Farmer launched the business, located at 701 E. Fifth St., in 2002 at the location where his second-grade teacher used to live. “I always loved it,” said Farmer, who received his real estate license in 1992 when he worked with Town & Country Real Estate. He started Farmer & Company Real Estate with virtually no listings and says he was there at 7 a.m. and did not leave until 10 p.m. working to build his business.
Weisenberger, who is married to Metropolis native Kelly Larrison Weisenberger, moved to Metropolis in 1994 and worked in the retail business for many years until he was recruited by Farmer in 2003 to get his real estate license. It all started when Weisenberger called Farmer about a two-acre lot that had just gone under contract.
Farmer ended up selling the Weisenbergers’ house and found them another home to buy and after that Farmer had approached Weisenberger about getting his real estate license and working at Farmer & Company.
According to Farmer, he knew that Weisenberger had sales and management experience and recognized his potential and wanted him working for his company.
Now, with Weisenberger taking over as managing broker of Farmer & Company Real Estate, Farmer said, “I have all the confidence in the world in Stewart.”
Weisenberger, who became a real estate broker two years ago, said the only thing changing is Farmer’s name to his own, but other than that, his intention is, “To continue with what he [Farmer] has set forth here.” He received his managing broker’s license from Illinois and Kentucky and said his goal is to maintain the high standard in the same facet Farmer has done. “Scott has laid a good foundation,” said Weisenberger.
“It’s been an honor and privilege to server families throughout the years,” said Farmer, who will still maintain his real estate licenses in Illinois and Kentucky and will still be able to sell and list properties in those states. But, he will be working in real estate down south in Mississippi, where he has joined a real estate company.
Farmer pointed out Farmer & Company Real Estate has consistently been in the top five real estate offices south of Effingham every year and has been actively involved in supporting local schools and sports teams.
Currently Farmer & Company a total of nine brokers working at the office along with two employees. Weisenberger said the office has always had a good relationship with other real estate companies and realtors and wants that to continue as well.
The office is also affiliated with the National Association of Realtors, the Egyptian Board of Realtors and the Paducah Board of Realtors.