All Testimonial Letters were authored by the clients.  Original letters with clients signature(s) may be inspected at the Chant Real Estate office located at 2515 Route 6, Hawley, PA upon written request.



October 9, 2013

George P. Irish
Davis R. Chant Realtors
2515 Route 6, Suite 2
Hawley, PA 18428

Dear George,

In 2012 our team made several calls looking for professional real estate assistance.  We were searching for industrial leases in the Pennsylvania area for potential needs, since this was not a guaranteed sale many other realtors did not respond.  When our team contacted you, we received a quick response and friendly service.  After months of waiting, we called upon you to help us with our needs and were pleased with all of your hard work.

You brought a wealth of knowledge and insight to help us make better choices.  You gathered all of the right types of lease options, and gave us choices in the many locations we desired.  You worked long hours and responded to our requests despite the three hour time change difference.  Throughout the duration of our stay in Pennsylvania you kept in close contact with us and didn’t lose sight of outstanding issues.  Your dedication was amazing and we at T & D Power would recommend your services to anyone that needs assistance.


William B. Wright
President – T & D Power


George Irish’s Team offers more than just buying or selling. A resource forever!

My wife and I purchased our current house, and sold a previous house with George.  If you think your relationship with George or Beth ends at closing you are wrong. They have been a great asset to us for the last 20 years. When ever we need a contractor to perform work around our house, we know to call George and Beth at Davis R. Chant Realtors for the answer.  Beth and George knows the area and the best contractors to recommend. That includes carpenters, lawn maintenance, snow removal, and AC/Heating mechanics.  Recently our AC failed and we needed to replace the unit (condenser and evaporator), the condenser was easy but the evaporator was inside of a tongue and groove closet in the basement. After calling numerous contractors that said I would also need to call a carpenter to remove and re-install the closet, my wife said “lets call Beth” she always knows the right person to call. Beth recommended Mike Molisso, Tafton, Pa., HVAC, Plumbing.

Mikes estimate was the best, Mike and his son took care of all the carpentry work. He started and three days later we had AC and would never know that he worked in the basement. Mike was clean, neat, organized, and friendly. My wife felt very comfortable with them working in the house. We already have Mike lined up for my boiler service and other work needed around the house.  Again, I cannot thank George and Beth enough for all the help they have given us through the years. In my opinion, if you need a Realtor,  George and Beth of Davis R. Chant Realtors are the only Realtors you should consider.

Tom & Barbara Felcetto


Simply put my experience with George and his people was great. Very professional. I would recommend his company to anyone who is buying or selling a home. You will be very happy with the results. 
David and Lucy Yanchowsky

Dear Beth and the Chant Realtors team,

My brother had recently purchased a house in Wallenpaupack Lakes Estates and praised his real estate agent, Beth Derrick. We had not house hunted for over thirty years, had not spent more than two days in the Poconos (Jim Thorpe), but got the crazy idea to buy a house by a lake. After a few phone calls with Beth and some on line searching, we met her at the Chant office. She gave us a brief history and introduction to the region and off we went on our first adventure in house hunting. We followed Beth through knee-deep snow, watched her break three foot icicles hanging over doorways to get us in to each house. The only qualifier we gave her in advance was a price range-not a lot on which to base a search. Not only were we looking at houses, but we also got a tour of the community amenities, which made our goal of owning a lake house that much more desirable. Beth did such a good job showing us around in February, we returned in March and once again through snow and icicles, toured eight houses. Upon returning home and reviewing all we had seen, we chose the first house we saw on the first visit. Buying a lake home in the middle of a bad winter could not have been accomplished as easily without our oh so patient, competent and energetic real estate agent, Beth Derrick. Every aspect of the process, right up to the closing, presented no surprises, no last minutes issues that you sometimes hear about. Everything went perfectly. A big thank you goes out to the Chant team, and especially Beth for helping us achieve our goal. Once we get settled in, we look forward to relaxing and enjoying lake living.

With sincere appreciation,

Celeste and Richard Wizeman

Dear Prospective Homeowners:

I had an amazing experience working with Beth Derrick on the George Irish Team at Chant. I work in the mortgage banking industry in NYC and while I may be experienced in that market, I had no idea about the Lake Wallenpaupack area. Beth was able to take the time necessary to educate me on the different neighborhoods and help me find a property that would fit me. She took into account everything that I was looking for in a vacation home and was prepared to let me move at my own pace. Beth was able to carefully negotiate my offer and get me exactly what I wanted. She clearly had my best interests at heart and continues to stay in touch for anything I may need. I highly recommend Beth and look forward to my next transaction with her.


DeWitt A. Hutchins

George P. Irish / Beth Derrick Realtors

Dear Beth,

This Christmas season is one that Ruth and I and our family will remember for many years to come, thanks in large part to all that you and your staff have done to make our dream of owning a cabin at Promised Land come true. Ever since moving away from Hawley over thirty-five years ago, we always thought it would be fun to have a small place in the Poconos that we could enjoy as a vacation home.

During the last week of October we took a drive through Promised Land to enjoy the fall scenery and once again fantasized about the possibility. We had no idea, however, how to begin to make our dream a reality. While driving that day, Ruth went online and searched for available properties. She found a lovely cabin that was listed with your team. We decided to call and were put in touch with you, Beth, and from that moment on we couldn’t have been more overjoyed.

You were so gracious and helpful during that first phone conversation that we knew we wee on the right track. The following week we returned to meet with you to look at three cabins that you thought we might like. The following Sunday you went out of your way to meet us again, allowing our family to see the cabin we fell in love with. Nothing was too much trouble for you as the process moved along. You answered all of our many questions and did all the legwork to make it possible for us to have closing a week before Christmas. And so, in less than two months, our dream has been fulfilled.

Beth, when we tell our friends and family about buying our cabin in the Poconos we tell them what a wonderful experience it was working with you. You handled every detail professionally and efficiently, but also very personably. We would certainly recommend you highly to anyone who would like to turn their dream into a reality. THANKS again for a wonderful experience!

Jerry and Ruth Arndt

Dear George and Beth,

Thank you so much for all of your hard work in getting this deal to close. It’s been a crazy few weeks and we thought this deal was dead a few times. But you kept it together for us and we are very appreciative.

We are starting to get settled in the new house and have met several of the neighbors. Everyone is very friendly and welcoming. I know we are going to be very happy here. The sunrise is incredible!!

Warm regards,

Linda and Steve
Spinnlers Point

George and Beth,

Over the July 4th 2017, our family of 5, along with 12 member of our extended family spent the weekend in our new lakeside dream home in the Tanglwood Community! This is the first of many memories we will make together.

We would like to thank George Irish and Beth Derrick of Davis R. Chant Realtors for helping to make our dream come true!

Our search took about 10 months, as we had very specific criteria and there were limited choices in the Lake Wallenpaupack area that met our needs. Beth was very patient and understanding of our needs. She educated us about the area, showed us several communities and properties and provided us valued advice along the way.

When we finally found a property of interest, Beth and George were instrumental in working through a challenging negation and we were able to settle in 30 days!

We highly recommend George Irish and Beth Derrick of Davis R. Chant Realtors for your Lake Wallenpaupack real estate needs.


George & Beth Spanos
Proud owners of lakeside property in Tanglwood

Dear George and Beth,

We have used Chant for the purchase of two homes at Lake Wallenpaupack.

We have found them to be very knowledgeable of the market and to be on top of the details that go along with the purchase of a home.

George and Beth were both efficient in returning calls and follow up on questions we may have had.

Their recommendations for other vendors have also been helpful to make the process of closing on a new home less stressful.

I would certainly use then in the future if the need arose and would also recommend them to anyone considering the purchase of a home.


James VanderPlaat

George P. Irish
Beth Derrick
Chant Realtors

We recently had the pleasure of working with Beth and George when buying our vacation home on Lake Wallenpaupack. Beth was thorough in getting us appointments to see all of the homes in which we were interested and patient as we came back multiple times. Beth was also extremely knowledgeable about the lake properties, much if their history, and surrounding area. Beth and George were especially helpful during negotiations, providing great advice and recommendations. They quickly responded to our questions and handled all of the issues that arose between inspection and closing.

Beth and George made the buying process much easier and more comfortable. We will definitely use them again when the needs arises.

Bob and Marie Kramer

Beth Derrick
Davis R. Chant Realtors

Dear Beth –

This is an overdue acknowledgement with thanks to you personally and all with Davis Chant Realty. My wife Suzy and I were pleased with our association with you and Chant Realty in serving us to find a home and relocated to Milford, PA from our prior home 175 miles away in Connecticut.

Our efforts began in early 2016 at which time I clearly specified we wouldn’t be buying until our home in Connecticut had sold, but you cordially met with us and showed homes on three different days. You dealt with us as enthusiastically as though we were about to sign, even though no immediate sale was about to transpire. Our Connecticut home did not sell in 2016, but we continued to keep in contact and you maintained your patience and eagerness to help.

Earlier this year, we again met with you on at least three more occasions to shop for suitable homes again – even though our CT home had not yet sold. Our CT home did sell and your guided us through a process that was at times challenging with the home we wished to purchase. It all came together, and our thanks go out to you personally for our combines perseverance. We thank you heartily.

Yours truly,

Peter M. & Suzy I. Black
112 Lakewood Drive
Milford, PA

Beth Derrick

I’m taking this opportunity to forward a sincere thank you for all the help and guidance you provided through the purchase of our new vacation property in W.L.E.

You were with us every step of the way keeping us informed and guiding us through the process more as a friend rather than our realtor.

I have purchased four homes and sold three and with your assistance this process was by far the least stressful.

You never made us feel that our questions weren’t important or a bother.  You handled every request in a professional yet cheerful manner.

Most times people will take the time to complain when they feel that service was poor but rarely go out of their way to recognize exceptional customer service.

Beth your service to us was “exceptional”.


The Wizemans, John and Debbie

Dear Chant Realtors,

We wish to express our sincere appreciation to the George Irish team and in particular, recognize Beth Derrick for her exceptional service, integrity and attention to detail.  Beth invested countless hours in supporting us through our purchase process, and we are very grateful for her guidance and efforts.

We have privately discussed on several occasions how lucky we have been to come upon Beth.  While driving to Hawley on a Saturday afternoon for the very first time, we decided to reach out to a local real estate agent to explore some properties, and Beth took our call.  We were immediately impressed by her knowledge and candor, and equally impressed that she was willing to meet us that afternoon.  Over the course of a couple hours that day, she provided us with an “insider’s” view of the communities around Lake Wallenpaupack.  She also shared nuances associated with owning property on the lake that we later referred back to, and which significantly informed our evaluation process.  After our first meeting, we knew that we were fortunate to find a highly experienced caring agent, and our opinion of her has only strengthened over the last several months.

Beth has worked tirelessly on our behalf, and has been consistently responsive, professional, reliable and readily available seven days a week.  Her depth of knowledge of the area’s communities and local service providers has been of great help in both shaping our purchase decision and bringing the purchase to closure.  Moreover, she worked aggressively on our behalf to secure a fair price on the property we purchased, and successfully negotiated concessions from the owners to offset certain outstanding repairs.  We know that we will be able to rely on her going forward for periodic guidance on service providers and other related needs.

We also acknowledge the entire George Irish team, who clearly work collaboratively to ensure that the firm provides exceptional service.  George Irish in particular actively worked with Beth and the seller’s agent to secure certain concessions on our behalf, and we are deeply grateful to him for pressing to ensure that our interests were protected.  George also provided us with expert guidance, was readily available, and met with us on our “decision-making” property walk-through on a Sunday afternoon.  It is clear that George leads by example, and has built a highly competent, knowledgeable, and customer-focused firm.

We also express our gratitude to Debbie Gunnip.  Debbie was quick to investigate land matters, produce documents, share input on area providers, and other valued guidance.  She is clearly knowledgeable, dependable, and a core member of the George Irish team, sharing their collective dedication to high standards and exceptional service.

We are deeply grateful to all of you for your time and effort on our behalf.

Very best wishes,

Lisa & Bill Payne


Just wanted to take a minute to give a big shout out to your staff, Beth in particular as well as Debbie,  Lynn and Joey as they were all so professional, helpful and patient in assisting us with whatever was needed during our home search.

Beth has been there for us right through the closing and beyond.

Also a special thanks to you George as every bit of advise you gave us from our first phone conversation forward has been spot on.

We are appreciative of you, your staff, and all the guidance we have received the past two years.

Please stop by and visit us if your in the area!

Best regards,

Leo & Joyce Beutel

Dear Beth,

We would like to extend our appreciation for all of your patience and guidance through out the process of finding our lake home. We recognize that we are very discriminating buyers and realize that you were completely understanding of that. Our unfamiliarity will the area was quite a learning exercise for us and quite a task for you. We thank you for being there for us…

We wouldn’t have been able to find the perfect home were it not for your extraordinary knowledge of the area and the communities. Your ability to recognize our realistic wants and needs and match the attributes of the community and the property to our specific desires. Never once did we feel that you didn’t understand and respect our goals. Thank you for the tremendous amount of time spent in search for our home. The support staff was extremely professional and resourceful and demonstrated extraordinary attention to detail in the closing process. We appreciate how you and your office kept us completely informed through all of the property transfer process.

We were equally impressed in how you represented the seller’s properties and many times contacted property owners when we observed any issues or concerns with their property.

For those reasons we wouldn’t hesitate listing our own property or recommending you to our family and friends for real estate services.


Tom and Susan Murphy

George P. Irish Realty was undeniably one of the best, most professional real estate companies we have ever worked with.

Beth Derrick showed us the Wallenpaupack area and was very informative. She provided a clear description of the culture and attributes of a lake front community; enabling us to find the exact home we were looking for.

Once we decided on a home, Beth was very helpful and attentive to every detail of purchasing our home and the closing process. She made us feel very comfortable and we trusted her.

We cannot thank George P. Irish realty enough and we would highly recommend them to future homebuyers.

Cindy and Michael Lacqua

To whom It May Concern,

I am writing today to express my sincere gratitude to the George P. Irish Team at Davis R. Chant Realtors. The entire team and everyone in the office was helpful and courteous throughout my experience in buying my first vacation property.

I would especially like to thank my agent Beth Derrick. Beth was amazing throughout the entire process. I think everyone would agree when I say buying real estate is never simple nor an easy process. I truly feel as though Beth continually acted in my family’s best interest. She never pushed us to go beyond our financial comfort level. She listened thoughtfully to our needs and went above and beyond her job description in an effort to create the best possible situation for my family. Beth is a very talented negotiator who always worked in my best interest even when my best interest created much more work for her to do! Beth was a true advocate for me when dealing with a very aggressive and difficult seller. I felt completely confident in her ability to speak on my behalf as well to protect me from situations that she felt were not in my best interest. On a personal note, Beth is a warm, caring and thoughtful person who kept me sane during stressful moments with her gregarious nature and humorous personality.

My family and I put our trust in Beth and we ended this journey with a wonderful vacation home that will bring us years of memories and happiness.

I would not hesitate to recommend Beth Derrick and the George P. Irish Team to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate in the area. I am truly thankful for everyone’s hard work and dedication.

Warmest regards,

Melissa Love

To Chant Realtors:

We would like to thank your team for all the help that was provided to us. We would like to really thank Realtor Beth Derrick and her team for there help in finding us the proper vacation home at Lake Wallenpaupack. She showed us various homes in different areas around the lake in our price point until we found the right place for us. We would like to also say thanks to your team in taking there time in walking us through all the paper work and inspection of the property. Had it not been for this we would not have discovered the repairs the seller had to take care of before closing. Beth was the best realtor to guide us through this process. Thanks to all at Chant Realtors.

Yours Truly,

Gregory and Susan Heydt

June 14, 2015

Hi Beth,

We just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for helping us find our vacation home in Wallenpaupack Lake Estates. It is perfect for our family and we look forward to making wonderful memories there…thanks to you!!!

We appreciate your:

* Sharing your real estate knowledge
* Meeting us on a day’s notice when we decided to take a ride
* Showing us houses we might be interested in
* Advising us on all the properties we saw in our “marathon” style house hunting
* Negotiating the price on our behalf
* Recommending qualified professionals like the mortgage broker, engineer, lawyer and surveyor
* Interfacing with the parties on the issues that arose regarding the inspections and survey
* Expediting the closing so we could close a week early than anticipated
* Answering every phone call, text, and email timely and efficiently

We would not have this home today without God guiding us to you and your expertise and thorough attention to every detail.

Thank you for making this a positive experience and being informative, kind and helpful every step of the way. We will surely recommend you to friends and family.

If you are in the neighborhood, please give us a call. Enjoy your summer and stay in touch.

Best regards,

Deborah and Joe Lucito

June 5, 2015

Dear Beth,

Now that we have closed on our new vacation home on Roamingwood Lake, we want to thank you for all that you did for us to permit this closing to happen. You were attentive and responsive from the very beginning, when you showed us homes on Lake Wallenpaupack and in the Hideout, giving us information, but most importantly, listening to what we wanted in a vacation home. During the process of contract negotiation and leading up to closing, you were very organized, and gave us advise in so many areas beyond the role of real estate agent. These included advise on the home inspection process, suggesting that we have a survey done, suggesting other professionals that we might use in an area we had no contacts, and so many others.

As you know, our friend Jeff Beer recommended us to you, and we have thanked him for his excellent advise. As we enjoy our new vacation home, we will think of you often and hope that our paths cross. Best of luck to you.


Michael and Laura Pesce

March 22, 2015

Dear Beth

Christina and I wanted to take a minute to express our thanks for all of the help and guidance you provided during our search for a home at Lake Wallenpaupack. We couldn’t be happier with our experience working with you, and found your knowledge of the lake and each community to be particularly helpful…throughout the process you were always responsive, and took the time to thoroughly answer all of our questions. We are so glad that we chose the property in Rockledge, and have already come to appreciate why you felt so strongly about the level lot.

Sometimes the service you receive “after” the transaction is equally as important as what you get during the process, and you continue to answer your phone any time we need help, day or night, weekday or weekend. For that, we can’t thank you enough.

As you know, we made contact through a referral, and we are grateful to have gotten the recommendation…should we ever know of any one looking for property at the lake, we will certainly return the favor.

Thank you,

Mike Keeley

February 6, 2015

Dear Beth & George and the Irish Team,

My husband Steve and I dreamed of owning a lakefront home on Lake Wallenpaupack. We have been saving and planning for some time and felt comfortable enough financially to make it happen. I had no idea where to start so I did some research online and came across George Irish almost everywhere I looked when searching for Lakefront homes. When we were finally ready, I placed a call to the office and spoke to Beth. She was super helpful and walked me through what to expect when looking for a lakefront home. She hooked us up with some online resources and we were on our way exploring our dream home. Once we found a few places she organized a day (and then another, and another, and another…) for us to see houses. She educated us about the various communities around the lake and took great care to provide us each detail we needed. After getting to know our preferences and styles, she felt comfortable enough to show us houses that we discounted or said we didn’t want to see and influenced us to see them anyway! As a result of her influence, we were better able to narrow down what we totally wanted and what we didn’t want. The Irish team spent an extraordinary amount of time providing us with exceptional service and treating us like they too were buying their own dream home. Overall, the experience was seamless and exceeded my expectations. We closed on January 31st and the closing process was effortless for us as Beth and the Irish team kept us updated every step of the way.

We will continue to work with the Irish team and are thrilled to be part of the Lake Wallenpaupack family!

Nancy & Steve Adams
Bristol, PA

February 2, 2015

Dear George and Beth,

Linda and I wanted to thank you for your wonderful, professional and friendly service involving the purchase of our house in Lake Ariel. As soon as we walked into your Hawley office, we were welcomed with a warm greeting. You listened to our requirements and needs and went right to work. Because you listened to us, we needed to see only four homes before we found the one we fell in love with. This was very important to us because we were from out-of-state and had limited time for shopping around.

The entire process, from offer to closing was handled in a very professional and efficient manner. Communications from you were absolutely excellent i.e. we always knew exactly what the situation was and this saved us an incredible amount of stress and frustration.

Both of you are such wonderful and personable people. We found it so easy to do business with you. This is the fifth house that we have purchased and it was, by far, the smoothest and least painful. George and Beth, you are a credit to your profession.

Very sincerely,

Walter and Linda Janushevich

To George Irish,

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and your office for your help purchasing our home at Lake Wallenpaupack.  From the beginning of the process, you listened to us and what was important to us.

With your help, we were able to find the perfect house for our family.  From buying to closing, you took care of us and answered all of our questions.  Buying a house can be stressful, you and your office minimized as much of that as possible.

I will recommend you along with your Remax team to anyone interested in purchasing or selling a house.  You always have your clients best interests.

Thank you,

Scott Groeber

Dear George,

As we are progressing with the construction of our new house, I wanted to send a note of thanks to you and your whole team at Re/Max.

When my wife and I started to look for a location in the Poconos, we were really not sure where to start looking and what to expect.  It was our good fortune that we contacted your office and got the benefit of your experience and guidance for our search.

Looking back, I am particularly impressed with two facts.  First, you and your team spend a lot of time and effort identifying what we, your customers, are looking for.  Not an easy task when we ourselves have only a vague idea! The way that you personally and your team provide details and facts, insights and references, allows us in the end to make a solid and informed decision.  Second, you have a team with a customer focus, not a set of individual agents trying to make a sale.  Whenever we needed to talk to someone, Liz or Beth or you, we were taken care of and everyone knew what the status was and what the next steps were.  I have not seen this with other agencies.

Our house is taking shape and we feel comfortable that you continue to watch over the progress even after all the papers have been files and signature delivered.  Don’t hesitate to forward any requests for references to us, and please accept our thanks to share it with your team.


Dr. Gerhard Buhler


We wanted to thank you and George Irish for your help in our search and purchase of our first vacation home.  You spent an entire day showing us homes and providing useful insights, and at no time did we feel pressured to purchase.  We especially appreciate the fact that you took all that time knowing we were only in the market for a very modest vacation home.

We appreciate how much effort you devoted to us, how quickly our questions were answered and how smoothly the transaction occurred.  The professionals you recommended to support us with the appraisal, inspection, and legal proceedings all worked out very well.

We would definitely recommend your office to our friends.

Thank you again!

Bob and Deb Franssen

Dear Beth and George,

Please allow this letter to extend our deepest appreciation for all your help with facilitating our dream of owning a home in the mountains.  From the time of our first meeting, we felt you really did care.  You knew what we wanted and came totally prepared with information on the properties we were interested in as well as a few more great listings.  I still can’t believe how fast everything went.  On April 29, 2011 we looked at several properties.  There was one particular property we were interested in and made settlement on May 26, 2011.  In less than a month we moved in and were able to spend Memorial weekend in our very own cabin in the woods.

Throughout the process, you were right on top of everything. When the inspector found major issues and we brought them to your attention, you immediately addressed them with the selling agent and had them taken care of.  You made sure all the things that were listed on the disclosures were accurate.  I never had to wait for answers and I never had to worry about anything.  You answered my telephone calls and my text messages immediately.

If anyone is interested in buying a property, I strongly recommend Beth Derrick and George Irish of Davis R. Chant Realtors!  Dreams really do come true!


Jim and Barbara Storck

Dear Beth and George,

Thank you very much for all of your time and energy.

Moving into an unknown area is difficult.  However, because of Beth taking the time to drive us around the lake and surrounding communities it gave us a feel for the options available, and we were able to narrow our initial search.

Our first offer on a house was an experience we would not like to go through again. However, this is not due to your efforts, George and Beth.  Both of you fought so hard to try and make that deal go through.  Neither of us had ever experienced a Realty company work this hard.

The home we ended up buying hopefully will be our home for a long time.

Going through this process was stressful at times and difficult. However, again it was a grounding force to have both of you there to handle things and answer questions.  Thank you for all of  your efforts, they are so appreciated.  Anyone we know coming into the Lake Wallenpaupack area to purchase will get a recommendation to your office from both of us.


Laurie and Shawn Hilvers

Dear George and Beth,

Never have we seen two realtors who went to bat for us more than you two did!  You made our dream house on the lake become a reality, and we are so grateful!

Thank you for always taking time for us when we wanted to see the house again and again and for keeping in constant contact with us through the entire process.  We never felt forgotten!  Thank you for being so diligent on our behalf with the other parties involved, while maintaining integrity and fairness throughout the procedure.

You are both incredibly knowledgeable about the area, so there’s hardly a question you don’t know the answer to, and if you don’t know you find out right away.  You are two of the hardest working individuals we know, who work together like clockwork as a team determined to help your clients buy what they really want or sell what they need to move out from under.  And you do it all with a wonderful smile and warmth, making people feel cared about!

We could never thank you enough for all you have done for us, and when it comes time to need a realtor again, we will only use you.  We will recommend you to everyone we know.

God bless you both and everyone in your office who is so kind as well!


Mark and Mary Roe

Dear George,

I am happy to recommend you as a Realtor, for the following reasons:

You are, without question, the most tenacious Realtor I have ever had the pleasure of working with.

You are committed to a quality transaction at every step of the process and your paperwork is exemplary.

I’ve worked with you as both a buyer and a seller and have confidence in your analytical skills and discretion.

You have a tight knit team that works extremely well together.

George, I’ve recommended you on numerous occasions and will certainly do so again.  And, as a former commercial real estate agent myself, who has been involved in hundreds of transactions, I think you are absolutely the best choice for real estate representation in the Poconos!


Craig Aberle
President, Barcode Media Group, Inc.

Dear George and Beth,

Please accept our thanks and appreciation for your professional ability, honesty and tenacity.  Without your dedication, our transaction would not have reached fruition.  In spite of the hurdles of the appraisers and mortgage companies, you continued your faith in us and your willingness to explore every avenue prevailed in the end.

Your service is without peer.  It has been a pleasure dealing with the two of you, and we look forward to working with you again in the future.

Because of you, our dream of owning a condo at cove Point is a reality.  We hope you will visit us as we settle into #205, and accept our hospitality as friends.


Rick and Carol Koup

Testimonial for George Irish and Beth Derrick of Davis R. Chant Realtors

From: Lynelle and Jeff Hoch

To: Whom it May Concern,

My husband and I felt compelled to provide a letter of recommendation for George Irish and Beth Derrick for the tremendous job that they did in finding us our dream lakefront home.

Just as important in finding our dream home was the experience George and Beth created for us.  For background, 2 years ago my husband and I by chance walked into George and Beth’s office looking to gather some information on lake front properties.  That act of chance proved to be very fortunate for us.  The reason I say that is that Beth and George made this entire process / journey about us experiencing everything Lake Wallenpaupack has to offer.  They did not make this about finding a quick home so they could make a quick commission.  Instead they wanted to ensure that we had all the information that we needed to make the best decision for us.  In that 2-year process there were multiple examples where Beth and George went above and beyond to help my husband and I rule a property in or out.  In some cases, this would rule a property out that they could have made their quick commission, but they instead wanted to ensure that we ended up in the best home for our family.  I would hate to add up the hours of work that we created for Beth and George in researching the over 50 properties we looked at.  They understood and embraced our thorough nature and made sure to give us all the details we needed.  It is worth noting that during this arduous process for them ( not so much us), they never once made us feel that we were asking a silly question and / or putting them out.  The net result was after learning everything about our desires and comparing it to what the lake had to offer throughout that 2-year process, they found us our dream home in coveted Woodland Hills.  To say we are thrilled is an understatement.  It is very worth noting that the legwork they did during the agreement of sale/closing phase was equally as thorough and helpful for us.  Quite honestly if it ended here, we would have still felt compelled to write this letter, but even after the closing and after they received their commission check they remain extremely helpful.  They have gotten us in contact with key folks in the lake to help us with things like dock service, lawn maintenance, log home manufacturers, septic contractors, the list goes on and on.  There was not one step along the way that they did not feel compelled to help us and to ensure that we had a very positive experience…and that we did!

Finally, my husband and I as part of our careers, have relocated / moved several times, and the experience / professionalism that George and Beth showed throughout this process was second to none.  If we have to sell and / or buy again in the Pocono area there is no question, who we will use.  If you want additional commentary please do not hesitate to reach out to us at 301-367-0802.

Jeff and Lynelle Hoch

Dear George and Beth,

Judith and I want to express our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for your professional realtor services, as a “buyer” agent, for our purchase of a dream come true Lake Wallenpaupack lakefront vacation home in Rockledge – we couldn’t have done it without you.  Both you and your entire staff were gracious, kind, patient, and extremely competent and professional.  You made us feel comfortable, like family.  George and Beth, I never know what a buyer agent actually did to earn that title until I met you.  Your advice and counsel during the entire negotiating process with the sellers every step of the way was invaluable to the success of the deal and we cannot thank you enough.  Your professional competence evident in establishing the sales contract, knowledge of the contract and knowledge of the law regarding residential and rental properties constantly reassured me that I finally met and had on my side real estate agents that I knew were working hard for me and looking out for our best interest.  George, I still have the mental image of you sitting in the conference room with your rolodex and phone immediately talking to and guiding us to the community–wide top professionals in their fields – lawyers, banker, insurer, inspector, decorator, etc.  Both of you left no stone unturned in getting answers and assistance for us quickly.  It was so reassuring.

Judith and I look forward to many years of sitting on our deck or dock…and with the sun setting behind us on a warm evening looking out over the Lake how can it get any better?  We’re indebted to you and look forward to working with you again.


Rick and Judith Ingram

Dear Beth,

I just wanted to send you a note and thank you very much for all your hard work on my behalf in my search for the right home.

I could have never done this without you.  Your knowledge, patience, and expertise in Real Estate made all the difference.

You held my hand through the whole process, and gave me confidence that I would succeed, and I did.  I am very happy with the choice you helped me make.

If any of your prospects or clients need a reference from a satisfied customer, please feel free to use my name.  Thank you again for a great job well done.


Roland G. Scornavacca

To Whom It May Concern:

We had the pleasure of meeting Beth Derrick of Davis R. Chant Realtors in our recent search for a lake house.

From the very beginning, Ms. Derrick was a very professional realtor, tentative to our needs.  Being from out of state and needing weekends out of convenience for our search, Beth willingly accommodated us.

Ms. Derrick was very thorough in the selection of properties that we viewed.  She provided us with a wide range of exposure to properties within our financial range as well as slightly above and below.  Her talent as a realtor guided us with ease to formulate a decision between “lakefront or lakeview”; something we were very unsure of at the start of our search.

Today, thanks to Beth, we are the proud owners of our beautiful lakefront property.  Her knowledge of reliable vendors in the area moved us without effort towards our closing date and with complete confidence toward our purchase.

It goes without say, Beth’s professionalism, complete knowledge of the area and great personality awards her our highest recommendation as well as our most positive referral to anyone wishing to purchase any property.


Michael & Patricia Mundy
Lakefront Property
Paupacken Lake, PA

VIA EMAILTo: Beth Derrick
George Irish
From: Valerie and Scott Grife
Subject: Lake Ariel

On February 15, 2010, my husband and I came across Re/Max of Lake Wallenpaupack North’s website while doing preliminary searches for a vacation home in the mountains.

We contacted George and Beth, communicated some basic information, and Beth quickly had a list of homes for us to look at. We wanted to be in our home by summer and thought it would take some time to find a home, negotiate and execute an agreement, and then finally got to closing.

Within six weeks we found the home we love, executed the agreement, completed inspections, obtained the mortgage, and closed.

The best description I have for this amazing group of people is that they are “Facilitators at their Finest!”

The buying process that Re/Max North has developed is so streamlined, we were amazed. Beth had everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, organized and in perfect order.

We did encounter a few nerve racking, nature derived, stumbling blocks, while approaching our walk through at closing and Beth was extraordinary in her ability to communicate, address the situation, have necessary consults in order, and remediate all issues.

The entire group of professionals involved, from receptionists, recommended attorneys, mortgage lenders, and inspection providers, were all wonderful and pleasant people to work with.

We highly recommend Re/Max of Lake Wallenpaupack North for your real estate needs, a fantastic group!

Beth Derrick
Remax North
2515 Route 6 Suite #2
Hawley, PA 18428

Dear Beth,

Jena and I wanted to thank you so much for everything you did to help us get into our new home. We bonded on our first day, trying to get into the first property on the list. After that it was smooth sailing.

You really listened to what Jen and I were looking for within a property and formulated a plan to show us those types of properties. You were extremely patient and answered all of our questions. Jena jokes that I spoke more to you some days than I did with her.

We will recommend Remax and yourself to anyone who is looking to purchase a property in the Lake Wallenpaupack area. You made our biggest purchase so far in our life a little less stressful and we thank you for that.

We wish you and your family a very Happy Holiday and successful New Year!

Thank you,

Jena and Brad


To The George Irish / Beth Derrick Team –

Maryann and I can’t thank you both nearly enough for all you have done for us during our home search in the Poconos. Beth worked tirelessly with us and for us in finding just the right property. Her local knowledge amazed both of us. There were many properties we wished to see that she would not show to us because she already know there was something wrong with the house [sic]. Her personality was a perfect match for us, as in, “It is what it is.” Many times Beth demonstrated that she was, indeed, working for us. She also helped us find a mortgage broker, a local attorney and a very precise home inspector.

George was always pleasant, friendly and the consummate gentleman . . . that is, until he thought we were not being treated property by the seller. And then George became a Pit Bull on our behalf: His exacting strategy and manner held the seller accountable more than once, and always, to our benefit.

I would not hesitate to use the George Irish / Beth Derrick team over again. Their professional demeanor is commendable and appreciated.

You both made this experience easy and pleasant. Good job you guys!


Bill Eisenhart and Maryann Eisenhart


Dear Re-Max People,

I am writing this letter to express my experience with Re/Max People in Hawley, PA. My first was the same as my last impression with the staff who provided an excellent service in helping me to find my dream land.

I am sending this letter to thank Beth and her partner, Mr. Irish, and the whole staff who were behind the scene.

No doubt if there is a second time for me to purchase or sell any real estate, it will be for Re/Max agents, specially my great agent, Beth, who was very genuine with us and very understanding to what we were looking for.

Again, thank you.

Adel and Dara


Hi Beth,

I just wanted to send you a little note to say thank you for all your help over the years. We are so excited to finally be lakefront homeowners. We are fortunate that you didn’t give up on us. The house on Sunset is the perfect house for us.

Over the next few years, we hope to make it our own. Thanks again for everything. We will call you for the 1st party!

Please let George know how thrilled we are, not only with the house but also with your continued service to us.

We will see you soon.

Thank again,

Chris and Cara Lowe

George P. Irish
Re/Max of Lake Wallenpaupack-North
US 6 Box 6100
Hawley, PA 18428

Dear George,

This is a brief note to express our appreciation to you and every member of the George Irish Team of Realtors who are not only the top professionals in your field, but also raises the bar in establishing long standing relationships along the way. This as well as the loyalty and commitment of you and your team set you apart far above the competition.

A special member of your team, Beth Derrick, stands out as exceptional, very talented and represented your organization at the highest level of professionalism.

It has been a pleasure working with the George Irish Team

Thank you.

Your Friend and Neighbor,

Jeri Marshall
Marshall L. Perez

Dear Beth,

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you and George for your help and expertise in finding our lake house. We realize that we were not the easiest of clients to satisfy but you stayed with us and persevered, never giving up. Without that perseverance, I doubt we would ever have found the right place. For this, we are so very grateful.

Along the way we had our frustrations and disappointments, but you never let that get in the way of working for us with your usual upbeat manner and professionalism. The bonus of taking so long to find a place was getting to know you and the staff at RE/MAX. Everyone always made us feel welcome each time we walked through those doors and we certainly walked through enough times. Paul now can be hired as your office butler to serve coffee to your potential clients. He knows that coffee machine better than anyone!

Seriously, we really do appreciate all of your hard work and wish everyone at RE/MAX much continued success along with a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year.


Paul and Susan Genovese

Beth Derrick and George Irish of RE/MAX OF LAKE WALLENPAUPACK-NORTH are specialists in the Wallenpaupack area. We came to the office with little knowledge of the area and only a vague idea of the king of property we wanted to purchase. Within just a few days, Beth showed us a variety of properties and was able to help us clarify just what our priorities were.The home search was well organized and the properties were within our budget constraints. Beth provided us with invaluable information about the lake area and the communities that had available homes. We were given an insider’s look and that experience was crucial in making a sound purchase.

In a few days we found the perfect property. And the their work really began. Beth and George represented out interests vigorous; kept us updated on all developments; and when some complications set in, were able to negotiate a quick and agreeable outcome.

George Irish and Beth Derrick did more than help us find a lake house. They provided professional service with unquestioned integrity. They helped us with every aspect of the process; they kept in touch; and they helped us to appreciate the community that we were about to join.

We appreciated their efforts on our behalf and thank them. It was honestly a delightful experience. Imagine!


Dear George,

I want to “Thank You” and your staff for the way you handled my recent purchase of a townhouse at “White Pines” on Lake Wallenpaupack.

You and your staff were extremely courteous, and very professional. You made what could have been a very arduous process, very easy.

Thank you again, for a job well done.

Best regards,

Tom Silvano

Dear Beth,

This is to thank you for all your wonderful, competent, and friendly work during the search and purchase of our summer/weekend home on Paupackan Lake.

We have been working with you for almost a year now, and through all the complications and difficulties you helped us through with flying colors.

We especially appreciated when at the end, when closing kept being postponed, and when we almost lot heart, your steady hand and George’s help made it all miraculously possible.

We know we did not just acquire real estate, but we also have made great friends.

Thank you again for your friendliness and professionalism.

Sinan and Fatma Cebenoyan

To whom it may concern:

Jamie has been extremely helpful in our search for the house that met our family’s needs. She was persistent in identifying homes that fit the description we provided and she was very knowledgeable about the surrounding area and communities. Jamie represented us with the listing of our choice and represented our interest with the listing agent to coordinate a sale.

It was a pleasure working with Remax and Jamie. She made the sale a memorable experience and orchestrated all the contacts we needed to move ahead. I would recommend any interested home buyers/sellers to work with Remax and request Jamie.


Paul Izzo

Dear Beth,

Thank you so much for all your expert assistance in the purchase of our lake house.

You were professional yet so very personable, very easy to work with.

Your information and tours of the area helped us tremendously.

We will recommend you, Beth, The Re/Max office and staff to everyone.

Again, thank you.


Susan and Bill Turner

Dear Mr. Irish:

I would like to take this opportunity to tell you how very pleased I was working with your employee Beth Derrick.

She went out of her way in helping me purchase my home in Millbrook. She returned my phone calls promptly and answered all of my questions and reassured me that all the details would be taken care of at the time of settlement.

She is truly a credit to your company and it was a pleasure working with her.


Cheryl McCauley

Remax North
2515 Rt. 6 Suite 2
Hawley, PA 18428
Attention: George Irish

Dear George:

I am sending this letter to let you know how pleased I am with my lakefront home. I plan on spending many a week and weekend up there for years to come!

The main reason for writing this letter is to let you know how pleased I am with the home buying process and your organization. This is the fourth home I have purchased and it was hands down the best experience of them all. Your team led by Beth Derrick made the whole process effortless from the initial property visits to the close. Beth was extremely patient and insightful as we toured numerous homes and completely understood my home specifications according to my price range. Beth, along with Jamie, “quarterbacked” the interaction between the attorney, mortgage reps and other people with minimal effort from me. This was new to me and made my life much easier.

I will be referring you organization to all of my colleagues who are looking at vacation homes. Please share this letter with both Beth and Jamie.


Andrew Bartels

RE/MAX of Lake Wallenpaupack-North
Beth Derrick
HC6 Box 6100
Hawley, PA 18428

Subject: Beach Lake Property

Dear Beth,

I want to personally thank you in the assistance in purchasing this property. You were efficient with getting back to me with a purchase price on the house after I had first stopped in and inquired about the property. I also want to say how helpful you were when I had questions or needed help. You were patient in waiting for all the paper work from my bank to get done.

Also, I would like to say that the closing was set up in a timely manner which was much appreciated. It was a pleasure working with you on this deal. You showed a great deal of professionalism and would refer your name.


John Wetmore

RE/MAX of Lake Wallenpaupack-North
2515 Route 6 Suite 2
Hawley, PA 18428

Dear Beth,

Just want to thank you and George for your help finding our lakehouse and closing on the property.

Thank you for educating us about Lake Wallenpaupack and the area. You were so helpful.

All of the services that you recommended worked out beautifully. We received terrific service and wonderful treatment. Everyone from the mortgage broker, insurance agents and, of course, your staff were so courteous and helpful.

Our closing went off without a hitch.

We are loving our house and the town of Hawley and are enjoying shopping and getting the house ready to vacation in.

If you are ever in the area, stop by and see us.

Very truly yours,

Paul and Teresa Reich

Mr. George P. Irish
RE/MAX of Lake Wallenpaupack-North
2515 Route 6 Suite 2
Hawley, PA 18428

Dear George,

We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for the time and effort your firm afforded us with the purchase of our vacation home at Fawn Lake.

When we first contacted Re/Max North, we were unfamiliar with the area, and Beth Derrick took the time to educate us on the various communities. Beth kept in contact via e-mail and phone calls, but we never felt any pressure to purchase a property.

When we went to contract and the seller insisted that the transaction close within two weeks, a feat we thought was impossible, Beth’s true professionalism came through. Within hours she got us in contact with a lawyer, title search frim, and home inspector, all of whom were top notch. Beth made sure that everything was fast traced and even hand delivered a document to the lawyer’s office during a winter storm because the phoes were down. Needles to say, we did close on time and without a hitch.

Thank you once again for your help with this transaction, and please be assured that we will not hesitate in recommending Beth Derrick and the Re/Max North team to anyone in the market to purchase or sell a home in the Lake Wallenpaupack area.

Best regards,

Ernie and Eileen Nitschke

HC1 Box 165
Emil’s Lane
Paupack, PA 18451

Dear Mr. Irish,

I enjoyed working with RE/MAX of Lake Wallenpaupack North while helping my son, Todd, purchase property in the Millbrook Community.

Beth Derrick was very professional and efficient. She was knowledgeable and very helpful through the process. It was a pleasure to work with her.


Lewis A. Judy

George Irish/Beth Derrick
RE/MAX of Lake Wallenpaupack-North
HC6 Box 6100
Hawley, PA 18428

Hi Beth/George

Just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate the time and effort you put in to getting us in to the perfect lakefront home. Though it took a half-dozen trips and lots of legwork, you made sure that we saw almost all that Lake Wallenpaupack has to offer, and that helped make us feel very confident in our final choice.

To top it off, you helped make sure that the closing went well – even with a couple of inevitable last-minute snags. The local team, including lawyer Joh Spall, all did a great job at getting us in to our dream house.

Best regards,
Richard Campbell

Ms. Beth Derrick
Re/Max of Lake Wallenpaupack-NorthDear Beth:

We wish to thank you for your hard work in finding us our perfect “Hideout.” Working with you was a pleasure from the beginning and was more like a friendship than a business venture.

We look forward to seeing you again and staying in touch socially.

Betty & Jerry Fiore
Staten Island, NY

PS Sorry for the delay; owning two homes is proving to be very hectic.

Beth Derrick
Re/Max North
HC 6 Box 6100
Hawley, PA 18428

RE: Buyer’s Representative

Dear Beth,

I wanted to take a moment to thank all of the people in your office for their friendly and professional assistance with the purchase of our very first vacation home.

From the moment we met Liz Smith, we knew we were in good hands. She made us feel very comfortable and seemed like one of our family by the end of the first day. After learning our likes and dislikes she even previewed a few properties for us so we wouldn’t have to make the long three hour drive to view them.

Once we found a property and decided to make an offer, we were introduced to you and your staff. Everyone was courteous and helpful which made this an easy and exciting process. It was very reassuring to know we were dealing with a certified buyer’s representative.

We settled in thirty days and are very excited to move in. We will definitely use your firm should we choose to sell and/or purchase another vacation home.

Thanks again for making this such a smooth transaction.


Ruth Kowalski
New Castle, DE

George P. Irish, Realtor
Beth Derrick, Realtor
Hawley, PA 18428

Dear George and Beth,

How can we thank you enough for making our dream come true?! For 23 years of marriage, we have dreamed of owning a home on a lake, and our dream is finally a reality!

You were so terrific to work with, and we appreciated all the time you spent with us showing us the various homes for sale on Lake Wallenpaupack. It didn’t take you long to figure out what we were looking for, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the house we ended up with.

We really appreciated your approach of not being pushy but rather informational and letting the buyers make up their minds about what is right for them. You are both so knowledgeable that you could answer any question we had, and if you didn’t know the answer, you found out the answer. Thank you also for always getting back to us so quickly by phone or email when we had a question.

Everything about the whole experience of looking for a lake place and actually buying the lake place was a positive experience for us, and that’s to your credit! We will always recommend you in a heartbeat, and we wish you continued success in your mission to make everyone feel welcomed and comfortable in buying a home in your area!

Thank you again for everything you did for us, and we’ll keep in touch!

Mark and Mary Beth Roe

Dear George and Beth,

We wanted to let you know how pleased we have been with the purchase of our lakefront home. We had looked, for about 2 years, with various realtors, with no luck. One day out with Beth, and we knew we had found what we were looking for! It really is the “Luck of the Irish.”

Your knowledge of the Lake Wallenpaupack area is unsurpassed by any other real estate office. The whole process has been quick and thorough. We would highly recommend your office as the premier office for the Lake Wallenpaupack region.

Thank you for all of your help.


Steve and Linda Bory

George P. Irish
RE/MAX of Lake Wallenpaupack-North
Rt. 6
Hawley, PA 18428

RE: A Letter of Gratitude

Cristina and I would like to express our sincere appreciation for all the hard work you and Beth expended in the house buying process. The process went very smoothly and our experience working with you and your team was a delightful one. We found all of you to be highly professional and qualified which lead to a successful outcome for us.

We are very pleased to have our second home at Tink Wig; our log home will keep us very happy for years to come. Please feel free to come visit us at any time and keep the relationship going!

Again, Thanks so much for providing us with outstanding service; it made for a good experience when buying our second home. We will gladly recommend you to other potential buyers or sellers.


Jeff Dembiak

Dear Beth and George,

We wanted to take this opportunity to truly thank you both for the time and help you provided us in purchasing our first vacation home. Living 3 hours away, we were hoping to make our visit out to Lake Wallenpaupack as productive as possible, as we did not want to be traveling back and forth too many times. After our first visit to your office, I could not have asked for anything more. Both of you took time out of you day and really spent time providing us with excellent information. You educated us on the region and properties in the area. You educated us enough to help us determine the location that best suited our needs.

Your assistance did not just end with the showing us of properties and the negotiating of price; you both were instrumental in helping us find options for home inspections, legal representation and financing. This was certainly the most stress-free home purchase we have ever made. You both have been wonderful and words just cannot express our level of gratitude. We look forward to spending vacations with our family in our ‘cabin at the lake’ and we look forward to remaining in touch. Beth and George, it has sincerely been our pleasure in working with you both.

Warmest regards,

Michael and Larisa McGrath

Dear Mr. Irish,

I want to thank you and your company, especially Beth Derrick.  I spoke with her by phone and told her what I was looking for.

Beth put together a few properties for us to look at.  We spent most of the day looking and comparing.  All of the properties were nice and what we were looking for.  We picked a place that suited our family and were very happy with the direction we received from Beth.

She was very organized and informative.  We were comfortable with the entire process.  I’ve been to a few closings before and that was by far the easiest.

I’m sure that my family will have many great memories at our new vacation home.

Thank you for all your help.

Scott and Liz Schultz

Dear George,

We have been through three real estate transactions with George Irish and his staff at RE/MAX of Lake Wallenpaupack-North.

George’s knowledge of the real estate market in the Lake Wallenpaupack area, as well as his connections to the various professionals whose services are necessary to bring a real estate transaction to closing, were invaluable to us in making these transactions as trouble-free as possible.

Twice during our two searches for a vacation home on the lake, George was able to keep us abreast of the market changes and steer us towards the properties that were great fits for our needs.  George advised us through the negotiation process for both purchases and the sale we went through with him in an experienced and even-handed manner.

Circumstances that arose that may have confounded a less experienced Realtor were dealt with by George and his staff efficiently and effectively, and George was available to us for help any time we needed to speak or meet with him.

We are very satisfied with the professional level of service rendered to us by George and his staff.  If we were to go through another real estate transaction in the Lake Wallenpaupack area, our first call would be to George, and we would not hesitate to recommend him to others.


George and Jennifer Pronesti

Beth Derrick, Realtor
George P. Irish, Realtor
HC6 Box 6100
Hawley, PA  18428

Dear Beth and George,

I was definitely blessed when I phoned your office a year ago and inquired about purchasing a vacation home at Lake Wallenpaupack.  You worked so hard for me in order to educate me properly about the region and properties in the area.  Beth, you kept up communication via e-mail and telephone, never making me feel pressured in anyway.

As a single woman trying to buy real estate, you took me seriously and treated me in a caring, thoughtful and professional manner.

You really went to bat for me when negotiating with the seller, while never compromising on integrity.  You are honest and trusting, an attribute rarely seen today.

Thank you for all you have done and keep doing for me.  The list of professional services you have shared with me has not let me down.

The best was when I was short for the closing and George wrote a personal check for me!  Who would do that today?!?  Maybe I better keep that quiet, I was pretty upset, but George made me feel very at ease with the process.

You both have been wonderful and patient.  As a new vacation homeowner, you walked me through everything in a very professional manner.  Thank you for all you’ve done.

Warm regards,

Marylou Findley

Dear George;

I wanted to send a short note to simply say thank you for all that you did in helping my wife Angie and I find our vacation home on Lake Wallenpaupack.

Initially (over a year ago) Angie and I started our quest with another Realtor whose professionalism, knowledge and follow up skills were virtually non-existent. After talking to my uncle (who also has a home at Lake Wallenpaupack) he recommended that I give you a call, which last September 2002 I did.

From our initial phone conversation we had to our actual home closing last week, your support was exceptional. During that seven month process both Angie and I relied on your knowledge of the lake, surrounding community and more importantly your experience to guide us to a property on the lake that truly exceeds our expectations.

Having the patience to also guide us in the direction of Andy Krempasky (Builder & Contractor) provided us the opportunity to also look past the current homes various cosmetic shortcomings. Andy and his associate Jim took our home renovation ideas and turned around a plan in record time that met both our needs and budget. Merging both the property with the look of the renovated home produced the comfort level my wife and I needed to bring all this to a close.

Lastly while I was somewhat cautious in the beginning to use both your Mortgage Consultant (Mario Leombruni) and Attorney (Jeffrey Wander) recommendations, personally I could not have found a more professional team to put all the pieces together. The entire process was handled extremely well and they could not have made it any simpler for my wife and I.

George as time progresses I will be more that happy to recommend your team’s talents to whoever asks. If I can also be of help to you as you work with other possible clients, please feel free to have them call either Angie or I. We will be sure to pass on our positive comments and recommendations about you and your team of professionals. Thanks again for your help in accomplishing a dream of ours which I am sure will provide many long lasting wonderful memories for my wife and two daughters.


Douglas Strohmeier

Dear George and Beth,

One would have to agree that buying a home would rate among the top 10 stresses in ones life. This was definitely not the case when we purchased our vacation home at Wallenpaupack Lake Estates through your office.Your professionalism and courtesy exceeded our expectations. Both of you were always available and willing to help with any questions that we might have had. Never once did we not have confidence in your abilities.

From day one, you made all aspects of buying our home an easy, effortless task. We truly appreciate your phone work, setting up appointments at a moment’s notice and handling all the paperwork along the way.

We feel that we not only found the only real estate agency that we would deal with in the Lake Wallenpaupack area, but also good friends.

All the best,

JoAnn and Robert Carroll

Dear George:

On behalf of Libby and myself, I would like to extend our sincere thanks to you, your staff, and especially to Beth Derrick for your efforts in helping us find our home in the Lake Wallenpaupack. We have had limited experience in purchasing property, but I know that the process that we were provided was an easy and pleasurable one.

Your office provided us with all of the services needed to purchase a home; from finding us a home to our liking, helping us obtain a mortgage, providing options for home inspections, assisting in securing legal representation, and generally providing guidance in the overall process. This was done in an outstanding, exceptional manner and enabled us to have a seamless, stress-free process. The entire process took a little over one month to complete.

I feel that we have gained a trusted friend in Beth. She is friendly, highly professional, honest, experienced and most helpful. Best of all, we never felt pressured or rushed to make any decisions. Her demeanor is excellent and she cares for the needs of her clients.

We would highly recommend anyone looking for property in the Lake Wallenpaupack area to contact RE/MAX of Lake Wallenpaupack-North, so they can have the same pleasurable experience that we had when purchasing a home. Thank you again!

Sincerely yours,

Mel V. Garofalo

George and Beth;

We wanted to thank you both for making the purchase of our dream vacation house possible. Beth, thank you for showing us numerous properties including the perfect property for us, a beautiful Lake Wallenpaupack lakefront. The purchase of our vacation home was far from standard. Without your persistence this purchase would never have been possible. The biggest hurdle was that because the house is a modular home built prior to 1976, banks will not grant a standard mortgage. Most buyers would have had to look elsewhere, but our family had already fallen in love with the property. George, thank you for making our dream possible by helping us to secure alternative financing means. Your experience and skills really helped. Knowing that this was the only property for us, you helped us overcome each one of the many obstacles. During the time period between the signing of the agreement and the day of settlement, we kept you both jumping, and we appreciate that you stayed constantly available. Our closing on June 27 was one of the happiest days of our lives.

We’ve already recommended you to our neighbor who is being relocated by his employer, and would recommend that everyone take advantage of your enthusiasm and experience. Once again, thank you both and we look forward to seeing you at the lake.


Joe and Patti Albanese

Dear George,

Hopefully this note will help to instill confidence and excitement in new home buyers that might be questioning whether or not they decided on the right agency to use for this important undertaking. First, I might say I was very reluctant to get involved with any real estate office. I felt buying a house was second to buying a car from a car salesman.

To my pleasant surprise, this was not the case at RE/MAX of Lake
Wallenpaupack-North, George Irish, or staff. The hardest part of purchasing our new home was making a decision on which property we wanted. George was very knowledgeable about real estate and the area, he had all the answers for any questions we could throw at him and was never tired of how many questions we did have. Best yet, he knew when to step back, when we were obviously becoming overwhelmed with homes and information. However, once we locked in on a property, he followed through with what was needed to satisfy our concerns. This even included contacting the builder to make sure some renovations to the master bath were feasible and within our budget. His hard work, professionalism and personal attention exceeded our expectations.

We now have closed on the property and are extremely happy with our purchase, especially since every aspect of the purchase was carefully watched over by George. Every detail from the initial contract, inspections, and closing was completed without stress.

The anxiety I have felt with this large purchase, and waiting to sell my current home is always reduced due to the confidence I have in the staff of RE/MAX-North. I know that there is a family out there that will be very happy in my previous home and George’s staff will find them.

Barbara and I now feel a part of George’s extended family, as I’am sure other home buyers feel. I also know that we can continue to depend on him for questions or help in the future. I would recommend George Irish with confidence to family, friends, or anyone looking for property in the area.

George, if any of your future clients have concerns or would just like to speak with previous clients, feel free to give them our name and number.

Again, thank you.

Thomas and Barbara Felcetto
Edison, NJ

Dear George and Beth:

Just a note to say thank you for all your help when it came to buying our house on the lake. Unfortunately not all realtors and people supporting the real estate industry are as professional and comprehensive as you folks.

Without your help and diligence, we may have never actually closed on the property. We look forward to working with you on the rental.

Thanks again and may 2003 bring healthy, happiness and sales your way.

Caron Anderson and Richard Kotschessa

Dear George,

Thank you, your staff and special thanks to Beth ! Wow ! We couldn’t be more pleased ! Things went so well and fast ! You have a well oiled system that works very well.

Your personal touch and hands on approach made us feel special ! You all have become friends to us. Please stop and visit !! Thanks so much for everything !

Ingrid and Dick Greaves and family


We wanted to take a moment to thank you and especially Beth Derrick for the guidance and service that was given to us in our recent lake home purchase. Your knowledge of the lake and environs was very helpful to us in making our final decision. You helped us make a dream come true!

Best regards,
Mercedes and Bob Tresca

Dear George,

We would like to thank you for all your help in finding us our first vacation home. You both spent many hours providing us with outstanding service. We were impressed from the moment we stepped into your office. You spent a lot of time with us at our initial meeting familiarizing us with Lake Wallenpaupack, which benefited us in finding a location that was suitable for our needs. Each time we visited your office we always felt very welcome and comfortable by both you and your support staff.

At our closing, we ran into a few snags with the owner whose house we were purchasing. It was a very stressful time for us and George made us feel at ease and smoothed out any problems we were facing. As owners of our own family service business, it is nice to know that other company’s value the same standards in servicing their clients that we do.

Thanks again for all your help and concern. We look forward to doing business with you again in the future.


Jeannine and Scott Kindness

Dear George,

Investing in real estate can be time consuming and risky. We have again had the pleasure of purchasing another home from you this past month. As in the past you and your office staff have exemplified professionalism and concern for our time and investment. Your telephone receptionists are always courteous, helpful and a pleasure to talk with. Your senior staff culminated the relationship with congenital instinct that was instrumental in relieving the frustrations that accompany such transactions.

Living 3 hours away and not able to oversee all necessary details to purchasing a home, you were instrumental in procuring an attorney, arranging for a home inspection to negotiating with the sellers to make repairs that would have inevitably cost us thousands of dollars in the future. Your astute knowledge of lakefront property combined with a genuine concern for your client’s interest assures me that my investment dollars are optimized.

We are compelled to take the time to thank you for all you have done for us. Not only have you been an agent for us but a true friend. Both Kathy and I are proud to have met you.

Sincerely Yours,
Pete Ferro
Brick, NJ

Dear George,

When I first walked into RE/MAX-North I thought I had done some homework on what Lake Wallenpaupack had to offer in terms of real estate.  The first think I did at RE/MAX-North was to get educated on the lake itself and property values in relation to the current market value.

You and your assistant Beth spent an enormous amount of time with me in my search for the “perfect” home. I specifically looked for a home with a boat slip, since this was where the value would be long term.

Once I found what I was looking for you helped put me in touch with all the necessary people to help me through to closing.  This service has been invaluable to me, since things do not always go as planned.

Today, as we are preparing to close this transaction I could not be happier and more relieved to finally be able to move into my new home.

I look forward to many years in the Lake Wallenpaupack area and thank you very much.

Please feel free to utilize this letter as a reference for future clients.


John Lanigan

Dear George,

The purchase of my new home has been nothing short of an adventure. From the minute Cathy and I walked into your office we were treated to the RE/MAX experience.

You took the time to educate us as to the Lake Wallenpaupack area and helped us to narrow our search.

The first trip we saw 4 homes and made an offer on one we thought was perfect. It was not meant to be.

Second trip I came without my wife and made an offer on the second home I saw. This was August 23, 2002, today is September 7, 2002 and we are headed to the closing table.

George, you and your staff have worked very hard on our behalf.  From making sure that inspections were taken care of, to confirming that we would have a boat slip, which was our primary goal in making the purchase in the first place.

We look forward to our many years in the Lake Wallenpaupack area and thank you very much.


Bob and Cathy Heinsen

Dear George,

I never do anything on the spur of the moment, let alone purchase a home.  You and your staff took the time to educate me about the Lake Wallenpaupack area and gave me the information I needed to make an informed decision. The first house we saw was the one I purchased.

You and your staff did everything to make purchase of this home as easy as possible.

I look forward to many years in the Lake Wallenpaupack area and thank you very much.

Kevin Grace

Dear RE/MAX,

In the beginning of May, my wife and I walked through your door, set on fulfilling a dream. RE/MAX-North not only helped us fulfill that dream, but also guided us through the whole process from the first offer. They helped find us all the people we needed to get to closing. We thank you all very much, and highly recommend your agency to anyone looking to find their dream home. Special thank to Rusty, and especially Beth Derrick for her tireless effort.


Joseph Falco

Dear Mr. Irish,

My wife and I just completed the acquisition of a vacation home in the Indian Rocks development at Lake Wallenpaupack. The property was listed by RE/MAX North. Beth Derrick was our agent.

We want to express our thanks to Beth and to George Irish for bringing everything together for us. They offer a “one stop menu” for prospective buyers. As the pace of life is generally hectic (certainly ours is), we found this aspect of their service very useful, if not invaluable. From providing options for home inspections, to acting as intermediaries on negotiations, to arranging legal representation and providing links to financing through RES Mortgage, they were there for us! They made this process as seamless as it could be. Buying a home can be a stressful experience. Beth and George removed all the anxiety and time pressures from this transaction. customer service is their motto. We look forward to enjoying our weekend/vacation get-away!

Thank you Beth and George!!!

Very truly yours;
Ed and Sue McCarthy

Beth Derrick and George Irish,

Just a quick note to thank you both for your outstanding service and diligence in helping us buy our lake front home. From showing us homes in a snowstorm to moving the closing date up for our convenience, your performance was outstanding. We would highly recommend you to anyone shopping for a Pocono home. Thanks again!

Wayne & Linda Carella

Dear Mr. Irish,

I wanted to take a few seconds to let you know how much Lorraine and I appreciated your quick action in helping us find a small getaway – as I put it – “In the deep,deep woods.” Coming from a shore resort area, it was important to find a place where I could curl up with a good book or sit and watch critters roam through the forest and be away from close human contact for at least a short period of time. With your assistance – and ESPECIALLY that of Beth Derrick, we found the nearly perfect location in only one day – and then managed to close on it only a few weeks later at a price I am still enjoying. What I had anticipated as a somewhat difficult process was made simple and easy. Please know that as we get to know the area and find a more permanent location even better suited to our needs, we will be back to work with you and Beth again.


Harry A. de Butts
Avalon, New Jersey

Again RE/MAX and George Irish have proven to be the winning combination to get the job done! We have experienced both sides of Real Estate as both buyers and sellers and George has made both experiences very comfortable.First, George found us the perfect house. Then assured everything went right from initial contracts to closing. Now with the sale of our old house that we just outgrew. During the sale process there were times when I felt discouraged, but George always lifted my spirits with the confidence and ability he and his staff possess. With RE/MAX, its not just the sale, but matching the right house to the buyers to make a perfect home.

I cannot thank George and staff enough for their hard work, confidence, and trust that we have shared for the last year. Barbara and I look forward to keeping the feeling of family and friendship that RE/MAX has instilled in us.

Thanks again for helping us to buy and sell with a very positive and rewarding experience.

If anyone comes in and has any questions about making the decision to buy or sell with RE/MAX, please feel free to share this note and our telephone number with them to contact us with questions.


Tom and Barbara Felcetto

Dear George:

Stan and I want to thank-you for finding us our “Dream Vacation House”. We have been looking for a second home for several years and never found the right one. When Stan contacted your real estate office, you and your assistant sent us a few pictures if lake homes with the specifications we wanted. As soon as I opened the mail, the first lake house picture was the home we’ve been looking for. We then contacted your office and you immediately accommodated us with an appointment the very next weekend. Within 15 minutes of seeing the home, we decided to make an offer. Your prompt attention and keen negotiating abilities enables us to have a signed contract within 72 hours.

From our first encounter with both you and Beth, until closing, you helped us every step of the way. As you know, both Stan and I are busy bankers and your friendly, family-oriented approach to real estate sales made buying a second home long distance an easy and pleasurable experience. In a world so busy and often impersonal, you and your staff’s customer service qualities are outstanding. Any questions we asked were answered completely and efficiently.

George and Beth, we feel like we have a trusted friend in both of you. You have truly made our dreams come true and have already referred your office to several of our friends.

Thank you again for everything and we look forward to seeing you regularly at Lake Wallenpaupack this summer!


June Webre and Stan Werley

Dear George,

Great Job! It’s not often that we receive the kind of service that compels us to compliment a job well done. Marjorie and I want to personally thank you and Beth Derrick for all of your assistance. Your candid approach and no nonsense way of doing business have been invaluable in helping us with our home purchase. As a difficult buyer we appreciate the patience and commitment you and your team were able to provide. The expertise and knowledge you have shared with us, has made our purchase on the Big Lake the best it could possibly be. We are confident we have made the best possible purchase and look forward to future endeavors with you. Thanks again for your Excellent Service!


Johan and Marjorie Hogne

Dear George,

My wife, Rose Marie, and I had long dreamed of having a lake property. We chose Lake Wallenpaupack because it is located midway between where we live in Central New York State and where our son and his family live in Pennsylvania.

On January 5, 2002, we arrived at the RE/MAX office. You gave us a good orientation to the Lake Wallenpaupack area and then set out with us to look at properties that met the criteria we had established. In mid-afternoon, we came to the property that seemed to have all the characteristics and qualities that we had been looking for–an ideal place for a second home where we could spend time with our son and his family, as well as our other children and grandchildren, from time to time. All this with what we feel is good value received.

The next morning we made an offer on the property and a deal was struck within an hour. In the process, you put us in touch with the right persons in regard to securing a mortgage, insurance, inspection, and others who were helpful to us in the process. Whenever I asked for information, you were prompt in your response.

The closing today went smoothly and we now look forward to enjoying the lake home. Not only will it be a place for family get togethers and recreation, it will also be a place where I can pursue my writing and where Rose Marie and I can have opportunity for retreat and reflection.

On behalf of our family, thanks for your tremendous assistance.

Grace and peace,

The Rev. Dr. Ronald E. Vallet

Dear George,

I am writing to express my sincere appreciation for your assistance in helping my family acquire our vacation home in Lakeville. Our dream of owning a home at the lake has been realized, largely because of you. You took the time to show us rental properties during the cold of winter and, after a wonderful rental experience, you took even more time to educate us on numerous communities around the lake. We were able to make an informed decision about the value of properties and the strengths and drawbacks of
various communities.

You have a refreshing “get it done” attitude which allowed us to go from executing an agreement to closing in less than 30 days. Your no-nonsense manner enabled us to trust you completely and avoid wasting time. These days, none of us can afford to waste any time!

If/when we decide to “trade-up” to a lakefront property, you will be the first to know. This could happen relatively soon if the electronics market and my company’s stock recover from the precipitous downturn in 2001!

Regardless of what the future brings, however, my family will enjoy many, many years of fun times and happy memories at our new home in Woodland Hills.

Please feel free to use me as a reference. I would be happy to speak to any prospective clients and attest to your sincerity, professionalism and knowledge. I can be reached at home or at work. Thanks again for your invaluable assistance with this exciting transaction.

Very truly yours,
Drew A. Moyer

Dear George,

We had a great day with Peggy and Al last Wednesday and wished they could be our neighbors. They treated us to lunch, a guided tour of the area and a charming ride around the lake in the boat, our’s soon to be.. We learned many details about “living on Lakeland Drive”.

Neither we nor the Gearharts can hardly believe how fast and smooth and cordial our transaction went thanks to your guidance, amazing skill and efficiency combined with dedication, rare qualities to find these days.

Perhaps, you should consider yet a third career in Washington DC, where your abilities could make a big difference for our country.

We look forward to our closing today. Best regards.

Klaus Meckeler, M.D.

We have been boating on Lake Wallenpaupack for over 20 years, watching all the changes around the lake. Old homes being taken down, new ones going up. When the house in Briar Hill went up for sale, we decided we should seriously consider a Lake Home purchase. That’s when we called George Irish. He was friendly, accessible and very helpful showing us around the lake. His professionalism and personal attention gave us confidence in him
as he made our search a very pleasurable experience.In less than a month, we are closing on this lovely home. With all his contacts we were able to move very quickly in a hassle free environment. He was always on top of everything and was there to answer any questions that we had. We are now ready to enjoy our new lake home.

We’ve only known George Irish for little over a month but feel we have a new friend. We would highly recommend George. He’s very friendly, honest, experienced and knows how to get your home that you want and will be there to help you, on your every need. In addition his ethical and high standards of fairness in handling price and other negotiation activities, are the best we have encountered in our experience of purchasing TEN homes.

Thanks George.

Ron and Nancy Shurter

Dear George,

When I decided to move back into the area I knew exactly whom to call to help me locate my new home. I knew I would be calling you because you had given me such excellent service in the past when you sold my house for me in Millbrook.

When I called you in December, and said that I wanted to move back into the area and would be up New Years Eve Day, you agreed to be available for me that day.

You narrowed the search down to several great homes, and within hours I had made an offer, which was accepted.

I want to thank you and your staff for everything you have done to make this transaction go as smoothly as possible.

Having sold a home through you and now with the purchase of my new home, I know that you treat every client like family.


Audrey Ulozas
Penn Woods

Dear George:

I have forwarded your Hall of Fame application to RE/MAX International and I would like to congratulate you on reaching this RE/MAX milestone!

Now you will be counted among the elite in the RE/MAX System who have earned one million dollars in their careers with RE/MAX. We at the Regional office could not be more proud of your accomplishment.

The RE/MAX Hall of Fame award is a reflection of the outstanding service you have provided as a RE/MAX Affiliate, as well as an indication of your high level of professionalism and commitment to the real estate industry.

Congratulations again!

Best regards,

Dark Kapelina
Regional Director

George P. Irish:

I’ll be handing this letter to you today as my family leaves your office, after the completion of our lake house closing. A process that from sales contract offer, to closing took only 19 days. I’m still in amazement after purchasing 6 homes, in 6 different states, that this could be accomplished in such a short time. I’m also very aware, that with a competing “cash offer” on our lake house, we wouldn’t be closing today without your guidance and connections. A value can’t be put on the experience you bring to your clients, and the know how to get the sale closed.
I would also like to go on the record stating, you delivered on everything you told us during our buying process! While many realtors may be driven by the commission generated from a sale, you repeatedly put my families interests and desires ahead of your own financial rewards. I’m confident that philosophy is why you are such a successful realtor and businessman!
My entire family thanks you for your efforts and results! We also know that in the future, when we have another real estate need, you will be the realtor we call. When any of our friends have a real estate need, we will recommend you emphatically as the realtor that will get the job done right. If any of your future clients are looking for a recommendation, please give them our name and number. We would be happy to share our story with them.


Alan and Gina Johnson
Easton, PA


We received your thank you card in today’s mail. You shouldn’t be thanking us, it’s us that should be thanking you! We love the new lake home! Thank you and your team for all your help in getting the house closed.


Alan and Gina Johnson
5 Oakview

Dear George,

Thank you for helping us to purchase our Lakefront home without any hitches. It has been a wonderful experience and we look forward to you selling our other home for us.


William and Sylvia Murray

Dear George,

When we bought our lakefront home back in March everything went without a hitch. I am sorry to say that when we sold our lakefront home things did not go as smoothly. However you and your staff handled every detail of the transaction with the precision of a well oiled machine, items were taken care of in an efficient and timely manner and today we are closing.

Thank you for a job well done.


William and Sylvia Murray

George and Beth,

I hope you and your staff enjoyed the bagels and muffins I dropped off at your office this morning. George – I know you are diabetic so I passed on the really tempting sweet stuff at the bakery! I just wanted to wish you a Happy New Year. Sorry I missed you.

Your receptionist said you were with clients, so I presume you are working hard as usual. You could be in sunny Florida, but you are working hard in PA. I thought about you this morning since it was such an ugly winter day. It was an ugly winter day in 2001 when you took so much time to show us rental properties on the lake. That was proof that you invest in long-term relationships. Unexpectedly, that day led to a fun family week in a rental property, the purchase of our first home at the lake, the sale of that house 3 years later and our move into this beautiful new Lakefront Development log home on the lake that we love so much! You made it all easy for us.

I need to catch up with Ron and Nancy. Their new home is looking great. I can’t wait to see it when it’s finished in the Spring. They are wonderful neighbors and I wish we could spend more time together. Maybe when Mindy and I retire . . .

Feel free to use my comments as a referral. I know your business depends on it. Hope to see you soon.

Best regards,
Drew A. Moyer

Dear George,

I wanted to take a moment, to thank you and the other principles of Lakefront Development, for living up to your slogan, of “Making Dreams Come True”. We are in our new home, which your company built for us and we are living our dream.I thank you and Beth Derrick personally, for taking a concerned interest in us, from day one of our meeting. You both displayed a professional and knowledgeable approach, to the journey we were about to engage in, the building of our new home. You demonstrated sincerity and an honest concern for our new home requisites and provided the necessary guidance, to insure we received the most for our investment. The result is a quality home, of which we are proud.

The personnel your company provided for the actual construction, proved, to be professionals in their respective fields of endeavor. The initial “Project Manager”, Frank Vitovich, was accommodating and showed he cared about the house he was putting together for us. He was followed up by Bill Black, another gentleman, who made us feel that he wanted us to be happy with our house project and make it the best he could for us. These two professionals provided us a sense of trust and confidence in Lakefront Development and the retirement home they were building fur us. The sub-contractors, such as Mike Molisso & Son heating and air conditioning, Peter J. Larkin of CRL Electric Corp., Terry Eschbach of Palmerton Lumber Company and others, were all courteous, concerned professionals, who knew their jobs, answered our questions and gave us an overall feeling of well being, with this project. Rob and Brian, who were on site practically every day, assisting the project managers, were two people we could also count on to make sure things were done right.

I would be remiss, if I failed to mention two other important people in our new house story. From the very beginning, Paul Lloyd of R.E.S. Mortgage Corporation, was always available, to intelligently answer questions about financing and we thank him for all the time he spent with us, discussing it. We also owe a debt of special thanks, to Our friend Chris, the office manager for Lakefront Development. She proved to be an invaluable asset, as a contact person between us and the important people at Lakefront Development and the project sub-contractors.

As I mentioned in the beginning, our journey has successfully ended and we are living our dream, in our new home. We thank the Lakefront Development Corporation and all those who participated, in making a beautiful home, for my wife and I to share in our retirement years, “THANK YOU ALL”.

Brad Buschow

Dear Beth,

We just wanted to drop you a note to let you know what a pleasure it has been working with you.

We walked in off the street, told you what we were looking for, and here we are 30 days later!

Thanks to you, we hope to have many great years at the lake.


Deb & Greg Doxsey

To: George P. Irish and Beth Derrick

Thank you for helping us realize our dream of finally owning a country home has finally come true. As I stood on the back porch and watched deer stroll gracefully through the forest a feeling of peace began to surround me and warm my heart, so I can’t wait to fully start to enjoy this wonderful atmosphere. Thank You!!

Yleana & Robert Pequero



I want to emphasize the great work that your assistant, Beth Derrick, contributed to the purchase of our home. From the 1st day she showed us the house, until the very last detail of solving the mitigation, she was very kind in assisting us at any time.

*Please be aware that we are very pleased and happy with the way she has treated us. Thank you!

Yleana & Robert Pequero

Dear George,

What can I say, except to reiterate what I said after our first transaction together three years ago? You have a refreshing “get it done” attitude which facilitates simple agreements, quick closings, happy buyers and happy sellers! Your no-nonsense manner enables clients like Mindy and me to trust you consistently and completely. You don’t waste anyone’s time.

It is a real joy to work with you and Beth. (Please pass this along to her, too.) Now – three transactions later – you continue to impress me with your responsiveness and client service. You have represented me as both a buyer and seller. Your desire to be fair to all parties involved in a transaction transcends the normal conflicting interests of each party and allows all parties to feel satisfied with the transaction and – more importantly – to remain good friends!

Please take Mindy and me up on our open invitation to you and any of your clients when they are researching the different communities on the Lake. We would be happy to speak to any prospective clients and attest to your sincerity, professionalism and knowledge. As proud owners of a beautiful new log home, we are also happy to show off the quality of construction of Lakefront Development.

We wish you much continuing success. You have certainly helped us achieve our objectives with great success!

Very truly yours,

Drew A. Moyer

Dear George,

On the way home from the lake last week, Pat and I were talking about what we had accomplished with your help and guidance. As you know, we had spent three years visiting the lake working with other realtors in our search to find the right location and home we so much look forward to having for ourselves, our children and grandchildren to enjoy. It was a frustrating three years. So many times we got close but backed away because it just did not feel right.When we met you for the first time, you took the time to get to know us and determine what we wanted. You were very sincere with your advice and very thorough in your efforts to secure the property we have been looking for. I will say at times I did not think we could accomplish what you believed we could, however, you very profitably proved me wrong. I think the one situation that proved to me beyond any doubt of your sincerity and integrity was when we first began negotiating for the property. I think you had the opportunity to mislead us and you could have purchased it yourself which you told us you would do and make a nice profit on it, however, you looked out for us first.

You’re now building our home which if you are not keeping score this makes four transactions with you in five months. Here again, you took the time to know what we wanted to accomplish and given us a proposal that would allow us to achieve our dream vacation home.

Both Pat and I believe we have made a friend who will look out for our wellbeing and be there when needed.

Now don’t get a big head over this, but we want to say “thank you” and look forward to a long term friendship.


Pat and Rich

PS: If you would like to share this with potential new clients, go right ahead. In fact, have them call us.

Dear Beth Derrick,

My wife and I appreciate your help and assistance to buy our new home. Thank you for the time and effort you put toward completing this transaction. We hope to do further business with you in the future. Thank you and George P. Irish for your time.


Oleg and Inessa Dukhan

Dear George,

My family and I have now owned our wonderful lake front home for a month and I want to thank you and your staff for making this adventure such an outstanding experience. Your extensive knowledge of Lake Wallenpaupack made our choice of buying on your lake an easy one. In just two trips we found the level, lake front property we were hoping for. It was surprising how easily everything came together, from the initial offer to the closing in your offices. You were able to smooth over any glitch that came up, especially the foot-dragging of my mortgage lender. (Next time I’ll use your recommendation!)

Beth, you deserve a special thanks. You really saved me on the day of closing! Your patience went above and beyond what I could have hoped for. I truly enjoyed our rides in your car and how easy to was to talk with you. It was nice to be able to pick the brain of someone who is so knowledgeable of the local area.

George, your friendly professionalism made my husband and I feel very confident in our decision to buy on Lake Wallenpaupack. My son, Alex, loved hearing all your fishing tips. He is especially excited to try using hot hogs for bait! It wasn’t just the professional side of our experience that was special, it was the personal side as well. I know that my family and I could recommend your services, and those of your terrific staff without a second thought. And since we are practically neighbors, we’ll be sure to wave to you across the cove!

Thanks again for all your help.


Josette Taylor

Hi George and Beth,

Marion and I hope all is well with you both. We just wanted to thank you both again for the nice job in helping us find our vacation home in the Wallenpaupack area. You were very professional, informative and we appreciate how you walked us through the closing process. We have some family and friends that are also interested in purchasing a vacation home the Wallenpaupack area and we will strongly recommend your services to them. Thanks again and we hope to see you on the Lake.


John and Marion Olsen


Thank you for all your help in finding me the perfect vacation home. Not every real estate agent takes such a personal interest in their clients even going so far as to get my car out of a ditch! I love my new house; it’s exactly what I was looking for. You were indispensable during the closing process. I especially appreciated the concierge list. Thanks again and I’ll see in town!

Debbie Ambrose

Dear George and Beth,

Please accept our thanks and appreciation for your professional ability, honesty and tenacity. Without your dedication, our transaction would not have reached fruition. In spite of the hurdles of the appraisers and mortgage companies, you continued your faith in us and your willingness to explore every avenue prevailed in the end.

Your service is without peer. It has been a pleasure dealing with the two of you, and we look forward to working with you again in the future.

Because of you, our dream of owning a condo at Cove Point is a reality. We hope you will visit us as we settle into #205, and accept our hospitality as friends.


Rick and Carol Koup

As we prepare to close on our vacation home purchase, we want to thank Beth Derrick for a wonderful job in what turned out to be a long search. We started out as naïve, and probably fairly picky, searchers as we pursued our dream to own a home in the Poconos. Beth did a good job of sensing “where we were” at various stages of the process, and very professionally guided us throughout.Altogether, it took us over a year to find the home that was right for us. Beth provided us with a steady stream of properties to consider. She never tired (or seemed to tire) of our emails and calls. At one point about six months into our search, a property she referred looked perfect to us. We agreed on a price with the seller, and at the last second the seller decided to take the property off the market due to personal issues. It wasn’t Beth’s fault, though she was quite sympathetic and worked with the seller’s realtor to provide us with a thorough explanation of what happened. We sensed that she was on our side, an advocate. That helped us to deal with our disappointment.

In the end, it turned out for the best as we ended up with a lakefront house, that we love, in our price range. There are many details that go into a house transaction, and Beth, as our buyers’ agent, has been an effective voice on our behalf. She was a good sounding board in helping us formulate our offer. She communicated well the key things we needed to know in subsequent weeks, and was vigilant in gently reminding us about the (many) things we forgot. She also provided us with a realistic perspective from the beginning about the house’s plusses and minuses. We feel confident that we are making a practical decision with this purchase. This is important, in that buyers pursuing a “dream” home can always use a proper sense of perspective.

In summary, we want to express our gratitude to Beth and recommend her for your real estate transaction. Please contact us if you wish for more information.


John and Kim Empson

Dear George & Beth,

My wife and I want to extend our appreciation and thanks for the professional service your office and staff provided in our search for our second home.

To anyone who wants to know how we connected up with the ReMax North office, here is our story. My job requires that I have easy access to transportation routes in my northeastern market place, from Bangor, ME to Buffalo, NY, with a heavy emphasis in the metro NY/NJ corridor. Our months of arduous searching for our second home and frustrations dealing with a lot of disinterested realtors not to mention the many hours spent roaming all over eastern NY and western MA & CT abruptly came to a welcomed end. Up until then it was becoming a real challenge for us. On a July Sunday we happened to drop into the ReMax North office. Here we were greeted warmly by staff and introduced to Beth. Unlike many other agencies and agents that we had dealt with, Beth showed a real interest in what we were looking for. She took diligent notes during our interviews. In addition to my wife’s desires and convenience needs, I also had specific needs for setting up and running a home office as well.

We enjoy living in a more relaxed rural country setting so our search was to find the best of both worlds. Beth contacted us a couple of days after our initial visit with some listings to review as well as arranging some appointment dates. What we especially liked was her suggestions on areas to avoid and areas to focus in on. With her and George’s help within a very short time we found exactly what we wanted plus more. We were also extremely impressed on how both George and Beth made our transaction go smoothly and quick. Within a month of our commitment, we were setting up our new home.

George and Beth, your personable treatment and attention to details made our transaction with you a pleasurable experience. We would highly recommend ReMax North and your services to anyone.

Again many thanks!

Kind regards,

Dick and Jean March

Dear George,

Carl and I would like to thank you for finding us exactly what we were looking for. Beth Derrick was persistent, helpful and looked out for our best interest at all times.

When we are in the market for selling or buying in the future, we will definitely be back to RE/MAX-North with Mr. Irish and Beth Derrick.

Thank you again.

Carl and Barbara Toth

Dear George,

The service we received in the last year from your office made our decision making easier. Not only did Beth keep us up to date as to what was on the market, but she listened to our needs and then found us our vacation home. My father used to always tell us to go the extra mile for it will pay off in the end . . . and besides you will like yourself for doing it. The George Irish office certainly proved that right. After the sale there was continued interest in our well being with lists of services we might need and personal attention. Best of all we have gained some new friends in Pennsylvania.


Peter and Marlin Moore

Dear George,

We want to thank you for another wonderful real estate experience.  We appreciated your professional expertise when we purchased our first waterfront home on Lake Wallenpaupack, and you have equaled that performance in assisting us when we needed to sell our home.  The process went quickly and smoothly, in spite of the unique requirements of the buyers.  You have an effective problem solving mentality which seeks solutions and compromises when necessary.  You get the job done, with the best interests of your clients your top priority.  We appreciate how well you handled the entire process.

We want to express our compliments also to Beth, who works tirelessly to ensure that the details are handled.  Her assistance in arranging for a terrific “crew” of young men to help move us out was invaluable.  We simply could not have done it without them, and they were such delightful guys.

If we ere to be looking for property at Lake Wallenpaupack in the future, we would definitely call on your services again.  We wish you continued success in your business there.


Lowell and Susan McAdam

Dear George,

Susan and I wanted to send along our thanks for the outstanding job that you, Beth Derrick and the RE/MAX team did in the recent purchase of our home on the lake. We have been wanting a place on the lake for a long time and when this house became available we were anxious to act. The information you provided was crucial to negotiating a fair and comprehensive purchase agreement. When you indicated we could close in 10 days, we were excited but a little skeptical. True to your word, things began to happen fast and the following Friday we were enjoying the view from our deck. The concierge service and the contractor recommendations have also been extremely helpful as we go about the process of making the house our own.

You have a great team whose attention to detail and thoroughness has surpassed any real estate transaction we have had in any location across the country. We will freely pass along our recommendation to friends who might be looking in the area and please feel free to use us as a reference for those that are interested in using your real estate services. You can be assured that if and when the need arises in the future, you will receive our first call.

We hope to see you around the lake.

Lowell and Susan McAdam

Dear Beth,

My husband, Dave and I would like to thank you and all the staff at Remax for making our purchase of our cabin in Promised Land a positive one. We came to Remax after having had a horrible experience at another realtor. You took our dream of owning a vacation home and made it a reality in just over 30 days, which we find amazing. Words cannot express how grateful we are to you and everyone at R.E.S. Mortgage for making our dream come true.


Lisa and David Balash

Dear George,

Jane and I thoroughly enjoyed our time with you and your staff last week. Beth was very accommodating and it is interesting to see how the lake has changed over the years.

I am particularly appreciative of your willingness to show us your facility. It is a wonderful example of a family with vision, determination, and resolve. I liked the way you created privacy yet openness. I also like the way you greet your clients in a relaxed yet professional manner by the way the lobby is designed.

Best to you and your staff and should Jane and I desire the services of a professional realty firm, you would be our choice.


Donald P. Moyer

George and Beth,

Steve and I would like to thank you for your efforts that resulted in the purchase of our home in Lakeland Colony, at Lake Wallenpaupack. It was impressive to see how knowledgeable you were, not only within the realm of real estate, but also regarding the area of real estate that you represent. We appreciated your level of professionalism and candidness, and were further struck by your personable/down-to-earth qualities as an individual in general. A combination that we feel makes for a win-win situation for all involved. Being able to meet the needs of the client and provide an atmosphere of confidence for the clients, was successfully and most naturally achieved by you. Both Beth and George Irish, fast paced but systematic within the process, were truly in tune to our tastes and what we were looking for as consumers. The style of home we initially described and the home we were shown, completely matched the look and feel we were in pursuit of.

Organization, efficiency and quality service shines within this company and its staff. Without a doubt, Re/Max Real Estate will be revisited should we be interested in any future property purchases.

Sincerely & with much gratitude,

Stephen & Chris Paroby

Dear George,

Talk about our heads spinning. Three weeks ago we placed a bid on a house and now we are on our way to the closing.

Because of George Irish’s expertise in the real estate business, he guided us through this ordeal without a hitch.

We still can’t imagine that this was done stress-free on our part.

We’ve even bragged to our friends and relatives about George’s capable assistance and we have recommended his services to anyone who will listen.

He’ll be the first and only one we will see when we are ready to sell.

Thanks George.

Yours truly,

Darryl and Carolyn Nicol

To Whom It May Concern:

I would like to take this opportunity to express my thanks and gratitude to the staff of Re/Max of Lake Wallenpaupack. Specifically, I would like to thank both Beth Derrick and George Irish for the professional and courteous treatment I received.

In early December of 2002, I contacted Re/Max from my home in New Jersey to arrange a home buying visit. I had decided to buy a second home as a place to relax as well as for the investment potential, although I knew nothing about the area.

Upon my arrival, I was treated to a very informative briefing about the lake and the surrounding area. This was of enormous assistance to me in determining the best investment potential of a home in my price range.

Beth had arranged for me to view a number of homes and I am happy that I took the time to see them all. The tour she arranged gave me an overview of the area and allowed me to make a thoughtful comparison of each home. Oddly enough, I fell in love with the last house we viewed that day.

One month later, I am now the proud owner of a lovely vacation home in beautiful Lake Wallenpaupack!

I would recommend, without hesitation, the folks of Re/Max at Lake Wallenpaupack. If you are considering buying a home in the area, you have taken the first intelligent step in the process by stopping at their office!

Good Luck Hunting!

Ann M. Jones