Thursday, December 27, 2012

Wilkins and Associates has two Agents selected for Scholarships

Scotrun – James Martin, Realtor and Nicole Murray, Realtor with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates were each awarded scholarships by the Pocono Mountains Association REALTORS to further their education in the real estate industry.  The value of each scholarship is $350.00. 

 “Each year the Member Services Committee accepts recommendations and reasons why individuals in the real estate industry should be awarded the scholarship to better their education.  These scholarships, typically in the form of educational classes, can either benefit that agent towards their broker’s license or some sort of designation.” said Dennis Mooney, Vice President/Sales Manager and a member of the Pocono Mountains Association of REALTORS (PMAR) Board of Directors.  “This year, both recipients were from the Wilkins organization.”

Murray, who was voted Realtor of the Year in 2011, is a member of the PMAR Board of Directors, Co-chair of the MLS Committee and has donated hundreds of hours of her own time to various committees in PMAR.  Her being awarded the scholarship was something that will certainly not go to waste but will be used to get her closer to her Broker’s license.

Martin has been in the business for 4+ years and devotes personal time by serving on the Social Events Committee and other committees, and is a huge advocate and full-time volunteer for Meals on Wheels.  Martin has served Meals on Wheels for the past 3 years and has never turned down delivering foods to those who need it most, regardless what the weather conditions were.

Said Thomas R. Wilkins, President/CEO, “Both of these individuals give back 150% of themselves to our local community.  That’s what it all about.  I stand proud to have them as a part of our organization.”

The Wilkins organization, in 2013, will be celebrating their 25th year in business.  Even with the downturn in the economy and taking the Company through very difficult times, Wilkins maintained their integrity and never sacrificing customer service during a time when customer service really means the most in any business relationship.  Their agents never lost sight of bettering themselves through education.  Now, Wilkins is looking to expand their Management and Real Estate business to the Lehigh Valley and Scranton areas.

Said Wilkins, “We are ever so cautiously, but aggressively, expanding our Management division to the Lehigh Valley area while cooperating with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate—Valley Associates, a new Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate franchise in the Lehigh Valley; and expanding the brokerage and Management division through Parasole Property Management & Assoc where Wilkins bought into a start-up company owned by Ronald Parasole.  Parasole will operate the day to day operations from Scranton and service the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre/Hazelton areas.  Wilkins will handle bookkeeping and accounting from the Park Avenue office.

All of the Wilkins offices are open 7 days a week.


PHOTO  -  (l to r) Nicole Murray, Realtor; Dennis Mooney, VP; Thomas R. Wilkins, CEO & James Martin, Realtor

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