brian-colandino-2016Stroudsburg – Dennis A. Mooney, Sr. V.P./Assoc Broker announced the hiring of Brian Colandino Sr. as a Realtor and member of the Stroudsburg office Sales team.  Colandino, who is a graduate of the Pocono Real Estate Academy—2016, took the required courses and passed the State exam to be licensed as a Salesperson for the sale and rental of residential homes.

Colandino, new to the real estate industry, has excellent interpersonal skills and has prior experience which will assist him in developing his new career.

Colandino attended Pleasant Valley High School and East Stroudsburg University.  From 1997 through 2001 he was in the U.S. Army as Military Police in the 320th Military Police Battalion.  After his service, he was the Owner/manager of BC Construction specializing in roofing.  He owned the company through 2006.

Colandino boasts that from 2006 through the present, he was a “stay at home Dad” earning the titles Household CEO, Domestic Engineer and Director of Child Development for this two children.

Said Thomas R. Wilkins, CEO, “While Brian made us laugh about his “stay at home” career, with the excitement level that Brian has to be back in the workplace and starting a new career, I can do nothing but predict success for him.  Colandino exhibits great people skills and with the free training offered by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, we can fast-track him into learning this business without any problem.”

Mooney further stated, “We specialize in bringing new people into the business or those persons that have been with another broker for several months and cannot seem to get the training they need or the training costs them money.  This is what definitely excited Brian about coming to our company—our training.”

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates offer extensive training for persons coming into the business.  In November the Agents will receive training from Lumentus Social, a very well respected company that specializes in social media marketing.  Lumentus’ presentation is one that will be offered to all of the agents with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates as well as those persons that have not joined but want to see and experience what Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate and our support are all about.

In addition to that, all agents are able to utilize the Greenhouse, an intra-website designed to teach the agent everything from listing a home, selling a home, various time-management skills and other tools necessary to be successful.

Said Wilkins, “We’re a traditional Broker; which means, we don’t collect recruiting fees or make our money by charging agents for training, office fees and such, instead, we’re partners with our sales staff in that when they are successful, we as a company are successful.  In the second half of 2016, all of our Realtors, as well as us a company, have exceeded last year’s sales and rentals and everything is on track for 2016 to end on a very positive note.”

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates have 4 offices in the Poconos, including Milford, Bushkill, Mount Pocono and Stroudsburg.  All offices are open 7 days a week.  Evening and weekend appointments are always available.  You can visit Wilkins on line at ; on Facebook at  and on Google My Business.

If you have an interest in joining the company and/or learning about how to get your real estate license, please call Dennis Mooney, Sr. Vice President, Company Recruiter at (570) 421-8950, Ext. 349 or Christine A. Wilkins, Exec V.P./General Manager at (570) 421, 8950, Ext. 378.  Either one will be pleased to talk to you more about becoming a Realtor.  Now is the time to act.