Local Real Estate Agency Expands Market Presence in Whatcom County

— Michele Watson

Weichert, Realtors® – Vanson Associates opens new office in Lynden

Bret VanLant

LYNDEN, Wash. / March 8, 2019 – Weichert, Realtors® – Vanson Associates is pleased to announce it has opened a new office in Lynden to better serve home buyers and sellers in the North Central region of Whatcom County.
The new office, located at 700 Front Street, will be run by Bret VanLant, a co-owner of the Weichert® affiliate.
“Our local market presence has increased significantly since we joined the Weichert national franchise system four years ago,” said VanLant. “Opening a new office in Lynden makes it easier for our clients in the northern part of the county to meet with us to handle all of their real estate needs.”
Weichert, Realtors® – Vanson Associates also has offices in Bellingham and Maples Falls.
The new Lynden office also allows VanLant and agents at the Weichert affiliate to share their knowledge of the local market with clients.
“I can’t think of anyone better to run our new office in Lynden than Bret,” said managing broker, Jack Hovenier, who co-owns the company with VanLant and Ty Jackson. “He’s a highly-skilled agent and native of Lynden who knows the local market like the back of his hand. Our agents and clients at the Lynden office will benefit tremendously from Bret’s leadership.”
Weichert, Realtors® – Vanson Associates is an independently owned and operated Weichert® affiliate. The office serves Bellingham, Maple Falls, Lynden and surrounding areas.
For more information about Weichert, Realtors® – Vanson Associates, please contact Ty Jackson at 360-933-0001.

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About Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.: Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. has grown steadily since Jim Weichert, president, chairman and CEO of Weichert Companies, launched the company’s franchise division in 2001. The affiliate division was created to offer a business model for franchisee ownership candidates described as “a clearly defined operating system for marketing and managing a real estate business.” Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. announced its first affiliate in 2002, was ranked as one of the top traditional residential real estate franchises in Entrepreneur’s 2019 Franchise 500 and was identified in 2019 by Franchise Business Review as one of the top U.S. franchises for owner satisfaction. Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. has offices serving over 350 markets in 38 states. For more information about Weichert, visit or for information on franchise opportunities visit

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