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William Raveis equips managers with iPads

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William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance is taking its campaign to do business on the go one step further than offering mobile software and investing in social media: providing its management team with mobile hardware. In what the Shelton, Conn.-based brokerage says is a first in the industry, William Raveis has provided each of its 80 managers and four associate managers a 32-gigabyte Apple iPad 3 tablet. The tablets cost $759 each, and the managers and associate managers have to contribute half of the cost, a brokerage spokeswoman told Inman News. "By providing all of our managers with what is arguably the best tablet on the market, we are leading a top-down culture shift from the traditional brick and mortar real estate model to a mobile, seamless experience," said Bill Raveis, chairman and CEO of William Raveis Real Estate, in a statement. "It is not only enhancing our business and contributing to growth, but creating a more effortless internal communi...