William Raveis Announces Plans to Enter Andover with the Acquisition of #1 Ranked Prudential Howe & Doherty REALTORS®

From left to right: Chris Doherty, Chris Raveis, Doug Howe and J.B. Doherty
From left to right: Chris Doherty, Chris Raveis, Doug Howe and J.B. Doherty

ANDOVER, Mass. (December 19, 2013)—Chris Raveis, managing partner of William Raveis Massachusetts, today announced the company’s latest venture with widely respected Prudential Howe & Doherty REALTORS® in Andover, Mass. Beginning in January, the Howe & Doherty team will join William Raveis Real Estate, bringing along 48 top producing, highly experienced sales associates. Since becoming Prudential Howe & Doherty REALTORS® in 1995, the team boasts over $3.6 billion in total volume closed, affording them the #1 ranking in Andover since 2000.

“What makes this new partnership most exciting is continuing to work with this high-caliber local leadership team,” said Raveis. “I look forward to working with Doug, J.B. and Chris to further strengthen the dominant position they have created for their company over the past 18 years.” 

A decade ago, William Raveis began expansion outside its home state of Connecticut and, in those 10 years, the company has established 49 additional offices throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York and New Hampshire.

“Making this deal with William Raveis gives us the best of everything,” said Doug Howe, president of Howe & Doherty. “We are excited for our agents and the unprecedented support and quality technology and marketing tools they will receive from William Raveis. It was also important to us that we stay involved with the day-to-day operations of the office and the management of our agents. We’re excited to work together with William Raveis to see our offices grow for many years to come.”

Prudential Howe & Doherty REALTORS® was created in 1995 through a merger of Howe Real Estate (established in 1955) and J.B. Doherty Associates (established in 1981.) The company has grown from two local family businesses into an award-winning business focused on providing the highest level of customer service.

William Raveis looks forward to welcoming the Howe & Doherty team in January and working together to continue offering exceptional real estate services to Andover and the surrounding communities.

We invite you visit our office at 12 Bartlet St., Andover, Mass. this January and experience the Raveis difference. Also visit our website at raveis.com, or call 888.699.8876 for more information.

About William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance

William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance is one of the top companies in the nation. It was recently ranked in 2012 by sales volume in Real Trends® Magazine as the #1 family-owned real estate company in the Northeast, the 3rd largest family-owned company in the nation and the 8th largest real estate company in the USA.  The innovative firm is known as an “Award-Winning Team,” being nationally recognized as an industry leader in technology, marketing and REALTOR® education.  Such recognition includes winning the coveted “Most Innovative Brokerage or Franchise” distinction and placing as a finalist for “Most Innovative Website or Web Service” at Inman News’ 2011 Innovator Awards, held in San Francisco, California. William Raveis’ award-winning website, raveis.com, draws more than 10 million visits annually and includes more than 300,000+ MLS listings in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Vermont.

For five consecutive years, William Raveis has been named as “The Best Real Estate Company” by the Commercial Record and was awarded the Banker & Tradesman’s Gold Medal Residential Brokerage award from 2008-2013. William Raveis was also named the #1 “Best Place to Work” in 2010 & 2012 by the prestigious Boston Business Journal.  The Boston Business Journal placed the firm as a finalist “Best Place to Work” in 2011.

The company entered the Massachusetts marketplace in 2003 and, according to the 2012 closed sales volume in the Multiple Listing Service Pin, is now the largest independent brokerage in that state with 34 offices.  The firm has 3,000 highly trained sales professionals and over 95 company-owned and affiliate offices in New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  For more information, visit raveis.com or blog.raveis.com.


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