Real estate firm expands

Charlotte-based Weichert, Realtors-Rebhan & Associates has expanded into Statesville with the acquisition of Weichert franchise at 300 E. Broad St., Suite 103.

The office is the firm's third in the Charlotte area and will be followed this fall by the opening of an office in Mooresville, said Kathleen Rebhan, broker/owner.

The Statesville franchise, started in August 2005 by Harry Tsumas and partners, will include Tsumas' working “hand in hand with us,” she said.

He will focus from the Statesville office on new home construction, building and development under the Tsumas Development name. Phil Dishman remains as broker in charge, and the Statesville sales staff will stay on as well.

The Charlotte headquartered agency, which opened four year ago, was identified as one of the six top producing franchises in 36 states at of the end of 2007. It opened its second office, located in the Ballantyne area, in March 2007.