William Raveis Real Estate Continues Rapid Expansion in Westchester County with Opening of Katonah Office
Posted by Supriya Anand — September 15, 2010
KATONAH, NY – Chris Raveis, Executive Vice President and Managing Partner of William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance announced the firm’s continued expansion into Westchester County with the opening of an office in Katonah, NY.
“This is the perfect time to build our presence in Northern Westchester County with the opening of a new office,” said Mr. Raveis. “Individuals are looking for new alternatives and additional services when buying or selling a home. Agents are looking for more robust marketing services and tools to empower them to achieve success. Our firm provides an answer to all these needs with a focus on new, high-level marketing for agents and clients.”
“We are looking forward to supporting our new sales associates and making an impact in the Northern Westchester County area,” Raveis continued. The new office on 95 Katonah Avenue offers a team of seasoned agents, familiar with the unique needs of the Katonah and greater Westchester County communities.
William Raveis is adept at expanding into and establishing new markets. The firm started branching out of its founding state, Connecticut, seven years ago and has established 30 new offices outside of Connecticut since that time. Additionally, William Raveis is now the largest independent brokerage in Massachusetts and was awarded the #1 “Best Places to Work” by the Boston Business Journal in 2010 and “The Best Real Estate Company” by the Banker & Tradesman’s Readers' Poll for 2008, 2009 and 2010. The firm looks to continue this successful trend when further expanding throughout Westchester County and New York.
William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance is one of the top companies in the nation. It was recently ranked in 2009 by sales volume in REALTOR® Magazine as the #1 family-owned real estate company in the Northeast 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, draws 10 million visits annually and includes more than 200,000+ MLS listings in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont.
In 1974, Bill Raveis opened a one-man operation above a grocery store in Fairfield, CT, called William Raveis Real Estate. Today, the company successfully operates 48 offices in CT, consistently having #1 market share in Fairfield County and in towns throughout the state. A 2009 Commercial Record poll voted William Raveis the “Best Real Estate Company,” a testament to exceptional achievements in the state.
The company entered the Massachusetts marketplace in 2003 and, according to the 2009 closed sales volume in the Multiple Listing Service Pin, is now the largest independent brokerage in that state with 22 offices. William Raveis recently expanded into New York and presently has offices in Rye and Harrison in Westchester County. Presently, the firm has 2,400 highly trained sales professionals and 75 company-owned and affiliate offices in New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
William Raveis offers extensive home-buying and selling services, including mortgage and insurance divisions. Since its establishment 26 years ago, William Raveis Mortgage LLC has closed more than $6 billion in mortgage loans and is rated in the top 1% of all FHA lenders in the United States. William Raveis Insurance provides competitive proposals for life, home, flood, automobile, excess liability, valuable items and other personal insurance. For more information, please visit www.raveis.com.