Weichert, Realtors® Announces Franchise Openings And Expansions, Including First Colorado Affiliate
MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. – Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc., the franchise arm of Weichert, Realtors®, accelerated its growth with the openings of new affiliated offices in Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Tennessee as well as the debut of its first Colorado franchise in the greater Denver area. In addition, existing Weichert® affiliates unveiled new locations in Georgia, New York, and South Carolina.
Commenting on the office openings and expansions, Weichert Real Estate Affiliates President Martin J. Rueter noted that the Weichert franchise organization “gets increasingly closer to our vision of bringing the Weichert standard of customer-focused service to home buyers and sellers throughout all 50 states.”
The new Weichert® affiliates are:
§ WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Unique Homes, Centennial, Colo. Serving the southern market of the Denver metropolitan area for 20 years, Weichert’s first Colorado affiliate is owned by Broker Tim Davis.
§ WEICHERT, REALTORS® - GBS Realty, Miami, Fl. Esteban Estevez and Fausto Estrella are partners in Weichert’s newest Miami affiliate. Estevez is broker of record and Estrella is sales manager.
§ WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Ventura Associates, Huntley, Ill. The sixth Weichert franchise in Illinois is owned by Broker Tammy Parzgnat.
§ WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briarwood Real Estate, South Easton, Mass. Broker Raymond Ferrone is the owner of this nearly 40-year-old company named in a local newspaper Reader’s Poll as “Best Overall in the (Boston) Metro South.”
§ WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Harold Long Realty, Knoxville, Tenn. The eighth Weichert franchise in the Volunteer State is owned by brothers Gary Long and Rick Long.
A number of Weichert franchisees opened new locations to meet market demands.
In the South, Broker/Owner Debbie Ryan’s WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Prestige Properties of Savannah, Ga., added a second office in the growing Pooler area to enhance their outreach in the greater Savannah market. WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Paradise, owned by Broker Kevin Parks, expanded the Venice, Fla. company and relocated it to Brunswick, Ga., where the company represents several major projects, including the $1-billion mixed-use waterfront development, Liberty Harbor, in the state’s Golden Isles.
Also, South Carolina’s WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Dean-Kelby, under Broker/Owner Bryan Crabtree, launched a fourth Charleston area location in Summerville, just weeks after acquiring a three-office firm in Knoxville, Tenn.
In New York, where Weichert, Realtors has 54 company-owned and franchise offices, Albany-based WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Northeast Group expanded to a fifth Capital Region office in Clifton Park. Brokers Peter Staniels and Doug Engels are the owners.
Home to more than 6,400 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 300 signed offices in 30 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.