Weichert, Realtors® Adds Three Franchise Offices As Four Weichert Affiliates Expand
MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. – Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, the franchise arm of Weichert, Realtors®, accelerated its nationwide growth with the openings of new franchise offices in Fresno, Calif., in Columbia, Md., and in Blue Springs, Mo. In addition, four affiliated Weichert offices expanded to new locations in North Carolina, Texas, and Tennessee.
The new Weichert® affiliates are:
§ WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Joaquin Valley Properties, Fresno, Calif. Owned by Broker Leonel Alvarado, this new office serves the Central San Joaquin Valley.
§ WEICHERT, REALTORS® - New Colony, Columbia, Md. Michael McKenna and David R. Vane are the owners of this office, opened in 2004. McKenna is the general manager and Vane is the broker of record.
§ WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Showcase Homes, Blue Springs, Mo. Broker and Manager Angie Shadduck heads this new office, the eighth Weichert franchise in the Show-Me-State.
The Carolinas saw two Weichert affiliates expand. WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Coastal Choice, with offices in Southport and Wilmington, N.C., opened a third location in Shallotte under Broker Richard Burge. Broker Michael Patterson is the owner. North Myrtle Beach, S.C.-based WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Southern Coast crossed state lines to add a second office in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. Owner Scott Jackson named Susan Lucas as broker.
WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Dean-Kelby, with four offices in South Carolina owned by Bryan Crabtree, expanded into Knoxville, Tenn. In Texas, Houston-based WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Wayne Murray Properties expanded through an agreement to purchase the business of a Weichert affiliate in Sugar Land.
In commenting on the growth of the Weichert franchise organization, Martin J. Rueter, president of Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc., said, “Nothing’s more exciting than welcoming new affiliates aboard and seeing existing franchisees expand. In the year ahead, we look forward to introducing Weichert operating systems to service-minded brokers throughout the country.”
Weichert Real Estate Affiliates launched its first independently owned and operated franchise in January 2002 and since has grown to more than 300 signed offices in 29 states.
Weichert has more than 18,400 sales associates in over 490 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.