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Weichert System Welcomes Brand-New Agents

Written by Posted On Tuesday, 01 April 2014 19:12

(And seasoned pros, too)

While certain franchises prefer working exclusively with experienced agents, we continually welcome new agents, seeing it as a great opportunity to teach our particular business strategies from day one.

From client relations to marketing methods, every organization will have a unique business approach, which is important for agents and brokers to investigate.

"The Weichert System resonated with me because of its back-to-basics, people-to-people approach," says Renee Mankoff, a Weichert agent of three years.

Following a system isn't for everyone, but agents, and even successful brokers, often find that streamlining the workday goes a long way toward boosting efficiency and allowing them to focus on what's most important - the client.

Finding a Culture That Fits

If you're just starting out, joining a franchise naturally brings the benefit of brand recognition and larger market share compared to locally owned companies, however, it's also important to find the right cultural fit, which affects morale, productivity, and overall success.

"I interviewed several companies before settling on Weichert. The one-on-one attention, 'extreme coaching,' and personal approach worked best for me," says Patti Henshen, who joined the company in 2012.

When researching real estate agencies, learn all you can about their business philosophy, compensation model, and leadership. Ask about their history and evolution. Learn where they are headed and if their goals align with your personal aspirations.

Leveraging Technology

With 90 percent of clients searching listings online, you'll want to find a team that prioritizes technology to capture leads. It's hard to believe, but the majority of Internet inquiries go unanswered today.

The Weichert Lead Network is staffed, 12 hours each day, with experienced sales consultants who turn online searches into prescreened customers.

"From qualified leads delivered to my smartphone, to quarterly sales tracking, technology is finally working for me the way it should," says John Merrell, a Weichert agent in Colorado.

Never Stop Learning

In an industry that is always evolving, continuous training and education is essential. When comparing organizations, inquire about teaching methods and mentoring programs, and consider how you learn best. Are online courses on the cutting edge? Are colleagues willing to share knowledge? Will you be invited to attend conventions and seminars?

"With Fast Track training, weekly roundtables, and personal support, I find the answers I need," says Donna Weaver, a Weichert agent of three years. "And it's a good feeling knowing that everyone is invested in your success."

Go for It

The dream of home ownership is not going away, and helping people achieve it is an exciting endeavor.

With housing prices up 11.8 percent last year, and set to rise by at least 4 to 6 percent through 2014, it's the perfect time to launch a real estate career, or take yours to the next level.

Finding an organization, and industry mentors, that can help you reach your potential can mean a career full of personal and financial rewards.

Visit weichertfranchise.com to learn more.

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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.

 

THE FOUNDATION OF LEADERSHIP

 

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.

 

STRENGTHENING THE STRUCTURE

 

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.

 

EXPANSION AND INNOVATION

 

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.

 

BUILDING ON A HISTORY OF SUCCESS

Today, Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. can be found in more than 250 markets across 37 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.

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