Weichert Real Estate Affiliates Adds Five New Franchise Offices to Its Growing Roster
September 10, 2008 // Franchising.com // Morris Plains, N.J. – Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc., the franchise arm of Weichert, Realtors®, continued its nation-wide growth in July and August with the addition of several new affiliates and the expansion of an existing franchise. In total, five new offices joined the Weichert Real Estate Affiliates roster, which now serves over 330 markets in 36 states.
In welcoming the new affiliates, Martin J. Rueter, president of Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, said, "Seeing top real estate companies from coast to coast align with us as the best course for their future underscores the power of the Weichert business model. We look forward to working in concert with our new affiliates to implement Weichert's systems and provide the highest quality customer experience in the industry."
New affiliates that joined the Weichert network include:
- WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Joe Orr & Associates, Tullahoma, Tenn.; Serving Tullahoma for 23 years, this company is owned by Broker Joe Orr.
- WEICHERT, REALTORS® - The Realty Group, Inc., Sudbury, Mass.; Weichert's newest New England franchise is owned by Broker Carole Santagata.
- WEICHERT, REALTORS® - ProSouth, Florence, Ala.; John Rusevlyan and Duane and Eugene Sak are the owners of Weichert's new affiliate in the Yellowhammer State.
- WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Welcome Home, Raleigh, N.C.; Continuing Weichert's expansion in the South, this company is owned by Jim and Faye Wilson.
In addition to these new offices, existing affiliate WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Unique Homes, owned by Tim Davis with Brokers Monika B. Newman and Frank H. Shoptaugh, added a new branch office. Located in Colorado Springs, Colo., the new office is named WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Pikes Peak Group. Also, Kathleen Rebhan, broker/owner of WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Rebhan & Associates located in Charlotte, N.C., announced the company's expansion with a new office in Statesville, N.C.
Weichert Real Estate Affiliates launched its first franchised office in January 2002 and currently serves some 330 markets in 36 states.
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.