Weichert, Realtors® Launches Its First Franchise in Maine and Expands in Illinois and Minnesota
MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. – Weichert Real
Estate Affiliates, Inc., the franchise arm of Weichert, Realtors®, continued
its rapid nation-wide growth with the December opening of its first affiliate
in the state of Maine, headquartered in Portland. In addition, new affiliates in Deerfield and Naperville, Ill., and in Woodbury, Minn.,
further swelled the Weichert® roster.
welcoming the new affiliates, Martin J. Rueter, president of Weichert Real
Estate Affiliates, said, “Seeing real estate companies in all parts of the U.S. align with
us as the best course for their future underscores the power of the Weichert
business model. We’re very optimistic
and excited about the opportunities ahead in 2008.”
Weichert affiliates include:
REALTORS® - Endeavor, Deerfield,
Ill. Owned by Broker Evan Kane, the company has
served the greater Chicago
area since 2004.
REALTORS® - Advantage, Naperville,
Ill. The 11th Weichert franchise serving the
area is owned by Brokers Beverly Sivek and Sandy Phelan.
REALTORS® - Waterglen Group, Portland and Old Orchard Beach, Maine. James T. Walsh is the broker/owner of
Weichert’s first affiliate in the Pine
Tree State. The company maintains its headquarters in the
state’s largest city of Portland and a branch
office in Old Orchard Beach.
REALTORS® - Advantage, Woodbury,
Minn. Broker Mark LaQua and Realtor Beth LaQua are
the owners of this new office serving the Twin Cities market.
Real Estate Affiliates launched its first franchised office in January 2002 and
currently serves some 330 markets in 35 states.
has nearly 18,500 sales associates in over 500 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, Weichert's customer service center can be reached
at 1-800-USA-SOLD or at Weichert's Web site, www.weichert.com. Each Weichert franchised office is
independently owned and operated.