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William Raveis Real Estate Reviews

Updated June 4, 2017
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  1. "Agent"

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    Current Employee - Agent in Westport, CT
    Current Employee - Agent in Westport, CT
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at William Raveis Real Estate (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Marketing, visibility and technology are cutting edge to help agents work at their best. Management is always available and helpful.

    Cons

    Too many fees are expected from agents at closing


  2. "Agent"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Real Estate Agent in Middletown, CT
    Current Employee - Real Estate Agent in Middletown, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great office, good support, everyone helps each other out.

    Cons

    The $195.00 admin fee, if client does'nt pay it comes out of our commission

  3. "William Raveis Real Estate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Agent in West Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Sales Agent in West Hartford, CT

    I have been working at William Raveis Real Estate part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    set your own hours, potential to make a lot of money while helping people, wonderful manager, access to real estate education

    Cons

    you have to find your own leads, not for everyone, it takes a special kind of person, sometimes feel like a little fish in a big pond

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you're doing!


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Unethical Labor Practices"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Sales Agent in Newton, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Agent in Newton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at William Raveis Real Estate (More than a year)

    Pros

    None! This company tied me up in a contract for 2 years and threatened to sue me when I tried to leave because my income literally went down 50% my first year working there. No support, no career development, no local advertising, and their "Award Winning" Agent Dashboard is useless. Chris Raveis has zero leadership skills and he treats agents and managers like crap. He will flush his father's company down the drain before long.

    Cons

    The worst real estate company I have aver worked for in my 20 year career. Their agent retention strategy is tying independent contractors up in non-compete contracts and threatening to sue them if they leave. Nightmare experience.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of Chris Raveis. Stop ruining careers and lives so with non-compete contracts. Being a realtor is hard enough!


  5. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    All around great place to work.

    Cons

    None, great place to work.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Agent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at William Raveis Real Estate full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    None. This is the worst real estate company I have ever worked for. No support, broken promises, and terrible leadership. They told me they would do things for me during my interview that they never came through on when I joined the company. Chris Raveis is a big fat liar and he is way over his head running his father's company. Just an awfule experience.

    Cons

    Everything. Stay away from this company.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of Chris Raveis and stop treating agents like the hired help.


  7. "Sales associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Family owned company, great morale, lots of training, Bill Raveis is a great leader and hands on...company is expanding

    Cons

    not any that I can think of except we are losing customers to online internet sites

    Advice to Management

    Keep advancing technology to overcome Zillow and trulia

  8. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Milford, CT
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Milford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at William Raveis Real Estate (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice Company to work for. I enjoyed my time there! I left only due to a long commute to work.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth as an admin.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Real Estate Agent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Real Estate Agent in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Real Estate Agent in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at William Raveis Real Estate full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice environment
    Lots of opportunity for professional training

    Cons

    Real estate is too competitive

    Advice to Management

    More training to new agents with local area practices.


  10. "Not what I thought it would be!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookline, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookline, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at William Raveis Real Estate full-time

    Pros

    Some good training. Manager was very supportive and nice marketing materials. Few sales people nice and helpful

    Cons

    Managers only give the good leads to high producers and don't nurture you in your career,. Takes many many sales to make a living because management takes such high percentage of sales. Some sales people are unethical and cut throat, mentorship program isn't well-defined and not great. Commission program isn't great.

    Advice to Management

    Help foster new agents to become successful. Give better leads to new people and nurture them in career. Change commission program for the better for agents,


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