Category Archives: Hot of the Presses

Mother’s Day Spotlight on Mother/Son Team, The Gigliotti Group!

On one of the most special days of the year, Mother’s Day, we decided to interview Bette and Anthony Gigliotti. They are a dynamic mother and son duo and real estate team (The Gigliotti Group) with William Raveis Real Estate! Let’s learn more about how they learn from each other and work together!

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Refining a Brand’s Identity: The Power of Soul

By Ryan Raveis, Co-President William Raveis Companies

I salute People Magazine’s announcement this week that they have rebranded their popular annual issue celebrating Hollywood’s beautiful people. Since 1990, the annual event has evolved from a list of the “50 Most Beautiful” to “Most Beautiful Woman” and now “The Beautiful Issue.” The editor-in-chief, Jess Cagle, noted in a statement that the change of the title is meant to “make clear that the issue is not a beauty contest … it will celebrate the most beautiful qualities of all: strength, humanity and artistry.” He added that the issue celebrates all kinds of beauty: “beautiful souls as well as beautiful skin.” [If you’re wondering who they chose for this year’s cover, it’s the musical artist Pink.]

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April 20, 2018

WILLIAM RAVEIS REAL ESTATE NAMED OFFICIAL REALTOR OF THE BOSTON RED SOX

April 13, 2018  (Shelton, Conn.)William Raveis Real Estate (WRRE), the top family-owned real estate company in the Northeast, recently announced a multi-year partnership with the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park.

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April 13, 2018

William Raveis Ride + Walk Family Fundraising Event Date Announced for 2018

Tuesday, March 6, 2018  (Shelton, Conn.) The William Raveis Charitable Fund (WRCF) will host the fourth annual William Raveis Ride + Walk Connecticut, benefiting the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, on Sunday, September 30 at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, Conn from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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March 7, 2018

WILLIAM RAVEIS WINS TOP LUXURY BROKERAGE AWARD FROM LUXURY PORTFOLIO INTERNATIONAL®

Thursday, February 22, 2018 (Shelton, Conn.) William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance (WRRE) received Luxury Portfolio International’s® Top Luxury Brokerage Award for overall engagement in Luxury Portfolio; embracement of tools, meetings, events, advertising and brand usage; and outstanding marketing strategy in the discerning market of affluent buyers and sellers.

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February 23, 2018

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.

                                    

October 20, 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

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