Madison, NJ – REAL Trends, Inc., in conjunction with The Wall Street Journal, published its 9th annual “The Thousand” list of America’s top 1,000 real estate professionals and teams.  The Carl Maurer Team, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates, ranked No. 6 in Pennsylvania real estate teams with 235.87 transactions.

REAL Trends, Inc. ranked the best real estate agents in Pennsylvania and the metropolitan areas within.  REAL Trends, Inc. is a communications and consulting company considered to be the leading source of analysis and information on the residential real estate brokerage and housing industry.  They are based in Denver, Colorado.  With twenty-seven years of continued growth, REAL Trends, Inc. continues to provide real estate professionals with new and innovative resources on the latest industry trends and strategies for the future.

Said Sherry Chris, President and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, LLC, “On behalf of the entire Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate team in Madison, NJ, we wanted to congratulate The Carl Maurer Team on their accomplishment of being an official member of this year’s prestigious ranking that recognizes the top one half of one percent of more than 963,000 licensed Realtors nationwide.”

The Carl Maurer Team, under the direction of Carl Maurer, Assoc Broker, consists of Dennis Farrelly, Realtor, Caryn Centini, Realtor and Buyers Agent for the Team and Donna Sorrentino, Admin Assistant to the Team.  The Carl Maurer Team works from the Bushkill office of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates.

Said Thomas R. Wilkins, CEO, “Carl and his team are one of the hardest working groups, not only in the Poconos, but now in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  This is truly an honor for the Team that came from their hard work and dedication to the real estate industry.”

Maurer has been with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates since 1996.  Prior to being licensed in Pennsylvania, Maurer was an REO broker handling mid and southern New Jersey.  Maurer is well versed in the foreclosure and REO business and has consistently been top Salesperson with the Wilkins organization for the past 12 years.

Said Wilkins, “Carl brings his expertise to thousands of families that have moved to the Poconos and purchased their home from him and his Team.  Kudos Carl.”   (Maurer is the No. 1 Assoc Broker in the Pocono Mt MLS.)

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates operate 4 offices in the Pocono Mountains including, Milford, Bushkill, Stroudsburg and Mount Pocono.  Wilkins’ is committed to additional Pocono locations as well as exploring the Lehigh Valley, Scranton and Lake Wallenpaupack areas.  All offices are open 7 days per week.  Visit Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates online at