WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Hunter Properties has served clients in Massachusetts and Rhode Island for nearly 25 years. Broker/Owner Cheryl Deschenes attributes the company's success to her agents' commitment to bring personalized customer service and attention to detail to each real estate transaction that they engage in. Cheryl notes, "Advancements in technology and social media have transformed the way in which our industry operates. Our goal at WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Hunter Properties is to embrace these advancements, facilitating the home buying process for our clients while maintaining a personal, one-to-one relationship with each client. Our clients gain peace of mind when they know that the agent that they met with 'day one' is going to personally guide them through the transaction to closing. It's a benefit that you can't get at every real estate brokerage in the market."
Cheryl explored "quite a few” real estate franchises and in fact had been affiliated with one before joining WEICHERT, REALTORS® in 2005. "There were a number of benefits to joining the WEICHERT, REALTORS® organization. WEICHERT, REALTORS® has proven systems, a strong commitment to technology, and a focus on education that outpaces the industry," Deschenes said. "The biggest draw for us was WEICHERT, REALTORS® online presence. Our clients want to know that their home will be prominently featured on the internet and that they will be visible to as many potential buyers as possible. We do just that. With an average of over 3 million visits per month*, weichert.com is one of the top real estate broker websites in the country and #1 on the entire east coast**! Generating this amount of traffic online is an enormous advantage to our clients." Deschenes indicated that another draw was Weichert Relocation Resources, Inc., "It's one of the largest relocation companies in New England."
Home to more than 5,700 sales associates among its franchised sales offices, WEICHERT, REALTORS® launched its first independently owned and operated franchise in January 2002 and since has grown to more than 260 signed offices in 25 states. In addition to training, the full-service organization includes mortgage and insurance services, a commercial and investments division, a new homes and land division, an award-winning Internet lead generation platform, and a multinational relocation company. Support services also include in-house marketing and advertising, dedicated public relations, pre-license schools, Realtor recruitment, in-person local training for agents and managers, and extensive online education. The affiliates group also hosts regular meetings and events for franchisees and sales associates, such as Broker Council meetings, management "retreats” and an annual national convention.
Deschenes, who is the company’s Broker/Owner, has been in real estate since 1989, earning "Rookie of the Year” honors her first year in business. She focused on new construction for the 10 years leading up to the opening of Hunter Properties, with her husband and other family members in the new construction business
*Experian Hitwise 7/2013. **Experian Hitwise - Most Popular Websites in Business and Finance - Real Estate ranked by Visits from Selected Segments - 12 Rolling Weeks ending October 19, 2013 (CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, NC, PA, RI, VT, VA)