February 02, 2009 // Franchising.com // Morris Plains, N.J. – In a time when many Americans saw economic hardship, the Weichert Family of Companies remained committed to service by participating and sponsoring over 170 events and fundraisers in 2008. Weichert sales associates and employees gave their time, talent, and monetary contributions, to continue Weichert's tradition of generosity and support for the needs of the community.
Weichert employees and sales associates worked with numerous non-profit organization such as the American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and Habitat for Humanity, to raise funds and collect thousands of items for those in need throughout the United States.
"Every year, we have the unique privilege of interacting with hundreds of families daily, so it has always been important to us that we work towards improving the quality of life for those we serve by participating in numerous community projects," said James M. Weichert, president and founder of Weichert, Realtors®. "I find it personally rewarding to see Weichert's spirit of service is not based on the current state of the market but instead on compassion and kind heartedness of our associates and employers.
Highlights of Weichert's community service activities in 2008 include:
Weichert has nearly 18,000 sales associates in approximately 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. Each Weichert franchised office is independently owned and operated.