Batesville Real Estate Agency Joins Weichert® National Franchise System

— Evan Roeser
New signs outside Weichert, Realtors® – The Property Shoppe, located at 949 Batesville Blvd. in Batesville.

BATESVILLE, Ark. / August 18, 2022 – Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. is proud to announce that Weichert, Realtors® – The Property Shoppe in Batesville has joined the Weichert® national franchise system.

The company, previously known as The Property Shoppe, becomes the eighth Weichert franchised office in the state of Arkansas and the first in Independence County.

Weichert, Realtors® – The Property Shoppe is owned and operated by husband and wife, Bill and Hayes Olson, who have nearly 35 combined years of experience in the real estate industry.

“We are very excited to join the Weichert family,” Bill and Hayes Olson said in a joint statement. “With the backing of a national brand, we hope to continue helping clients from around the country find their permanent homes in North Central Arkansas and build on our strong reputation as ambassadors for our beautiful region.”

As part of the Weichert franchise network, the team at Weichert, Realtors® – The Property Shoppe has access to in-depth training programs, the latest technology, and the most powerful sales and marketing tools in the industry to help provide their clients the best possible real estate service.

“One of the biggest reasons we wanted to partner with Weichert was to take advantage of the organization’s industry-leading technology, tools, and resources made available to our leadership team and our agents,” the Olsons added. “Providing everyone on our team access to innovative technology and resources will certainly help them offer our clients the best service in the region.”

The Property Shoppe first opened its doors back in 1980 and is one of the oldest surviving real estate companies in Batesville. Bill and Hayes Olson joined the brokerage as agents nearly two decades ago before purchasing the company in 2006.

The couple has since turned the brokerage into one of the most successful real estate companies in the area, built on a client-first philosophy and exceptional knowledge and love for the North Central Arkansas region.

The Olsons are extremely active in the local real estate scene and in community endeavors. Bill and Hayes have each served as president of the Batesville Board of REALTORS® and as members of state committees for the Arkansas REALTORS® Association. In 2017, Bill received recognition as the Arkansas REALTOR® of the Year.

Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. President and COO Bill Scavone was pleased to welcome the newest affiliate. “I am thrilled to welcome our new friends at Weichert, Realtors® – The Property Shoppe and their clients to the Weichert family. Their office shares our client-first philosophy and has a strong reputation for exceptional customer service.”

Weichert, Realtors® – The Property Shoppe is an independently owned and operated Weichert affiliate. The office serves North Central Arkansas.

For more information about Weichert, Realtors® – The Property Shoppe, located at 949 Batesville Blvd. in Batesville, contact Hayes Olson at 870-251-2485.

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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 18 straight years and identified by Franchise Business Review as a top franchise for owner satisfaction seven years in a row. For more information about Weichert, visit or for information on franchise opportunities visit

Each Weichert® franchised office is independently owned and operated.

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