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Whitinsville Agents Receive Nine Sales Awards, Craig Ranks #3 Overall

Congratulations to ERA Key sales leaders in the Whitinsville office! Kathy Craig

Kathy Craig finished third in sales among all ERA Key agents and was named to the Leaders’ Circle, which includes agents who have sold at least 65 units or total volume of at least $10 million. 

Team New Beginnings, which includes Sue Dicks, Brian Dicks and Jill Johnson, was the second-place team overall for ERA Key. Team New Beginnings, Laura Hebb and Carla Horn 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. 

Sue and Brian DicksJill JohnsonLaura HebbCarla Horn 

Deb EvansAaron Richardson, the Schlesman Realty Group (Meghan Schlesman and Jennifer Cook), Karen Thibodeau 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.

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Framingham Office Has Nine Sales Leaders

Nelson ZideLynne EliopoulosGraham PettengillJody Troderman

Congratulations to ERA Key sales leaders from the Framingham office! 

Nelson Zide finished ninth in sales for 2023 among all ERA Key agents. Sales awards were presented at ERA Key’s annual meeting on March 12, 2024 at Cyprien Keys in Boylston. 

Zide, Lynne Eliopoulos, Graham Pettengill and Jody Troderman were named the Circle of Achievement, which includes agents who have sold at least 45 units or total volume of at least $6 million. 

In addition, Valerie Cohen, Heather Costa, Cheyenne Dellasanta, Rob Fontaine and Michael O'Brien 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. 

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Auburn Office Has Five 2023 Sales Award Winners

Congratulations to ERA Key sales leaders in the Auburn office! 

Ann Marie Sorensen 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. 

Stacey Hamel received the Circle of Light Award, which is presented to one or more individuals who do extraordinary things for the communities they serve and people in need. She also received the Circle of Honor Award which is presented to agents who have sold at least 25 units or total volume of at least $3 million. 

Kristine Gaffney, Linda Hale and Josh Hoffsommer also received the Circle of Honor Award, which is presented to agents who have sold at least 25 units or total volume of at least $3 million. 

Ann Marie SorensenStacey HamelChristine GaffneyLinda HaleJosh Hoffsommer

The awards were announced during ERA Key’s annual meeting on March 12, 2024 at Cyprien Keys in Boylston.

Pictured, left to right, are Ann Marie Sorensen, Stacey Hamel. Kristine Gaffney, Linda Hale and Josh Hoffsommer.

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Worcester’s Reilly Receives Circle of Honor Award

Christine Reilly

Congratulations to Christine Reilly, an agent in the Worcester office! 

Reilly 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. 

Sales award winners were announced at ERA Key’s annual meeting on March 12, 2024 at Cyprien Keys in Boylston.

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Haase, Iacoi Receive Sales Awards

Congratulations to ERA Key sales leaders in the Dorchester office! Gretchen HasseJamie Iacoi

Gretchen Haase 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. 

James Iacoi 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. 

Award winners were announced at ERA Key’s annual meeting on March 12, 2024 at Cyprien Keys in Boylston.

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ERA Key’s Lomasney Ranked Among Top 5 Agents in Middlesex County

Cathy Lomasney, an agent in ERA Key's Billerica office, has been named among the top five agents in Middlesex County by RateMyAgent, a client review and digital marketing platform for real estate professionals.Cathy Lomasney

It was the second consecutive year during which she was named to the top five. Last year, she was named the top agent. RateMyAgent considers more than 234,000 agents nationally in its rankings.

The Agent of the Year Awards are the first industry-wide awards based on client satisfaction rather than sales volume, according to RateMyAgent, which says, “Client reviews provide powerful proof of an agent’s trust, transparency and authenticity when dealing with clients. These awards celebrate Agents and Realtors® who create remarkable client experience throughout the entire real estate transaction process.”

Lomasney, who has been a real estate professional since 2005, is frequently among ERA Key’s top agents. For 2023, she 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.

She is an Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR), an Accredited Staging Professional Real Estate Agent (ASPRE®), a Certified Buyer Representative (CBR), a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), a Certified Selling Professional (CSP), a Military Relocation Professional (MRP), a Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) and a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES). In addition, she has earned the At Home with Diversity (AHWD) designation, e-Pro Internet professional designation, the GREEN designation for energy efficiency and sustainability,...

ERA Key Named Platinum Award Winner by Anywhere Leads

ERA Key LogoERA Key Realty Services has been named a Platinum Award winner by Anywhere Leads for its outstanding performance during the past year. Anywhere Leads is a dedicated organization within Anywhere Real Estate Inc., the largest full service residential real estate services company in the United States, focused on delivering high-quality leads to its affiliated brokers and agents in the Anywhere Leads Network. 

The Platinum Award is one of three Excellence Awards presented to Premier Network Brokers. Award criteria are based on rigorous scoring and success in a variety of metrics. 

Cheryl Eidinger-Taylor“I am thrilled to congratulate ERA Key Realty Services on their achievement of the Platinum Award.” said Kristin Aerts, VP & Head of Anywhere Leads. "They have shown exceptional results across local market insights and best business practices to help our customers reach their real estate goals. This dedication has rightfully earned ERA Key Realty Services the prestigious Platinum Award and serves as a testament to their unwavering commitment and outstanding contributions to the real estate sector.” 

“We’re pleased to receive the Anywhere Leads Network Platinum Award,” said Cheryl Eidinger-Taylor, President and COO of ERA Key Realty Services.  “This recognition puts us in great company with some of the best real estate brokers in our industry.”

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Wagenbach-Hughes Joins ERA Key As Business Growth and Development Manager

Wendy Wagenbach-Hughes of Bristol, R.I., has joined ERA Key as its Business Growth and Development Manager, working out of agency headquarters in Whitinsville.Wendy Hughes

In her newly created position, she will manage the agency’s training and recruitment efforts.

“Wendy’s experience makes her the ideal person to accelerate ERA Key’s ongoing growth,” said President and COO Cheryl Eidinger-Taylor. “By adding to our already strong training program, while recruiting new agents, we expect to enjoy even faster growth than we’ve enjoyed in the past.”

She previously served as Sales Manager at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate in Wellesley. Before that, she was a Managing Broker for Coldwell Banker Realty in Warwick, Barrington, Bristol and the East Side of Providence, R.I. She was also the Education Manager for Coldwell Banker Realty New England. 

She began her career in the hospitality industry, working as a General Manager, Food and Beverage Manager, Front Desk Manager and International Tour Guide for Collette Tours.

She attended the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and received her associate’s degree in Communication Arts from Dean College, Franklin.

“I look forward to playing a key role in advancing ERA Key’s on-going growth,” Wendy said. “ERA Key has long been among the top agencies in Massachusetts and in the ERA Franchise System. One reason has been its focus on training, which will be even stronger now.”

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Barbara and Miah Kattman Bring 60+ Years of Experience to ERA Key

Barbara and Miah Kattman of Holliston, who together have more than 60 years of experience in real estate, have joined ERA Key’s Millis office as Realtors.Barbara and Miah Kattman

The mother-daughter team has worked together for 24 years, during which they have sold hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of real estate and won many awards.

“I am so pleased to welcome Barbara and Miah to the ERA Key Team,”said President and COO Cheryl Eidinger-Taylor. “They are exceptional professionals who really care about their clients’ success. They bring a wealth of expertise to assist both sellers and buyers alike.”

Most recently, they were with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) Commonwealth Real Estate in Wellesley. While there, they consistently ranked in the top 10 teams for Commonwealth’s Eastern New England Region. They earned a Century 21 Commonwealth Relocation Award for the highest buyer conversion rate.

Before joining BHHS, they were with William Raveis Real Estate in Wellesley. They began working together at Carlson GMAC Real Estate in South Natick and Wellesley. While there, Barbara Kattman earned GMAC’s National Top 100 Agent Award.

Barbara Kattman served on the C21 Commonwealth Agent Advisory Council. She has experience in land planning, consulting, appraisal and marketing of luxury properties throughout New England for companies such as LandVest and Hunneman. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, earning bachelors of fine arts and landscape architecture degrees.

Miah Kattman earned a bachelor of science degree in journalism from Boston University. Before becoming a Realtor, she was a Communications Associate for the Massachusetts Medical Society in Waltham and...

ERA Key’s Framingham Office Adds Eskandar As a Realtor

Rania Kromar Eskandar of Framingham has joined ERA Key's Framingham office as a Realtor.Rania Kromar Eskandar

She moved to Framingham after growing up in Egypt and became certified in medical interpreting before deciding to pursue a career in real estate. She also volunteers at her church.

“As a stay-at-home mom, I recognized the importance of home and decided to pursue a career in real estate,” Rania said. “I joined ERA Key because of the extensive training it provides its agents. I’m also learning a great deal from other agents in my office. I look forward to helping clients find the home of their dreams.”

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Funari Listing Featured in The Boston Herald

Lake Singletary home

A home on Sutton's Lake Singletary that is listed by Whitinsville agent Brooke Funari was featured in The Boston Herald on February 8, 2024. The article is below.

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Hot Property: Waterfront living available in Sutton

Escape to your own lakeside retreat on the shores of Lake Singletary (although the state of Massachusetts technically deems it a great pond.)

Brooke FunariThe newly updated thee-bedroom, 2.5-bath home at 39 1/2 West Sutton Road in Sutton offers just under 2,000 square feet of living space, designed for lakeside relaxation and entertaining guests.Lake Singletary home

Currently the only home on the market on these coveted shores, the single-family’s renovated interior features mini-split units throughout to keep you toasty now and cool this summer. And for something even cozier, gather around the fireplace in the living room.

The kitchen boasts all-new appliances and Corian countertops, while the bathrooms have been thoroughly upgraded with modern fixtures and finishes. A finished basement provides additional...

Whitinsville Office Adds Funari As a Realtor

Brooke FunariBrooke Funari of Uxbridge has joined its Whitinsville office as a Realtor.

She has several years of experience as a Realtor for a local agency. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Johnson & Wales University, Providence, R.I.

“The resources ERA Key offers to help its agents succeed are unlike those offered by any other agency,” Brooke said. “ERA Key has an outstanding support system – everyone helps each other with anything they need.”

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Jones Joins ERA Key’s Billerica Office As a Realtor

Roy R. Jones II of Lowell has joined ERA Key's Billerica office as a Realtor.Roy Jones

He is also a Manufacturing Engineer II at Bausch + Lomb in Wilmington. He previously was a Hardware Engineer at iRobot in Bedford. Before that, he served in several engineering positions at BAE Systems, Inc. including as a Field Service Engineer, Process Engineer, Electrical Engineering Assistant, Process Engineer and Electro-Mechanical Build Technician.

“By joining ERA Key, I’m fulfilling a long-time desire to join the real estate industry,” Roy said. “I look forward to helping people find their dream home and, in the process, fulfilling my own dream of becoming a successful Realtor.”

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Haynes Joins ERA Key’s Franklin Office as a Realtor

Michael Haynes of Franklin has joined ERA Key's Franklin office as a Realtor.Mike Haynes

He began his career in real estate as a Realtor for Platinum Properties, PC, Franklin. He is also the founder and owner of Terrapin Property Management, LLC, Franklin, which manages local properties, and a Business Analyst for Dell Technologies, Franklin.

He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

He is the son of ERA Key Realtor Michelle Haynes.

“Having grown up in the real estate business, being a Realtor is in my blood,” Mike said. “Joining ERA Key will provide me with an opportunity to put my experience with technology and property management to good use.”

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Rhadfi Joins ERA Key’s Framingham Office As a Realtor

Hassan Rhadfi of Framingham has joined ERA Key’s Framingham office as a Realtor.

Hassan has more than eight years of experience in electronics production, manufacturing and engineering. He also manages and maintains rental properties.Hassan Rhadfi

After serving as a Pizza Station Manager at Sodexo in Framingham, he became the owner and manager of Oversized Pizza in Natick, which he managed for more than a decade.

He also worked as an Electronics Technician at Edge Tech in Milford, where he played a pivotal role in building and testing acoustic releases and side-scan sonar for underwater communications. He also calibrated and evaluated communication PC boards to engineering specifications.

Before that, he was a Manufacturing Engineer at United Electric Control in Watertown, where he was instrumental in creating and validating hundreds of bills of materials, which include a list of items and instructions for creating products. His responsibilities included designing, building and maintaining test fixture logs, and developing and updating test procedures for various products.

Hassan earned a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering technology from Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston.

“As a leader in the Framingham market, ERA Key was a logical choice for me when I decided to become a Realtor,” Rhadfi said. “I believe my experience as a business owner and my knowledge of technology will serve me well as a Realtor at ERA Key.”

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ERA Key’s Milford Office Donates $2,150 To Daily Bread Food Pantry, Project Just Because

Donna ArthurSharon O'ReillyLinda Abrams

Agents in ERA Key’s Milford office recently donated $1,200 plus $600 in gift cards to the Daily Bread Food Pantry in Milford, as well as $350 in gift cards to Project Just Because, Inc. of Hopkinton.Gift Cards

The $2,150 in donations included $1,500 through the ERA Key Realty Services Charitable Trust and $600 in gift cards donated by Milford agents. Daily Bread provides food to needy families in Milford, Hopedale, and Upton. Project Just Because provides food, clothing and other services to needy families throughout the area. Milford Realtors Linda Abrams, Donna Arthur and Sharon O’Reilly helped organize the charitable effort.

Gift Cards“These two worthy organizations will help to ensure that no one in the communities we serve will go hungry during the holiday season,” said Arthur. “These local agencies are deserving of our support, as they provide much-needed resources to our community’s most vulnerable residents.”

Pictured above, left to right, are Donna Arthur, Sharon O'Reilly and Linda Abrams.

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ERA Key’s Team Blue, DaMore Law, CrossCountry Mortgage’s Eric Abenaim Team Raise $1,335 for We're One Wilmington

Team Blue

ERA Key Realty Services’ Team Blue, DaMore Law, and CrossCountry Mortgage’s Eric Abeniam Team raised $1,335 for We're One Wilmington (WOW) through their annual Thanksgiving Pie Fundraiser. 

“This year's fundraising event achieved remarkable success, owing to the kind-hearted contributions of pies, time, and financial support from local enterprises and community members,” said Team Blue Leader Lori Penney. Apple Pie

She added that Margie Smolinsky of Josie’s Bakery, Two Lowell St., played a pivotal role in the success of the fundraiser through her “outstanding management in coordinating all orders.” For each pie purchased, a portion of the cost was donated to WOW. 

WOW supports Wilmington families and individuals connected to the community who are experiencing financial, emotional or medical emergencies; a death, a house fire, or other life-changing events. WOW also provides holiday gift assistance to individuals, families and households with financial needs. 

“Team Blue is proud to partner with DaMore Law and the Eric Abeniam Team in this important work,” Penney said. “Thanks again to everyone who contributed. Your support will help make a real difference in the lives of many people right here in our community!” Chocolate Cream Pie

“Assisting the Wilmington area holds significant value for Team Blue,” she continued. “Our yearly Thanksgiving...

ERA Key’s Team Blue Welcomes Marissa Zarella

Marissa ZarellaMarissa Zarella of Chelmsford has joined ERA Key's Team Blue Real Estate Group, located in the Wilmington Office. 

“As the newest member of Team Blue, Marissa is eager to harness the opportunities this role presents to deepen her understanding of the real estate industry,” said Team Blue Leader Lori Penney. “Marissa has already demonstrated a keen understanding of market trends and an aptitude for meeting client needs.”

 Marissa was previously a Realtor with LAER Realty Partners of Chelmsford. Before that, she was an Account Analyst with Clark Insurance in Lowell. She studied business administration at Stonehill College in Easton.

 “I am thrilled to join Team Blue with ERA Key Realty Services and look forward to contributing to the team's success,” she said. “This move represents a significant step in my career, and I am excited to leverage the resources and support of Team Blue and ERA Key Realty Services to provide even better service to my clients.”

Team Blue specializes in real estate in the Boston Suburban areas and Southern New Hampshire. For the past five years, Team Blue has been earned the #1 Team Award from ERA Key Realty Services. Known for its customer-centric approach and innovative marketing strategies, Team Blue’s goal is to guide clients through the contractual, investment and emotional decisions involved in the real estate process.

For more information on Team Blue’s services, contact Lori Penney at 978-375-2520 or loripenney@erakey.net, or visit the team’s Facebook and Instagram pages @TeamBlueRealEstate.

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ERA Key’s Auburn Office Adds Chambers as Realtor

Manuel Chambers

Manuel Chambers of Worcester has joined ERA Key Realty's Auburn office as a Realtor.

He is also a teacher in Worcester Public Schools. He has also taught in Yuma, Ariz.; Springfield, and Holyoke, Mass.

He earned both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, as well as an associate’s degree from Holyoke Community College.

“As one of the area’s largest real estate agencies, ERA Key provides me with plenty of opportunities to keep building relationships, while developing a successful career in real estate,” Manuel said.

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ERA Key Volunteers Contribute Time, Money to Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity

A dozen ERA Key agents and staff helped build two new single-family homes at 521 and 523 Sunderland Road in Worcester recently during a recent build day for Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester.

The volunteer effort was organized by the Worcester office, which also contributed $500 to the local Habitat for Humanity office. An additional $326 has been raised to date through a fundraising page set up on Charity Proud.

Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization that seeks to build “strength, stability and self-reliance in partnership with families in need of decent and affordable housing. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.”

“Helping Habitat for Humanity build homes is one way we also help to build a healthy, strong community,” said Framingham Manager Ali Corton. “Contributing time and effort as volunteers is as important to us as the financial contributions we make.”

Volunteers, pictured above, included Worcester Manager Kelly Brown, Framingham Manager Ali Corton, Auburn Manager Jonathan Boisjolie; Worcester Office Administrator Cyndi Quinn and Spencer Office Administrator Nicole Cusson, and agents Valerie Cohen, Bryan Davis, Kris Gaffney, Josh Hoffsommer, Brian Hurley, Erin Mahoney and Chris Reilly.

Pictured below, left to right, are Josh Hoffsommer, Bryan...