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GAMELLI, WILSON TO LEAD CUSTOMER ACQUISITION AND PRODUCT INNOVATION AT WILLIAM RAVEIS REAL ESTATE

SHELTON, CT, October 19, 2017—Bill Gamelli has been named Executive Vice President of Customer Acquisition and Product Innovation at William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance. A 30-year-veteran of the Shelton, Connecticut-based company, he previously served as interim Chief Operating Officer since January, 2015.

Bill Gamelli

In his new roles, Gamelli will focus on generating leads for the company’s more than 4,000 agents through e-commerce, call centers and relocation networks, and developing and integrating new technology tools into the company’s existing Raveis365 platform, in order to serve both agents and Raveis customers.

At the same time, Jason Wilson, Vice President, Regional Director of Operations and Affiliate Companies, will become Vice President, User Experience, Career Development and Affiliate Companies, charged with revamping the company’s education program and gathering feedback directly from agents on new technology and services.

Jason Wilson

By dedicating new departments under key senior executives, Raveis is signaling its next bold move in employing cutting-edge technology to challenge online real estate ventures, such as Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com, in the war for real estate listings and buyers.  Delivering leads is crucial not only in supporting a company’s existing agents but in attracting new, top agents.

“Bill has critical experience sitting in the cross-roads where tech meets market viability,” said Ryan Raveis, co-president of William Raveis, Inc. “He has also been critical to the implementation of many technologies we have rolled out. His focus on this area will assure that William Raveis continues its role as an innovator in product development and in providing value to our agents in the form of buyer and seller leads.”

The ability to deliver quality leads to real estate agents is viewed as a significant advantage over online inquiries, which rarely generate leads that materialize. Two focal points of Gamelli’s energies will be Raveis call centers, where the company has built a hybrid model around both in-bound and out-bound calls, and the application of predictive analytics and scoring to target customers most likely to buy or sell a home.

“This is about more than delivering leads for our agents,” Gamelli notes. “It’s about helping them build their business, and giving them the products and tools to better manage their business so that they’re able to spend less time at their desks and more time in front of potential buyers and sellers.”

Training will be critical to the success of the new initiatives, as it has been for the company since its founding in 1972. “I have seen a lot of great real estate technology that has stayed on the shelf because the agents were not trained effectively,” says Wilson, who is also a real estate coach/trainer and a motivational speaker. “Our goal at William Raveis is to have the most innovative tools and the best adoption rate in the industry.”

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, with 4,000 agents in 130 offices, including branches in Mid-town Manhattan and Naples, Florida. Last year, William Raveis Real Estate closed over $9 billion in sales and over $10 billion in mortgage transactions.

For more information on Raveis products and services, visit www.raveis.com.

                                    

Riding After Surviving

FAIRFIELD, CT—Among the some 1,000 bicyclists and walkers expected to take part in this Sunday’s 3rd annual William Raveis Ride & Walk, a charitable fundraiser in partnership with the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, will be Fairfield resident Tom Berenberg, for whom the day holds several layers of meaning.

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September 28, 2017

Agent Spotlight: Stacey Sporn

Stacey Sporn, a consistent top producer for William Raveis Armonk since 2005, lets us take a peek into her personal life for this week’s Agent Spotlight. Contact Stacey for any of your real estate needs in Armonk, NY on her website.

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September 11, 2017

Amy Arnheim Named Sales Manager at William Raveis Southport

SOUTHPORT, CT, August 28, 2017—Veteran real estate agent Amy Arnheim has been appointed the new Sales Manager at William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance in Southport, the top real estate office in the Fairfield area.

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August 29, 2017

Mike Mottola, Iron Man

We are proud to share Mike Mottola‘s journey with cancer today on the Raveis blog. Mike is one of our agents in Andover, MA and was kind enough to write his story in between rounds of golf, his favorite sport. Its actually how his story begins, as when he was diagnosed in 2014, he was actually in the middle of a great round of golf. Mike continues below.

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August 23, 2017

William Raveis Rye Grand Re-Opening!

After a total renovation, William Raveis Rye has introduced a new sleek design to their pristine facade on Purchase Street.  Eighty residents of Rye, NY attended the a ribbon cutting event on Monday the 26th of June to chat and witness the changes to the office. Marylin Hoffman, manager of the Rye office tells us, “The modern and polished yet warm environment sparkles. We are thrilled.”

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June 29, 2017

A Raveis White Paper: TURNING THE COMPANY UPSIDE DOWN TO STAY ON TOP!

By Tom Connor

Five years ago, when competition from online real estate companies backed by venture capitalists and hedge funds further raised the stakes in an already disrupted industry, Bill Raveis did what he has always done.

The 71-year-old CEO of William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance, the largest family-owned real estate company in the Northeast, turned to technology to completely refresh the Continue reading

June 27, 2017

A Heightened Level of Connectivity in a Tech-Driven World

In a recent article by RIS Media, Ryan Raveis was quoted in depth about William Raveis’ new platform, MoxiWorks, and apparently, it is being noticed by the tech and real estate worlds alike. We are happy to share the article below, for your reading pleasure about the latest technological advances William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance is introducing!

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June 9, 2017

Farmhouse in Suffern, NY Composer Site for Marine Corp ‘Charlatan March’ in 1898

History sings from the porch of 519 Haverstraw Road in Suffern, NY.  With trumpets and drums faintly ringing from the original wooden beams, this completely modernized farmhouse colonial was originally built in 1850 and was considered a luxury summer rental for many escaping the heat of New York City.

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May 18, 2017

William Raveis Mortgage named in the Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America

Riding on the wave of William Raveis announcing their 21-Day Mortgage Close strategy, they have placed in the Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America for 2016. Announced this spring by Mortgage Executive magazine, William Raveis Mortgage closed 2,420 loans equating to $794,353,427 in volume.

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May 17, 2017