WELLESLEY, MA (February 3, 2009)– Chris Raveis, executive vice president and managing partner of William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance, LLC, Massachusetts, is pleased to welcome 14 experienced sales associates to the Wellesley Sales Office.
The new Realtor® professionals have more than 226 years of combined industry experience with a lifetime sales volume of $480,620,544. The following 14 sales associates, who transitioned from Coldwell Banker, Prudential and GMAC, are as follows: Diane Bush, Beth Byrne, Maureen Carter, Patty Daly, Marvin Dobrow, Lou Goldberg, Claudia Ortali, George Quigley, Erika Lynch Redmond, Adelle Scansaroli, Linda Toussaint, Evan Walsh, Richard Walsh, Sheila Walsh.
“We are delighted to have these sales professionals join us in the Wellesley office,” commented Mr. Raveis. “They are well-known and respected in the community and are a great addition to the talented group of professionals currently in our office.”
“In this market,” he continued, “sales associates need more tools and state-of-the-art technology to help them market properties effectively. They need more support to help them market themselves and grow their careers, and they need the stability of a strong company behind them to provide it all. These associates could have chosen any other company for they were being heavily recruited by brokers that have been in the area much longer than us. Their endorsement of our company speaks volumes, and we could not be more excited.”
Sue McDonough, sales manager of the Wellesley office, is looking forward to a rewarding year for the new associates. “This outstanding group of professionals has many years of high performance real estate experience and, in tandem with our company, will deliver the best real estate services to both our buyer and seller clients. This group joining our company is just the beginning of my focus for 2009. I am committed and passionate about developing a stronger marketing presence in Wellesley with talented associates such as these.”
“Sue is an esteemed leader in the Wellesley office and in the real estate community, added Mr. Raveis. “Her dedicated assistance and support to our new associates is making it an easy transition for them into our company.”
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. In 2008, the company launched four additional offices in Falmouth, Scituate, Marblehead and Hingham. In 2009, the company has already added 3 new offices in Chatham, Eastham and Orleans making William Raveis Real Estate one of the largest independent real estate firms in Massachusetts. Plans for the balance of 2009 include the launching of more offices in Massachusetts.
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 firms in New England, the #2 family-owned real estate company in the United States and #12 out of 100,000 real estate firms nationwide. 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 2,100 highly trained sales professionals have been dedicated to strengthening their position as industry leaders in technology, marketing and REALTOR® education. The company has 63 offices, including two affiliates, in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Future plans entail expansion into New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.