Weichert® Increases Presence in Illinois with Addition of Franchised Office in Naperville

— Evan Roeser
Lisa Stover

NAPERVILLE, Ill. / September 26, 2023 – Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. continues to grow its presence in Illinois with the addition of Weichert, Realtors® – Homes by Presto in Naperville to its national franchise network.

Weichert, Realtors® – Homes by Presto, formerly known as Presto Real Estate Services, becomes the 13th Weichert® franchised office in the state of Illinois. The company is owned and operated by Lisa Stover, who has nearly 20 years of experience in the real estate industry.

“Growth as a brokerage has been our plan for some time, but as a small boutique agency, getting there was not so easy. It quickly became apparent that the Weichert franchise model had a lot of great tools, systems, and people to help us get to the next level. We are excited to embark on this journey with the Weichert team on our side,” said Stover.

As part of the Weichert franchise network, Stover and her team have access to in-depth training programs, the latest technology, and the most powerful sales and marketing tools in the industry to help provide superior real estate service to their clients.

The Weichert, Realtors® – Homes by Presto team specializes in working with seniors and serving clients looking to downsize. Stover has served as both the president and vice president of the Association of Senior Service Providers and as a board member with the Senior Home Sharing organization.

Stover was a top producing agent at a competing brokerage in the area for over 11 years before opening her own brokerage in 2015. Her company has operated with exceptional success for nearly nine years, specializing as downsizing and home refresh experts for clients in and around Chicago. Stover has earned multiple awards during her extensive career in real estate, including the 2018 Senior Real Estate Specialist Outstanding Service Award and the 2023 Elderlife Financial Real Estate Agent of the Year Award.

“Defining ourselves as senior specialists has been game changing,” said Stover. “Seniors and their families really need a different level of service with an attention to the emotions they feel when it is time to move out of a home they’ve lived in for many years. We have come to realize that seniors are not the only people who can benefit from the great services we offer, and we look forward to meeting buyers and sellers of all ages who are looking for the unique offerings we bring to the table.”

Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. President Bill Scavone was pleased to welcome the newest Illinois affiliate. “I am thrilled to welcome our new friends at Weichert, Realtors® – Homes by Presto and their clients to the Weichert family. Their office has a reputation for great customer service, and they are very highly regarded in their region.”

Weichert, Realtors® – Homes by Presto is an independently owned and operated Weichert affiliate.

For more information about Weichert, Realtors® – Homes by Presto, call at 800-495-1120 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 19 straight years and identified by Franchise Business Review as a top franchise for owner satisfaction eight years in a row. For more information about Weichert, visit For more information about franchise opportunities, visit

 Each Weichert® franchised office is independently owned and operated.

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