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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.

                                    

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

SPOTLIGHT ON: Regina Winslow, Back Bay in Boston, MA

We’re so proud to welcome Regina Winslow of Boston, MA to this week’s Agent Spotlight! As a few of her client testimonials read, “Regina was a great buyer’s agent for us. She helped us pick the right home at the right price and the level of service was exceedingly high. We recommend her for anyone who is looking to buy or sell a property.” She is an absolute delight! Read on to discover more about Regina Winslow and contact her for any of your Boston real estate needs at Regina.Winslow@raveis.com.

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August 4, 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 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

William Raveis Slashes Home Mortgage Closing Time

                 WILLIAM RAVEIS SLASHES HOME MORTGAGE CLOSING TIME

May 2, 2017, Shelton, Connecticut– Home-buyers wanting to close quickly on hot listings in a tight market will no longer have to wait 45 days long, as is the industry standard for mortgage closings.

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May 4, 2017

Boston Magazine’s “Top Places to Live” Celebration

On Thursday March 30, over 150 home industry professionals gathered at the Boston Innovation & Design Building for Boston magazine’s annual Top Places to Live event, celebrating the March real estate issue.

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April 28, 2017

Spotlight On: Our New Executives, Amy Kane & Jason Wilson

We’d like to extend a warm welcome to two new executives at William Raveis, Amy Kane & Jason Wilson, both of whom join William Raveis from leadership positions with the Sotheby’s International Realty Network. Kane will serve as senior vice president of the Westchester and Lower Fairfield region, while Wilson has been appointed to vice president of William Raveis’ affiliate offices, as well as vice president, regional director of operations for William Raveis Real Estate.

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August 31, 2016

Freedom Waters Foundation

William Raveis Real Estate Proud Sponsor of the Freedom Waters Foundation

William Raveis Real Estate has been busy opening its first 3 offices in Naples in the first 3 months of 2016, but has already reached out to support the Naples community through a variety of philanthropic endeavors. One includes the Freedom Waters Foundation.

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April 27, 2016

Raveis-Ride-Walk

Real Estate Gears Up for Second Annual Fundraising Event for Cancer Research

SHELTON, Conn.–In Summer 2015, William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance hosted their first annual fundraising event to benefit the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. The Raveis Ride + Walk raised over $500,000 for cancer research.

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March 29, 2016