William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance Wins the "Gold"!

CONNECTICUT — William Raveis, chairman and CEO of William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance, recently announced that the company has been voted one of “Commercial Record’s Best” with the recent First Place Gold Award in the residential real estate category in the annual BEST OF The Commercial Record Reader Poll 2009.

“We are quite proud of this tribute,” said Mr. Raveis. “Being chosen as the ‘Best of 2009’ in real estate by the Commercial Record readers adds testimony to our commitment to provide the highest caliber service to the residents of Connecticut.”

The Commercial Record is a leading publication in Connecticut with a broad readership of the most influential people in the real estate, banking and mortgage industries. The statewide weekly newspaper provides detailed information vital to Connecticut’s real estate and lending institutions.

Thousands of readers responded to the annual BEST OF The Commercial Record Readership Poll 2009, which has quickly become popular and quite prestigious in the business community in Connecticut. The subjective survey measures the loyalty and satisfaction the publication’s readers have with service providers. It is an opportunity for the Nutmeg State’s financial and real estate communities to speak up for those providers they believe are the best.

William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance is one of the top companies in the nation. It was recently ranked by sales volume in REALTOR Magazine as the #1 family-owned real estate company in the Northeast, the #3 family-owned real estate company nationwide and the 10th largest real estate company in the USA. The innovative firm is nationally recognized as an industry leader in technology, marketing and REALTOR® education. Its award-winning website, raveis.com, will draw an estimated 10 million visitors in 2009.

The company entered the Massachusetts marketplace in 2003 and, according to the 2008 closed sales volume in the Multiple Listing Service Pin, the company is now the largest independent brokerage in that state with 20 offices. William Raveis began its New York expansion recently and has since opened sales offices in Rye and Harrison in Westchester County. Future plans entail expansion into Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Presently, the firm has 2,100 highly trained sales professionals and 65 offices / two affiliates in Connecticut; Massachusetts; Westchester County, New York; and Rhode Island.