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Team Blue, Three Agents in Billerica, Wilmington and Woburn Receive Sales Awards

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

Team Blue received the Top Team Award during ERA Key’s recent virtual annual meeting. Team Blue also received the Leader’s Circle Award, which includes agents who have sold at least 65 units or a total volume of at least $10 million. Team members include team leader Lori Penney, Tim Penney and Linda Ducharme

Carolyn Corbett, Cathy Lomasney, Realtors in the Billerica office, and Kathleen Devine, a Realtor in the Woburn office, 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.

Carolyn CorbettCathy LomasneyKathleen Devine

Pictured are, top, left to right, Team Blue members Tim Penney, Lori Penney and Linda Ducharme. Bottom, left to right, Carolyn Corbett, Cathy Lomasney and Kathleen Devine.

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Marlborough Office Has 10 Award Winners, Including #4 Agent

Congratulations to ERA Key sales leaders in the Marlborough office! Tami Dome

Tami Dome ranked number four out of 350 agents and was named to the Leader’s Circle, which includes agents who have sold at least 65 units or total volume of at least $10 million. 

Awards were announced during ERA Key’s recent virtual annual meeting.

Wendy Butler, Donna Coffin and Joyce Torelli 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. Jennifer Barille, Aura Gauthier, Donna Holmes, Tracy McGrath, David Skarin and Zenaide Swenson 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.

Wendy ButlerDonna CoffinJoyce Torelli

Pictured above are Tami Dome; Wendy Butler, Donna Coffin and Joyce Torelli. Pictured below are Jennifer Barille, Aura Gauthier, Donna Holmes, Tracy McGrath, David Skarin and Zenaide Swenson.

Jen BarilleAura Gauthier...

ERA Key Names Benoit Manager of Billerica, Wilmington, Woburn Offices

Lisa Benoit of Dracut has been named manager of ERA Key offices in Billerica, Wilmington and Woburn.Lisa Benoit

A licensed broker in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, she previously served as Managing Broker and Recruitment Manager for Coco Early & Associates in Dracut and Lowell. She has also served as a Sales Representative for Coco Early, the Maine Real Estate Network in South Portland and Century 21 GJ Brown in Dracut.

She was also a water aerobics instructor at Latitudes Health Club in Methuen. Lisa also served as a Project Manager at Deutsche Bank in Salem, N.H., and as an Account Manager for Iron Mountain in Billerica.

She earned an associate’s degree in business administration from Mass Bay College in Wellesley. She is a member of the Dracut Rotary Club and serves on the Community Services Committee of the North East Association of Realtors.

“I came here, because ERA Key is a leader in the industry, with strong financials and a great business model,” Lisa said. “I hope to learn from the model and expand on it.”

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ERA Key’s Spencer Office Donates $4,000 To Area Charities

Spencer Agents

The Spencer office of ERA Key Realty Services has donated $4,000 to six area charities.Butkiewicus, Samantha

The donations, made through the ERA Key Charitable Trust, include $1,000 each to the Mary Queen of the Rosary Food Pantry in Spencer and the St. Paul Food Pantry in Southbridge, and $500 each to Spencer Toys for Kids, the Leicester Senior Center, Hearts for Heat in West Brookfield, which provides heating assistance to area residents, and Residential Energy Assistance for Seniors (REAS) in Charlton.Falter, Bob

“I’m proud of the effort our agents make to give back to the community,” said Linda Laney, who manages the Spencer office. “The pandemic has affected many people this year and our agents have been especially generous in lending a helping hand. They consistently make donations, volunteer and otherwise seek to make their community a better place.”Fanion, Michelle

Pictured are, top to bottom. participating Spencer agents, Samantha Butkiewicus. Bob Falter and Michelle Fanion.

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ERA Key’s Wilmington Office Moves to Historic Building

Wilmington Office

ERA Key's Wilmington office has moved from 384 Middlesex Avenue to Six Middlesex Avenue.

The new location, which is in the heart of Wilmington, will provide customers with easier access. It also provides room for expansion, according to Lori Penney, who managed the move. The 1,300 square foot office is located in the historic Henry Jacques home, which was built in 1842.

“The new office is very inviting,” according to Penney. “It has a farmer’s porch and a backyard, and it’s in the center of town near the train station. It also has lots of parking, so it will be convenient for both our clients and our agents.”

The new two-story location has a conference room, two executive offices and a kitchen on the first floor. 

Space is now available for a few more experienced agents to join the team!

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Milford's Victor Rosas, Kim Poirier Sell Historic Spite House

Spite House

Victor Rosas and Kim Poirier recently sold the historic Spite House. The story below appeared in The Milford Daily News.

Milford's historic and oddly-shaped Spite House now for rent

MILFORD — When attorney Warren Heller owned the curious-looking building on the corner of Exchange and Congress streets, he had to outfit the entire interior with custom furniture.

“There were no square or rectangular walls,” he said. “Every one had some unique shape.”

Built in 1899, the so-called Spite House at 61 Exchange St. had nine rooms, only one of which contained four corners. The window frames were handmade to fit the curves of the walls, Heller said. The three-story building comprises 2,462 square feet but sits on a lot measuring just 0.028 acres (about 1,220 square feet).Victor Rosas

“It received its name because of the small lot on which it stands,” the building’s entry in the Massachusetts’ Historical Commission’s database reads. “People told (the original owner) it was impossible to place a house on it.”

Heller worked out of the building for 40 years, some of that with his father, who ran a podiatrist practice. In September, he sold 61 Exchange St. to an Ashland-based company, Carige LLC, which converted it to two apartments, back to its residential roots.

The renovation from office space to apartments was recently completed, and the space was rented out last month, local real estate agent Victor Rosas said.

It still has just one square room.

Rosas and Kim Poirier, of ERA Key Realty...

5-Star Homes Team Joins ERA Key’s Whitinsville Office

5-Star Homes Team

The 5-Star Homes Team of Hopkinton, which includes Realtors Robyn Nasuti and Sean Terrell, both of Upton, and Kevin Haley of Mendon have joined ERA Key’s Whitinsville office.

“We’re pleased to add agents of the caliber of the 5-Star Homes Team to our office,” said Whitinsville Manager David Glasberg. “Their proven commitment to excellence will further enhance the quality of our reputation and inspire others to continue to achieve the highest possible level of customer satisfaction.”

Robyn, who has more than $90 million in sales during her more than 15 years in real estate, was previously a Realtor with Real Living Suburban Lifestyle and Century 21, both in Hopkinton. She also was a marketing and sales professional for Fidelity Investments for more than 15 years.Kevin Haley

She has received numerous awards, including being named the Century 21 President’s Award Producer and Centurion Producer in 2016. She was named to Century 21’s Top 100 Agents (#41) for Eastern New England, and received Real Living’s Diamond Award in 2017, and Emerald Award in 2018 and 2019. She also received the Diamond Elite Premiere Service Award from Quality Service Certification, Inc. (QSC) in 2018.

She earned an MBA from Salem State University and a bachelor’s degree from Bridgewater State University.

Robyn was on the Board of Trustees for the Mendon-Upton Education Foundation for six years. She is a past member of the National Board of Directors of the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and also served on the local Board of Directors...

ERA Key’s Franklin Office Moves to Larger, More Accessible Location

Franklin Office

ERA Key's Franklin office has moved to 456 West Central St. The new office, which is in Franklin Square, is larger and more accessible, and provides more efficient space for ERA Key agents and staff than the previous location at 36 East Central St.Angel Moscatelli

“When we look for new homes for our clients, we take all of their goals as well as their budget into account,” Manager Angel Moscatelli said. “We used the same approach to find a new home for our agents, and were pleased to find an office with ideal access and much more space.” 

ERA Key’s new office is right off of Route 495 and is easily visible from Route 140, so it will provide a great location with easy access for clients, agents and staff, according to Angel. It is also well situated to attract foot traffic from nearby retail shops. 

The new office is more than three times as large as the previous office, which was several hundred square feet. It also has updated flooring, paint and a new conference room.

The Franklin office has many long-standing and newer agents on the team. Space is now available for a few more experienced agents to join the team!

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Billerica’s Lisa Luther Installed as 2021 President of Women’s Council of REALTORS® Massachusetts

Lisa Luther, manager of offices in Billerica, Wilmington and Woburn, has been installed as the 2021 President of the Massachusetts Women’s Council of REALTORS® (WCR). It is her second term as president.Lisa Luther

“We’re pleased that Lisa has been reappointed to lead the WRC,” said ERA Key President Cheryl Eidinger-Taylor. “It acknowledges the success of her first term, and continues her lengthy record of serving her profession, as well as her community and her clients.”

Lisa recently hosted a virtual and combined installation for the Women’s Council of REALTORS® Massachusetts Network and the following local networks: Women’s Council of REALTORS® Greater Boston/Central Network, Women’s Council of REALTORS® Northern Region Network and Women’s Council of REALTORS® South Shore Network. 

More than 80 registrants attended the virtual installation. Guest speaker Sylvia Seabolt, National President-Elect of the Women’s Council of REALTORS®, helped officiate and congratulated all members of the deserving leadership team.WRC Logo

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.

Professional Experience

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 and Education...

Allen Joins ERA Key’s Marlborough Office as Realtor

Richard L. Allen of Marlborough has joined ERA Key as a Realtor in the Marlborough office.

He has more than 30 years of experience investing in real estate and shares his real estate knowledge through his blog at www.realinsyghts.com.Rich Allen

He most recently served as Associate Director of Wayfair, LLC in Boston. Before that, he was a Director of Product Management for Imprivata in Lexington. He also served as Vice President, Product Management, Cybersecurity Solutions for Ipswitch, Inc. in Lexington, as Senior Director for Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corporation in Waltham, and as Channel Manager for IBM in Hartford, Conn.

Rich founded and served as President of OrthoCADD Services, Inc., New Haven, Conn. He earned his MBA from the University of Bridgeport, Conn., and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

He has volunteered as a builder for Habitat for Humanity, including helping to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina, and Craig’s Doors in Amherst. He mentors others through the University of Massachusetts Mentor Program and the Boston Product Management Association Mentor Program.

“I joined ERA Key, because I wanted to align myself with a brokerage that has a strong brand and reputation, and that can aid in my efforts to provide the highest caliber of service to buyers and sellers throughout the commonwealth of Massachusetts,” Rich said. “My goal is to help people right-size their lives, whether that is upsizing, downsizing or first-time sizing.”

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Billerica Office Collects for Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots, Billerica

The Billerica office of ERA Key Realty Services was “blown away” by the generosity of friends, neighbors, and past and present clients who donated to this year’s Toys for Tots drive, according to agent Cathy Lomasney, who headed the drive. Maryanne Webster

It was the Billerica office’s 10th year collecting for Toys for Tots.

 Lomasney helped spur donations with a virtual pie party, delivering pies to several clients who made donations.

 “My client appreciation pie party was virtual this year, which led to porch drop offs,” Lomasney said. “To my surprise, many of my clients left toys for the drive in exchange for their pies.”Kathy and Danielle

Pictured, top, are volunteers from Toys for Tots who picked up the toys; left, agent Maryanne Webster, with her contribution to the collection, and, right, Billerica residents Kathy and Danielle, who are regular donors to the annual drive at the Billerica office.

 

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ERA Key’s Chelmsford Office Donates $2,000 To Area Charities

Merrimack Valley Food Bank

Agents in ERA Key’s Chelmsford office have donated $2,000 to area charities.

The donations, made through the ERA Key Charitable Trust, include $1,000 for the Merrimack Valley Food Bank and $1,000 worth of toys to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell.

“Every holiday season our agents come through for the community by demonstrating their generosity,” said Jay Lynch, who manages the Chelmsford office. “The pandemic has made this year especially challenging, but they’ve been up to the challenge and are doing what they can to make the holidays happier for those who need help.”Jay Lynch

Debbie Callery of the Merrimack Valley Food Bank, fifth from the left, is shown with some of the participating agents. Agents, left to right, are Angela Caputo Griswold, Tom Pratt, Jay Lynch, Andy Wilson, Donna Bursey, Maureen Howe and Ed Oliveri.

Other participating agents include Bernie Bergeron, Jim Caturano, Bob Correia, Barbara Faria, Elaine MacLean, Connor Martin, Stephanie Martin, Donna Moakley, Anestis Pavlidis, Cheryl Peters, Song Taing, and Andrew Vu.

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ERA Key’s Whitinsville Office Donates $1,500 To Area Charities

WHitinsville Donation

The Whitinsville office of ERA Key Realty Services has donated $1,500 to three area charities.

The donations, made through the ERA Key Charitable Trust, include $500 for the Douglas Community Outreach Food Program, $500 for the Oxford Ecumenical Food Shelf and $500 for the Upton Bloomer Girls.Laura Hebb

“Each of these organizations has a long history of helping those in need in the community,” said Laura Hebb, an agent in the Whitinsville office. “Every year there are many people in the community who need a helping hand, but that is especially the case this year. We are happy to do what we can to make the holidays happier for needy families in the communities we serve.”David Glasberg

“Our agents are as dedicated to serving the community as they are to serving their clients,” said David Glasberg, who manages the Whitinsville office. “Throughout the pandemic, when it’s been especially difficult, they have not let up. I’m proud of their efforts to help others.”

Workers from the Douglas Community Outreach Food Program are pictured above. The photo is from a previous donation.

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ERA Key’s Framingham Office Donates $2,000 To Area Charities

United Way of Tri-County

The Framingham office of ERA Key Realty Services has donated $2,000 to four area charities.

The donations, made through the ERA Key Charitable Trust, include $500 to United Way of Tri-County, $500 worth of toys for Toys for Tots, $500 in toys to Project Just Because, Inc. of Hopkinton and $500 in gift cards to Family Promise Metrowest.

“This year, more than ever, many parents are finding it difficult to make the holidays special for their children,” said Ali Corton, who manages the Framingham office. “We wanted to help, so we chose four local organizations that work with families in need. With their help, we’ll make the holidays happier for many local families.”

Pictured, left to right, are Framingham Manager Ali Corton, United Way Resource Development Manager Erin Daley, and Framingham agents Valerie Cohen, Rob Fontaine and Nelson Zide.

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Framingham Home Listed by Nelson Zide Featured as 'Home of the Week'

76 Indian Head Road

A three-bedroom garrison in Framingham listed by Nelson Zide of ERA Key's Framingham office for $599,900 is this week's "Home of the Week" feature in Framingham Source. 

Home of the Week: 3-Bedroom Garrison in Framingham Listed at $599,900

FRAMINGHAM – This 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom home has been on the market in Framingham for about two months.Nelson Zide

Priced at $599,900, the property is located at 76 Indian Head Road.

Built in 1979, this 40-year old Garrison Colonial home has 2,628 square feet of living sitting on a half-acre lot.

“This house is ready and waiting for you with a great floor plan and updates,” said Realtor Nelson Zide.

“Front-to-back living room, dining room opens to the kitchen which leads to a den. This room, which could be more of a sitting room or study, seamlessly transitions to your family room with beautiful wooden vaulted ceilings, skylights & a gas fireplace,” wrote Zide in the listing.

“Want to entertain outside? A slider to the deck overlooks a big and private patio and good-sized yard,” noted the listing.

76 Indian Head Road interior

“Back inside, you will be happy to know that the bedrooms are all of good size and have more than...

HUNT Mortgage’s Corton Serving ERA Key Clients as Mortgage Consultant

ERA Key Realty Services of Northbridge announced today that Mitch Corton of Framingham, a Mortgage Consultant with HUNT Mortgage, will be providing mortgage services for ERA Key offices in Chelmsford, Marlborough, Billerica, Wilmington and Woburn. 

HUNT Mortgage

Mitch is one of three HUNT Mortgage consultants working in ERA Key offices. HUNT Mortgages is part of HUNT Real Estate ERA, which merged with ERA Key in 2018. Mitch Corton

He has an extensive background managing sales and sales teams, as well as customer service. Most recently, he served as Senior Director, Enterprise Sales for Thought Industries in Boston. Before that, he was Senior Director, Sales for Pica 9, Inc. of New York City. 

He earned a bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College. He serves as a mentor for Ithaca students and is involved with various nonprofit organizations. 

“We merged with HUNT Real Estate so that we could expand our services and do more for our clients,” said ERA Key President Cheryl Eidinger-Taylor. “Giving homebuyers the opportunity to obtain a mortgage and purchase a home all in one place is an example of the type of expanded service we had in mind.” 

“I look forward to using my experience in technology sales leadership to enhance customer loyalty for HUNT Mortgage and ERA Key,” Mitch said. “Providing mortgage services is a natural extension of ERA Key’s core business and reinforces its position as one of the leading real estate agencies in Massachusetts.”

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ERA Key’s Framingham Office Helps Family Promise Receive $4,000 in Grants

Family Promise Logo

ERA Key’s Framingham office helped Family Promise Metrowest receive $4,000 in grants to help shelter area families in need.

ERA Key nominated Family Promise for a $2,500 grant from The Greater Boston Association of Realtors and referred Family Promise to the Massachusetts Realtor Association, which provided an additional $1,500 grant.Family Promise Dinner

Family Promise seeks to help area families move out of poverty and homelessness by providing them temporary housing, meals and support. The two grants will enable Family Promise to shelter two families for a month or prevent three families from being evicted from their homes.

“We are so fortunate and pleased to have supporters like you,” said Carol Virshbo, who chairs the Board of Directors of Family Promise Metrowest. “ERA Key’s participation is truly amazing and very much appreciated.”

“Giving back to the community is a core value of ERA Key and Family Promise is a natural fit for achieving that goal,” said Ali Corton, who manages the Framingham office. “We have made financial contributions, collected gift cards and served meals for Family Promise. These grants are just another example of how we can help.”

Pictured are ERA Key's Billy Dalrymple and Ali Corton serving dinner to families helped by Family Promise.

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ERA Key’s Wilmington Office Announces “30 Days of Giving Challenge”

Team Blue Billboard

ERA Key's Wilmington office is encouraging area residents to support local charities and help each other through its “30 Days of Giving Challenge.” 

A billboard near the train station at Routes 38 and 129 encourages those driving or walking by to participate by visiting erawilmington.com. Visitors to the site will find a downloadable calendar with charitable tasks for the day, as well as information about local charities. 

A different charity will be promoted on the site each week throughout November. The four charities being featured include the Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem, which finds homes for dogs and cats, and is one of New England’s largest non-profit, no-kill animal shelters; the Wilmington Community Fund, which runs a food pantry and assists residents in need; the Wilmington Veterans’ Department, which assists needy veterans, and We’re One Wilmington (WOW), which also assists people in need  and was created “to strengthen our community one good deed at a time.” Lori Penney

The downloadable calendar includes daily ideas for giving, such as, “Buy someone a coffee to pay it forward when you get yours.” The website includes links to Facebook and Instagram pages, where participants can post pictures when they participate. 

The calendar is...

ERA Key’s Donna Towne Donates $1,000 to Baypath Humane Society

Fur Ball

Donna Towne, a Realtor in the Westborough office of ERA Key Realty Services, has donated $1,000 to the Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton. Donna Towne

Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton provides “shelter, care, humane treatment and loving homes for stray or unwanted companion animals. We seek to serve our community by fostering relationships, promoting education and making a positive impact on pet overpopulation.” Paws 'n Claws

Donna adopted her cat, Misty, from Baypath 13 years ago and she has supported the organization for the past eight years. In addition to attending Baypath’s annual Fur Ball fundraiser each year with friends and participating in the fall Paws n Claws five kilometer run at Hopkinton State Park each year, she has supported the organization financially through the ERA Key Charitable Trust. 

The ERA Key Charitable Trust has donated more than $400,000 to area charities since its inception in 2004. 

“I usually make a donation each year from the charitable trust for $500,” Donna said, “but since this year took such a toll on them due to cancelations of their events, I increased my contribution to $1,000. I also donate items such as dog and cat beds, and pet food and toys to give to others who are adopting pets.”

Photos are from the Fur Ball and Paws n Claws run.

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ERA Key’s Marlborough, Framingham Offices Raise $2,123 for Habitat for Humanity

Walk for Homes

Agents in the Marlborough and Framingham offices of ERA Key Realty Services raised $2,123 for Habitat for Humanity in the recent Habitat Walk for Homes. 

The Marlborough and Framingham team, which called itself the ERA Key Central MA Soles, raised the second highest amount of all teams participating. ERA Key is a long-time supporter of Habitat for Humanity, which seeks to ensure that everyone has a decent place to live. ERA Cares logo

Participants in the virtual walk were challenged to walk 52 miles over a 21-day period. 

“It was great to be involved in something tied so closely to what we do for a living,” said Team Captain Kevin Harris, who manages the Marlborough office. “In real estate we say, ‘There's a buyer for every home,’ but we also want to do our part to make sure everyone has a place to call home.”

Top fundraisers were agents Tami Dome ($552), Aura Gauthier ($304) and Zenaide Swenson ($252), all from the Marlborough office, and Heather Spence ($442) from the Framingham office. Other team members included agents Jennifer Barrile, Deanna Blais, Donna Coffin, Amy Katsis, Tracy McGrath, Zenaide Swenson and Joyce Terelli, and administrator Renee Martell, all from the Marlborough office, and agents Valerie Cohen, Graham Pettengill and Jeff Taylor from the Framingham office.

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