Apollo Beach Real Estate Company Joins Weichert® National Franchise System

— Evan Roeser

APOLLO BEACH, Fla. / May 30, 2023 – Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. is proud to announce that Weichert, Realtors® – Nexon, a new real estate agency in Apollo Beach, has joined its national franchise system. The company becomes the 39th Weichert® franchised office in the state of Florida.

Weichert, Realtors® – Nexon is owned and operated by Hanforft “Han” Bautista, a successful real estate broker and investor who has roots in New York and Florida.

“We are thrilled to join the Weichert system and be part of a network that feels like one big family,” said Bautista. “By aligning with Weichert, we gain access to proven technology, tools, resources, and support that will help our team deliver exceptional customer service and innovative solutions. We are confident this move will create growth for our company and help us achieve sustained success.”

As part of the Weichert franchise network, Bautista and his team have access to in-depth training programs, the latest technology, and the most powerful sales and marketing tools in the industry to help provide the best possible real estate service to their clients.

Bautista learned about the real estate industry and its intricacies from his father, a real estate investor. After coming to the United States from the Dominican Republic as a young child, he joined the New York City Fire Department/Emergency Medical Services and dedicated over a decade’s worth of service to constituents of the region, including serving in Ground Zero during 9/11. However, his passion ran much deeper, inspired by the desire to be part of something bigger and better. The idea of helping others buy, sell, and invest in real estate is what inspired him to make the transition into the industry.

Throughout his many years of brokering deals and negotiating while working alongside his father, Bautista has become proficient in the purchasing and management of single and multifamily properties and has leveraged his expertise to help many clients find their ideal homes in the Tampa area. His persistence in excellence, coupled with his hands-on approach, have facilitated his flexibility and adaptability in giving each client the attention they deserve to effectively match their individual needs.

Bautista’s ability to appreciate, evaluate, and market homes distinguishes him as an asset to everyone he works with. He values relationships over transactions, with an undeterred focus on protecting their best interests.

Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. President Bill Scavone was pleased to welcome the newest Florida affiliate. We are thrilled to welcome our new friends at Weichert, Realtors® – Nexon and their clients to the Weichert family. We look forward to supporting their company’s success and growth in the Central Florida region.”

Weichert, Realtors® – Nexon is an independently owned and operated Weichert affiliate.

For more information about Weichert, Realtors® – Nexon, located at 208 Apollo Beach Blvd, Suite 101 in Apollo Beach, call 813-200-8815 or visit

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About Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.: Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. is a top real estate franchisor established in 2001 by Jim Weichert, president, chairman and CEO of Weichert Companies, which has been in operation since 1969. The company provides a clearly defined business model for operating, managing, and marketing a real estate brokerage, along with industry-leading technology, marketing tools, and coaching. Its first affiliate opened in 2002, and the franchise network has since grown to over 370 offices, serving markets in over 40 states. The company has been named one of the top traditional residential real estate franchises by Entrepreneur magazine for 19 straight years and identified by Franchise Business Review as a top franchise for owner satisfaction eight years in a row. For more information about Weichert, visit For more information about franchise opportunities, visit

 Each Weichert® franchised office is independently owned and operated.

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