Weichert® Expands Presence in New York with Addition of Mount Kisco Brokerage

— Evan Roeser
Dorothy Botsoe

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. / March 7, 2022 – Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. is pleased to announce that Weichert, Realtors® – Signature Properties, a newly formed brokerage in Westchester County, has joined its national franchise system.

The newest Weichert® affiliate is the organization’s 20th franchised office in the state of New York and the first in the Hudson Valley region. The new office serves home buyers and sellers in Westchester and Putnam Counties, as well as the Bronx.

The company is owned and operated by award-winning real estate broker Dorothy Botsoe, who has over 30 years of experience in the industry. She will continue to retain her separate business entity, Dorothy Jensen Realty, Inc., which mainly deals with short sales and foreclosures and has been headquartered in White Plains for over 27 years.

Botsoe made the decision to open her new residential brokerage, Weichert, Realtors® – Signature Properties, to give her agents an opportunity to create teams under the banner of a franchise operation. She chose to franchise with Weichert due to the industry-leading tools, training and support the organization provides to its affiliates. “After reviewing a lot of different companies and business models, I chose Weichert because they have one of the best training and support programs out there,” said Botsoe.

As part of the Weichert franchise network, the company’s agents have access to in-depth training programs, the latest technology and the most powerful sales and marketing tools in the industry to help provide the best possible real estate service to their clients.

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® – Signature Properties and their clients to the Weichert family. Their team shares our client-first philosophy, and we are confident their new brokerage will build an outstanding reputation in the area.”

A native of West Ghana, Botsoe made history when she became the first African-American president of the Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS® in 2017. She’s earned many honors during her extensive career, including being named the REALTOR® of the Year by the New York Association of REALTORS® in 2020, the Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS® in 2012, and the New York State Chapter of the Women’s Council of REALTORS® in 2007.

In addition, she was honored by the Westchester Residential Opportunities organization in 2017 for her tireless work on the housing counseling organization. Botsoe also currently volunteers with My Sister’s Place, which provides services for victims of domestic violence and human trafficking.

Weichert, Realtors® – Signature Properties is an independently owned and operated Weichert affiliate. The office serves home buyers and sellers in Westchester and Putnam Counties, as well as the Bronx.

For more information about Weichert, Realtors® – Signature Properties, located at 275 E Main St. in Mount Kisco, contact Dorothy Botsoe at 914-846-0408.

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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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