Joe McNeely of Weichert, Realtors® – Ruffino Real Estate Named National Rookie of the Year by Franchisor

— Evan Roeser
Joe McNeely

MILFORD, Pa. / March 28, 2022 – Weichert, Realtors® – Ruffino Real Estate, located in Milford, is proud to announce that Joe McNeely has been named the National Rookie of the Year for 2021 by national franchisor Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.

The honor is awarded annually to the Weichert affiliated agent with the highest gross commission income who has been an agent for 18 months or less.

McNeely earned the award among rookie agents from over 260 Weichert franchised companies in operation across the country. He was recognized as the National Rookie of the Year at an awards banquet on March 25 hosted by the Weichert Mid-Atlantic Broker Council.

“I’m very honored and thankful to receive this award,” said McNeely. “It’s been extremely rewarding building relationships with so many great people in the Poconos, and I look forward to serving this community for many years to come.”

McNeely was born on Long Island but grew up in Milford. He’s worked in sales throughout his life and prides himself on being genuine, honest and transparent with each of his clients.

He recently joined the real estate industry with a goal of helping others find their dream home in the beautiful Poconos so they can enjoy the lifestyle, mountains and Delaware River.

“Joe has been such a great addition to our team of dedicated agents, and we congratulate him for receiving this prestigious award,” said Donna Ruffino, owner of Weichert, Realtors® – Ruffino Real Estate. “He’s shown the ability to connect with everyone he works with and use our vast resources to help provide his clients with the exceptional service they deserve.”

“We’d like to congratulate Joe on such an outstanding year,” said Bill Scavone, president and chief operating officer of Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. “We’re very proud of the exceptional service he provides in the community and look forward to seeing him continue to flourish in his career.”

Weichert, Realtors® – Ruffino Real Estate is an independently owned and operated Weichert affiliate.

For more information about Weichert, Realtors® – Ruffino Real Estate, contact Donna Ruffino at 570-296-7571 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 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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