Partnering with Five Star Professional, Rhode Island Monthly Magazine has announced Residential Properties Ltd. Sales Associates Kira Greene, David Hasslinger, Erica Kregling, Kathleen Pierard, and Rebecca Rubin as recipients of the 2016 Rising Star Real Estate Agent Award.

According to RI Monthly, the award was created to “identify up-and-coming real estate agents in the Rhode Island area who provide exceptional service to clients.” In order to determine the awards, the Five Star Professional research team contacts hundreds of consumers and respected real estate professionals each year. These recent homebuyers and sellers are asked to provide evaluations of their agent based on several criteria, including overall satisfaction and how likely they would be to recommend the agent to a friend or family member.

In order to be eligible for the award, agents must meet production requirements based on number of transactions and sales volume, while also maintaining a favorable regulatory and complaint history.

A native New Yorker, Kira Greene moved to Providence in 1997. Her professional background is in advertising, interactive marketing, sales and account management. Kira’s real estate success is a reflection of her market knowledge, excellent negotiation skills, and ability to develop a good working rapport with clients. Kira has been working in the real estate field for over a decade and has been at Residential Properties for four years. Her most recent luxury sales include two East Side properties (130 Prospect Street for $1,381,000 and 69 Manning Street for $2,100,000). Kira is a Certified Relocation Expert and a resident of the East Side of Providence. She is a Zillow 5-Star Agent and a Circle of Excellence Gold Award winner with 2015 sales exceeding $10 million dollars. Read more about Kira and her clients testimonials at KiraGreeneRI.com.

David Hasslinger earned his BFA from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, before moving to Rhode Island and obtaining an MFA in glass from RISD. He has a strong track record of success built on a sound “common sense” philosophy which is backed by hard work and a desire to meet his clients’ expectations and ensure their satisfaction. He recently earned the 2015 Circle of Excellence Platinum Award for producing over $13,000,000 in sales. A frequent participant in charitable fundraising campaigns, David has volunteered with the Social Enterprise Greenhouse (formerly SVPRI) to help groups serving the less fortunate develop self-sustaining business models. Learn more about David at DavidHasslinger.com.

Daughter of a contractor and former costume designer, Erica Kregling has spent her life mastering quality construction and style. She has earned certifications as a Senior Real Estate Specialist, Relocation Specialist, and U.S. Military on the Move Specialist. Licensed in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, her honesty, integrity, fresh spirit and multifacetedness are rarities in the real estate industry, and make her a unique advocate for all of her client’s real estate dreams.

Kathleen Pierard joined Residential Properties in 2015 as a member of the Rockwell & Pierard Team. She is a native Rhode Islander and a lifelong resident of Rumford. Graduating from Providence College with a BA, Kathleen worked in the insurance industry on both the company and agency side as an underwriter and marketing specialist. The Rockwell & Pierard Team earned the Circle of Excellence Gold Award from the Greater Providence Board of Realtors each of the past two years. Learn more about Kathleen and the Rockwell & Pierard Team at their website, RockwellAndPierard.com.

Rebecca Rubin is a second generation Realtor® who is licensed in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, and has been an RPL Sales Associate since 2014. She spent most of her life living on the East Side of Providence and currently lives between Rehoboth, MA and Little Compton, RI, where she takes pride in her knowledge and passion for the area. Rubin exceeded $8,000,000 in sales volume during 2015 and has had several notable sales in Little Compton over the past year, including 2-F Warrens Point Road ($1,800,000), 8 Minnesota Road ($1,360,000), and 58 Ocean Road ($750,000). Actively involved in the community, Rubin recently finished her position on the board at The Sakonnet Gold Club and is currently on the committee for RISE (Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education). Her 10 year old son attends The Moses Brown School.

For more information on these Rising Star agents, as well as the real estate market in general, please visit ResidentialProperties.com – ranked as one of the Top 25 websites in the entire nation.

Steve Readey

Steve Readey


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