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Weichert Real Estate Affiliates Added 43 New Offices, Doubled Expansion Efforts in 2014

Globe Newswire

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J., Feb. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc., the franchise division of Weichert, Realtors®, continued its rapid nationwide growth in 2014, including the opening of its first office in Nevada. In total, Weichert added 43 new offices last year and grew at twice the rate it did in 2013.

"We are happy to welcome these talented sales teams to our franchise network," said Martin J. Rueter, president of Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. (WREA). "Under the Weichert banner, they will be able to access our tools and resources, use them to provide better service to customers and offer more opportunities for their sales agents to succeed."

Specific areas of growth for WREA in 2014 include Upstate New York, where new affiliates joined in Albany, Buffalo and Watertown, and Southern California which added four new Weichert franchises. The company also expanded its presence last year in major markets in Florida, Tennessee and Michigan, among others.

"Our success in attracting new offices can be attributed to the depth of the programs and systems we can offer," said Rueter. "Real estate entrepreneurs tell us that our cutting edge technology and culture of support are important to them, but even more so is our unmatched credibility. We are an organization run by Realtors, and we know how to grow a real estate company."

Weichert Real Estate Affiliates has offices serving more than 250 markets in 37 states. Affiliates join a nationally recognized real estate franchisor that offers incomparable business and marketing tools and training techniques.

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About Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.:

Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. (WREA) has grown steadily since Jim Weichert, co-president and founder of Weichert, Realtors, named Martin J. Rueter as president. The two collaborated in 2001 to create a business model for franchisee ownership candidates described as "a clearly defined operating system for marketing and managing a real estate business." WREA announced its first affiliate in 2002, was identified in 2005 by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the fastest growing U.S. franchises, and is ranked the #2 traditional residential real estate franchise in Entrepreneur's 2015 Franchise 500®. WREA has offices serving some 250 markets in 37 states. For more information about Weichert, visit Weichert franchised offices are independently owned and operated.

About Weichert, Realtors:

Since 1969, Weichert, Realtors has grown from a single office into one of the nation's leading providers of homeownership services by putting its customers first. 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. Weichert leverages its customer website,, one of the most visited real estate websites in the nation, to help families and individuals realize the dream of homeownership through quick and easy access to listing information and the services of its real estate professionals nationwide. For more information, Weichert's customer service center can be reached at 1-800-USA-SOLD.

CONTACT: Sue Kauffman (973) 397-3940

Source: Weichert, Realtors