Stroudsburg – Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates announced the hiring of three fulltime Realtors. Hired were Abbigail Johnson, Kim R. Spencer, and LeAndra Coe. All three have taken the required courses and passed the State examinations and have received confirmation from the State that they are licensed to sell real estate.
Johnson, was recruited by Dennis Mooney and is originally from New Jersey, has lived in the Poconos for the past 3 years, graduated from the Real Estate Academy in September and will be a fulltime Realtor. Johnson, prior to joining Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates, owned a hair salon in New Jersey. Johnson’s past employment also included being a Sales Associate in the home health aide business. Johnson will work from the BHG Business Campus.
Spencer, recruited by Lynn Wilklow, V.P./Assoc Broker, has lived in the Poconos for the past 13 years and was originally from Brooklyn, New York. Spencer is a 2015 graduate of the Real Estate school in Bethlehem. Spencer has a BA Degree in English Liberal Arts, Masters Degree in Elementary Education, School Building Leader Certification, was a teacher, staff developer and Assistant Principal the New York City public school system. Spencer will work out of the BHG Business Campus.Said Mooney, Sr. V.P./Associate Broker, “We definitely like to hire people that come from an Education background. Actually, that’s my original field of study. Educators typically have good time-management skills and that’s something that’s necessary in the real estate field in order to make the big money of a high-producer.”
Said Thomas R. Wilkins, CEO. “The draw for people to join Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates is quite simple—it’s our award-winning training. It’s free and it’s all about doing business online and in print. The Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Greenhouse is head and shoulders above any of our competitors’ start-up programs and we’re one of the last traditional Brokers left in the Poconos, meaning, our goal is not to collect dues, be a100% office, our success comes from selling houses, partnering with Realtors and splitting the commission when the sale occurs. It’s as simple as that.”
Coe is the third Recruit to join our company and will work from the Milford Office. Coe was recruited by William Schutte, V.P. of the Milford office. Coe has lived in the Poconos for the past 5 years and resides in Milford. Coe took classes online from the real estate Career Webschool in September of 2015 and passed her State exam on the first try. Coe’s past experience work experience included being an Entertainment Performer at Walt Disney World, an Interior Design Consultant and Fitness Instructor.
Said Schutte, “LeAndra’s going to become a great agent. Having the learning skills that she possesses from working at Disney gives her the potential to be a cut above other agents in customer service and understanding the process of buying, listing or renting a home.”
Coe attended the Career Night hosted by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates in October. With a full house of over 44 potential agents in the crowd, and as Mr. Wilkins’ personal guest, Coe signed her Broker/Salesperson Agreement right there on the spot to a standing ovation from everyone in the room. It was a dynamic event for Mr. Wilkins and LeAndra.
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates are actively recruiting for all of their offices, including their newest which will be in the Lake Harmony area. The market remains strong and it is believed that 2016 will be stronger than 2015.
All offices are open 7 days a week and for more information on how you can obtain a real estate license, please call any of the three Company Recruiters. Dennis Mooney for the Stroudsburg and Mt. Pocono offices at (570) 421-8950; Lynn Wilklow for the Bushkill office and soon to be Lake Harmony office at (570) 588-3440 and Bill Schutte for the Milford office at (570) 296-6946.