Bushkill – Dennis J. Farrelly, Realtor and General Manager of The Carl Maurer Team was recognized by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC, as the #1 Team in the United States based on the number of units sold for 2015. This Emerald Elite Award has been won by The Carl Maurer Team for the past 3 years.
The Carl Maurer Team, now called The Dennis Farrelly Team, consists of Dennis Farrelly, Realtor/General Manager, Kathleen Farrelly, Assistant to Dennis Farrelly, Thomas Farrelly, Realtor and Donna Sorrentino, Administrative Assistant. The team is known best for their handling of foreclosures throughout Monroe, Pike and Wayne counties.
Said Thomas R. Wilkins, Broker, “Dennis has been running the team for a little over a year now since Carl Maurer’s retirement. While we want to reward Dennis for the previous year and winning the award, I am proud to announce that The Carl Maurer Team will now be known as The Dennis Farrelly Team. Dennis Farrelly being the lead person. And while it looks like it’s family owned and operated, don’t let that fool you. These are professional people who know how to list, market, and sell more units than any other team in the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate network, countrywide. That is quite an honor.”
Farrelly has been with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates for 11 years. Not only has Farrelly’s team won national recognition, but The Carl Maurer Team has also won state and local awards including Top Salesperson for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates.
Sorrentino is the Administrative arm of the team and handles the paperwork, including opening files, pending and closing files and the accounts receivable and payable. Sorrentino has been with the company for 12 years.
Farrelly’s brother, Tommy, while being new to the real estate industry, has always been a commission based producer coming out of the computer IT field. Said Thomas Farrelly, “When the opportunity presented itself to join Dennis, Kathy and Donna, I just couldn’t say no. I am loving what I do.” Farrelly handles sales in Monroe, Pike and Wayne counties.
Kathleen Farrelly, who is also a Certified Appraiser, has been instrumental in the operation of The Dennis Farrelly Team since Maurer’s retirement. Kathleen is a licensed real estate person and handles the back-end of the team’s foreclosure business which includes researching data for CMAs or BPOs required by the banks when they list a particular home for sale.
Collectively, The Dennis Farrelly Team operates from the Bushkill office.
Said Dennis Farrelly, “While Bushkill is our home, we handle, at minimum, a 50 mile radius for a number of local lenders, regional lenders and, of course, the big names such as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and about 210 other mortgage companies and investors. For 2016, we are also extending our services to include listing high-end and Distinctive Homes which we predict we’ll be successful with.”
Joan E. Barton, Director, Internal Business Consultant for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, LLC, said, “To have a member of my region win such the prestigious Emerald Elite Award makes me proud to be handling the Wilkins account. I’ve known Tom Wilkins since the very beginning of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate when he became the first Broker to join the franchise in 2008. I am anxious to meet Dennis and his wife who will attend the BHG Top Agent convention in Des Moines, Iowa this August which is an invitation-only event.”
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates have four offices in the Poconos. The Wilkins company is 27 years old and handles a host of real estate services including property management, long and corporate rentals, meeting space rentals, association management and, of course, listing and selling homes throughout the Poconos, Lehigh Valley and the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre areas. Wilkins owns NEPA Management Associates and Pennsylvania First Settlement Services II.
To reach The Dennis Farrelly Team, call (570) 588-3440 and anyone will be happy to sell you one of their foreclosures or give you a free CMA to determine the value of your home.
All BHG offices are open 7 days a week. Visit Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates online at www.BHGWilkins.com and NEPA Management Associates at www.nepamgmt.com.
Photo: L-R: Kathleen Farrelly, Dennis Farrelly,Realtor/Gen Mgr; Donna Sorrentino, Admin Asst & Tommy Farrelly, Realtor