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Auburn Office Donates $2,000 to Area Food Pantries, Family Services

Auburn Agents             

The  Auburn office supports local agencies, such as Auburn Youth and Family Services.

The Auburn office of ERA Key Realty Services has donated $2,000 to area food pantries and family service agencies. ERA Key Cares

Through the ERA Key Realty Charitable Trust Foundation, Auburn agents donated $500 each to the Oxford Ecumenical Food Shelf, Leicester Food Pantry and Webster-Dudley Food Share, Inc. They donated $250 each to Auburn Youth and Family Services, and St. Denis Food Pantry in Douglas. 

“COVID-19 has had a devastating impact not only on the health of many Americans, but on our economy,” said Auburn Manager Bryan Davis. “Millions of Americans are losing their jobs and those who were already struggling are being hurt the most. No one should be going hungry today. Through the generosity of our agents, we’re providing a helping hand.”

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Whitinsville Office Donates $1,500 to Local Restaurants to Feed First Responders, Medical Personnel

The Whitinsville office of ERA Key Realty Services has donated $1,500 worth of meals to first responders and medical personnel to help them get through the COVID-19 pandemic. ERA Key CaresLaura Hebb

Through the ERA Key Realty Charitable Trust Foundation, Whitinsville agents sent $500 to Jumbo Donuts in Whitinsville and Uxbridge, $500 to Harry’s Pizza in Whitinsville and $500 to Gregory’s Pizza in Douglas to feed first responders and medical personnel who show proper identification. 

An additional $800 was donated to the Northbridge Food Pantry and Peace of Bread in Whitinsville to ensure that needy people living in the area are fed. 

“First responders are sacrificing a great deal and putting themselves in harm’s way to protect us,” said Whitinsville agent Laura Hebb. “This is our way of showing them our appreciation and support."

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Marlborough Office Offering Meals for First Responders

Fire Fighters

The Marlborough Office of ERA Key Realty Services has donated $1,000 to purchase meals for first responders in Hudson and Marlborough in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Through the ERA Key Realty Charitable Trust Foundation, Marlborough co-chairs Donna Coffin and Aura Gauthier sent $500 each to Stevie’s Back Road Cafe and Catering in Hudson and Chill Kitchen and Bar in Marlborough. 

“It’s with great appreciation and gratitude for our first responders in Marlborough and Hudson that ERA Key’s Marlborough office has engaged Stevie’s Back Road Café and the Chill Kitchen and Bar to ensure that they are well fed throughout the pandemic,” Donna and Aura said. Two Fire FightersMeals

In addition to Donna and Aura, members of the charitable trust committee in Marlborough include Jennifer Barrile, Deanna Blais, Wendy Butler, Tami Dome, Heather Everett, Robin Frank, Donna Holmes, Amy Katsis, James Majors, Debbie McCormack, Tracy McGrath, Richard Rastani, David Skarin, Zenaide Swenson, Tracy Hatfield, Kevin Harris and Jeff Taylor. 

“We are very fortunate to not only have great real estate agents that serve our surrounding communities, but also very generous agents who are able to give and make a difference in those same communities,” said Marlborough Manager Kevin Harris. “One of ERA Key's core values is giving back to our community. It’s gratifying to see so many of our agents...

Milford Agents Help First Responders, Medical with “Sustenance”

Dunkin Donuts FoodSharon O'Reilly

Agents in the Milford office of ERA Key Realty Services donated a car-full of food from Dunkin’ Donuts as a thank-you to Milford firefighters and to workers in the emergency room at the Milford Regional Medical Center.

“First responders need our support and we’re glad to help,” said Milford agent Sharon O’Reilly. “They have little time to get away, so we brought a little sustenance to them.”

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Framingham Office Donating Meals for First Responders, Providing Other Assistance

Framingham Agents

The Framingham office of ERA Key Realty Services is sponsoring $600 worth of meals from area restaurants for uniformed first responders during the COVID19 pandemic, and donating $900 to area charities. 

Through the ERA Key Realty Charitable Trust Foundation, Framingham agents donated $300 in meals from Jack’s Abbey in Framingham and $300 from Arturo’s in Westborough. Billy, Jody & Ali

“We appreciate our first responders, who are putting themselves on the front lines today and every day,” said Framingham Manager Ali Corton. “Thank you all! Stay well and healthy!” 

The Framingham office also approved $300 for Daniel’s Table in Framingham, which provides food security for needy people; $300 for Project Just Because, Inc. of Hopkinton, which helps families in need, and $300 for Family Promise Metrowest of Natick, which provides shelter, education and other support for homeless families. 

Agents in the Framingham office are long-time supporters of Daniel's Table, top, and Family Promise Metrowest, right.

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Bigelow Joins ERA Key As Realtor in Marlborough Office

Mark Bigelow of Marlborough has joined ERA Key Realty Services as a Realtor in the Marlborough office.

Mark BigelowMark is also a Finance Manager for C&J Clark America Inc., Waltham. Before that, he was a Senior Financial Analyst for TJMaxx.com in Framingham. He also worked in other positions for TJX Companies, including as a Senior Financial Accountant for The Marmaxx Group.

Before that, he was a staff accountant for Champion Exposition Services in Middleborough. He began his career as an Accounts Receivable Specialist for The Princeton Review in Framingham, after earning his bachelor’s degree from Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers.

“The training ERA Key is providing, combined with my experience in finance, is helping me jumpstart my career in real estate,” Mark said. “ERA Key is one of the area’s top real estate agencies and I’m looking forward to working with the team in the Marlborough office.”

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ERA Key Named Among Top Massachusetts Agencies

The Boston Business Journal has named ERA Key Realty Services the #11 real estate agency in Massachusetts, based on 2019 gross residential sales volume from closed transactions. 

“Our high ranking is an amazing accomplishment when you consider that we are competing against agencies in the Boston market and other high-end markets, where homes sell for much more than they do in central Massachusetts,” said ERA Key President and Chief Operating Officer Cheryl Eidinger-Taylor. “In most of our markets, we are the top agency or very close to the top.” Cheryl Taylor

Cheryl attributes ERA Key’s high ranking to the quality of its agents, the training they receive and the tools they have to help them sell real estate. 

ERA Key finished 2019 with $758 million in gross residential sales volume from 2,205 closed transactions. The average selling price of $343,764 for homes sold by ERA Key agents is about half the price of the average selling of homes sold in the Boston market

For Norfolk, Middlesex and Worcester Counties, ERA Key was #1 overall in volume. It was the #2 agency for listings taken, with 1,476, and #3 in closed sides. 

The ranking does not include sales by Hunt Real Estate. Together, the combined agency had 13,243 closings with a volume of $2.79 billion. 

The most expensive home sold in 2019 by an ERA Key agent sold for $1.95 million. 

ERA Key has 332 licensed agents and 372 employees overall in 15 offices.

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ERA Key Names Nick Rivelli Realtor in Auburn Office

Nick Rivelli of Oxford has joined ERA Key as a Realtor in the Auburn office.

Nicki previously worked as a biomedical researcher after graduating from the University of Massachusetts in 2016 with a degree in biology.Nick Rivelli

He is a member of the Blackstone Valley Community Concert Band and the Worcester Eagles Club, and is active in the Sts. Constantine and Helen Church in Webster.

“ERA Key Realty Services has a reputation as one of the best brokerages to work for in the entire state,” Rivelli said. “They offer the highest quality training for new agents and demonstrate a commitment to ongoing professional development. In addition to all of the online training offered through the ERA website, ERA Key also runs a Foundations In Real Estate class that has already proven to be a valuable asset to me as a new agent. In addition, the team here in the Auburn office is a pleasure to work with.”

“ERA Key Realty Services has a reputation of being one of the best brokerages to work for in the entire state,” Nick said. “They offer the highest quality training for new agents and demonstrate a commitment to ongoing professional development.

“Their commitment to education was apparent from the first meeting. In addition to all of the online training through the ERA website ERA Key Realty also runs a Foundations In Real Estate (FIRE) class. FIRE has proven to be a valuable asset to me as a new agent.

“What really sealed the deal for me is the people. The team here in the Auburn office is a pleasure to work with. Having a full time dedicated Manager/Coach and Admin is a huge help. This, combined with the knowledge, experience and helpfulness of all the other agents in the office made this choice for me a no-brainer. I'm glad I've chosen...

Ali Corton’s 6,000-Mile Sphere of Influence

Sammy Akuoch Bol was able to help his family escape civil war in Sudan and find asylum in the United States, but he still faced one more challenge -- finding a home for a family of 12.Sudan Family

ERA Key’s Framingham Manager Ali Corton was up to the task.

Sammy obtained a tourist visa to come to the U.S. from his homeland in South Sudan more than three years ago, when his sister, Nyanthon, was getting married in Massachusetts.

“I needed to be there to give my blessings,” he said. “My father had been murdered during the years of fighting in my country and, as the eldest son in the family, it was my duty culturally to bless the marriage.”

On the day of the wedding, July 9, 2016, violence broke out in South Sudan between rebel troops and the government, a resumption of the civil war that had been waged in Sudan for decades.

“While we were celebrating in Massachusetts, military forces attacked my family, killed some of my close friends and cousins, and looted my home in Juba, the capital city,” Sammy said. “Thousands of civilians were displaced during the fighting, and my wife took our kids away from the house and fled to Kenya. Since then, they have been living in the city of Nakuru and I lost my property in Juba.”

No Longer Home

Instead of making the 6.000 mile trip back to South Sudan, he applied for asylum in the U.S., “because the place I had called home was no longer home.”Ali Corton

He received asylum at the end of 2017, then petitioned to have his wife and 10 children join him. Working as a concierge, and as a driver for Lyft and Uber,...

Aura Gauthier Receives Circle of Light Award

Congratulations to Aura Gauthier, this year's winner of the Circle of Light Award.

Aura, a Realtor in the Marlborough office, received the award at ERA Key's annual meeting. The award is presented each year for outstanding service to the community. Aura Gauthier

“Many people say they live to give, but Aura embodies that phrase every single day,” according to Kevin Harris, who manages the Marlborough office. “Her passion is to help people in need — which she does not only through the large number of charities she’s involved in, but by helping them with real estate.” 

Local organizations for which she has volunteered or donated her assistance include Roland’s House, an emergency shelter for men; the Hudson Family Shelter; Andrew’s Helpful Hands, which pays the rent or mortgage for families who have a child with cancer who is having a bone-marrow transplant; Hope for the Holidays, which provides Christmas gifts for families it sponsors; the Marlborough Community Cupboard; the Hudson Community Food Pantry; Our Father’s Table, which serves meals to needy people, and the Mayor’s Charity Ball, which created an emergency fund for Marlborough residents in need.

Nationally, she supports The Muscular Dystrophy Association and the  American Cancer Society, and has participated in events such as the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. 

She managed a food drive for the collected 120 large bags of food for the Marlborough Community Cupboard and the Hudson Community Food Pantry, participated in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events, collected supplies for Roland’s House and the Hudson Family Shelter. She...

Doherty Rejoins ERA Key as Realtor in Billerica, Woburn Offices

ERA Key Realty Services welcomes back Alice Doherty, who has returned as a Realtor in the Billerica and Woburn offices.Alice Doherty

She has 15 years of experience as a Realtor. She began her real estate career at EXIT Realty in Billerica and most recently was a referral agent with ERA Key’s Billerica office. She has earned Loss Mitigation Certification (LMC).

Alice also has more than 34 years of experience teaching science at the Dr. Daniel L. Joyce Memorial Middle School in Woburn. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Fitchburg State University, and has pursued additional graduate education.

She also frequently hosts real estate seminars for buyers, sellers and investors, so that clients can gain an in-depth understanding of the real estate process. She has volunteered with the local Cub Scouts, Brownies and Girl Scouts, and with her daughter’s lacrosse team.

“I returned, because ERA Key offers great support and training to its sales associates,” Alice said. “In addition, ERA Key’s offices have a nice help-you-out attitude.”

Her son is a major in the Army Special Forces and her daugther served in the Air Force for 10 years, before leaving as a major.

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Millis Has Top 10 Agent, Other Award Winners

Congratulations to ERA Key sales leaders in the Millis office. Jeff Germagian

Jeffrey Germagian, an agent in the Millis office, was named the number nine sales leader for ERA Key Realty Services in 2019 (tied with Marlborough’s Tami Dome). During ERA Key’s recent annual meeting at the Double Tree Hotel in Westborough, he was 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. 

Joleen Rose 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. Will Rose was named to the Circle of Honor, which includes agents who have sold at least 25 units or total volume of at least $3 million.

Will RoseJoleen Road

Pictured, left to right, are Will Rose, Joleen Rose and Jeffrey Germagian.

 

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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. 

Katie BilottaIrene CarusoJackie CohenDenise FoleyGina LewisAngela MannChristine Reilly Dorry Stone

Pictured, left to right, top then bottom row, are Katie Bilotta, Irene Caruso, Jackie Cohen,...

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

Congratulations to ERA Key sales leaders in the Westborough office. Tara Cassery

Joyce KelleyTara 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. 

Donna TowneIn 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

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. Diane Dabrowski

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.  Kristine Gaffney

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

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 TorelliJoyce 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.Tami Dome

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.Christine Lawrence

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

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.Kim PoirierVictor Rosas

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. Maureen Howe

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. Donna Bursey

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. Carla Horn

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. Kathy Craig

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

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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