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ERA Martin Associates, local real estate brokerage in Salisbury, has partnered with Shamrock Realty Group of Ocean Pines to create the Shamrock Division, a branch of ERA Martin Associates. Pictured are Joni Williamson and Gary James during the acquisition celebration, held at Ocean Pines Yacht Club on Aug.5.

(Oct. 8, 2021) ERA Martin Associates, local real estate brokerage in Salisbury, has partnered with Shamrock Realty Group of Ocean Pines to create the Shamrock Division, acbranch of ERA Martin Associates.

ERA Martin Associates has been serving Delmarva’s real estate needs since 1985.

Originally founded by Bill Martin, the brokerage has stayed locally – and family – owned and operated ever since. The award-winning Realtors at ERA Martin Associates currently serve Maryland, Delaware and Virginia.

“We are a traditional real estate company that provides a dedicated staff, innovative resources, industry expertise and local connections with a global reach. We have a teamwork mentality and empower our agents’ careers by leveraging each other’s strengths,” said Joni Williamson, president at ERA Martin Associates. “We are beyond excited to welcome the Realtors at Shamrock Realty Group to Team ERA. They bring a unique set of skills and experiences that we cannot wait to collaborate with.”

Much like ERA Martin Associates, Shamrock Realty is an independent real estate company with deep family ties and a tradition of service dating back to its founder and broker, Gary James.

James founded the company in 2006, together with Pam Wadler, vice president and associate broker.

The company has expanded through the years, and currently has approximately 24 affiliated Realtors.

Shamrock Realty Group provides real estate services throughout the lower Eastern Shore, while specializing in the Ocean City, Ocean Pines and Berlin markets.

This partnership will allow both companies to expand their market shares and provide more opportunities for their agents to grow their businesses.

“The merging of our two brokerages just made sense,” James said. “Our group of professionals has been growing. And the booming market since the covid-19 pandemic proved that we needed more resources at our disposal. We are happy to have made such a beneficial relationship with the team at ERA Martin Associates.”

“I believe that it will be vastly advantageous to our agents to now have strong connections and a presence in both Worcester and Wicomico counties,” said Bill Martin, chairman and founder of ERA Martin Associates. “An exceptional real estate agent is an expert on the area that they serve. Now we’ll have almost 90 professionals serving the lower Eastern Shore, dedicated to knowledge, community, and service”.

Pam Wadler, vice president, adds, “When we first began talking to Joni [Williamson], it was obvious that we shared the same values and passion for real estate. Despite their growing size, ERA Martin still has that family feeling that we maintain at Shamrock.”

“We are all Team ERA. We learn together, collaborate, and share ideas and knowledge. Working in a supportive, non-competitive environment allow us to celebrate each other’s successes. We are so excited for all of the future celebrations with the Shamrock Division” Williamson said.

ERA Martin Associates looks forward to continuing to serve home buyers and sellers here on Delmarva. Its resources and support ensure a positive experience for their customers and agents alike.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony, hosted by the Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce, will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 20, at the ERA Martin Associates Shamrock Division building. The ceremony and celebration will take place from 5-6 p.m. at 11049 Racetrack Road in Ocean Pines.

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