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ERA Key’s Flannery Nominated for National Jim Jackson Award

Donna Flannery, a long-time agent in ERA Key's Spencer office, has been nominated for the prestigious Jim Jackson Memorial Service Award for Customer Satisfaction.Donna Flannery

The award recognizes the top agent, team or company in all of ERA Real Estate for providing the best customer service. The ERA Franchise System has more than 2,400 agencies and more than 30,000 agents worldwide.

Donna has received numerous awards for her sales and community service. She has sold more than 1,000 homes during her 30-year career in real estate. She was one of four national finalists for the Jim Jackson award in 1999.

“Donna has been among our top agents for many years,” according to ERA Key President and COO Cheryl Eidinger-Taylor. “She has an outstanding record of serving her clients and contributing to her community. She is very deserving of the Jim Jackson award.”

Donna consistently finishes among the top 10 agents in sales for ERA Key, which has more than 350 agents, and several times she has led the agency for the number of transactions closed. She is regularly named to the Leader’s Circle, which includes agents who have sold at least 65 units or total volume of at least $10 million for the year.

Donna worked for four years as the MLS supervisor for the Greater Worcester Board of Realtors before pursuing her license to sell real estate. She became a Realtor in 1992 at the former Hometown Real Estate and was named Rookie of the Year. She was her office’s top-selling agent from 1993 through 1998, finishing each year with the highest number of closed transactions and the dollar volume of homes sold.

In 2007, she was the ERA Boston Broker Council Agent of the Year, with the highest dollar volume for homes sold and the largest...

ERA Key’s Worcester Office Donates $5,000 to Five Local Charities

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The Worcester office of ERA Key has donated $5,000 to five area charities.Allen Greenman

The donations, made through the ERA Key Realty Services Charitable Trust Foundation, included $1,000 each for Veterans, Inc. of Worcester, The Salvation Army, the Worcester Animal Rescue League, Abby’s House in Worcester, and the Worcester County Food Bank.Worcester Charity

“It is important for us to serve our community, as well our clients,” said Worcester Manager Allen Greenman. “Our office is dedicated to giving back and helping those in need.”

Participating ERA agents, pictured here, include Neil Macnamara, Allen Greenman, Dorry Stone, Timothy McCann and Sheila Brady.

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ERA Key Adds Johnson as Realtor in Whitinsville Office

Jill M. Johnson of Blackstone has joined ERA Key as a Realtor in the Whitinsville office.Jill Johnson

She has more than five years of experience as an administrative assistant and transaction coordinator at ERA Key. Before joining ERA Key, she was a Third Party Collector for Human Resource Management Company in Milford and a Cash Management Specialist for Salisbury Associates Medical Practice Management Corporation in Worcester.

She earned an associate’s degree in business and a medical certificate from Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester.

“For the past five years, I’ve worked as an administrative assistant for Brian and Susan Dicks and they taught me a great deal about real estate,” Johnson said. “I’m continuing my administrative duties, but I’ve joined their team as a real estate agent. I’m looking forward to applying what I’ve learned – and to continue learning – as part of their team.”

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ERA Key’s Framingham Office Donates $1,600 To Four Area Charities

The Framingham office of ERA Key Realty Services has donated $1,600 to area charities this holiday season.ERA Key CaresAli Corton

Donations, made through the ERA Key Realty Services Charitable Trust Foundation, include $400 each for Resiliency for Life (RFL), a Framingham public school program that provides students a supportive environment where they can feel a sense of community and build their academic and social-emotional skills; NEADS of Princeton, which trains and provides world-class service dogs to veterans, children and adults with disabilities and others; the Provision Ministry, Inc. of Westborough, which connects quality nonprofits with the right donors of money, goods and services, and Jeff’s Place in Framingham, which offers hope and healing in a supportive community for grieving children, teens, families and individuals.

“High inflation has made life especially difficult for those in need,” said Ali Corton, who manages the Framingham office. “We do our part to help by donating to non-profits in the communities we serve and, in many cases, volunteering our help.”

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ERA Key Among Top Places to Work in Massachusetts for Seventh Time

ERA Key Realty Services has been named among the top places to work in the state for the seventh time, based on a survey administered by Energage for The Boston GlobeERA Key Logo

ERA Key placed 10th in the large company category. The agency, which has 15 offices throughout central and eastern Massachusetts, did not participate in the survey in 2020, but made the list for five consecutive years from 2015 through 2019 and again in 2021. 

The Top Places to Work survey of more than 80,000 employees at 363 companies asked questions based on factors such as company leadership, compensation and training, and workplace flexibility. Responses were anonymous. 

President and Chief Operating Officer Cheryl Eidinger-Taylor credited the company’s core values for helping to create a workplace where agents and staff consider it to be one of the best places to work in Massachusetts. ERA Key’s core values include teamwork, hard work, giving back to the community, seeking solutions, acting with integrity and having fun. Cheryl Eidinger-Taylor

“It’s an honor for ERA Key to be among the 150 companies in all industries to be included among the Top Places to Work,” Eidinger-Taylor said. “Being a top workplace helps us to attract some of the industry’s top Realtors. We provide our Realtors with the tools to succeed, which is why we have also succeeded.” 

She added that ERA Key provides agents and staff with the training programs and tools they need to achieve the best results for themselves and for their customers. ...

Haynes has Top Sale in Franklin for 2022

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Congratulations to ERA Key's Michelle Haynes.

In an article about the most expensive home sales in the region, The MetroWest Daily News reported that Haynes, a Realtor in the Franklin office, was responsible for the most expensive home sale in Franklin for 2022.Michelle Haynes

The Daily News reported that, "Franklin's biggest sale in 2022 was for a home at 26 October Drive, which rang in at $2.2 million. The home was sold on May 26, and features five bedrooms and six bathrooms, spread over 4,700 square feet. The home is part of Franklin's Autumn Hill Estates, and has a soaking tub nook, floor-to-ceiling stonework and a coffee/wet bar area in the kitchen. The house was built in 2007, and was listed by Michelle Haynes of ERA Key Realty Services."

 

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Billerica Office Collects Toys for Tots

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The Billerica office of ERA Key recently donated two large boxes full of toys to Toys for Tots, a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve that distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas.

The collection was led by Realtor Cathy Lomasney, right, who has led the collection for 14 years. She was named to the Leader's Circle in 2021 and is one of the agency' top all-around agents.

“The holidays are synonymous with giving," Lomasney said. "Thankfully, Toys for Tots toy drives help fill the need and bring joy to so many children. With the increased need this year, so many people really came through and generously donated toys, games, stuffed animals and much more. I greatly appreciate the efforts of all those that participated.”

Pictured above is Realtor Lisa Luther, left, and Danielle, an annual contributor to the Toys for Tots drive.

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Billerica Office Donates $500 to Operation Delta Dog

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The Billerica office of ERA Key recently donated $500 to Operation Delta Dog.

The non-profit organization rescues shelter dogs and trains them to work as assistance dogs for disabled veterans who suffer from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Military Sexual Trauma (MST) or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).Operation Delta Dog logo

In a letter thanking the office, which contributed the funds through the ERA Key Realty Services Charitable Trust Foundation, Delta Dog Executive Director Charlotte Troddyn wrote, “Donations like yours not only enable us to offer all services at absolutely no cost to veterans, but also to give shelter dogs a second chance at life. Thanks to you, the dogs get the homes they need, and the veterans get the help they deserve!”

Pictured above are, left to right, Lisa Luther, Lisa Benoit, Shelly Laffey and Caroline Corbett with a trainer from Operation Delta Dog.

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ERA Key’s Whitinsville Office Donates $7,866 to Area Charities

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ERA Key's Whitinsville office has donated $7,866 to area charities this year, in addition to volunteering for various events.Earth Day 2022

The donations, made through the ERA Key Realty Services Charitable Trust Foundation, benefitted nine area charities, as well as local schools.

“We’re proud to do our part to give back to the community,” said Realtor Carla Horn. “It is a key value at ERA Key and those who work in the Whitinsville office are always glad to help. Whether it’s an Earth Day cleanup, a Habitat for Humanity project or donations to local food pantries, we’re here to help.”

“We seek to spread our charitable contributions throughout the communities we serve, benefiting needy residents, veterans, animals, people with health issues and others,” said Realtor Laura Hebb. “We’ve all been affected by the pandemic and current high inflation, so the need for assistance is greater than ever.”Whitinsville Donations

Financial donations made this year included $1,500 to Peace of Bread Community Kitchen in Whitinsville, and $500 each to Veterans, Inc. in Worcester, Wheeling for Warriors in Whitinsville, People First Food Pantry in Uxbridge, the Oxford Ecumenical Food Shelf, Divine Mercy Chaplet & Adoration in Whitinsville and the St. Denis Church food pantry in Douglas.

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ERA Key's Team Blue and DaMore Law Raise $1,050 for We're One Wilmington Organization

Wilmington Thanksgiving FundraiserTeam Blue with ERA Key Realty Services and DaMore Law is proud to announce that they have raised $1,050 for the We're One Wilmington (WOW) organization through their annual Thanksgiving Pie fundraiser. 

“This year's fundraiser was a great success, thanks to the generosity of local businesses and individuals who donated pies, time, and money,” said Lori Penney, the leader of Team Blue. 

The WOW organization supports Wilmington families and individuals connect to the Wilmington Community who are experiencing financial, emotional or medical emergency, death, house fire, or other life-changing events. Each year the WOW organization also provides Holiday Gift Assistance to individuals, families, and households of financial need. Team Blue is proud to partner with them in this important work. Thanks again to everyone who contributed; your support will help make a real difference in the lives of many people right here in our community!Wilmington Pies

 “Supporting the Wilmington community is extremely important to Team Blue,” Penney said. “We host this fundraiser annually for Thanksgiving to help give back to the community during the holiday season, which can be stressful for some.”

Pictured above, left to right, are Team Blue's Tim Penney, Tatum Fales, Lori Penney and Linda Ducharme.

For more information on Team Blue’s services, contact Lori Penney at 978-375-2520 or loripenney@erakey.com, or visit the team’s Facebook...

Milford Office Serves Thanksgiving Dinner at Milford Youth Center

Agents from the Milford office of ERA Key served Thanksgiving dinner to local community members in need at the Milford Youth Center this week. Milford Thanksgiving Dinner

The Milford office has volunteered in years past, but this was the first dinner they served since before the pandemic. 

Pictured, left to right, are, front row, Michelle Huynh, Johanna Ferrucci and Manager Angel Moscatelli; back row, Donna Arthur and Toni Travaglini.

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Team Blue Raises $600 for We’re One Wilmington

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Team Blue at ERA Key Realty Services is getting into the holiday spirit this year after hosting its first Jingle and Mingle event to support local small businesses. Team Blue, along with Wilmington/Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce members, raised $600 for the We’re One Wilmington (WOW), a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the Wilmington community one good deed at a time. Jingle & Mingle 4

Fourteen vendors came to support a great cause while also promoting their own small businesses to the community. Approximately 150 people came to prepare for the holiday season with Thanksgiving pies and potential holiday gifts for loved ones. Participating vendors included Josie’s Bakery, Wow Factor Auto Detailing, Resin8 With Me, Red Door Mobile Bar Co., CARMA Salon & Spa, NU Skin, Wildflower Designs, Love Candles, Theresa Layton, S& L’S Luscious Sweets, Theresa Sharp, Dottye Vaccaro, and Linda Bruen.   Jingle & Mingle 2

“Supporting local small businesses is extremely important to Team Blue,” said Lori Penney, the leader of Team Blue. “The holiday season can be fun, yet overwhelming for some, so we decided to take some of that stress away by bringing local vendors together. It was a great...

Chelmsford Office Donates $1,000 to Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell

The Chelmsford office of ERA Key Realty Services has donated $1,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell. Boys & Girls Club

The donation, made through the ERA Key Realty Services Charitable Trust Foundation, benefits the Boys & Girls Club’s Believe and Become campaign. The club, which is renovating and expanding, seeks to serve local youth “who experience toxic stress and adverse living conditions as a result of living in dangerous neighborhoods and challenging family situations,” according to a letter from the club. 

Pictured are, left to right, Angel Brunelle, Director of Development at the club, Realtor Angel Caputo Griswold, Chelmsford Manager Mary Bilodeau and Administrative Assistant Tracey Garthe.

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Mahoney Joins ERA Key’s Spencer Office as Realtor

Erin K. Mahoney of West Brookfield has joined the agency as a Realtor in the Spencer office.Erin Mahoney

She has nearly 10 years of experience as a Realtor at Michael Toomey & Associates, Inc. in North Brookfield. She is a Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA), Certified Buyer Representative (CBR) and an American Warrior Real Estate Professional (AWREP).

She has also worked as a social worker for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and as a sales team lead for Checkerboard, West Boylston. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Worcester State University.

She chairs the West Brookfield Concert on The Common Committee, as well as the Event Planning Committee of the Parent Teacher Organization at Brookfield Elementary School. She is an assistant coach for Brookfield Recreation Youth Soccer.

“I was seeking an opportunity to further my career in real estate,” she said. “At ERA Key, I can achieve that goal by attending education courses, networking and participating in community events.”

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Marlborough Office Donates $1,000 for Fuel Assistance

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The Marlborough office of ERA Key recently presented a check for $1,000 to the Marlborough fuel assistance program. Funds were donated through the ERA Key Realty Services Charitable Trust Foundation.

Shown presenting the check at the Marlborough Senior Center are, left to right, ERA Key agent Aura Gauthier; Trish Pope, a senior center staff member, and ERA Key agents Donna Coffin, Donna Holmes and Bernadette Syppko.

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ERA Key Names Jeff Taylor VP, Growth and Development

Jeff Taylor of Worcester has been named Vice President, Growth and Development, of ERA Key.

He formerly served as General Manager. In his new position, he will identify and act on new opportunities that will enable or accelerate the agency’s continued growth.

“As one of the largest real estate agencies in Massachusetts, ERA Key has the resources and technology to continue its stellar growth – and to grow at an even faster pace,” Jeff said. “I look forward to playing a key role in that effort.”

Taylor began his career in real estate after graduating from Suffolk University with a business management degree in 2003. Since then, he has played a key role in ERA Key’s growth and success, according to President and COO Cheryl Eidinger-Taylor.

Jeff began his career as a real estate agent representing clients in the Worcester area. He added the role of Company Recruiter in 2005, which provided him with tremendous insight on how to best utilize the tools, support and technology ERA Key has to offer both clients and agents.

In 2008, he took on the challenge of becoming Sales Manager for ERA Key’s Westborough office, which enabled him to use the knowledge he gained from his time as a Realtor and recruiter, while honing his skills in client relations.

In 2010, he took over management of ERA Key’s Framingham office in addition to the Westborough office. After Distinctive Realty of Marlborough merged with ERA Key in 2011, he took on the responsibility of integrating the new Marlborough office into the ERA Key family.

He co-manages the ERA Key Foundation, which has given away nearly $400,000 to dozens of Worcester County nonprofits since its inception in 2004. Last year, the foundation benefited 27 organizations.

He is active with the LGBT Asylum Task Force of Worcester. A few years ago, Taylor helped to provide a three-family property in Worcester to the task force to house those in need.

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Nadine Fallon Named Vice President of Operations for ERA Key

Nadine Fallon of Boston, a real estate professional with more than 20 years of experience, has been named Vice President of Operations. 

In her new position, she will help manage the company’s organizational processes, budgeting, recruitment and staff management to help ERA Key increase efficiency and continue growing. Nadine Fallon

She joined ERA Key a year ago after Great Spaces ERA, a Boston agency she co-founded in 2014, merged with ERA Key. Great Spaces ERA had been in the top 5% of brokerages in Boston each year from 2017 until the merger. 

“Nadine has become a valuable member of ERA Key’s management team,” said ERA Key President and Chief Operating Officer Cheryl Eidinger-Taylor. “In her new position, we will work even more closely together to ensure the continued success of ERA Key, while reinforcing our leadership in agency technology and training.” 

“I am excited to become a part of a nationally-recognized leadership team and help ERA Key continue to raise the bar in our industry,” Nadine said. “Serving clients and the agents who help them is at the forefront of everything we do and I look forward to adding to what we have to offer them.” 

In addition to serving as Sales Manager at Great Spaces ERA, she has served as a member of Boston’s Zoning Board of Appeals, and owner and broker of Fallon Residential, LLC. Prior to beginning her career in real estate, Fallon held various sales management positions in the bicycle industry.

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Cristo Joins ERA Key’s Spencer Office as Realtor

Michael J. Cristo of Charlton has joined ERA Key as a Realtor in the Spencer office.Mike Cristo

He previously served as a Project Manager for Traffic Systems Co. Inc., an electronic controls company based in Worcester, for many years.

“I joined ERA Key because it provided the best opportunity for me to establish myself as a real estate agent in Spencer,” Mike said. “ERA Key has a great reputation and provides its agents with the ongoing training needed to excel in today’s market.”

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Neal Joins ERA Key’s Chelmsford Office as Realtor

Sarah J. Neal of Chelmsford has joined ERA Key as a Realtor in the Chelmsford office.Sarah Neal

She graduated from Emmanuel College, Boston, with a bachelor’s degree in economics.

“I chose to join ERA Key, because I was impressed by its core values and by how welcome I felt when I came in to interview in the Chelmsford office,” Sarah said. “I knew it would be a great fit for me.”

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ERA Key’s Spencer Office Adds Jessica Ware as Realtor

Jessica L. Ware of North Brookfield has joined ERA Key Realty Services as a Realtor in the Spencer office.Jessica Ware

She is completing her bachelor’s degree at Fitchburg State University. She is a notary public, and has assisted as a volunteer in cleaning up North Brookfield and at the Second Chance Animal Services Community Veterinary Hospital in North Brookfield.

“I knew ERA Key was the agency I wanted to work for,” Jessica said, “because when I asked people in my community which real estate agency they trusted the most, the answer was always ERA Key Realty.”

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