May 11th, 2018
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1A8A9459On May 8th Residential Properties agents gathered from our five current offices across the state for a company meeting to share our success for the first quarter-plus of the year. Thanks to meeting sponsor Homestar Mortgage, Residential Properties had the honor of hosting special guest presenter Seth Price.

Seth has been a consultant for over 300 companies and is currently a VP at Placester, home of the Real Estate Marketing Academy. Seth is a digital marketing specialist and came here to speak on personal branding in this ever-changing environment.

Steve Tetzner, of Homestar Mortgage, made the event memorable by providing all attendants with a free copy of Seth’s book The Road to Recognition.

COO Libby Isaacson opened the meeting by presenting the RI Real Estate market’s first quarter statistics seen in our quarterly market update.

Steve Tetzner and Homestar Mortgage gave away Red Sox tickets and  Theatre by the Sea passes to two lucky agents. Ted Bourque, a Sales Associate on the Antrop and Williamson team out of RPL’s Cumberland office won the Red Sox tickets, while Barrington Sales Associate Bonnie Koppelman won the theatre passes.

In Seth’s presentation, he discussed how agents must grow their brand despite the constant technological distractions around us. Seth continued on to say that agents need to go beyond that initial cup of coffee pitch and keep connections going even when people aren’t currently looking to buy or sell.

1A8A9481When it comes to building your personal brand some of Seth’s biggest points talked about creating an authentic identity:

• Focus on who you truly are

• Be genuine when writing online, and not robotic. Make sure you can send your writing to your best friend.

• When someone asks you a question, answer it so well that they share that answer.

After Seth’s presentation he led a marketing panel with Ryan Antrop of our Cumberland Office; Stephen Readey, Manager of our in-house Marketing and Technology Department; and James LeGeros, RPL’s IT Lead. Seth spoke about the incredible benefits that come with a marketing team and the fact that Residential Properties has an in-house team is a unique resource for our agents. Steve and James spoke about the many tools RPL offers and how they help agents to wield technology and grow their personal brand. Ryan Antrop and his team are constantly utilizing the department to help sell themselves and to successfully buy and sell homes.

Residential Properties wants to thank Seth Price for his presentation and would like to recommend his book and talks to anyone who was not at our meeting, visit him at SethPrice.net. We would also once again like to thank Steve Tetzner and Homestar Mortgage for sponsoring this event and all of the fine work his team does for us.

We hope to see you at our next meeting!

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May 3rd, 2018
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3Comic book characters have become ingrained in our culture. The top grossing movies are regularly comic book movies, in fact just this past weekend Infinity War set the record for the largest domestic opening weekend for a film. Comic book characters adorn shirts, socks, and are even tattooed on our skin. Since Action Comics #1 was published in 1938 comic books and their fanbase have continued to grow into the behemoths they are. While in past decades comic books have been perceived as a small hobby for a select few in the population the recent surge has thrust them into the mainstream.

Every year on the first Saturday in May publishers and local shops put on Free Comic Book Day where you can grab select comics for free. Local shops put on promotions and special events like special sales and costume contests. This event is for people of all ages. 1The selection of free comics is available on the website and cover every genre and style. In addition to free comics, you can get yourself some free swag and many stores hire local cosplayers to take pictures with and create a festive environment. The free comics are usually entirely new properties or popular series that are starting a new storyline.

When you’re snagging your free comics feel free to join in the festivities and look around and make some purchases. This day is perfect for introducing yourself to your local comic book shop and reading up on the literature that is the basis for all of the DC and Marvel movies. Don’t limit yourself to just the movie storylines, while those are a great place to begin there are plenty of fantastic characters who are not in the blockbuster movies from both DC and Marvel. There are also different publishers like Dark Horse, Image, and First Second Publishing that have great quality. If you don’t want superheroes and are more interested in history, realism, or fantasy those are also available too. Help support local business and start or extend your collection this Saturday at one of these great locations:

NEWBURY COMICS

PROVIDENCE PLACE MALL
74 PROVIDENCE PLACE

PROVIDENCE, RI, 02903
(401) 383-0044

NEWBURY COMICS
1500 BALD HILL RD
WARWICK, RI, 02886

(401) 821-3170

THE TIME CAPSULE
1732 FALL RIVER AVE

SEEKONK, MA, 02771

(508) 336-4790


THE TIME CAPSULE
537 PONTIAC AVENUE

CRANSTON, RI, 02910

(401) 781-5017

RUBBER CHICKEN COMICS
15 NORTH MAIN STREET
A 4
BELLINGHAM, MA, 02019

(508) 966-2210

THE TOY VAULT INC.
WARWICK MALL
400 BALD HILL ROAD
WARWICK, RI, 02886
(401) 921-5466

…AND MANY MORE

For a complete list of the Free Comics that will be available and to check which stores are participating in Free Comic Book Day near you check out FreeComicBookDay.com

 

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Photos Courtesy of Tim Rice Photo and taken at Rubber Chicken Comics
April 30th, 2018
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (April 30, 2018) – Gerri Schiffman of RPL’s Providence office recently closed two separate million-dollar sales in the span of a week. Gerri was the listing agent for 77 Rumstick Road in Barrington which sold for $1,536,500. This is the fifth sale of over a million dollars in Barrington this year, three of which were listed by RPL. Gerri was also the buyer’s agent for 75 Hazard Avenue which sold for $1,128,150, marking the largest sale on the East Side this year.

Set in the sought after Rumstick neighborhood in Barrington, 77 Rumstick was designed by local architect David Andreozzi, and quality built by Robert Andreozzi. The home’s sunny open interior features nine foot high ceilings, oversized windows all around, and impressive details throughout.

Built in 1929, 75 Hazard Avenue is an elegant Brick Colonial with vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, and top-to-bottom details. The sunny yard provides a gorgeous oasis to host garden parties, while the interior is filled with expansive rooms that create picturesque settings for every gathering.

Gerri Schiffman is recognized as one of the top Realtors® in Rhode Island and has been named to Real Trends’ list of “America’s Best Real Estate Agents” for three consecutive years. Gerri has earned the Circle of Sales Excellence Platinum Plus award every year since 1994. For more information about Schiffman and her current listings, please visit her website at GerriSchiffman.com.