In 1974, William Raveis launched William Raveis Real Estate in a single office above a grocery story with a $2,000 loan. Today, William Raveis is among the top family-owned real estate, mortgage and insurance companies in the Northeast and Florida, and the sixth-largest in the U.S. A true visionary, Raveis has created a multitude of dynamic products and services never before seen in real estate. As an entrepreneur, Raveis continually responds to challenges facing the real estate industry with unparalleled innovation and determination.
“Our business model has stood the test of time. I had a vision when I founded this company 49 years ago, and it is stronger than ever,” says Raveis. “We are a family business with a culture of care and compassion.”
Under his leadership, William Raveis broke the mold in 2022 by revolutionizing the way agents communicate with clients by offering the most complete set of real estate services on the market—Raveis Complete Innovations. The company also launched Raveis IQ last year—a trailblazing digital-insights dashboard focused on clients’ homes, branded to agents and powered by real-time intelligence. With such a sophisticated and advanced tech platform, new prospects and clients can mastermind their biggest home decisions in one transparent platform.
“Our mantra has always been: The agent is our No. 1 customer,” says Raveis. “We nurture talent by coaching, mentoring and providing the most cutting-edge, innovative products and services.”
William Raveis has grown to a company that produces more than $20 billion in sales volume, with over 145 offices in eight states, and more than 5,000 agents and employees. William Raveis Mortgage has earned $900 million in volume, and William Raveis Insurance continues to grow, approaching $40 million in premiums annually.
“It is rewarding to see our agents and our company thrive under our model,” says Raveis. “My family is an integral part of the business with my sons as co-presidents. We are building a legacy.”