Sneddon Associates, the top producing team at William Raveis in New Canaan, was once again awarded with the distinctions of Chairman's Elite Club, Top Listing Team, and Top Producing Team in Closed Units for their performance in 2010.

"We are flattered by these awards. As everyone knows, the real estate market has been challenging at best," Jamie Sneddon said. "It's always nice to be recognized for producing results for our clients."

The ceremony that took place at Bill Raveis' home.

"I am very impressed with Sneddon Associates. They represent the future of our company," he said. "They have taken all of the tools we have to offer and really used them to grow their business exponentially."

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Gillian De Palo, vice president and manager of the New Canaan office, also attended.

"Sales associates who come on board from their own independent company particularly appreciate our business model," she said. "We expected great things from Sneddon Associates and they have risen to the occasion as the top producing team in New Canaan Real Estate."

Sneddon Associates is a four-person team comprised of full-time realtors Jaime and Kendall Sneddon, Jack Horstmeyer and Reynolds duPont, all of whom are former corporate executives and take the local multi-million dollar housing market seriously. They have extensive market expertise, a commitment to seeking creative ways to put and keep deals together and are highly dedicated to their client's interests. Each member possesses an expertise for residential renovation and development and with this knowledge, along with their business backgrounds, provides a higher level of service to their brokerage clients.

The team concept in real estate isn't new but it is rare and this team applies a fresh perspective to servicing their client's interests. Sneddon Associates, who can be reached at sneddonassociates@raveis.com, work together to produce a winning outcome for their clients by collaborating on pricing, strategy, negotiation, networking and marketing.

"It's very important to us that we provide the highest level of advice and counsel to our clients. This is what has differentiated us in the marketplace," Kendall Sneddon said. "Essentially each client has the full team support to meet their objectives whether that's buying, selling or renovating properties."

William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance is one of the top companies in the nation. It was recently ranked in 2010 by sales volume in RisMedia's Real Estate Magazine as the No. 1 family-owned real estate company in the Northeast and the ninth largest real estate company in the USA. The innovative firm is 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, Calif. 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, Maine and Vermont.