John Monaghan Realtors, Kutztown PA

Joseph Ludwig

Office: 610.683.5333 x111
Cell: 610.207.6990

Joe is a Berks County native raised in the Kutztown area and a 1962 graduate of Kutztown High School. Upon completion of his military service in the United States Navy from 1964 to 1967, Joe attended Kutztown State College which is now Kutztown University and in 1971 received a BA liberal arts degree with a concentration in geography.

After several sales jobs and several years in social work, he began his real estate career in 1979 with John Monaghan Realtors in Allentown. In late 1980 Joe opened a branch office in Kutztown for John Monaghan Realtors. Along with partner, Jeff Sicher, the office was purchased from John Monaghan Realtors in 1985 but continued to fly the Monaghan flag.

Joe is a broker-owner of the company as well as a Pennsylvania State Certified Appraiser. He also serves on the Reading-Berks Association of Realtors Standards and Ethics Committee as a co-chairperson.

Personal enjoyments include golf and fishing.

Along with partners, Jeff Sicher and Brighton Reinert, Joe has dedicated his professional career to meeting the real estate needs of the residents of Berks County!

Jeffrey Sicher, SRES

Office: 610.683.5333 x109
Cell: 610.207.7174

Born and raised in Berks County, I have a great understanding in not only the value of real estate, but also the value of living in Berks County. I enjoy local history, travel and canoeing. I have reprsented several generations of families.

For over 35 years I have been working with individuals and businesses helping my clients be comfrortable in making their decisions.


Career Summary

  • Over 35 years of experience in real estate, marketing of residential and commercial/industrial properties, farms and acreage
  • Partner of John Monaghan Group of Kutztown Realtors


  • Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)
  • Certified Residential Broker (CRB)
  • Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI)
  • Dale Carnegie Sales Training Course
  • Real Estate licensing courses at Penn State University
  • Broker Appraiser

Professional Experience

  • 1980: Began sales career with Farm and Home Realty, specializing in the sales and marketing of agricultural farms, gentleman farms and large parcels of land
  • 1981: Began working at Monaghan Group Realtors as a real estate sales associate
  • 1985: Successfully completed Broker’s exam and obtained Broker’s license
  • 1986-Present: Development Consultation and Management
  • 1998-2000: First Vice President, Kutztown Area Chamber of Commerce
  • 2000-2002: President, Kutztown Area Chamber of Commerce
  • 2004: Advisory Board, Berks County Senior Citizens Council
  • 2006-2013: Board of Directors, Reading-Berks Association of Realtors
  • 2009-2013: Board of Directors, Pennsylvania Association of Realtors
  • 2012: President, Reading Berks Association of Realtors
  • Former Board Member of Kutztown Area Historical Society
  • Former Kutztown University Business and Industry Campaign Leader

Brighton Reinert

Office: 610.683.5333 x110
Cell: 610.207.6690

I have been in the real estate business since 1988 and enjoy working closely with buyers and sellers and helping them with their real estate needs.

During my career I have been involved in the listing and selling of new home construction, existing homes, land, commercial properties and industrial properties.


Joanne Yoder

Office: 610.683.5333 x106
Cell: 610.762.4386

    As a licensed Realtor with Monaghan since 2006, I very much enjoy assisting clients in achieving their real estate goals by providing experienced advice and excellent service. Solid business and relationship skills, designations such as Accredited Buyer Representative and e-Pro (internet proficiency) as well as continued study in areas such as real estate investor guidance and transition to "green" living are useful tools I'll put to work for you.

Involvement in the community includes:

  • Trustee - Kutztown Community Library
  • Member - Friends of the Kutztown Community Library
  • Member - Kutztown Area Garden Club
  • Penn State Berks Co. Master Gardener

Personal Interests:

  • Grandchildren!
  • Gardening
  • Skiing
  • Australian Shepherds

Sue Bernhard

Office: 610.683.5333 x119
Cell: 610.780.0066

I am a resident of Longswamp Township and a 1984 graduate of Kutztown University. I received my license in 1987 and have helped hundreds of local people buy and sell their properties. I have experience in both residential construction and real estate appraisal which provides me with an excellent background to handle all types of real estate transactions. I often start working with Sellers months before they put their house on the market, making suggestions for improvements to help my sellers get the BEST price in the least amount of time possible. Proper Pricing and Preparation make the difference!! Call me for your FREE seller consultation and market analysis.

I also enjoy working with buyers and work to educate first time home buyers on the entire process so they can successfully purchase their first home.

~*~I work to get Buyers and Sellers to SOLD~*~

Christopher King


Office: 610.683.5333 x118

Cell: 610.390.0479

Currently a resident of Mertztown. Besides helping clients with their real esate needs, Chris enjoys spending time with his family and cycling.

Kim Butz


Office: 610.683.5333 x112

Cell: 484.695.9394

As a lifelong resident of Lehigh County, currently residing in Macungie, I can provide my clients with personal local knowledge in both the Berks County and Lehigh Valley markets. I graduated from Emmaus High School in 1986 and attended LCCC and East Stroudsburg University for Hotel and Restaurant Management. My professional experiences have enabled me to acquire and maintain a diverse group of business and personal contacts throughout the area.

My excellent customer service skills and dedication to my clients will ensure that you have the best experience possible and find the home that best fits all of your wants and needs. My success with clients comes from my ability to truly listen to what they are looking for, my availability to answer questions and get answers, and my thoroughness in the follow up and execution.

Together we can make house hunting an enjoyable adventure!

Taylor Bortz


Office: 610.683.5333 x120

Cell: 610.207.8256

A Berks County native, I have grown to know and cherish this beautiful area I work and live in. I graduated from Brandywine Heights High School and received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management at Kutztown University. Having experience in business and customer service, I'm willing to go over and beyond for you in searching for your new home or selling your current one. I am a hard worker and a great listener, and I won't stop until you have reached your real estate goals. I look forward to helping you with every step in your next real estate transaction!

Denise Rogers


Office: 610.683.5333 x107

Cell: 484.793.1648

John Galbraith


Office: 610.683.5333 x116

Cell: 610.763.7606