Here’s what real clients have to say about the experiences they had working with our company:
We actually tried to sell our house with another real estate agent for 6 months and really just trying to get what we owed on the home in the economic climate that we’re in and we got no one into the home in the open houses I think we had maybe four people come through the house in 6 months, and we finally realized that we needed to go the short sale route and so I had been doing research all along and McGeough Lamacchia kept coming up and coming up: videos and YouTube and I kept seeing them on Fox News and I thought that this is really the company that we have to go with. They provided a lot of information throughout the process as well in the videos so I thought let’s just give them a call and from the minute someone stepped in our house and gave us all the information the process was—well I won’t say it was easy because going through a short sale is not easy but they made it as smooth as possible. Our house sold in a month after we listed with them and then the whole process took a total of four months and it couldn’t have been a better outcome or a smoother process.
Here’s what others are saying:
We have completed the short sale process through McGeough Lamacchia Realty, Inc. We were very happily surprised with the service and professionalism that they have shown. The process was completely in a timely manner. We were notified step by step on what is needed and why. They spoke in layman’s terms so we would understand, they did not condescend to us for what we needed to have or questions we asked. We were very uneasy on the whole process initially. We have selected McGeough Lamacchia through our research. Once we started the process we were assigned an initial representative who was extremely knowledgeable and efficient with the whole process. This has give us security during this trying time. The one on one they provide provides a sense of individualism and not just a number in this large world. Not only would we recommend McGeough Lamacchia Realty to anyone else considering a short sale process, we would and will do future business with them once we are ready to buy again. Thank you everyone at McGeough Lamacchia Realty for all your help and understanding through this process. I don’t understand why other realtors don’t take your lead and follow as it’s working so well.-Laurie and David L., Bellingham, Massachusetts
Good Afternoon Jackie,
I am writing this letter to you because I want to thank you for all your hard work in helping me sell my condo through short sale. I really liked how you put your heart into doing what was best for me. Thanks for all your great help in helping me to avoid foreclosure, I truly appreciated all your help. McGeough Lamacchia Real Estate Inc. is the best and I would definitely refer you to my friends and family. Once again thank you for all your wonderful help.-Paulette J., Sharon, Massachusetts
I would not have made it without the support and patience of my agent Kim Dall’Ava and the incredible team from McGeough Lamacchia Realty. They kept me informed and instructed me on what I would need to do to make my short sale a success! Thanks team!-Darcy M., Gardner, Massachusetts
I am writing this to discuss the past relationship I have had with McGeough Lamacchia Realty Inc. As of early 2011, I started working with an agent of McGeough Lamacchia by the name of Krissy Axon. The objective was to try to short sell my condo in Worcester, MA. Even though it took some time to sell due to the bad economy and past buyer issues, Krissy and McGeough Lamacchia stuck with me and my condo, and eventually, made a successful short sale this past March. Everyone at McGeough Lamacchia Realty was very professional, kept up with weekly email and phone contact, and made me feel comfortable throughout this short sale. I want to thank them for all their hard work.-Chris P., Worcester, Massachusetts
This statement is a reflection of our work with Krissy Axon of McGeough Lamacchia Realty, Inc. My husband and I were troubled by the current market status and felt hopeless that our home in New Ipswich, NH would not sell. We found that many people around us were attempting to sell (even in a similar short sale situation) and after months on the market, we would drive by and see the “For Sale” sign still out in the yard. We knew we needed a professionally aggressive company to assist us in selling our home – and when I saw McGeough Lamacchia Realty and did some research of their success – I knew we found a match.
Krissy Axon was not only professional and thorough – but she guided us through every step of the short sale process. She helped to adjust our appointments when we needed, she assisted with paperwork, she reviewed our situation as a case by case basis and never made us feel part of a larger “generic” group of short sale. Krissy made our transition onto the market easy and worry free. She helped us to feel positive about our decision to short sale our home – because it was a decision we struggled with for a long time.
In the end, our home sold within 60 days with no commitment to continue on our loan. We couldn’t have done this without the representation of McGeough Lamacchia Realty and the success we had with Krissy Axon. We cannot thank them enough – because now we can start a new chapter in our lives.-Erin and Brian H., New Ipswich, New Hampshire
To the McGeough Lamacchia team:
I wanted to take a few minutes to express my gratitude to everyone that worked on the short sale of my condo at 48 Lafayette Park, Lynn. I had previously listed with another Realty Company who managed to get an offer but could not negotiate the short sale. The professionalism, efficiency and ability to get the property closed so soon after the offer was accepted was amazing. A special thank you to Jackie Shelvey who kept me informed even with the most minor detail. I would gladly and respectfully recommend McGeough Lamacchia Realty to anyone looking to sell their home!-Kim G., Lynn, Massachusetts
We had a great and positive experience from start to finish with McGeough Lamacchia Realty. We were very apprehensive about short selling our home, but after completing the process, we couldn’t be happier. Kim, our agent, was great to work with and made the process very smooth. Everyone we worked with from this company was very professional. The entire process from start to closing was only 3 months!! Maybe we were lucky, but McGeough Lammacchia Realty made it happen! I would definitely recommend this company to anyone selling their home.-Jarrod and Christine K., North Attleboro, Massachusetts
I just wanted to take a moment to send along a letter of thanks and let you know that your entire realty team has done a great job dealing with the short sale of my wife’s condo. From our first meeting with Michael Sorensen where we got a good idea of the process ahead, and through the entire process dealing with Krissy Axon, we were amazingly pleased. Krissy did a fantastic job in keeping us in the loop and letting us know what was going on during the whole short sale process. The team at Dorner law also did a great job, specifically Linh Nguyen who was timely and precise in letting us know what we needed and when we needed it completed. The team was readily available and returned emails promptly and answered all of our questions and concerns. Our situation was a little different where we had a tenant staying in the unit being sold and your team did a great job coordinating with her to set up showings and helped answer some of her concerns as well. I even received a phone call from you when we first came on as your client and that was also very nice and reassured us that we choose the right Realtor.
I found your company while searching via the internet for short sale Realtors and I have to admit your web presence is second to none and was the major driving factor as to why I chose you. So, again thank you and thank your staff for their great work helping my wife and I sell her condo. I wish you continued success and know you will have it because you run a great company.Timothy G., Nashua, New Hampshire
Just want to apologize for not getting this note to you sooner. No excuse. Life got in my way again. Our Short Sale was a very long and tedious procedure and you held our hand every step of the way. I realize how much patience was required on your side having to deal with our impatience. We appreciated the way you addressed all our concerns. You and your associates made the entire process bearable. Please extend our sincere appreciation and thanks to your associates for un-complicating all those details and pulling everything together. Hope all is well with you. I miss your frequent emails.
Thanks again,-Elaine and Ken K., Mansfield, Massachusetts
The old proverb says that every cloud has a silver lining. My silver lining was the dedicated team of McGeough Lamaccchia Realty and Dorner Law. Individually and cumulatively you all pitched in to make an absolutely awful situation manageable. When I was in dire straits I had a team of professionals of the highest order and caliber to lean on. As a result of your expertise, dedication, and persistence a perceivably unattainable feat was accomplished and the mouth of foreclosure was completely avoided. My wife and I and my 16 month year old are indebted to your help and resourcefulness…and we can’t thank you enough!!!
MCGEOUGH LAMACCHIA TEAM
Mike Sorensen- articulated a realistic timeline of what I should expect. He was my first point of contact and he put my mind at ease instantaneously. I knew I was in good hands!
Jackie Shelvey- 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.
John McGeough- Contacted me regarding whether or not the property was underwater and gave it to me straight up, no nonsense. He did not sugarcoat anything which I respect immensely. He helped strongly in my decision to go through with this type of intricate sale and get to a better place in our lives.
Anthony Lamacchia- provided relief to terrible setback of epic proportions. At one point, we had a willing and able buyer, fully signed/executed contract along with the banks 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 to 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 to 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 by 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 McGeough Lamacchia 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.
Best regards,-Dave P. and Family, Melrose, Massachusetts
Hi Katie, Thank you so much for everything – the entire team was great to work with. McGeough Lamacchia Realty were all very easy to work with and the whole short sale process was very easy and painless. I’m amazed at how well things went once we received an offer. I can’t imagine trying to do this on our own. Thank you again to the entire team at McGeough Lamacchia!-Kim C., Salem, New Hampshire
McGeough Lamacchia Realty was a extraordinary firm to work with for the short sale of my house. They know the rules and regulations and prepared me for what I was going to encounter with the short sale. They know the market and what the banks will allow them to sell. Overall the process went smooth. I am not saying that we did not hit bumps during the process but McGeough Lamacchia Realty was on top of what those issues were and worked quickly to resolve them. I enjoyed working with them during this stressful event.-Denise M., Auburn, Massachusetts
As a single parent trying to keep everything afloat, I was devastated when I realized that I could no longer afford to pay my home. I was scared to face a sale when the economy was so bad. I was very fortunate to come across McGeough Lamacchia Realty. From day one until closing date and even after I was treated with nothing more than kindness and respect. They were very helpful and knowledgeable about everything associated with the short sale of my house. I wouldn’t doubt in recommending McGeough Lamacchia Realty to anyone interested in selling their home.-Viviana F., Lynn, Massachusetts
You guys have been utterly fantastic throughout this entire process. You and your team have been so helpful and responsive to all of our questions and concerns. If it wasn’t for Anthony taking the time to call us back after a few months to restart this process we would have given up. To be frank, I have never done business with any company that has gone to the lengths to help us in the ways you and your team have. I know we are very small in the grand scheme of all your other clients but we are truly great full for everything you have done for us. This has been a burden on our family for so long and we cannot fully express to you how much this means to us. You can be assured that we will direct any and all of our friends and family to McGeough Lamacchia Realty for any real estate needs. Please pass this along and give our thanks to your team and Dorner Law.
Thank you!-Erik and Krystal V., Salem, New Hampshire
I couldn’t be more pleased with my experience. The professionals at McGeough Lamacchia really fought for me with an extremely challenging situation. A few potential buyers started the process, then pulled out. My bank, the PMI company, and the mortgage investor at times could not agree on the terms and negotiations between my bank, PMI company and mortgage investor with the ultimate buyer’s bank and mortgage investor dragged on for many months, but my team at McGeough Lamacchia never gave up, and ultimately negotiated a contribution plan at closing that was workable for me. I am indebted to them for their persistence and expertise, and recommend them highly.
Thanks very much,-Mark R., Maynard, Massachusetts
Thank you McGeough Lammachia Realty for making our short sale quick and painless. We especially want to thank Krissy for being there for us every step of the way answering any questions we had in an accurate and timely manner! Angela was great too, very professional and helpful!-Valerie and Shawn E., Natick, Massachusetts
Krissy Axon and the staff from McGeough Lamacchia realty were amazing during the process of selling our home. During any home sale there can be bumps in the road and our sale was no different. Throughout the entire process, Krissy and staff were available to answer any questions we had and were very knowledgeable about the short sale process. Being first time sellers, the amount work was overwhelming at times. The staff at McGeough Lamacchia Realty was patient and understanding with us. When there were issues with our condo association and getting others to cooperate, they were ready to help out. I am very happy with our decision to use them as our Realtors and hope to use them again in the future when we purchase our next home.-Joe and Patricia Z., Everett, Massachusetts
Coming to terms with doing a short sale of my home was a difficult decision for me. However emotional it was for me, the staff at ML Realty were very professional & understanding. They handled all the paperwork, advertising, sale, photos of my home, inspection, attorney, deed registration, & even worked with the condo association management, etc. There was very little that I had to do, other than provide the necessary paperwork upon request. They were very clear & realistic about the entire short sale process. Even when there was a few bumps in the road, they were very astute at managing the over-all sale of my home. I would highly recommend them to any one selling their home. They were great to work with & if you want the best Realtor – then choose McGeough & Lamacchia!
Thank you very much for all your help!-Tina T., Framingham, Massachusetts
We recently went through a successful short sale of our home in Derry, New Hampshire with the services of McGeough Lamacchia Realty.
We owned a 2-bedroom condex that we purchased as our first home in 2005. In the summer of 2012, we were in a position that required a move to another area. As a result we needed to short sell our condex or face foreclosure. We saw the commercials for McGeough Lamacchia Realty on TV and visited their website. At first we were apprehensive, thinking this must be too good to be true. We could not believe that there is someone out there able help us with our situation. We conducted research and later went to their office for an in-person meeting. That meeting was the turning point for us.
The very knowledgeable staff provided us with real examples and information regarding the short sale process. With their help and guidance, our expectations were correctly set, and a plan was formed and implemented. Our home was on the market within a week, and we had received multiple offers within 2 weeks.
The folks at McGeough Lamacchia Realty, including our wonderful agent, Katie, worked diligently with their legal colleagues and our mortgage lender to reach a successful short sale agreement. They kept us fully informed throughout the process and were happy to answer all of our questions. From start to finish, McGeough Lamacchia Realty was able to achieve a successful short sale in just 3 months.
We are truly grateful for the service McGeough Lamacchia Realty provided us and cannot thank them enough.
Forever grateful and with the utmost respect,-Brian & Kathryn R., Derry, New Hampshire
Thank you so much for the caring, support, and expert skill in guiding me through the short sale process. Krissy and the rest of your team as well as the people from Dorner Law addressed my situation with attention, incredible expertise, caring and emotional support for what I was going through. I firmly believe they were the best people I could have chosen to help me through what could have been the most devastating experience of my life. They made it go seamlessly. What you did for me in the face of financial crisis feels like a miracle. The sense of relief I had to have you on my side was enormous…. I cannot recommend you enough!!!-Barbara L., Weymouth, New Hampshire
I just wanted to take a moment and thank you and all of the great people who worked on my short sale at McGeough Lamacchia and Dorner Law! Your team helped me handle and resolve a difficult situation with total care and professionalism. From the time I met Anthony to discuss my options of the short sale, throughout the entire process until completion- I had absolute faith that your team would be able to handle my unique situation so that I could move on with my life, responsibly. The knowledge and personal attention from the staff at McGeough Lamacchia Realty truly put me at ease, and the open lines of communication and assistance in gathering documentation, completion of paperwork and forms, and general assistance were just top notch! Any questions I had were always answered with courtesy and professionalism and in an expedient fashion- this made me very feel very comfortable as we traversed through this process as a team- making a complicated process seem very easy with the right people dedicated and focused on each part of the process. I would absolutely recommend to anyone in a situation similar to mine to speak with your team at McGeough Lamacchia to help get their life back on track!
Thank you again Katie, my family and I sincerely appreciate all you have done for us!
With kind regards,-Timm G, Derry, New Hampshire
If you’re considering a Short Sale, look no further than McGeough Lamacchia. They work seamlessly with Dorner Law to form an outstanding Short Sale team. During my initial meeting at their Waltham office with John McGeough and Dave Koroly, my concerns were eased as John and Dave thoroughly explained the Short Sale process. Their confidence, experience and highly successful track record gave me renewed confidence that my Short Sale would have a positive result. What really sets McGeough Lamacchia 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 of Dorner Law who is an incredibly skilled and persistent negotiator. I also want to thank Hillery Dorner, Brittany Pinksten, Angela Walker and Kristen McCarthy, for their hard work and timely communications. In addition to my Short Sale being 100% approved, McGeough Lamacchia was able to secure Relocation Assistance for me. Working with ML exceeded my expectations. They are a valuable resource for anyone considering a Short Sale of their property.
Sincerely,David S., Cambridge, Massachusetts
McGeough Lamacchia Realty were the best. It was a pleasure working with them and getting my house sold. Thank You.Mike P., Lynn, Massachusetts
We are writing to tell you how pleased we were with the service provided to us by McGeough Lamacchia Realty, Inc. Your company truly made a stressful situation stress free. We were extremely happy with how quickly and smoothly everything went. Your office is efficient and took so much stress off of us. You personally have been a pleasure to work with and we were so pleased with how pleasant everyone was to work with from John to you and everyone at Dorner Law. We would recommend your company to anyone without hesitation. We will be giving you a call in the future when we are truly ready to start looking for our ideal house. Thanks again!
Sincerely,Eddie and Gina R., Malden, Massachusetts
I’d like to state up front that McGeough Lamacchia Realty is a top notch real estate company and I would not hesitate to recommend them to any person looking to short sale a distressed property or in the purchase of a new home. In my case I was the co-owner of a 2-family residence looking to sell as a result of a divorce and financial hardship. Due to the current economic climate the sale of our house would be for a substantial amount less than what we owed. In an effort to learn more about short sales we did some research on how to conduct one and quickly came to the realization that there is no one standard out there (frightening yes!). We found a real estate company (not MLR) that advertised short sales and we quickly sought their assistance. This would then transpire into a yearlong process of being misled and lied to. It became apparent that this company was new to short sales and was falsely stringing us along. Nearly defeated and facing foreclosure we came across McGeough Lamacchia Realty. While being skeptical at first we set up an appointment and gave it one last shot and thank God with did! From the first meeting at their main office in which they explained the short sale process to the final closing on the house, they were easy to work with, responsive and reassuring. They handled everything from dealing with the banks, buyers, and in my case the Department of Housing and Urban Development as well. Their short sale specialists were excellent. They were extremely knowledgeable and were in direct contact with us throughout the whole process, checking in on a weekly basis. They without a doubt provided a sense of much needed comfort. In the end, we sold our house and looking at the commission they took I’m not sure that they came close to breaking even on the deal looking at all the resources they provided to help us sell the house. For what it’s worth I’m am thankful to MLR and would recommend them to everyone I know who’s in need of a real estate agent.Rob D., Worcester, Massachusetts
We do appreciate that McGeough Lamaccia Realty helped us through the toughest thing we’ve ever gone through. It was quick and (somewhat) painless.
We appreciate all the employees that kept in touch with us and updated us during the process. They were always professional and made us feel part of the transaction.Barbara and Richard S., Kingston, Massachusetts
Things are going great! Thank you so much for checking in – you guys were amazing. I am so glad to have that chapter behind me and I am sure that the buyer is settling in by now.
I am more than happy to write a testimonial! Here it is:
A few weeks ago I had the amazing experience of closing on my condo.
After a long and drawn out divorce I had been working hard for a few years to maintain ownership of a condo that I had originally purchased with my husband at the time. The years following my divorce and trying to maintain the condo on one income alone were difficult at best. It wasn’t until I went in for my first meeting at McGeough and Lamacchia that I finally started to feel like my luck might be changing. Throughout the entire process everyone at McGeough and Lamacchia was helpful, understanding, patient, and encouraging. I just can’t believe how fast and easy the entire process was – it still almost doesn’t seem real! Jackie Shelvey, the Realtor that I worked with, truly went above and beyond the call of duty. She answered my questions immediately and was always willing to explain steps in the process in detail to be sure that I understood everything that was going on. I truly felt as though I was in very good hands throughout the whole process. Now I can finally move on with the next phase of my life with a clear head and look forward to my financial future as one that I have complete control over. I couldn’t have done any of this without help from the amazing people at McGeough and Lamacchia!
Thanks again, Jackie – you’re the best! Have a great fall and I wish you guys a ton of success in the future!
All my best,Megan C., Medford, Massachusetts
After MANY months of struggling to sell my home, I saw an ad for McGeough Lamacchia Realty and decided to make the call for help! Once I made that most important call, scheduled an appointment and met with the team, I knew I had made the right decision. From the first visit with Mike, to the MANY informative e-mails and phone calls from Kristen, and all the legal advisors that helped me with the detailed paper work, I am finally stress free…..my home did sell and I now can continue with living, with the extra burden off my shoulders…Thank you to McGeough Lamacchia Realty and the ENTIRE “Team”….I will forever be grateful and I will be your BEST advertising…..anyone I know that needs a great Realty team….you will be the NUMBER ONE choice………..
Thanks from me and my wife!
Best to all…you are so very much appreciated!Larry D., Gardner, Massachusetts
Thank you all so much for helping us through a very difficult time. Ever since the day we met John when he came over we had a good feeling about putting our future really in all of your hands. You have a great staff and you made us feel able to do this with your help. Especially you Jackie, you were a pleasure to work with and you kept shooting back with those emails and attachments that sometimes seemed endless but I knew you were on the other end and we just had to keep going.
Thanks again to all of you, too many to mention, we will be in touch. We wish the new couple the best also, they too were a pleasure to work with. I know they will be happy there, we never would have chosen to leave but sometimes our lives take us in different directions. Thank you all again, take care.
Sincerely,Rich and Kathleen O., Braintree, Massachusetts
Working with June and the other talented people in the short sales team make me realize that the McGeough Lamacchia Realty is the best in the New England Area. I’ll recommend this team to other potential home owner who’ s going through a rough time and do not know what to do. This team will deliver and get it done. Thanks again for your help and special thanks to June.
Regards,Renel and Jessie D., Leominster, Massachusetts
Things are good on my end, especially now that the short sale is completed. As far as writing a testimonial it would be my pleasure. My experience with McGeough Lamacchia Realty, Inc. was tremendous. A few months ago my condo was on the verge of being foreclosed. Just when I had lost all hope on getting a short sale completed someone suggested trying McGeough Lamacchia Realty. That was the best decision I ever made . Not only was Jackie Shelvey, and the entire staff friendly and informative, they went way well above and beyond on completing the short sale for me. I can’t thank McGeough Lamacchia Realty, Inc staff enough for all their help. From day one they made me feel like I was their top priority and always quick to respond to any questions I had throughout the process. I can’t express how much my mind is at ease now that the short sale has been completed. THANK YOU ALL for helping me during these trying times for me. I am forever grateful for what your entire staff did for me.
Sincerely,Danny T., Winthrop, Massachusetts
I recently transacted a short sale on my residence of 6+ years in Southborough, MA. I had been referred to McGeough & Lamacchia by my attorney who had worked with them successfully previously. I am in the real estate business and my wife is a successful sales agent however we realized from war storeis we had heard relate that consummating a short sale is neither straight forward nor outcome assured. So I retained McGeough & Lamacchia and in a normal time frame we had an offer. Fortunately it was a very clean offer with minimal contingencies albeit for less than asking price. My agent Krissy Axon had assembled all the information required by the (large) bank and this was submitted with the offer terms. I was delighted when we heard back in a little over one month that things were moving forward, and the closing terms later proved that all that short debt was written off as promised. I would wholeheartedly recommend McGeough & Lamacchia if you are trying to reconcile an underwater housing situation. They showed themselves to be expert in this challenging area and were a professional pleasure to deal with at all times.
Sincerely,Ian G., Southborough, Massachusetts
Dear John and Anthony,
We want to thank you both for allowing us the have a HEAVY burden lifted from our life!!! We had such reservations about a “short sale”, but from the moment we called and scheduled our appointment with you and we met with Mike Sorenson, we knew we had made the right decision. As we first sat in the waiting room, your considerate, friendly staff talked, SMILED and offered us bottled water …and with that…we were very impressed. We went into this appointment, not knowing what to expect…but knowing this would be our last option before the house went into foreclosure. From that meeting, we were informed how the process would be handled and what to expect. We NEVER thought we would be able to do this, but with your wonderful team–Kristen especially–guided us each step of the way. The process was handled efficiently and finally the closing date was scheduled. On Friday 9/14/12, in the afternoon, we received a phone call from Kristen informing us the closing was completed and we no longer own the property.YIPEE! We no longer have the worries of the house going into foreclosure, no more bank calls, no worries of harming our credit, stress free. WOW!!!! We can now continue on with our lives. Thank you.THANK YOU!!! We will forever recommend you and your team to anyone we know that wants to sell. Your services are above and beyond!
Again we thank you for all your wonderful service.Larry & Emily D., Gardner, Massachusetts
I just wanted to reach out to express further thanks to the McGeuogh & Lamacchia group. Certainly, I was very pleased with my experience, enough so that I referred my sister and her husband to you guys. I promised her she would be very glad that they went through this process with M&L. They had their initial meeting last week and even spoke with Anthony himself a couple times. I just wanted to extend my gratitude again and thank the group in advance for what an easy and non-hassle process I know this will be for my sister and her husband, as it was for me. Please be sure to pass my thanks along to everyone that was involved in the successful short sale of my home and to everyone helping my sister along the way in what we expect will be another successful short sale made easy by M&L!
Many thanks,Alison L., Weymouth, Massachusetts
My wife and I were referred to McGeough Lamacchia Realty by a close friend who had had a very positive interaction with them in the past. From the start, we felt like we were provided timely and accurate information by the staff at McGeough Lamacchia, including Mike Sorenson, John McGeough and Krissy Axon. As we were ushered through the process of our sale to other departments, the hand-offs were seamless and communication was never lacking. We were guided and counseled throughout the process, which made this experience much easier to complete. We always received reassurance from all of the staff at McGeough Lamacchia, which made the end result much less stressful. I would highly recommend McGeough Lamacchia for any real estate needs and we hope to conduct business with them when we purchase our next home.
Sincerely,Matthew & Sarah M., Natick, Massachusetts
At the recommendation of a good friend of mine, I engaged with McGeough Lamacchia Realty to market and short sell my home. At the time, I had never heard of a short sale and after spending almost a year unsuccessfully dealing with the loan modification process, which was nothing but a huge waste of my time, I thought my only option was foreclosure. I had no idea how the short sale process worked and I had many questions I needed answered before I signed with McGeough Lamacchia. They took the time to explain the entire process to me upfront and they always answered my many additional questions (and I had many as they can tell you…) throughout the process in a timely and professional manner. Once the house went on the market, the showings were non-stop and within 2 days we had an offer. John and his team as well as the Dorner Law team were outstanding! With the risk of forgetting to acknowledge everyone involved, I won’t attempt to list everyone who supported me from start to finish but just know they all got it done! The entire team is very knowledgeable, friendly but most of all they are genuine and caring people who made a difference to me as I was dealing with the most difficult period of my life. Let’s just say there were several unanticipated ‘surprises’ along the way that neither McGeough Lamacchia Realty, Dorner Law or I could of predicted. If these folks were not involved I am not sure the deal would of gone through but they all stepped up and went above and beyond to assist, resolve and get the house sold. With McGeough Lamacchia Realty and Dorner Law on your side…foreclosure is not an option. I just wish I knew them sooner than I did and I could of avoided a lot of unnecessary stress and frustration. Folks, just know you made a difference to me…which goes far beyond the business side of things…you are all very special people who have allowed me to move on and put all this behind me…thank you all so much…I’m in a much better place now because of your support.Joe H., Franklin, Massachusetts
We are truly grateful to you Jackie and the entire team of McGeough Lamacchia & Dorner Law – for all of your work, emails, calls and most importantly your results with our short sale! Since day 1 we knew that we picked the right people to help guide us and sell our condo. Thank You!!Extremely satisfied customers, North Andover, Massachusetts
We want to thank all of the staff at McGeough Lamacchia Realty and Dorner Law for everything they did to help us sell our home. We had tried to sell our home through short sale before to no avail. June and Angela at McGeough Lamacchia, and Alex and Dave at Dorner Law made the whole process look easy. We were so excited to have an offer in less than a month, and then to close within another six weeks with 100% forgiveness on two mortgages. We are grateful to June for being so proactive throughout the entire process and explaining each step we took as we moved towards the closing. As a result of all of your efforts, we are now able to start over feeling as if a huge weight has been lifted off of our shoulders. Thank you again for helping us to move on to the next phase of our lives so smoothly. We wish you all the best.Dana and Alison R., Waltham, Massachusetts
I would like to thank McGeough Lamacchia Realty and Dorner Law for everything they did to get my condo sold! My experience with both teams was nothing but spectacular. I can’t say enough about how professional, courteous and attentive the staff was during the entire process. One of the things that really stood out to me was the weekly touch base phone call or email. It was so wonderful to know that they had my best interest at heart and they me posted on the showings, the offers and finally the sale! They honestly made the Short Sale process as painless as possible. I would highly recommend them for any of your real estate needs!A Highly Satisfied Customer, Acton, Massachusetts
Working with the TEAM at McGeough Lamacchia was nothing but a pleasure, every phone and every email was answered within minutes and with kindness and professionalism. If they weren’t sure of a question I had they would find out and get back to me in a timely manner. We had some bumps in the road but they worked over and above the top to get my short sale approved.
My process started in November 2011 we had an offer in January and closed in May 2012.
Thank You all for helping me start a new beginning.Karen P., Leominster, Massachusetts
April and I would like to say thank you to everyone at McGeough/Lamacchia Realty and Dorner Law. I know this one wasn’t easy, and took alot of resources, time and knowledge to complete. We appreciate everything that you all did to help us be rid of a house that has plagued us for so long. We can now start our lives over, pay down our debts, and someday in the future try the home ownership thing again. We are convinced that no one else could have made this happen with all of the challenges along the way. We cannot help but feel down that we lost so much with this house in lost time and piles of debt, but this process helps us feel like we did accomplish something. If not for the short sale process, we would have been stuck in this house another 10 years, and the fact that we are now free to start over feels wonderful.
Thank you all again,Edwin and April L., Litchfield, New Hampshire
I want to thank the staff at McGeough Lamacchia Realty for all their efforts in helping us sell our home. It had been a challenging time trying to get our mortgage refinanced with no success. My husband and I really appreciated John McGeough taking time to come to our home this past October and listening to our fears and concerns.
I am very grateful to June for being proactive, keeping us in the loop and explaining things all along the way. We were very disappointed when the first offer on our house was rejected by our bank. June was sympathetic but hopeful; it helped us to keep the faith that we could find another buyer with the bank accepting the second offer for short sale. Yeah!
We could not have gotten through this stressful time without your help. We are very grateful! Thank you! We feel like a huge weight has been lifted off our shoulders!Cynthia and Thomas R., Framingham, Massachusetts
Due to illness, my family needed to do a short sale on our home as quickly and as painlessly as possible. McGeough Lamacchia guided us through the short sale process and made the entire transaction relatively easy at a time when we did not have the capacity do invest the massive amounts of time normally required for such a complicated deal. I would recommend MLR to anyone considering selling their home.Jon R., Weymouth, Massachusetts
I would like to thank McGeough Lamacchia Realty and Dorner Law for everything they did to get my house sold! My experience with both teams was terrific. I can’t say enough about how professional, courteous, and attentive the staff was during the entire process. I would like to say a special thanks to June for all her hard work, dedication, and patience. Every time I had a question or concern she was there to listen and provide the answer to ease my mind. I felt they always had my best interest in mind during the entire process. They made the short sale process of my family home as painless as possible. I would highly recommend them for any of your real estate needs!Edward J. Brockton, Massachusetts
David and I are doing great!
We feel like a huge weight has been lifted off our shoulders. We couldn’t be happier with our decision to sell and even happier with the decision to go with realtors McGeough and Lamacchia!! Your professionalism was top notch and the correspondence between each person we dealt with was honest and straightforward. We received an offer within 2 days of listing it and closed within 2 months…We are not only impressed with McGeough and Lamacchia, we are forever grateful for helping us simplify our lives. A huge “THANK YOU” to everyone in the McGeough and Lamacchia family and Dorner Law for all your support. You truly live up to your reputation and earn the right to be #1 Realtors in New England.
Sincerely,Annette and Sherman D., Gloucester, Massachusetts
As far as a testimonial, I would have to say that from our experience we have seen that it is Jackie Shelvey that does all the work! We reaped the benefits of your knowledge, energy and efforts. We appreciate all you did in securing and coddling us along this difficult path. We have achieved success in many ways and in a short period of time! Even getting an extra surprise at the end!
Thanks Jackie! I hope you got something significant besides a handshake.
All our best to you!Shelly and David L., Wilmington, Massachusetts
I wanted to write this letter of recommendation to you and McGeough Lamacchia to highlight the great service I received as your client. I also want to thank you for your assistance with the short sale of my home. Please let me start by complimenting on how your expertise in negotiations and the real estate market helped sell my home. I was unfamiliar with the short sale process and what a short sale meant. ML assisted in selling my home at a competitive price, in a timely fashion and the process that was outlined at the initial meeting was followed, with no surprises and/or hiccups. Your service was so important to me and helped me navigate from the simplest questions to the most complex situations in dealing with a short sale. Lastly, I would like to thank you for your support during such an uncertain time for me personally. I would welcome a call from any prospective customer to recommend your services.
Sincerely,Cindy P., Oxford, Massachusetts
Kristen and her team at McGeough Lamacchia made a very difficult situation a smooth and successful process. I was very impressed with their professionalism, integrated approach, and expertise with navigating a very complicated process. I cannot thank them enough for facilitating the short sale of my home, allowing me the freedom to move forward.Meg H., Rockland, Massachusetts
Working with McGeough Lamacchia Realty was an awesome expeirence. It had to be one of the easiest and smartest decisions I have ever made. They literally did almost everything. We were unable to refinance our home, paying more than we could afford due to change in income, and didn’t know what to do. The team at McGeough Lamacchia from beginning to end were helpful, professional and knowledgeable. They were able to have our house under agreement in two days, yes two days. Not only were they on target with the market pricing but they also were able to get about $98k forgiven by the two mortgage holders. The only thing I would have done differently would be to have called sooner.
Thanks,Sean and Kim T., Mendon, Massachusetts
To Whom It May Concern
I had the pleasure of working with the wonderful people at McGeough Lamacchia Realty during the recent short sale of my home. Like so many others, I was financially unable to continue to keep my home and it was a very stressful, sad time. The people at McGeough Lamacchia, particularly Krissy Axon, were helpful, kind and very supportive throughout the process. They stayed in touch with me frequently and were always positive and upbeat. They walked me through each step, explaining in detail what would happen and when.
Although I never wanted to go through the process of short selling my house, I am glad that when I did, I chose McGeough Lamacchia Realty!Roy R., Woburn, Massachusetts
McGeough Lamacchia Realty was amazing!!! From the minute I had my initial consultation, I knew I was in great hands. The team over there did absolutely everything on my behalf, I really couldn’t believe how easy it was. I can’t thank them enough as a serious weight has been lifted and the future looks a lot brighter.Hallie H., Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
I wanted to send a heartwarming thank you for your assistance throughout what I thought would be a agonizing endeavor to sell my home. You were informative, professional and kind from beginning to end. You guys are a great team and I would definitely recommend McGeough & Lamacchia Realty, Inc for any type of property sales, again Thank you and the entire team at ML Realty!Cheryl T., Brockton, Massachusetts
To the team at McGeough and Lamacchia,
We would like to thank each and everyone who helped us through such a stressful time in our lives. You absolutely made it easier and bearable to deal with. I was quite frantic at times,and impatient, but was reassured more than once by Hilllary, John, and Krissy that what we were going through was normal and we would get through this process and be OK at the end. Well all was true, and we are now able to get our lives back in order, and feel good again about the future. We can’t thank you enough for sticking with us and appreciate all the help we received from everyone.
Very sincerely,Lori and Ernie H., Uxbridge, Massachusetts
McGeough Lamacchia Realty was amazing!!! From the minute I had my initial consultation, I knew I was in great hands. The team over there did absolutely everything on my behalf, I really couldn’t believe how easy it was. I can’t thank them enough as a serious weight has been lifted and the future looks a lot brighter.Hallie H., Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Kelly and I are grateful for all the support we received from McGeough Lamacchia and Dorner Law in facilitating the closure of our short sale, we could not have asked for a better outcome. Of course it’s unfortunate to be in a scenario where, like so many other homeowners, we were under water on our mortgage, but at least there are alternatives to foreclosure. Our journey was challenging, unexpected, and most certainly a learning experience. However, the advice and expertise of the collective group bolstered our decisions and guided us toward a resolution. And now that all is said and done you’ve given us the opportunity to move on with our lives and for that we thank you.Sean and Kelly C., Merrimack, New Hampshire
Sir, I am writing this in regards to Brittany Pinksten, Angela Walker, Katie Imperato, Nora Newhard, 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.Kevin D., Leominster, Massachusetts
I just can not say enough about my experience with McGeough Lamacchia Realty. I was going to short sale my home and felt very overwhelmed and confused. I was terrified of what might happen to my home. I contacted McGeough Lamacchia and they walked me through the whole process. I was assured that they would be able to get the sale done. They did and made the process so pleasant for me. Everyone I spoke with was not only very friendly but very responsive. If I called or left a message I received a call back right away and always had my questions answered in a timely manner. It is very rare to find a company with a team of people that have such great communication with the seller, buyer and with themselves. I just can not say enough and would highly recommend them to anyone. Thank you so much!Jessica C., Peabody, Massachusetts
McGeough & Lamacchia Realty Inc., Thank You for your service. It has been gratifying to meet someone dedicated to doing a good job. Your efforts in selling our home are sincerely appreciated. My husband and I were in a tough situation after so many unfortunate life events and illness that had bombarded us during the past 5 years. We were at our wits end, stuck in a house that was worth so much less than what was owed on the mortgage. You offered us a responsible and unregretful way to walk away from the house. Your services were like a ray of light at the end of a very dark tunnel. After so many unfortunate events and loss of income we were blessed with finding your professional and resourceful staff. Your staff made it possible for us to have some breathing room and concentrate on caring for our growing family.
Since the first meeting with Mike Sorensen, my husband and I felt like we had hope and someone on our side that was willing to help and give us options. This was eye opening to us, unlike the mortgage company, who was not willing to listen because we never had been late on payments. Nor were they willing to work with us, even after providing them with documentation of our allegations of been unable to keep up with house payments. Your short sale services were the best option for us.
Once we agreed on what our plan of action would be, staying informed, and in constant communication with Krissy Axon, our assigned agent, was easy. She was always available to address our questions and concerns. Her always friendly, professional and knowledgeable demeanor was comforting and reassuring that we were on the right track to a successful outcome.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your hard work and assistance in this process. Also, for giving me and my family the peace of mind and second chance to believe in the American dream of home ownership.
Sincerely,Yessenia & Oscar G., Brockton, Massachusetts
I reached out to McGeough Lamacchia Realty in the fall of 2011 for assistance in selling my home which would need to be marketed as a short sale. I was given immediate attention specific to my needs and any questions or concerns I had were resolved without delay by one of the partners, Anthony. From there I was handed over to Krissy Axon and her supervisor Angela Walker, who worked with me closely to make sure that my home was priced appropriately for the market and set to show for a Buyer’s appeal. I will admit that there were more than a handful of times where I was completely frazzled with panic over hoping the home would sell and each time they patiently walked me through details that put me at ease. When the home finally did sell, their partnering lawyer firm was just as professional. I can’t say enough about the organization and would absolutely recommend other sellers to engage with this group, whether they are in the same situation I was or not, there will not be any dissapointment.
Thanks,Amber G., Rutland, Massachusetts
After many failed attempts to work with our mortgage company we thought our only option was foreclosure. I saw the ad on TV for short sales with McGeough Lamacchia Realty. I was unfamiliar with short sales and was skeptical because what little I had heard about them was mostly negative. I went to the website and decided to call. A friendly, professional representative from McGeough Lamacchia Realty came to our home and explained the short sale process in detail. We decided that a short sale would be the best option for us. Everyone at McGeough Lamacchia Realty fought hard for us. Once an offer was accepted the process only took a few months and we were able walk away from our home knowing we did the right thing.
Thank you to everyone at McGeough Lamacchia Realty for all of your hard work and dedication!!!!!
You were all a pleasure to work with!!!Jackie M., Northborough, Massachusetts
This is an overdue THANK YOU to you and your fantastic team of professionals. When my husband and I realized we needed to move our family but would have to come to closing with the difference between what we owed on our mortgage vs. what we’d get as a selling price, we knew we needed to educate ourselves about a short sale. We were stressed, nervous and embarrassed, but from our initial information session at McGeough Lamacchia, our minds were put at ease. Short Sales were explained to us in easy-to-understand terms and everyone person we dealt with through the process treated us with dignity and reassured us this was not something to be ashamed of – but rather a smart choice to avoid further financial troubles.
We were highly impressed with your team and would absolutely recommend you to anyone considering a short sale (or just as a real estate agent, for that matter).
Once again, thank you!
Sincerely,Laura B., Quincy, Massachusetts
We would like to thank the people at McGeough Lamacchia for helping us Short Sale our home and allow us to move on in our lives. At a time when there were many sleepless nights, and plenty of questions, McGeough and Lamacchia were there to ease us through the whole process. From the first consultation to final closing, they were always available to promptly answer questions and give advice when we needed it.
Michael R., Danvers, Massachusetts
To McGeough and 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 through a short sale. 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 June Schaufus , Dave Karoly , Taylor Cooper, 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 McGeough Lamacchia Realty, which, by the way, I should be the one giving you a thank you gift.
Sincerely Yours,Mary and Gerry V., Billerica, Massachusetts
My daughter and I owned a condo, which after 7 years was worth only half what we paid for it. The situation seemed hopeless and financially devastating. My financial advisor gave me the name of McGeough Lamacchia Realty. They said we could apply for a short sale. We didn’t have to pay any fees and they would do all the work. It seemed to good to be true, but today the condo is sold and I have no further obligation! The people I worked with were professional, patient, and tireless. I feel like the biggest stress in my life has evaporated. Thank you McGeough Lamacchia.Meg C., Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Hopefully when we are ready to buy a house we can work together again. McGeough Lamacchia Realty were the only ones that painted a positive truthful picture when it came to a short sale on my condominium in Medford, Ma. While every other realtor said that it would be a near impossible uphill battle, McGeough and Lamacchia came through on their word and guided me through the short sale process. After 8 days on the market my condominium was under agreement. The staff was patient, kind, and extremely helpful explaining every aspect of the process. My views on a “short sale” went from a negative to a positive. I can now move on with my life because of this wonderful group. I would only reccomend McGeough Lamacchia Realty for help with your short sale. There’s no need to bother or waste your time with any other realtor.Patricia S., Medford, Massachusetts
I am writing to say thank you for all you have done for me, the way you conduct business was, in my opinion, great! The professionalism was at all times professional. The communication was always there for me. The woman that I was in contact with (June Schaufus) was always there if I had a question. So in closing—thank you very much!
Sincerely,Luke C., Brockton, Massachusetts
After three years of unsuccessful attempts to sell our New Hampshire home, both privately and with various real estate companies, we decided to hire McGeough Lamacchia Realty in hopes that they would be more professional and effective than the other real estate companies that we had previously hired. We were skeptical, to say the least, as we felt the other real estate agents and companies that we had signed with never diligently marketed our home and had exponentially delayed the sale of our home as it was losing value. Facing foreclosure, we decided to take one last chance on a real estate brokerage and contacted McGeough Lamacchia in hopes that they could help us to avoid foreclosure by offering our home as a short sale.
We were reluctant to trust another real estate company and quite honestly, we were also reluctant to put our trust in a company based in another state. Would they be familiar with our market, with our neighborhood? Could they possibly market the home successfully and find a buyer before the bank would begin foreclosure proceedings? The answer, fortunately, was an emphatic “Yes”! From the first day that John McGeough personally sat down with us and explained in detail everything that is involved in a short sale to the day only weeks later that our wonderful agent Katie Imperato informed us of our closing date, we were in awe of the professionalism shown to us by the whole McGeough Lamacchia team. Katie kept us informed every step of the way and any time we had a question or concern, she would immediately reply with an answer for us. It was so refreshing not to have to worry if our real estate company was doing their job. We knew they were!
Many, many thanks to the McGeough Lamacchia team for all of your diligent efforts in the sale of our home! We are very grateful and will always recommend you to family and friends!Craig and Cheryl P., Manchester, Massachusetts
I approached the short sale process with a bit of trepidation and concern initially. McGeough Lamacchia Realty, Inc. stepped right up to the plate and made the process almost seamless. Everyone I encountered in this process was professional and caring. June Schaufus was my short sale specialist. June led me through the complete process with efficiency, a true sense of caring and finally to theend goal – the successful sale of the property. For her professionalism I say thank you, June you are the best. . . I would recommend these people with complete confidence. They put a word called “trust” into the equation and give it new meaning. Their integrity is of the highest order. Their ads on TV are true testimony to the important rolethey play in the marketplace when faced with the sale of a property through a short sale. If you find yourself in this situation, I would strongly suggest that you giveMcGeough Lamacchia Realty, Inc. a call and start the process. You will learn how effective their strategies can be. Don’t wait, call now . . .
We bought a house that we found was beyond what we bargained for. The repairs and mortgage would of left us near foreclosure. So we hired McGeough Lamacchia Realty to help us. They helped us sell our home in a reasonable time frame. The staff was very well trained and knew exactly what to do. They did everything for us, and it was such a pleasure working with them. I would recommend them to everyone .Rose F., Worcester, Massachusetts
Our experience with the entire team at McGeough Lamacchia Realty exceeded our expectations. With so many horror stories about waiting months to close short sales, only to have the deal fall through, we were pleasantly surprised in the end (HAFA) and have recommended these short sale specialist to our friends in New England. Thanks to all of their hard work and negotiations from start to finish; the process went very smoothly.Bryant and Yota K., Leominster, Massachusetts
Hope the following can be posted somewhere to all to see. I cannot express enough how great you and your company were to work with. You people took a very difficult and emotional decision and made EVERYTHING easy.
I will HIGHLY recommend your company to anyone I know who is selling or thinking about selling their home. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart and bless all of you.Jeanne L., Derry, New Hampshire
In 2011, I utilized the services of McGeough, Lamacchia Realty to assist me in the sale of my home via short sale. From the first meeting until the closing, the level of professionalism, attention to detail and diligence in getting my home sold were top notch. They were on top of pricing, marketing my home and working with my lender to get the house sold in a short time period. From accepting the offer to closing was done in a time frame more in line with a conventional sale. I would recommend this office to anyone looking to sell, whether in a short sale situation or conventional sale.John W., New Hampshire
I would like to thank you for your hard work, commitment, and dedication in helping me sell my property, which I thought I would have never gotten done. I must say without you all (McGeough Lamacchia Realty, Inc , I would have still have this property on my hands I must also mention the communication, I was really impressed by this, either by email or phone, I was kept informed on all developments that took place. As for returning call, you all were great. Once again, let me say thank you, and I will recommend anyone to you without hesitation.Robin P., Dorchester, Massachusetts
Everything is going great now. Robin, her sister and I have now been in our new apartment since November 2011 and we love it. The team at McGeough Lamacchia were fantastic. Each step of the process went so smooth. The first meeting answered all our questions. The constant phone calls and emails kept us up to date to with the progress of the paperwork and short sale. The lawyers with Dorner were so nice to work with and made the process of all the paperwork uncomplicated. We cant thank you all enough for your professionalism and compassion.Paul and Robin C., Wilmington, Massachusetts
Dear McGeough Lamacchia Realty,
How do you thank a team of professionals for saving your life? It goes beyond words, and all expectations. My health issues required that we sell our home, but how? We owed more than it was now worth.
My wife and I saw your ad on television, reviewed the material that you sent to us, and decided to make an appointment with your office. On the day of the appointment we were embarrassed about our “upside down” house situation, and extremely nervous and anxious. We didn’t know what to expect.
The entire process, in detail, was explained to us, but most important, we felt confident that McGeough Lamacchia would be able to help us. You understood our situation and provided us with the encouragement that a short sale was in our best interest.
Throughout the entire process, we were kept informed at every step. Our phone calls, and emails were always answered immediately. Every question was answered as if it was the most important question of the day. The legal team of Dorner Law working within the McGeough Lamacchia group provided a complete complement to achieve our Short Sale goal. Simply said, the service we received was outstanding.
Thank you very much to June Schaufus, our Short Sale Agent/Specialist, Alex Montalto, our Short Sale Negotiator, Taylor Cooper, our Short Sale Coordinator, and the entire professional team working on our behalf.
The short sale was achieved, and given my cardiac health concerns, you have saved my life. You removed a major burden of stress and anxiety, and for that, I am extremely grateful.
Thank you very much for all that you did, the comfort that you provided, and the expertise that you demonstrated in procuring our short sale.
Respectfully yours,Bob and Denise S., Templeton, Massachusetts
The decision to short sale is one of the biggest and most stressful decision a person can make. Compounding the already stressful short sale is an endless supply of legal issues, pitfalls, and bank policies. I am a working professional who unfortunately fell victim to the housing bubble. Though I consider myself skilled in business, when faced with a short sale, I found myself in no way equipped to handle all that was required. I decided to approach McGeough and Lamacchia Reality after seeing one of their TV commercials. I knew right away that I had made the right choice. They not only called me back promptly, but scheduled a meeting that very week. In the meeting everything about the process was explained to me clearly and simply. Within a week my property was listed, and eventually sold with no closing or hidden costs to me. I am so relieved to have this property nightmare behind me. My advice: Don’t be fooled into thinking you can read a website, or use just any real-estate agent to execute your short sale make sure your use McGeough Lamacchia Realty! They have not only the experience, but maybe even more importantly the relationships with the banks to execute your short sale quickly and efficiently.
Thanks McGeough Lamacchia!Matthew N., Lynn, Massachusetts
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 short sale of my condo. I am thoroughly impressed. You were very professional and at the same time very “human.” You understood how embarassed and frustrated I was in having to go through the “failure” of losing a home and took care of me along the journey.
There are a number of people to thank. At McGeough Lamacchia Realty there is Krissy Axon and Angela Walker. At Dorner Law & Title there is Taylor Cooper, Nora Newhard, Alex Montalto, Dave Karoly, and Julie Carraher. Everyone named helped me in one way or another and I thank them for their help. But I really want to single out three people who I believe were exceptional.
Krissy Axon – not only was she handling the sale as my realtor she also took on the role of counselor. There were a couple of instances where my fear and uncertainty got the better of me but Krissy stayed calm and reassuring. If not for her, against my better judgment, I would have pulled out of the listing. Thank you, Krissy!
Alex Montalto – during the fall of 2011 Alex was handling the negotiation with my bank. Our email exchanges were always pleasant and cordial. He was clear in his descriptions of what documents I needed to provide and always expressed his appreciation for the quick delivery of those documents. Thank you, Alex!
And, last but not least, Nora Newhard – I felt completely at ease with Nora who handled the closing side of the whole process. As with Alex, Nora’s emails were pleasant and easy to understand. And a special thank you to Nora for handling the property manager at Madrid Square. Thank you, Nora!
There are realtors and attorney’s out there advertising their services for distressed properties; promising this or promising that. But you, McGeough Lamacchia Realty and Dorner Law & Title, are the real deal. Without hesitation I will always recommend you to anyone who asks, and not just for short sales either.
If you are this wonderfully professional and committed on a short sale I can imagine what you would do for regular realty services.
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.Paul D., Acton, Massachusetts
It is with much enthusiasm that I share my experiences regarding McGeough & Lamacchia Realty with you. Throughout my time and dealings with their staff, they brought both calm and reassurance during a time in my life when I needed it most, as fiscal chaos and instability threatened to shatter everything I had worked for.
After losing my job in July of 2011 (via job cuts), and with no way to secure an income, the possibility of losing everything was quickly transitioning from a worst-nightmare scenario to a cold reality. I tried everything, including working with my bank, which proved to be fruitless. Finally, upon the advice of my family, they suggested that I call McGeough & Lamacchia, whose commercials we have seen many times. Admittedly, I balked at first, as I am not one to respond to commercials, but in what truly and legitimately became a desperate financial hour, I made the call. It proved to be one of the smartest things I HAVE EVER DONE!
I arrived for a consultation in August of 2011, and they first provided me with a desperately needed sense of calm. They explained everything tactfully, methodically, and compassionately. Moreover, they made sense out of a situation that seemed entirely senseless. As a teacher of economics and personal finance, I also made certain to ask very difficult questions, and they not only provided answers but were able to back their claims with evidence from both financial and legal sources.
Almost immediately, I was assigned a point-person, whose name was June Schaufus and she was in touch with me at least once a week for four months. She never left me wondering about anything, and was always available to talk and answer questions. To say that she worked tirelessly simply does not offer enough justice. In a short time, I went from worried about everything to nearly worriless. Furthermore, the law firm of Dorner Law, which works with McGeough & Lamacchia was every bit as genuine. This combined team really did actually function as a TEAM. Even more so, with the frequency of correspondence, they made me feel like I was also a member of their team and we were all working together to achieve the short sale. Several members of their legal team – specifically, Taylor Cooper, Nora Newhard, and Alex Montalto – made me feel like I was not just another client or a number, but rather I was a real person entitled to service that was both genuine and well-intentioned. In summary, the combined efforts of this team of professionals saved me from what had the potential to be financial ruin.
I recommend McGeough & Lamacchia Realty to anyone, and I do so with the highest of praises. Their passion and professionalism is second-to-none. If anyone is thinking of a short sale to escape the vicious cycle of pointless debt and constant insecurity, I strongly urge you to make the call to McGeough & Lamacchia, as it might be the wisest decision you ever make.
With Sincere Thanks,Robert A. S., Attleboro, Massachusetts
Dear June Schaufus and The McGeough Lamacchia Team,
I just wanted to take a minute to thank all of you! My wife and I needed to sell our condo and did not think it was possible due to the fact that we were upside down. I had seen the commercials numerous times on TV and thought it was too good to be true. Finally after considering doing a short sale I thought it would be foolish not to speak with McGeough Lamacchia. According to the commercial there was no risk to me. I went to the office and was sold shortly after speaking with the team. Like most people I had my concerns and doubts. These were met with honest answers that helped me make an educated decision on what was best for my family. Once my place was on the market I mainly worked with June Schaufus. June was great! During the process a lot of questions arise along with doubts. June was great at responding to my questions! I’m still not sure what her hours are because she seemed to respond to my emails at all times during the day and on weekends! This was very helpful! Our place went on the market in May and it was very important for us to sell before our first child was born. I remember telling this to June. Although it was not something she could guarantee, she assured me it was something she would work hard towards! My place sold on December 15th and our son was born on the 20th! Success! Thanks June and The McGeough Lamacchia Team!Ray M., Brockton, Massachusetts
A note of sincere thanks and appreciation for McGeough Lamacchia Realty, Inc. and for the very dear professionals who were involved in the process of the short sale of my condo: Thank you dear, wonderful Jackie Shelvey; thank you, the patient and kind Taylor Cooper and Dave Karoli (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 short sale of my condominium, I would like to express my sincere thanks to McGeough Lamacchia Realty, Inc!
It was the professional, sincere, capable, honest, and wise approach by the professionals at McGeough Lamacchia Realty, Inc, and specifically the continuous support and assistance by Jackie Shelvey on day to day basis, the legal explanations by Dave Karoli and Taylor Cooper, 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 short sale process successful and as little as possible painful to me.
Once again thank you all,
Best regards,D.G., Natick, Massachusetts
With the help of McGeough and Lamacchia, we sold our house a few months ago. All throughout the process, I had been preparing for a deployment overseas with the US Army and it has been, needless to say, a trying time. From the initial consult to the closing, everyone at M & L was exceptional. By that I mean they were friendly, courteous, extremely communicative and sensitive to our situation. From Natalie to Angela, McGeough and Lamacchia made my wife feel very comfortable in what was, at times, a very uncertain and anxiety producing time. I am quite certain that we would not have been able to sell our home with anyone other than M & L. They hung in there with us in what quite possibly will turn out to be one of the more volatile times in history in terms of this country’s economic plight. Through the fluid real estate market, M & L was successful in an area that has a very measured success rate, especially as it regards short sale properties such as ours. We would recommend McGeough and Lamacchia to anyone that has an interest in buying or selling a home, in any market that McGeough and Lamacchia operates. On behalf of my wife and I, I wish to thsnk all of the fine people at McGeough and Lamacchia for their tireless efforts, their professional manner, and for achieving success for my family in selling our home prior to my deployment overseas. We wish all of you at M & L the best this holiday season and all the best in the coming year. Please pass on our most sincere thanks to both Natalie and Angela, who worked tirelessly with us throughout the entire process and never gave up on us – thank you.
p.s. sorry for the delay in sending this, this year has been so out of control for me and I’ve been all over the country prior to heading overseas for a year, if I had more time I’d go through the emails and my notes and I am certain that there are many more names of people at M & L that were extremely helpful and supportive, I just am at a loss in naming them all here. Take care, and if there is anything else you need from me, please don’t hesitate to ask.Richard A. W., Warwick, Rhode Island
In June of 2008 my son was diagnosed with a terminal illness. While my family and I were trying to balance this new part of our lives I was layed-off from my job of eight years. The dramatic drop in pay from my job to unemployment left us with the realization that we would need to sell the house. I called the realtor that I had used to purchase the house and we decided that a short sale was the only way that we could sell it.
After 2 years of fighting with the bank and chasing my realtor for results from house showings and potential buyers my realtor basically fired me. I was told that there was nothing more that they could do for me.
My wife had been telling me for about a year to call “those guys on TV.” I had no place else to turn the house was abandoned, my credit was getting ruined and my focus was on this house instead of my son in the fight of his life. I called McGeough Lamacchia, “those guys on TV,” the call that I should have made from the beginning.
We had called McGeough Lamacchia in May of 2011. Two weeks later we had a buyer, after one day on the market. That buyer fell through because of the banks counter offer. The house went back on the market and after two weeks we had a buyer. The whole process took about four and a half months. In that time I didn’t have to worry about anything McGeough Lamacchia took everything over. They need a couple of documents from me and we faxed signatures back and forth but everything else was on them. My focus was where it should be on my family.
I learned a lot through this process some was just expecting excellence in customer service. McGeough Lamacchia was in constant contact with me any questions or concerns were dealt with immediately. The most important part of the “short sale” process that I noticed was the relationship between the realtor and the bank. McGeough Lamacchia has an excellent relationship with the banks.
Now, I am free from the stress of the house, I am working to rebuild my credit and spending time with my family. My son is going in for a “Bone Marrow Transplant” on Tuesday to hopefully remove this disease from his body. A couple of weeks ago a gift basket arrived at my door it was from McGeough Lamacchia “Thanking Me” for giving them my business. I couldn’t stop thinking “They Thanked Me.”Matt O., Norton, Massachusetts
I am writing this email on behalf of Jackie Shelvey and the whole team over at McGeough Lamacchia and Dorner Law. Their conduct as a business should be an example for others to follow. Their level of customer service not only met, but exceeded my expectations. The agent that handled the sale of my property was Jackie Shelvey. I was completely impressed with her professionalism and work ethic. This was the first property I had ever sold and Jackie took the time to explain the process step by step. She was always willing to answer my questions, no matter what time of day. From the initial meeting , to the signing of the final paperwork, Jackie and every one at McGeough Lamacchia Realty was with me every step of the way. They demonstrated an exceptional ability to protect my best interest during this changeling time. They insured me that doing a short sale on my property would be the best option for me in the future instead of facing a foreclosure. Successful companies hire and retain successful people. No matter what the industry is, it is the people on the ground that provide for the success of the business. The entire McGeough Lamacchia Realty has dedicated themselves to developing their personnel to the highest level possible. In a highly competitive business climate, only the strongest companies survive. There is no doubt in my mind that McGeough Lamacchia Realty will be doing business for years to come. The manner in which they conduct themselves should be a business model taught in textbooks. Their dedication to their customers, work ethic, and professionalism will ensure their continued success.J.W., Braintree, Massachusetts
Your responsiveness was key in making us comfortable and completing the process. We’re very happy with the result and our lives are much less stressful now that we have sold. We certainly recommend McGeough Lamacchia Realty, Inc. to anyone.
Thanks again,The Sullivans, Taunton, Massachusetts
Hi All, I just wanted to say thank you for getting this done. I really appreciate all the hard work, sweat, and tears (I know I shed some a time or two!!) that went into this. I am very grateful that I was able to go the short sale route on my house, thank you for making that happen. In all essence, being able to sell through a short sale will end up playing a huge part in my life as well as my daughters. It gives us the opportunity to eventually buy a home when the time is right. I can’t thank you enough! I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families and make sure you all actually take the day off no working!!! Thanks again!Meghan S., Nashua, New Hampshire
McGeough Lamacchia Reality was the best thing to ever happen to our family. We were underwater in our mortgage by well over one hundred thousand dollars. We were making all of our payments however our savings was being drained at an alarming rate to do so. We knew we needed help. After being denied the refinance program we came across McGeough Lamacchia Realty. We had some reservations, not knowing them very well. We had our own real-estate woman tell us how hard short sales are to do and that she had only done five. We decided to take a chance and go with McGeough Lamacchia. This may have been one of the best decisions we have ever made in our life. McGeough Lamacchia was absolutely a pleasure to work with. We were in constant contact with them every step of the way. They took pictures, placed an ad, showed our home, and sold it in a little over a week. From that point they worked tirelessly to get the banks to approve us (yes we were one of the lucky couples who had two mortgages from different banks). McGeough Lamacchia Realty successfully negotiated our banks into allowing us to short sale our home. They were quick, informative, attentive, and extremely friendly. Should we know anyone else in a similar situation we will absolutely be recommending them. Even if we know someone not short selling their home we will be recommending them. Thank you everyone at McGeough Lamacchia Realty you have allowed us to build a life debt free!Kevin and Sheri B., Lowell, Massachusetts
The folks at McMcGeough Lamacchia took the worry out of selling our house. They walked us through every step of the process. Krissy and the other staff were always timely in responding to the many questions we had. We were very confident that they had our best interest in mind. I would highly recommend McGreough Lamacchia to my friends and family. Whether it be a traditional or short sale of their home. They are awesome!Harriet and Bill M., Boylston, Massachusetts
My husband I were informed that our mortgage was going to increase by $700 a month. We owed more than one hundred thousand dollars more than our home was worth. We looked into all the options but they were all more beneficial for the bank than our family. We felt trapped. We had seen the advertisement on TV for McGeough Lamacchia Realty but in this world one tends to question anything seen on TV. It wasn’t until I spoke with a friend of mine who is a realtor and she put us in contact with McGeough Lamacchia Realty. We met with them more for information than intent; before the end of that meeting, we listed our house with them. They were so well informed and confident that we felt we finally had not just one person but an entire team on our side. We listed our house on a Friday and by Thursday the following week; we had two offers and multiple showing requests. Our house was under agreement in 6 days. McGeough Lamacchia Realty handled everything from the bank to attorneys and kept us informed every step of the way. As skeptical as I was about the “start packing” line, we should have started packing! McGeough Lamacchia Realty has allowed our family to move on and embrace our future and we will be forever grateful. Sincerely,- Greg and Brianne M., Brookline, New Hampshire
We engaged McGeough Lamacchia Realty to sell our townhouse in Weston and were extraordinarily pleased with the process and the outcome. Not surprisingly, due to real estate market conditions, the process was long and full of complexities and uncertainties. Throughout the process, our McGeough Lamacchia agent provided us with at least weekly updates and advice and continued to be in contact through the closing…a degree of commitment we believe to be certainly unusual and perhaps unique in the realty business. We would enthusiastically recommend Mcgeough Lamacchia as a very high quality, capable, and client focused selling agent.Lynn D., Weston, Massachusetts
I just wanted to be sure to send along our thanks to you and all the people at McGeough Lamacchia Realty involved in the short sale of our home. My husband and I tried for so long to get this done with another realty office. It was a long stressful time in our lives that never culminated in completion. As soon as your office took over things happened. We are so grateful for all your help and all you did to make this such a smooth and successful process. We couldn’t be happier with how things went. Thank you so much!Kelly and Jerry L., Littleton, Massachusetts
In early 2011, we sought honest answers and perhaps a remedy to the condominium ownership situation. Our lack of trust and our concerns were high but we needed help as soon as possible. My wife was referred to McGeough Lamacchia Realty. We quickly made an appointment to met with their team. Our questions were answered in a kind and respectable manner. Our short sale on our Condominum was conducted with complete professionalism in a timely manner. They handled the open houses and provided feedback immediately.
Our family highly recommends McGeough Lamacchia Realty based on their professionalism and industry expertise. There is no other Realty group who can perform better than McGeough Lamacchia Realty.The Cupid Family, Westwood, Massachusetts
A wonderful experience. My wife and I really didn’t know what to expect or if the short sale would work for us. We met in the office of McGeough Lamacchia Realty and everything was explained fully. All the questions we had were answered, and we left there feeling that we made the right decision. Within a short period of time their appraiser came and took pictures and measurements and set up the foresale sign. The first week we had an offer. It was a little lower than we expected and it was just advertised so we decided to wait. About two weeks later we received another offer which was more appealing, also was a cash offer which I think the bank was fond of. Everything was handled by McGeough Lamacchia Realty and The Law firm of Dorner Law which also was excellent to work with. We were asked to provide paperwork ( w2′s,bank statements,paystubs, etc.) and they handled everything else. They also answered all our questions and phone calls. It was a pleasant experience and we are glad with the results. Everything went as planned and it cost us $0.00. Nothing!Ronald and Janette Y., Spencer, Massachusetts
My ex husband and I purchased our marital home in 2006 at the height of the real estate market. Although I loved our home, it was difficult to afford and the value of our home decreased substantially. During our divorce proceedings, my ex husband and I had applied for a loan modification but were denied. My ex husband also sought to refinance my name off of our mortgage but could not do so because our mortgage was underwater. Since my ex husband and I needed to sell our home as a result of our divorce, a short sale seemed like an attractive option. From the beginning, I knew that I could trust McGeough Lamacchia Realty to sell our home because they specialized in short sale transactions. Not every realtor can handle short sales, and we had one shot at this negotiation with our mortgage lender. McGeough Lamacchia Realty was extremely knowledgeable, organized and helpful during the short sale process. My ex husband and I received an offer on our home about two months after we listed our home for sale. We were extremely hopeful that our mortgage lender would accept our short sale proposal. McGeough Lamacchia Realty and Dorner Law stayed on top of our short sale negotiations and answered our questions efficiently and quickly. When I finally heard that our mortgage lender approved our short sale, I felt extremely relieved. I could finally move on with my life financially and I thank McGeough Lamacchia Realty for their assistance during the sale of my marital home.- Rose D.. Quincy, Massachusetts
McGeough-Lamacchia Realty helped me get out of bad situation in a very painless away. They were very knowledgeable and very professional.- Mario G., Milford, Massachusetts