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Allen Joins ERA Key’s Marlborough Office as Realtor

Richard L. Allen of Marlborough has joined ERA Key as a Realtor in the Marlborough office.

He has more than 30 years of experience investing in real estate and shares his real estate knowledge through his blog at Allen

He most recently served as Associate Director of Wayfair, LLC in Boston. Before that, he was a Director of Product Management for Imprivata in Lexington. He also served as Vice President, Product Management, Cybersecurity Solutions for Ipswitch, Inc. in Lexington, as Senior Director for Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corporation in Waltham, and as Channel Manager for IBM in Hartford, Conn.

Rich founded and served as President of OrthoCADD Services, Inc., New Haven, Conn. He earned his MBA from the University of Bridgeport, Conn., and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

He has volunteered as a builder for Habitat for Humanity, including helping to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina, and Craig’s Doors in Amherst. He mentors others through the University of Massachusetts Mentor Program and the Boston Product Management Association Mentor Program.

“I joined ERA Key, because I wanted to align myself with a brokerage that has a strong brand and reputation, and that can aid in my efforts to provide the highest caliber of service to buyers and sellers throughout the commonwealth of Massachusetts,” Rich said. “My goal is to help people right-size their lives, whether that is upsizing, downsizing or first-time sizing.”


Billerica Office Collects for Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots, Billerica

The Billerica office of ERA Key Realty Services was “blown away” by the generosity of friends, neighbors, and past and present clients who donated to this year’s Toys for Tots drive, according to agent Cathy Lomasney, who headed the drive. Maryanne Webster

It was the Billerica office’s 10th year collecting for Toys for Tots.

 Lomasney helped spur donations with a virtual pie party, delivering pies to several clients who made donations.

 “My client appreciation pie party was virtual this year, which led to porch drop offs,” Lomasney said. “To my surprise, many of my clients left toys for the drive in exchange for their pies.”Kathy and Danielle

Pictured, top, are volunteers from Toys for Tots who picked up the toys; left, agent Maryanne Webster, with her contribution to the collection, and, right, Billerica residents Kathy and Danielle, who are regular donors to the annual drive at the Billerica office.



ERA Key’s Chelmsford Office Donates $2,000 To Area Charities

Merrimack Valley Food Bank

Agents in ERA Key’s Chelmsford office have donated $2,000 to area charities.

The donations, made through the ERA Key Charitable Trust, include $1,000 for the Merrimack Valley Food Bank and $1,000 worth of toys to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell.

“Every holiday season our agents come through for the community by demonstrating their generosity,” said Jay Lynch, who manages the Chelmsford office. “The pandemic has made this year especially challenging, but they’ve been up to the challenge and are doing what they can to make the holidays happier for those who need help.”Jay Lynch

Debbie Callery of the Merrimack Valley Food Bank, fifth from the left, is shown with some of the participating agents. Agents, left to right, are Angela Caputo Griswold, Tom Pratt, Jay Lynch, Andy Wilson, Donna Bursey, Maureen Howe and Ed Oliveri.

Other participating agents include Bernie Bergeron, Jim Caturano, Bob Correia, Barbara Faria, Elaine MacLean, Connor Martin, Stephanie Martin, Donna Moakley, Anestis Pavlidis, Cheryl Peters, Song Taing, and Andrew Vu.


ERA Key’s Whitinsville Office Donates $1,500 To Area Charities

WHitinsville Donation

The Whitinsville office of ERA Key Realty Services has donated $1,500 to three area charities.

The donations, made through the ERA Key Charitable Trust, include $500 for the Douglas Community Outreach Food Program, $500 for the Oxford Ecumenical Food Shelf and $500 for the Upton Bloomer Girls.Laura Hebb

“Each of these organizations has a long history of helping those in need in the community,” said Laura Hebb, an agent in the Whitinsville office. “Every year there are many people in the community who need a helping hand, but that is especially the case this year. We are happy to do what we can to make the holidays happier for needy families in the communities we serve.”David Glasberg

“Our agents are as dedicated to serving the community as they are to serving their clients,” said David Glasberg, who manages the Whitinsville office. “Throughout the pandemic, when it’s been especially difficult, they have not let up. I’m proud of their efforts to help others.”

Workers from the Douglas Community Outreach Food Program are pictured above. The photo is from a previous donation.


ERA Key’s Framingham Office Donates $2,000 To Area Charities

United Way of Tri-County

The Framingham office of ERA Key Realty Services has donated $2,000 to four area charities.

The donations, made through the ERA Key Charitable Trust, include $500 to United Way of Tri-County, $500 worth of toys for Toys for Tots, $500 in toys to Project Just Because, Inc. of Hopkinton and $500 in gift cards to Family Promise Metrowest.

“This year, more than ever, many parents are finding it difficult to make the holidays special for their children,” said Ali Corton, who manages the Framingham office. “We wanted to help, so we chose four local organizations that work with families in need. With their help, we’ll make the holidays happier for many local families.”

Pictured, left to right, are Framingham Manager Ali Corton, United Way Resource Development Manager Erin Daley, and Framingham agents Valerie Cohen, Rob Fontaine and Nelson Zide.


Framingham Home Listed by Nelson Zide Featured as 'Home of the Week'

76 Indian Head Road

A three-bedroom garrison in Framingham listed by Nelson Zide of ERA Key's Framingham office for $599,900 is this week's "Home of the Week" feature in Framingham Source. 

Home of the Week: 3-Bedroom Garrison in Framingham Listed at $599,900

FRAMINGHAM – This 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom home has been on the market in Framingham for about two months.Nelson Zide

Priced at $599,900, the property is located at 76 Indian Head Road.

Built in 1979, this 40-year old Garrison Colonial home has 2,628 square feet of living sitting on a half-acre lot.

“This house is ready and waiting for you with a great floor plan and updates,” said Realtor Nelson Zide.

“Front-to-back living room, dining room opens to the kitchen which leads to a den. This room, which could be more of a sitting room or study, seamlessly transitions to your family room with beautiful wooden vaulted ceilings, skylights & a gas fireplace,” wrote Zide in the listing.

“Want to entertain outside? A slider to the deck overlooks a big and private patio and good-sized yard,” noted the listing.

76 Indian Head Road interior

“Back inside, you will be happy to know that the bedrooms are all of good...