Weichert Real Estate Affiliates Introduces New Franchise Intranet for Brokers and Agents
Feb. 5, 2013 - Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc., the franchise division of Weichert, Realtors®, has announced the roll out of its own intranet system called WeichertWorks. First previewed at the company’s 2012 national convention, WeichertWorks.net allows Weichert franchise agents to access tools and resources that help them in their business. Weichert’s franchise offices previously had access to the WeichertOne intranet site which is still used by Weichert’s company-owned sales offices.
“Our new intranet site was designed specifically for our franchise offices to help them boost performance to the most productive level possible,” said Martin J. Rueter, president of Weichert Real Estate Affiliates. “The benefits of having a virtual key to the office from a smart phone, tablet or laptop are well-known in real estate, and I am pleased to offer this new resource.”
In the simplest use of the system, associates can use WeichertWorks.net to get timely information about and register for company events, receive industry news and updates on office activities, and as a customer relations manager for leads. Additionally, the system can also be used as a central point of access to directories, contacts and calendars.
Beyond the basics, WeichertWorks.net serves as a transaction manager, customized exclusively to the agent’s local market, MLS and individual office requirements, with no need to re-key existing information. Further, the site makes it easy by integrating local MLS data, links to the Weichert Home Protection Plan, the company’s Gold Services providers, online forms and showing services.
WeichertWorks is also a marketing manager that can be used to create flyers and property websites and to send postcards via Weichert iMail. It also contains a full array of training material, including weekly video tips, coaching, online courses through Weichert University and continuing education courses.
In addition to tools for sales associates, WeichertWorks.net also includes a separate host of resources for managers/brokers. Powered and hosted by BackAgent®, it offers a visible path that can be used to promote events and policies and provides a platform for agent discussions. In addition, WeichertWorks is as a source for management tools such as professionally drafted communications, workflows and approved marketing collateral. It can also be used for any-time transaction review and as a collaborating forum.
Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, now in its 11th year as a home to a growing roster of independently owned and operated offices across country, is headquartered in Morris Plains, N.J. Last month the company was ranked #2 by Entrepreneur magazine among all other competitors in the real estate category in the “Entrepreneur 2013 Franchise 500®” list, an annual ranking of America’s top franchise opportunities.
More information about Weichert Real Estate Affiliates and its 240 member offices can be found at www.weichert.com or by calling (877) 533-9007.
About Weichert, Realtors
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.