Weichert® Increases National Franchise Footprint with Addition of New Midwest Office

— Michele Watson

Weichert, Realtors® – The Agents Becomes First-Ever South Dakota Affiliate

John Maurer

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. / Aug. 5, 2019 – Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. is pleased to announce that Meritus Group Real Estate in Sioux Falls has joined their national franchise system.
The new office, now known as Weichert, Realtors® – The Agents, is an independently owned and operated Weichert® affiliate run by Broker/Owner John Maurer.
The addition of Weichert, Realtors® – The Agents continues the franchise’s national expansion, which now has affiliated offices in 39 states with the addition of its first-ever South Dakota franchise.
“We are excited to grow together as part of a national real estate brand that has a client-first philosophy,” said Maurer, who has steadily grown the Sioux Falls-based agency that he opened in 2012.
Maurer made the decision to franchise after meeting with the Weichert leadership team in Morris Plains, New Jersey. The broker/owner saw tremendous value in joining a brand like Weichert and the support they provide their affiliated owners, brokers and agents.
As part of the Weichert franchise network, Maurer’s team can take advantage of training programs provided by Weichert to help them offer the best real estate service in the industry. The office will also be eligible to receive sales leads from the Weichert call center to help grow its local market share.
“Weichert has amazing tools and resources that our agents can take advantage of to better serve our community and clients,” added Maurer. “This is definitely the right move for us to make.”
Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. President and COO Bill Scavone was pleased to welcome the first-ever South Dakota affiliate. “I am thrilled to welcome our new friends at Weichert, Realtors® – The Agents and their clients to the Weichert family. Their office has a reputation for great customer service and they are highly regarded in Sioux Falls and surrounding areas. The office also shares our client-first philosophy and is rooted in the region it serves.”
Weichert, Realtors® – The Agents is an independently owned and operated Weichert affiliate. The office serves Sioux Falls and surrounding areas.
For more information about Weichert, Realtors® – The Agents, located at 7505 S. Louise Avenue in Sioux Falls, contact John Maurer at 605-271-5670 or visit

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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 39 states. 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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