William Raveis Real Estate Announces Winners of Unique Open House Contest

Posted by Supriya Anand — December 3, 2010

1291403343SHELTON, CT-Bill Raveis, Chairman and CEO of William Raveis Real Estate, recently announced the winners for Super Sunday Sweepstakes, a company-wide open house contest. While drawing names of sales associates from bags, Mr. Raveis surprised six agents with prizes to Paris or London, a weekend get-away to New York or Boston and a complete Thanksgiving feast.

“This eight-week contest was a way for us to encourage agents to hold as many showings as possible,” said Mr. Raveis. “Sales associates were rewarded for their hard work and ability to give a home as much exposure as possible. They really put their best foot forward for this event!”

Susan Tedeschi of the company’s Scituate, MA office and Carol Brodeur of the Avon, CT office were awarded a trip to Paris or London. Phyllis Doonan of the firm’s Stamford, CT office and Marcia Izzo of the Newton, MA office won a weekend get-away to New York or Boston and Dane Kimmerle from the Falmouth, MA office and Ellen Castillo of the Avon, CT office were selected as the winners of a complete Thanksgiving feast.

The Super Sunday Sweepstakes is an event that was born this year to help agents further enhance the marketing and visibility of homes. During this eight-week contest, agents who held open houses on Sundays between 1-4pm were entered to win weekly and grand prizes. The final drawing for grand prizes was held on November 11th, 2010.

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 more than 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 and 2010 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, Harrison and Katonah in Westchester County. In addition, another office will be opened this year in Chappaqua. Presently, the firm has 2,700 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 or www.blog.raveis.com.

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