Lou Caravella and Roseann Sarica Benedict Win a Trip to the Bahamas Courtesy of William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance

SHELTON, Conn. (April 17, 2013)—Lou Caravella and Roseann Sarica Benedict of Greenwich, Conn. are the newest winners of the William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance annual drawing for a trip to the Bahamas. Caravella won by attending a public open house hosted by Benedict, an agent in William Raveis’ Greenwich, Conn. office.

P4080174“I didn’t even believe it when Roseann called to tell me I had won a trip to the Bahamas,” said Caravella. “I’m opting to take the cash prize and I’m going to use it as an opportunity to take my wife to her home country—England. We made plans to go two years ago, but unfortunately my wife became ill so we were unable to. I’m so excited to be able to bring her now.”

Customers become eligible for the trip by filling out an entry form at any Raveis open house throughout the year. A longtime contest, it’s hosted by William Raveis Real Estate as an incentive for buyers and sellers, as well as a marketing tool for agents.

“I actually found out that I won on my husband’s birthday, so I gave him the trip as a birthday present,” said Benedict. “His office voted me ‘Wife of the Year’! We’re going to opt for the cash prize and take a family fishing trip to Alaska. We’re all so excited!”

Benedict has been with William Raveis for seven years and is a part of The Magyar Team, a top producing team within the company since 2006. Benedict is married with three sons, and is sincerely looking forward to a well-deserved vacation with her family.

“This contest is a thank-you to the communities we serve for choosing our services,” said William Raveis, chairman and chief executive officer of William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance. “Congratulations to Lou and Roseann on the win and I wish them the best in their travels.”

The winners may opt for the trip or its cash equivalent. The drawing for this year’s trip was held on March 4, 2013 in Shelton, Conn.

About William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance

William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance is one of the top companies in the nation. It was ranked in 2011 by sales volume in Real Trends 500® Magazine as the #1 family-owned real estate company in the Northeast, the 3rd largest family-owned and the 8th largest real estate company in the USA.  The innovative firm is known as an “Award-Winning Team,” being nationally recognized as an industry leader in technology, marketing and REALTOR® education.  Such recognition includes winning the coveted “Most Innovative Brokerage or Franchise” distinction and placing as a finalist for “Most Innovative Website or Web Service” at Inman News’ 2011 Innovator Awards, held in San Francisco, California. William Raveis’ award-winning website, raveis.com, draws more than 10 million visits annually and includes more than 300,000+ MLS listings in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Vermont.

For four consecutive years, William Raveis has been named as “The Best Real Estate Company” by the Commercial Record and was awarded the Banker & Tradesman’s Gold Medal Residential Brokerage award from 2008-2011. William Raveis was also named the #1 “Best Place to Work” in 2010 & 2012 by the prestigious Boston Business Journal.  The Boston Business Journal placed the firm as a finalist “Best Place to Work” in 2011.

William Raveis Real Estate is a household name in its founding state, CT and is the #1 real estate company in world-renowned Fairfield County.  The company entered the Massachusetts marketplace in 2003 and, according to the 2010 closed sales volume in the Multiple Listing Service Pin, is now the largest independent brokerage in that state with 31 offices.  William Raveis recently expanded into New York and presently has offices in Rye, Harrison, Katonah, Chappaqua, Tarrytown and Briarcliff Manor in Westchester County and offices in Nyack, Rockland County. The firm has 3,000 highly trained sales professionals and 85 company-owned and affiliate offices in New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  For more information, visit raveis.com or blog.raveis.com.

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