MaryBeth Poblocki of Milton has been named Branch Director of ERA Key – Great Spaces in Boston.
She previously served as an Associate Broker at William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance in South Boston. Before that, she was a Real Estate Broker at Capital Residential Group in South Boston, a Vice President/Real Estate Broker at GKR Residential in South Boston and a Client Services Associate at Meredith & Grew in Boston.
She earned her bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams. She is an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) and an Accredited Seller’s Representative (ASR). She is a member of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board, the Massachusetts Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.
MaryBeth is a member of the Parent Volunteer Committee at Xaverian Brothers High School and is a fundraising representative for various local organizations.
“After working alongside some of Boston’s top commercial real estate brokers, I realized that my true love was residential real estate,” Poblocki said. “Since then, I have sold more than $100 million of real estate in Massachusetts. ERA Key – Great Spaces provides me with an opportunity to continue my career in a management position with a rapidly growing leader in residential real estate.”
Team Blue at ERA Key Realty Services has raised $2,245 for the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism. To show appreciation to clients who have supported Team Blue and the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, Team Blue hosted its annual Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday, May 6, 2023.
Team Blue partnered with Peter DaMore at DaMore Law, Shant Banosian at Guaranteed Rate Mortgage, Joe Lombardo at Guild Mortgage Company, Austin Styffe at Leader Bank, Betsy Robinson at Hunt Mortgage, Laura Piro at LBP Insurance Agency, LLC, Tony Cardinelli at Cross Country Mortgage, Red Door Mobile Bar, WOW Factory Auto Detailing, and Scott Advisory Group to throw the party. The party featured raffle prizes, derby games, a best dressed prize, and a best hat prize. Guests included clients, friends, and family of Team Blue and DaMore Law.
“Each year we choose a different foundation to support at our annual Kentucky Derby Party,” said Lori Penney, the leader of Team Blue. “This year we decided to go with the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation because of their wonderful mission to help people and families affected by autism live life to the fullest. It is an honor to support all the families and friends to help them live in a world where people with autism are engaged with their community.” ...
Rus Ozana, a Realtor in ERA Key’s Billerica office, is working on two “Coasting for Kids” fundraisers, which will support weeklong, cost-free vacations for children with critical illnesses and their families at Give Kids The World Village in Kissimmee, Fla.
Ozana is the New England representative of American Coaster Enthusiasts the world’s largest ride enthusiast organization, with 6,500 members from 16 countries. Each year, members hold “Coasting for Kids” fundraisers across the country.
New England ACE members are planning “Coasting for Kids” events on June 10, 2023 at Lake Compounce in Bristol, Conn., and on July 15, 2023 at Story Land in Jefferson, N.H
Give Kids The World Village is an 89-acre, nonprofit "storybook" resort in Central Florida.
The photo above is of participants from last year's "Coasting for Kids" at Story Land.
Josh Shalin of Bellingham has joined ERA Key's Millis office as a Realtor.
He previously was a Realtor with William Raveis Real Estate in Canton. Before that he was a store General Manager for The Michaels Companies, Inc. in Taunton. He has also worked in sales positions for Best Buy’s Magnolia Home Theater in Braintree, The Vitamin Shop and GNC.
“In 2022, my first year as a fulltime Realtor, my sales totaled $8 million and I was named to the William Raveis President's Club, as well as being nominated for Rookie of the Year company-wide,” Josh said. “I’ve moved on to ERA Key for the opportunity to learn more and grow as an agent.”
ERA Key Realty Services’ Team Blue and DaMore Law hosted a Teacher Appreciation Night Out for Wilmington Public School teachers in honor of Teacher Appreciation Day on May 2, 2023.
Team Blue and DaMore Law wanted to do something special for Wilmington Public School teachers this year to show their appreciation for all they do. They hosted a night out at Panchos Cantina in Wilmington for the teachers to come celebrate and have a cocktail with Team Blue and DaMore. The team members of Team Blue – Lori Penney, Tim Penney, Linda DuCharme, Alex Wargo, and Janelle Penney – along with Peter DaMore from DaMore Law all graduated from Wilmington High School. Team Blue’s Tatum Fales’ father was also from Wilmington and she now resides in Southern New Hampshire.
“I have always appreciated the hard work that teachers put in to better their students,” said Lori Penney, team leader of Team Blue. “My husband and I both graduated from the Wilmington High School and my five children also went through the Wilmington Public School system. It was nice to show the teachers how much we appreciate everything they do for their students.”
Team Blue specializes in real estate in the Boston Suburban areas and Southern New Hampshire. For the past 5 years, Team Blue has been awarded the #1 Team at ERA Key Realty Services. Their goal is to guide their clients through the contractual, investment, and emotional decisions involved in the real...
Guisseppe "Joe" Sansotta of Milford has joined the Milford office as a Realtor.
He has been the night shift manager at Art’s Auto Service in Milford since 2014. Before that, he was a dispatcher at OnProcess Technology, Inc. in Ashland, a salesperson at Best Buy in Milford, and a line cook at Blue Dog Sports Bar & Grille in Milford.
“My experience in customer service and problem solving will serve me well at ERA Key,” Joe said, “The training programs, technology and team approach used at ERA Key will help ensure that I am doing the best I can for my clients.”
Donna Flannery, an agent in the Spencer office, recently received a Distinguished Alumni Award from David Prouty High School.
Donna, who graduated from DPHS in 1978, has received numerous awards for her real estate sales and community service. She has 30 years of real estate experience and this year was nominated for ERA Real Estate’s Jim Jackson Award for the second time.
The award recognizes the top agent, team or company in all of ERA Real Estate for providing the best customer service. The ERA Franchise System has more than 2,400 agencies and more than 30,000 agents worldwide.
ERA Key merged with HUNT Real Estate ERA in 2018 and together they are the largest brokerage in ERA Franchise Systems. The brokerage operates as ERA Key Realty Services in Massachusetts and as HUNT Real Estate ERA in New York.
“It’s good to see Donna being recognized in her local community, given her service to the town of Spencer,” said ERA Key President and COO Cheryl Eidinger-Taylor. “She has probably sold more homes in Spencer than anyone, while also contributing to and volunteering her time for many organizations.”
Donna received the Town of Spencer Meritorious Public Service Award in 2014 and ERA Key’s Circle of Light Award-for exceptional volunteerism for the needy in the community in 2016. She was named Spencer Exchange Club Citizen of the Year in 2007 for her volunteer work in the community.
She is a past president and director of the Spencer Exchange Club and she has been a coordinator of Spencer Toys for Kids since 2004. She is a member of the Spencer Housing Authority and served as cooperator at Spencer Savings Bank.
Donna consistently finishes among the top 10 agents in sales for ERA Key, which has more...
Dante Ritchey of Mashpee has joined ERA Key's Worcester office as a Realtor.
He graduated from Bryant University, Smithfield, R.I., with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He was named to the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society.
He was previously a self-employed landscaper in Westborough, as well as a caddy at Sacconnesset Golf Club in Falmouth for 10 years. He also volunteered at Building Bridges, Westborough.
“As one of the largest real estate agencies in the region, ERA Key has the resources to help me succeed,” Ritchey said, “The training programs and technology being offered, as well as the team approach that’s used, will prepare me to help my clients succeed, too.”
Alex Wargo of Wilmington has joined the Team Blue Real Estate group located in the Wilmington Office of ERA Key Realty Services as a real estate agent.
Alex started with Team Blue as their Marketing Specialist in March 2022, and she became captivated with the real estate world. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in July 2022 with a degree in business administration – marketing and a minor in psychology.
“After I started working with Team Blue last year, I quickly knew that real estate was going to be for me,” she said. “I am very excited to step into the world of real estate, but on the sales side this time. With my background in marketing and my current knowledge about real estate, I believe I will be able to help my clients successfully purchase or sell a home with ease. It is my goal to make my clients feel as comfortable as possible, while still providing them with the utmost professionalism.”
Team Blue specializes in real estate in the Boston Suburban areas and Southern New Hampshire. For the past 5 years, Team Blue has been awarded the #1 Team at ERA Key Realty Services. Their goal is to guide their 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 email@example.com, or visit the team’s Facebook and Instagram pages @TeamBlueRealEstate.
Cathy Lomasney, an agent in the Billerica office, has been awarded the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) designation by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) of the National Association of Realtors.
It is her 12th professional certification.
To earn the designation, she successfully completed a comprehensive course in buyer representation and an elective course focusing on a buyer representation specialty, in addition to submitting documentation verifying professional experience.
Cathy is also 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, and Loss Mitigation Certification (LMC).
Lomasney, who has been a real estate professional since 2005, is frequently among ERA Key’s top agents. She was recently named Agent of the Year for Middlesex County by RateMyAgent, a client review and digital marketing platform for real estate professionals. For 2022, she ranked 8th in sales among all ERA Key agents. She also received the Leaders’ Circle Award, which includes agents who have sold at least 65 units or a total volume of at least $10 million in a year.
She is also active in the agency’s charitable endeavors, including leading the annual Toys for Tots collection for Christmas.
She attended the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and Northeastern...
Stacey Hamel, a REALTOR® in ERA Key's Auburn office, was awarded the 2023 Ruby Level Top Producer Award for Individual Production at the REALTOR® Association of Central Massachusetts Top Producer Luncheon on March 23 at the DCU Center.
Top Producers of the Association were recognized for outstanding levels of production in real estate transactions based on dollar volume or units sold in the 2022 calendar year. Only 9% of RACM members qualified for this award. Top producer awards are presented for Ruby Level, Emerald Level and Diamond Level awards.
“I’m honored to be recognized among and in front of my peers,” Hamel said. “I’m grateful to work with some of the best agents in the business, and I’m appreciative of all of the clients who placed their trust in me to help buy or sell their homes.”
Hamel, who joined the REALTOR® Association of Central Massachusetts in 2009, resides in Oxford and can be reached at her office at 774-289-6135.
She has more than a decade of experience in real estate and previously worked as a Senior Sales Representative, U.S. Government/EMEA Accounts for Wright Line LLC. Prior to that, she was Group Sales and Service Specialist with The Paul Revere Insurance Group.
She earned her bachelor’s degree from Assumption College, Worcester, and became a certified Project Manager through the University of Phoenix.
Five agents in the Framingham office of ERA Key are sponsoring a Boston Marathon runner who's raising funds for Jeff's Place.
Jeff's Place Children's Bereavement Center, Inc., which is based in Framingham, “offers hope and healing in a supportive community for grieving children, teens, young adults, families, and individuals,” according to its website. Jeff’s Place offers grief counseling, professional development and other services for people who are experiencing bereavement.
Participating agents, who each donated $100 toward the $500 sponsorship, include Valerie Cohen, Ali Corton, Rob Fontaine, Jody Troderman and Nelson Zide.
The Team Framingham runner, Stuart Hurowitz, will be running his second Boston Marathon and his fourth marathon overall on April 17, 2023.
“The clinicians at Jeff’s Place are a special lot of people who dedicate their careers to helping children and families deal with the loss of a loved one,” Hurowitz said. Anyone interested in donating can do so through Hurowitz’ donation page.
“We’ve made charitable donations to Jeff’s Place in the past, so we decided to support a Boston Marathon runner raising funds for the organization,” Ali said. “We didn’t know who the runner...
Janelle Penney has joined the Team Blue Real Estate group located in the Wilmington office of Northbridge-based ERA Key Realty Services.
After graduating high school last summer, Janelle decided that she wanted to follow in the footsteps of her parents and join the real estate world. She completed her course and earned her real estate salesperson license in February. She is excited to learn and start her career as a professional in real estate.
“There were a lot of factors that made me want to get my real estate license,” said Janelle Penney. “I have watched my parents flourish in real estate my whole life by helping people find the home that best matches their needs and wants. Buying a home is an important purchase, and helping people make this transaction easier is exactly why I joined. I am very excited to get started on my journey in real estate and to be a part of a talented team like Team Blue.”
Team Blue specializes in real estate in the Boston Suburban areas and Southern New Hampshire. For the past five years, Team Blue has been awarded the #1 Team at ERA Key Realty Services. Their goal is to guide their 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the team’s Facebook and Instagram pages @TeamBlueRealEstate.
Anthony Casella of Grafton has been named Branch Director of the agency’s Marlborough office.
Casella previously served as a Realtor with RE/MAX Executive Realty in North Grafton. Before that, he served in various positions at Sun Life in Wellesley Hills. Most recently, he was a Senior Business System Analyst. He also served in various positions at Keyport Life Insurance, Boston, and Saleslink Corporation, South Boston. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Bentley College, Waltham.
“I am so excited to be providing support and guidance to a tremendous outfit of talented agents,” Casella said, “as well as continuing to learn, grow and succeed in real estate for my new team and this fantastic company!”
“In this ever-evolving industry, Anthony’s skills in sales, technology and real estate make him an excellent addition to our leadership team,” said Jeff Taylor, Vice President, Growth and Development. “Anthony has a passion for real estate, and a desire to help others reach and exceed their goals. Anthony will be a great asset for our real estate professionals, as he leads the Marlboro office in his new role.”
Cathy Lomasney, an agent in the Billerica office, has been named Agent of the Year for Middlesex County by RateMyAgent, a client review and digital marketing platform for real estate professionals.
RateMyAgent ranked Lomasney as the number three agent in Massachusetts and the number five agent in the New England region. 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 2022, she ranked 8th in sales among all ERA Key agents. She also received the Leaders’ Circle Award, which includes agents who have sold at least 65 units or a total volume of at least $10 million.
She is 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...
Devin E. Rogers of Dracut has joined ERA Key's Billerica office as a Realtor.
Devin, who has 24 years of real estate experience, was previously a Realtor with Coco, Early & Associates of Methuen.
He is also the owner of KT Cleanouts, Inc. of Dracut, which provides junk removal and dumpster rentals. He is also a real estate investor and owner of New Again Houses in Lowell, a franchise that renovates and sells homes.
“ERA Key’s approach to selling real estate is an ideal match for my background and experience,” Devin said. “I look forward to working with the team of experience real estate professionals in ERA Key’s Billerica office.”
Laura Hebb and Carla Horn, agents in the Whitinsville office of ERA Key, recently received the ERA® Circle of Light Award for Community Leadership.
The award is presented annually to an ERA Key professional who does extraordinary things for communities and people in need. Recipients volunteer time, raise funds and provide resources to worthy causes, creating a culture of civic service within their company and establishing themselves as leaders within their community.
“Community service is a core value of ERA Key,” said President and COO Cheryl Eidinger-Taylor. “Laura and Carla clearly take community service seriously, as well as being top-notch real estate agents. We are proud that they are part of ERA Key.”
Hebb’s charitable activities include serving in leadership and volunteer positions for several nonprofit organizations, serving on town government and making contributions to various causes. She has been a Realtor with ERA Key since 2018. Horn, who has been a Realtor with ERA Key since 2005, has organized many fundraising events and donated to a variety of nonprofit organizations.
Hebb and Horn co-chair charitable giving for the Whitinsville office through the ERA Key Realty Services Charitable Trust Foundation, which has provided $338,157 to area charities since its inception in 2004. The Whitinsville office contributed nearly $8,000 to area charities in 2023.
Hebb has been a member of the Upton Bloomer Girls, which provides support for Upton residents in need, for more than 50 years. She currently chairs its Scholarship Committee and helps manage its annual fall...
ERA Key’s Framingham office recently donated $500 to Provision Ministry, Inc. of Westborough, which connects corporations, churches and individuals who want to donate money, goods and services, to nonprofits who serve those most in need.
The donation was made through the ERA Key Realty Services Charitable Trust Foundation.
“Our agents like to contribute to a wide range of nonprofits to serve those in need,” said Framingham Manager Ali Corton. “Through Provision Ministry, we can achieve that goal and ensure that we are serving our entire community.”
Pictured, left to right, are, back row, Stephen Zawatski, Brian Hurley, Graham Pettengill, Jody Troderman, Rob Fontaine, Alex Madrid, Lynne Eliopoulos and Min Gurung, all of ERA Key; front row, Framingham Manager Ali Corton, Thomas Slicklen (President and founder of Provision Ministry, Inc.), and ERA Key’s Valerie Cohen, Gina Sargeant and Nelson Zide.
Congratulations to ERA Key sales leaders in the Worcester office!
Christine Reilly finished seventh 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.
Katie Bilotta, Sheila Brady and Gina Lewis 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.
Angela Mann and Dorry Stone 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.
"The heart of the Commonwealth, Worcester is New England’s second largest city. Our real estate market is highly competitive,” said Worcester Branch Director Allen Greenman. “Yet, the Realtor® professionals in our office continually rise to the challenge and regularly help to make ERA Key...
Congratulations to ERA Key sales leaders in the Chelmsford office!
Maureen Howe was the number three agent at ERA Key for 2022, while Donna Bursey finished sixth. Both were also named to the Leaders’ Circle, which includes agents who have sold at least 65 units, with total volume of at least $10 million.
Andrew Wilson was 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 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.
Award winners were announced at ERA Key’s annual meeting on Feb. 8, 2023.
Pictured, left to right, are Maureen Howe, Donna Bursey, Andrew Wilson and Stephanie Martin.