Weichert Realtors TradeMark


Shavertown, Pa., October 1, 2012–Broker/Owner Elena Katarsky’s Weichert Realtors TradeMark, serving Luzerne, Lackawanna, Carbon, Wayne, Monroe and Pike Counties since 2007, is the most recent Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area agency to join the Weichert® franchise organization. WEICHERT, REALTORS® – Trademark, located at 1112 Memorial Highway in Shavertown, is “still independently owned and operated,” Katarsky said. “But now I have the additional support needed to provide the best service possible and to give my agents all that they need to succeed.”

An important part of Katarsky’s decision to become a member of Weichert Real Estate Affiliates was “the security of knowing about Jim Weichert’s history of growth into the owner of 170 offices with no corporate influence,” she said. The management team of the franchise division is likewise made up of people who have been in the field as realtors, brokers, office owners, managers and sales people. Katarsky herself has been self-employed since moving from Greece to the United States in 1986. The independent self-starter owned a Yellow Taxi Company and a restaurant in New York City before entering real estate in 2002.

Weichert Affiliates President Martin J. Rueter shared in the announcement saying, “Elena is the caliber of broker/owner that we seek to represent our good name. Her philosophy and professionalism combine to make her a most welcome addition to the Weichert family.”

Weichert, Realtors®, founded in 1969, is one of the nation’s largest privately owned providers of real estate and home ownership services. Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, opened its first franchised office in 2002, grew to earn a “fastest growing franchise” tag by 2005, and is now serving some 300 markets from coast-to-coast. 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. Weichert leverages its customer website, www.weichert.com, one of the most visited real estate websites in the nation, to help families and individuals realize the dream of homeownership through quick and easy access to listing information and the services of its real estate professionals nationwide.

The Shavertown Weichert office is actively recruiting agents “to join our family,” Katarsky said, explaining that all of the company’s agents work as a team, helping one another from initial client contact through closing. “There are no solo acts here, and we find that uniquely successful.” For more information, WEICHERT, REALTORS® – Trademark can be reached at 570-901-1020 or visit us on the web: www.WeichertTradeMark.com 

WEICHERT, REALTORS® – Trademark 1112 Memorial Highway
Shavertown, Pennsylvania 18708

Press Contact: Marty Morgan 818-997-6612; prplus@earthlink.net

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