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Jim Weichert, Martin J. Rueter Among the Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate

 MORRIS PLAINS, N.J., January 26, 2016 – Jim Weichert, president, chairman and CEO of Weichert, Realtors®, and Martin J. Rueter, president of Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc., have once again been selected for the Swanepoel POWER 200: The Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate in 2015/2016. Weichert and Rueter achieved the #12 and #56 rankings, respectively, on the overall POWER 200 list. Both Weichert executives moved up on the list this year, having been previously ranked #13 and #66.

 The POWER 200 list was further broken down into eight categories. Weichert was listed as #3 in the ‘Power Brokers’ category in recognition of his leadership in growing Weichert, Realtors from a single office to one of the largest privately held real estate companies in the United States. Rueter, who co-founded and heads the Weichert franchise business, ranked #20 in the ‘Corporate Executives’ category, and was acknowledged as a fourth-generation Realtor® with deep roots in the industry.


Weichert, Rueter and the other real estate professionals on the list were chosen based on their personal influence, tenure in the industry, office held, decision-making power, and his or her recent activities, growth and potential. Also considered were their company’s financial resources, significance and contribution to the industry, and geographic reach. This year, more than 1,000 leaders were reviewed and researched, resulting in a total of 270 honorees listed in the nine POWER 200 lists.


The Swanepoel POWER 200 (SP200) is a research service managed by the Swanepoel | T3 Group, a real estate information services company that provides extensive expertise and in-depth understanding in all facets of the residential real estate business industry including market research, business trends analysis, scenario and strategic planning, competitor evaluation, franchising, brokerage management, MLS and association management and technology. The SP200 is the most comprehensive analysis ever published of the most powerful key decision makers, trailblazers, influencers, company chieftains, thought leaders and innovators in the real estate industry.


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About Weichert, Realtors

Since 1969, Weichert, Realtors has grown from a single office into one of the nation’s leading providers of homeownership services by putting its customers first. A family of full-service real estate and financial services companies, Weichert helps customers buy and sell both residential and commercial real estate, and streamlines the delivery of mortgages and home and title insurance. Weichert leverages its customer website,, one of the most visited real estate websites in the nation, to help families and individuals realize the dream of homeownership through quick and easy access to listing information and the services of its real estate professionals nationwide. For more information, Weichert’s customer service center can be reached at 1-800-USA-SOLD.


About Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.

Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. has grown steadily since Jim Weichert, co president, chairman and CEO of Weichert, Realtors, named Martin J. Rueter as president. The two collaborated in 2001 to create a business model for franchisee ownership candidates described as “a clearly defined operating system for marketing and managing a real estate business.” Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. announced its first affiliate in 2002, was identified in 2005 by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the fastest growing U.S. franchises, and is ranked the #2 traditional residential real estate franchise in Entrepreneur’s 2016 Franchise 500. Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. has offices serving over 300 markets in 39 states. For more information about Weichert, visit or for information on franchise opportunities visit Weichert franchised offices are independently owned and operated.