June 6, 2012
William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance Wins Boston Business Journal's Coveted #1 Best Place to Work in Massachusetts for 3rd Consecutive Year
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June 4, 2012
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William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance Wins Boston Business Journal's Coveted #1 Place to Work In Massachusetts
3rd Consecutive Year Firm Receives this Recognition

BOSTON, MA- Bill Raveis, Chairman and CEO of William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance, LLC, recently announced the firm has been chosen as the #1 company to work for in Massachusetts 2102 by the Boston Business Journal's 2012 "Best Places to Work" survey. This annual honor recognizes company achievements in creating a positive work environment that attracts and retains employees through a combination of employee satisfaction, working conditions and company culture. This is the 3rd consecutive year Boston Business Journal has recognized William Raveis as the top workplace in Massachusetts.

The events leading to this included making a first cut of over 400 companies amidst thousands that completed an employee satisfaction survey. The second round selection was even tougher, with only 75 companies qualifying...William Raveis made the cut. "We felt thankful to be in the top 75, considering the number of participants in the survey and being amongst 5,000 or so real estate companies in the state of Massachusetts," said Mr. Raveis.

The top 75 companies were invited to a function at the renowned Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, attended by nearly 1,000 participants, including high level executives from companies such as Microsoft, Google, Accenture, Ritz Carlton and Hubspot. Bill Raveis, Chairman & CEO of William Raveis, and the Massachusetts management team attended. Once everyone was seated, members of The Boston Business Journal staff began counting down the best companies starting with number 75. The Raveis team held its breath before each company was called, expecting to soon hear its name. However, when the firm made the Top 10 and then Top 5 cut, a sense of excitement came over the Raveis team. # 2 was called...and it wasn't William Raveis. "When #2 was announced and it wasn't us, I looked at our team and we realized that we won the #1 Place to work in Massachusetts. It was quite a moment for me, and our Massachusetts group," said Mr. Raveis, feeling humbled to receive the prestigious accolade for the 3rd year in a row (company placed as a finalist in 2011).

William Raveis sales associates and staff members completed an anonymous online survey submitted for review amidst nearly 20,000 other responses. "This award is particularly meaningful because it reflects upon our company mission of treating agents as our customers not only in Massachusetts, but throughout the northeast. This is a testament to our hardworking agents, management and staff-congratulations to them for an excellent job!" said Mr. Raveis.

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 8th 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, 2011 & 2012 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, Tarrytown and Briarcliff Manor in Westchester County. In addition, the company has an office in Nyack, Rockland 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

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