Olympia, Wash., September 6, 2013–Olympia, Washington based Reynolds Real Estate Broker/Owner Randy Reynolds and his son, Vice President Ryan Reynolds, have announced the company’s affiliation with Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. (WREA) as an independently owned and operated member of the expanding national real estate franchise. Newly named WEICHERT, REALTORS® – Reynolds Real Estate, the firm at 2532 Pacific Avenue S.E. is the first for the organization in the state of Washington, “a pioneer office in bringing the Weichert way of doing business to the Northwest,” said Weichert Affiliates President Martin J. (Marty) Rueter. “We couldn’t be happier than to welcome this highly regarded company to the Weichert family as the first in our 37th state.”
WREA, the franchise division of Weichert, Realtors, announced its first affiliate in 2002 and by 2005 was identified byEntrepreneur magazine as one of the fastest growing U.S. franchises. The publication’s January 2013 issue declared that Weichert Real Estate Affiliates ranked #2 among all other competitors in its 2013 Franchise 500. Currently, affiliates serve some 240 markets from coast to coast with its under-one-roof menu of services.
Randy Reynolds said that he thought joining the franchise was “something like a dad walking his daughter down the aisle,” thinking, “we can still turn around.” Then “Marty Rueter came to town.” Rueter traveled from New Jersey headquarters to talk to the Olympia agency’s staff and sales team in person. “Marty was fabulous at introducing us to Weichert, and we are all very excited for this opportunity,” he said. “It gives us a foundation that isn’t just me,” he added, “a full team of experts.” From founder Jim Weichert to Rueter and his management staff, the team is made up of people who have been in the field as Realtors, Brokers, office owners, managers and sales people.
While it was tough to give up the double R logo and the community’s familiarity with it, Reynolds admitted it was clear to see that being part of an organization that provides full support to brokers and agents, ongoing training and award-winning Internet presence, relocation outreach and more, far exceeds the personal recognition of a one-man-run business. The future suggests that the company will grow at the present location and will expand throughout the county in the very near future. To kick things off, a regular career opportunity seminar series will be launched. Meanwhile, the agency is conducting one-on-one interviews by appointment – toward adding agents to the core group.
Reynolds Real Estate has been in business for 10 years in Olympia. Ryan Reynolds left his position as head baseball coach at Phoenix College eight years ago to join his father at the firm.
Randy Reynolds himself has been in real estate for more than 20 years, following another 20 years as a teacher and coach (track and football) in the Tumwater School District. He relocated to Washington in 1971 after graduation from the University of Idaho. He is currently president-elect of the Thurston County Real Estate Association. He has served as president of the Tumwater Kiwanis twice and is a 15-year board member.
Randy is also on the board of the professional division of Washington State Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), side by side with his wife Judy Reynolds, who is the organization’s State Director. The organization hosts about 2000 students statewide participating in various activities to prepare them for business and leadership. The program has 65 areas of competitions covering various topics. Randy has judged in the areas of job interview, partnership with business, business ethics and community leadership, as well as on the scholarship committee.
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, www.weichert.com, 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. Weichert franchised offices are independently owned and operated.
WEICHERT, REALTORS® – Reynolds Real Estate can be reached at 360-412-6731.