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Weichert, Realtors Northeast Group Joins RealtyUSA


Weichert, Realtors Northeast Group Joins RealtyUSA

Albany, NY - RealtyUSA is pleased to announce that it entered into an agreement to merge the local real estate franchise Weichert, Realtors-Northeast, Capital Region offices with RealtyUSA effective September 17, 2014. This follows many successful years as an affiliate Weichert franchisee and the expiration of the franchise agreement. Weichert, Realtors-Northeast agents will continue to service their clients with the enhanced products and services of RealtyUSA and a broader Upstate New York market reach.

After growing their successful company over the past 25 years and after much due diligence, Doug Engels and Peter Staniels, co-owners and operators of local real estate franchise Weichert, Realtors-Northeast, and their team of approximately 65 Realtors® and professional staff will join RealtyUSA’s Capital Region sales force. The new RealtyUSA agents will continue to operate out of their former Weichert locations in Guilderland, Clifton Park and Saratoga, bringing the number of RealtyUSA offices serving the Capital District to twelve, and increasing their local market share to just over 23%.

Engels and Staniels had many options for their firm. Doug Engels said, “I am excited about the opportunity to work with the management team and all of the agents and staff at Realty USA. When two top companies have the chance to come together and create new synergies and market place dynamics everyone benefits. Peter Staniels and I built our company over the last 25 years and I look forward to this new era with RealtyUSA!!

Co-Owner Peter Staniels added, “After years of doing business with agents and managers of RealtyUSA, I have great respect and admiration for what they have accomplished. I also have many friends there as a result. It just makes sense that we work together now.”

Merle Whitehead, President/CEO of RealtyUSA said “We are so honored to be welcoming Doug, Peter and their distinguished group of agents and staff.  Their experience and professionalism is the perfect complement to the team of RealtyUSA agents and employees already serving the greater Capital Region.”

RealtyUSA is the largest, independent real estate company in New York State, now boasting over 65 sales offices statewide and in Northeast Pennsylvania and serving client needs through the professionalism of nearly 2,000 agents. RealtyUSA is ranked #6 Nationally among independent real estate firms based on transaction sides as reported by RealTrends.


Albert J. Picchi


Vice President/General Manager




Phone: (518) 577-2253



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