William Raveis continued to innovate in 2014, with the release of several new tools
SHELTON, Conn. (February 23, 2015)—Today, William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance proudly announced that the close of 2014 marked record high numbers for the company. The company announced total annual real estate sales of $8.1 billion, with a total of 17,400 units sold. The mortgage and insurance divisions also reported gains.
Since William Raveis was founded in 1974, the company has grown to include 3,500 sales professionals in over 110 offices in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, including Manhattan, Vermont, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New Jersey and Maine.
“As we reflect on what a great growth year 2014 was, it’s important to recognize that these types of numbers wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work and dedication of our employees,” said Raveis. “We’re looking optimistically toward 2015, where we anticipate a strong spring market following the tough winter weather we’re currently experiencing in the Northeast. We’re also excited to continue to offer our sales associates the best technology in the industry, and are constantly innovating to provide better, more effective ways for them to manage their business.”
By state, Connecticut had $4.45 billion in real estate volume, with 10,743 units, Massachusetts volume was $2.83 billion with 5,102 units sold, New York, including New York City, had $610 million in volume with 912 sold units, our remaining offices in Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and New Jersey accounted for the remaining $211 million in volume and 643 sold units.
An Award-Winning Team
In 2014, William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance was grateful to be honored by a number of industry awards. The company was named a Top Workplace in Connecticut by both the Hartford Courant/Fox CT and Hearst Connecticut. Additionally, the company received the Gold Medal distinction by the Commercial Record and Banker & Tradesman for its real estate, mortgage and insurance divisions.
William Raveis Mortgage, LLC (NMLS ID 2630) was also the recipient of several awards, with nine Mortgage Loan Originators being recognized by Mortgage Executive Magazine as being in the Top 1% in the Nation. Mortgage Executive Magazine also recognized William Raveis Mortgage, LLC on their list of the Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America, John P. Grosso (NMLS 12606) on their list of the Top 200 Mortgage Originators in America, both ranked by total mortgage volume in 2013 and Ryan Raveis, executive vice president, on their list of the 100 Most Influential Mortgage Executives in America.
Opening of First New York City Office
Together with New York veterans Paul Purcell and Kathy Braddock, William Raveis opened its first office in New York City in June 2014. Since opening, the William Raveis New York City office has attracted more than 28 brokers, including Julia Boland and Maria Wall.
Release of Redesigned Raveis.com
In April 2014, William Raveis announced a complete redesign of their award-winning website, raveis.com. The new design includes bigger, more prominent photos, unparalleled search capabilities, industry-leading access to housing data and an Agent Website that puts agents first.
As an additional tool, William Raveis also unveiled RAVestimate, an accurate home valuation tool. RAVestimate allows consumers the opportunity to receive an estimate of any home in the Northeast, using a combination of historical MLS data and public records. Public records will be pulled from local town halls for every single-family home, condominium and apartment for every town in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Maine and Vermont. After typing an address into RAVestimate on raveis.com, consumers will be given a full property information report including an estimated price range and property value, property information, sales history, value history, comparable sales, a local market snapshot and sold market trends.
About William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance
William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance is the No. 1 family-owned real estate company in the Northeast and the No. 8 real estate company in the country, according to REAL Trends. William Raveis’ Real Estate, Mortgage and Insurance divisions have been awarded the Gold Medal distinction by the Commercial Record and by Banker & Tradesman. The firm was named the Most Innovative Brokerage by Inman News, and has consistently been ranked the best place to work by Fox CT, Hearst Connecticut and the Boston Business Journal. William Raveis has 3,500 highly trained sales professionals in 110 offices in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Maine and Vermont. For more information, visit the best website in real estate, raveis.com, or blog.raveis.com.
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