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...
ERA Key Realty Services, which merged with HUNT Real Estate ERA of Buffalo, N.Y., in 2018, has been named the 34th largest real estate agency in the country, based on transactions, in a survey by REAL Trends.
The combined brokerage, which operates as ERA Key in Massachusetts and HUNT ERA in New York, closed 13,997 real estate transactions in 2022 to move its ranking up from #40 to #34. In addition, with $4 billion in sales in 2022, the brokerage moved up 23 spots in the ranking for sales volume to #67.
“The survey results reflect our focus on not only continuing to grow, but to grow at a faster rate than most other brokerages,” said ERA Key President and COO Cheryl Eidinger-Taylor. “I’m proud of the efforts of our agents and staff, who are consistently putting in the hard work that’s necessary for us to achieve our sales goals.”
“This recognition by the prestigious REAL Trends organization is testimony to the focus on growth and productivity evidenced throughout our company in 2022,” said Peter F. Hunt, Chairman and CEO of HUNT Real Estate Corporation. “It was a year with significant challenges, yet our leadership and sales professionals, to whom I am very grateful, rallied for a remarkable collection of achievements.”
The combined brokerage was recently named the number one brokerage for ERA Franchise Systems, based on both units sold and sales volume for 2022. ERA Franchise Systems includes 2,390 brokerages worldwide.
ERA Key Realty Services, which merged with HUNT Real Estate ERA of Buffalo, N.Y., in 2018, has been named the number one agency in ERA Franchise Systems.
The combined brokerage, which operates under the name ERA Key Realty Services in Massachusetts and HUNT Real Estate ERA in New York, is number one in units sold and sales volume, based on 2022 sales, ERA Real Estate announced.
ERA Key’s sales totaled $947,246,432 in 2022, based on 1907 units.
ERA Key is consistently in the top 10 for sales volume among all brokerages in Massachusetts and has won many awards during the past 30 years, including two of ERA’s most prestigious awards. ERA Key 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 and 2018.
ERA Key was also named among the top places to work in the state in the large company category for seven of the past eight years (ERA Key didn’t participate during the pandemic), based on a survey administered by Energage for The Boston Globe.
“In addition to our number #1 ranking, ERA Key is celebrating its 30th year with ERA Franchise Systems,” Eidinger-Taylor said. “ERA has played an important role in our success, helping us to help our agents. We offer them top-notch training, technology that provides a competitive edge and more. ERA has helped us grow. We hope to also help ERA continue to grow by building on our success for many years to come.”
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.”