Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. continues to move up Entrepreneur magazine’s annual list of America’s top franchise opportunities. The Weichert® franchise division showed significant advancement in its overall ranking, moving up 32 spots to #105 this year on Entrepreneur’s 38th annual 2017 “Franchise 500®” list.
The move up the 2017 “Franchise 500” list is the second significant increase in as many years. In 2016, Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. climbed 99 spots on the overall list to #137. The 2017 ranking also marks the 13th consecutive year in which Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. has been named to Entrepreneur magazine’s list.
This year’s full list appears in the January 2017 issue of Entrepreneur magazine.
“It truly is an honor to be recognized on this prestigious list again this year,” said Bill Scavone, president and chief operating officer of Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. “Our staying power and 131-spot rise in the rankings over the last two years is a testament to the hard work and dedication put forth daily by our national network of real estate professionals that believe tremendously in the Weichert brand and operating systems.”
In the past year, Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. has added 53 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, there are Weichert affiliates in over 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 988 companies, 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, social media presence and startup costs.
More information about Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. can be found at www.weichertfranchise.com or by calling (877) 533-9007.