Broker/Owner Jim Mazzeo and Realtors William Clark and Lydia Galloza, representing WEICHERT, REALTORS® – Mazzeo Agency in Manhattan, joined more than 600 Weichert real estate professionals from 35 states at the Weichert National Convention.
Themed “Come Together,” the three-day event was held in Atlantic City, New Jersey, attended by members of both Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. (WREA), the franchise division of N.J.-based Weichert, Realtors, and sales professionals from Weichert’s company-owned offices.
A packed schedule of informative breakout sessions and guest speakers got its energetic start with a word from WREA President Martin J. Rueter. Rueter opened the session with a look at Weichert’s 43-year history, including an acknowledgement of Jim Weichert, founder and president of Weichert, Realtors, who was greeted with a standing ovation from his seat in the audience. The franchise organization, which opened its first independently owned and operated affiliate office in 2002, grew to earn a “fastest growing franchise” tag from Entrepreneur magazine by 2005 and now serves some 230 markets from coast to coast.
Rueter provided statistics to attendees that confirm the expectation of an ongoing real estate recovery, particularly within the Weichert organization, where business is expected to increase at a more rapid pace that the projections from economists and the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
“I’ve been to every Weichert event in the past 10 years, and this was hands-down the best ever for bringing us all together to share our thoughts and learn from one another,” Mazzeo said. “The Weichert staff inNew Jerseyis to be congratulated for organizing such a seamless, informative and inspiring event.”
WEICHERT, REALTORS® – Mazzeo Agency was a founding member of the Weichert network, opened in March 2002 as the onlyManhattan based franchise.