Galveston Real Estate Agency Joins Weichert® National Franchise System

— Evan Roeser

GALVESTON, Texas / March 30, 2023 – Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. is proud to announce that Weichert, Realtors® – The Hatmaker Group in Galveston has joined the Weichert® national franchise system.

The company, previously known as The Hatmaker Group, becomes the 22nd Weichert franchised office in the state of Texas and the first in Galveston County.

Weichert, Realtors® – The Hatmaker Group is owned and operated by Michelle Hatmaker, who has nearly 20 years of experience in the real estate industry.

“We are thrilled to join the Weichert family and have the backing of a prominent national brand,” said Hatmaker. “The package of tools and technology that Weichert has to offer is quite impressive. They will certainly help our agents offer superior service to all their clients and be pivotal to our brokerage’s long-term growth.”

As part of the Weichert franchise network, the team at Weichert, Realtors® – The Hatmaker Group 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.

Hatmaker leads a team of eight agents at her Galveston-based brokerage. She’s served in prominent leadership roles at the regional, state, and national levels throughout her lengthy real estate career. She’s a former state director for the Texas REALTORS® and a national director for the National Association of REALTORS®. She also served on the Houston Association of REALTORS® Technology Advisory Group, MLS Advisory Group, and Risk Reduction Advisory Group, and on the board of the League City Regional Chamber of Commerce. She currently serves on the Galveston Association of REALTORS® Political Action Committee.

Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. President Bill Scavone was pleased to welcome the newest affiliate. “I am thrilled to welcome our new friends at Weichert, Realtors® – The Hatmaker Group 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 Hatmaker Group is an independently owned and operated Weichert affiliate. The office serves Galveston County and surrounding areas.

For more information about Weichert, Realtors® – The Hatmaker Group, located at 1021 61st St, Suite 100-B in Galveston, call 409-744-4622 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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