SHELTON, Conn. – (Jan. 15, 2008) –
William Raveis, chairman and CEO of William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance
, recently announced the addition of Herb Mehlman as sales manager of the company’s Milford office.“I’m pleased to welcome Herb as sales manager in our Milford office,” Raveis said. “His enthusiasm, entrepreneurial spirit and proven track record for success make us confident that he will be a strong asset to our managerial team.”Mehlman’s recent hire marks his return to William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance where he began his career 23 years ago. Over the past 16 years, Mehlman was owner of a Stamford-based real estate company and was extensively involved in the Stamford real estate community, having held several executive positions on the Stamford Board of REALTORS® and the Stamford Chamber of Commerce. In 2001, Mehlman served as president of the Stamford Board of REALTORS®, during which time he was also state director for the Connecticut Association of REALTORS® (1999 - 2002). In 2002, he was honored with the distinction of Stamford REALTOR® of the Year. Mehlman currently holds the position of vice chairman of the CMLS Board of Directors.A 20-year resident of Fairfield, Mehlman has earned the designations of Accredited Buyers Representative, e-PRO and Graduate of REALTOR® Institute. He said he looks forward to bringing his years of experience and knowledge to his new position as manager of the William Raveis Milford office.“After starting my career with William Raveis, I am excited to be returning,” said Mehlman. “The quality of the people who work there, a forward-thinking executive management team and the leadership of Bill Raveis create an environment of teamwork and success that I couldn’t find at any other real estate company in Connecticut.”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 website, 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.