William Raveis Ranks #1 on Fox News/Hartford Courant’s “Top Workplaces” List

1317147617SOUTHINGTON, CT-Last Thursday evening, William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance was awarded 1st place in Fox News and Hartford Courant’s “Top Workplaces in Connecticut” survey. William Raveis was the only real estate firm to be nominated amongst nearly 800 Connecticut companies, nonprofits and public agencies. Awards were based on thousands of employee surveys completed at companies of varying sizes.

Fox News caught up with Kent Hanley, Executive Vice President of William Raveis Connecticut, at the Awards venue, Aquaturf of Southington. He discussed why respect and value for employees is vital to William Raveis’ company philosophy. “As the old saying goes, treat people the way you would want to be treated,” he said. “I think that really goes a long way. It’s a core value for a happy family, and we treat our employees as family!”

WorkplaceDynamics LLC, a research firm in Exton, Pennsylvania, conducted surveys on behalf of the Hartford Courant and Fox News. A total of nearly 800 firms were invited to participate and 12,685 employee surveys were completed. The survey covered myriad aspects of workplace culture, from employee appreciation to quality of wages and benefits.

“Top Workplaces” is one in a slew of awards William Raveis has been awarded this year alone. A big highlight for the company was receiving Inman News’ “Most Innovative Brokerage or Franchise” award for William Raveis Agent Dashboard, the first free-to-agent CRM and marketing tool. Additional accolades include “Best Residential Real Estate Firm,” “Best Mortgage Company,” “Best Insurance Company” all from Banker & Tradesman, placing as a finalist in Boston Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” survey, and being the only real estate firm to place as a finalist in Fairfield County’s “Top Workplaces” survey.

A special insert titled “Getting it Done” profiled William Raveis and other winners in yesterday’s Hartford Courant.

About William Raveis Real Estate

William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance is one of the top companies in the nation. It was recently ranked in 2010 by sales volume in RisMedia’s Real Estate® Magazine as the #1 family-owned real estate company in the Northeast and the 9th largest real estate company in the USA. The innovative firm is nationally recognized as an industry leader in technology, marketing and REALTOR®education. Such recognition includes winning the coveted “Most Innovative Brokerage or Franchise” distinction and placing as a finalist for “Most Innovative Website or Web Service” at Inman News’ 2011 Innovator Awards, held in San Francisco, California. William Raveis’ award-winning website, raveis.com, draws more than 10 million visits annually and includes more than 300,000+ MLS listings in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont.

For three consecutive years, William Raveis has also been named as “The Best Real Estate Company” in 2 states* and as a “Best Place to Work” in 2010 and 2011 by the prestigious Boston Business Journal.

William Raveis Real Estate is a household name in its founding state, CT and is the #1 real estate company in world-renowned Fairfield County. The company entered the Massachusetts marketplace in 2003 and, according to the 2010 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, Katonah, Chappaqua and Sleepy Hollow in Westchester County. The firm has 2,700 highly trained sales professionals and 80 company-owned and affiliate offices in New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. For more information, visit raveis.com or blog.raveis.com.

*Commercial Record, 2009 & 2010; Banker & Tradesman, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011