Dave grew up in Pennsylvania where he graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, Magna Cum Laude, with a focus on finance and economics. He relocated to Massachusetts in 2009 and currently resides in Maynard. He is Manager of Sales for the entire company. In this position he spends all his time overseeing, training, coaching, teaching and advising agents on how to do more business.
He started at the company in the depth of the Real Estate market downfall in early 2010. At first, he was working with banks getting short sales approved. Within a couple of months Anthony realized that Dave is a natural leader, and since that area of the company was growing, Anthony promoted him to run the entire short sale department which eventually grew to six people. That team was the backbone of all the success Lamacchia Realty had with short sales during the real estate crisis and helped 1,500 homeowners.
Then in late 2012, Dave made the move out of that department and into inside sales. He worked the phones for about a year advising home sellers and booking appointments with agents. Then in 2013, Dave began going out and meeting with home sellers himself. He quickly proved yet again that wherever he went he succeeded. From 2013 to 2016, Dave took more listings and sold more homes than anyone in the company. In late 2015, as Anthony was planning to make major management changes and promotions he approached Dave about moving back into management. Now Dave has been promoted to Manager of Sales. He is also known to occasionally attend an appointment with an agent to assist them with their client. Dave is very hands on and never scared to jump in the mix to teach agents how to improve and everyone knows it. Dave is a major player in the company.
Outside of Work I Enjoy:
“Hanging with family & friends, hiking, kayaking, camping, traveling. ”
Do You Have Any Pets?:
“I have a dog (Chuey) and a cat (Lola).”
Favorite Part of My Job:
“I love talking to people, hearing about what we can assist them with, and helping them out.”
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING
Dear friends, The old proverb says that every cloud has a silver lining. My silver lining was the dedicated team of Lamaccchia Realty and Dorner Law. Individually and cumulatively you all pitched in to make an absolutely awful situation manageable. My wife and I and my 16 month old are indebted to your help and resourcefulness…and we can’t thank you enough!!!
Jackie exhibited expert real estate sales counsel during the entire duration of each of the transactions. Through the ups and downs of the emotional roller coaster of a transaction of this magnitude, she steered us through the pitfalls and kept focused throughout, i.e. eyes on the prize: “a sale”. She was always a phone call or email away and responded promptly to my calls and emails.
Anthony Lamacchia- provided relief to a terrible setback of epic proportions. At one point, we had a willing and able buyer fully signed/executed contract along with the bank's approval but met resistance from the investors FannieMae…therefore no deal. Anthony pressed on with others and used every legal resource and maneuvering until he was able to sway them to do the right thing and get too close.
Adam Pasciscia- captured the property in its best light to help entice buyers. His expert photography of the property highlighted its strong points and minimized its weaknesses visually, a feat in and of itself. It’s worth saying he kept his composure while encountering difficult tenants. He stood firm with his pricing assumptions and had empirical data to support his findings.
Angela Walker- provided superior management of the listing and the closing. Any unexpected wrinkles were quickly ironed out. All deadlines were met on time and there were no hiccups at the closing.
DORNER LAW TEAM Hillery Dorner- exhibited her well-honed real estate skills throughout the entire transaction. She offered high-level counsel on very intricate situations specific to my unique needs. Her own personal involvement in real estate investments was priceless and made it extremely easy for us to connect. Her relevant background was instrumental and significantly helped us get too close smoothly and efficiently.
Dave Karoly- Negotiated the most favorable terms possible, exceeding my expectations by far. His superior financial background spoke volumes to my situation. He is a personable professional eager to help. His calm demeanor and wit helped immensely throughout the transaction, especially at the most trying times. He regularly went to bat for his client and negotiated a strong victorious outcome.
Carolyn Benoit- helped immensely with all the intricacies of the purchase and sale agreements. She facilitated smooth communication back and forth with the buyer’s attorney and always kept me in the know. She was instrumental in helping explain the spouses “right of homestead” and helped me work it out for what was best for my situation.
As with the Yin and Yang being complementary, not opposing, forces (as gleaned from Wikipedia); “Interacting to form a whole greater than either separate part; in effect, a dynamic system” I can’t help but see the same symbolism between Lamacchia Realty and Dorner Law. One of Robert Frost’s earliest poems ‘The Road Not Taken’ (line 20) reads ‘And that has made all the difference’, you have all in your own unique way individually and collectively MADE ALL THE DIFFERENCE. Again, I thank you all and wish you all the best of luck in life.
Thankful, grateful, and appreciative – those words just simply cannot truly express what I am feeling regarding the incredible work done by both of your groups in the accomplished sale of my condo. I am thoroughly impressed. You were very professional and at the same time very “human.” There are a number of people to thank. There is Krissy Axon and Angela Walker, Alex Montalto, and Dave Karoly. Everyone named helped me in one way or another and I thank them for their help. And, last but not least, Nora Newhard – I felt completely at ease with Nora who handled the closing side of the whole process. Without hesitation I will always recommend you to anyone who asks. From the core of my being – thank you, very much. It is comforting knowing that there are businesses and professionals dedicated to helping the regular, everyday person.
Anthony, I wanted to take a moment to try to put into words how deeply grateful I am for everything you and your team at Lamacchia Realty and Dorner Law have done to make the sale of my house in Beverly happen. Everyone I have worked with during this process has been wonderful. It was such an amazing experience having so many people that were on my side, pushing to make sure this sale went through. Every time I called with a question or sent an email, I always received a fast response and they always helped to put my frazzled nerves at ease. You have such an extraordinary staff, I hate to leave anyone out because EVERYONE was great, but I am so grateful to you, Alex Montalto and Dave Karoly. Angela Walker was also wonderful in answering every question I had about the process and very understanding about my worries but set me at ease each time. Now that this is all over, I feel like I can breathe again. I can finally move on with my life and start planning my future. It felt like this day would never come, but thanks to Lamacchia Realty, it finally has. Thank you so much for this. My Deepest Gratitude
A note of sincere thanks and appreciation for Lamacchia Realty, Inc. and for the very dear professionals who were involved in the process of the sale of my condo: Thank you dear, wonderful Jackie; thank you, the patient and kind Dave Karoly (whose calm responses reassured me that it will be alright), and thank you, the amazingly competent, sincere, and friendly Hillery Dorner for the final steps, and THANK YOU to each and everyone working at this connection whose names regretfully I have missed to note during this chaotic situation of my life…THANK YOU ALL!!! With a heart full of recognition and appreciation for the help and the honest approach I experienced during the sad situation of the sale of my condominium, I would like to express my sincere thanks to Lamacchia Realty, Inc! It was the professional, sincere, capable, honest, and wise approach by the professionals at Lamacchia Realty, Inc, and specifically the continuous support and assistance by Jackie on day to day basis, the legal explanations by Dave Karoly, and at the end through the smooth (and as painless as possible) approach by lawyer Hillery Dorner (whose help and support I would never forget) that made a difference in how I would survive this period. I will always be thankful to them. From the beginning to the end I felt having sincere friends who knew exactly what to do to make the sale process successful and as little as possible painful to me. Once again thank you all, Best regards
During my initial meeting at their Waltham office with Dave Karoly, my concerns were eased as Dave thoroughly explained the process. Their confidence, experience, and highly successful track record gave me renewed confidence. What really sets Lamacchia Realty apart from others (and can’t be underestimated) are their strong connections and contacts with the major lenders. I especially want to thank Dave Karoly. I also want to thank Hillery Dorner, Angela Walker and Kristen McCarthy, for their hard work and timely communications. Working with LR exceeded my expectations. They are a valuable resource for anyone considering the sale of their property.
Lamachia Realty Staff, We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to your company and all your staff who have helped sell my house. Your dedication and commitment to making sure your client is satisfied and well informed made a huge impact on me. We never thought we would sell this house due to its condition but you made it happen. We will surely recommend your company to whoever we know who will undergo this stressful situation. You have provided me with tremendous emotional support and made sure everything was done in the right way and in all fairness. I have been spreading the word of how great your company has been to us in this life changing event. We would like to take this opportunity to especially thank Dave Karoly, Nora Newhard, Carolyn Benoit, and Cheryl of Dorner Law Office who have kept me updated and always ready to answer my questions and help me undergo this stressful process and made it easier. Thank you to Sarah as well for giving me a gift on behalf of Lamacchia Realty, which, by the way, I should be the one giving you a thank you gift. Sincerely Yours
Sir, I am writing this in regards to Angela Walker, Dave Karoly, and especially Krissy Axon. I came to your office about 4 months ago to sell my house. Today, the closing papers were signed. When I first came to your office, I was prepared for a long and painful process to get my house sold. I could not have been more wrong. Your staff made the process unbelievably easy for me and walked me through every step. I truly felt like they wanted to help me. I especially want to point out how incredible Krissy was through this. I was very ignorant of the whole process when it began and she took the time to answer all my questions and to make sure I understood what was going on. I felt informed through the entire process and comfortable with her suggestions and recommendations. She made me feel as if my house was the only one she was working on. I want to thank you and your staff for making this a successful and stress free (or as stress free as it can be!) experience.
Great to hear from you, yes sir we are scheduled to close on the 29th of Oct, just a couple of weeks away, we are so fortunate for everything you and Jason have done for us, it has been a wonderful experience and we are so looking forward to close on this most beautiful home and start the next chapter of our lives.
David, please know without you and Jason taking the time and making the effort to contact and work with us above and beyond what most people would expect, none of this would have been possible, my family and I are and will always be grateful to the both of you. As I look ahead and wonder how awesome it is going to be to help raise our grandchildren in the most beautiful house I could have imagined, your impact on my family will be felt for years and possibly generations, I don’t know if words can describe what a wonderful thing you have helped us achieve so from the bottom of my heart I want to thank you.
Your most grateful and satisfied customer.
Very impressed with entire process. We loved working with every member of Lamacchia’s team. From Dave Karoly to Jackie Louh, we were thrilled with how easy they made things for us during a very stressful time. Our house was listed on a Friday, we had 8 showings the next day, and we agreed on one by Wednesday! Our house was basically sold in less than a week!
I heard about the company through a radio ad and was skeptical. After several more days of hearing the ad on the radio, I decided to call. The team was quick to have an onsite presence at our home and walked us through the various ways to sell our house. My wife and I were impressed with their team based approach. We had multiple above asking price offers on our home within 48 hours of posting it in February!!! We had an incredible experience! In fact, we recommended them to my in-laws who also ended up receiving offers on their house within days of listing. I can’t say enough about the company.
Jackie Louh of Lamacchia Realty provided me with help and insight throughout the process of selling my condo which was filled with issues and hurdles. These hurdles were always met with a positive attitude and a calming approach (she was positive, not me, I was freaking out haha). I just can’t say enough good things about her, about Dave Karoly, Katie Raines McArdle, Sabrina McGrory, Angela Walker, Anthony Lamacchia, Sarah Chaisson, and everyone else who was involved.
My family and I needed to sell our home in order to relocate. So we decided to go with a reputable and well known group of realtors that, if I do say so myself, lived up to and surpassed their reputation. Not only did they sell my home quickly and with ease, it went under contract in two days for $30,000 over asking! David Karoly was knowledgeable and straight forward. He knew exactly what price point would get the most attention and due to that, we were in a 7 person bidding war. Sabrina McGrory was also extremely helpful in making sure that everything went smoothly and done correctly and fast. I couldn’t have asked for a more experienced and family-like team to work with. Thank you for everything! Melinda N.
To be totally honest, I usually do not believe companies who advertise on TV. Well to my great surprise Dave, Angela, and your company pleasantly surprised me. You could NOT have been more attentive, knowledgeable and helpful on every aspect of this endeavor of selling my house. I have bragged about you and Lamacchia Realty to everyone I know.
Your service was above exemplary, I would need a thesaurus to keep using more praise. I wish your entire staff a Merry Christmas and/or Holiday whichever applies.
To the Lamacchia Realty Team,
I am writing to thank you as I recently closed on the sale of my home. I first reached out to your team at the end of 2010. The market conditions, at the time, were still very poor, especially where my home was located in the central part of the state, in fact, my town had made it onto the “Top ten most depressed cities” in the Commonwealth! Due to several unforeseen circumstances regarding an issue with an irregular property line the closing of the home was delayed for a long, long time! Anthony’s team, and his associates at Dorner Law have worked many hours on the sale of my home and I can say with certainty that this came at a financial loss for the company. Anthony persevered on principle, and that is very uncommon in this day and age.
It still amazes me that I would get a phone call from one of the owners of the company (Anthony) well after normal working hours several times a month to check in with me and answer any questions I had along the way. I cannot say enough about this company. When I say Lamacchia team, it is for a reason. Everyone I had interaction with was top notch; Anthony, Dave Karoly, June Schaufus, Angela Walker, Krissy Axon, Alex Montalto and the entire staff at Dorner Law. They operate as a cohesive unit, and I always felt as if I was their top priority.
Although I prefer to remain anonymous, I can tell you I am absolutely a real person and I would recommend to anyone who may read this letter to trust all your real estate needs to Lamacchia Realty, they are absolutely the best in the business.