Weichert, Realtors® – Providence Properties Plans Grand Opening Event; New Brokerage is First Weichert® Franchised Office in North Dakota

— Evan Roeser
Michelle De Koekkoek

WATFORD CITY, ND / June 29, 2022 – Weichert, Realtors® – Providence Properties invites residents of McKenzie and Williams Counties and surrounding communities to their Grand Opening celebration, scheduled for July 19, 2022, from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. The event will be held at the brokerage office at 340 N. Main Street, Suite 209, in Watford City.

Broker/owner Michelle De Koekkoek says that the event will feature light snacks, door prizes from local businesses, a drawing for VIP tickets for Ribfest, and a ribbon cutting ceremony to introduce this new business to the local community. De Koekkoek recently opened the brokerage, the first and only Weichert affiliate in North Dakota, building on her award-winning success in the real estate business at Weichert, Realtors® – Vanson Associates in the Bellingham, WA area. The new Weichert, Realtors® – Providence Properties will provide services to real estate buyers and sellers in McKenzie, Williams, Dunn, Mercer, Mountrail, and Stark Counties.

De Koekkoek is an award-winning agent, accumulating a number of achievements prior to making the decision to bring her expertise to North Dakota and open her own brokerage, including

  • Four-time Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. (WREA) national Ambassador’s Club Award winner.
  • Weichert Northwest Broker Council Outstanding Sales Associate for $5 million in sales and Exceptional Achievement Award for exceeding $5 million in sales. She is also a member of their $3 Million Dollar Club; and has earned both Top Sales Associate and Top Listing Associate honors, along with Top Listing Agent in Units honors in 2018 and 2021.

She 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 (NAR).

In the eight months since the new business started up, it 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 Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. President and COO Bill Scavone was pleased to welcome the newest affiliate. “Michelle has built a stellar career in real estate, and we are delighted that she and her husband Keith have embarked on this new adventure,” said Scavone.  “They truly are pioneers, opening the first Weichert affiliate office in North Dakota, and we can’t imagine a more capable team at the helm. The entire Weichert family wishes them every success in this new venture.” As part of the Weichert franchise network, the team at Weichert, Realtors® – Providence Properties has access to in-depth training programs, the latest technology and the most powerful sales and marketing tools in the industry to help provide their clients the best possible real estate service.

Weichert, Realtors® – Providence Properties is a member of the NAR, the Watford City Chamber of Commerce, the Great North Multiple Listing Service (GNMLS), the Badlands MLS, the North Dakota Association of Realtors (NDAR), and the Williston Board of Realtors (WBOR).  The company is an independently owned and operated Weichert affiliate located at 340 N. Main Street, Suite 209, in Watford City. For more information, 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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