Jan. 10, 2013 - Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. (WREA) was ranked #2 by Entrepreneur magazine among all other competitors in the real estate category in its “Entrepreneur 2013 Franchise 500®” list, an annual ranking of America’s top franchise opportunities. The full list appears in the January 2013 issue of Entrepreneur, and reveals the impact of the newest franchise trends and the industries poised for growth.
WREA entered the franchise arena in 2001 as a division of Weichert, Realtors®, opening its first affiliated office in January 2002. In 2005, WREA was identified among Entrepreneur’s “Top 10 New Franchises” as one of the fastest growing U.S. franchises, and was the only real estate organization to be included.
In 2008, Entrepreneur’s 29th Annual Franchise 500 listed WREA in 35th place among the nation’s fastest growing franchises in all categories. According to the magazine, this made Weichert Real Estate Affiliates the second-fastest growing real estate franchise in the nation.
Currently, Weichert’s independently owned and operated affiliates serve more than 230 markets in 35 states. One-stop shopping, relocation outreach, top Internet presence, agent training and leads direct to agents contribute to the Weichert reputation.
Remarking on the company’s continued progression through the franchise rankings, WREA President, Martin J. Rueter, said, “We are honored to again be recognized on this prestigious list. Our advancements as indicated by Entrepreneur are a true testament to the strength of the Weichert brand, our systems and the network of professionals that represent the company around the nation."
More information about Weichert Real Estate Affiliates can be found at www.weichertfranchise.com or by calling (877) 533-9007.