William Raveis Real Estate has won the National Top Brokerage Award at Inman Connect in Las Vegas. Since 1998, the Inman Innovator Awards have honored companies, individuals and new technology that increases productivity, efficiency and transparency for consumers and real estate professionals alike. Out of more than 150,000 real estate firms in the country, only a handful of companies will meet the criteria to qualify. This year’s slate of finalists was announced a month ago and the winners were named live at Inman Connect Las Vegas on August 10, 2023.
Inman’s highest honor of “Top Brokerage 2023” was bestowed upon William Raveis, a well-deserved title after 50 years as a real estate industry powerhouse. William “Bill” Raveis, founder and CEO of William Raveis Real Estate commented on the award: “We’ve been on a winning streak with number one for global, HGTV Ultimate House Hunt, best local agency awards, and now we are officially the number one real estate company in the United States.” He adds, “We are very proud to be recognized and owe our outstanding success to the wonderful sales associates and employees at William Raveis.”
Why is William Raveis continually recognized locally, nationally, and globally by real estate industry experts?
Living by a philosophy of, “Our sales associates are our customers,” company founder William “Bill” Raveis, and sons, Chris Raveis and Ryan Raveis, have created a family tradition and vision for the company. With more than 4,500+ sales associates, 400 employees, and 140+ office locations, from Maine to Florida, the company invests heavily in agent-coaching and mentorship programs with top industry experts like Tom Ferry and others. In fact, their entire leadership team and local office managers are nationally certified by Mike Staver. Together as Strategic Growth Managers, it is their job to help entrepreneurial sales associates grow their businesses and achieve the highest level of success.
Creating positive channels for communication is yet another important part of innovation. William Raveis offers their agents dedicated career development experts, namely Christa Ross and Al Filippone, along with Morning Boost broadcasts, custom video channels, in-person workshops, and Raveis University to assist with marketing techniques, business strategies and learn about their new technology platforms for social media, video messaging, virtual tours, mobile apps, and marketing insights.
It is also the first brokerage in the nation to create agent teams and has become the model of success for real estate companies to follow. Advanced communications like Raveis365, the world’s first mobile real estate communication platform developed exclusively for William Raveis by Microsoft in conjunction with their international partners truly revolutionizes the way Realtors® conduct business. With Raveis365 digital marketing, Raveis agents can easily access pictures, charts, MLS data, and include personalized videos – filmed at the organization’s very own Studio One booths – to include with their listing presentations.
Tech innovations like RaveisIQ and Raveis Automated Marketing Platform (RAMP), offer capabilities for custom branding, which keeps the agent top of mind with their clients. An exclusive Local Market Insights newsletter and proprietary Local Housing Data give agents valuable market forecasts and housing trends at their fingertips. Leading-edge technology and user-friendly platforms support the client’s decision-making for better outcomes. Raveis Complete also helps with any real estate, mortgage, and insurance needs. Solving common seller problems with Raveis Refresh, a no-money down, pre-listing home improvement program, and with Raveis Purchase to help the seller buy before they sell their current home. These are two of the many examples of the suite of client services offered by the William Raveis team.
Last, William Raveis is widely known as a luxury leader with numerous global awards from Luxury Lifestyles, HGTV Ultimate House Hunt, Luxury Portfolio International®, and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®. These are the competitive offerings and world-class innovations that have led to the company’s 50th year anniversary – a big milestone, seldom achieved in the real estate industry.
About The Inman Innovators Awards
The Inman Innovator national real estate awards honor entrepreneurs who are pushing the old ways aside, data scientists discovering new ways to examine behavior, marketers reimagining how to showcase properties, teams reinventing how to communicate with clients, companies building advanced technologies, and brokerages and teams creating groundbreaking business models. Real estate industry powerhouses have celebrated the coveted award since 1998.