Weichert, Realtors® – Providence Properties Holds Grand Opening Event in Watford City

— Evan Roeser
Members from Weichert, Realtors® – Providence Properties cut the ribbon at the grand opening.

WATFORD CITY, ND / August 12, 2022 – Weichert, Realtors® – Providence Properties recently held a grand opening event to celebrate its new real estate brokerage in Watford City. The company serves clients in McKenzie, Williams, Dunn, Mercer, Mountrail, and Stark Counties and surrounding areas with all their real estate needs.

The event featured a ribbon cutting ceremony to introduce the new business to the local community, as well as light snacks and door prizes from local businesses.

Owner Michelle De Koekkoek recently opened the brokerage, the first and only Weichert® franchise in North Dakota, building on her award-winning success in the real estate business at another Weichert affiliate in Bellingham, Washington.

De Koekkoek is an award-winning agent who racked up many achievements prior to making the decision to bring her expertise to North Dakota and open her own brokerage. She’s a four-time Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. (WREA) national Ambassador’s Club Award winner, and has earned the Sales Achievement Certificate.

De Koekkoek earned her Managing Broker license in Washington state and her Designated Broker license in North Dakota. She holds Certified Residential Specialist, Senior Real Estate Specialist, and Short Sale & Foreclosure REO designations from the National Association of REALTORS®.

In the eight months since the new office opened, the brokerage has already demonstrated a strong commitment to the local community as a sponsor of the 2022 Homefest and 2022 Ribfest. The company is also a member of 2022 Dakota West Credit Union Livestock Buyers Club and supports Rough Rider Center recreational programs and various local church programs.

Weichert, Realtors® – Providence Properties is an independently owned and operated Weichert affiliate.

For more information about Weichert, Realtors® – Providence Properties, located at 340 N. Main Street, Suite 209, in Watford City, contact Michelle De Koekkoek at 360-815-0095 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 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 or for information on franchise opportunities visit

Each Weichert® franchised office is independently owned and operated.

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