March 10, 2008
Michael and Barbara Curri of Shelton Win Trip to the Bahamas from William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance
SHELTON, Conn. - William Raveis, chairman and CEO of William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance, recently announced the winners of its annual drawing for a trip to the Bahamas. The recipients were Michael and Barbara Curri of Shelton, who attended a William Raveis open house last August. Lowell Peck, the sales associate who hosted the open house also received a prize trip to the Bahamas.

The Curris visited a William Raveis open house in Durham, where they signed up for the William Raveis Bahamas Drawing, an annual promotion. Both retired, they were pleasantly surprised by their win, and are planning to make the trip in April.

The winning couple was chosen from thousands of entry forms that were submitted by visitors to William Raveis open houses throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts in 2007. William Raveis chose the winners at the January 7 drawing, which was held at a company-wide meeting.

"Congratulations are certainly in order for the Curris," said Raveis. "We wish them a wonderful trip and we thank them for attending our open houses," he continued.

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,, 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, 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 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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