RISMEDIA, Jan. 26, 2007-Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. continues to consolidate its growth in the South with the openings of its first two affiliates in Birmingham, Ala., as well as two new affiliates in Jacksonville and Panama City Beach, Fla. The rapidly growing franchise arm of Weichert, Realtors now has 80 franchise offices serving the Sunshine State.
The new Weichert affiliates include:
* WEICHERT, REALTORSR – Access Realty, Birmingham, Alabama. Formerly Carraway Realty, the new Weichert franchise is owned by the husband-and-wife team of Broker George M. "Mike" Carraway and Dianne Carraway. The company has two offices in Birmingham. Mary Fronston is broker of record and Jason Durban is sales manager.
* WEICHERT, REALTORSR – The Home Team, Birmingham, Alabama. Tab Bisignani is the broker/owner of the former REALTY NOW, which was among the first companies in Alabama to offer bundled real estate services.
* WEICHERT, REALTORSR – RonWood Associates, Jacksonville, Florida. Broker Doug Smith, Ronnie Fussell, and Lockwood Holmes are the owners of the former RonWood Realty Inc.
* WEICHERT, REALTORSR – Medallion Lighthouse, Panama City Beach, Florida. The new Weichert affiliate is owned by Rocky Akins, broker of record, and Brunie Kosta, manager.
In welcoming the new southern affiliates, Martin J. Rueter, president of Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, said, "The customer-first philosophy practiced by these outstanding professionals mirrors our own. The combination of their local expertise with our many support services and systems is certain to bring enhanced service to their respective markets."
Home to more than 6,000 sales associates among its franchised sales offices, Weichert Real Estate Affiliates launched its first independently owned and operated office in January 2002 and now claims more than 300 signed affiliates in 27 states.
Weichert has nearly 18,500 sales associates in more than 480 company-owned and franchised sales offices in key markets throughout the U.S. 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.
For more information, call 1-800-USA-SOLD or visit, www.weichert.com.