Twin Cities Real Estate Agency Joins Weichert® National Franchise Network

Weichert, Realtors® – Trikin Properties Becomes Newest Minnesota Affiliate

SAINT PAUL, Minn. / Nov. 1, 2017 – Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. is pleased to announce that Trikin Properties in Saint Paul has joined their national franchise network. The new office, now known as Weichert, Realtors® – Trikin Properties, is an independently owned and operated Weichert® affiliate run by the company’s president/broker, Curt Fluegel.

The addition of Weichert, Realtors® – Trikin Properties continues the franchise’s expansion throughout Minnesota, which is now home to 12 Weichert affiliated offices.

“We’re excited to be joining the Weichert national franchise network and take advantage of all the resources they can provide to help us increase our presence locally,” said Fluegel, who sits on the Minnesota Multi Housing Association’s board of directors and chairs the group’s independent owners committee.

Fluegel opened his agency in 2008 and has achieved tremendous success assisting clients with property management and real estate investment properties. He turned to Weichert earlier this year in hopes of replicating that real estate success in the residential arena.

“This is a massive deal for us,” added Fluegel. “I’ve been self-employed my whole life and being a part of Weichert allows me to maintain my independence while tapping into their resources. I’m confident Weichert can help us become a bigger player in this area’s residential real estate market.”

Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. President and COO Bill Scavone was pleased to welcome the newest Minnesota affiliate. “I am thrilled to welcome our new friends at Weichert, Realtors® – Trikin Properties and their clients to the Weichert family. Their office has a reputation for great customer service and they are highly regarded in the Twin Cities region. The office also shares our client-first philosophy and is rooted in the region it serves.”

Weichert, Realtors® – Trikin Properties serves the Saint Paul/Minneapolis metro area as well as Western Wisconsin.

For more information about Weichert, Realtors® – Trikin Properties, located at 266 7th St. E., Suite 200, in Saint Paul, contact Curt Fluegel at 651-964-3812 or visit www.trikinproperties.com.

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