realtor nancy frates with anthony lamacchia, announcement about nancy joining Lamacchi Realty Florida

September 7, 2022– Lamacchia Realty is thrilled to announce the inception of Lamacchia Florida Consulting Services for New England-based clients. This will serve clients interested in either relocating or purchasing a second home in Florida but need further guidance on which area is best based on their desired lifestyle and priorities.

With so many options, purchasing in Florida can be overwhelming as the state offers many desirable elements to those looking for a home. Gulf side or Atlantic? South or north? Near an airport? On a golf course or near the popular and bustling city centers? Do you need access to the beach for boating? A condo in a high rise or a single family in a community? These questions are just the beginning of what buyers need to answer to be fully prepared to make a move.  

Lamacchia Realty and North Shore native who was a Realtor for many years turned Florida snowbird, Nancy Frates joined forces to design this program to advise buyers interested in learning more about Florida real estate by providing seminars in both Massachusetts and Florida, property tours, and one-to-one consulting sessions either in person or virtual.

The Florida Consulting Services led by Nancy will educate buyers so they are able to fully prepare themselves to make the smartest move, thereby fortifying the Florida division of the growing Lamacchia Relocation department.  Florida is Lamacchia’s number one outgoing state for relocations and second home purchases which is why the company opened a Florida branch location in 2020

L to R: Shane Bronson, Jackie Louh, Nancy Frates, Anthony Lamacchia, and Sarah Hatch

Nancy Frates’ career in real estate compounded with her long-standing residency in both the Boston area and in Florida, makes her the perfect candidate to run this program on behalf of Lamacchia Realty. As the proud mother of Pete Frates, ALS patient, and for whom the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was inspired and raised $220 million in 2014, Nancy Frates is an ALS Advocate turned world-renowned keynote speaker.  Prior to that, she was an entrepreneur, corporate trainer, business coach, REALTOR in the North Shore of Massachusetts, and Manager of a Real Estate office. 

“I have to give credit where its due. Nancy reached out to me with this idea and vision and from reading her very first email I knew she would add a lot to our relocation team. Her vision in that first email without us ever having talked about my long-term vision for Lamacchia operating in Florida was so similar to mine it was almost scary. She is an encyclopedia of information about moving to or buying a second home in Florida. She has already had a big impact on the depth of our Florida content. She will really be able to help guide our clients and our Realtors with their clients who are interested in a home in Florida. I am excited to have her with us. She adds a lot to our already impressive relocation department”.
Nancy and Pete Frates

Nancy has been traveling back and forth from the Northshore of Boston to South Florida for almost two decades and in that time has become an expert in the various regions along with the ins and outs of snowbirding and relocating to the state of Florida. Her vast knowledge in communications, consulting, and real estate will all come together in service of Lamacchia clients looking for guidance on this transaction. As the Chief Florida Consultant for this program, buyers will attend the offered seminars in tandem with individualized consulting services to pinpoint the exact location and purchase process that fits their unique needs.

"Life can take you in many different directions and our journey has done just that. Today, we are blessed to have downsized and own a condo on the North Shore for beautiful New England summer and fall and a condo in Southwest Florida to enjoy the sun in winter! All of my personal and professional experiences have brought me to this point. I know those who are ready to embark on a new chapter of some form in Florida feel overwhelmed at the many decisions that need to be made. Lamacchia Florida Consulting services is comprised of a team that is determined to help and I’m excited to get started.”
“I couldn't be more excited for this program! Everyone loves the idea of moving to or having a vacation home in Florida, but most people don't realize the variety of areas and lifestyles that are available there. In the Relocation Department, we talk to these clients all the time and having someone like Nancy to help find the right area for them will make all the difference in their success finding the perfect property in Florida.”

Lamacchia Realty clients who are interested in learning more about the perfect area in Florida for their needs will be able to access this program by visiting or by calling 1-800-855-SOLD. Those who wish to sell in the New England area can with a local Lamacchia Realty REALTOR, then purchase with a local Florida-based Lamacchia Realty REALTOR, keeping the transaction seamless and stress-free.

Lamacchia Realty announced its expansion to the South Florida region by opening in Fort Lauderdale in October 2020 and later celebrated the grand opening of its branch location in January of 2022 in Fort Lauderdale. Since then, the office has grown significantly with top-notch REALTORS who live in and serve South Florida.  Through the company’s affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, clients can be served even outside of our coverage area with other top-performing REALTORS of the highest caliber all over Florida.

With nearly 500 REALTORS® and 80 employees, Lamacchia Realty is one of the fastest-growing companies, ranking on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America for the 11th year in a row and ranking #4 in the Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work list. Lamacchia Realty fuels its rapid and continuous growth by its formula of offerings to its REALTORS® in addition to its unique selling tools for consumers, like the Offer Now Program, and offers an array of distinctive lead productsservices, and tools to its agents. In addition, the trainingsystemstechnology, and marketing that Lamacchia Realty offers its REALTORS® are second to none.

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