RISMEDIA, Jan. 8, 2007-William Raveis, Chairman and CEO of William Raveis Real Estate & Home Services, recently announced the promotion of Tom Barone to Senior Vice President of William Raveis Affiliates. William Raveis Affiliates is a branch of the William Raveis Companies that offers franchise opportunities to existing and start-up real estate organizations in select markets.
"Tom was a natural choice for this role," Raveis commented. "He is a long time employee of our company and he has consistently proven himself as a successful leader in every role he has held," he continued.
A longtime resident of Trumbull and a graduate of the University of Connecticut, Tom began his career at William Raveis in 1992 as a sales associate in the company's Stratford office. By 1993 he had earned a spot as the Assistant Manager of the office and in 1994 was named the Sales Manager. In 1999, he was asked by William Raveis to serve as the Vice President of Home Services for the company, and by 2002 he had earned a promotion to Senior Vice President of Business Development and E-Commerce. Most recently, Tom had served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development for William Raveis Mortgage, LLC.
"Our affiliates program really offers the best of both worlds," Tom said. "It's a way for smaller, independent real estate organizations to gain the reach and power of a larger organization, without giving up their own identity. Since William Raveis is a family-owned company, we understand their desire to grow without compromising their values, and this is an opportunity that really is a win-win for them," he continued.
The William Raveis Affiliate program will be launched in several markets throughout all of New England, along with select markets in New York and Florida, in early 2007. The program's flagship office, William Raveis/Coccomo Associates, has been a very successful William Raveis affiliate for seven years and will serve as an example of a successful affiliate for potential new offices as the program is launched.
William Raveis Real Estate & Home Services is New England's largest privately held, family-owned real estate firm. The innovative firm, whose 2005 sales volume exceeded $5.1 billion, is nationally recognized as an industry leader and is dedicated to providing an unparalleled real estate experience to its customers.
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