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ERA Key’s Zide Named Rotarian of the Year

Nelson Zide, a Realtor in the Framingham office of ERA Key, has been named Rotarian of the Year by the Rotary Club of Framingham.Nelson Zide

The award is presented to members in good standing based on their involvement with the organization, community activities and ethics.

A Rotarian for more than 20 years, Zide has played Santa Claus for many years, providing gifts to children enrolled in Headstart. He has volunteered at Rotary craft shows and at MetroFest, which is held annually by the MetroWest Visitors Bureau.

This year, he organized the popular Duck Pluck, which awards prizes to participating children. He also helped organize Habitat for Humanity’s Playhouse Project, which provides playhouses for veterans’ families, and he volunteered at the annual Rotary carnival. He also volunteered at this year’s Reality Fair, which helps provide high school students with life skills.

He also serves on the club’s Education Committee, which this year provided $60,000 in scholarships to 15 area students.

“I was surprised and honored to be chosen for this award,” Nelson said. “I’m proud of the award, because of the good work that Rotary does to help the communities it serves. Rotary’s good deeds range from helping to eradicate polio to providing scholarships, cleaning parks, building playgrounds and feeding the needy.”

In addition to selling more than 1,000 homes as a Realtor in the Framingham office of ERA Key for many years, Zide has served as a principal and manager at ERA Key. He has presented to and trained other real estate agents throughout the country, and written books about real estate selling.

He has raised more than $600,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). He is a graduate...

Milford Realtors Help Display Flags in Milford

Fourth of July

Realtors from the Milford office of ERA Key helped decorate Draper Memorial Park in Milford with a "field of flags" to honor veterans and active military in celebration of this year's Independence Day.Fourth of July flags

Michelle Huynh, Angel Moscatelli and Toni Travaglini helped to display the flags, along with volunteers from Milford Federal Bank, the U.S. Army Recruiting Station and The Salvation Army of Greater Milford.Milford Office flags

Pictured are, top, volunteers; left,  Angel Mosccatelli, Michelle Huynh and Toni Travaglini; right, Michelle and Toni.

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ERA Key’s Rosas Obtains Connecticut Real Estate License

Victor J. Rosas of Whitinsville, an agent in the Milford office, has obtained a license to sell real estate in Connecticut.Cesare Rosas

Rosas, who has been a Realtor with ERA Key for the past five years, is also licensed in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He has experience with all types of property, including commercial real estate.

“Being licensed in three states gives both me and my clients additional flexibility, which is especially important in today’s competitive market,” Rosas said. “My clients appreciate that I'm ready to go where I’m needed.”

His website URL is vicsellsmasshomes.com.

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Framingham Agents Build Playhouses for Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity playhouses

Agents in ERA Key's Framingham office recently helped build playhouses for Habitat for Humanity that will be donated for use by children of veterans.Playhouse

The Framingham office has built playhouses in the past and also has made other contributions to Habitat for Humanity, as have other offices.Habitat for Humanity Playhouse

Pictured at top are ERA Key agents Alex Madrid and Valerie Cohen, both right of the playhouse, along with members of the Framingham Rotary Club.

Also pictured are Carlton Kish and his son, Ryan, right, and Jody Troderman and Cheyenne Dellasanta.

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Victoria Stuller Joins ERA Key’s Spencer Office as Realtor

Victoria D. Stuller of Charlton has joined ERA Key Realty Services as a Realtor in the Spencer office.Victoria Stuller

She has 16 years of sales experience and several years of experience in the hospitality industry, including serving as a bartender at Teddy G’s in Sturbridge, as a bar manager at the Beer Garden in Worcester, and as a bartender and server at J. Anthony’s Italian Grill in Auburn.

She earned an associate’s degree in psychology from Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester.

“I’ve heard that ERA Key is a fantastic company to work for, so when I decided to become a real estate agent, that’s the agency I decided to join,” Victoria said. “I’m looking forward to expanding my sales and customer service experience with ERA Key.”

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Team Blue Participates in Wilmington High School Senior Exploration Program

Team Blue in ERA Key's Wilmington office recently participated in the Wilmington High School Senior Exploration Program by accepting two seniors, Tori Ciampa and Janelle Penney. 

Each year, Wilmington High School holds a Senior Exploration Program to give students an
opportunity to experience a career field that may be of interest to them. This year,
Team Blue had the honor of accepting two students from the program to work with from May 4
to May 31, 2022. During their time with Team Blue at ERA Key Realty Services, the two interns: 

Wilmington Interns
 Observed at an open house

 Delivered “Pop-By” tokens to neighborhoods

 Hosted the raffle table at the Kentucky Derby Client Appreciation Party

 Learned about town assessments and competitive market values

 Participated in other administrative tasks, such as branding, social media and marketing

“Working with Team Blue was such a fun experience! The whole team created an inviting and exciting environment for us to come work and learn about real estate,” said Tori.

“Over the summer, Tori and I are planning on attending a real estate course to study and take the exam to get our real estate licenses," Janelle said. "We had such a great time working with Team Blue that we want to continue to work in and learn about the real estate business."

Team Blue is located at the Wilmington branch of ERA Key Realty Services. The team
specializes in real estate in the Boston Suburban areas and Southern New Hampshire. For the past five years, Team Blue has been awarded the #1 Team at ERA Key Realty Services. Their goal is to guide their clients through the contractual, investment, and emotional decisions...

ERA Key Agents Donate $1,000 to Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity

ERA Key agents not only volunteered to help build a home in Sturbridge for the MetroWest/Greater Worcester Habitat for Humanity, they also donated $1,000 recently through the ERA Key Charitable Trust.Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity LogoOn its Facebook home page, Habitat for Humanity wrote, "Another shout out to ERA Key Realty Services that formed a second team to help build an affordable home in Sturbridge during our Women Build event! The team not only volunteered their time and talent, but raised money to support our mission to build homes, communities, and hope. We’re so grateful to ERA Key Realty for supporting Women Build!"

Women Build is a national initiative to engage women in the effort to provide safe and decent homes for families in need of affordable housing.

ERA Key has volunteered for and made donations to Habitat for Humanity for many years.

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ERA Key Featured on Channel 5's 'Chronicle'

Tim McCann from ERA Key’s Worcester office, as well as a buyer represented by Dorry Stone from the Worcester office, were featured on WCVB’s “Chronicle.”Tim McCann

The segment, which focused on the spring housing market, noted that housing inventory continues to be low, but sales are brisk. Inventory has dropped from 10,057 homes in 2020 to 4,307 in 2021 and 2,349 this year.Dorry Stone

“Houses are not staying on the market for a long time, so it feels like there is no inventory,” according to the “Chronicle” report. “When you have more buyers than houses coming on the market, it feels like there is nothing to buy.”

Photos are of Tim McCann and Dorry Stone.

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Team Blue Raises $2,975 for Alzheimer’s Association

Team Blue

Team Blue, which is based in  ERA Key's Wilmington office, has raised $2,975 for the Alzheimer’s Association and is continuing its fundraising through the end of June 2022. Kentucky Derby Party

To show appreciation to past clients who have supported the team and their support for the Alzheimer’s Association, Team Blue hosted a Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday, May 7, 2022. 

The team partnered with Peter DaMore at DaMore Law, Shant Banosian at Guaranteed Rate Mortgage, Joe Lombardo at Guild Mortgage Company, Mitch Corton at Hunt Mortgage and Laura Piro at LBP Insurance Agency, LLC to throw the party. The party featured raffle prizes, derby games, a best-dressed prize, and a best-hat prize. Guests included past clients, friends, and family of the business partners. Kentucky Derby Hats

“In the United States, more than 6 million people are living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias,” said Lori Penney, the leader of Team Blue. “It is an honor to support all the families and friends who are providing care for their loved ones during such a difficult time.”

Team Blue specializes in real estate in the Boston suburban areas and southern New Hampshire. For the past five years, Team Blue has been awarded the #1 Team at ERA Key Realty Services. Their goal is to guide clients through the contractual, investment and emotional decisions involved in...

Whitinsville Office Cleans Up on Earth Day

Earth Day 2022

Whitinsville CleanupAgents in the Whitinsville office of ERA Key cleaned up the community during their annual Earth Day cleanup.

Participants included Brian and Sue Dicks, Carla Horn, Karen Thibodeau, Gail Marengo, Aaron Richardson, Bruce Bisbee, Rich Glasberg, Kathy Craig, Robyn Nasuti and David Glasberg from ERA Key, as well as Rob Haser from Hunt Mortgage.

The cleanup took place around Whitinsville's Arcade Pond, including Arcade Street, and sections of Main Street and Lake Street.

Photos are of, top, Carla Horn and Brian Dick; middle, Whitinsville Manager David Glasberg with agents who participated in the cleanup; bottom, trash they collected.

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Santurri Joins ERA Key’s Whitinsville Office as Realtor

Matthew L. Santurri of Uxbridge has joined ERA Key Realty Services as a Realtor in the Whitinsville office.Matt Santurri

Matt also serves as a sales representative for Cintas in Cumberland, R.I.

“I was attracted to ERA Key Realty Services because of the support they give to their agents, as well as the ongoing continuing education,” he said. “Being born and raised in Northbridge, as well as working in the area in a sales and customer service role for the past five years, will enable me to use my experience to the advantage of my clients.”

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Lori Penney earns Internationally Recognized Achievement for Performance in Luxury Real Estate

Lori Penney, leader of Team Blue at ERA Key Realty Services in Wilmington, earned The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing’s Million Dollar GUILD™ recognition for experience, knowledge, and expertise in million-dollar and above residential properties.Lori Penney

Lori is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist™ (CLHMS), part of an exclusive group of real estate professionals who have completed The Institute’s training and have a proven performance in the upper-tier market.

“Agents who have earned the GUILD™ recognition are performing at the highest level in their community,” said Diane Hartley, president of The Institute. “It takes a superior level of service to be successful and consistently close sales at or above one million dollars. We want to recognize this performance and give these elite professionals the earned distinction that they are the agent of choice for affluent buyers and sellers.”

The specialized training and ongoing membership with The Institute provide Penney with the knowledge and tools to better serve affluent clients. The GUILD™ recognition provides evidence of the successful commitment to service at the highest level.

“Being able to evaluate and look at the high-quality finishing and intuitive construction incorporated into homes with today’s technology is simply amazing,” Lori said. “I enjoy seeing the evolution of what each individual home has to offer in unique features and upgrades. It is amazing to see the evolution of high-end homes built in the 1950s to present day.”

Lori has been in real estate since 2008 and specializes in the Boston Suburban areas and Southern New Hampshire....

Nasuti, Corton Featured in Milford Daily News

Whitinsville agent Robyn Nasuti and Framingham Manager Ali Corton were featured in a Milford Daily News article Thursday about the housing market. 

Spring has sprung, but not for real estate market. Tight supplies crimp buyer

With the arrival of spring, residential real estate markets in MetroWest and Greater Milford would normally flower with new properties, something that typically lasts until July.

But this year the blooms don't exactly look lush.

A tight supply of available properties and sharp increase in prices have squeezed buyers into scaling back on what amenities they would like in a new home. Robyn Nasuti

Upton real estate agent Robyn Nasuti, of ERA Key Realty Services, said a robust spring market had been the only hope for buyers, and that isn’t exactly happening. 

“Compared to last year, I would say we are under where we were at this point,” Nasuti told the Daily News earlier this month, in terms of available inventory for sale. “Typically, by March we have between 10 and 12 properties ready to go on the market and even 15. Right now, we're between six and eight.” 

Despite the appeal of selling a home that has sharply appreciated in valiue, homeowners who are thinking about selling are not convinced by the available options, which are currently tagged with inflated prices themselves and don’t have the desired criteria.  

Nasuti said this cycle has forced sellers to stay put, consequently...

Flannery Listing Picked As 'House of the Week'

5 Nottingham Circle

A home at 5 Nottingham Circle, Spencer, listed by Spencer agent Donna Flaherty was chosen as the Telegram & Gazette's "House of the Week."

Contemporary Spencer home on water's edge lists for $950,000

SPENCER — This 4,600-square-foot contemporary has lots of space for houseguests and entertaining as well as more than an acre of lush yard on the water’s edge of Thompson Pond.

The three-bedroom, 3½-bathroom lake home at 5 Nottingham Circle is listed with Donna Flannery with ERA Key Realty Services for $950,000.Donna Flannery

Flannery says this hard-to-find contemporary is “the ultimate haven” that’s big enough for entertaining yet intimate enough for quiet evenings alone.

“It’s a nice open first-floor plan. There is space for a home office on every level, and the basement is completely finished for an in-law or guests to have their own separate space that walks right out to the lake,” she said.

The home was built in 2000 on 1.06 acres with 100 feet of water frontage.

“It’s a wonderful great lake community,” homeowner Cindy Krackovic said. “We’ve been very fortunate to be living in our vacation home. From morning coffee on...

Corton Listing Featured in The MetroWest Daily News

29 Fairbrook Road

An open house on April 9, 2022 at 26 Fairbrook Road, Framingham, which is listed by Framingham Manager Ali Corton, was featured in The MetroWest Daily News.Ali CortonProspective buyers

Pictured are, top, 26 Fairbrook Road; left, Ali Corton; right,  prospective home buyer Aimee Carnicelli, center, her daughter Lauren Carnicelli and Steve Tocci of Newton looking over information during the open house. Additional photos are posted here.

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ERA Key’s Whitinsville Office Planning Earth Day Clean-Up

Earth Day Whitinsville

The Whitinsville office is planning an Earth Day clean-up from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 22, 2022.

Anyone interested in participating should contact Whitinsville Manager David Glasberg at 508-234-0550 or davidglasberg@erakey.net. The clean-up will begin at ERA Key’s office at 76 Church St. and will take place in Northbridge.

“This has become an annual event for us,” David said. “Last year we picked up more than 20 bags of trash near Meadow Pond, as well as a muffler and a syringe that police disposed of for us. The more people we have participating, the more we will be able to clean up, so we’re inviting anyone who is interested to join us.”

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Mayer Joins ERA Key’s Worcester Office as Realtor

Adam J. Mayer of Worcester has joined ERA Key Realty Services as a Realtor in the Worcester office.

Mayer also serves as Assistant Director of Pre-Collegiate Outreach Programs & Undergraduate Admissions at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).Adam Mayer

He has also served as Director of Marketing and Fundraising at KSDS Assistance Dogs, Inc. in Washington, Kan., and as an admissions counselor at Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green.

He earned a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Western Kentucky University, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I.

“Based on the stellar reputation that ERA Key has had in Worcester County for decades, I knew that they were the right choices to help me build my career and achieve my real estate goals,” Adam said. “I look forward to learning from experienced ERA agents, growing my business and helping my clients find the right home for many years to come.”

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Introducing Team Blue’s Newest Real Estate Agent – Tatum Fales

Tatum Fales of Pelham, N.H., has joined ERA Key Realty Services’ Team Blue, which is based in the Wilmington office, Six Middlesex Ave.Tatum Fales

Team Blue received ERA Key’s Top Team Award and the Leader’s Circle Award, based on 2021 sales. Other Team Blue members include Tim and Lori Penney, Linda Ducharme, Dan Jones, Stephanie Beggan, Laurie Finne and Jessica Parrella.

Tatum earned her bachelor’s degree from Emmanuel College, Boston, and a paralegal certificate from Boston University. She served as a paralegal at Sweeney & Sweeney in Nashua, N.H., and also worked in the hospitality industry.

“Tatum’s experience will help her become a leader in the real estate industry,” according to Team Leader Lori Penney. “Her dedication, work ethic, entrepreneurial skills and caring attitude are just some of her strengths.”

“The buying and selling of a home can be emotional and deeply personal,” Tatum said. “I will use my communication expertise to help sellers and buyers navigate through the sales process to make it as stress-free as possible.”

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Eidinger-Taylor Named Business Leader of the Year

Cheryl Eidinger-Taylor

ERA Key President and COO Cheryl Eidinger-Taylor has been named "Family Business Leader of the Year" by the Worcester Business Journal. Below is what the Journal wrote about her.

Eidinger-Taylor keeps family values in real estate

Cheryl Eidinger-Taylor has sold more than 500 homes since she began her career with ERA Key Realty three decades ago. As the company grew, so did Eidinger-Taylor’s role: progressing from sales into managerial, regional, and then company leadership positions.

Eidinger-Taylor finally hit a ceiling five years ago when she was named president and chief operating officer of the entire operation, dedicating the organization to being a true family business.

“Under Cheryl, and the entire Taylor family's leadership, Key has continued to grow and impact the lives of all our sales professionals and their clients,” said Charles Hunt, executive vice president and COO of Hunt Real Estate Corp. in News York. “Cheryl leads with great vision and an exceptional focus on caring for everyone affiliated with us.”WBJ Call-out

Eidinger-Taylor’s governance proved pivotal throughout the coronavirus pandemic. While many industries came to a screeching halt, real estate exploded.

“When I look back, I think a lot of our success maneuvering through this pandemic has been because of sensitivity to everybody's needs,” she said. “In the long term, people made decisions about their...

Four Dorchester Agents Receive Sales Awards

Gretchen Haase Jamie Iacoi Joe FallonValerie Molcha Mendes

Congratulations to Great Spaces ERA and ERA Key sales leaders in Dorchester! 

Gretchen Haase and Jamie Iacoi were both named to the Circle of Achievement, which includes agents who have sold at least 45 units or total volume of at least $6 million. 

Joe Fallon and Valerie Molcha Mendes 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.

Pictured, left to right, are Gretchen Haase, Jamie Iacoi, Joe Fallon and Valerie Molcha Mendes. 

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