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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 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 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. 

Pictured, left to right, top then bottom row, are Katie Bilotta, Irene Caruso, Jackie Cohen, Denise Foley, Gina Lewis, Angela Mann, Christine Reilly and Dorry Stone.

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

Congratulations to ERA Key sales leaders in the Westborough office. 

Tara 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. 

In 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 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. 

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. 

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

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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

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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Sales Leaders Announced for Billerica, Wilmington and Woburn Offices

Congratulations to ERA Key sales leaders in the Billerica, Wilmington and Woburn offices. 

Cathy Lomasney, a Realtor in the Billerica office, and Wilmington’s Team Blue were named to the Leader’s Circle based on their 2019 sales during ERA Key Realty Services’ recent annual meeting at the Double Tree Hotel in Westborough. The Leader’s Circle “represents the pinnacle of achieved results” at ERA. 

Team Blue took first place in the Top Team Award. Team members include team leader Lori Penney, Tim Penney, Linda Ducharme and Laurie Finne.

Cathy was also named one of the Top 10 All-Around Agents.

Carolyn Corbett, a Realtor in the Billerica office and Kathleen Devine, a Realtor in the Woburn office were named to the Circle of Honor.

 “Congratulations to all ERA Key Realty Services Award winners,” said ERA Key Manager Lisa Luther. “It’s a privilege to work with all our agents and what an honor it is to see them continue to soar!!”

Pictured, top to bottom, are Cathy Lomasney, Team Blue, Carolyn Corbett and Kathleen Devine.

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Framingham Sales Leaders Announced

Congratulations to sales leaders from the Framingham office.

The Framingham office had two of the top 10 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. 

Graham Pettengill was the number four all-around sales leader for ERA Key, while Stephanie Lachapelle was number eight. Audra Lizarralde was one of two agents company-wide to be named Rookie of the Year. 

Nelson Zide and Heather Spence joined Graham and Stephanie in the Leader’s Circle, which includes agents who have sold at least 65 units or  total volume of at least $10 million. 

Valerie Cohen and Lynne Eliopoulis 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. Martha Convers, Jody Troderman and Audra Lizarralde 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. 

Rob Fontaine (4+) and Jody Troderman (3) received Elead Awards for closing sales based on leads generated electronically by ERA Key.

Photos are of Graham Pettengill and Stephanie Lachapelle.

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Auburn's Stacey Hamel Earns Commitment to Excellence Designation

Stacey Hamel, a Realtor in the Auburn office, has earned the Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) designation from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). 

C2EX is a program that empowers Realtors to demonstrate their professionalism and commitment to conducting business at the highest standards. To achieve the designation, NAR assesses the Realtor’s expertise in 10 elements of professionalism, ranging from customer service to use of technology. 

To achieve the designation, Realtors much be knowledgeable about laws and regulations affecting their business, and must understand and practice a Code of Ethics that values honesty and integrity. 

Hamel has been a Realtor with ERA Key for more than eight years. She began her real estate career at Weichert Realtors in Auburn. Before that, she was a sales representative and U.S. government account manager at Wright Line LLC in Worcester, and she worked in sales and customer service positions at Paul Revere Insurance Group in Worcester. 

She earned her bachelor’s degree from Assumption College, Worcester, and studied project management at the University of Phoenix. 

“C2EX represents the highest degree of professionalism in the real estate industry,” according to Bryan Davis, manager of the Auburn office. “Few agents achieve this special designation. We’re proud that Stacey is one of them.”

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ERA Key’s Spencer Office Donates More Than $5,000 To Area Charities

Agents in ERA Key's Spencer office donated more than $5,000 to area charities during the holiday season.

In addition to donating $1,000 as well as hundreds of toys to Spencer Toys for Kids, Spencer agents donated $1,000 each to the Leicester Senior Center for Veterans and the St. Paul Food Pantry, and $500 each to the Charlton REAS Foundation (Residential Energy Assistance for Seniors) and the Mary Queen of the Rosary Parish Food Pantry in Spencer.

“I’m proud to be part of an office that does so much for our community,” said Spencer Manager Linda Laney. “Our agents work hard, but recognize the importance of sharing their success with those who are less fortunate. Charitable giving is an important part of ERA Key’s culture and we take pride in doing our part.”

Agents contribute through ERA Key’s Charitable Trust Fund, which has given more than $400,000 to dozens of charities since its inception in 2004.

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Home Listed by ERA Key’s Rose Featured on Boston.com

A home listed by Joleen Rose, an agent in the Millis office, is being featured on Boston.com.

The home, which is located at 229 Hollis St., Holliston, features an ornate iron gate that opens onto a driveway, a series of walkways in contrasting black and white, sculptures and a fountain.

“The home is filled with murals, inside and out,” according to Boston.com. “A two-story foyer with a chandelier presents a main floor with an open layout, hardwood floors, and hand-painted murals of angels. This level also includes a sitting room, dining and living areas, and a kitchen with granite counters and a long island, as well as a master with a double tray ceiling, temperature-controlled closet, and a bathroom with a glass shower and marble double vanity.”

The home also features a heated driveway, a two-car heated garage with a second laundry room, and a surveillance system. A three-season room leads into a backyard with a marble compass inlaid onto a granite patio, a granite grill top, and a heated in-ground pool with statuary around it and a deck.

The home, which is listed for $985,000, is 4,668 square feet and is on 1.05 acres. It has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a half bathroom.

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ERA Key’s Zide Named to RISMedia Newsmakers 2020

Nelson Zide, a Realtor in ERA Key's Framingham office, has been named to RISMedia Newsmakers 2020.

Nelson was named to a group called, “Luminaries: The Iconic Leaders.” Newsmakers are named based on nominations received online, nominations by RISMedia’s editorial team and information from other industry sources.

It is the second consecutive year that ERA Key has had someone named to RISMedia Newsmakers. President and COO Cheryl Eidinger-Taylor was named in 2019, the inaugural year for RISMedia Newsmakers.

In choosing Nelson, RIS Media noted that he has consistently closed at least 45 transactions per year worth $12 million to $15 million, with a career total exceeding 1,000 real estate transactions.

Nelson “is known for his larger-than-life persona, humble nature and eagerness to share the techniques that brought him success,” according to RISMedia.

He holds many professional designations, including Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI), Performance Management Network (PMN), Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR). He recently received the Sterling R investor designation from the Realtors® Political Action Committee.

He graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and lives in Framingham with his family. He has also been the past president of the Massachusetts Chapter of Certified Residential Specialists, and past president of the Boston chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors (WCR). He has been a senior GRI instructor, as well as a national speaker and trainer for more than 25 years.

“I’m honored to be included with the industry leaders who were named to RISMedia’s 2020 Newsmakers,”...