Residential Properties

The History of Residential Properties


In 1981, Sally Lapides, co-founder of Residential Properties Ltd. noticed that the real estate market was changing and sought to build a company where every aspect of the business was fashioned through the concept of "quality" service. Residential Properties continues to operate under this philosophy, and agents build their business through service, innovation, and sheer hard work. For over a quarter of a century, Residential Properties has cultivated a real estate culture where ideas and up-to-date knowledge are shared throughout our company. With 5 offices throughout the state, we are Rhode Island’s largest privately held real estate company.

In 1986 the company commissioned William Kite to design the signature building at the corner of Wickenden and Benefit streets that is home to the company’s Providence Sales Team, Corporate Headquarters and Relocation Division.

In January of 1989, the company extended its reach, opening a Relocation Division and becoming a member of RELO, now Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. Today, Leading RE is comprised of the best-known local and regional independent real estate names in the business, with annual sales over $400 billion, more than any other residential real estate organization. Residential Properties’ Relocation Division facilitates every aspect of a move - before, during and after the sale.

In 1996, Residential Properties launched, a real estate portal for Rhode Island, which hosts all Rhode Island listings and features community information and advanced mapping with Microsoft Visual Earth. The corporate website of Residential Properties can be found at

The company’s commitment to educating buyers and sellers extended to the airwaves when in 2004, Sally Lapides was introduced as the voice of Real Estate Insight, the company’s information-powered radio show. In 2006,, the companion blog for the show, was launched. The blog contains up-to-date market statistics and an archive of articles on a variety of real estate related topics. The podcast can be found on itunes.

The company continues to watch for emerging technologies that help to make the process of sharing information faster and easier for clients. The company’s philosophy hasn’t changed in over a quarter of a century as Sally and the company continue to deliver unparalleled levels of personal service with integrity, vision, and expertise. The goal is to give you a positive, satisfying and professional experience whether you’re buying your first home, selling a home, or moving into your dream home. We hope to see that your expectations are exceeded.

Rhode Island’s Real Estate Company®


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