February 7th, 2018
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This past week at the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Residential Properties Ltd. became the proud recipient of the First Place Award for Best Video Marketing among companies of between 101-500 agents.

Competing against brokerages from nearly 70 countries around the globe, Residential Properties Ltd. was able to distinguish themselves by producing a wide range of videos, including listing tours, community spotlights, company branding pieces, market updates, agent bios, and more. “Our commitment to marketing properties has always been fresh and creative,” explains RPL President & CEO Sally Lapides. “Video differentiates us from our competitors, providing buyers with the experience of a guided tour of a property, while offering sellers an opportunity for far more engaging exposure.”

The RPL Marketing & Technology Department is currently comprised of eight full-time employees, including Videographers Justin Hebert, Peter Amylon, and Neil Guliano, as well as Copywriter Eddy Giorgi, Technology Lead James LeGeros, Computer Support Specialist Tayana Anaya, Photographer Chris Whirlow, and Manager Stephen Readey. Lapides was quick to express her appreciation for the department, saying “I am so proud of our extraordinary team for being recognized as the best in video marketing at the annual conference of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.”

As part of a global network connecting buyers and sellers around the world, RPL’s use of video allows potential clients to research communities and tour available listings from anywhere on the planet. Incorporating video into its marketing, along with professional photography, independent property websites, aerial footage, floor plans, staging, and more, has assisted Residential Properties Ltd. in becoming Rhode Island’s top producing brokerage, recording more sales and more gross volume than any other company in the state for three consecutive years (Providence Business News Book of Lists).

Currently, Residential Properties has nearly 1,500 videos available on its website. To view this extensive video library, please visit ResidentialProperties.com/Videos.

December 5th, 2017
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Following several days of voting, I am pleased to announce the final results of the 2017 RPL Fall Photo Contest. Before doing so, I would like to thank everyone who made the contest possible, including all of our agents who entered submissions, our wonderful group of finalists, and everyone who took the time to submit their vote and help us with the difficult task of deciding a winner. This year marked the 10th anniversary of our fall contest. We never could’ve have reached this milestone without the help and participation of each of you.

After receiving a large collection of submissions featuring prominent locations throughout Rhode Island, we managed to narrow the contest down to a group of six finalists. Although the finalists each had their own notable qualities, one particular photo separated itself from the rest of the pack, receiving over twice as many votes as any other.  I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2017 RPL Fall Photo Contest is “Moffett Mill (circa 1812)” taken by RPL Sales Associate Paula Work. As a recent addition to our Narragansett Office, this was Paula’s first time ever competing in an RPL Photo Contest. She entered several submissions, but her winning photo was quintessential New England, combining the rich history of the region with the essence of the season. As our contest champion, Paula will receive a free website and video package. Congratulations Paula!

See the full contest results below.

 

Winning Photo: Moffett Mill (circa 1812) – Paula Work (93 Votes)

Paula Work - Classic Colonial - Lincoln3

 

Second Place: Bowdish Lake – Sara Heathcote (51 Votes)

Sara Heathcote - Bowdish Lake - Glocester

 

Third Place: Roger Williams Park – Rich Epstein (44 Votes) 

Rich Epstein - Roger Williams Park - Cranston

 

Fourth Place: Fall Sunset – Ramiro Encizo (18 Votes)

Ramiro Encizo - Fall Sunset - Cumberland

 

Fifth Place: Tree Swing – Kim Horvath (17 Votes)

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Sixth Place: Slater Mill – Claudia Maiorana (16 Votes)

Claudia Maiorana - Slater Mill - Pawtucket3

September 11th, 2017
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I would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2017 RPL Summer Photo Contest and helped make it such a success. Thank you to all of our agents who took the time out of their busy schedules to take photos and enter submissions. Thank you to all of our friends on Facebook for reviewing our finalists and casting their votes. And thank you to everyone who shared the contest album with their friends and family. As a result of your participation, this year’s summer photo contest reached over 5,300 people on social media and introduced our page to a wide audience of new followers.

The 2017 RPL Summer Photo Contest featured a collection of five evenly matched finalists. In fact, the top four finalists each finished within less than 25 votes of one another. Despite some other photos jumping out to an early lead, one photo steadily gained votes throughout the weekend and eventually overtook all others to emerge with an even 100 votes. I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2017 RPL Summer Photo Contest is “Sailboats on the River” taken by RPL Sales Associate Claudia Maiorana. A member of The Friedman Real Estate Group in our Barrington Office, this was Claudia’s first time ever entering the RPL Photo Contest. With her win, Claudia will receive a free website and video package. Congratulations Claudia!

See the full contest results below.

 

Winning Photo: Sailboats on the River – Claudia Maiorana (100 Votes)

Claudia Maiorana - Sailboats on the River - Barrington2

 

Second Place: Busy Bee at Buttonwood Farm – Sara Heathcote (87 Votes)

Sara Heathcote - Sunflower Bee - Buttonwood Farm - Griswold, CT

 

Third Place: 10,000 Sunflowers – Ashley Baccari (81 Votes) 

Ashley Baccari - 10,000 Sunflowers - Providence

 

Fourth Place: Twilight At The Coast Guard House – Rick Epstein (77 Votes)

Rich Epstein - Coast Guard House Sunset - Narragansett

 

Fifth Place: Newport Summer Sunset – Ed Hardie (31 Votes)

Ed Hardie - Summer Sunset - Newport