April 4, 2012
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William Raveis Holds its 38th Annual Awards Ceremony
Spirited Ceremony Recognizes Exemplary Efforts of Associates, Mortgage Bankers & Staff
SHELTON, CT-On April 2nd, William Raveis Real Estate held its 38th Annual Awards Ceremony, recognizing the achievements of its associates, loan officers and employees. The ceremony was a full morning event, held at the plush Scinto Auditorium, in downtown Shelton, CT.
Associates and employees cheered as William Raveis opened the ceremony with a spirited video montage of past Awards and Awards winners. As the ceremony continued, top managers, mortgage bankers and administrative managers were lauded for their efforts and contributions to the company in 2011. When the room stood to clap for a stage full of award-winners, William Raveis added a unique level of energy, playing music from famous house djs in the background.
"This was likely one of the most energetic, fun Awards Ceremonies we've had in our 38 years of doing business," said Bill Raveis, Chairman & CEO of William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance. "The Awards is a time when we reflect upon the successes of our talented associates, mortgage bankers and staff. This ceremony did that and more." Raveis paused to talk about some of the challenges the real estate industry faced in 2011. "2011 was a year of fits and starts in the real estate industry. The incredible success of our team is a testament to the fact that they are poised for achievement, no matter the state of the market."
Some of the major award-winners included:
Manager of the Year for CT- Thora Colburn, William Raveis Madison & Old Saybrook
Manager of the Year for MA-David Friend, William Raveis Hingham & Scituate
Entrepreneur of the Year- Pete Fickeisen, Executive Mortgage Banker, William Raveis Boston, Hingham/Provincetown and Nantucket
Top Mortgage Banker by Closed Volume-John Grosso, Executive Mortgage Banker, William Raveis Westport, with $65 million
For more information on the Awards ceremony, please visit raveis.com. To view our 38th Annual Awards video montage, simply visit http://youtu.be/cLKd5qSLWTo .
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 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 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 27 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, 2011; Banker & Tradesman, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011