November 5, 2018 (Shelton, Conn.) — William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance (WRRE), the top family-owned real estate company spanning the Northeast and Florida and recent global luxury award recipient, is pleased to announce the opening of its new Lynnfield, Mass. office on the North Shore of Boston this week. The town of Lynnfield has become a coveted commuter town, highlighted by a new dynamic, high-end shopping and restaurant destination on Market Street. With a population of nearly 13,000, Lynnfield has seen a real estate surge with a total market volume of $133 million in 2017. The office, located at 932 Lynnfield Street, offers an optimal location to service Lynnfield and the surrounding towns.
JOINT VENTURE EXPANDS LUXURY NETWORK BETWEEN NORTHEAST, FLORIDA
September 18, 2018 (Shelton, Conn.) — William Raveis Real Estate (WRRE), the top family-owned real estate company spanning the Northeast and Florida and recent global luxury award recipient, is pleased to announce it has partnered with The Fite Group Luxury Homes, the market-leading luxury real estate firm headquartered in Palm Beach, Fla. The Fite Group serves high-net-worth clientele throughout the Palm Beaches from the famed 16-mile barrier island of Palm Beach, as well as the coastal communities of West Palm Beach, Delray Beach and Jupiter, golf communities of Palm Beach Gardens and the equestrian village of Wellington. This partnership under the William Raveis moniker secures a competitive edge in the South Florida luxury markets by broadening Raveis’s high-end network of ultra-luxury markets from areas in the Northeast like Nantucket, Wellesley, Greenwich, Westchester and Manhattan to Naples, Fla. and now Palm Beach.
September 18, 2018
July 16, 2018 (Shelton, Conn.) — The William Raveis Charitable Fund (WRCF) is pleased to announce The Wailers, the legendary reggae band formed by the late Bob Marley, will perform at the fourth annual Raveis Ride + Walk, which is scheduled for Sunday, September 30 at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk.
July 17, 2018
Friday, June 1, 2018 (Shelton, Conn.) — William Raveis Real Estate (WRRE), the top family-owned real estate company in the Northeast and Florida, is pleased to announce it has acquired Niantic-based Heritage Properties, a leading agency in New London County with more than $150 million in sales volume and close to 60 real estate professionals, effective today.
June 1, 2018
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!
May 11, 2018
By Ryan Raveis, Co-President William Raveis Companies
I salute People Magazine’s announcement in April 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 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 missed who they chose for this year’s cover, it’s the musical artist Pink.]
April 20, 2018
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.
April 13, 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.
March 7, 2018
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.
February 23, 2018
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.
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.
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