Recently, a group of 14 agents from Residential Properties Ltd. successfully completed the first phase of Floyd Wickman’s S.M.A.R.T. Program, a referral and relationship based training program helping agents expand and improve their business. As a result, each of these agents have earned their designation as a Certified Referral Associate.
Run by Sheldon Spiegel, the S.M.A.R.T. Program (which stands for Spaced training, Mandatory activity, Accountability, Role play, and Teamwork) is considered by many to be the most modern sales and relationship training program available in real estate today.
Nancy Compton of RPL’s Providence office describes the class as being perfect for newer agents because of the “enormous amount of information.” She said, “The program improved my knowledge of the industry and what is necessary to succeed.” Compton also said she would recommend the class to others–especially newer agents.
One of RPL’s newer sales associates, Robert Williamson of the Cumberland office, took part in the class because he was looking to obtain the skills and knowledge to become a better Realtor®. “I learned the skills to generate referrals with past clients as well as potential future clients,” Williamson said. “What I learned I implemented immediately during my listing presentations [which] led to a much clearer and efficient listing process.”
RPL’s East Greenwich agents were particularly involved in the program, including Tim Silvia who served as the Class Leader while providing general assistance to Spiegel. RPL’s Carolyn Drumm acted as the Strike Leader, assigning “strikes” to team members that didn’t follow the program, while Pamela Burdon handled responsibilities as the Team Leader. This team won several program awards and was dubbed the “A Team.”
More information on the class can be found on floydwickman.com.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s RPL Fall Photo Contest such a success. This includes all of those who entered submissions, casted votes, or shared the contest with their friends and family. Thanks to our friends on Facebook, this year’s contest received 62 shares and reached nearly 6,000 people.
Fall is always a special time in New England and our agents did a terrific job capturing the essence of the season with scenic images from throughout our wonderful state. After completing the always difficult task of narrowing our submissions down to a group of five finalists, we asked our friends on Facebook to help decide the winner. Never letting us down, our Facebook friends responded with a total of 233 votes over just five days.
When the dust cleared and the votes were tallied, one photo emerged as the clear victor. I am proud to announce that the winning shot for the 2015 Fall Photo Contest is East Greenwich Harbor by RPL Sales Associate Michelle Snoeren. Michelle’s shot garnered nearly 40% of the vote, receiving a total of 92 “likes.” Congratulations to Michelle who will receive a free video and website package and will also have her photo appear on the homepage slideshow on ResidentialProperties.com, recently ranked as one of the top 25 real estate websites in the country.
Below are the complete contest results for each of the five finalists.
Winning Photo: East Greenwich Harbor – Michelle Snoeren
Runner-Up: Roger Williams Park – Barbara Stamp
Third Place: Fall Pumpkins – Therese Vezeridis
Fourth Place: Scituate Reservoir – Katie Flynn
Fifth Place: East Providence Foliage – Ashley Baccari
Residential Properties Ltd. recently completed the sale of 17 Brentonwood Avenue in Barrington for $1.2 million, representing both the buyer and the seller.
The listing agent, Barbara Stamp, and the selling agent, Elizabeth Kirk, are both members of RPL’s Barrington office located at 259 County Road. This marks Stamp’s fourth sale of over one million dollars in Barrington this year alone.
Located in the sought after Rumstick neighborhood, the magnificent Colonial offers over 5,000 square feet of living space with five bedrooms, five-and-a-half baths, and an open, airy floor plan. The inviting, sun-bathed interior with beautiful windows and French doors opens to a stone patio and very private backyard with lush landscaping, beautiful gardens and a sparkling inground pool area.
To learn more about this property, watch the property video below, and be sure to check out our other Barrington listings on our website.