MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. — Weichert Real Estate Affiliates Inc., the franchise arm of Weichert, Realtors®, announced the openings of a new franchise office in Rocky Mount, N.C., and two more affiliated offices in Virginia, located in Colonial Heights and Smith Mountain Lake/Moneta.
In welcoming the new affiliates, Martin J. Rueter, president of Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, said, “As we accelerate our expansion throughout the South, we are proud that these quality real estate offices have chosen to join us.”
The three new Weichert affiliates are:
· WEICHERT, REALTORS® -- Helen Williams Co., Rocky Mount, N.C. Broker/Owner Helen Williams converted her three-year-old agency into Weichert’s newest affiliate serving Nash and Wilson Counties.
· WEICHERT, REALTORS® -- Brockwell & Portwood, Colonial Heights, Va. Serving the greater Richmond-Petersburg area’s Southside, the new agency is owned by John Brockwell, broker of record, and Deirdre Portwood, both real estate veterans.
· WEICHERT, REALTORS® -- Bridges & Company, Smith Mountain Lake/Moneta,Va. Broker/Owner Barry Bridges, who is joined by wife Marilynn Bridges as business manager, heads this new Weichert affiliate serving Franklin and Bedford Counties, Smith Mountain Lake, and metropolitan Roanoke.
The two new Virginia affiliates bring the total number of Weichert offices open in the state to 40, which includes 31 company-owned offices and 9 franchised offices.
The Weichert Family of Companies is one of the nation’s largest privately owned providers of real estate and home ownership services. Home to more than 4,000 sales associates among its franchised sales offices, Weichert Real Estate Affiliates launched its first independently owned and operated franchise in January 2002 and since has grown to more than 200 signed offices in 20 states. It was the only real estate organization to be named in the Top Ten New Franchises 2005 by Entrepreneur Magazine and also was on the magazine’s list of Top 100 Fastest Growing Franchises.
For information on affiliating with Weichert, go to www.weichertfranchise.com or call 1-877-533-9007.
Weichert has more than 17,300 sales associates in over 400 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, call Weichert’s customer service center at 1-800-USA-SOLD or visit Weichert’s Web site, www.weichert.com. Each Weichert franchised office is independently owned and operated.