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Marlborough Office Donates $1,000 for Fuel Assistance

Marlborough Senior Center

The Marlborough office of ERA Key recently presented a check for $1,000 to the Marlborough fuel assistance program. Funds were donated through the ERA Key Realty Services Charitable Trust Foundation.

Shown presenting the check at the Marlborough Senior Center are, left to right, ERA Key agent Aura Gauthier; Trish Pope, a senior center staff member, and ERA Key agents Donna Coffin, Donna Holmes and Bernadette Syppko.

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ERA Key Names Jeff Taylor VP, Growth and Development

Jeff Taylor of Worcester has been named Vice President, Growth and Development, of ERA Key.

He formerly served as General Manager. In his new position, he will identify and act on new opportunities that will enable or accelerate the agency’s continued growth.Jeff Taylor

“As one of the largest real estate agencies in Massachusetts, ERA Key has the resources and technology to continue its stellar growth – and to grow at an even faster pace,” Jeff said. “I look forward to playing a key role in that effort.”

Taylor began his career in real estate after graduating from Suffolk University with a business management degree in 2003. Since then, he has played a key role in ERA Key’s growth and success, according to President and COO Cheryl Eidinger-Taylor.

Jeff began his career as a real estate agent representing clients in the Worcester area. He added the role of Company Recruiter in 2005, which provided him with tremendous insight on how to best utilize the tools, support and technology ERA Key has to offer both clients and agents.

In 2008, he took on the challenge of becoming Sales Manager for ERA Key’s Westborough office, which enabled him to use the knowledge he gained from his time as a Realtor and recruiter, while honing his skills in client relations.

In 2010, he took over management of ERA Key’s Framingham office in addition to the Westborough office. After Distinctive Realty of Marlborough merged with ERA Key in 2011, he took on the responsibility of integrating the new Marlborough office into the ERA Key family.

He co-manages the ERA Key Foundation, which has given away nearly $400,000 to dozens of Worcester County nonprofits since its inception in 2004. Last year, the foundation benefited 27 organizations....

Nadine Fallon Named Vice President of Operations for ERA Key

Nadine Fallon of Boston, a real estate professional with more than 20 years of experience, has been named Vice President of Operations. 

In her new position, she will help manage the company’s organizational processes, budgeting, recruitment and staff management to help ERA Key increase efficiency and continue growing. Nadine Fallon

She joined ERA Key a year ago after Great Spaces ERA, a Boston agency she co-founded in 2014, merged with ERA Key. Great Spaces ERA had been in the top 5% of brokerages in Boston each year from 2017 until the merger. 

“Nadine has become a valuable member of ERA Key’s management team,” said ERA Key President and Chief Operating Officer Cheryl Eidinger-Taylor. “In her new position, we will work even more closely together to ensure the continued success of ERA Key, while reinforcing our leadership in agency technology and training.” 

“I am excited to become a part of a nationally-recognized leadership team and help ERA Key continue to raise the bar in our industry,” Nadine said. “Serving clients and the agents who help them is at the forefront of everything we do and I look forward to adding to what we have to offer them.” 

In addition to serving as Sales Manager at Great Spaces ERA, she has served as a member of Boston’s Zoning Board of Appeals, and owner and broker of Fallon Residential, LLC. Prior to beginning her career in real estate, Fallon held various sales management positions in the bicycle industry.

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Cristo Joins ERA Key’s Spencer Office as Realtor

Michael J. Cristo of Charlton has joined ERA Key as a Realtor in the Spencer office.Mike Cristo

He previously served as a Project Manager for Traffic Systems Co. Inc., an electronic controls company based in Worcester, for many years.

“I joined ERA Key because it provided the best opportunity for me to establish myself as a real estate agent in Spencer,” Mike said. “ERA Key has a great reputation and provides its agents with the ongoing training needed to excel in today’s market.”

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Neal Joins ERA Key’s Chelmsford Office as Realtor

Sarah J. Neal of Chelmsford has joined ERA Key as a Realtor in the Chelmsford office.Sarah Neal

She graduated from Emmanuel College, Boston, with a bachelor’s degree in economics.

“I chose to join ERA Key, because I was impressed by its core values and by how welcome I felt when I came in to interview in the Chelmsford office,” Sarah said. “I knew it would be a great fit for me.”

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ERA Key’s Spencer Office Adds Jessica Ware as Realtor

Jessica L. Ware of North Brookfield has joined ERA Key Realty Services as a Realtor in the Spencer office.Jessica Ware

She is completing her bachelor’s degree at Fitchburg State University. She is a notary public, and has assisted as a volunteer in cleaning up North Brookfield and at the Second Chance Animal Services Community Veterinary Hospital in North Brookfield.

“I knew ERA Key was the agency I wanted to work for,” Jessica said, “because when I asked people in my community which real estate agency they trusted the most, the answer was always ERA Key Realty.”

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ERA Key’s Zide Named Rotarian of the Year

Nelson Zide, a Realtor in the Framingham office of ERA Key, has been named Rotarian of the Year by the Rotary Club of Framingham.Nelson Zide

The award is presented to members in good standing based on their involvement with the organization, community activities and ethics.

A Rotarian for more than 20 years, Zide has played Santa Claus for many years, providing gifts to children enrolled in Headstart. He has volunteered at Rotary craft shows and at MetroFest, which is held annually by the MetroWest Visitors Bureau.

This year, he organized the popular Duck Pluck, which awards prizes to participating children. He also helped organize Habitat for Humanity’s Playhouse Project, which provides playhouses for veterans’ families, and he volunteered at the annual Rotary carnival. He also volunteered at this year’s Reality Fair, which helps provide high school students with life skills.

He also serves on the club’s Education Committee, which this year provided $60,000 in scholarships to 15 area students.

“I was surprised and honored to be chosen for this award,” Nelson said. “I’m proud of the award, because of the good work that Rotary does to help the communities it serves. Rotary’s good deeds range from helping to eradicate polio to providing scholarships, cleaning parks, building playgrounds and feeding the needy.”

In addition to selling more than 1,000 homes as a Realtor in the Framingham office of ERA Key for many years, Zide has served as a principal and manager at ERA Key. He has presented to and trained other real estate agents throughout the country, and written books about real estate selling.

He has raised more than $600,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). He is a graduate of the University...

Milford Realtors Help Display Flags in Milford

Fourth of July

Realtors from the Milford office of ERA Key helped decorate Draper Memorial Park in Milford with a "field of flags" to honor veterans and active military in celebration of this year's Independence Day.Fourth of July flags

Michelle Huynh, Angel Moscatelli and Toni Travaglini helped to display the flags, along with volunteers from Milford Federal Bank, the U.S. Army Recruiting Station and The Salvation Army of Greater Milford.Milford Office flags

Pictured are, top, volunteers; left,  Angel Mosccatelli, Michelle Huynh and Toni Travaglini; right, Michelle and Toni.

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ERA Key’s Rosas Obtains Connecticut Real Estate License

Victor J. Rosas of Whitinsville, an agent in the Milford office, has obtained a license to sell real estate in Connecticut.Cesare Rosas

Rosas, who has been a Realtor with ERA Key for the past five years, is also licensed in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He has experience with all types of property, including commercial real estate.

“Being licensed in three states gives both me and my clients additional flexibility, which is especially important in today’s competitive market,” Rosas said. “My clients appreciate that I'm ready to go where I’m needed.”

His website URL is vicsellsmasshomes.com.

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Framingham Agents Build Playhouses for Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity playhouses

Agents in ERA Key's Framingham office recently helped build playhouses for Habitat for Humanity that will be donated for use by children of veterans.Playhouse

The Framingham office has built playhouses in the past and also has made other contributions to Habitat for Humanity, as have other offices.Habitat for Humanity Playhouse

Pictured at top are ERA Key agents Alex Madrid and Valerie Cohen, both right of the playhouse, along with members of the Framingham Rotary Club.

Also pictured are Carlton Kish and his son, Ryan, right, and Jody Troderman and Cheyenne Dellasanta.

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Victoria Stuller Joins ERA Key’s Spencer Office as Realtor

Victoria D. Stuller of Charlton has joined ERA Key Realty Services as a Realtor in the Spencer office.Victoria Stuller

She has 16 years of sales experience and several years of experience in the hospitality industry, including serving as a bartender at Teddy G’s in Sturbridge, as a bar manager at the Beer Garden in Worcester, and as a bartender and server at J. Anthony’s Italian Grill in Auburn.

She earned an associate’s degree in psychology from Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester.

“I’ve heard that ERA Key is a fantastic company to work for, so when I decided to become a real estate agent, that’s the agency I decided to join,” Victoria said. “I’m looking forward to expanding my sales and customer service experience with ERA Key.”

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Team Blue Participates in Wilmington High School Senior Exploration Program

Team Blue in ERA Key's Wilmington office recently participated in the Wilmington High School Senior Exploration Program by accepting two seniors, Tori Ciampa and Janelle Penney. 

Each year, Wilmington High School holds a Senior Exploration Program to give students an
opportunity to experience a career field that may be of interest to them. This year,
Team Blue had the honor of accepting two students from the program to work with from May 4
to May 31, 2022. During their time with Team Blue at ERA Key Realty Services, the two interns: 

Wilmington Interns
 Observed at an open house

 Delivered “Pop-By” tokens to neighborhoods

 Hosted the raffle table at the Kentucky Derby Client Appreciation Party

 Learned about town assessments and competitive market values

 Participated in other administrative tasks, such as branding, social media and marketing

“Working with Team Blue was such a fun experience! The whole team created an inviting and exciting environment for us to come work and learn about real estate,” said Tori.

“Over the summer, Tori and I are planning on attending a real estate course to study and take the exam to get our real estate licenses," Janelle said. "We had such a great time working with Team Blue that we want to continue to work in and learn about the real estate business."

Team Blue is located at the Wilmington branch of ERA Key Realty Services. The team
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...

ERA Key Agents Donate $1,000 to Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity

ERA Key agents not only volunteered to help build a home in Sturbridge for the MetroWest/Greater Worcester Habitat for Humanity, they also donated $1,000 recently through the ERA Key Charitable Trust.Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity LogoOn its Facebook home page, Habitat for Humanity wrote, "Another shout out to ERA Key Realty Services that formed a second team to help build an affordable home in Sturbridge during our Women Build event! The team not only volunteered their time and talent, but raised money to support our mission to build homes, communities, and hope. We’re so grateful to ERA Key Realty for supporting Women Build!"

Women Build is a national initiative to engage women in the effort to provide safe and decent homes for families in need of affordable housing.

ERA Key has volunteered for and made donations to Habitat for Humanity for many years.

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ERA Key Featured on Channel 5's 'Chronicle'

Tim McCann from ERA Key’s Worcester office, as well as a buyer represented by Dorry Stone from the Worcester office, were featured on WCVB’s “Chronicle.”Tim McCann

The segment, which focused on the spring housing market, noted that housing inventory continues to be low, but sales are brisk. Inventory has dropped from 10,057 homes in 2020 to 4,307 in 2021 and 2,349 this year.Dorry Stone

“Houses are not staying on the market for a long time, so it feels like there is no inventory,” according to the “Chronicle” report. “When you have more buyers than houses coming on the market, it feels like there is nothing to buy.”

Photos are of Tim McCann and Dorry Stone.

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Team Blue Raises $2,975 for Alzheimer’s Association

Team Blue

Team Blue, which is based in  ERA Key's Wilmington office, has raised $2,975 for the Alzheimer’s Association and is continuing its fundraising through the end of June 2022. Kentucky Derby Party

To show appreciation to past clients who have supported the team and their support for the Alzheimer’s Association, Team Blue hosted a Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday, May 7, 2022. 

The team partnered with Peter DaMore at DaMore Law, Shant Banosian at Guaranteed Rate Mortgage, Joe Lombardo at Guild Mortgage Company, Mitch Corton at Hunt Mortgage and Laura Piro at LBP Insurance Agency, LLC to throw the party. The party featured raffle prizes, derby games, a best-dressed prize, and a best-hat prize. Guests included past clients, friends, and family of the business partners. Kentucky Derby Hats

“In the United States, more than 6 million people are living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias,” said Lori Penney, the leader of Team Blue. “It is an honor to support all the families and friends who are providing care for their loved ones during such a difficult time.”

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 clients through the contractual, investment and emotional decisions involved in the real estate...

Whitinsville Office Cleans Up on Earth Day

Earth Day 2022

Whitinsville CleanupAgents in the Whitinsville office of ERA Key cleaned up the community during their annual Earth Day cleanup.

Participants included Brian and Sue Dicks, Carla Horn, Karen Thibodeau, Gail Marengo, Aaron Richardson, Bruce Bisbee, Rich Glasberg, Kathy Craig, Robyn Nasuti and David Glasberg from ERA Key, as well as Rob Haser from Hunt Mortgage.

The cleanup took place around Whitinsville's Arcade Pond, including Arcade Street, and sections of Main Street and Lake Street.

Photos are of, top, Carla Horn and Brian Dick; middle, Whitinsville Manager David Glasberg with agents who participated in the cleanup; bottom, trash they collected.

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Santurri Joins ERA Key’s Whitinsville Office as Realtor

Matthew L. Santurri of Uxbridge has joined ERA Key Realty Services as a Realtor in the Whitinsville office.Matt Santurri

Matt also serves as a sales representative for Cintas in Cumberland, R.I.

“I was attracted to ERA Key Realty Services because of the support they give to their agents, as well as the ongoing continuing education,” he said. “Being born and raised in Northbridge, as well as working in the area in a sales and customer service role for the past five years, will enable me to use my experience to the advantage of my clients.”

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Lori Penney earns Internationally Recognized Achievement for Performance in Luxury Real Estate

Lori Penney, leader of Team Blue at ERA Key Realty Services in Wilmington, earned The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing’s Million Dollar GUILD™ recognition for experience, knowledge, and expertise in million-dollar and above residential properties.Lori Penney

Lori is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist™ (CLHMS), part of an exclusive group of real estate professionals who have completed The Institute’s training and have a proven performance in the upper-tier market.

“Agents who have earned the GUILD™ recognition are performing at the highest level in their community,” said Diane Hartley, president of The Institute. “It takes a superior level of service to be successful and consistently close sales at or above one million dollars. We want to recognize this performance and give these elite professionals the earned distinction that they are the agent of choice for affluent buyers and sellers.”

The specialized training and ongoing membership with The Institute provide Penney with the knowledge and tools to better serve affluent clients. The GUILD™ recognition provides evidence of the successful commitment to service at the highest level.

“Being able to evaluate and look at the high-quality finishing and intuitive construction incorporated into homes with today’s technology is simply amazing,” Lori said. “I enjoy seeing the evolution of what each individual home has to offer in unique features and upgrades. It is amazing to see the evolution of high-end homes built in the 1950s to present day.”

Lori has been in real estate since 2008 and specializes in the Boston Suburban areas and Southern New Hampshire. She is...

Nasuti, Corton Featured in Milford Daily News

Whitinsville agent Robyn Nasuti and Framingham Manager Ali Corton were featured in a Milford Daily News article Thursday about the housing market. 

Spring has sprung, but not for real estate market. Tight supplies crimp buyer

With the arrival of spring, residential real estate markets in MetroWest and Greater Milford would normally flower with new properties, something that typically lasts until July.

But this year the blooms don't exactly look lush.

A tight supply of available properties and sharp increase in prices have squeezed buyers into scaling back on what amenities they would like in a new home. Robyn Nasuti

Upton real estate agent Robyn Nasuti, of ERA Key Realty Services, said a robust spring market had been the only hope for buyers, and that isn’t exactly happening. 

“Compared to last year, I would say we are under where we were at this point,” Nasuti told the Daily News earlier this month, in terms of available inventory for sale. “Typically, by March we have between 10 and 12 properties ready to go on the market and even 15. Right now, we're between six and eight.” 

Despite the appeal of selling a home that has sharply appreciated in valiue, homeowners who are thinking about selling are not convinced by the available options, which are currently tagged with inflated prices themselves and don’t have the desired criteria.  

Nasuti said this cycle has forced sellers to stay put, consequently...

Flannery Listing Picked As 'House of the Week'

5 Nottingham Circle

A home at 5 Nottingham Circle, Spencer, listed by Spencer agent Donna Flaherty was chosen as the Telegram & Gazette's "House of the Week."

Contemporary Spencer home on water's edge lists for $950,000

SPENCER — This 4,600-square-foot contemporary has lots of space for houseguests and entertaining as well as more than an acre of lush yard on the water’s edge of Thompson Pond.

The three-bedroom, 3½-bathroom lake home at 5 Nottingham Circle is listed with Donna Flannery with ERA Key Realty Services for $950,000.Donna Flannery

Flannery says this hard-to-find contemporary is “the ultimate haven” that’s big enough for entertaining yet intimate enough for quiet evenings alone.

“It’s a nice open first-floor plan. There is space for a home office on every level, and the basement is completely finished for an in-law or guests to have their own separate space that walks right out to the lake,” she said.

The home was built in 2000 on 1.06 acres with 100 feet of water frontage.

“It’s a wonderful great lake community,” homeowner Cindy Krackovic said. “We’ve been very fortunate to be living in our vacation home. From morning coffee on...