Photo L to R:

Thomas R. Wilkins, CEO; David Haseney, Realtor; Lorie Lehman, Exec VP.
Not in photo are Debbie Matthews, Realtor and Ardelle Starnadori, Realtor.

Stroudsburg – Thomas R. Wilkins, CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates presents checks to David Haseney, Realtor and Lorie Lehman, Executive Vice President of Pennsylvania First Settlement Services for sales of the Global USA Home Warranty in the month of June.

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates offer Home Warranties as part of their Independent Family of Home Buying Services, a program started in 1998. What the Independent Family of Home Buying Services provides is a “one stop shopping” for buyers that purchase their home through Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates. The Family, since its inception, has included three preferred Mortgage providers, a preferred Title and Settlement company, home warranties, “Get-Connected”—an affordable utility hook-up service, and other customer service courtesies that are extended to the buyer.

Global USA Home Warranty is a Home Warranty that adds value to the home buying process making it attractive to buyers. Plus with a Home Warranty, the new home buyer receives piece of mind that comes with knowing that they’re protected from unexpected, costly repairs. A buyer can cover (outside of their homeowners insurance) furnace units and boilers, heat pumps, air conditioners, humidifiers/dehumidifiers, water heaters, plumbing, sump pumps, whirlpools, dishwashers, range/ovens, microwaves and a whole laundry list of other important items when they purchase a home, at an extremely attractive price.

Said Thomas R. Wilkins, CEO, “To the best of my knowledge, we’re one of the only Pocono company offering the Global USA Home Warranty to sellers when they list their home for sale. Pennsylvania First Settlement Services, our title company, offers it to those buyers purchasing foreclosures through another broker but may want to take advantage of this benefit.”

“In fact”, Wilkins continued, “Freddie Mac through their HomeSteps financing actually offers up to $500.00 for a home warranty, which we are happy to provide any buyer whether they purchase the home through us or not.”

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate through The Carl Maurer Team, is the #1 real estate broker in the Poc Mt. Assoc. of Realtors that lists foreclosed homes through Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, national lenders, private investors and other local and regional banks. Carl Maurer, Assoc Broker and leader of The Carl Maurer Team, is #1 in the Poc Mt. MLS with units sold for 2013 year to date (June 30, 2013).

Lorie Lehman, Exec V.P. for Pennsylvania First Settlement Services added, “You don’t have to be a Better Homes and Gardens Realtor to enjoy selling a Home Warranty!” Lehman further explained that the Home Warranty can be purchased by a buyer at closing, even if that buyer is not represented by the Wilkins organization. Over 40% of the settlement services provided by PA1st are for other brokers in the PMAR system.

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates is celebrating 25 years in business—2013. The Wilkins organization also includes Wilkins & Associates—PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, NEPA Management Associates, Inc. and Wilkins & Associates Commercial Brokers, Inc. All offices are open 7 days a week. Visit the Wilkins organization at; or on Facebook at “LIKE” US ON FACEBOOK.