Patricia Kale

Patricia Kale recently joined the Duxbury, Mass., office of Connecticut-based William Raveis Real Estate & Home Services after obtaining her Massachusetts real estate license and completing extensive real estate training.

Kale is a former public relations executive with Kaufman Assoc. in Boston and brings more than a decade of communications experience to the position. She has been active in numerous community activities including the Massachusetts Audubon Society and the Garden Club of Duxbury.

A resident of Duxbury for 22 years, she lives with her husband, Frank, and son, Nicholas.

William Raveis Real Estate & Home Services is New England’s largest family-owned real estate company and the seventh-largest real estate company in the nation.

Weichert Wins Award

Morris Plains, N.J.-based Weichert, Realtors, which has offices in Connecticut, recently won an award from a national online learning company for the highest number of course completions among that company’s clients.

Weichert won the Empowerment Award for the highest course completions from, a worldwide leader for on-demand learning automation software and services. provides Weichert with capabilities for delivering online courses, or eLearning, to sales associates and employees via Weichert’s internal Web site.

Experienced and new sales associates and Weichert company employees have now completed nearly 85,000 online training courses, with most agents completing several courses.

Weichert currently offers about 30 real estate-specific online courses, in addition to Microsoft Office and other technology courses, to help sales associates in company-owned and franchise offices improve their skills and make optimal use of their time. Weichert also provides additional online resources for sales office managers.

Weichert’s eLearning courses are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week through an internal Web site, and they supplement classroom training at Weichert’s headquarters campus and regional training facilities, the company said. New sales associates attend an intensive three-week training session, where they learn Weichert business methods. In addition, the company’s Mentor Program teams each new sales associate with an experienced sales associate “mentor” for guidance.

The Weichert Family of Companies is one of the largest privately held real estate companies in the United States. The company invests in training to help ensure that sales associates, both new and experienced, have the skills and knowledge to provide quality service to buyers and sellers.

Weichert has 18,000-plus sales associates in more than 415 company-owned and franchised sales offices in key markets throughout the United States. is a worldwide leader in creating and projecting power-on-demand eLearning with more than 50 million end users around the globe.