Luxury Real Estate Press Releases

Coates Reid and Waldron Real Estate Names Brian Hazen "Top Producer" for 2007

Jan 17, 2008

ASPEN, Colo. – (Jan. 18, 2008) – Coates Reid and Waldron Real Estate in Aspen is proud to announce that broker Brian Hazen has been awarded the company’s Top Producer award for 2007. This is the 10th out of the last 11 years that Hazen has been awarded this prestigious honor. With a total sales volume just under $100 million for the year 2007, Hazen has once again positioned himself in the very top echelon of the Aspen real estate market. Personal highlights include some of the biggest sales that Pitkin County saw in the year 2007 including the sale of the Popish Ranch in Wildcat for $26,000,000 and the sale of the Leff Estate on Castle Creek for $23,500,000. A 31-year veteran of the Aspen real estate market with only Coates, Reid and Waldron, and approaching a billion dollars in career sales, Hazen attributes his long term success to his continued dedication, integrity and commitment, as well as unsurpassed market knowledge.Coates Reid & Waldron has stood the test of time for more than 50 years! Dating from Reid Realty founded in 1952, Coates Reid & Waldron has been an consistent leader in the Aspen/Snowmass real estate community. Committed to excellence and dedicated to providing unparalleled service to their clients, CRW’s brokers are some of the valley’s most experienced, knowledgeable and successful in the real estate industry.

Debra Lawergren Eccles Promoted to Vice President of Business Development at William Raveis Real Estate

Jan 15, 2008

SHELTON, Conn. – (Jan. 16, 2008) – William Raveis, chairman and CEO of William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance, announced today the promotion of Debra Lawergren Eccles to the position of vice president of business development.“Congratulations are in order for Debra on her recent achievement,” Raveis said. “Her leadership and dedication to continuously raising the bar for excellence are key qualities that will help her to excel in her new position.” In her new role, Eccles will work to promote and expand the company’s sales base along the Connecticut shoreline area.Eccles joined William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance in 1998. As senior sales manager, she played an integral role in the foundation of the company’s Milford sales office. In 2004, she earned the title of vice president of sales. With nearly 22 years of industry experience, Eccles is a certified relocation specialist and earned the Manager of the Year award in 2006.“I’m looking forward to this new position and to meeting with REALTORS® in the shoreline region,” Eccles said. Her area of focus will be the New Haven County shoreline area, from Stratford to Old Saybrook as well as Trumbull, Monroe and Huntington.Eccles earned an Associate degree in arts from Jamestown Community College and a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Buffalo State University. Very involved in her community, Eccles is a member of the Milford Chamber of Commerce and the Orange Chamber of Commerce. Eccles is a resident of Orange, Conn., and mother to two sons.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,, offers home buyers 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, 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.
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