In addition to the Grand Opening festivities, Dominick J. Sacci, President, lead tours of the new office for all of those who attended.
"This new "coffee shop style" office is what our new office is going to look like from here forward.
The office is only 900 square feet in size but features a very warm and homey style reception area which invites the customer to sit down, relax and view homes on a wall mounted projection screen.
remarked, "There's no more looking at MLS books or having to thumb through magazines, everything is displayed in full color and professionally promoted through oversized computer screens mounted on the wall."
Said Dominick J. Sacci, President, "The Pocono Mountain School District has been very good to us over the years and having the pleasure of going back into that market is very exciting.
Pleasant Valley School District
- Dominick J. Sacci
of Effort is seeking a School Board Director position with the Pleasant Valley School District
"As President of the area's most successful real estate company, I have been a part of the "property value/property taxes" conversation for almost two decades now.
I know the effect that high taxes, loss of jobs, and rumors of a challenged school district have on our community".
says that his
proven track record of successful fiscal management, efficient operational administration, and community consciousness qualifies him for the position.
He has been active with organizations like (PIC) - Pride in Chestnuthill, the American Cancer Society and their "Relay for Life Walks", Monroe County Children & Youth Services - "Adopt a Family" and "Methodical Stands Against Child Abuse and Suicide Concert", Bringing "Home" to the Troops Campaign, Habitat for Humanity -"House in a box", and the Muscular Dystrophy Association-Lock Up to name a few.
Sacci, a father of two, has lived in the Pocono's since 1988 and has been working for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates since 1994.
has been instrumental in navigating his
company through the economic challenges of meeting the demands of their "lean" budget.
explains, "We needed to find ways to eliminate waste & duplication, become more efficient, and save jobs.
Most importantly, as a business, we didn't have the ability to simply raise taxes".
Sacci created the firms' Management Training Program which transitions agents into management positions.
also structured the Career Development Courses where he
and several other managers instruct REALTORS® about internal processes and the operations of the real estate industry.
also hosts educational seminars, conference calls, and sales meetings that educate and inform his
sales staff on the ever changing real estate industry.
Wilkins President Dominick Sacci said it will save what takes up 25 to 40 percent of the office time manually collating the numbers.
has had customers come in wondering whether a house in foreclosure truly is a bargain, and Terradatum quickly measured The cost against other properties.
said the market has hit bottom and is stabilizing.
said home prices plummeted by 13.9 percent in 2009 from a year earlier, but 6.9 percent last year, and is expected to have ito 3 percent downward adjustment for 2011.
"A lot of indicators say the trend will break even and may even increase," said Sacc who noted that the activity between foreclosure sales and total sales stayed the same in 2010, which signaled the stabilization.
said the figure that "shocked and amazed" his
office was cash purchases that
accounted for 45 percent of the sales in 2010.
"That comes in the company's worst
year in a generation," said Sacci
"Echo boomers, children of baby boomers, do not trust Wall Street and are going back to old-fashioned values of owning a home."
Half of those cash sales were for vacation homes, he
said, and that included
lakefronts in the $220,000 price range.
"That speaks ofpeople's confidence in real estate," said Sacci
Dominick J. Sacci
lives by the "Golden Rule" and conducts himself as the leader he
would want to follow.
He prides himself on not being a "yes man" and consid- ers every company decision by first thinking of the effect it will have on the staff at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates, where he is president.
relies on loyalty, being effective, ethical conduct and always "showing up.
As a boy, he
had the examples of both his
father and stepfather.
"You can say it was destiny for me to become involved in the real estate industry," he
He has been a licensed realtor since he was 18.
had been home-schooled from the age of 10 and was pursuing the arts - through dance, live theater, painting, writing and composing music.
suffered a sprain before an audition for Walt Disney World in Orlando.
Then, after 18 months off, he
headed to the world of real estate.
has been on the Pocono Mountain Association of Realtors
(PMAR) new mem- ber, grievance, and finance committees.
has been named "Rookie of the Year 1995," "Outstanding Salesperson 1996 and 1999," and "Employee of the Year 2002," as well as numerous other achievements.
is most proud of his
involvement in his
community - the Muscular Dystro- phy Association; the Sons of Italy; food drives for the Monroe County Children & Youth Services; and "Relay for Life" for the American Cancer Society
Among other duties, he
oversees the gen- eral real estate operations of the firm and is responsible for managing a staff of approxi- mately 40 employees, 100 Realtors, three managers, and six department heads.
"Before I met my wife, Sylwia, I lived to work; now I work to live," he
has a son Sebastian, 2, and a baby due in April.
success to being homeschooled and traveling the country.
"I learned at an early age to never settle and to always learn," he