Weichert, Realtors® – Heartland Announces 2017 Office Award Winners

— Michele Watson

REALTOR® Lori Gustafson Named Top Agent

Jake Piller (pictured in middle) and his team of agents show off their 2017 Weichert sales associates awards at a recent awards banquet at Legends Golf Course in Prior Lakes.

FARIBAULT, Minn. / April 12, 2018 – Weichert, Realtors® – Heartland, located in Faribault, is proud to announce their 2017 Office Award winners. REALTOR Lori Gustafson was named the top producing agent at the Weichert® affiliate last year, earning the prestigious President’s Club Award from Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. for her 2017 sales production.
In addition, 11 other agents at Weichert, Realtors® – Heartland were honored by the national franchise organization for their 2017 sales production. REALTORS Evan Knutson, Marissa Babcock and Michelle Jasinski each received the President’s Club Award, while Jennifer Campbell was named an Ambassador Club Award winner. REALTORS Emmie Rice, Heather Schirmer and Mary Ellen Bondhus were recognized as Executive Club Award recipients, and Austin Bauer, Michael Peroutka, Nicholas Smith and Sharon Kirk were named Sales Achievement Award winners.
All awards are based on achieving specified production requirements in gross commission income or units earned in 2017.
“Each of these agents is a shining example of how dedication and drive can lead to tremendous success in real estate,” said Jake Piller, the broker/owner of Weichert, Realtors® – Heartland. “They are also an inspiration for other agents in our office and continue to raise the bar for real estate excellence. We’re proud to have them on our team and honor their achievements.”
Weichert, Realtors® – Heartland is an independently owned and operated Weichert affiliate. The office serves Rice and Steele counties and surrounding areas.
For more information about Weichert, Realtors® – Heartland, located at 1801 Green Street in Faribault, contact Jake Piller at 507-334-2173 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 2018 Franchise 500 and was identified in 2018 by Franchise Business Review as one of the top U.S. franchises for owner satisfaction. Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. has offices serving over 300 markets in 37 states. For more information about Weichert, visit or for information on franchise opportunities visit

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