Now in its 10th year of existence, the RPL Photo Contest has always served as the perfect vehicle for capturing the essence of our beautiful state as we enjoy the annual procession of the seasons. The 2017 RPL Winter Photo Contest continued this legacy, as our agents entered a terrific collection of submissions showcasing familiar local destinations covered by a blanket of freshly fallen snow.
As always, I’d like to thank everyone who made this season’s contest such a success, including everyone who entered a submission, each of our six finalists, and most of all, our friends on Facebook who took the time to submit their vote and share the contest with family and friends. With your help, this year’s winter contest was viewed by over 5,000 people, receiving 42 shares and a total of 364 votes.
While all of our finalists deserve praise, two particular photos separated themselves from the pack, each receiving over 115 votes. These two entries kept pace with each other throughout a busy weekend of public voting, but when the dust finally settled and all the votes were tallied, only one would emerge as the winner.
We’re proud to announce that the winner of the 2017 RPL Winter Photo Contest is India Point Sunset by Cumberland Sales Associate Kimberly Horvath. Kimberly’s photo captured snow covered trees and wintery docks set before a radiating pink and orange sunset reflecting off the waters of the Providence Harbor. Congratulations to Kimberly who will receive a free property video and website as her contest prize.
View the full contest results below.
Winning Photo: India Point Sunset – Kimberly Horvath (138 Votes)
Second Place: Salt Pond Dock – Narragansett (115 Votes)
Third Place: Tiverton Boat House – Rich Epstein (40 Votes)
Fourth Place: Snowy Greenwich Cove – Michelle Snoeren (31 Votes)
Fifth Place: Winter Wonderland at Goddard Park – Therese Vezeridis (24 Votes)
Sixth Place: Frozen Rhode Island Yacht Club – Katie Flynn (16 Votes)
Residential Properties Ltd. is proud to welcome Patrick Wyllie as the newest member of the Antrop & Williamson Team. Wyllie joins RPL after meeting Ryan Antrop through a Business Network International group and using Antrop to buy his family’s first home. He says he was amazed at the level of service RPL provides its clients.
Wyllie has owned a mobile DJ business specializing in weddings called Eternal Events, LLC for seven years. He says his experience with Eternal Events has motivated him to work with first time homebuyers. “I have been trusted by over 500 couples with the most important day of their life – their wedding day,” says Wyllie. “Now I get to be a part of the biggest purchase of their lives and I couldn’t be happier.”
Wyllie is thrilled to say he’s a REALTOR® with Rhode Island’s #1 Real Estate Company and to work with a team that continually earns the Platinum Sales distinction in sales volume for the Northern Rhode Island Board of Realtors. Patrick is excited to kick-start his career in real estate and is eager to work with anyone from the first time homebuyer to those looking to invest. He holds a Relocation Certification as well as Military on the Move certification through RPL and is currently licensed in Rhode Island.
Wyllie is a husband and father of two living in Hopkinton where they purchased their first home in 2015.
For more information on Wyllie, please visit his agent bio page on ResidentialProperties.com.
The Rhode Island Association of Realtors has just released its January 2017 sales statistics, reporting a strong start to the year for the Rhode Island housing market.
Single family sales increased by 21% compared to January 2016. However, at the same time, inventory continued to drop with 13.2% fewer single family homes hitting the market.
This increase in buyer activity paired with such a low inventory of homes has propelled demand, making this an excellent time to put your home on the market if you have been considering a move.
Other statistics worthy of note were condominium sales, which shot up 31.3% from this same time period last year. Multi-family home sales stayed consistent with the overall trend, rising 20% from January 2016. However, multi-family pending and were both down which hints at lower sales moving forward.
For more information on the real estate market, local communities, and current listings, please visit ResidentialProperties.com.