March 19th, 2018

Residential Properties Ltd. is proud to announce the addition of Sales Associate Rachael Dotson as the newest member of their Providence Office. Rachael is a multi-talented Realtor® and viewed as one of the industry’s rising stars. We recently sat down with Rachael to learn more about her past history and future aspirations.


Could you explain a little about the path that led you to RPL?

I moved to Providence in 2013 from the Seattle area with our two children for my husband’s engineering career. I have an art and design background, and had been working throughout Washington State developing a public arts program. My experience with economic development and teaching in the arts is a tremendous help in real estate; as my approach is both information-driven, and hands-on. I began my real estate career upon moving to Rhode Island, and I could not be happier! This has been a fantastic career switch for me; and I feel lucky to spend my time with people making such important life choices, like buying-and-selling a home.

How do you feel this move will positively impact your career?

I began my real estate career as part of a successful team, and that business model accelerated my learning curve tremendously. My transfer to Residential Properties as an individual agent will expedite that growth as this company continues to lead the Rhode Island real estate industry. I am thrilled to bring my unique, client-centered approach to the growing real estate market through the Residential Properties office – it’s a great fit for both the company and myself!

What was it that made you want to join this company?

I decided to make this move because my interactions with other RPL agents in the field have shown me that this company dedicates maximum effort to their clients, and to maintaining their success as Rhode Island’s leading brokerage office. I want to be a part of a company that has their eye on the future of Rhode Island real estate and sets their goals accordingly.

What are you excited about most going forward?

The training and support which Residential Properties offers its agents is truly superior. I am looking forward to improving my best-practices while working with a company which values my experience and opinions as a business person, working mother, and creative-minded person.

What are some things you would like to accomplish as a member of Residential Properties?

As a West-Coast transplant, I have found many wonderful communities throughout the state which aren’t often highlighted. I intend to bring my fresh perspective and sense of discovery to the company, and be able to better connect with the evolving home-buyer profile. I love taking clients out to tour neighborhoods and towns they had not heard of or considered before. There is real satisfaction for me in helping my clients be as informed about their options as they can be during the discovery process, and helping them represent their home or neighborhood.

Is there anything else you would like to share with us regarding your recent move, our company, or the real estate industry in general?

This is such an exciting time to be a part of the real estate industry, especially for buyers and sellers! They have access to more information than ever before, and the savvy and competitive nature of the current market means I can help my clients make informed choices while achieving their real estate goals. I feel the most important aspect of my work is to create opportunities for my clients’ success and happiness.

To learn more about Rachael Dotson, please CLICK HERE to visit her agent page.

March 1st, 2018


Residential Properties Ltd. has announced the sale of 30 Apple Tree Lane in Barrington for $1,060,000. RPL was proud to represent both sides of the transaction, with RPL Sales Team The Friedman Real Estate Group representing the seller, and Sales Associate Stephanie Nickerson serving as the buyer’s agent.

Originally built in 1875, this beautiful farmhouse rests on over an acre of land, complete with its own tennis court and inground pool. The home itself offers the best of both old and new, blending historic architectural details with modern updates and renovations. The interior features five spacious bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, and a open floor plan providing views of Smith’s Cove.

As the listing team, The Friedman Group includes team members Ted Friedman, Betsy Friedman, Claudia Maiorana, and Lauren Schaller. They are current members of RPL’s Barrington office and are recent recipients of the Circle of Sales Excellence Platinum Award. For more information regarding The Friedman Group or to view its current listings, please visit

Stephanie Nickerson, the buyer’s agent, is also a member of RPL’s Barrington office. She has over 15 years of experience in the real estate industry and is an ABR Certified and Relocation Specialist. For more information regarding Stephanie, please visit her agent bio page at

February 15th, 2018

PBN List Top Five

For the third consecutive year, Residential Properties Ltd. has been ranked as the #1 real estate company in Rhode Island for both number of residences sold and overall sales volume in the recently released Providence Business News List of Residential Real Estate Agencies.

During 2017, RPL led the state with a 1,852 transaction sides, while also finishing the year with a company record $794,854,526 in total sales volume – over $300,000,000 more than the next closest competitor.

“What a thrill it is to be the #1 real estate agency in the state for a third year in a row,” exclaimed RPL President & CEO Sally Lapides upon learning the news. “Thank you to all of our loyal clients, as well as our extraordinary agents, staff, and management who make this possible.”

Founded in 1981, Residential Properties Ltd. appropriately brands itself as “Rhode Island’s Real Estate Company” and has grown to become the state’s largest and most successful independent real estate brokerage, with roughly 180 agents and five office locations.

Over the years, RPL has differentiated itself through its high tech, high touch approach, combining the technology and global reach of an international corporation with the personal touch and local expertise of an independent brokerage. RPL’s website ( has been ranked as one of the Top 25 real estate sites in the entire country by Real Trends, while the company also recently took home the First Place Award for Video Marketing when competing against brokerages from nearly 70 countries around the globe at the annual Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For more information, please visit their website at