Arlene Wayns–Thomas
About / Bio
Is the President and founder of Reliance Realty, LLC a Pennsylvania minority owned and operated full service real estate firm serving Philadelphia, and Eastern Montgomery Counties. The company was founded in 2003 and built on the strength of a season professional with high standards and strong advocacy skills. Arlene has maintained a positive presence in the Philadelphia business industry. Reliance Realty offers residential, commercial, investment, property management, rentals and housing consultant services. Arlene Wayns–Thomas is a sough after Pennsylvania licensed real estate Broker with more than twenty-five consecutive years of experience in the real estate industry.

In 2015 she became Regional Broker of rentals and Valuations in the MSA of Philadelphia, PA. for Altisource, Inc. Altisource is a national organization providing services and technology for the mortgage and real estate industries. In 2017 she was awarded contract with the Philadelphia Housing Authority to provide real estate and related services. The Philadelphia Housing Authority the largest housing agency in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania and forth largest in the nation.

She is a HUD certified Property Manager, (PHM) and Accredit Resident Manager, (ARM) certified by the Institute of Real Estate Management, Inc and CPM candidate. She graduated from Temple University with bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies attended Temple University ‘s post graduate school of Housing Management Institute and Temple University’s Fox school of business and attended master’s program at Temple University in social Administration. She is a noted successful professional in Marques Who who’s of America women, Marquis Who’s Who in finance and Industry and Marques Who Who’s of Emerging Leader in America. In July of 2018, Arlene became a candidate for lifetime achievement award for marques who’s Who in America.

In 2014 Arlene Wayns–Thomas was installed in as the 36th President of the Philadelphia Metropolitan Board of Realtist, the local chapter of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers., the oldest African American Trade Association in America, promoting democracy in housing. She has provided many years of services to the organization as Vice President and member of the Women’s Council. In July of 2018, was elected to the Board of Directors of the national Association of Real Estate Brokers as Regional Vice President of Region III.

Arlene Wayns–Thomas is a accomplished real estate, social service and heathcare Executive who has served in various capacities; Broker/Owner of Real Estate office, Instructor/Trainer, Executive Director for a multi-dimensional elder health care facility, successful managing Director of HUD funded programs and services for low and moderate-income families and Senior Service provider in the Philadelphia area. Arlene Wayns–Thomas was selected as a Pennsylvania congressional delegate to the White House conference on Aging under President Clinton Administration. She has continually served as a willing advocate for social and economic change for minorities.


President – Philadelphia Metropolitan Board of Realtist (PMBR)
Member – the national Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB)
Women’s Council of NAREB and Philadelphia
The National Association of Realtors
Executive board member – Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association
Trustee of Triumph Baptist Church 1989 – 2009
Member of Triumph Baptist Church


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