SOUTHPORT, Conn. – (Jan. 3, 2008) –
William Raveis, chairman and CEO of William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance
, recently announced the addition of John Hackett to the company’s Southport office.“I’m pleased to welcome John to our Family of Companies,” Raveis said. “His past achievements and years of industry experience will make him a great asset to the Southport office’s team of sales associates.”With 20 years of real estate experience, Hackett’s success in the industry earned him many accolades, including top producer and honor society membership at his former company. He also participated in the Floyd Wickman S.M.A.R.T. program to enhance his selling skills. Hackett is a member of the Connecticut Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS® and specializes in residential real estate in Fairfield and New Haven counties.“I admire the growth, vision and philosophy of the William Raveis Family of Companies,” Hackett said. “It very closely mirrors my own personal business philosophy, and I look forward to many years of success in the William Raveis Southport office.”Hackett attended the University of Connecticut where he studied business management. Today, he makes his home in Fairfield, with his wife, Kathy, and two daughters. Former athletic director for Holy Family Parish, Hackett is still extensively involved in his local community as a member of the Kiwanis Club of Fairfield and the Gaelic American Club.The William Raveis Family of Companies attributes its success to a consistent emphasis on integrity, service and experience. Offering one-stop shopping for its clients, William Raveis provides mortgage, insurance and closing/title services, all with the additional ability to earn points, services and cash back via the company’s own Visa®/Bank of America credit card, a part of the William Raveis Rewards program. The firm’s Web site, www.raveis.com
, offers homebuyers property comparisons, price-per-square-foot calculations, online appointment scheduling, online home-value capabilities, interactive neighborhood mapping of all active and sold listings, relocation information and the ability to conveniently search more than 100,000 properties listed through various multiple listing services. With the recent launch of a new interactive widget and RSS technology, the site is now capable of delivering the latest customized listing and mortgage rate notifications directly to customers’ computer desktops and favorite RSS readers. Annually, www.raveis.com
attracts more than 5 million visitors worldwide.William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance is New England’s largest privately held, family-owned real estate firm. With a 2007 estimated sales volume of $5.5 billion, the innovative company is nationally recognized as an industry leader and is dedicated to providing an unparalleled real estate experience to its customers. Since 1974, the firm’s 1,900 highly trained sales professionals have been dedicated to strengthening their position as industry leaders in technology, marketing and REALTOR® education. The company has 59 offices, including two affiliates, in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Future plans entail expansion into New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.