RISMEDIA, September 4, 2007–William M. Raveis, chairman and chief executive officer of William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance, announces the addition of another office to the firm’s affiliates program. Effective May 16, 2007, Coccomo Associates of Windsor, CT has become William Raveis Coccomo Associates.”I’m honored to welcome Coccomo Associates to the William Raveis Family of Companies,” said Raveis. “Their reputation precedes them as a well-respected firm committed to providing the highest level of service to clients. We here at William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance anticipate a mutually beneficial partnership which will continue to prosper in the years ahead.”
Joan Frenette and Noreen Novak, co-owners of Coccomo Associates since 1997, have been with the company since it was established in 1985. As the real estate market evolved over the years, Frenette and Novak have endeavored to make the changes necessary to keep pace with their competitors.
“We believe that our affiliation with Raveis was the best business decision we could have made,” said Frenette. “It is exciting to watch William Raveis Real Estate grow and expand throughout New England and know that we are now part of such an innovative, progressive and dynamic company.”
“The franchise affiliation between Coccomo Associates and the William Raveis Family of Companies represents a strategic partnership, which brings a significant competitive advantage for Coccomo,” said Raveis.
Among other benefits, the partnership between William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance and Coccomo Associates will enhance the generation of leads and referrals between sales associates. William Raveis Coccomo Associates agents will also have the advantage of extensive training programs, state-of-the-art marketing, and the company’s innovative website, raveis.com, which attracts more than 4 million visitors and 1 billion hits annually.
“Our affiliates program is designed to assist valued local companies in taking their business to the next level,” said Tom Barone, senior vice president of William Raveis Affiliates. “I feel that our affiliation with Coccomo Associates will reinforce and further our goal of creating positive real estate experiences for our clients.”
William Raveis Affiliates, a branch of the William Raveis Companies, offers franchise opportunities to existing and start-up real estate organizations in select markets. The William Raveis Affiliates program is active in several markets throughout New England, with future plans for expansion in select markets in New York and Florida.
“Our company is committed to providing a true competitive edge for our agents and service to their customers,” stated Raveis. “William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance offers the depth of resources that many real estate firms simply can’t provide. We have 33 years of real estate experience and provide unparalleled agent and management training, real estate-related products, state-of-the-art marketing programs, and a longstanding commitment to using technology to advance our leadership role.”
For more information, visit www.williamraveis.com.