Joshua Ritchie Joins Weichert, Realtors® – Team Metro

— Michele Watson

Joshua Ritchie

HICKORY, N.C. / Dec. 1, 2017 — Weichert, Realtors® – Team Metro, located in Hickory, is proud to announce that Joshua Ritchie has joined their team. Ritchie will be assisting home buyers and sellers in Hickory and surrounding communities with all their real estate needs.
“After making the decision to change careers and join Weichert, Realtors® – Team Metro, I couldn’t be happier,” said Ritchie. “They’re giving me everything I need to succeed in this highly competitive business. I’m also looking forward to working alongside a talented team of agents here at Weichert, Realtors® – Team Metro.”
Ritchie joins a team of knowledgeable and dedicated agents at Weichert, Realtors® – Team Metro, which brings many years of combined real estate experience to its clients. He is also excited to take advantage of the numerous business tools and marketing strategies Weichert® provides its affiliate agents to help them offer the best real estate service in the industry.
“We are delighted to have an agent that puts his client’s need ahead of everything else like Joshua join our team,” said Kim Smith, broker/owner of Weichert, Realtors® – Team Metro. “His willingness to go above and beyond to meet the needs of his clients will be a tremendous asset for our office. We warmly welcome Joshua to our team.”
A native of Catawba County for over 30 years, Ritchie and his wife, Stephanie, live in Newton. When he is not assisting clients with their home buying and selling needs, Ritchie enjoys landscape photography, golfing and hiking through the mountains.
Weichert, Realtors® – Team Metro is an independently owned and operated Weichert® affiliate. The office serves the Hickory metro area.
For more information about Weichert, Realtors® – Team Metro, located at 1144 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd. SE in Hickory, contact Kim Smith at 828-304-1000 or visit

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