Spring Hill Real Estate Agency Joins Weichert® National Franchise System

— Evan Roeser
John DiPalo

SPRING HILL, Fla. / November 9, 2022 – Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. is pleased to announce that Weichert, Realtors® – Florida Tropics in Spring Hill has joined the Weichert® national franchise system.

The company, previously known as Florida Tropics Realty, Inc., becomes the 39th Weichert franchised office in the state of Florida.

Weichert, Realtors® – Florida Tropics is owned and operated by John DiPalo, who has over 21 years of experience in the real estate industry. John’s brother, Chris DiPalo, is his business partner and managing member of the family business.

“We are very excited to join the Weichert family,” said John DiPalo. “Weichert’s client-first philosophy and family culture match up extremely well with our company’s own values.”

As part of the Weichert franchise network, the team at Weichert, Realtors® – Florida Tropics has access to in-depth training programs, the latest technology, and the most powerful sales and marketing tools in the industry to help provide their clients the best possible real estate service.

“We saw great value in joining the Weichert system to have industry-leading tools and resources at our disposal,” said John DiPalo. “We wanted to give our agents the marketing and technology tools so they can achieve great success and continue to provide the best service in the area. This decision will certainly be a great benefit for our agents and customers.”

Florida Tropics Realty, Inc. has been serving the Spring Hill community and surrounding areas since 1990. John DiPalo joined the business shortly after his family took ownership of the brokerage in 2000. Since his arrival, John DiPalo has helped lead the company to become one of the premier real estate agencies in the area and currently manages a team of 14 agents.

John DiPalo is a licensed real estate instructor in Florida. He’s also certified in multiple real estate specialties, having earned designations from the National Association of REALTORS® as an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR), Seller Representative Specialist (SRS), Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE), Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES), Military Relocation Professional (MRP), and e-PRO.

Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. President and COO Bill Scavone was pleased to welcome the newest affiliate. “I am thrilled to welcome our new friends at Weichert, Realtors® – Florida Tropics and their clients to the Weichert family. Their office has a reputation for great customer service, and they are very highly regarded in Spring Hill. They also share our client-first philosophy and are rooted in the region they serve.”

Weichert, Realtors® – Florida Tropics is an independently owned and operated Weichert affiliate. The office serves Hernando, Pasco, Citrus Counties, and surrounding areas.

For more information about Weichert, Realtors® – Florida Tropics, located at 50 Commercial Way in Spring Hill, contact John DiPalo at 352-682-7997 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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