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Residential Properties Ltd. recently completed the $2,100,000 sale of 51 Prospect Street, marking the highest sale on the East Side of Providence this year. RPL represented both sides of the transaction, with Sales Associate Jim DeRentis as the listing agent and Sales Associate Kira Greene as the buyer’s agent. According to Statewide MLS data, this marks the 13th East Side sale of over $1,000,000 this year, with RPL listing nine of the sales and proudly representing 19 of the possible 26 transaction sides.
Set on a beautifully landscaped lot within the heart of College Hill, this modern Contemporary was selected as the winner of the Honor Award as part of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Rhode Island Design Awards. The AIA RI Design Awards is an annual program that celebrates excellence in architecture and recognizes achievements in design. The Honor Award is the highest award in the highly competitive residential sector.
Designed by Albert Garcia of KITE Architects, the focus of the project was to visually and spatially transform the building and its landscape to increase privacy, without losing its meaningful connections to Providence’s vibrant center of residential and student activity. As a result, the interior of the home showcases a bright open floor plan with soaring ceilings, a floating staircase, and large walls of glass offering views of the Providence skyline. The open concept design includes a sleek European kitchen with quartz counters, as well as a pair of sliding glass doors stepping out to a bluestone patio and fire pit.
The listing agent, Jim DeRentis was a recipient of the 2016 Circle of Sales Excellence Platinum Plus Award and has been included on Real Trends’ list of “America’s Top Real Estate Agents” each of the past three years. To learn more about DeRentis and view his current listings, please visit ThePVDRealEstateGuy.com.
The buyer’s agent Kira Greene was selected as a 2016 Rising Star Real Estate Agent by RI Monthly Magazine and recently earned the 2016 Circle of Sales Excellence Gold Award. For more information about Greene and her current listings, please visit her website at KiraGreeneRI.com.
Residential Properties Ltd. is proud to announce that Kira Greene of our Providence office recently closed the sale of 183 Narragansett in Jamestown for $1,400,000. Greene represented the Providence office as both the listing and selling agent.
The property is a spacious Contemporary built in 1985 that has been thoughtfully redesigned by renowned local architect Peter Twombley. With over 5,000 square feet of living space on 3.5 acres of land, the home provides a two-car garage with an attached studio providing 935 square feet of heated space with glass overhead doors – perfect for an artist space, home office, or spacious rec room. Above the garage is an au pair suite or studio apartment with an additional bedroom, full bath, and kitchenette.
A native New Yorker, Kira Greene moved to Providence in 1997 and presently resides on the East Side of Providence. Greene is one of the top producing agents for Residential Properties Ltd. with extensive experience in luxury real estate sales. Greene is currently servicing the East Side of Providence, and also services Jamestown, Oak Hill, Rumford, and Barrington. She has earned a Circle of Excellence Gold Award multiple years in a row, in addition to being named a 2016 Rising Star Real Estate Agent by Rhode Island Monthly. With sales exceeding $12 million in 2016, Greene is also a 5 star Zillow agent, and was recently named “Woman of the Year” by Residential Properties Relocation.
To learn more about Greene, please visit her bio page at KiraGreeneRI.com.
REAL Trends recently released its prestigious 2017 list of America’s Best Real Estate Agents, ranking Residential Properties Ltd. Sales Associates Gerri Schiffman, Kevin Fox, David Hasslinger, and Barbara Stamp, as well as the RPL Sales Teams of Markham & DeRentis Associates and Antrop & Williamson among the most productive and successful names in real estate.
“I am so proud of the professionalism, accomplishments, and acknowledgment of our top producers at Residential Properties Ltd.,” says RPL President & CEO Sally Lapides. “They truly deserve to be included amongst the very best agents in the country.”
The newly issued ranking report produced by REAL Trends and sponsored by Zillow Group ranks over 12,600 residential real estate professionals solely based on their excellence in real estate sales during calendar year 2016. All production numbers are independently verified by a third-party in order to ensure accuracy and report integrity.
This marks the third consecutive year on the list for Gerri Schiffman, Kevin Fox, and Markham & DeRentis Associates, as well as the second consecutive year for Antrop & Williamson. Among individual agents, Schiffman ranked third in the state for both transaction sides (90) and sales volume ($47,151,750), while Fox was listed fourth in Rhode Island with $45,086,850 in sales volume and fifth in the state with 77 sides. David Hasslinger and Barbara Stamp both cracked the top 10 in Rhode Island for overall sales volume, compiling $28,458,300 and $20,392,800 in sales, respectively. Among teams, Markham & DeRentis Associates (comprised of Jim DeRentis and Nancy Markham) ranked second in the state for sales volume ($67,031,807) and sixth in transaction sides (113), while Antrop & Williamson (comprised of Ryan Antrop, Robert Williamson, Ali L’Heureux, and Ted Bourque) was listed among the top 12 teams in RI with a total of 87 sides.
“This group of highly successful real estate sales agents represents less than 1 percent of all real estate practitioners in the United States,” says Steve Murray, publisher of REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents and president of REAL Trends. To qualify for inclusion, an individual agent must have closed at least 50 transaction sides or $20 million in sales volume in 2016. For real estate agent teams, the minimum is 75 transaction sides or $30 million in closed sales volume. The individuals ranked in America’s Best Real Estate Agents had an average of 73 transaction sides and an average sales volume of almost $37 million. Teams ranked in America’s Best Real Estate Agents had an average of 144 sides and an average sales volume of almost $61 million. This ensures that only the best of the best are included on the prestigious list.
“The average residential real estate agent in the United States closed 8.6 transactions in 2016 and had less than $1.3 million in sales,” said Murray. “To say that the agents on our list are exceptional sales professionals is an understatement. To attain this level of sales is truly outstanding.”
Information on those receiving this recognition can be found online at http://www.americasbestre.com.
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