Weichert, Realtors® – Illiana Agent Team Named to National List for Top Hispanic Real Estate Professionals

— Evan Roeser
Peter and Renata LaSalle

VALPARAISO, IN / July 7, 2022 — Weichert, Realtors® – Illiana announces that The Lasalle Team, the husband-and-wife team of Peter and Renata LaSalle, were named to the annual 2022 National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals® (NAHREP®) Top 100 list in the Team category. This distinction recognizes the industry’s leading Latino real estate agent teams for their sales performance in the previous year. The LaSalle Team ranked #73 on the Top 100 Latino Teams list, with 84 transactions closed in 2021.

“Peter and I are honored to have earned our place in this remarkable group of real estate professionals,” said Renata LaSalle, broker at Weichert, Realtors® – Illiana. “We have been a husband-and-wife team, personally and professionally, since 2009. We are proud to have qualified for this prestigious list this year, not only because it represents success for Weichert, Realtors® – Illiana but also because it represents success – in the form of homeownership – for the local Latino community. That’s a real win-win for us.”

This is the eleventh year that NAHREP® has published their “Top 250” list to recognize individual agents, which includes a Top 100 List to recognize agent teams. The hard work and dedication of the agents appearing on these lists has led them to close an outstanding number of transactions to help increase the rate of sustainable Hispanic homeownership. The Top 250 list selection process begins with self-nomination. Candidates provide their individual number of closed residential transactions from the previous year to be ranked against other nominees. NAHREP then validates each entry against a variety of industry and public data sources and ranks qualifying entries. Ethnic background is confirmed through self-attestation.

This year, NAHREP evaluated 2021 sales performance for more than 2,000 agents from across the U.S., including Puerto Rico, for inclusion in the following award categories: Top 250 Agents, Top Teams, Top Agents and Team by Volume, Top Agents in their Respective Regions, Top Rookie Agents, and, for the first time, Top Buyers-Side Agents and Teams. The Top 250 honorees in this year’s list collectively represent 19,856 closed transaction sides and over $6.5 billion in sales volume in 2021.

The LaSalle Team was formerly part of Weichert, Realtors® – NWI & Company, which was recently acquired by Weichert, Realtors® – Wold Group, based in Schererville, IN. Weichert, Realtors® – Wold Group rebranded as Weichert, Realtors® – Illiana and provides real estate services to the Northwest Indiana counties of Lake, Porter, and La Porte, as well as in Illinois. The company is a member of the Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. It is an independently owned and operated affiliate.

For more information about Weichert, Realtors® – Illiana, with offices at 840 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN; 1101 Indiana Ave, La Porte, IN; and 746 E Lincoln Hwy, Schererville IN, please contact Renata LaSalle at 219-608-9613 or visit

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