Weichert, Realtors® – Wold Group Acquires Weichert, Realtors® – NWI & Company: Rebrands as Weichert, Realtors® – Illiana

— Evan Roeser
The sales and management team for the newly formed Weichert, Realtors® – Illiana

SCHERERVILLE, IN / July 6, 2022 – Weichert, Realtors® – Wold Group located in Schererville is pleased to announce its purchase of Weichert, Realtors® – NWI & Company, with offices in Laporte and Valparaiso. This acquisition brings the two Indiana brokerages together under one umbrella and a new name: Weichert, Realtors® – Illiana. The new brokerage with its three locations will service Northwest Indiana and South Suburban Chicago, under the ownership of Thomas Wold and Kyle Wade.

According to the new Weichert, Realtors® – Illiana broker and primary owner Thomas Wold, the merger builds on the strength of the individual brokerages; creates better opportunities for their agents’ success, growth and development; and increases regional market share.  The former Weichert, Realtors® – Wold Group was owned by Thomas Wold and Kyle Wade; the former Weichert, Realtors® – NWI & Company, was owned by Peter and Renata LaSalle. The change took place effective May 1, 2022. As part of the Weichert franchise network, the team at Weichert, Realtors® – Illiana has access to in-depth agent 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.

“This new venture combines the experience of two great leadership teams and two great sales teams,” says Wold. “Each team has enjoyed great success and an excellent reputation in their respective local communities. We are confident that the new Weichert, Realtors® – Illiana will build on that success, offering even more opportunity to our agents and more comprehensive service to our clients.”

“Having offices in Lake, Porter and La Porte Counties is a huge benefit to both our clients and our agents,” said Kyle Wade, who shares ownership of the new Weichert, Realtors® – Illiana with Wold. “Our goal has always been to offer great customer service to each and every client. This new collaboration allows us to continue following that path to success. We are proud and excited to be part of the Weichert family and look forward to continuing to paint our region with Weichert’s distinctive bright yellow signs!”

Weichert, Realtors® – Illiana is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and the Greater Northeast Indiana Association of REALTORS®. The company is an independently owned and operated Weichert affiliate with offices at 840 E Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN; 1101 Indiana Ave, LaPorte, IN; and 746 E Lincoln Hwy, Schererville IN. For more information, please contact Kyle Wade at 219-864-8440 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

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