April 08, 2008 // Franchising.com // MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. - Weichert, Realtors®, one of the nation's largest privately held real estate companies, announced it will now offer a real estate auction course through the Weichert Real Estate School. Weichert is the first real estate school in New Jersey to offer the newly-developed class, titled "Introduction to Real Estate Auction."
Developed by the Auction Department of the National Association of REALTORS®, "Introduction to Real Estate Auction" has been designed specifically for real estate professionals who are interested in introducing real estate auction to their sellers and buyers and working effectively in an auction environment. The course is not intended to certify or accredit real estate professionals to be auctioneers, but students who wish to pursue a career as an auctioneer should note that this course counts as the first day of the six day National Association of Auctioneers (NAA) Accredited Auctioneer Real Estate (AARE) designation.
"At the Weichert Real Estate School, we take pride in remaining at the forefront of real estate education with our cutting-edge courses and resources," said Lou Cecconi, director of the Weichert Real Estate School in New Jersey. "With statistics indicating a dramatic increase in the popularity of the real estate auction, we felt that it was necessary to provide interested real estate professionals in New Jersey with access to a course on the topic."
An intense and accelerated real estate marketing process, the real estate auction involves the public sale of property through competitive bidding and represents a fast-growing business niche. The NAA found that residential real estate auction grew more than 46 percent from 2004 to 2007. In 2007, the real estate auction market as a whole generated more than $58.4 billion in sales.
"Introduction to Real Estate Auction" is open to all real estate professionals. For more information, contact the Weichert Real Estate School at www.SchoolsofRealEstate.com or at 1-800-544-3000.
Weichert has nearly 18,000 sales associates in more than 500 company-owned and franchised sales offices in key markets throughout the U.S. A family of full-service real estate and financial services companies, Weichert helps customers buy and sell both residential and commercial real estate, and streamlines the delivery of mortgages and home and title insurance. For more information, Weichert's customer service center can be reached at 1-800-USA-SOLD or at Weichert's Web site, www.weichert.com. Each Weichert franchised office is independently owned and operated.