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AUBURN REAL ESTATE FRANCHISE AFFILIATE REPORTS 12 YEAR RISE FROM TOP 10 ‘NEW’ FRANCHISES TO NO. 2 RE

Weichert Realtors Porter Properties
January 8, 2013

Franchise ranked #2 by Entrepreneur magazine in 2013, has top Auburn real estate office in Lee County

Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. (WREA) was ranked #2 by Entrepreneur magazine among all other competitors in the real estate category in its “Entrepreneur 2013 Franchise 500®” list, an annual ranking of America’s top franchise opportunities. The full list appears in the January 2013 issue of Entrepreneur. Weichert, Realtors® – Porter Properties is a proud affiliate of the Weichert franchise and provides all your Auburn real estate needs in the Lee County area.

According to the magazine’s website, “Our 34thannual franchise 500 ranking reveals the impact of the newest trends and the industries poised for growth.”

WREA, which entered the franchise arena in 2000 as a division of Weichert, Realtors®, was identified by the publication in 2005 in the magazine’s “Top 10 New Franchises” as one of the fastest growing U.S. franchises and was the only real estate organization to be included. Weichert, Realtors® – Porter Properties has been an affiliate member of WREA since 2008. In 2008, Entrepreneur’s 29th Annual Franchise 500® listed WREA in 35th place among the nation’s fastest growing franchises in all categories. According to the magazine, this made Weichert Real Estate Affiliates the second-fastest growing real estate franchise in the nation. In addition to the WREA success, Auburn real estate company, Weichert, Realtors® – Porter Properties was ranked #2 in Lee County for most units sold for 2012.

Currently, Weichert’s independently owned and operated affiliates serve more than 230 markets in 35 states. One-stop shopping, relocation outreach, top Internet presence, agent training and leads direct to agents contribute to the Weichert reputation.

Remarking on the company’s continued progression through the franchise standings, WREA President, Martin J. Rueter, said, “We are honored to again be recognized by this prestigious ranking. Our advancements as indicated by Entrepreneur are a true testament to the strength of the Weichert brand, our systems and the network of professionals that represent the company around the nation.”

Auburn Real Estate, Weichert, Realtors® – Porter Properties, is located at 472 N. Dean Rd Suite 200, Auburn, AL 36830. Feel free to contact us at (334) 887-2070 or visit us online at www.porterproperties.com