Residential Properties Ltd. is proud to announce that Sales Associates Jim DeRentis, Kevin Fox, Elizabeth Kirk, Gerri Schiffman, and Nancy Weaver, along with the Sales Teams of Greene | Sweeney and the Leading Group, have all been named to the 2019 Real Trends list of America’s Best Real Estate Professionals.
“With today’s release of the 2019 America’s Best Real Estate Professionals list, an elite group of real estate agents across the country are receiving well-deserved recognition. These sales associates are far above average and have built enormously successful small businesses in an extremely competitive field,” says Steve Murray, president of REAL Trends.
To be included in the ranking, agents must have closed at least 50 transactions or $20 million in closed sales volume in 2018, while teams must have closed a minimum of 75 transaction sides or $30 million in closed sales volume.
For Jim DeRentis, Gerri Schiffman and Kevin Fox, this marks their fifth consecutive year to appear on the list. The Leading Group (formerly known as Antrop & Williamson) has now earned a spot for a fourth straight year, while Nancy Weaver appears for a second consecutive time.
Among individual agents, Jim DeRentis ranked #2 in Rhode Island in both sales volume ($85,968,618) and transaction sides (138). Gerri Schiffman came it at number three in the state for both sales volume ($47,832,571) and transaction sides (79), while Kevin Fox finished fourth in Rhode Island with 77 transaction sides and fifth with $39,964,500 in overall sales volume. Nancy Weaver placed 12th in Rhode Island for sales volume ($20,648,000), while Elizabeth Kirk came in right behind her at 13th in the state with a total sales volume of $20,129,306.
Among sales teams, the Leading Group – comprised of Robert Williamson, Ted Bourque, Sara Heathcote, and Ali L’Heureux – ranked eighth in Rhode Island with 114 transactions sides, while also placing ninth with $33,506,699 in sales volume. The RPL sales team of Greene | Sweeney – comprised of Kira Greene and Michael J Sweeney – earned a spot on the list in their very first year by placing eighth in the state with a $33,758,575 in sales volume.
For more information or to view the complete list, please CLICK HERE.
Spring is a time of renewal when the animals return, the flowers bloom, and the weather begins to warm. Here in Rhode Island, spring transforms our frozen landscapes of winter into lush parks, bursting flower gardens, and wonderful seaside areas filled with waterfront shops and restaurants. Taking part in our Spring Photo Contest, our agents did a terrific job capturing still frames of this special time of year in our very special state.
We’d like thank everyone who participated in this year’s contest, not only the Realtor’s who put the time and effort into submitting their entries, but also all of our friends on Facebook who took the opportunity to submit their votes. Without all of you, the contest would not have been possible.
And now for the results. After a strong Father’s Day weekend of voting, it is my pleasure to announce that the winner of the 2019 RPL Spring Photo Contest is RPL Cumberland Sales Associate, Kim Horvath with her shot of the Cliff Walk in Newport. Kim’s photo captured one of our state’s most popular walking trails on a picture perfect spring day. The photo received a total of 65 votes, compiling 24 more votes than the next closest competitor. This was Kim’s second RPL Spring Photo Contest victory, having previously won in 2017. Congratulations to Kim on her winning photo for which she will receive a free video and website package from the RPL Marketing & Technology Department.
See the full contest results below.
Winning Photo: Kim Horvath – Cliff Walk – Newport (65 Votes)
Second Place: Joyce Hughes – Castle Hill – Newport (41 Votes)
Third Place: Eddy Rayden – High School Graduation – Barrington (27 Votes)
Fourth Place: Holly Applegate – Westport River – Westport (20 Votes)
Fifth Place: Elizabeth Crippin – Kinney Azalea Garden – Kingston (17 Votes)
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.
To learn more about the RISMedia Power Broker Report and view the complete rankings, please CLICK HERE.
[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.