Weichert ranked one of the ‘Top 100 Franchises for Veterans’


Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. has been named one of the top franchises in the country for U.S. military veterans according to Franchise Business Review in its “2016 Best of the Best: Top 100 Franchises for Veterans” list, an annual ranking based on franchise owners’ satisfaction with their franchisor. This marks the first time the Weichert® national franchise network has been recognized on the “Top 100 Franchises for Veterans” list.

The award-winning franchises were selected for this year’s exclusive list based on feedback “Franchise Business Review” gathered from surveying over 22,000 franchisees – including approximately 2,500 veterans – representing 158 leading franchise brands between March 2015 and August 2016. The annual “Top 100 Franchises for Veterans” list is the only ranking based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance.

“It truly is an honor to be held in such high regard by the brave men and women that proudly served this country during their time in the U.S. military,” said Martin J. Rueter, president of Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. “To be named one of the best franchises in the country as a result of the positive feedback from our veteran owners reflects the quality products and support we provide our affiliates, and the Weichert brand itself.”

Franchisees who participated in the survey were asked questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems including leadership, training and support, operations, franchisor/franchisee relations and technology. Overall, the vast majority of the veteran-owned and operated Weichert® offices surveyed rated Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. favorably, with 95 percent saying they enjoyed being part of the Weichert® network.

Other highlights from the veteran owners in the Weichert® system included:

  • 95 percent rated the training and support provided by Weichert® as good, very good or excellent.
  • 90 percent rated the system-wide communications provided by Weichert® as good or excellent.
  • 86 percent would recommend Weichert® to others as a franchise opportunity.
  • 77 percent rated the quality of products provided by Weichert® as very good or excellent.

The “Top 100 Franchises for Veterans” ranking is the second prestigious honor for Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. this year in “Franchise Business Review.” Earlier this year, the company was named one of the top franchises in the country when it was selected by “Franchise Business Review: to be on its “2016 Best of the Best: Top 200 Franchises” list. Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. also was named the number two traditional real estate franchise and the number three company overall in the Real Estate Category by “Entrepreneur” magazine in its 37th annual “Franchise 500®” list that appeared in the January 2016 issue.

“The Weichert brand and what it represents continues to be viewed very favorably by our franchise owners,” added Rueter. “It also continues to be recognized by industry publications. Garnering this type of industry recognition helps us stand apart from other brokerage firms while making the Weichert brand more attractive to independent agencies that may consider joining the Weichert franchise network,” added Rueter.

The “2016 Best of the Best: Top 100 Franchises for Veterans” list can be found online at www.FranchiseBusinessReview.com.

More information about Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. can be found at www.weichertfranchise.com or by calling 877- 533-9007.

About Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.: Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. has grown steadily since Jim Weichert, president, chairman and CEO 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.” Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. announced its first affiliate in 2002, was ranked the second traditional residential real estate franchise in Entrepreneur’s 2016 Franchise 500, and is identified in 2016 by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the fastest growing U.S. franchises. Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. has offices serving over 300 markets in 39 states. For more information about Weichert, visit Weichert.com or for information on franchise opportunities visit WeichertFranchise.com.

About Weichert, Realtors: Since 1969, Weichert, Realtors has grown from a single office into one of the nation’s leading providers of home ownership 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, www.weichert.com, one of the most visited real estate websites in the nation, to help families and individuals realize the dream of home ownership 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.

Each Weichert® franchised office is independently owned and operated.