December 1, 2021 (Center Harbor, N.H.) – William Raveis Real Estate (WRRE), the top family-owned real estate company in the Northeast, spanning to Florida, is pleased to announce it has acquired Lamprey Real Estate Associates, a staple in Lakes Region real estate for over 75 years, and itself a family-owned brokerage, effective January 1. Lamprey’s office located at 249 Whittier Highway in Center Harbor, N.H. will now operate under the William Raveis Luxury Properties brand, marking WRRE’s entry into the Lakes Region marketplace.
“It is always a privilege and an honor to join forces with another family-owned brokerage that shares our commitment to the community, our family values, and forward-thinking business vision,” says John Biondolillo, President of William Raveis Northern New England. William Raveis founded the company that still bears his name nearly five decades ago and has grown it into a luxury real estate powerhouse with more than 4,300 agents in eight states. WRRE is projected to produce a record $20 billion in company sales for 2021, up 20 percent from 2020.
“When we were approached to join William Raveis Real Estate, we knew it was an excellent fit. Their company and leadership team have the same values we embrace in our office and their focus on agent success and the client experience is second to none. We are proud to be a part of the Raveis business family,” says Christopher Williams, who will continue on as manager for the Center Harbor office.
Since the 1940s, Lamprey Real Estate has built a strong reputation throughout the Lakes Region. The Lamprey office in Center Harbor is located directly between Squam Lake and Lake Winnipesaukee, an area renowned as some of the most beautiful and sought-after real estate in New England. Home to abundant opportunities, Center Harbor offers easy access to the two largest lakes in New Hampshire, world-renowned skiing, and incredible dining and entertainment. As a result, it is also home to some of the most impressive real estate and architecture the Northeast has to offer.
Acquisition Expands WRRE’s Luxury Footprint Between Maine and Vermont
This acquisition marks WRRE’s entry into the Lakes Region market, bringing WRRE to a total of 13 offices and over 100 agents in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont alone. The family-owned company is actively seeking additional growth opportunities throughout Northern New England.
In 2018, Luxury Portfolio International, the marketing division of the world’s largest international brokerage network, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, recognized William Raveis as the #1 Global Luxury Broker in their unrivaled network of 550 leading independent brokerages in 65 countries. Together with Leading Real Estate’s luxury marketing arm and Luxury Portfolio International, WRRE’s listings are broadcast to the best brokers and the most affluent buyers around the world.
WRRE’s acquisition of Lamprey Real Estate under the William Raveis Luxury Brand further cements WRRE’s reputation as the luxury powerhouse in the Northeast. With Lamprey’s existing name recognition and its agents’ local market knowledge, they have been successful in the Lakes Region for decades. Now with the addition of WRRE’s industry-leading tools, technology, and global marketing reach, the best will only get better.
“We are thrilled to bring these resources to the Lakes Region market while retaining the family values and local connections that built Lamprey Real Estate into the impressive company which initially got our attention,” says Biondolillo. “Center Harbor further enhances our strength in the Vermont resort communities, such as Stowe and Stratton, and the luxury communities we serve in coastal Maine,” he says.