Matt Ford Named REALTOR® of the Year by Somerset-Lake Cumberland Association of REALTORS®

— Evan Roeser
Matt Ford (right-center) earns the prestigious REALTOR® of the Year honor from the Somerset-Lake Cumberland Association of REALTORS®.

SOMERSET, Ky. / January 20, 2022 — Broker/Owner Matt Ford of Weichert, Realtors® – Ford Brothers, one of the area’s premier real estate brokerages with six offices in Kentucky, was recently named the REALTOR® of the Year by the Somerset-Lake Cumberland Association of REALTORS®.

Ford, who leads one of the most successful Weichert® affiliates in the country, was awarded the distinguished honor for exemplifying the REALTORS® Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, his tireless work in the local community, and heavy involvement with the REALTORS® Association.

“It is truly an honor to earn this award, and it certainly would not have been possible without the support of my family and our team at the brokerage,” said Ford. “I’ve always been extremely proud to serve our community and look forward to continuing to make a difference in our area for years to come.”

Weichert, Realtors® – Ford Brothers is owned and operated by cousins Matt and Devin Ford, whose fathers were the original founders of the company. The Fords joined the Weichert national franchise system in 2013 and have since become one of the top-10 performing Weichert franchised affiliates in the country.

Matt Ford has been a licensed REALTOR® for over 21 years and has served in many leadership positions during his real estate career, including as president of the REALTORS® Association and president of the local chamber of commerce.

His philanthropic efforts and generosity have touched many lives in the local community through his monetary donations and hosting of charity auctions. The Ford family has also been very involved with the United Way, March of Dimes and many other community fundraisers for the past two decades.

Ford and his wife, Rebecca, have three sons, Bryan, Winston and Alex.

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

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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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