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Framingham Office Makes Donation to Jeff's Place

The Framingham office of ERA Key Realty Services recently donated $250 to Jeff's Place Children's Bereavement Center, Inc. in Framingham. Pictured, left to right, are Rob Haser of Hunt Mortgage, and agents Erica Jacobson, Audra Lizarralde, Lynne Richards, Martha Convers, Matthew Burdetskiy, Sam LeHardy (Team Framingham), Rob Fontaine, Alison Corton, Jody Troderman, Nelson Zide and Carlton Kish.

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One on One: Donna Flannery, real estate agent at ERA Key Realty Services in Spencer

Published in the Telegram & Gazette, February 24, 2019

Donna Flannery of ERA Key Realty Services in Spencer recently completed her 1,000th sale.

Donna Flannery worked for the MLS for four years before deciding to get her real estate sales license in 1992. She was named “Rookie of the Year” that year and recently closed on her 1,000th home. That’s an average of a closing in every 7 out of 10 weeks, a pace many agents would find enviable and she does it all solo, without a team, though with some strong administrative support. She is a top-ranked ERA Key Realty Services agent in Spencer and has won numerous awards for her sales skills as well as for her volunteering effort. Her family has lived in Spencer for five generations and she still lives on Sugden Reservoir where she grew up. When she’s not working or volunteering, she likes to spend time with her children and grandchildren.

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Graham Pettengill Receives Circle of Light, Leader’s Circle Awards

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Feb. 26, 2019 – A marathon runner, Graham Pettengill, a Realtor in the Framingham office of ERA Key Realty Services, has used his feet to raise funds to build wells in Africa, help Marine Corps veterans and support dozens of area charities. 

His charitable efforts earned Pettengill ERA Key’s 2018 Circle of Light Award, which is presented for community service. Graham was also the top agent based on sales volume in 2018 out of 350 ERA Key agents and was named to ERA Key’s Leader’s Circle, which includes agents who have sold homes valued at more than $10 million for the year.

A portion of his commissions go to the ERA Key Realty Services Charitable Trust Foundation, which has given $371,749 to local non-profit organizations since its inception in 2004. Last year the foundation benefited 27 organizations, such as the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Habitat for Humanity and The Salvation Army.

“We are constantly reminded about the value of our contributions toward the community with each sale of a home,” he said. “More than 80 percent of ERA Key agents participate. The charitable trust enables me personally to give back thousands of dollars each year.” 

Through his church, the Faith Community Church in Hopkinton, Graham was on a committee that helped raise more than $130,000 for World Vision International to build three wells in Africa. The committee organized races of six kilometers, which represents the average distance a person in Africa has to walk for access to potable water. 

He has also raised more than $7,000 for Semper Fi, a non-profit that supports Marine Corps veterans, by running in Washington, D.C. and New York City. In 2017, Graham and his daughters, Caitlyn Stickney and Brooke Pettengill, ran in the Boston Marathon...

Stephanie Martin Joins ERA Key as Realtor in Chelmsford Office

CHELMSFORD, Mass., Feb. 18, 2019 – ERA Key Realty Services of Northbridge announced today that Stephanie Martin has joined ERA Key’s Chelmsford office as a Realtor.

Stephanie has 34 years of experience as a real estate agent in the Merrimack and Nashoba Valley area towns, most recently with Century 21 North East in Chelmsford.

Stephanie is a Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP) and a Certified Buyer Representative (CBR). She is Loss Mitigation Certified (LMC) and is a Notary Public.  She is a member of the Northeast Association of Realtors and serves on its Professional Standards Committee.

“I joined ERA Key Realty Services, because I believe ERA provides the best fit for how I want to maintain and grow my business in Chelmsford and the surrounding towns,” Srtephanie said. “The outstanding support and technology at ERA Key will help me continue to work successfully with both past and future buyers and sellers.”

ERA Key Realty Services of Northbridge, Mass., has 14 offices throughout central and eastern Massachusetts and is among the 10 largest residential real estate agencies in Massachusetts based on the number of homes sold. It is also among the top 10 agencies in the ERA Franchise System, which has more than 2,400 agencies worldwide. ERA Key has been named among the top places to work in the state in the large company category for the past four years, based on a survey administered by Energage for The Boston Globe. It also won the Momentum Award as the fastest growing ERA franchise in 2012 and the Gene Francis Memorial Award as the Top All-Around Company in ERA in 2014. For more information about ERA Key, visit www.erakey.com.

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Flannery Leading Effort to Provide Blankets for Sick Children

SPENCER, Mass., Feb. 5, 2019 – Spencer resident Donna Flannery, a long-time Realtor in the Spencer office of ERA Key Realty Services, is leading an effort in her office to sew and donate blankets to sick children in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.

“They are in desperate need of some color and comfort to help make a sick child’s stay just a little bit nicer,” Flannery said. “So far, more than 40 sick kids will have a little bit of comfort because of us.”

Flannery was made aware of the need for blankets through her daughter, Kayleen Sauvageau, who is a nurse in the unit. Flannery found directions for sewing the blankets on YouTube.

Flannery said she will continue creating blankets as long as others are interested in participating. Anyone interested can contact her at DonnaFlannery@ERAKey.com. The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit also accepts donations of new stuffed animals, toiletries (if they are the size used in hotels), and crocheted and knitted blankets.

“The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit has been full throughout this winter, so help is needed,” she said. “Our help is making a huge difference for the families with sick children. I am grateful that I have healthy grandkids today and want to help others whose children or grandchildren need help.”

Flannery has volunteered throughout her career and is especially involved with helping children. She received the Town of Spencer’s Meritorious Public Service Award in 2014 and ERA Key’s Circle of Light Award in 2016 for exceptional volunteerism for the needy in the community. She was named Spencer Exchange Club Citizen of the Year in 2007 for her volunteer work in the community....

Falter returns to ERA Key as Broker Associate, Realtor in Spencer office

From  The Spencer New Leader, January 25, 2019:

ERA Key Realty Services of Northbridge announced today that Brookfield resident Robert G. Falter has rejoined ERA Key’s Spencer office as a Broker Associate and Realtor.

He has 14 years of experience in real estate and spent more than five years at ERA Key before joining EXIT Real Estate Executives in Brookfield. He has been a certified Massachusetts real estate instructor since 2006 and has been an in-house trainer for six brokerage companies.

He is an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR); a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS); a Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI); a Military Relocation Professional (MRP), and a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES).

Falter is a member of the Board of Assessors, the Capital Improvement Planning Committee and the Financial Advisory Committee for the Town of Brookfield. He earned his MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, and his doctoral degree from the Institute for Advanced Studies at Walden University.

“It’s good to be back at ERA Key,” Falter said. “I’ve always appreciated ERA Key’s strong training programs, as well as the camaraderie between agents and their ability to work as a team.”

About ERA Key Realty Services

ERA Key Realty Services of Northbridge, Mass., has 14 offices throughout central and eastern Massachusetts and is among the 10 largest residential real estate agencies in Massachusetts based on the number of homes sold. It is also among the top 10 agencies in the ERA Franchise System, which has more than 2,400 agencies worldwide. ERA Key has been named among the top places to work in the state in the large company category for the...

ERA Key’s Flannery Achieves Rare Milestone: Selling 1,000 Homes

SPENCER, Mass., Jan. 30, 2019 – ERA Key Realty Services of Northbridge announced today that lifelong Spencer resident Donna Flannery, an agent in the Spencer office, recently joined an elite group of Realtors by selling her 1,000th home.

The average real estate agent sells 8.6 homes a year, according to statistics from Real Trends. A majority of new agents quit the business within two years, often without ever selling a home. Donna has sold 1,000 homes during a 27-year career in real estate, while also receiving awards for community service.

“Donna’s hard work and sales ability have placed her among the best Realtors in the business,” according to ERA Key President Cheryl Eidinger-Taylor. “She is consistently among our top agents and has been a standout since her first year with us.”

Donna worked for four years as the MLS supervisor for the Greater Worcester Board of Realtors before pursuing her license to sell real estate. She became a Realtor in 1992 at the former Hometown Real Estate and was named Rookie of the Year. She was her office’s top-selling agent from 1993 through 1998, finishing each year with the highest number of closed transactions and the dollar volume of homes sold. In 1999, she was one of four national finalists from more than 30,000 ERA agents for the Jim Jackson Memorial Service Award for Customer Satisfaction.

In 2007, she was the ERA Boston Broker Council Agent of the Year, with the highest dollar volume for homes sold and the largest number of transactions from more than 800 agents. In 2009, she again achieved the highest dollar volume and finished second for number of closed transactions.

She was in ERA Key’s...

ERA Key Names Laffey Realtor in Billerica Office

BILLERICA, Mass., Jan. 25, 2019 – ERA Key Realty Services of Northbridge announced today that Shelly Laffey of Billerica has joined ERA Key’s Billerica office as a Realtor.

Shelly previously was a Realtor at Burns & Egan Realty Group, LLC in Billerica. She worked as a hairdresser and in the shipping industry before opening Shelly’s Home Day Care 25 years ago. She attended Middlesex Community College in Lowell.

She worked part-time in real estate, but now that her children are grown, she’s making it a fulltime career.

“Now that my children are out of the house, it’s my turn to get involved with the community and make a difference,” she said. “I want to give back, because I have been blessed in so many ways.”

Shelly started her real estate career in 2015 after deciding to close the doors on her home day care. The career move stemmed from her ambition to be her own boss and the caring nature she's always had to help families find their dream home. As a long-time resident of Billerica, Shelly knows the neighborhood well. She can help pinpoint areas and, more important, get you into neighborhoods that fit your needs.

Outside of real estate, you can find Shelly around Billerica and surrounding towns, as she is a local dog sitter, and loves the outdoors and traveling, walking, hiking, swimming, skiing and biking. She especially likes to visit beaches.

“I’m excited about the knowledge and experience I’m going to get with ERA Key Realty Services,” Shelly said. “ERA Key has a reputation for having strong training programs and a team approach, with agents working together.”

About ERA Key Realty Services

ERA Key Realty Services of Northbridge, Mass., has 14 offices throughout central and eastern Massachusetts...

ERA Key’s Zide Achieves Rare Milestone: Selling 1,000 Homes

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Jan. 22, 2019 – ERA Key Realty Services of Northbridge announced today that Framingham resident Nelson Zide recently joined an elite group of Realtors by selling his 1,000th home.

The average real estate agent sells 8.6 homes a year, according to statistics from Real Trends. A majority of new agents quit the business within two years, often without ever selling a home. Nelson has sold 1,000 homes, while also serving in management roles, presenting to and training other real estate agents around the country, writing books and raising funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

“While Nelson has served as a principal and manager at ERA Key, his passion is selling – and it shows in his results,” according to ERA Key President Cheryl Eidinger-Taylor. “His hard work and sales abilities have earned him a place among the best Realtors in the business.”

After graduating from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, in 1975, Nelson was teaching social studies at Natick High School, studying for an MBA at Babson College, coaching basketball and serving as director of a day camp in Natick. His mother told him about changes in real estate licensing in Massachusetts and suggested that he obtain a license to sell real estate.

Real estate was in his family, as his grandparents were real estate agents and his grandmother was one of the first women to obtain a real estate license in 1960.

After obtaining his license, he approached a friend he played basketball with and asked if he needed another agent. He did and Nelson was hired.

“I figured I would give it a year,” he said. “I sold 20 houses in...

Falter Returns to ERA Key as Realtor in Spencer Office

SPENCER, Mass., Jan. 18, 2019 – ERA Key Realty Services of Northbridge announced today that Brookfield resident Bob Falter has rejoined ERA Key’s Spencer office as a Broker Associate and Realtor.

He has 14 years of experience in real estate and spent more than five years at ERA Key before joining EXIT Real Estate Executives in Brookfield. He has been a certified Massachusetts real estate instructor since 2006 and has been an in-house trainer for six brokerage companies.

Bob is an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR); a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS); a Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI); a Military Relocation Professional (MRP), and a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES).

He is active in his community as a member of the Board of Assessors, the Capital Improvement Planning Committee and the Financial Advisory Committee for the Town of Brookfield. He earned his MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, and his doctoral degree from the Institute for Advanced Studies at Walden University.

Bob retired as a Captain (O-6) from the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service in 2001. After serving as a healthcare administrator, correctional health care administrator and licensed nursing home administrator, he made a career change to residential real estate in 2004. He volunteers at UMass Memorial Medical Center in the Pastoral Care Department.

He is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR), the REALTOR® Association of Central Massachusetts (RACM), the REALTOR Association of Pioneer Valley (RAPV) and the Real Estate Educators Association (REEA).

“It’s good to be back at ERA Key,” Bob said. “I’ve always appreciated...

Fontaine Joins ERA Key as Realtor in Framingham Office

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Jan. 10, 2019 – ERA Key Realty Services of Northbridge announced today that Framingham resident Robert M. Fontaine has joined its Framingham office as a Realtor.

Previously, he was a private investigator for NWI Investigative Group, Inc. in Woburn, as well as a national trainer of private investigator. He also served as a recruiter of private investigators. Before that, he served as a private investigator for Capital Investigating in Manchester, N.H.

Before becoming a private investigator, Rob was a senior field claims specialist for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company in Westborough. He also served in various claims-related positions at Prudential Property & Casualty Insurance Company in Westborough, including associate manager of casualty claims. During his insurance career, he was an annual quality service award winner.

“My expertise in negotiations and settlements will help me assist buyers and sellers with one of the most important financial decisions of their lifetime,” he said. “I will strive to provide an enjoyable experience to clients throughout the process.”

He took courses toward an MBA at Suffolk University, Boston, and earned a bachelor’s degree in communications with minors in sociology and criminal justice from the University of New Hampshire, Durham. He is an assistant coach for Framingham Youth Baseball.

Rob is a sports enthusiast, who enjoys coaching and watching his son play hockey and baseball. He also enjoys golfing and boating with his wife and friends in MetroWest and the New Hampshire Lakes Region.

“ERA Key has an amazing team of recognized professionals working in a family environment,” Fontaine said. “I appreciate having an opportunity to join them.”

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ERA Key Realty Services Adds Hamel as Realtor

From: http://www.golocalworcester.com/business/era-key-realty-services-adds-hamel-a-realtor

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Dorothy Hamel PHOTO: LinkedIn

ERA Key Realty Services of Northbridge announced that Dorothy Hamel joined its Spencer office as a realtor.

“ERA Key has an amazing team and a family environment, where agents and staff are always willing to help each other out. The training is fantastic, too. No wonder the agents I met love their jobs,” said Hamel.

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