SOMERSET, Ky. / July 20, 2022 – Matt and Devin Ford, co-broker/owners of Weichert, Realtors® – Ford Brothers, were recently named to an elite list of 2022 Franchise Rock Stars by Franchise Business Review, an independent market research firm.
Each year, Franchise Business Review’s researchers aim to identify those who set an exceptional example of achieving success within their franchise model. The Fords were selected from over 30,000 franchisees, representing more than 300 brands that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research.
Those who made the prestigious list were nominated by their franchise brand’s leadership in one of eight categories as franchisees who set admirable examples when it comes to leadership, business acumen, financial and professional success, and contributing to their community. Categories included: Giving Back, Women, Millennials, Veterans, Family-Owned, “Freshmen”, Top-Performers, and Multi-Unit Owners. The Fords received recognition in the Multi-Unit Owners category.
“Matt and Devin are extremely deserving of this honor,” said Bill Scavone, president and chief operating officer of Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. “We are very proud of the impact they have made in our franchise system and throughout the communities they serve. They are certainly exceptional ambassadors for the Weichert brand. We are very grateful to have them as part of our family and wish them much continued success.”
Matt and Devin Ford operate one of the top 10 Weichert franchise companies in the nation. The cousins are second-generation owners of the Kentucky-based brokerage, which operated independently for 40 years before affiliating with Weichert in 2013. Since joining the Weichert franchise system, the Fords have doubled the company’s number of offices and increased their gross commission income by 600%.
The Fords’ commitment to embracing Weichert’s technology, tools, and resources has been instrumental to their company’s success and growth over the past decade. They are continually open to trying different ways of doing things and harnessing innovative technology to offer resources for their agents and solutions for their clients. Matt and Devin’s devotion to the franchise model, their company and their agents has led Weichert, Realtors® – Ford Brothers to become the top brokerage in three different markets.
Though they have had tremendous growth, it has not affected their core values of treating everyone in and around their business as family, helping others, and promoting the community. Devin and Matt have worked with the United Way, March of Dimes, and countless community fundraisers for nearly 15 years. Locally, Devin serves as Deacon at the local church and Matt has been president of the chamber of commerce and board of realtors.
They are also very active members of the Weichert franchise community, consistently attending trainings, webinars and conventions. Their participation and early adoption of technology and resources from Weichert make the Fords trail blazers within the franchise community. They also provide great mentorship for agents, including one-on-one trainings on how to write contracts and prospect, where to best spend marketing money, and much more.
Weichert, Realtors® – Ford Brothers is an independently owned and operated Weichert® affiliate. The company has offices in Somerset, Richmond, London, Russell Springs, Mount Vernon, and Monticello.
For more information about Weichert, Realtors® – Ford Brothers, please visit www.wrkentucky.com.
The complete list of 2022 Rock Stars can be found at https://franchisebusinessreview.com/post/rockstar-franchise-owners/.
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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 Weichert.com or for information on franchise opportunities visit WeichertFranchise.com.
Each Weichert® franchised office is independently owned and operated.