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.
It’s not every day that you get to participate in a TV commercial shoot with professional baseball players, but that’s exactly how I spent a chilly Thursday morning in May, after we announced the exciting news that we were the new official real estate company of the Boston Red Sox.
July 2, 2018
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 (Shelton, Conn.) William Raveis Real Estate (WRRE), the top family-owned real estate company in the Northeast and Florida, announced today the additions of two industry veterans to their business development team: Tom Milazzo has been named the new Regional Vice President of Business Development of Connecticut and Affiliates, and Michael Dean has been named the new Regional Vice President of Business Development in Lower Fairfield and Westchester Counties. These two new senior-level positions are part of WRRE’s overall growth strategy to significantly increase services to help agents reach higher potential in productivity and local market share.
June 26, 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
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.
April 25, 2018
It’s our third week of introducing the William Raveis Charitable Fund Fellowship Recipients! Today we meet Dr. Megan Insco, from St. Joseph, Missouri!
March 23, 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
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.
February 20, 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