At William Raveis Real Estate, we’ve always been in the business of better. We provide our sales associates with better technology, tools, teamwork, and training to help them be the best in the business. Our sales associates prosper from an industry-leading suite of essential services, from our Mortgage and Insurance companies, to our Local Market Insights providing up-to-date market information, or our Raveis Refresh program, a full-service, pre-listing concierge program for homeowners. These are just three examples of our amazing essential services we provide our agents. Read on for more!
Raveis365, the world’s first comprehensive mobile real estate platform, developed exclusively with Microsoft, has revolutionized how our sales associates do business. Exclusive to William Raveis, Raveis365 unites the complete set of home-selling tools on one mobile platform. It means our sales associates can communicate and collaborate with clients and team members from anywhere and at any time. And because Raveis365 works seamlessly across desktops, tablets and smartphones, our sales associates have the freedom to work from their office, home, or on the go.
As our development team from Microsoft said, “We’ve never seen anything like Raveis365… it has a WOW factor.” Developed with the world’s most progressive tech partners, Raveis365 is innovative yet practical. Our sales associates can begin a Listing Presentation on their office desktop and finish it on their tablet — or just do it all from their smartphone. With Raveis365, our sales associates can access pictures, charts, and MLS data from anywhere. They can even include a personalized, custom video in their CMA and email it to their customer.
In today’s fast-paced industry, personalizing your reach to customers can mean make or break. Eye-catching, effective communications are essential to every sales associate. That’s why every branch of William Raveis has an assigned local marketing coordinator to help our sales associates with all their design and communication needs. We also have a wide range of custom designs for direct mail, email, brochures, newsletters, market reports, open house flyers, social media content, and more. All with a consistent and professional look and feel that befits our leading brand.
We provide the tools for our sales associates to succeed. Starting in 1985, William Raveis was the first in the nation to provide sales associates with personalized branding. In today’s competitive market, sales associates have just one chance to secure a prospective client’s interest. With the William Raveis Marketing Department on their side, one chance is all they need. Working closely with our sales associates to understand their business vision, our team expertly creates customized visual identities and marketing collateral with that all-important originality.
Timely market updates can make or break any deal. That’s why we provide our Local Market Insights, an exclusive agent-branded email providing homeowners with straightforward, transparent, and comprehensive market data from the people who know real estate best. From local housing data to new properties and listings to price changes and open houses, we ensure homeowners receive up-to-date information — accurately and quickly. In addition, our Local Housing Data provides homeowners with a comprehensive assessment of market statistics based on their search criteria. Homeowners can compare towns, check pricing trends, track unit sales, and see median sales price — all from the comfort of their inbox. This is an exclusive William Raveis-customized app.
There is no Planet B so while you excel at business, make life easier on yourself and save the environment too! Our paperless paperwork like SkySlope and ZipForm Plus can be completely handled by our Transaction Management team, where many hands make light work! If our sales associates need help with their transaction admin, no problem. Our Transaction Management Team will deal with the paperwork so our sales associates can focus on their next sale. Less scanning means more time for business planning.
Businesses thrive on sound strategic planning. Our Strategic Growth + Sales Managers are hand-picked and exclusively trained to coach and mentor our sales associates through every step of their careers. That’s why every member of the William Raveis management team has achieved their coaching and mentoring certification. This initiative, a first for the industry, means that all our Strategic Growth Managers have the qualifications, tools, and techniques to help our sales associates grow successful businesses.
Our career development team is focused on supporting our sales associates. Ongoing trainings include business planning, marketing strategies, social media expertise, digital target marketing, weekly office tech workshops and our daily email, Morning Boost, from our vice president of career development, Christa Ross.
We also tap industry experts for training like #1 ranked real estate educator, Tom Ferry, social media and online marketing guru, Jason Pantana, executive leadership coach, Mike Staver, business planning coach, Jeff Mays and many more. At William Raveis, we work hard to ensure our sales associates achieve their goals—in real estate and in life. We have the nation’s top coaches on hand to share their knowledge, insights, and expertise. Our coaches hold regular coaching calls, live regional sessions, one-on-one training, innovation training and more.
The real estate market is moving fast, so getting approved for a mortgage needs to be even faster. William Raveis Mortgage’s talented team of executive mortgage bankers and processors is the best at working hand-in-hand with our real estate sales associates, utilizing our exceptional suite of tools and next-generation technology, thereby creating a quick, efficient and seamless process from start to finish. We are experts at finding the most competitive interest rates and enabling quicker closings.
In addition, our insurance team is on your side. At William Raveis Insurance, we assess our clients’ assets to ensure they have the right coverage. We offer our clients coverage for homes, rentals, automobiles, valuable items, watercrafts, recreational vehicles, personal excess liability, floods, earthquakes, health, disability, life insurance, identity theft and more.
We even offer closing services with The Kelsey Company. They do everything you would expect of an excellent title company. We search the title, complete the paperwork accurately and on time, issue title commitments and insurance policies promptly, and conduct settlements at the convenience of the parties. We also provide notary and escrow services wherever needed, along with all the other niceties that take the hassle out of the closing.
First impressions count. Our service, Raveis Refresh presents the sellers’ homes in the best possible light. An upgrade for their place with no upfront costs. It’s a full-service, pre-listing concierge program offering seamless solutions – with no out-of-pocket expenses for the homeowner. For sellers, this program is a win-win solution for home preparation – from impactful renovations and cosmetic upgrades to professional staging and design — to make their homes more appealing to buyers and stand out versus other competitive offerings in the marketplace. The goal is for the home to sell faster and for top dollar. As an example, one of our serviced homes was valued as-is for $500,000. We came in and did $35,930 worth of aesthetically-pleasing renovations, and the home ended up selling for $639,500. That’s something to talk about!
We are in the business of better, every day. We are proud to provide our sales associates with better technology, tools, teamwork, and training to help them be the best they can be.