May 11th, 2018
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1A8A9459On May 8th Residential Properties agents gathered from our five current offices across the state for a company meeting to share our success for the first quarter-plus of the year. Thanks to meeting sponsor Homestar Mortgage, Residential Properties had the honor of hosting special guest presenter Seth Price.

Seth has been a consultant for over 300 companies and is currently a VP at Placester, home of the Real Estate Marketing Academy. Seth is a digital marketing specialist and came here to speak on personal branding in this ever-changing environment.

Steve Tetzner, of Homestar Mortgage, made the event memorable by providing all attendants with a free copy of Seth’s book The Road to Recognition.

COO Libby Isaacson opened the meeting by presenting the RI Real Estate market’s first quarter statistics seen in our quarterly market update.

Steve Tetzner and Homestar Mortgage gave away Red Sox tickets and  Theatre by the Sea passes to two lucky agents. Ted Bourque, a Sales Associate on the Antrop and Williamson team out of RPL’s Cumberland office won the Red Sox tickets, while Barrington Sales Associate Bonnie Koppelman won the theatre passes.

In Seth’s presentation, he discussed how agents must grow their brand despite the constant technological distractions around us. Seth continued on to say that agents need to go beyond that initial cup of coffee pitch and keep connections going even when people aren’t currently looking to buy or sell.

1A8A9481When it comes to building your personal brand some of Seth’s biggest points talked about creating an authentic identity:

• Focus on who you truly are

• Be genuine when writing online, and not robotic. Make sure you can send your writing to your best friend.

• When someone asks you a question, answer it so well that they share that answer.

After Seth’s presentation he led a marketing panel with Ryan Antrop of our Cumberland Office; Stephen Readey, Manager of our in-house Marketing and Technology Department; and James LeGeros, RPL’s IT Lead. Seth spoke about the incredible benefits that come with a marketing team and the fact that Residential Properties has an in-house team is a unique resource for our agents. Steve and James spoke about the many tools RPL offers and how they help agents to wield technology and grow their personal brand. Ryan Antrop and his team are constantly utilizing the department to help sell themselves and to successfully buy and sell homes.

Residential Properties wants to thank Seth Price for his presentation and would like to recommend his book and talks to anyone who was not at our meeting, visit him at SethPrice.net. We would also once again like to thank Steve Tetzner and Homestar Mortgage for sponsoring this event and all of the fine work his team does for us.

We hope to see you at our next meeting!

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April 30th, 2018
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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.

April 23rd, 2018
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Martha Lapierre 2018Residential 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.