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Zachary Hellested

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Zachary has been a licensed real estate agent since the summer of 2014 while studying at UMass Amherst and began working to understand the business while finishing his studies. After graduating in 2016, Zachary knew that real estate was where he wanted to continue full time especially given that he had already been working in the industry while finishing school. Zachary saw real estate as a way to take control of his life and career rather than leaving it up to a big company or other people. He had been studying accounting and had always seen it as a stable and safe way to build a life, but after seeing close friends and family get laid off or taken advantage of in the accounting field, Zachary stepped back and realized that he wanted to be responsible for his own successes and failures in life. Real estate has allowed him to continue using his analytical and systems-oriented mind and to use the competitive drive he has from growing up playing sports and wanting to constantly better himself while allowing him to focus his energy on something that can help others with their goals and create relationships that go far beyond selling or buying a piece of property. While he at first thought his more introverted and methodical mind did not fit the prototypical mold of an agent, he has been able to learn how his skills translate into this business and have been able to effectively use the skills that come naturally to him in order to help his clients see and gain advantages through the process.

Zachary helps his clients reach their goals by first looking to understand what is important to them and listening for how he can be of assistance. He has enjoyed real estate because the transactions he gets to help with are typically the start of a new chapter for that client – whether that be selling property and what that equity can do for the family or individual, or helping in the purchase of a new home and the joy that can bring. By understanding what this means in the grand scheme of things for his client, Zachary can help them in a way that factors everything in that matters for them, both short and long term. Additionally, his goals are to be secure in his life and build a life around himself where he can bring good energy to family and friends, and those he chooses to work with. Zachary is always continuing to grow and better himself so that he can better reach those around him.

Zachary grew up in Braintree, MA, and currently resides there today.

What made you want to join Lamacchia Realty?

“I chose Lamacchia Realty because it really seems to put its agent first. There seems to be a lot of great resources here to help the agents create a better business, and that ultimately helps us work better and be of more help to our clients. The technology and systems within Lamacchia seem like top-end items, while still feeling like you can be heard and get help and not lost among everybody like in other companies.”

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

“I enjoy running and keeping active as much as I can. I have always been interested in psychology and in better understanding what drives people, both personally and professionally. I always have five or six books open at once on audible or out on the desk, so I am always looking for more to learn. I enjoy technology and sports and always love to spend time with family.”

Do you have a favorite charity?

“If I were to choose I would say The Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org) or St. Jude.”

What is your favorite thing about your job?

“Working with both buyers, sellers, and investors throughout my career has given me many opportunities to help clients in different stages of their lives, all with different goals for why they are getting into the real estate process. My favorite part of my job has been making these connections and starting these relationships because I love to keep connected and see what impact or memories come from what I was able to be a part of.”

What are your favorite sports, and sports teams?

“I grew up playing baseball, basketball, soccer, and football, with baseball being my biggest priority. I still enjoy playing in rec leagues and whenever I can but spend most of my time running now to keep in shape. I have always loved watching football and hockey the most on TV!”

 

Christine O.
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Zach is one of the most hardworking people I've ever met! He never failed to go above and beyond throughout the entire buying process. His sincere dedication made me feel like I was his only client! As a first time buyer I had no idea what I was doing but I knew I could trust Zach as soon as I met him. He guided me every single step of the way. I can't imagine working with anyone else if I buy another property. He made the whole process feel easy despite some hiccups we encountered along the way. His attention to detail is outstanding and he's extremely knowledgable and professional. I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with him. I can't recommend him enough (especially for first time home buyers)!
Lauren U.
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We can't thank Zach enough for all his help in the process of purchasing our first home. He made it very easy and fun. His dedication to educating us and ensuring that we were comfortable every step of the way really made a positive impact on our experience. We never once felt pressured in any way. Zach is super knowledgeable friendly communicative and professional. He wants the best for each of his clients and goes out of his way to make sure he fully understands his clients' desires. I am so thankful that we found him!
Brett M.
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Zach was the ideal realtor for us when we decided to start searching for our first home. He is patient proactive and a great communicator. His explanation of the home buying process home types and inspection concerns along with closing strategies helped ease our minds throughout the entire process and ensured we were happy with our final decision! His vast network made the process simple and has continued to benefit us as we move in and think about the future. Thanks Zach!
Mike R.
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Zachary is the reason we were able to get the place of our dreams! We were first time home buyers and Zachary and his team made the process so easy. We actually we went 2 for 2 on accepted offers during our process. The first place ended up falling through because it was projected to be a short sale. We had already gone through with the home inspection when we found that out and Zachary and his team were generous enough to refund us for the home inspection. They really went above and beyond. For the next place we submitted an offer on a place that received 10 other offers. There was at least one group with the same exact offer as us and they accepted our offer because of the way Zachary packaged it up. The thing that made Zachary stand out in my eyes was his responsiveness. He responded within 2 minutes of every text we sent even during off hours and on the weekends. He was able to answer any questions we had and that went a long way for us as first time home buyers. Zachary and his team are the best!
Tokuma
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He helped me a lot. I don't speak English well but he explained to me very well. And I didn't have time much so he responded quickly that is also helpful. Thank you so much Zach.
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Zachary Hellested

REALTOR®

CONTACT

(781) 534-0151
zhellested@lamacchiarealty.com
Braintree Office

about

Zachary has been a licensed real estate agent since the summer of 2014 while studying at UMass Amherst and began working to understand the business while finishing his studies. After graduating in 2016, Zachary knew that real estate was where he wanted to continue full time especially given that he had already been working in the industry while finishing school. Zachary saw real estate as a way to take control of his life and career rather than leaving it up to a big company or other people. He had been studying accounting and had always seen it as a stable and safe way to build a life, but after seeing close friends and family get laid off or taken advantage of in the accounting field, Zachary stepped back and realized that he wanted to be responsible for his own successes and failures in life. Real estate has allowed him to continue using his analytical and systems-oriented mind and to use the competitive drive he has from growing up playing sports and wanting to constantly better himself while allowing him to focus his energy on something that can help others with their goals and create relationships that go far beyond selling or buying a piece of property. While he at first thought his more introverted and methodical mind did not fit the prototypical mold of an agent, he has been able to learn how his skills translate into this business and have been able to effectively use the skills that come naturally to him in order to help his clients see and gain advantages through the process.

Zachary helps his clients reach their goals by first looking to understand what is important to them and listening for how he can be of assistance. He has enjoyed real estate because the transactions he gets to help with are typically the start of a new chapter for that client – whether that be selling property and what that equity can do for the family or individual, or helping in the purchase of a new home and the joy that can bring. By understanding what this means in the grand scheme of things for his client, Zachary can help them in a way that factors everything in that matters for them, both short and long term. Additionally, his goals are to be secure in his life and build a life around himself where he can bring good energy to family and friends, and those he chooses to work with. Zachary is always continuing to grow and better himself so that he can better reach those around him.

Zachary grew up in Braintree, MA, and currently resides there today.

What made you want to join Lamacchia Realty?

“I chose Lamacchia Realty because it really seems to put its agent first. There seems to be a lot of great resources here to help the agents create a better business, and that ultimately helps us work better and be of more help to our clients. The technology and systems within Lamacchia seem like top-end items, while still feeling like you can be heard and get help and not lost among everybody like in other companies.”

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

“I enjoy running and keeping active as much as I can. I have always been interested in psychology and in better understanding what drives people, both personally and professionally. I always have five or six books open at once on audible or out on the desk, so I am always looking for more to learn. I enjoy technology and sports and always love to spend time with family.”

Do you have a favorite charity?

“If I were to choose I would say The Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org) or St. Jude.”

What is your favorite thing about your job?

“Working with both buyers, sellers, and investors throughout my career has given me many opportunities to help clients in different stages of their lives, all with different goals for why they are getting into the real estate process. My favorite part of my job has been making these connections and starting these relationships because I love to keep connected and see what impact or memories come from what I was able to be a part of.”

What are your favorite sports, and sports teams?

“I grew up playing baseball, basketball, soccer, and football, with baseball being my biggest priority. I still enjoy playing in rec leagues and whenever I can but spend most of my time running now to keep in shape. I have always loved watching football and hockey the most on TV!”

 

Christine O.
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Zach is one of the most hardworking people I've ever met! He never failed to go above and beyond throughout the entire buying process. His sincere dedication made me feel like I was his only client! As a first time buyer I had no idea what I was doing but I knew I could trust Zach as soon as I met him. He guided me every single step of the way. I can't imagine working with anyone else if I buy another property. He made the whole process feel easy despite some hiccups we encountered along the way. His attention to detail is outstanding and he's extremely knowledgable and professional. I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with him. I can't recommend him enough (especially for first time home buyers)!
Lauren U.
Read More
We can't thank Zach enough for all his help in the process of purchasing our first home. He made it very easy and fun. His dedication to educating us and ensuring that we were comfortable every step of the way really made a positive impact on our experience. We never once felt pressured in any way. Zach is super knowledgeable friendly communicative and professional. He wants the best for each of his clients and goes out of his way to make sure he fully understands his clients' desires. I am so thankful that we found him!
Brett M.
Read More
Zach was the ideal realtor for us when we decided to start searching for our first home. He is patient proactive and a great communicator. His explanation of the home buying process home types and inspection concerns along with closing strategies helped ease our minds throughout the entire process and ensured we were happy with our final decision! His vast network made the process simple and has continued to benefit us as we move in and think about the future. Thanks Zach!
Mike R.
Read More
Zachary is the reason we were able to get the place of our dreams! We were first time home buyers and Zachary and his team made the process so easy. We actually we went 2 for 2 on accepted offers during our process. The first place ended up falling through because it was projected to be a short sale. We had already gone through with the home inspection when we found that out and Zachary and his team were generous enough to refund us for the home inspection. They really went above and beyond. For the next place we submitted an offer on a place that received 10 other offers. There was at least one group with the same exact offer as us and they accepted our offer because of the way Zachary packaged it up. The thing that made Zachary stand out in my eyes was his responsiveness. He responded within 2 minutes of every text we sent even during off hours and on the weekends. He was able to answer any questions we had and that went a long way for us as first time home buyers. Zachary and his team are the best!
Tokuma
Read More
He helped me a lot. I don't speak English well but he explained to me very well. And I didn't have time much so he responded quickly that is also helpful. Thank you so much Zach.
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