Stroudsburg – Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates, NEPA Management Associates, Inc., the Wilkins organization and their Independent Family of Home Buying Services celebrated their 2017 Awards Brunch, Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Lawnhaven–Stroudsmoor.
Hosts of the brunch were Thomas R. Wilkins, CEO and Christine A. Wilkins, President, owners of the company along with William “Bill” Schutte, Executive V.P. The Awards Brunch was attended by 90 Realtors, Employees and guests.
The Certificate of Achievement plaque is given to the fulltime Agent(s) who have completed 1 year of service and while not being the Top Producer or Outstanding Salesperson, have shown dedication to the Real Estate profession and commitment to Wilkins & Assoc based on the company’s purposes, principal and goals. This Agent(s) has worked hard to exceed their goals. Recipients were Grace Moro, Monica McNair, Justine Eichner, Thomas Waslowski, Joanne Transue, Jeannette Mendoza, Ingrid Eagon, David Wells, Judi Moniz and Richard Feleccia.
The Rookie of the Year plaque is given to a fulltime “new licensee” who has given their all to learn the Real Estate Profession based on the company’s purpose, principals and goals. Recipients were Warren “WK” Watson, Anisha Allen and Brittany Salapek.
The Outstanding Salesperson plaque went to fulltime Agent(s) who have demonstrated dedication to the Real Estate profession based on the company’s purpose, principals and goals. These Agents are helpful to other agents, easily approachable and respected for their hard work and dedication. This Agent puts the emphasis on service, not economics. The recipients included Annette “Dot” Ifill, Thomas Farrelly, James Martin, Kimberly Gay, Beth Schutte and Jennifer Lynn Amantea.
The Top Salesperson of the Year plaque was presented to Jennifer Lynn Amantea, Assoc Broker from the Wilkins’ Mount Pocono office.
The Top 10 Salespersons of the Year plaques were awarded to Jeannette Mendoza, James Martin, Beth Schutte, Tommy Farrelly, Kimberly Gay, Dennis Farrelly, Thomas Waslowski, David Wells, Annette ‘Dot” Ifill, Judi Moniz (not pictured) and Jennifer Lynn Amantea (not pictured).
Said Christine Wilkins, “This year we had over 15 agents increase their business by over 20%. While too many to mention by name, five of these agents increased their income by over 100%. It is clear the Pocono real estate market is back and only getting better.”
The Dennis Farrelly Team, for the 4th year, is eligible for BHG Corporate recognition as one of the Top Ten Teams in the United States. Said Dennis Farrelly, team leader, “I’m very pleased in our production for 2017. Plus, we expanded team members which is always exciting. For 2018 we are concentrating on much more than just the foreclosure market.
Farrelly also stated, “In the 4th quarter of 2017, we listed and sold a number of luxury homes and in 2018, we’re prepared to ‘up’ our marketing for listings of primary, luxury, vacation and retirement homes. Lookout Poconos—here we come!”
The Helping Hands Award, a glazed plate, is one of the most difficult awards to receive by Agents and Employees. Helping Hands celebrates the successes of others that benefited through the recipients unselfishness, concern and genuine assistance to a co-worker. Team work and ethics is their reward. Helping Hands recipients live by the golden rule and know what goes around comes around. Those Helping Hands winners were Donna Dibernard, Thomas Farrelly, Beth Schutte, Dawn Libecap, Toni Jones, Rossana Spina, and Jennifer Lynn Amantea.
Said Wm. Schutte, “In honor of celebrating our 30 years in business, we also took time to honor those agents 30 years in business. They included Rich Miller, Realtor from Stroudsburg office, Judi Moniz, Assoc Broker, Mount Pocono office, Cynthia Lynch, Realtor from our Bushkill office and Dennis Mooney, Sr. V.P./Assoc Broker in our Stroudsburg office. Time-valued Salespersons, each exhibiting the best in customer service.”
Certificates of Appreciation plaques are presented to Employees who excel in their position and could not go unnoticed for day to day qualities they possess that enhance the presentation of our company. All employees are appreciated, but sometimes there are those that warrant individual acknowledgement. Recipients were Toni Jones and Heather Kehler.
Employee of the Year was awarded to Mark Kelly, head of the Wilkins Maintenance Department at NEPA Management Associates. Said Thomas R. Wilkins, “While sometimes you don’t think a lot about how the day to day maintenance gets done, Mark’s contribution to the company, both internal maintenance and repairs and external through sales of maintenance repair and handyman services, is unparalleled. Mark retired from the Stroudsburg School District after 27 years of service and joined the Wilkins organization three years ago. Mark excels in his job every day, never says “no” and for arguments sake, can fix or repair almost anything. Mark is someone who knows what has to be done and takes care of it and that is a quality you don’t see every day.”
Other awards presented included Best Custom Service award to Dawn Libecap and Ingrid Eagon; Trouble Shooter award to Marilyn Lesoine, Amy Evans and Toni Jones; Most Likely to Lead award to Bill Schutte and James Martin; Dressed for Success award to Toni Jones, Debbie Matthews and Christine Wilkins; Most Likely to Succeed to Kimberly Gay and Kathy Louis; Most Likely to Get the Job Done award to Betsy Lloyd and Donna Sorrentino and So Much Fun! award to Dot Ifill, Heather Kehler, Craig Hackman, Erika Huber, Thomas Waslowski, Jimmy Knowles and Joanne Transue.
The Company’s outlook for 2018 was presented by Thomas R. Wilkins, CEO who stated in 2017 the company paid over $1.5 million in commissions to Salespersons as well as approached grossing $1 million in the Property Management division. Year over year, the company did better than 2016. Wilkins’ outlook for 2018 was an increase in business volume overall, coming closer to the pre-recession levels, the continuing of expansion internally with hiring of new employees to expand departments, heavy concentration on teamwork to develop more online services and the ability to “produce more in less time”. Customer service and lifestyle remain a top priority.
Corporate office of the Wilkins organization is the BHG Business Campus, Route 209, Stroudsburg. All offices are open 7 days a week.