Stroudsburg – Dennis A. Mooney, Sr. Vice President/Associate Broker with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates was voted ‘Realtor of the Year’ by the Pocono Mountain Association of REALTORS (PMAR). Mooney’s award was presented at PMAR’s Winter Gala & PMAR Officer Installation Dinner at Ridgecrest at Stroudsmoor January 20th.

Mooney was in Florida so his award was accepted by Christine A. Wilkins, President of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates. Mooney did attend via speaker-phone and stated “I’m sorry I couldn’t attend in person, but I can tell you I am sincerely humbled by this honor. I have proudly served on the PMAR Board of Directors for the past 20 plus years. Thank you, I’m honored.” Mooney received a standing ovation.

Mooney, a Sr. V.P. with Wilkins & Associates recently retired from the Wilkins Management Team to spend time with family, his granddaughter and gold buddies in Florida during the winter months. Mooney will continue to list and sell homes and commercial real estate for the Better Homes and Gardens brand.

Said Thomas R. Wilkins, CEO, “What an honor. To retire and immediately thereafter receive Realtor of the Year in the same breath is humbling. Dennis has done so much for our community and so much for the Pocono real estate industry through the years; he’s a natural for the award.”

Recipient of Realtor of the Year is chosen by peer members of the Association.

Licensed since 1973 and as an Assoc Broker in 1986, Mooney’s accomplishments in his professional life and our community are extensive.

Mooney served on the Board of Directors of Easter Seals in 1982 when there was a local Pocono branch. In the mid-90s, Mooney was on the Board of Directors for the National Arthritis Foundation., both on the local and at the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter level.

For 5 years Mooney has served on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity. He remains a very active member in that organization assisting them in real estate transactions and plans on staying active in Habitat for Humanity in the future.

Mooney served as an appointed person on the Smithfield Zoning Hearing Board from 2014 to 2016.

Said Mooney, “I came to the Poconos in the early 70s; started as a ski instructor at Camelback in the winter and golf pro in the summer. I graduated from ESU where I’m an active alumnus and then got involved in the Pocono real estate industry. I worked for Charles Poalillo in the development of Penn Estates for approximately 12 years, owned my own business constructing townhomes and condos before joining the Wilkins organization and working with Tom and Christine. It’s been a hell-of-a run.”

This is the 2nd Realtor with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates that has received this honor. In 2014, Carol Demarest, Realtor in Wilkins’ Bushkill office also won this prestigious award.

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates, a part of the Wilkins organization, has 4 Real Estate offices throughout the Pocono Mountains. You can visit them online at, on Facebook at . All offices are open 7 days a week.