Chant Realtors and ReMax of Lake Wallenpaupack North position themselves together


Lake Wallenpaupack, PA — Davis R. Chant Realtors (, the tri-state area’s leading and largest privately-owned and operated real estate firm, recently announced the addition of ReMax of Lake Wallenpaupack North agents to the Chant Lake Wallenpaupack office team.  Joining the expertise, knowledge, and outstanding reputations of ReMax North agents to Chant’s existing high-energy sales team at the Hawley office is a strategic alliance that the two leading residential real estate brokerage firms feel is necessary in the area’s stalled economy.  Pete Helms, President of Davis R. Chant Realtors says of the alliance, “In the 45 years since I had first joined with Davis “Dave” Chant to form the Davis R. Chant Realtors firm, this is the most exciting thing that has happened to us. Now we will have a one stop service center for buyers and sellers.” Helms added in his celebration of the massive joining of over 15 real estate professionals to the Chant team, “These Realtors® have secured their right with knowledge, education and experience to service the region hailed as the new Hampton’s Getaway. Their hard work and service to their clients, customers, and the communities they’ve served will continue and will not be affected in any way because of the change over.”

Those joining the Lake Wallenpaupack Chant team are George P. Irish, Russ Kline, Joe Fleres, Philip Arasimowicz, Beth Derrick, Maria Skubicki, Thomas Ruffalo, Nicole Boo, as well as several other experts in marketing and sales from ReMax North.

REALTOR® George P. Irish, (  brings his marketing skills from the corporate metropolitan arena. Once a vice president of an advertising firm in New York City, he first came to the region to retire at age 39. However, he wasn’t through yet. With the addition of a real estate license to his portfolio, he rose in the ranks treating customers like family and most of his business came to him through referrals. “Eighty percent of my business is referrals,” he is quoted as assuring any new client. Irish also owns his own company in Key West, Florida and boasts many celebrities as clients.

REALTOR® Irish has been voted one of the top 100 agents in the United States as well, and says he watched Dave Chant’s business philosophy in action over the years. He came to respect the way he worked, the strength of his company in the market, and is now excited to be a REALTOR® of Davis R. Chant Realtors. George holds many real estate designations; CRS Certified Residential Specialist, Member of the Million Dollar Guild, EPRO Internet Professional, ABR Accredited Buyer Representative, SRES Seniors Real Estate Specialist, RSPS Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist, GREEN Green Resource Council, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, CDPE Certified Distressed Property Expert.

REALTOR® Russ Kline, ( hailed as one of the foremost REALTORS® of Remax North, and specializing in the Masthope area for the past 25 years says of the union, “Between Davis Chant, Peter Helms, myself and George Irish, and all the other outstanding REALTORS® in the now combined Chant Organization, there is literally hundreds of years of experience to put to work for our area. It’s amazing and exciting all at the same time. Dave Chant and Pete Helms share the same hard working ethic as we do, and we will continue to help keep Davis R. Chant Realtors the number one choice when it comes to servicing the tri-state area’s real estate needs; from residential to commercial to the great inventory of vacation homes and rentals, you are in Chant Country.”

Kline continues, “The one thing we looked at was that Chant Realtors is a member of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LRCW) ( which gives anyone who makes use of their service access to a global market. The strength of Chant Realtors takes on world-wide power through excellence in marketing, selectively seeking housing in any area the buyer may wish, the helpful tools of “people” skills to make a client feel comfortable, as well as, secure that Chant is now the place to go for service that delivers.”

Share Common Philosophy

Through this alliance, Chant will be able to assist “more” clients with finding a primary, secondary or vacation residence, a commercial or income opportunity property to meet their specific needs,” explains Davis R. Chant, Founder and Chairman of the Board, who has roots in Pike County. “In turn, I have full confidence in these great people joining us. It allows us to build an even stronger, broader business base through their networks. All of us are always looking for smart ways to grow and innovate, especially in this challenging economic environment, and this alliance is an example of that.”

Alliances Broaden Scope of Services

The benefits to the consumer are numerous. Since each brokerage has established relationships with its existing clients, Chant Realtors can better maximize the buyers’ time and hone in on the listings that would most appeal to its clientele’s price points, lifestyle and preferences.  In addition to working with ReMax North clients, Davis R. Chant Realtors has already begun putting to work its technologically-advanced approach of utilizing the vast number of high traffic websites developed by ReMax North over the years maximizing exposure to Chant exclusive listings.

According to Davis “Dave” Chant, “This is truly a win-win alliance for our customers and our business. We are extremely selective with whom we work.  Chant Realtors and the REALTORS® from ReMax North are exceptional professionals and we’re very pleased to have this relationship with them and have them as members of our dynamic Chant team.”

In addition to bringing added opportunities to the company, along with the buyers and sellers they serve, the alliance is of benefit to the individual REALTORS® involved.  “This is a perfect illustration of the autonomy and flexibility that exists within our business model,” says Peter Helms.  “Though we operate as a team, each agent has the freedom to build his or her own business without the red tape that often comes with working for a ‘big brand’ company.  Each of the new agents has worked extremely hard at successfully creating individual brands for themselves. Chant Realtors will benefit the most from the alliance though as this innovative way of building the business opens the door for others out there to come on board with Chant. Our company looks to create similar relationships in the future with the best of the best out there, and we enthusiastically encourage and support all local real estate professionals to have “outside the box” creative business thinking and to take advantage of it as soon as possible.  Now’s the time to get on board with us, our REALTORS® set the standard for excellence, and the company has been a leader in sales and listings for over 45 years.  Over 25,000 properties have changed hands through our hands since 1964. If an agent is thinking of putting their license in escrow or transferring it to another organization they need to call Chant Realtors, now’s the time. All inquiries will be kept confidential.”

To talk or meet with anyone on the Lake Wallenpaupack Sales Team about your real estate needs call 570-226-4518 or email

About Davis R. Chant Realtors

Chant Realtors is Northeastern Pennsylvania’s leading and largest independent real estate brokerage company providing quality real estate services to buyers, sellers and investors alike.  Founded by real estate veteran Davis R. Chant, the firm functions independently, affording its clients creativity and ingenuity in marketing their property listings for the best experience possible.  Its attention to superior client service is a trademark of the company and its agents.  It maintains offices throughout Wayne and Pike Counties, PA; including Milford, Hemlock Farms, Lake Wallenpaupack, Honesdale, Rileyville, and Hamlin.  Visit ( for office locations, information, and to search all available listings in Northeast Pennsylvania.