Residential Properties LTD.
May 22nd, 2017

5 Cooke Blog

Residential Properties Ltd. is proud to have participated in the $1,125,000 sale of the historic Zechariah Chafee House, with RPL Sales Associate, Gerri Schiffman representing the buyer and Rita Steele from Steele Realty Consultants representing the seller.

Located at 5 Cooke Street on the East Side of Providence, the Zechariah Chafee House was originally built in 1852. Chafee, who was treasurer of the Sprague Manufacturing Company, made extensive renovations to the home. This property later served as the residence of renowned local architect Albert Harkness, who also made several alterations and additions between the years of 1946 and 1981. Today, this gorgeous mansard roof Victorian seamlessly blends its original period details and craftsmanship with a myriad of modern updates.

The buyer’s agent, Gerri Schiffman, is recognized as one of the top producing agents in the state and has been named to the Real Trends’ list of “America’s Best Real Estate Agents” during each of the last two years. She has been a Multi-Million Dollar Club member every year since 1994, a Top Producer in Providence County since 1999, and a consistent recipient of the Greater Providence Board of Realtors Platinum Plus Circle of Sales Excellence Award. To learn more about Schiffman and to view her current listings, please visit her website at

May 17th, 2017

Michele-Caprio_190x298Residential Properties Ltd. is proud to announce the hiring of Michele Caprio as the Manager of RPL’s East Greenwich office, located at 413 Main Street.

“We are thrilled to welcome Michele to our management team,” says RPL President & CEO Sally Lapides. “Her depth of experience in the field of real estate and management is extraordinary.”

As a lifelong real estate professional with over 27 years of experience as a broker, Caprio brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the company. Caprio was formerly the CEO of the Northern Rhode Island Board of Realtors® from 2012-2015 and CEO of the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors® from 2015-2017.

“I am honored to be a part of the management team at Residential Properties,” says Caprio. “I am excited to work with a group of seasoned professionals and enthusiastic agents who contribute to the quality of their communities every day.”

When asked about her decision to join the company Caprio explained “Residential Properties has an outstanding reputation for integrity and professionalism. These are the essence of my core values and I believe the alignment of my skills with the opportunities of the position provide a recipe for great success.”

As part of Caprio’s initial agenda, she plans to renovate the current office, while also creating an encouraging environment for her agents. “We are going to be giving the East Greenwich office a ‘fresh look’ – and with that a new perspective on a successful business model. I will challenge our  agents to push their limits while also developing new talent within the office to meet the important needs of our clients. I look forward to identifying and engaging the next generation of successful agents!”

By adding Caprio to its leadership team, RPL is hoping to continue to build off its recent success, leading all Rhode Island real estate companies in both homes sold and overall sales volume during each of the past two years, while also being ranked as one of the most successful real estate companies in the entire country by both Real Trends and RIS Media.

“We’re confident that Michele will be an excellent addition to our company,” says Lapides. “We’re excited to have her with us and look forward to all that she will bring to Residential Properties.”

May 16th, 2017

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On June 2-3, 2017, the Providence Preservation Society (PPS) will present the Festival of Historic Houses in the Upper Elmwood Historic District. The festival will grant guests self-guided access to more than one dozen private, historic homes. It will also coincide with a neighborhood fair and the third annual PVD Fest, representing aspects of the area’s rich art, architecture, and cultural diversity.

The Festival kicks off with A Night at Knight: Festival of Historic Houses Preview Party, 6:30 – 9:00 pm on Friday, June 2, at the Webster Knight House (c. 1897). Tickets are available at, cost $125 and include Saturday tour admission. Proceeds will benefit PPS and the Knight Memorial Library.

Self-guided private house tours will take place on Saturday, June 3, from 10:00 – 4:00 pm. Guests will have the opportunity to tour Upper Elmwood’s distinct architecture, ranging from Queen Anne Victorian to Colonial Revival style. Saturday registration begins at 9:45 am at the Knight Memorial Library, 275 Elmwood Avenue. Tickets will be $35 for Elmwood residents, $45 for PPS member, and $55 for all other guests. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended at where tickets will be $35 for Elmwood residents and PPS members, and $45 for all other guests.

Join PPS at membership for updates and savings on the festival and more throughout the year.

PPS’s Festival of Historic Houses is supported by a grant from the Providence Tourism Council as well as by corporate and individual sponsors. For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please visit