Andrew Mitchell & Company Merges With ERA Key Realty Services

Andrew Mitchell & Company of Marion has merged with ERA Key, providing ERA Key with a Boston presence and additional agents. 

Stephen Thornton, the Boston-based principal broker for Andrew Mitchell, will join ERA Key along with many of his agency’s 22 Realtors. The merger will provide Andrew Mitchell agents with access to advanced technology and tools, as well as opportunities for additional training. Stephen Thornton

ERA Key, which merged with HUNT Real Estate in 2018, is the number one agency out of 2,400 worldwide in the ERA Key Franchise System. It is among the top 10 agencies in Massachusetts, based on sales volume. 

Andrew Mitchell, which was founded in 2011, is a virtual agency that focuses on working with experienced agents and providing them with a structure to “create their own work-life balance,” according to Thornton. Because of its virtual structure, its market covers much of Eastern and Central Massachusetts, so some agents can join ERA Key offices in their community. 

“Our agents have the knowledge and experience to gain the maximum benefit from ERA Key’s online sales tools and other resources,” Thornton said. “These tools have helped ERA Key grow into one of the state’s most successful real estate agencies — and they will also help our agents become even more successful.” 

“Mergers work best when both parties recognize and strive for mutual goals that will benefit everyone involved,” said ERA Key President and COO Cheryl Eidinger-Taylor. “This is very much a mutually beneficial partnership. Andrew Mitchell is known for attracting experienced, successful agents and the merger expands our market reach.” 

Thornton joined Andrew Mitchell in 2012 after serving as a Real Estate Broker Associate for Coldwell Banker. 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.

Photo above is of Stephen Thornton. 

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