"Walk" Through your Neighborhood on raveis.com
Posted by Joanne Paone-Gill — August 9, 2009
The award winning raveis.com website continues to lead the marketplace with new leading-edge innovations. The latest enhancement in the ever-popular website is the new “Street View” feature that allows the consumer to actually see the house and walk through the street and neighborhood in which they are interested.
In the “Street View” enhancement, the online consumer can actually “walk” down the street and visit the neighborhood. When the consumer previews a property on raveis.com, they can click on “Map this Home” which takes them to a map view with the home in the center of the map. The Street View feature is located on the left side of the map. Clicking this box turns on a map layer that highlights the roads where street view is available. Clicking the road will bring up the street view panorama window. The consumer can also access the street views through the “Mapping” link located on the top menu bar of raveis.com front page.
“We are diligent in seeking out new features to make it effortless for our customers to receive the information they need,” said William Raveis, Chairman and CEO of William Raveis Real Estate. “Raveis.com is a one-stop website that offers extensive real estate services in one location so that the customer does not have to go from place to place. We are continuing to invest in raveis.com to provide the latest technological advancements to our customers.”
With a focus on assisting the consumer to find the best value, the company has launched additional enrichments on raveis.com. The list price per square foot search is now available on the search results page making it easy to sort by square foot, price per square foot and even acreage.
A further enhancement to the mapping feature is the addition of more than 300 MTA railroad stations in NY, MA, RI, and CT.
Raveis.com, recognized as “the best website in real estate”, draws more than 10 million visitors annually, up 43% from last year. According to statistics compiled by Compete, Inc., more people visit raveis.com than any other regional website in the Northeast.
William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance is one of the top companies in the nation. It was recently ranked by sales volume in Realtor Magazine as the #1 family-owned real estate company in the Northeast and the #3 family-owned real estate company nationwide. The innovative firm is nationally recognized as an industry leader in technology, marketing and REALTOR® education.
The company’s Massachusetts offices were recently voted “the best residential real estate company” in Massachusetts by the readers of Banker & Tradesman in the Banker & Tradesman Best of 2009 Readers Poll. This is the second year in a row that the company received the First Place Gold Award.
William Raveis began its New York expansion with the recent opening of the Rye office in Westchester County. Future plans entail expansion into Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Presently, the firm has 2,100 highly trained sales professionals and 63 offices / two affiliates in Connecticut; Massachusetts; Westchester County, New York; and Rhode Island.