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Lamacchia Realty is honored to be entering the Springfield Massachusetts market by joining forces with Sears Real Estate.  Over the past few years, Lamacchia Realty’s REALTORS® have been occasionally serving Springfield and the surrounding areas, but this move with Sears Real Estate will make them a main player in the market within a few years.

Lamacchia Realty and Sears Real Estate met on Sunday, April 7th at Lamacchia Worcester to sign closing documents.

“I’m so excited to be finally entering the Springfield market by joining forces with Sears Real Estate and making them a part of Lamacchia Realty. Not only am I super excited to be working with Brian and Kevin Sears, but also Dan Rodriguez, and James Cichetti along with all the REALTORS® at Sears Real Estate. I’m really happy to have had lunch with Brian and both of his parents in Palm beach two years ago simply to catch up and visit with one another. It is an absolute honor and is comforting to me that Paul Sears was aware of this planned acquisition and that he approved of it. I take the legacy that Paul Sears started in 1971 very seriously and I plan to carry it on so that he’s looking down proud of not only his family, but also of me in the years to come.”
“I would like to say from Sears Real Estate, and more importantly from the Paul Sears family, that we are thrilled to join the Lamacchia Realty family. Sears Real Estate was founded and operated for over 50 years on not only helping buyers and sellers but more importantly being an involved and responsible member of the local community. Anthony and Lamacchia Realty live that every day. We are extremely excited to join Lamacchia Realty and continue to be a valued resource for home buyers and sellers for the 50 years. The Lamacchia Realty way of education and providing the necessary tools for their agents are two of the main reasons we have decided to join forces with Lamacchia Realty.”
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Brian Sears
Broker Associate
Sears Real Estate/Lamacchia Realty

Sears Real Estate has been serving the greater Springfield area since 1971 and is a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®.  Originally founded by Paul Sears- Sears Real Estate is now a second-generation family real estate company with a main office in Springfield, MA, and a satellite office in Agawam, MA.

Paul Sears, former Springfield City Councilor, was regarded as a “well-respected REALTOR®, a shrewd businessman, and a dedicated community leader” by current Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno.  Mr. Sears was recognized in 2017 for his outstanding commitment to the community with the Ad Club of Western Massachusetts’ William Pynchon Award

Kevin Sears, Brian Sears, Dan Rodriguez, and Paul Sears when Kevin won MA REALTOR® of the Year in 2006

Kevin Sears, President of NAR

Brian Sears, Kevin Sears, and Dan Rodriguez have been the Brokers for Sears Real Estate, Inc. since Paul’s retirement with Brian Sears as the managing broker. Kevin Sears has spent more than a decade pursuing ambitions with the National Association of REALTORS® and is now the President; a position he will serve in until the end of 2026.  There had been tentative plans for over a year for Lamacchia and Sears to merge before Kevin assumed the presidency. However, in January, Kevin unexpectedly had to step into the role of President sooner than planned, which accelerated the timeline for this acquisition. Even though Brian, Kevin and Dan were the owners, they and Anthony felt it was necessary to make this move with Paul’s blessing, so they talked to him last fall, and he wholeheartedly approved. Unfortunately, Paul passed away at the beginning of March and was unable to see this plan come to fruition but we are sure he is looking down with pride.

“Having first met Anthony in 2010, while I was President of the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS®, I realized how much we had in common. We both shared a passion for our families, our clients, being involved in our communities, understanding the importance of having a solid business plan and advocating for both our industry and the clients we serve. Plus, we both recognized the important role that REALTORS® play in helping people achieve the American Dream. I am very excited to be joining the Lamacchia Realty family and welcome them to Greater Springfield and the Pioneer Valley!”
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Kevin Sears
Broker Associate
Sears Real Estate/Lamacchia Realty

Sears Family with Anthony LamacchiaSears Real Estate operated under the philosophy that ‘Clients Come First’ with constant communication throughout the entire buying and selling process, and by leaving clients with an amazing experience. Client satisfaction was their end goal.  All the agents at Sears Real Estate provide exceptional, personalized service for every client. This outlook is one that aligns with Lamacchia Realty’s and that is why this is a perfect fit.

Anthony Lamacchia has been friends with Kevin and Brian Sears for more than a decade and they have occasionally discussed the idea of Sears Real Estate becoming part of Lamacchia Realty since 2015.  Anthony got to know Paul Sears years back and Anthony always admired him.

Along with Brian, the 16 following agents based in and around Springfield, MA will be joining Lamacchia Realty: Kevin Sears, Pat Sears, Katie Sears Tivnan, Dan Rodriguez, James Cichetti, Amber Bach, Tony Bohn, Mike Carabetta, Carolyn Dancy, Jeff Dubiel, Chris Geoffrion, Hunter Iglesias, Eric Jorgensen, Eileen Lessard Williams, James Roberts Manning, Mary Sainato, and Melissa Schechterle.

“We are so happy to join forces with Sears Real Estate. The Sears Family has built a very well-respected company with an amazing group of leaders and REALTORS®. We look forward to working with Brian and Kevin Sears, Dan Rodriguez, and Jimmy Cichetti to carry on that legacy. We are excited about the opportunities this brings and look forward to leveraging our combined strengths to fuel continued growth and success in the future.”

Sears officeLamacchia Realty plans to continue to use the Sears Real Estate name along with Lamacchia Realty for at least a year during the branding transition as the Sears name is so well known.  Lamacchia has already begun to deploy its very aggressive marketing campaign to dramatically boost the Company’s market reach in the region and to help add more top-rated REALTORS® to the Springfield office. The marketing plan features, television ads that already started running this past week on WWLP-22, billboards on the Mass Pike and other major roadways, social media posts, postcards, newspaper ads, and much more. 

This marks Lamacchia Realty’s fourth acquisition in Massachusetts in the past 9 months with the prior acquisitions in Falmouth with Foley Real Estate, Fall River with Right Choice Real Estate, and Seekonk with Keystone Property Group. Lamacchia Realty is excited to bring on even more REALTORS® in Central Massachusetts and Connecticut in the weeks and months to come.

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