Category: Luxury Real Estate
Residential Properties Ltd. recently completed the sale of the historic Joshua B. Chapin/David A. Waldron House in Barrington for $965,000. The listing was represented by Residential Properties Ltd. Sales Associates Elizabeth Kirk and Lisa Schryver – both members of RPL’s Barrington office.
Originally built in 1858, this signature home showcases historic architectural details and rests on over an acre of land within the seaside neighborhood of Alfred Drowne. Chapin was a prominent doctor in Providence and the original owner of the house. After losing his hearing, he abandoned his practice and went on to establish Chapin & Thurber, Providence’s first apothecary, and Manchester & Chapin, an early photography studio. Waldron was a real estate developer who was responsible for the construction of most of the homes in Drownville. Waldron was also a library trustee and was an active member of the Antiquarian Society, Congregational church, and the YMCA.
The home itself showcases classical architectural details and features, including parquet floors, intricate mouldings, original fireplaces, and a grand wrap around front porch. The property includes a beautiful Birch Tree said to have been planted on the very first Arbor Day in 1872.
Co-listing agents Elizabeth Kirk and Lisa Schryver are both members of RPL’s Barrington office, and each earned the 2017 Circle of Sales Excellence Platinum Award for totalling over $13,000,000 in sales last year.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (April 30, 2018) – Gerri Schiffman of RPL’s Providence office recently closed two separate million-dollar sales in the span of a week. Gerri was the listing agent for 77 Rumstick Road in Barrington which sold for $1,536,500. This is the fifth sale of over a million dollars in Barrington this year, three of which were listed by RPL. Gerri was also the buyer’s agent for 75 Hazard Avenue which sold for $1,128,150, marking the largest sale on the East Side this year.
Set in the sought after Rumstick neighborhood in Barrington, 77 Rumstick was designed by local architect David Andreozzi, and quality built by Robert Andreozzi. The home’s sunny open interior features nine foot high ceilings, oversized windows all around, and impressive details throughout.
Built in 1929, 75 Hazard Avenue is an elegant Brick Colonial with vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, and top-to-bottom details. The sunny yard provides a gorgeous oasis to host garden parties, while the interior is filled with expansive rooms that create picturesque settings for every gathering.
Gerri Schiffman is recognized as one of the top Realtors® in Rhode Island and has been named to Real Trends’ list of “America’s Best Real Estate Agents” for three consecutive years. Gerri has earned the Circle of Sales Excellence Platinum Plus award every year since 1994. For more information about Schiffman and her current listings, please visit her website at GerriSchiffman.com.
Residential Properties Ltd. is proud to announce that Sales Associate Martha Lapierre has rejoined the company as a member of their Cumberland Office. Martha is a native Rhode Islander who has worked in all areas of the real estate industry for over 25 years. Martha recently sat down with us to discuss her recent return to the Ocean State and reuniting with Residential Properties.
What was it that drew you back to Rhode Island?
First and foremost, it was my family and friends, but it was also all the other people that live here and help to create our unique Rhode Island & New England culture. Being raised in Lincoln and Cumberland, I appreciate the ability to explore our beautiful coastline, hike our hilly woodlands and scenic bike paths, or enjoy some of the best culinary experiences in the country.
After working for other companies, what sets RPL apart and makes it such a unique brokerage?
I’d say the personal interest, caring, and connection of the people who work for RPL is very different. The level of cooperation and consideration between agents elevates your success in the field. It’s great having the ability to reach out to anyone, from the CEO to the COO to the managers and to the wonderful administrators. Immediate attention and response from within is unsurpassed and seldom exists in other agencies. Your success as an agent is their success as a company.
In what ways, if any, did living and working in another state make you a better Realtor?
Creating a new client base and real estate career in another state takes ingenuity, confidence, perseverance and tapping into all the experience you’ve acquired in the field and applying that to a new environment. Starting a career in a new area required me to utilize all the tools and experience I’ve acquired over the years.
What are you excited about most going forward?
After being away for three years and working for a franchise agency, I am thrilled to find that RPL has maintained the highest level of integrity that I remember. I appreciate that the company is a proponent in keeping up and educating its agents in the importance of technology and digital marketing. I am also very excited to rejoin my community and help our friends, neighbors, and new acquaintances achieve their real estate goals.
What are some of your future goals as a member of Residential Properties?
Creating a happy experience while meeting my client’s highest expectations is always my goal.
Do you have any additional comments regarding your recent return, our company, or the real estate industry in general?
I am happy to be back with my RPL family and living in RI with the quality of support, agents and management of Residential Properties Ltd.
To learn more about Martha Lapierre, please visit her agent bio page.