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David Boland

For more than twenty-five years David has worked in the hospitality industry, coming together with some of the most renowned chefs in the country to provide unparalleled experiences for diners and special event guests in settings both intimate and grand. Customer-service-obsessed and eminently skilled at building relationships, David has met the incredibly high expectations of clients of the finest restaurants in San Francisco, Chicago and New York. In his role as a general manager, whether in a fine-dining restaurant or a high-end event venue, no detail escapes his attention. Maximizing every opportunity for both his employers and his clients has always been the hallmark of David’s career.

David recently joined Realty Network Group and he’s thrilled to have the opportunity to be part of a growing team and a thriving local business. Like his colleagues there, some of whom he’s known since childhood, David adheres to the highest standards of integrity and is deeply committed to building a collaborative culture. His deep roots in the area – including several of his seven siblings, who live and work locally – have resulted in his building a distinct network. His commitment to the growth and prosperity of Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA) and its residents is stronger than ever.

While excited to be connecting buyers and sellers throughout our market, David is particularly drawn to the idea of helping people find homes (their first home, their forever home, their investment home, whatever that may be). In prioritizing getting to know his clients and understanding their values, dreams and vision for their lives, David is an ideal collaborator and guide for anyone looking to make a home in NEPA.

David has the ability to see the potential of a property beyond its surface traits, as evidenced by his personal investment in a turn-of-the-century Victorian home and his ongoing efforts, with his partner Patrick, to restore the home’s original character and grandeur, while making it both beautiful and livable. Recently featured on the Lackawanna Historical Society’s Historic Hill House Tour, this beautifully revitalized home is a great example of David’s eye for interior design, his respect for history, while still having a disposition for the future, and his interest in building community and investing in his beloved hometown.

David Boland is native to our region, having been born and raised in Clarks Summit, where his parents still reside, and now as a resident of Scranton’s historic Hill Section. He loves antiques and has a special talent for upcycling vintage furniture and other elements of home décor. A skilled cook and entertainer in his own right, David can frequently be found at the Co-Op Farmer’s Market in Scranton, at one of the area’s garden centers, sourcing great local ingredients, refining his home landscaping and updating the seasonal décor for his wrap-around porch.

If you’re in need of the services of a REALTOR®, who has his eyes on the details, who looks out for your best interests throughout the real estate process, contact David Boland today at 773-791-0329 or via dboland@realtynetwork.net.

Clarks Summit Festival of Ice

This weekend marks the 17th Annual Festival of Ice in Clarks Summit and the first ever during a pandemic. There are many “firsts” over the past eleven months in addition to new ways of working toward a solution, given certain restrictions. We’d be remiss if we didn’t take a moment to thank those in our community who’ve made a difference in the Abingtons and the Greater Scranton area. Of course, our clients and our agents have been difference-makers in 2020, our company had a tremendous year in large part due to them. With that being said, our real heroes – those who don’t often get the credit they deserve – are police officers, nurses, firefighters, doctors, other emergency medical personnel, cashiers, clerks, truck drivers, postal employees, daycare employees and other key members of our community who sacrifice for us daily.

As we thank and remember them, we invite you to celebrate winter this year at the Clarks Summit Festival of Ice: Hometown Heroes as we honor those on the frontline who make a difference. The festival, taking place February 12-14, 2021, is giving a “frozen salute” to our heroes on ice. The safest fun this year is “outdoor fun” and it should be an ideal weekend for it – not too cold nor too hot! So we hope to see you there.

This year’s festival will feature more than 50 ice sculptures, including one sponsored by Realty Network Group and Thirteen Olives (located at 222 Northern Boulevard; in the same plaza at PA Wine & Spirits). Hometown Heroes will also include eight live ice carvings performed by Sculpted Ice Works of Lakeville. Those live carvings will take place at the following locations:

Friday, February 12th:

  • 11:40 AM: Met Life (1028 Morgan Highway)
  •   2:00 PM: Noteology (312 South State Street)
  •   4:00 PM: The Ice House Wedding Barn (500 block of State Street)
  •   2:00 PM: Pocono Axe Works (Downtown Clocktower)

Saturday, February 13th:

  • 12:00 PM: City Market and Cafe (200 North State Street)
  •   2:00 PM: The Waverly Community House (1115 North Abington Road)
  •   4:00 PM: Met Life (Downtown Clocktower)
  •   6:00 PM: State Street Grill (114 South State Street)

We also need to give a big shout out to the Abington Business & Professionals Association who pulled this all together this year. Without them as well as the sponsors for this year’s event, there wouldn’t be a festival in 2021. Remember, admission to the festival is free, so don’t miss a great opportunity to enjoy winter (spring is right around the corner – we think?!).

Our hero: Letter Carrier (Postal Service)

As the postal service’s motto states, “We deliver through rain and sleet and snow and hail…” However, no one could have predicted what the postal workers had to face with a global pandemic. They have adapted and persevered, despite so many obstacles along the way. The U.S. Postal Service implemented strategies recommended by the CDC and kept on, even when COVID caused their workforce to be much smaller and the daily contact with others made their jobs risky. They never considered a mail shutdown and were out there every day making sure that people stay connected and businesses had all deliveries to stay open.

Alice Manley

Alice Manley is the newest agent to join forces with Realty Network Group. She infuses thirty years of sales expertise with an interest and passion for matching up buyers and sellers. Connecting both parties in a real estate transaction is more than a science. There’s an art to marketing homes or leading buyers in pursuit of theirs. Alice’s vast experience in media and hospitality are added advantages for her and her clients.

Alice will be a valuable asset to the firm as she brings a strong work ethic and a motivation to succeed into the field. She has a desire to work hard for her clients understanding that sometimes you don’t get a second chance to sell for the best price, terms and conditions as trends change. She’s also committed to homebuyers as they begin what will be a remarkable journey toward homeownership! She’s driven to succeed, realizing her successes will be victories for her clients too. Another strength for Alice is her problem-solving abilities. She has an uncanny sense for stopping issues in their tracks and moving toward a resolution that’s acceptable to everyone involved, especially her buyers/sellers.

“If it doesn’t feel right, we’ll search until it does,” expresses Alice. Her words to buyers never ring truer than they do now in a seller’s market. “Your ‘forever home’ wraps you in comfort like an old blanket, gives you refuge during difficult days and is always waiting for you after a long journey. Everyone deserves this and I look forward to bringing this experience to others.”

Alice has lived her entire life in Northeastern Pennsylvania. She loves all the area has to offer, including its seasons, natural landscapes and close-knit communities. She hopes those moving into the region or growing into it can have these experiences as well. “It’s an exciting time in real estate in NEPA,” underscores Alice. “I chose Realty Network Group because of a working relationship I had with one of its owners. It was knowing this person that attracted me to the company. I was certain of the value, integrity and respect I would find there. Furthermore, they train each new REALTOR®, like myself, which was incredibly important to me.”

Are you seeking the services of a real estate professional who’s extremely motivated and will work hard for your interests? Contact Alice Manley now at 570-954-3701 or via email at amanley@realtynetwork.net.

Sarah Farrell

Realty Network Group welcomes a new addition to its network of real estate professionals. Her name is Sarah Farrell and her unique skill set offers promise to future clients of the firm. As a native of Northeastern Pennsylvania and a current resident of the Abingtons, Sarah is very familiar with the areas in and around Lackawanna and Luzerne counties. She looks forward to connecting buyers and sellers in a variety of ways as she begins her real estate career.

Her skill set includes, but is not limited to, over twelve years experience in marketing, sales and management for industries pertaining to resorts and travel. She has a background in creative design, which will inevitably enhance her sellers’ ability to showcase their homes, especially when staging. Furthermore, she has a natural ability to connect with consumers while keeping the lines of communications open – a vital part of real estate – ask any successful, veteran REALTOR®.

“I love many aspects of real estate,” emphasizes Sarah. “I’ve always been intrigued by the market, looking at the trends in addition to discovering a home’s special character. That is, how it’s differentiated from the rest. And while HGTV is always ‘background music’ in my home, finding out what makes specific neighborhoods in our region tick is an essential trademark to suitably marketing properties.” Sarah has her sights set on a long and prosperous career in this industry. She’s passionate about getting her feet wet, helping her clients find their forever home or getting top dollar for her sellers.

“I look forward to expanding Realty Network Group’s footprint in NEPA,” underscores Sarah. “They’re an established, up-and-coming company, who offers a wealth of knowledge and professionalism to agents in the field. It felt like an instant fit for me. I love the camaraderie, which exists there. From what I’ve witnessed and heard, there’s a culture of support and encouragement within the company. I’m very happy to be part of this organization.”

The company will continue to grow with agents like Sarah, professionals who understand how cumbersome the real estate process can be at times. Going through this process herself, she knows how imperative being there for her clients is – being present every step of the way. She has a great work ethic and believes integrity and honesty are two of the most important traits a REALTOR® should possess. She also currently serves on a variety of boards in our community including Meeting Planners International, Middle PA Chapter (Vice-President of Education), Northeast Chapter of the Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association and American Cancer Society, Northeast Chapter (advisory committee).

If you’re seeking the services of a real estate professional who will work hard for you and your goals, contact Sarah Farrell today directly at 570-417-6932 or via email at sfarrell@realtynetwork.net.

Realty Network Group continues to build a brand predicated on experience and reputation as evidenced by its newest edition to its family, Cheryl Gerrity. Cheryl has lived in Northeastern Pennsylvania her whole life, born in Scranton and spending the last three decades residing in the Abingtons. She has bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Business Administration, working seventeen years in corporate America prior to attaining her real estate license.

Cheryl not only has an affinity for NEPA architecture and design, but she’s also equipped with a drive for providing top-notch service to her clients. “This area has so many architectural wonders that can’t easily be duplicated today,” acknowledges Cheryl. “The homes, the region, the heritage – there’s so much to love here. It’s wonderful to connect families to the gorgeous composition present in some of these properties through the buying and selling process.”

She attends to both buyers and sellers on a regular basis, but she’s energized by her ability to offer sellers the best service available. “Realty Network Group has our area’s best all-inclusive marketing campaign, utilizing social media platforms to outdoor advertising to print media to professional photography, video and more,” contends Cheryl. “This enables me to provide outstanding service and marketing to my sellers. They won’t find this anywhere else! Furthermore, I’m excited about being part of a company that’s centrally-located, with seasoned professionals operating with integrity and a stellar reputation.”

Selling real estate is financially intensive. You need a person with expertise to handle the transaction and take care of all the minutiae – there’s so much at stake. She has experience, which has helped her thrive in this business. “Cheryl brings over eighteen years of real estate experience to our firm,” emphasizes Dianne Montana, the Principal Broker of Realty Network Group. “She’s well organized and always prepared, which serves her clients well. She has a skill for organizing ideas into plans and understands the concerns of consumers, often under the stress of moving from one place to another.”

If you need a real estate professional to help you to realize the possibilities of selling your home or purchasing one, contact Cheryl Gerrity today at cgerrity@realtynetwork.net or 570.947.7967 (cell). Her first concern – a real estate win for you!

Realty Network Group is pleased to announce that Justin Gerrity, a REALTOR® serving the Greater Scranton area, has joined their company. He’s been a licensed agent for several years and looks to his new “home” as providing him more opportunities for his clients. He has a passion for meeting them where they are and discovering their present needs. He understands that navigating them through the twists and turns of the transaction in an easy-going and informative manner can be critical toward building a partnership that will last. “My joy is getting to know my clientele and what they hope to achieve in the market,” emphasized Justin. “In the end, making it a satisfying experience: For homebuyers, finding them the perfect home, one of my favorite things to do. And for sellers, gaining maximum exposure for their home.”

Prior to real estate, Justin, a Northeast Pennsylvania native – born-and-raised, spent all of his time in the service industry caring for people’s needs, assisting them and providing the special attention they deserved. This was the primer he required, grooming him for the exciting and sometimes challenging world of real estate. Today, his focus remains the same – to achieve the best possible outcome for his clients. “I have an incredible drive to make their needs my priority, and deliver on the sale or purchase of their home,” reveals Justin. “I’m always there for my clients. I take my job very seriously!”

“Justin is an experienced professional, who is well-equipped to handle people’s real estate investments with the utmost care and attention to detail,” declares Dianne Montana, Managing Broker of Realty Network Group. “We’re looking forward to the relationships he’ll develop as he establishes his book of business.”

He’s happy to have made the move: “Realty Network Group provides me a supportive, collaborative environment whose marketing is second to none,” asserts Justin. “The main office, which is ultra-modern and in a prime location, is the perfect place to meet my buyers and sellers.

If you need someone who can offer new solutions, ideas and personal touches to assist you with your real estate needs, contact Justin Gerrity today at jgerrity@realtynetwork.net or 570.909.7160 (cell).

Lynn H. Marino

Realty Network Group is pleased to announce the addition of Lynn H. Marino to their network of real estate professionals. She’s the type of agent that fits beautifully the company’s brand image: She’s an experienced agent, being licensed since 2008; she has a solid reputation in this industry; she has a track record for connecting buyers and sellers over the years. “I really enjoy catering to both homebuyers and sellers,” reveals Lynn. “Since my start in real estate over a decade ago, I have a passion for finding buyers the home of their dreams. I guess you could say, I have a knack for honing in and discovering the perfect fit for my clients.”

“I chose Realty Network Group because it has a portfolio of expertise at its disposal, built upon the experience of its Associate Brokers and sales professionals. The company emanates stability and maintains a ‘small-town’ feel. In my experience, I maintain that non-corporate/franchises are more supportive overall and place less emphasis on their bottom-lines.” 

Lynn grew up in the Valley area, being a native of Dickson City. She has a handle on the local Greater Scranton market with her finger on the pulse of trends in Northeastern Pennsylvania and how they might affect buyers and sellers. She savors the relationships she has established with her clientele and recognizes the important role commitment has played through them. “I pride myself in delivering results for my clients,” emphasizes Lynn. “I believe, my listening to their needs is paramount. It might seem strange to some, but I very often get a sense when I walk into a home, whether it’s an ideal match for my buyers or if it’s not the right fit for them.”

Lynn has been encouraged by her family, especially her supportive husband, to not only pursue her care for others through the nursing professional, working part-time as a registered nurse; but also to assist her buyers and sellers in making sound real estate investments toward their future.

“We’re excited Lynn has joined our family,” attests Dianne Montana, Managing Broker of Realty Network Group. “She’s a veteran in our business, who’s knowledgeable about the industry and how to invest in it. Her honesty and wonderful sense of humor also make her a magnificent REALTOR®.”

If you’re seeking an outstanding real estate professional, connect with Lynn Marino today at 570-499-3810 or via lmarino@realtynetwork.net.

Robin Lee Medeiros

Another veteran real estate professional chooses Realty Network Group: Robin Lee Medeiros, REALTOR®, multi-million dollar seller and resident of the Abingtons for twenty-seven years, who was born in Massachusetts, delivers a variety of abilities. She has been an agent for roughly fourteen years. She understands the importance of being readily available for clients, 24/7.

“Connecting buyers and sellers can be challenging at times in the Greater Scranton market,” asserts Robin. “I enjoy servicing both, while observing the highest standards in the industry.”

Robin truly enjoys her job! Spend a few moments with her and you’ll soon discover that. She loves listening to her clients’ needs and discerning their present situation in life. “Each person or family finds themselves in particular circumstances from time-to-time,” empathizes Robin. “A family member dies or a person needs to relocate to another area and they must leave behind what they’ve known for years. This can be stressful. At times buying or selling a home can come with its share of uncertainty. Being an active listener and minimizing any stress related to the real estate process are advantageous to my clients.”

She understands selling real estate in 2019 requires unique skill sets – going the extra mile, implementing innovative ideas to get her clients’ homes sold. She has a love for staging homes, giving them an impactful first impression. On the flip side, she recognizes the need for patience and taking additional time to get it right for her buyer clients. Again, observers come to realize the care and dedication Robin demonstrates daily. She has a knack for guiding her clients, every step of the way, giving them a sense of security throughout the process.

“We’re excited to have Robin join our company,” expresses Dianne Montana, Principal Broker of Realty Network Group. “She’s a great fit and wonderful addition to our network. What impresses me the most about Robin is how she manages the process and how she connects with her clients and our agents. That’s rare in this day and age.” Likewise, Robin has discovered a genuine connection at Realty Network Group: “I love the atmosphere. The agents are knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. I’m excited about taking this next step in my career and joining Realty Network Group, as they have the quality of standards and the local reputation I was looking for in a real estate firm.”

Robin Lee Medeiros is more than just an experienced REALTOR®. She’s currently a member of the Scranton Board of Directors, loves her family and volunteers for various causes in our community. Her hobbies include dollhouse construction, table train displays, painting and other crafts. If you’re looking for satisfaction in your quest for real estate, rely on the experience and service she can provide. Contact Robin today at 570-335-6513 or robinlee.homes@yahoo.com.