Weichert History

Everyone in the Weichert® organization is proud of our history, because it shows that putting customers first is still the best recipe for business success.

What’s more, every record we break and milestone we reach reflects the success of franchisees who found the perfect fit with Weichert and are now sharing in these achievements.

We look forward to the future milestones we will reach, and having you on our team to enjoy them.


1969 – Weichert, Realtors® is born with Jim Weichert leading a single office in Chatham, NJ.

1977 – Weichert Insurance Agency, Inc. is introduced.

1980 – Weichert Financial Services is launched in order to provide customers with a more comprehensive range of real estate services.

1983 – Our first expansion outside of New Jersey begins with the opening of multiple real estate brokerages in Pennsylvania.

1985 – Weichert School of Real Estate opens.


1986 – Weichert Workforce Mobility, Inc. is created, providing relocation services to Fortune 500 companies.

1988 – Weichert company-owned offices spread to Connecticut, New York, and Delaware.

1991 – Our bright yellow brand makes its way to Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

1999 – Weichert University begins offering courses to new and experienced sales associates, soon becoming an industry leader in training.

2000 – Weichert Corporate Housing is introduced to supply companies with interim housing and furnished apartments.


2001 – Mortgage, insurance, and title services, as well as Weichert Home Connections, are grouped together as Weichert Gold® Services, a unique, one-stop experience for our customers.

2002 – Weichert Lead Network advances its web presence and online advertising, adding a state-of-the-art call center to respond to buyers and sellers within minutes.

2002 – Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. begins offering franchise opportunities to independent broker-owners along the East Coast.

2005 – Weichert open houses attract more than a million visits annually.

2006 – Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. expands to Texas and the Midwest.

2007 – Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. debuts on the West Coast.


Today, Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. can be found in more than 300 markets across 39 states.

Weichert Financial Services is one of the nation’s top mortgage lenders.

Weichert Workforce Mobility, Inc. is among the world’s leading relocation companies, servicing 175 countries, with regional centers in Europe, Asia, Canada and the United States.

Weichert offices serve nearly 200,000 customers per year in key markets throughout the United States.