COLUMBUS, Ind. / December 12, 2022 – Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. continues to grow its presence in Indiana with the addition of Columbus-based brokerage, Weichert, Realtors® – Home Group, to its franchise network.
Weichert, Realtors® – Home Group is owned and operated by business partners Greg Simo
and Kerri Bennett, who have over 30 years of combined experience in the real estate industry. Simo and Bennett also run a property management company, Home Real Estate Services, which has been in operation for 12 years.
Simo and Bennett saw tremendous value in affiliating with a national brand like Weichert® and having access to its industry-leading technology, tools, training, and support. “To be competitive in today’s market, our agents need to have new and innovative tools at their disposal so they can provide exceptional service for their clients,” said Simo. “We are confident that our decision to join the Weichert system will help our agents grow their business and help them offer the best home buying and selling services in the area.”
As part of the Weichert franchise network, the team at Weichert, Realtors® – Home Group has access to in-depth training programs, the latest technology, and the most powerful sales and marketing tools in the industry.
Simo is a long-time resident of Columbus and has over 25 years of experience in the real estate industry. He’s served in multiple leadership roles in the local real estate scene, including on the Board of Directors for the Indiana Board of REALTORS® and the Crossroads Association of REALTORS®. He also served as President of the Crossroads Association of REALTORS® from 2019-20 and was a member of the organization’s Community Outreach and Political Action Committees.
Simo has operated a successful property management company for over a decade and is a member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers. He serves on the State and Local Government Affairs Committee and Federal Government Affairs Committee for the organization.
Simo has been married to his wife, Alison, for over 30 years and they have two adult children together. When he’s not serving clients, he enjoys traveling the world and scuba diving. He’s been a member of his local church for over 30 years and serves as a member of its IT department.
Bennett is a lifelong resident of Columbus and has been in the real estate business for eight years. She’s also a member of the Crossroads Association of REALTORS®, where she serves on the Community Outreach Committee. Bennett recently accepted a position on the organization’s Board of Directors, with her term running from 2023-26. She’s enjoyed a successful career in real estate, earning the Honor Society Award each year from 2016-19 and the Top Producer & Outstanding Service Award in 2020.
Bennett has been married to her husband, Joe, for seven years. They have four adult children together and two grandchildren. When she’s not serving clients, Bennett enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and playing billiards.
Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. President and COO Bill Scavone was pleased to welcome the company’s newest affiliate. “We are thrilled to welcome our new friends at Weichert, Realtors® – Home Group and their clients to the Weichert family. Their office has a reputation for great customer service, and they are very highly regarded in Indiana. The office also shares our client-first philosophy and is rooted in the regions it serves.”
With more than 50 years of success, Weichert is a proven leader and recognized real estate brand in the national market. The company has franchised offices serving over 380 markets in 43 states.
Weichert, Realtors® – Home Group is an independently owned and operated Weichert affiliate. The office serves Bartholomew, Jackson, Brown, Decatur, Jennings, and Johnson Counties, and surrounding areas.
For more information about Weichert, Realtors® – Home Group, located at 234 California Street in Columbus, contact Greg Simo at 812-376-9433 or visit www.weichertrealtorshomegroup.com.
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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 Weichert.com or for information on franchise opportunities visit WeichertFranchise.com.
Each Weichert® franchised office is independently owned and operated.