SCITUATE, Mass. – (Oct. 7, 2008) – Chris Raveis, executive vice president and managing partner of William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance, is pleased to announce the company’s newest office in Scituate located at 161 Front Street.The real estate company, which now maintains 15 Massachusetts offices, is the largest family-owned real estate Company in New England, and the third largest real estate company in the Bay State with a 2007 Massachusetts sales volume of $1 billion.The Scituate location will be the company’s 60th office. "Scituate represents an exciting expansion opportunity to us in this vibrant South Shore community,” commented Mr. Raveis. “With the development of the new transit system giving a direct route to Boston, Scituate is on the threshold of a great deal of growth and as the town continues to grow, William Raveis will continue to grow with it," he added. “The new Scituate office along with the opening of our new Hingham office further endorses our commitment to become South Shore’s premier real estate company.”“Within the past few years, our Norwell office developed a strong presence in the Scituate market,” stated Jill Duffy, Sales Manager for the Norwell and Scituate Offices, “and it became clear there was a significant opportunity for us to launch an office in the town. Although the trend among other firms is to consolidate or close offices, we are pleased that we are experiencing such continued expansion.”“We have worked diligently to attract talented and dedicated real estate professionals who are knowledgeable in the Scituate market and all are current or former residents of the town as well,” continued Duffy. The Scituate Office team presently includes Kathy Donahue, Merilyn Johnson, Kathy & Tom Martin, Colette Tansey, Maryann Zaccardi, David Friend (Associate Manager) and Brenda McIntosh (Administrative Manager).Since first entering the Massachusetts marketplace in 2003, William Raveis has experienced phenomenal growth. In 2007, the company opened three new offices in Marblehead, Orleans and Osterville, with statewide sales volume jumping 48% from the previous year. As 2008 progresses, plans are to launch three additional offices.William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance is one of the top companies in the nation. It is rated as the #1 family-owned real estate firm in New England, the #2 family-owned real estate company in the United States and #12 out of 100,000 real estate firms nationwide. With a 2007 sales volume of $5.5 billion, the innovative company is nationally recognized as an industry leader and is dedicated to providing an unparalleled real estate experience to its customers. Since 1974, the firm’s 2,000 highly trained sales professionals have been dedicated to strengthening their position as industry leaders in technology, marketing and REALTOR® education. The company has 60 offices, including two affiliates, in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Future plans entail expansion into New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.