CRM platform. Anthony is also often featured on various Boston TV News stations, and in newspapers like the Boston Globe as a Real Estate expert. He is also regularly interviewed and included in other national media outlets including the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post.
The MAR announced Anthony at their virtual REALTOR® Day on Beacon Hill and he will also be recognized at the MAR Awards Night this year, date to be determined.