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WILLIAM RAVEIS REAL ESTATE ACQUIRES NIANTIC, CONNECTICUT-BASED HERITAGE PROPERTIES

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.

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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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May 11, 2018

WILLIAM RAVEIS MORTGAGE NAMED TOP 100 MORTGAGE COMPANIES IN U.S.

April 25, 2018  (Shelton, Conn.)Mortgage Executive Magazine has named William Raveis Mortgage (WRM), the top family-owned real estate and mortgage company in the Northeast, one of the top 100 mortgage companies in America in 2017, based on rankings of their total yearly mortgage volume. In addition, President Ryan Raveis was also named one of the top 100 most influential mortgage executives for 2017.

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April 25, 2018

2018 William Raveis Charitable Fund Fellowship Recipient, Megan Insco, MD, PhD

It’s our third week of introducing the William Raveis Charitable Fund Fellowship Recipients! Today we meet Dr. Megan Insco, from St. Joseph, Missouri!

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March 23, 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

New Tax Law, Explained by Mike DeRosa

Since January of 2018, there have been some key changes to tax law that will affect us in the coming years. We talked to Michael DeRosa, executive mortgage banker with William Raveis Mortgage to answer some of the questions you may have.

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February 20, 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

Young Scientists, Supported by Companies like William Raveis Real Estate, Are Expanding the Frontiers of Cancer Research

SHELTON, Conn., (Sept. 15, 2017) — Connecticut has one of the highest cancer rates in the country but also the greatest concentration of doctors. That combination makes the state both a cause for concern and an ideal laboratory for cancer research.

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September 15, 2017

Evan Walsh, Surviving All Odds

With the 3rd Annual Raveis Ride + Walk approaching this fall, we have decided to highlight our agents who are winning their battles with cancer. We are happy to share the story of Evan Walsh, from Wellesley, MA on our blog today. Here at William Raveis Real Estate and at our Charitable Fund, we are so proud of Evan and his journey. Here, Evan tells it in his own words.

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July 25, 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