William Raveis Ranks #1 on Fox News/Hartford Courant’s “Top Workplaces” List for Second Year in a Row
Posted by Supriya Anand — September 24, 2012
SOUTHINGTON, CT-On the evening of Thursday, September 20th, William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance was awarded 1st place in Fox News and Hartford Courant’s “Top Workplaces in Connecticut” survey for the second consecutive year. William Raveis was nominated amongst nearly 700 top 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 Bill Raveis, CEO and Chairman of William Raveis Real Estate, at the Awards venue, Aquaturf of Southington. He discussed why respect and value for employees is vital to William Raveis’ company philosophy. “Without our sales associates, we don’t have an organization,” he said. “So our job is to help build our sales associates build their business and achieve incredible levels of success.” Mr. Raveis also expressed incredible gratitude to company employees for recognizing the firm in a still stabilizing real estate market. “For our employees to honor us with this award is awesome and humbling.”
WorkplaceDynamics LLC, a research firm in Exton, Pennsylvania, conducted surveys on behalf of the Hartford Courant and Fox News. A total of nearly 700 firms were invited to participate and 11,592 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 over the past year or so. Over the summer, the firm was recognized as the #1 Place to Work in Massachusetts by The Boston Business Journal (William Raveis also received this honor in 2010 and was a finalist in 2011). 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 Commercial Record and Banker & Tradesman and placing as a finalist in Fairfield County’s “Top Workplaces” survey. Earlier this year, William Raveis Mortgage was recognized as one of the top 100 mortgage companies in the nation and the 9th in New England.
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 2011 by sales volume in Real Trends 500® Magazine as the #1 family-owned real estate company in the Northeast, the 3rd largest family-owned and the 8th largest real estate company in the USA. The innovative firm is known as an “Award-Winning Team,” being 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 four 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, 2011 & 2012 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 27 offices. William Raveis recently expanded into New York and presently has offices in Rye, Harrison, Katonah, Chappaqua, Tarrytown and Briarcliff Manor in Westchester County and offices in Nyack, Rockland 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, and New Hampshire. For more information, visit raveis.com or blog.raveis.com.
*Commercial Record, 2009, 2010, 2011; Banker & Tradesman, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011