As the final days of summer tick away, it makes me truly appreciate the amazing job our agents did capturing the season within all the beautiful images submitted to our photo contest this year. From the beach, to the city, and everywhere in between, I was able to get a glimpse at what summertime in Rhode Island means to each of the Realtors® who participated in this contest.
As always, I’d like thank everyone who took the time and effort into submitting an entry, as well as all of our clients and friends on Facebook who helped us with the difficult task of selecting a winner by casting their votes. Your participation is what makes this contest possible and is the main reason for its success over the past 10 years.
As for the results, we entered the weekend with two finalists battling for the top spot, coming down the final stretch neck-and-neck. Despite a third challenger making a late charge, one photo pulled away to emerge as the clear winner. I am proud to announce RPL Providence Sales Associate Ashley Baccari as our 2019 Summer Photo Contest champion with her gorgeous shot of the Creative Capital’s new pedestrian bridge. Ashley’s photo transports us into the shoes of someone leaning on the railing of the newly constructed bridge while enjoying the view of the iconic Providence skyline as the summer sun begins to set on another day. This stunning shot received a total of 97 votes, which was 42 more votes than the next closest competitor. Congratulations to Ashley on her winning photo. We are proud to present her with the first place prize of a free video and website package from the RPL Marketing & Technology Department.
See the full contest results below.
Winning Photo: Ashley Baccari – Pedestrian Bridge – Providence (97 Votes)
Second Place: Anna Clancy – Summer Sunset – Barrington (55 Votes)
Third Place: Patrick Murray – Pier Lifeguards – Narragansett (51 Votes)
Fourth Place (Tie): Eddie Rayden – Catch of the Day – Lobstahs (24 Votes)
Fourth Place (Tie): Ed Hardie – Gondola – Providence (24 Votes)
Residential Properties Ltd. has completed the sale of 1 West Exchange Street, Unit #2904 for $1.485 million, marking the highest price per square foot condominium sale in Downtown Providence in over a decade. RPL Sales Associate Christina Ardente, along with Kira Greene and Michael J. Sweeney of the Greene | Sweeney Team represented the seller in the transaction, while Kimberly McHale of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International represented the buyer.
This premier luxury penthouse in the Residences Tower Condominiums is a stunning corner unit which earned a 2016 Design Award from Rhode Island Monthly Magazine. Located high above the city on the 29th floor, the home delivers breathtaking views of the iconic Providence skyline. The backdrop of the city creates a spectacular atmosphere throughout the professionally designed interior, as well as the private outdoor terrace.
Christina Ardente, is a lifelong resident of Barrington and annually ranks among RPL’s top producers. Ardente is a recent recipient of the 2018 Circle of Sales Excellence Silver Award, as well as RI Monthly’s 2019 Professional Excellence Award. To learn more about Christina and view her current listings, please visit ChristinaArdente.com.
This sale marks the seventh transaction of over $1 million during 2019 for listing agents Kira Greene and Michael J. Sweeney. The duo joined forces in 2018 to create the Greene I Sweeney team, becoming the #1 East Side and Providence Sales Team with over $35 million in combined sales. As RPL’s #1 producing sales team across the state, Greene | Sweeney was named to the 2019 Real Trends List of “America’s Best Real Estate Professionals.” Greene was individually named to the same list in 2018 and also earned the Circle of Sales Excellence Platinum Plus Award, while Sweeney was a Circle of Sales Excellence Platinum award winner. To learn more about the Greene | Sweeney Team and view their current listings, visit their website at GreeneSweeney.com or follow them on Instagram @Greene_Sweeney.
Residential Properties Ltd. recently announced the highest priced sale on the East Side of Providence this year, closing 430 Cole Avenue for $2.075 million. RPL was proud to represent both sides of the transaction, with Sales Associate Jim DeRentis representing the seller, as well as Kira Greene and Michael J Sweeney of Greene | Sweeney representing the buyer. To date, Residential Properties Ltd. has now listed all 13 single family homes to sell for over $1 million on The East Side this year, while also representing 25 of the 26 total transaction sides.
This modern contemporary home was designed by Urbanscape Architects, an emerging Toronto-based firm which focuses mainly on design for private residences, multi-unit residential, and commercial buildings. Led by Founder and Principal Architect Ali Malek, the award-winning firm has recently been featured in Green Building + Architecture magazine, while also having several of its projects showcased in reputable architectural publications such as Archello, Dwell and Archdaily.
The listing agent, Jim DeRentis, and the buyer’s agents, Kira Greene and Michael J Sweeney of Greene | Sweeney, were both recently named to Real Trends’ prestigious 2019 list of America’s Best Real Estate Professionals. To learn more about DeRentis, please visit his website at ThePVDRealEstateGuy.com. For more information on the Greene |Sweeney team, please visit GreeneSweeney.com.