Weichert Real Estate Affiliates Adds 14 New Offices to Its Franchise Network
-- Weichert launches first affiliate
in Louisiana, Kentucky
and expands presence in Boston, Chicago --
MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. – Weichert Real Estate Affiliates,
Inc., the franchise arm of Weichert, Realtors®, continued its rapid nation-wide
growth with the opening of its first affiliate office in the states of Louisiana and Kentucky
as well as in the city of San Diego. The company also increased its strength in
the Boston and Chicago markets with the addition of new
affiliates and saw several existing franchises grow their business. In total, 14 new franchise offices joined the
Weichert roster during January and early February.
Rueter, president of Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, welcomed the new
affiliates, saying, “This increasing of our presence across the country is a
testament to Weichert’s national strength and reputation. In a challenging real estate climate, it is
gratifying to see quality companies choose our dynamic programs and systems for
augmented support of their sales associates and enhanced value to the
affiliates that joined the Weichert network include:
REALTORS® - Goodchild Homes, Palatine, Ill. Serving the Chicago
area, this company is owned by broker Elizabeth Goodchild and her husband,
REALTORS® - Real Estate Express, Houma,
La. Debra Chauvin is the broker/owner of
Weichert’s first affiliate in the Creole
REALTORS® - ABG Properties, Louisville,
Ky. The first Weichert franchise
is owned by Brokers Allison Bartholomew and William Friel.
REALTORS® - Twin Ports,
and Superior, Wis. The two office company is owned by Kurt
Bartell, Tom Bridge, and Brokers Bobbi and Steve
Germond. The company marks Weichert’s
introduction to the Duluth/Superior market.
REALTORS® - Heartland, Faribault,
Minn. Owned by Brokers Jim Barta and Larry Harn and
Realtors Lori Gustafson and Jeanne Taylor.
REALTORS® - Downum Group, Springdale, Ark. Broker Bob Downum and his wife, Sandra Downum, are
the owners of Weichert’s third Arkansas
REALTORS® - Excel, Shelby Township, Mich. Serving the Detroit Metropolitan area, the
company is owned by Broker Dave Elya and Hank Mendez.
REALTORS® - Miller Associates, Menomonie, Wis. Broker Raimi Hainstock’s company is Weichert’s third
franchise in the Badger
REALTORS® - Cook And Company, Billerica, Mass. Broker/owner Kim Cook’s company increases the
Weichert network of office serving the Boston
area to 10 offices.
REALTORS® - Elite, San Diego,
Calif. The first Weichert franchise in San Diego is owned by
Brokers Mark Marquez, Donna Sanfilippo, and Erik Weichel.
affiliates that added offices included:
REALTORS® - Coastal Choice purchased an office in Wilmington, N.C. The transaction brings a total of four
offices to the company owned by Michael Patterson and Sherri Pickard, which has
been part of the Weichert network since 2006.
REALTORS® - Best Beach Real Estate, owned by Abraham Chehebar, Steven
Schmutter, and Alberto Bassal, expanded with a new office serving the Miami area.
REALTORS® - Kingsland Properties added an additional office through
acquisition. Both offices, owned by Jeff Ristine and Phil Passon, serve the
REALTORS® - The Executive Group owners Brenda Elliot, Jim Crumrine and Jim
Layne have added a third office to the two year Weichert affiliate located in
the Heart of Dixie.
REALTORS® - Gateway Properties is the new name for owner Doug Collins and
Broker Jane Cyr’s Southbury,
Conn. franchise (formerly
WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Signature Properties).
Real Estate Affiliates launched its first franchised office in January 2002 and
currently serves some 330 markets in 35 states.
has nearly 18,000 sales associates in more than 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.