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ERA Key Adds Madison Troy as Realtor in Whitinsville Office

ERA Key Realty Services announced today that Madison F. Troy of Sutton has joined ERA Key as a Realtor in the Whitinsville office.Madison Troy

She has been a Brand Ambassador for CK Promotions in Marlborough, a bartender at Feng Asian Bistro in Millbury, a substitute teacher in Sutton Public Schools and a Human Resources Assistant at Commerce Bank and Trust in Worcester.

She earned a bachelor’s degree from Worcester State University and a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification from the Executive Development Center at Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I. She also is a volunteer for The People First Food Pantry in Uxbridge and Net of Compassion in Worcester.

“I joined ERA Key because of its culture, people and training program,” Madison said. “Everyone here goes above and beyond for their clients, and has an incredible work ethic. I am very grateful and thankful to be a part of the ERA Key family.”

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Julian Wai Yan Kan Joins ERA Key as Realtor in Woburn Office

ERA Key Realty Services announced today that Julian Wai Yan Kan of Braintree has joined ERA Key as a Realtor in the Woburn office.Julian Wai Yan Kan

Julian, who speaks English, Japanese, Cantonese and Mandarin, previously worked as a creative consultant for companies in various industries. She worked as a Digital Designer for Wellington Management, a Boston-based investment management company; a Marketing and Design Manager for Japan Festival Boston, and a Web Specialist for MathWorks in Natick.

She has also provided translation services for other companies.

Julian earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. She has volunteered as a web designer for PLANET Boston and Sustainable Harvest International. She is a member of the Boston Mycological Club.

“As a brand-new agent with an overload of ambition, I wanted to join an agency that would prepare me for the level of success I’d like to achieve,” she said. “ERA Key provides a great match because of its training and the tools it makes available to its agents.”

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Whitinsville Office’s Earth Day Clean-Up Yields More Than 20 Bags of Trash, Muffler

David Glasberg

A team of nine Realtors from ERA Key’s Whitinsville office picked up more than 20 bags full of trash, and a broken muffler and exhaust pipe during an Earth Day clean-up along Main Street.

Working along a half-mile stretch near Meadow Pond on April 22, they also enlisted the aid of Northbridge Police to dispose of a used syringe.Whitinsville Earth Day

“I’m proud of the turnout of agents who were willing to give a few hours of their time to clean up,” said Whitinsville Manager David Glasberg. “We’re happy to play a role in making downtown Whitinsville more attractive and safer.”

Pictured, left to right and front to back, are Robyn Nasuti, Carla Horn, Meghan Schlesman, Karen Thibodeau, David Glasberg, Madison Troy, Susan Dicks, Brian Dicks and Aaron Richardson. The top photo is of David Glasberg with trash that was collected.

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Kilgallen Joins ERA Key as Realtor in Framingham Office

Tara A. Kilgallen of Framingham has joined the Framingham office as a Realtor. Tara Kilgallen

After 20 years of experience as a yoga instructor and studio director in the MetroWest area and San Juan Capistrano, Calif., she said she was ready for a new career. 

She earned her bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from Lesley University, Cambridge, in 2020, then continued her education with Freedom Trail Realty School, also in Cambridge. She was invited to join the ERA Key Realty family in Framingham soon after earning her real estate license. 

Tara brings a sense of calm and joy to the home buying and selling process for her clients, and is pleased to be part of this welcoming office. 

“I was attracted to ERA Key,” Tara said, “because it provides me with a wealth of learning tools and experience and the comfort of working in the city where I reside. Buying and selling a home is one of the biggest decisions a person can make.  I look forward to helping my clients make that decision while sharing knowledge, enthusiasm, joy and fun.”

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Whitinsville Office Donates $4,400 to Area Charities

Laura HebbAgents in ERA Key’s Whitinsville office have donated $4,400 to area charities.

Donations made through the ERA Key Charitable Trust include $2,000 for the Whitinsville Community Center for needs-based programming and other assistance, $1,000 for the food pantry at the Balmer Elementary School in Whitinsville, $1,000 for meals for seniors at the Uxbridge Senior Center and $400 for supplies for Douglas public schools.ERA Key Cares

“While progress is being made toward ending the pandemic, there is still a great need for assistance in the communities we serve,” according to Charitable Trust Chair Laura Hebb. “Our agents exemplify ERA Key’s values, which include giving back to the community.”

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Chelmsford Office Donates $500 for BFit Challenge

Chelmsford Firefighters

ERA Key’s Chelmsford office recently donated $500 to the Chelmsford Fire Department for the BFit Challenge, which was hosted by the Boston Bruins Foundation with all proceeds going to the New England Firefighter Cancer Fund.

A team of 10 Chelmsford firefighters participated in the BFit Challenge, a week-long virtual step challenge. Participants could walk, run, climb or just work and record their steps daily. Firefighter Ken LaBrecque ran a half marathon.

Pictured are, left to right, LaBrecque; Realtors Maureen Howe, Angela Caputo Griswold, Donna Bursey, Heidi Mahoney, Stephanie Martin and Tom Pratt, and Firefighter Nick Hamilton.

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ERA Key’s Website Surpasses 1,000,000 Annual Visits

The number of visits to the ERA Key Realty Services website has more than quadrupled since recruiting and hiring Brian Hurley as Internet Sales Director in 2017. Visits exceeded 1,000,000 for the first time in 2020 and the number of sales leads generated by the site has nearly tripled.Brian Hurley

ERA Key launched a new website at KeyRealtyServices.com about six months after Brian joined and the number of site visitors jumped from about 250,000 to about 700,000 that year.

Visitors and online leads have grown annually. ERA Key generated nearly 19,000 sales leads for agents in 2020, up from about 7,000 in 2017.

In launching a completely new company website, Hurley focused specifically on what home buyers and seller were looking for, making the site as user friendly as possible to both mobile and desktop users, with detailed property, development and neighborhood information.

Digital’s Growing Role

“The Internet plays an even bigger role in the real estate industry than it does in almost any other industry,” Brian said. “It enables agents to be more efficient and more productive. They can research properties quickly and easily, and match them up with potential buyers without spending hours driving to multiple locations. The more effective our website is, the more it will help all of our agents.”

ERA Key Website Traffic

He added that he is continuously improving the website and ERA Key’s online presence using social media, search engine optimization (SEO), key words and fresh content...

ERA Key’s Shea Nominated for “Rookie of the Year” by RACM

Logyn M. Shea, a Realtor in the Spencer office of ERA Key, has been nominated for the Rookie of the Year Award by the REALTOR® Association of Central Massachusetts. Award winners will be announced at a ceremony on April 7, 2021. Logyn Shea

“Logyn has worked for us for just over a year and closed on all kinds of homes, with a special focus on, and expertise in, investment properties,” said Spencer Manager Linda Laney. 

Logyn, who is a resident of North Brookfield, is also the owner of Minutemen Property Management LLC in East Brookfield, which provides services such as lawn maintenance, snow plowing, and property repairs and updating. 

He is also enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where he has earned an Air Force Achievement Medal and a Basic Training Honor Graduate Medal. He is a Vehicle and Equipment Training Distinguished Graduate and served as a USAF Specialized Vehicle Maintainer. 

He was a carpenter at Davis Contracting in Oxford and ranked in the top 10 nationally in a Skills USA carpentry competition. 

Logyn earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Worcester State University.

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ERA Key Names Parker Realtor in Spencer Office

Don ParkerDon Parker of Palmer has joined ERA Key as a Realtor in the Spencer office.

He previously served as an Assistant Store Manager and before that as a Store Operations Manager at Bed Bath & Beyond in Leominster. Before that, he was a Group Sales Manager at Macy's in Marlborough.

He is earning his bachelor’s degree online from Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is an Assistant Coach and Board Member at Palmer Youth Baseball and Softball.

“I want to guide families through the home-buying process and help them find their perfect home,” Don said. “I joined ERA Key because it will provide me with the tools and training I need to achieve that goal.”

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ERA Key Adds Wilcox as Realtor in Spencer Office

Cory WilcoxCory Wilcox of Webster has joined ERA Key as a Realtor in the Spencer office.

He is also a server and bartender at Outback Steakhouse in Auburn.

“I joined ERA Key because of its reputation for having qualified, knowledgeable agents,” Cory said. “ERA Key will enable me to continuously learn and grow, not only as an agent but as a person. My goal is to help people visualize their dreams, pursue their home ownership goals and cherish their future.”

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ERA Key’s Lomasney, Raise Funds with “Cookies for Colin” for Colin’s Joy Project

Billerica Realtor Cathy Lomasney, working with Roma’s Bakery in Woburn, recently raised $200 for Colin’s Joy Project through its “Cookies for Colin” fundraiser. Cookies for Colin

For every St. Patrick’s Day cookie decorating kit pre-ordered from Roma’s through March 11, Roma’s donated a portion of the proceeds to Colin’s Joy Project. Additionally, participants were eligible to win a $25 gift card, courtesy of Cathy Lomasney, when they decorated and posted their cookie to Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #CookiesForColin. 

It was the second fundraising collaboration between Lomasney and Roma’s. In August, their “Cannolis for Colin” fundraiser raised $1,000 for Colin’s Joy Project. 

Colin's Joy ProjectColin’s Joy Project, which enhances play spaces and funds family-focused programming in the South Boston area, was established in memory of Colin McGrath, who was killed just short of his third birthday in 2018 when a car hit him while he was in a stroller being pushed by his nanny on a sidewalk in South Boston. 

Colin’s Joy Project was created in Colin’s memory “with the intent to continue to weave joy into the lives of others as Colin did.” Colin was a nephew of Lomasney’s daughter-in-law, Elizabeth McGrath-Lomasney.Winning Cookie...

ERA Key Adds Travaglini as Realtor in Milford Office

Toni TravagliniToni N. Travaglini of Milford has joined ERA Key as a Realtor in the Milford office.

She is also a manager and server at Prezo Grille & Bar in Milford, and she previously served as a shift supervisor, bartender and server at 99 Restaurants in Milford. She is a graduate of the Advance Real Estate Academy in Bellingham.

“The real estate industry offers endless opportunity for growth,” Toni said. “ERA Key provides all of the tools, training, and advice I need to take advantage of that opportunity and achieve my career goals.”

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Don Malo Returns to ERA Key as Realtor in Auburn Office

Don Malo of Webster has rejoined ERA Key as a Realtor in the Auburn office.Don Malo

He previously worked with ERA Key in its Oxford and Auburn offices, and before that he was a Realtor with Coldwell Banker in Shrewsbury. He has also worked in the construction industry, providing rehabilitation and renovation services, and serving as a general contractor and provided service support.

He earned an associate’s degree from Quinsigamond College in Worcester. He earned certifications as an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR), a Senior Real Estate Specialist(SRES) and a negotiation specialist, and he an ERA Distinctive Properties™ agent.

He served on the Board of Directors of the Webster Lake Association in Webster and Slovak Catholic Sokols, a fraternal benefits society in Douglas. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Treasure Island Condo Association in Webster and is a former member of the Webster Zoning Board.

“I rejoined ERA Key after a hiatus from real estate, because the agency has a strong commitment to its agents and clients,” Don said, “I enjoy working with both buyers and sellers, and ERA Key provides me with that opportunity.”

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Stephen Thornton Joins ERA Key Realty Services, Provides Boston Presence

Stephen Thornton of Cambridge, who served as principal broker for Boston-based Andrew Mitchell & Company, has joined ERA Key Realty Services of Northbridge as a Realtor. Stephen Thornton

He will continue to be based in Boston, providing ERA Key with a presence in the Boston market. ERA Key, which has 14 offices, is among the largest real estate agencies in Massachusetts and is the number one agency in the ERA Key Franchise System out of 2,400 agencies worldwide. 

Stephen, who has more than 20 years of real estate experience, joined Andrew Mitchell in 2013 after serving as a Broker Associate for Coldwell Banker in Boston. Before that, he was the owner and Principal Broker for Thornton Real Estate Company in Boston. He began his real estate career as a Sales Associate for South End Realty Group in Boston. 

He earned a bachelor’s degree from Rhode Island College in Providence, R.I. He is an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR).

“I joined ERA Key because it is a well-established, family owned company with strong brand recognition,” Stephen said. “ERA Key provides tools and services, most at no cost to agents, that are not available at other brokerages, and the commission structure is first rate. ERA Key is one of the few brokerages I know of that really puts its agents first.”

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ERA Key Adds Pempsell as Realtor in Billerica Office

Lisa Beth Pempsell Lisa Beth Pempsell of Hampstead, N.H., has joined ERA Key as a Realtor in the Billerica office.

She previously was a Realtor and Office Administrator for Coco, Early & Associates, Inc. in Methuen. She was also a Realtor with William Raveis Real Estate in Andover.

“I wanted to partner with an extraordinary team that would help me grow my career in real estate,” Lisa Beth said. “ERA Key is the ideal agency to help me achieve that goal.”

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Marlene Maloon Joins ERA Key as Realtor in Woburn Office

Marlene Maloon of Salem has joined ERA Key as a Realtor in the Woburn office.Marlene Maloon

Marlene, who speaks Spanish and English, previously was a Realtor for Cherry Picking Properties in Lynn. She has also served as an Operations and Revenue Manager for Vantage Deluxe World Travel in Boston and as an Employment Manager for Marriott International in Boston.

She also serves as a tour guide and assistant to the buyer at the Salem Witch Museum. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Salem State College and an associate’s degree from Fischer College in Boston. She is a volunteer for Salem Children’s Charity.

“I am excited to join the real estate market with an agency as strong as ERA Key,” she said. “I’ve thought of selling real estate as my dream job and I’m happy to be making my dream a reality.”

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Auburn Office Has Eight Award Winners

Kristine Gaffney Congratulations to ERA Key sales leaders in the Auburn office! 

Kristine Gaffney received the Circle of Achievement Award, which includes agents who have sold at least 45 units or total volume of at least $6 million. Awards were presented during ERA Key’s recent virtual annual meeting. Nick Rivelli

Linda Hale, Stacey Hamel, Jennifer Holland, Sharon Liberty, Ann Marie Sorensen and Sean Trindall 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. 

In addition, Nick Rivelli was named ERA Key’s Rookie of the Year.

Pictured above are Kristine Gaffney and Nick Rivelli. Below, left to right, are, top row, Linda Hale, Stacey Hamel and Jennifer Holland; bottom row, Sharon Liberty, Ann Marie Sorensen and Sean Trindall.

Linda HaleStacey HamelJennifer HollandSharon LibertyAnn Marie Sorensen ...

Chelmsford Office Has Two Top 10 Agents, Six Additional Award Winners

Congratulations to ERA Key sales leaders in the Chelmsford office! Maureen Howe

Maureen Howe was the number three agent out of 350 at ERA Key, while Donna Bursey was the number eight 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. 

Award winners were announced at ERA Key’s recent virtual annual meeting. Donna Bursey

Angela Caputo Griswold and Andrew Wilson 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. Stephanie Martin, Noemia Nunes, Anestis Pavlidis and Song Taing 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, above, Donna Bursey and Maureen Howe. Below, top row, Angela Caputo Griswold, Andrew Wilson and Stephanie Martin; bottom row, Noemia Nunes, Anestis Pavlidis and Song Taing.

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Worcester Office Has Nine Award Winners

Congratulations to ERA Key sales leaders in the Worcester office! Christine Reilly

Christine Reilly 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. 

Gina Lewis was named to the Circle of Achievement, which includes agents who have sold at least 45 units or total volume of at least $6 million. 

In addition, seven Worcester agents received Circle of Honor Awards during ERA Key’s recent virtual annual meeting. 

Cherie Benoit, Katie Bilotta, Sheila Brady, Jennifer Gillis-Komenos, Angela Mann, Timothy McCann and Dorry Stone each 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 are, top, Christine Reilly. Below, left to right, Gina Lewis, Cherie Benoit, Katie Bilotta, Sheila Brady, Jennifer Gillis-Komenos, Angela Mann, Timothy McCann and Dorry Stone.

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Whitinsville Agents Finish #2 and #5, Receive Other Awards

Kathy CraigCarla HornRobyn NasutiSean Terrell

Congratulations to ERA Key sales leaders in the Whitinsville office!

Kathy Craig finished number two in sales, while Carla Horn ranked number five. Both were also named to the Leader’s Circle, which includes agents who have sold at least 65 units or total volume of at least $10 million. 

The Five-Star Homes Team of Robyn Nasuti and Sean Terrell was also named to the Leader’s Circle. 

Award winners were announced at ERA Key’s recent virtual annual meeting. 

Dana Claflin, Jeanne McHale, Meghan Schlesman, Karen Thibodeau, and Team Susan and Brian Dicks 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. Gail Carter, Ana Conneely and Shawn Towle 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. 

“I’m proud of the way our team responded to adversity in 2020,” said Whitinsville Manager David Glasberg. “The pandemic created challenges, as it limited personal contact. Our agents also has to deal with insufficient inventory. Even though there was a tremendous shortage of homes available for sale, they came through big.”

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