Stroudsburg – William “Bill” Schutte, Executive V.P. announced the hiring of three persons to the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates Sales Team. Hired were Latrese Laporte, Realtor, Lisa Ambrose, Realtor, and Gus Harlacher, Realtor.

Latrese Laporte will work from the BHG Business Campus. A graduate of the Weichert Real Estate School in 2014, Laporte previously worked with Keller Williams Real Estate for 3 years. Said Laporte, “The hands-on training I’m getting at Better Homes and Gardens is absolutely terrific. Bill and the rest of his team have really got their act together.”

Laporte and her family of 5 moved to the Poconos 8 years ago. In a past career, Laporte was a financial analyst for Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson. Laporte, upon moving to the Poconos, was employed with Sanofi as an Executive Assistant.

Said Schutte, “What a pleasure it is to work with Latrese. She’s like a sponge, everything we review about marketing herself and planning her success, she doesn’t miss anything.”

Lisa Ambrose, who also will work from the BHG Business Campus, received her real estate license in March of 2017. “Lisa is Dario Belardi’s oldest daughter. After knowing her dad for as many years as I did, I cannot begin to tell everyone how proud we are to have Lisa on our team.”, said Thomas R. Wilkins, CEO.

A life-long resident of the Poconos, Ambrose was the owner/operator of Pocono Limousine Service; the Owner/Operator of Mr. Deli and while growing up worked almost every position at Caesars’ Pocono Resorts.

“With Lisa’s knowledge of the area, her network of contacts and her work ethic, I also predict a hugely successful career with our company.” said Bill Schutte.

Lisa Ambrose will also work with Jennifer Lynn-Amantea, Associate Broker in the Mt. Pocono office. Amantea, a top producer with the Wilkins organization, will use Ambrose as a Buyer and Seller rep.

Gus Harlacher will work from our historic Milford office. Harlacher was born in the Bronx, NY, and grew up in Pike County. He graduated from Delaware Valley High School in 2004 and prior to starting his real estate career with BHG was an independent professional wrestler, a career Harlacher started in 2002. In 2005, Harlacher then went on a tour of Alaska where he performed for USA troops at various military bases. At the age of 19, Harlacher hit the “big lights” of the WWE as he took part in a match against former Olympian and ‘World’s Strongest Man’, Mark Henry on SMACKdown.

Said Harlacher, “In 2007 when I returned to Milford, I received an overwhelming reaction as Milford’s ‘Hometown Hero”. Said Schutte, “Gus has the support of his fiancé and both of their families in his new real estate career and that’s very important. I am proud to say that within six months Gus closed 3 transactions. This kid’s got a bright future with us.”

If you are interested in a Real Estate career, now’s the time to get started. Said Wilkins, “I still firmly believe that we’re in a real estate cycle that within the next 36 months will take us to the same heights we saw in the 80’s. The prices are starting to go up, and certainly, the volume is exploding every day. Don’t miss out; if you’ve ever thought of a real estate career call, visit or click us today and learn more.”

To contact Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates call or text Bill Schutte, Exec. V.P. at (570) 903-3913 or email at


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