Stroudsburg – Better Homes and Gardens Wilkins & Associates announced hiring four fulltime Realtors for their sales and rental department.  Hired were Warren K. Watson, Realtor; Kathy Tarkovsky, Realtor; Jamie Begley, Realtor; and Kimberly (Stevens) Gay, Realtor.

WK WatsonWarren K. “WK” Watson was recruited by Annette “Dot” Ifill, Realtor at the Wilkins Bushkill office.  Watson will work from the BHG Business office and is a newly licensed agent (March 2016).  Watson retired from IBM Corp after 32 years of service in September of 2015.  Being new to the real estate industry, Watson will receive free one-on-one training, free online webinars and seminars in the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Greenhouse.  Watson’s training is at his own pace and all webinars are available to him at any time he wants to use them.

Said Dennis Mooney, Company Recruiter, “WK is a great asset to our company.  We like newly licensed Realtors because they learn the Better Homes and Gardens way of listing and selling homes.  The free training that we offer is the best in the business.  Our way of training can really jump-start a person’s road to success.  Training at BHG doesn’t stop after 3 or 4 months; each month there are new webinars and seminars, all designed to teach new (and seasoned) Realtors how to build their business.”  “Everything from how to list and market homes to how to budget your time is available through the Greenhouse.” stated Mooney.

Kathy Tarkovsky, a fulltime Real Estate Agent, and will work from the BHG Business Campus in Stroudsburg.  Tarkovsky is fluent in three languages, English, Russian and Polish.  Prior to moving to the Poconos in 2009, she lived in Brooklyn, New York.

Said Mooney, “BHG has a diverse cultural base of business in our sales and rentals department.  We’re sure that Tarkovsky, who already has a book of Polish and Russian business, will grow her business even more with the Better Homes and Gardens lifestyle brand and is something which she is very interested in promoting. Tarkovsky, while receiving free one-on-one training, will have available to her all of the online and print listing and selling tools and promotional materials from the BHG Greenhouse.  The best part of it is the marketing materials are available in Polish, so it will fit right into her book of business.”

Jamie Begley 2016Jamie Begley, originally from the Lehigh Valley, has lived in the Poconos for the past 20 years.  Begley is a graduate of Kaplan Real Estate School, an online Real Estate school.

Begley’s prior work experience includes bartender/server, homeschool group teacher, piano teacher, choir director and singer/musician.  She is a member of the Light of the World Church and part of the Riverside Rhythm big band.

Said Mooney, “Jamie comes to us with a tremendous amount of customer service experience which will jump-start her real estate career.  Customer services is a huge part of our business and when you add in the hundreds of print and online marketing materials and such to build that book of business, I can only predict success for Jamie.”

Recruited by Keith Kunz, Kimberly Gay is a New Jersey native who moved to the Pocono Mountains in 1991 and now resides in the Stroudsburg.  Gay has been involved in Real Estate for more than 17 years.  She has a broad scope of experience including but not limited to New Home Construction, as well as Land Acquisition.  Her focus is now on Residential Real Estate.  Prior to Joining BHG, Wilkins and Associates, Gay was an Award Winning Realtor as well as a Top Producer.


Kimberly GayGay is a member of the National Association of Realtors, PMAR and PA Association of Realtors.  Kimberly prides herself on her commitment to her clients which includes Buyers agent and Sellers agent.  Gay always maintains her commitment to honesty and integrity.

If you are interested in a Real Estate career, visit Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates online at  and view their Career page.  If you are interested in talking more about real estate and if it’s a fit for you, please contact Christine A. Wilkins, Exec V.P./General Manager, Dennis Mooney, Sr. V.P./Company Recruiter or William “Bill” Schutte, V.P./Sales Manager in the BHG Milford office.  If you are an experienced agent wanting to transfer to another Broker, BHG has aggressive company incentives that they can explain more about.  At Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates there are no office fees.

Said Thomas R. Wilkins, CEO, “We have a goal in mind as to how many Realtors we want to hire by year’s end, and we seem to be on par with that goal.  We’d like to have 110 full time agents by end of 2017.  2016 is already starting well with the summer selling season right around the corner.  We see nothing but positive attributes and an increase of business in the Pocono real estate field for the remainder of this year and into 2017.”

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates have 4 conveniently located offices throughout the Pocono Mountains.  Sales and rentals include the 5 county area of Monroe, Pike, Carbon, Northampton and Lehigh counties.  All offices are open 7 days a week.