Stroudsburg – Thomas R. Wilkins, CEO, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates presented Blanca Cordero, Realtor a $50 gas gift card for being the Million Dollar Agent.
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates has paid to their Realtors and Associates Brokers, $1.1 million in commissions as of November 30, 2013. Said Thomas R. Wilkins, “We’ve paid our sales people $1.1 million in commissions, year-to-date.” The commissions paid to Realtors are for home sales and rentals. The Wilkins organization has offices in Bushkill, Stroudsburg and Mount Pocono.
Wilkins, being one of the largest Brokerage companies in Northeast Pennsylvania, handles listings and sales throughout the greater Pocono region, Pike, Carbon and the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area. “We’ve come a long way from employing 3 agents in Mt. Pocono when we first began.” chuckled Wilkins The Wilkins organization is celebrating their 25th year in business. Wilkins had his start as a Sales Manager with Coldwell Banker—Phyllis Rubin Real Estate which ultimately was purchased by him in 2009.
Cordero, Realtor, after being with Coldwell Banker—Phyllis Rubin for 10 years, began with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates in March of 2009 and handles rental and home sales for the Wilkins organization. Said Wilkins, “Blanca is a huge asset to the company and I’m honored she is the Million Dollar Agent. I know it’s exciting for her.” In addition to her real estate responsibilities, Blanca also assists in the Management Department by handling a number of rental units for owners she represents.
According to the Wilkins, since January 1st, the Company has closed $63.9 million in home sales which represents 552 transactions. Of that, 18.5% of their transactions were in-house, 56.9% they represented the Seller and 24.6% represented the buying side.
Said Rosemarie Lobe-Waller, CFO, “As Tom can tell you, the price of home has not changed much in 2013, but the number of sales that we’ve done is up 30%.” According to the Pocono Mountains Association of REALTORS MLS. Most large real estate companies in the Poconos saw an increase in the number of sales transacted.
“It’s a banner year for us, looking year over year, but we’re still not to the level of the real estate boom which now seems like a long time ago.” said Wilkins.