February 06, 2012 // Franchising.com // Jim Weichert, president and founder of Weichert, Realtors®, and Mike Robinson, president of Weichert’s affiliated companies, announced that Pat Hoferkamp has been named president of Weichert Referral Associates Co., Inc. Hoferkamp will be responsible for leading strategic initiatives focusing on the growth of Weichert’s referral business and managing the company’s day-to-day operations.
A real estate industry veteran, Hoferkamp brings more than 34 years of experience to her new role. Recognized as a real estate industry leader, throughout her career, Hoferkamp has held numerous sales and management positions, and has also owned her own boutique real estate company.
“We are extremely proud to welcome someone of Pat’s ability to the Weichert team,” said Jim Weichert. “Pat’s depth of experience, real estate acumen, and success in personal interaction and analytical decision making positions both Pat and Weichert Referral Associates well for continued success and growth.”
Throughout her career, Hoferkamp has held numerous management positions including serving six years as president and COO of Burgdorff Realtors ERA in Parsippany, N.J. Under her direction, the company was the number-one ERA company nationwide. Shortly after earning her real estate license, Hoferkamp founded a boutique real estate company in Woodcliff Lake, N.J., which was later acquired by Burgdorff and led to a corporate position.
In addition to her work in the real estate industry, Hoferkamp is active within the local community. In the past, she has served on the editorial advisory board for the Garden State Woman magazine and was on the board of directors for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey for seven years, serving as its chairperson for two of those years. Hoferkamp has also been recognized by various organizations including the Women’s Fund of New Jersey, College Club of Ridgewood and the Boy Scouts, among others.
Hoferkamp is a native of New Milford, N.J., and a current resident of Hopatcong, N.J. She graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas College, earning a bachelor’s degree in English, and participated in the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School CEO Series Leadership program.
Established in 1982 as part of the Weichert Family of Companies and now brokered in 24 states, Weichert Referral Associates Co., Inc. is a network that consists of active real estate licensees who have chosen to direct business to full-time real estate professionals. Weichert Referral Associates currently holds the licenses of more than 10,000 associates who have the ability to supplement their income by referring business to full-time sales associates. For more information on becoming a Weichert referral associate, call 1-800-544-3308 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. To become a Weichert referral associate, it’s necessary to obtain a real estate license.
Since 1969, Weichert, Realtors has grown from a single office into one of the nation’s leading providers of homeownership services by putting its customers first. 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. Weichert leverages its customer website, www.weichert.com, one of the most visited real estate websites in the nation, to help families and individuals realize the dream of homeownership through quick and easy access to listing information and the services of its real estate professionals nationwide. For more information, Weichert's customer service center can be reached at 1-800-USA-SOLD. Weichert franchised offices are independently owned and operated.