After completing a lengthy application process and surpassing a strict set of standards, Residential Properties Ltd. has been awarded the prestigious RELO® Quality Certification by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®. The RELO® Quality Certification (RQC) was the first program in the relocation industry to quantify and qualify what true relocation service excellence means. Modeled after the Malcolm Baldrige national quality award, it was created by the network to provide measurable standards for the pursuit of relocation excellence.
Under the guidance of Corporate and Relocation Services Vice President, Elizabeth Messier, Residential Properties Ltd. earned the certification only after its relocation department met stringent standards and completed a rigorous and lengthy application process, overseen by a committee of leading industry professionals. Virtually every aspect of the company’s relocation operation was reviewed thoroughly, using specific criteria to evaluate performance and production, staffing, training and continuing education, quality and scope of relocation service, program marketing, customer satisfaction, technology resources, office facilities, and more.
After earning the certification, a company must complete a recertification process every five years to ensure it continues to meet the program’s rigorous standards and remains current in terms of technology, relocation trends and other relevant areas.
“Relocating to a new area can be extremely stressful for an individual or family,” explains Messier. “Having a trained relocation specialist help them navigate this transition can make all the difference. We’re not just selling them a house, but concentrating on helping find the right community and experience suited to the lifestyle they are searching for. We pride ourselves on being here for them before, during and after their move.”
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® President/CEO Paul Boomsma commends Residential Properties Ltd. for its focus on excellence in relocation. “The RQC is awarded only to the industry’s most highly respected relocation departments,” Boomsma commented. “RQC firms have distinguished themselves by demonstrating real expertise in addressing employee mobility and talent management needs, and it is a true pleasure to welcome Residential Properties to this elite group of companies.”
Residential Properties is Rhode Island’s leading real estate company, recording more homes sales and overall sales volume than any other company in the state for four consecutive years (Providence Business News).
Residential Properties is the Rhode Island representative of LeadingRE (www.LeadingRE.com). With a global membership that spans six continents, LeadingRE connects more than 565 firms and 130,000 sales associates who produce over 1.1 million real estate transactions each year. As a member of LeadingRE, Residential Properties provides a quality real estate experience, global marketing reach and access to top real estate professionals in virtually any market worldwide.
For more information about Residential Properties Ltd., please visit ResidentialProperties.com.
RISMedia, recognized as one of the real estate industry’s definitive sources for news and information, recently released the results of its 31st Annual Power Broker Report Top 500, ranking Residential Properties Ltd. among the top producing real estate companies in the entire country. RPL is the only real estate company based solely in Rhode Island to appear on the Top 500 list, coming it at #332 in the nation with $858,982,295 in total sales volume during 2018.
For the fourth consecutive year, Residential Properties Ltd. led all firms in overall Rhode Island sales transactions during 2018, as well as total sales volume – finishing over $300,000,000 ahead of the next closest competitor.[¹]
The results of the report reveal that the Top 1,000 Power Brokers earned $1,424,776,652,825 in sales volume and garnered a total of 3,881,412 transactions during 2018. However, this success did not come without its challenges. Among the top issues reported were a lack of inventory (49 percent of Power Brokers), brewing economic uncertainty (25 percent), industry disruptors (13 percent), and increasing interest rates (8 percent). Despite these challenges, companies mostly reported feeling “cautiously optimistic” about 2019, a perception held by 59 percent of Power Brokers this year, compared to 52 percent during 2018.
The RISMedia Power Broker Report is packed with interactive research charts, year-over-year data, and detailed Power Broker Profiles. Visitors can also utilize the innovative, dynamic directory to search the Top 1,000 Power Brokers by sales volume, company name, brand, and transaction rank. Each Power Broker Profile includes their 2018 sales volume and transactions, as well as comparisons to past years, their ranked status, their agent count and number of offices, and other important information.
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[¹] This statement is based in whole or in part on data supplied by the State-Wide Multiple Listing Service. The MLS does not guarantee and is not in any way responsible for its accuracy. Data maintained by the MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market. Based on information from Statewide Multiple Listing Service, Inc. as of May 2019.
The Greater Providence Board of Realtors® (GPBOR) recently announced their 2018 Circle of Sales Excellence Awards, honoring a total of 27 sales associates and teams from Residential Properties Ltd.
The Circle of Sales Excellence Awards were created in order to recognize the annual achievements of GPBOR members based on overall sales volume.
The Platinum Plus Award is reserved for agents who have compiled over $20,000,000 in yearly sales volume. This prestigious award was achieved by a total of four RPL sales associates, including Jim DeRentis, Kevin Fox, Rebecca Mayer, and Gerri Schiffman.
Earning the Platinum Award for recording between $13,000,000-$19,000,000 in sales during 2018 were Providence sales associates Barbara Dacey, Rachael Dotson, Kira Greene, David Hasslinger, Ellen Kasle, and Michael J. Sweeney, as well as the Erkkinen-Cohen Group comprised of Susan Erkkinen and Annalise Cohen.
Totaling $5,000,000-$7,999,999 in sales volume and earning the Silver Award were Celia Almonte, Ashley Baccari, Kevin Darrow, Bethany Johnsen, and Joe Roch, as well as The Morrison Group (Paula Morrison and Greg Morrison) and the Rockwell & Pierard Team (Michelle Rockwell and Kathleen Pierard).
We’d like to congratulate each of these Realtors® for earning this honor and achieving so much success during 2018. To learn more about all of the talented real estate experts from our Providence and West Side offices, please check out their bios on our Agent Page.