Carlson GMAC Agents Affiliate with William Raveis Real Estate in East Longmeadow


LONGMEADOW, MA (February 2, 2009) – Chris Raveis, executive vice president and managing partner of William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance, LLC, Massachusetts, is pleased to welcome nine experienced sales associates to the Longmeadow Sales Office.

The new Realtor® professionals have more than 60 years of combined industry experience and total more than $15 Million in 2008 sales production. Joining the office from Carlson GMAC Real Estate are Roberta Orenstein, Linda & Bill Fiore, Marthe Beauchamp, Moira Murphy, Anita Taylor, Christine Swanson, Tim Tufts and Ken Corbett.

When questioned why they joined the Raveis organization, they unanimously agreed it was because of the entrepreneurial spirit the company exhibits as well as the cutting age marketing tools, technology and website presence that afford their clients and customers better exposure and choice of inventory in the local marketplace.

“These agents are a great addition to our team in East Longmeadow and will help us grow our presence and solidify our standing in the Greater Springfield area even further,” commented Chris Raveis. “We are the ideal firm for them,” Raveis continued, “for we offer the stability of a privately held company that is strong in the marketplace and also a market leader in Massachusetts and Connecticut.” 

Tim Derrig, sales manager of the office, is pleased to have these additional agents affiliate with the company and looks forward to further growth in the surrounding communities. “They are well-known and respected in the community and are quite knowledgeable of the area,” he said. “We presently have an excellent high caliber group of professionals currently in our office and now, like the melting pot, we are adding additional ingredients that will augment the already-strong consistency of the team.  Go team!” 

“We would like to extend an open invitation for clients, customers and friends of these agents to stop by our location and say hello.” Derrig added.

The sales office is located in the Shops at 36 Center Square in East Longmeadow, across from Spoletto’s.

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 yearIn 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.