For the second year in a row, Weichert Real Estate Affiliates Inc. has been ranked the No. 2 traditional real estate franchise and the No. 3 company overall in the Real Estate category by Entrepreneur magazine in its 37th annual 2016 “Franchise 500” list, a ranking of America’s top franchise opportunities. The full list appears in the January 2016 issue of Entrepreneur magazine and reveals the newest franchise trends and the industries poised for growth.
To further celebrate its consistent appearance on this prestigious publication’s list, Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. also showed significant advancement in its overall ranking, moving up the list by 99 spots to No. 137 this year.
“We are honored to be recognized on this highly esteemed list for the 12th consecutive year,” said Martin J. Rueter, president of Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. “The hard work and dedication of our network of professionals that represent the Weichert brand across the country is evident in our continued success and achievements year after year.”
In the past year, Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. has added 60 new affiliate offices to its ever-growing network. Affiliates receive support through comprehensive marketing tools, best-in-class technology and incomparable training, as well as a top online presence and lead generation. Currently, the independently owned and operated Weichert affiliates serve more than 300 markets in 39 states.
Weichert Real Estate Affiliates Inc. entered the franchise arena in 2001 as a division of Weichert, Realtors, opening its first affiliated office in January 2002. In 2005, it was identified among Entrepreneur’s “Top 10 New Franchises” as one of the fastest growing U.S. franchises, and was the only real estate organization to be included.
Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 issue is published every January and is considered the world’s most thorough and comprehensive franchise ranking. This year’s rankings encompassed 462,000 individual businesses, spread across 17 categories. Rankings are determined by objective, quantifiable measures of a franchise’s operations and include factors such as financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system, years in business and startup costs.
More information about Weichert Real Estate Affiliates can be found at www.weichertfranchise.com or by calling 877-533-9007.