July 28, 2008 // Franchising.com // MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. – Weichert, Realtors® is proud to announce that Mike Montsko, president of Weichert Lead Network, has been selected as a member of Zillow.com's newly formed Broker Advisory Board. Montsko and nine other influential leaders in the real estate industry were chosen for this prestigious position to provide insight on existing Zillow® services and evaluate ideas for future products and services.
"In selecting our Broker Advisory Board, we wanted a range of different types of companies represented—both franchise and independent, large and small, national and regional," said Jorrit Van der Meulen, Zillow's vice president of partner relations. "We asked people whom we know to be leaders in the industry, and we believe this Board will help us in planning and building our products and services in a way that serves the real estate community to our full potential."
As president of the Weichert Lead Network, Montsko oversees Weichert.com and the company's overall Internet presence. Montsko played a lead role in developing Weichert's state-of-the-art customer contact center, which uses sophisticated technology to deliver responsive personal service to online and 800-number customers seven days a week. He has also been distinguished as one of the '100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders' by Inman News.
"Mike's exceptional insight and innovative thinking have significantly influenced the real estate industry," said Van der Meulen. "We are excited to have him as a part of our Broker Advisory Board."
The Zillow Broker Advisory Board members will meet with the company's partner relations team multiple times each year, both at Zillow's headquarters in Seattle and elsewhere.
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.