MASSACHUSETTS — Chris Raveis, executive vice president and managing partner of William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance, LLC, Massachusetts, recently announced that the company has again been voted one of “Banker & Tradesman’s Best” with the recent First Place Gold Award in the residential real estate category of Banker & Tradesman Best of 2009 Readers Poll.
“We are quite proud of this tribute,” said Mr. Raveis. “Being chosen as the ‘Best of 2009’ by the Banker & Tradesman readers adds testimony to our commitment to provide the highest caliber service to the residents of Massachusetts.”
“Banker & Tradesman is a leading publication in New England with a broad readership of the most influential people in the real estate, financial, and construction industries,” he added.
More than 6000 readers, (three times the number of voters than last year), responded to the annual Banker & Tradesman readers’ opinion poll, which has grown to be quite prestigious in the business community in Massachusetts. The subjective survey measures the loyalty and satisfaction the publication’s readers have with service providers. It is an opportunity for the Bay State’s financial and real estate community to speak up for those providers they believe are the best.
All winners will be published in a special section of the July 27th issue of Banker & Tradesman.
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 the largest independent real estate firms in Massachusetts.
“We’ve significantly outpaced the market every year we’ve been in Massachusetts,” Raveis said, “and we’re right on track to continue our strong growth trend in Massachusetts as well as the Northeast.” Currently, the company has 19 offices and 500 sales associates 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 company in the Northeast and the #6 independent real estate company nationwide. The innovative firm is nationally recognized as an industry leader in technology, marketing and REALTOR® education. Its award-winning website, raveis.com, is recognized as “the best website in real estate” and draws more than 10 million visitors annually. The most recent statistics show that more people visit raveis.com than any other regional website in the Northeast.
The company began its New York expansion with the recent opening of the Rye office in Westchester County. Future plans entail expansion into Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Presently, the firm has 2,100 highly trained sales professionals and 63 offices / two affiliates in Massachusetts; Westchester County, New York; Connecticut and Rhode Island.