This year marks 49 years in business for local real estate company Davis R. Chant Realtors.

Sprung from a chance summer office job that Davis Chant took 54 years ago, Chant Realtors is still excelling and leading the area in real estate sales almost half a century later. Between their seven offices, Chant led the Pike/Wayne Multi-List Service (MLS) in volume of sales, selling more than $140 million in property in 2012.

Dave Chant was simply looking for a summer construction job while home from college in 1958 when he found, instead, an office job at Sagamore Resort in Milford, PA. It was the beginning of the Pocono lot development hey-day and that summer Chant found himself selling lots of what is now known as Sagamore Estates. This led to the opening of his own real estate business five years later - Davis R. Chant Realtors.

"Today, Chant Realtors continues its tradition of excellent customer service. The hardworking professionals at Chant look forward to helping even more people find their home matches in Pike and Wayne counties in 2013," said Chant officals.