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Worcester Office Has Eight Award Winners

Congratulations to ERA Key sales leaders in the Worcester office. 

Eight Worcester agents received Circle of Honor Awards for their sales efforts during ERA Key’s recent annual meeting at the Double Tree Hotel in Westborough. 

Katie Bilotta, Irene Caruso, Jackie Cohen, Denise Foley, Gina Lewis, Angela Mann, Christine Reilly and Dorry Stone each received the Circle of Honor Award, which includes agents who have sold at least 25 units or total volume of at least $3 million. 

Pictured, left to right, top then bottom row, are Katie Bilotta, Irene Caruso, Jackie Cohen, Denise Foley, Gina Lewis, Angela Mann, Christine Reilly and Dorry Stone.

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Westborough’s Cassery Named #2 Agent; Kelley, Towne Win Awards

Congratulations to ERA Key sales leaders in the Westborough office. 

Tara Cassery finished second in sales among ERA Key’s 350 agents, tied with Spencer’s Donna Flannery. She was also named to the Leader’s Circle, which includes agents who have sold at least 65 units or a total volume of at least $10 million. ERA Key’s 2019 sales leaders were honored during the recent annual meeting at the Double Tree Hotel in Westborough. 

In addition, Joyce Kelley and Donna Towne were named to the Circle of Achievement, which includes agents who have sold at least 45 units or a total volume of at least $6 million. 

“We are so proud of our outstanding award winners from our Westborough branch,” said General Manager Jeff Taylor. “All three of these remarkable real estate professionals go above and beyond each and every day for their clients and their community. At ERA Key, we have six core values. We believe in hard work, teamwork, acting with integrity, giving back to our community, seeking solutions and fun. Tara, Donna, and Joyce embrace these values in all aspects of their business and personal lives. We are honored to have them as part of the ERA Key Realty Services family and are so proud of their accomplishments.”

Pictured, clockwise from top left, are Joyce Kelley, Tara Cassery and Donna Towne.

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Spencer Agents Finish #2 and #4, Win Other Awards

Congratulations to ERA Key sales leaders in the Spencer office. 

The Spencer office had the number two and number four sales leaders for ERA Key Realty Services in 2019, as well as four other award winners, which were announced at the recent annual meeting at the Double Tree Hotel in Westborough. 

Donna Flannery finished second and Diane Dabrowski finished fourth in sales for ERA Key. Both were also named to the Leader’s Circle, which includes agents who have sold at least 65 units, with total volume of at least $10 million. 

In addition, Darlene Eager, Michelle Fanion and Lynda Hafner were named to the Circle of Achievement, which includes agents who have sold at least 45 units, with total volume of at least $6 million. Theresa Ricard was named to the Circle of Honor, which includes agents who have sold at least 25 units, with total volume of at least $3 million.

Pictured, left to right, are Diane Dabrowski and Donna Flannery.

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Auburn Office Has Five Award Winners

Congratulations to ERA Key sales leaders in the Auburn office. 

Five Auburn agents received awards for their sales efforts during ERA Key’s recent annual meeting at the Double Tree Hotel in Westborough.

Kristine Gaffney and Jennifer Holland both received the Circle of Achievement Award, which includes agents who have sold at least 45 units, with total volume of at least $6 million. Linda Hale, Stacey Hamel and Ann Marie Sorensen each received the Circle of Honor Award, which includes agents who have sold at least 25 units, with total volume of at least $3 million. 

“All five award winners from our office are outstanding real estate agents who use their knowledge, expertise and dedication to serve their clients every day,” said Bryan Davis, manager of the Auburn office. “I feel fortunate to have them on our team.”

Pictured, left to right, are Jennifer Holland and Kristine Gaffney.

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Marlborough Office Has Two Top 10 Agents, Circle of Light Award, Other Winners

Congratulations to ERA Key sales leaders in the Marlborough office. 

The Marlborough office had the number six and number nine sales leaders for ERA Key Realty Services in 2019, as well as many other award winners, including the Circle of Light Award winner, which were announced at the recent annual meeting at the Double Tree Hotel in Westborough.

Joyce Torelli was the number six agent out of 350 at ERA Key, while Tami Dome was the number nine sales leader. Both were also named to the Leader’s Circle, which includes agents who have sold at least 65 units, with total volume of at least $10 million.

Aura Gauthier received the Circle of Light Award, which is presented for community service, for her volunteer work and contributions to many area charitable organizations. 

Wendy Butler and Donna Coffin were named to the Circle of Achievement, which includes agents who have sold at least 45 units, with total volume of at least $6 million. Jennifer Barille, Aura Gauthier, Donna Holmes and Richard Rastani were named to the Circle of Honor, which includes agents who have sold at least 25 units, with total volume of at least $3 million.

Pictured, left to right, are Joyce Torelli and Tami Dome.

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Milford Has Ten Award Winners

Congratulations to ERA Key sales leaders in the Milford office.

Ten Milford agents received awards for their sales efforts during ERA Key’s recent annual meeting at the Double Tree Hotel in Westborough.

Christine Lawrence, Sharon O'Reilly, Kim Poirier and Victor Rosas each won the Circle of Achievement Award, which includes agents who have sold at least 45 units or total volume of at least $6 million. Linda Abrams, Lynne Castiglioni, Mary DiDomenico, Joan Dooney, Johanna Ferrucci and Samantha Martinez each received the Circle of Honor Award, which includes agents who have sold at least 25 units or a total volume of at least $3 million.

Sharon O’Reilly and Victor Rosas won awards for having the highest number of outgoing referrals companywide. Victor Rosas also won an award for the highest number of E-Lead Closings companywide.

Pictured clokwise from top left are Christine Lawrence, Sharon O'Reilly, Kim Poirier and Victor Rosas.

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Chelmsford Office Has Two Top 10 Agents, Other Award Winners

Congratulations to ERA Key sales leaders in the Chelmsford office. 

The Chelmsford office had the number five and number seven sales leaders for ERA Key Realty Services in 2019, as well as three Circle of Honor award winners, which were announced at the recent annual meeting at the Double Tree Hotel in Westborough. 

Maureen Howe was the number five agent out of 350 at ERA Key, while Donna Bursey was the number seven sales leader. Both were also named to the Leader’s Circle, which includes agents who have sold at least 65 units, with total volume of at least $10 million. 

Stephanie Martin, Song Taing and Andrew Wilson were named to the Circle of Honor, which includes agents who have sold at least 25 units, with total volume of at least $3 million.

Pictured, left to right, are Donna Bursey and Maureen Howe.

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Whitinsville Agents Finish #1 and #3, Receive Other Awards

Congratulations to ERA Key sales leaders in the Whitinsville office. 

The Whitinsville office had the number one and number three sales leaders for ERA Key Realty Services in 2019, as well as a rookie of the year and many other award winners, which were announced at the recent annual meeting at the Double Tree Hotel in Westborough. 

Carla Horn was ERA Key’s number one agent, while Kathy Craig was ranked number three. Both were also named to the Leader’s Circle, which includes agents who have sold at least 65 units, with total volume of at least $10 million. 

Biano Roffo was named rookie of the year for units sold. 

Jeanne McHale, Dana Claflin and Team Susan and Brian Dicks were named to the Circle of Achievement, which includes agents who have sold at least 45 units, with total volume of at least $6 million. Deb Evans, John Sauer, Meghan Schlesman, Karen Thibodeau, Shawn Towle and Roffo were named to the Circle of Honor, which includes agents who have sold at least 25 units, with total volume of at least $3 million. Team Susan and Brian Dicks were also named the number two team at ERA Key.

Pictured, clockwise from top, are Carla Horn, Biano Roffo and Kathy Craig.

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Sales Leaders Announced for Billerica, Wilmington and Woburn Offices

Congratulations to ERA Key sales leaders in the Billerica, Wilmington and Woburn offices. 

Cathy Lomasney, a Realtor in the Billerica office, and Wilmington’s Team Blue were named to the Leader’s Circle based on their 2019 sales during ERA Key Realty Services’ recent annual meeting at the Double Tree Hotel in Westborough. The Leader’s Circle “represents the pinnacle of achieved results” at ERA. 

Team Blue took first place in the Top Team Award. Team members include team leader Lori Penney, Tim Penney, Linda Ducharme and Laurie Finne.

Cathy was also named one of the Top 10 All-Around Agents.

Carolyn Corbett, a Realtor in the Billerica office and Kathleen Devine, a Realtor in the Woburn office were named to the Circle of Honor.

 “Congratulations to all ERA Key Realty Services Award winners,” said ERA Key Manager Lisa Luther. “It’s a privilege to work with all our agents and what an honor it is to see them continue to soar!!”

Pictured, top to bottom, are Cathy Lomasney, Team Blue, Carolyn Corbett and Kathleen Devine.

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Framingham Sales Leaders Announced

Congratulations to sales leaders from the Framingham office.

The Framingham office had two of the top 10 sales leaders for ERA Key Realty Services in 2019, as well as a rookie of the year and many other award winners, which were announced at the recent annual meeting at the Double Tree Hotel in Westborough. 

Graham Pettengill was the number four all-around sales leader for ERA Key, while Stephanie Lachapelle was number eight. Audra Lizarralde was one of two agents company-wide to be named Rookie of the Year. 

Nelson Zide and Heather Spence joined Graham and Stephanie in the Leader’s Circle, which includes agents who have sold at least 65 units or  total volume of at least $10 million. 

Valerie Cohen and Lynne Eliopoulis were named to the Circle of Achievement, which includes agents who have sold at least 45 units or total volume of at least $6 million. Martha Convers, Jody Troderman and Audra Lizarralde were named to the Circle of Honor, which includes agents who have sold at least 25 units or total volume of at least $3 million. 

Rob Fontaine (4+) and Jody Troderman (3) received Elead Awards for closing sales based on leads generated electronically by ERA Key.

Photos are of Graham Pettengill and Stephanie Lachapelle.

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Auburn's Stacey Hamel Earns Commitment to Excellence Designation

Stacey Hamel, a Realtor in the Auburn office, has earned the Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) designation from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). 

C2EX is a program that empowers Realtors to demonstrate their professionalism and commitment to conducting business at the highest standards. To achieve the designation, NAR assesses the Realtor’s expertise in 10 elements of professionalism, ranging from customer service to use of technology. 

To achieve the designation, Realtors much be knowledgeable about laws and regulations affecting their business, and must understand and practice a Code of Ethics that values honesty and integrity. 

Hamel has been a Realtor with ERA Key for more than eight years. She began her real estate career at Weichert Realtors in Auburn. Before that, she was a sales representative and U.S. government account manager at Wright Line LLC in Worcester, and she worked in sales and customer service positions at Paul Revere Insurance Group in Worcester. 

She earned her bachelor’s degree from Assumption College, Worcester, and studied project management at the University of Phoenix. 

“C2EX represents the highest degree of professionalism in the real estate industry,” according to Bryan Davis, manager of the Auburn office. “Few agents achieve this special designation. We’re proud that Stacey is one of them.”

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ERA Key’s Spencer Office Donates More Than $5,000 To Area Charities

Agents in ERA Key's Spencer office donated more than $5,000 to area charities during the holiday season.

In addition to donating $1,000 as well as hundreds of toys to Spencer Toys for Kids, Spencer agents donated $1,000 each to the Leicester Senior Center for Veterans and the St. Paul Food Pantry, and $500 each to the Charlton REAS Foundation (Residential Energy Assistance for Seniors) and the Mary Queen of the Rosary Parish Food Pantry in Spencer.

“I’m proud to be part of an office that does so much for our community,” said Spencer Manager Linda Laney. “Our agents work hard, but recognize the importance of sharing their success with those who are less fortunate. Charitable giving is an important part of ERA Key’s culture and we take pride in doing our part.”

Agents contribute through ERA Key’s Charitable Trust Fund, which has given more than $400,000 to dozens of charities since its inception in 2004.

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Home Listed by ERA Key’s Rose Featured on Boston.com

A home listed by Joleen Rose, an agent in the Millis office, is being featured on Boston.com.

The home, which is located at 229 Hollis St., Holliston, features an ornate iron gate that opens onto a driveway, a series of walkways in contrasting black and white, sculptures and a fountain.

“The home is filled with murals, inside and out,” according to Boston.com. “A two-story foyer with a chandelier presents a main floor with an open layout, hardwood floors, and hand-painted murals of angels. This level also includes a sitting room, dining and living areas, and a kitchen with granite counters and a long island, as well as a master with a double tray ceiling, temperature-controlled closet, and a bathroom with a glass shower and marble double vanity.”

The home also features a heated driveway, a two-car heated garage with a second laundry room, and a surveillance system. A three-season room leads into a backyard with a marble compass inlaid onto a granite patio, a granite grill top, and a heated in-ground pool with statuary around it and a deck.

The home, which is listed for $985,000, is 4,668 square feet and is on 1.05 acres. It has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a half bathroom.

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ERA Key’s Zide Named to RISMedia Newsmakers 2020

Nelson Zide, a Realtor in ERA Key's Framingham office, has been named to RISMedia Newsmakers 2020.

Nelson was named to a group called, “Luminaries: The Iconic Leaders.” Newsmakers are named based on nominations received online, nominations by RISMedia’s editorial team and information from other industry sources.

It is the second consecutive year that ERA Key has had someone named to RISMedia Newsmakers. President and COO Cheryl Eidinger-Taylor was named in 2019, the inaugural year for RISMedia Newsmakers.

In choosing Nelson, RIS Media noted that he has consistently closed at least 45 transactions per year worth $12 million to $15 million, with a career total exceeding 1,000 real estate transactions.

Nelson “is known for his larger-than-life persona, humble nature and eagerness to share the techniques that brought him success,” according to RISMedia.

He holds many professional designations, including Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI), Performance Management Network (PMN), Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR). He recently received the Sterling R investor designation from the Realtors® Political Action Committee.

He graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and lives in Framingham with his family. He has also been the past president of the Massachusetts Chapter of Certified Residential Specialists, and past president of the Boston chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors (WCR). He has been a senior GRI instructor, as well as a national speaker and trainer for more than 25 years.

“I’m honored to be included with the industry leaders who were named to RISMedia’s 2020 Newsmakers,”...

ERA Key Names Sierra Realtor in Milford Office

Carey E. Sierra of Milford has joined ERA Key’s Milford office as a Realtor.

She has five years of experience in real estate, and has also worked as a project coordinator at Otis Elevator Company in Canton and as a leasing consultant at Cohen Properties in Boston.

Carey earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Florida Metropolitan University in Fort Lauderdale and is a volunteer for the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Milford.

“ERA Key is one of the top 10 real estate agencies in Massachusetts and was originally based here in Milford,” she said. “I was attracted to ERA Key, because I like the office culture and business model offered to agents.”

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Framingham’s Zide Recognized Nationally for Protecting, Investing in Real Estate Industry

The National Association of Realtors® announced that Nelson Zide, a Realtor® in the Framingham office of ERA Key Realty Services, has earned a Sterling R investor designation in the Realtors® Political Action Committee.

The Sterling R designation is for donors who contribute at least $1,000 to the RPAC. The RPAC is a national bipartisan grassroots-based political advocacy organization that works to protect the real estate industry and the dream of homeownership for MetroWest residents and others across the country.

Zide has supported RPAC for more than 30 years and has been a member of the National Association of Realtors® since 1977. He holds many professional designations, including Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Graduate, Realtors® Institute (GRI), Performance Management Network (PMN), Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR).

Nelson graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and lives in Framingham with his family. He has also been the past president of the Massachusetts Chapter of Certified Residential Specialists, and past president of the Boston chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors (WCR). He has been a senior GRI instructor, as well as a national speaker and trainer for more than 25 years.

“I support RPAC, because home ownership is the foundation of my profession,” Nelson said. “Its actions benefit me professionally, but they also benefit my clients.”

Since 1969, RPAC has promoted the election of pro-real estate candidates across the United States. The purpose of RPAC is to elect and support officials who advance the interests of real estate professionals, and their home buying,...

ERA Key’s Spencer Office Donates Thousands of Toys, Plus $1,000 To Spencer Toys for Kids

Agents in the Spencer office have donated $1,000 as well as about 2,000 toys and hand-made items to Spencer Toys for Kids.

Toys and hand-made items were donated from members of the community, as well as agents and staff at ERA Key. The $1,000 came from agent contributions to the ERA Key Realty Services Charitable Trust Foundation.

The toy drive was organized by agents Katie Harris and Donna Flannery, who have been involved with Spencer Toys for Kids for many years. The Spencer office toy drive makes Christmas merrier for about 200 children a year.

“Katie, Donna and many others in the Spencer office, as well as the community, put a great deal of time and effort into making this happen,” said ERA Key President Cheryl Eidinger-Taylor. “Each year, the Spencer office is filled to capacity with bags of toys for needy children. Everyone involved deserves a great deal of credit for their hard work.”

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Millis Office Collects Toys for Dozens of Needy Children

Joleen Rose with toys she helped collect.

For the fifth consecutive year, Realtor Joleen Rose and Office Administrator Danielle Damata have organized and managed a Toys for Tots drive in the Millis office of ERA Key.

Building on their previous efforts, they collected dozens of toys this year with an overall value of about $500. Agents and staff in Millis coordinate the collection and distribution of toys through the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation’s local coordinator.

“Joleen was working with Toys for Tots even before I came into the picture,” Danielle said, “so I know it is a labor of love for her, too.”

Toys for Tots, which is operated by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, has donated more than 500 million toys to economically disadvantaged children at Christmas since it was created in 1947.

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ERA Key’s Luther Named 2020 President of Women’s Council of REALTORS®

Congratulations to Lisa Luther!

Lisa, who manages ERA Key offices in Billerica, Wilmington and Woburn, has been installed as the 2020 President of the Massachusetts Women’s Council of REALTORS® (WCR).

WCR is recognized as “the voice for women in real estate, and the premier source for the development of leaders in the industry, organized real estate and beyond,” according to its vision statement. Nationally, it includes more than 12,000 members.

Lisa, who joined ERA Key in March 2016, previously owned Realty World Advantage in Billerica, running the agency for 17 years. Before that, she served as Pre-License Director of Carlson GMAC Real Estate for 33 offices in Massachusetts and 10 offices in New Hampshire. She also served as Education Director for Century 21 Citiwide’s offices in Lynnfield, Everett and Revere. She started her real estate career as a REALTOR at ERA in Burlington.

She was named the 2017 Women’s Council Member of the Year. She was a Greater Boston Association of REALTORS board member in 2016 and President of the Women’s Council of REALTORS Northern Region Network from 2016 to 2017.

Lisa earned her bachelor’s degree at Salem State University. She is an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) and a Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES), and has earned Loss Mitigation Certification (LMC) and certification as a Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE). She is also a Career Development Coach.

She has organized charitable events for her offices, including a scavenger hunt to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. She has also participated in many fundraising events, including the REALTOR® Relief Run in Boston and the annual Walk MS: Lynnfield.

“Congratulations to Lisa for her latest achievement,” said ERA Key President Cheryl...

Chelmsford Office Donates Toys for Boys & Girls Club Christmas Party

Agents in the Chelmsford office purchased toys for the annual Christmas party of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell this year for the third consecutive year through the ERA Key Realty Services Charitable Trust Foundation. 

ERA Key participants, left to right, include Bob Correia, Stephanie Martin, Donna Bursey, Maureen Howe, Angela Caputo Griswold, Tracey Garthe and Jay Lynch.

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