Category: Rhode Island News
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.
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.
RIS Media recently released its 30th Annual Power Broker Report, ranking Residential Properties Ltd. among the top real estate firms in the U.S. for sales volume. RPL checked-in at number 340 on the list with a total sales volume of $794,854,526 in 2017, representing 1,852 closed transactions.
RISMedia President and CEO John Featherston congratulated Residential Properties Ltd. for their prestigious ranking in this year’s Power Broker Report. “The firms represented are the nation’s most elite brokerage firms serving literally millions of consumers with their real estate needs,” Featherston said. “Even up against extremely scarce supply, Power Brokers posted remarkable sales. With the economy expanding and home prices on a tear, they’re charging forward and leveraging the opportunities. We applaud their commitment to homeownership and congratulate them on their Power Broker standing.”
Celebrating its 30th anniversary year, the Power Broker Report has long honored the incredible business feats of remarkable real estate leaders—and brokerage firms—who continue to shape our industry. Each April, RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine highlights the Top 500 Power Broker firms according to sales volume, and the digital version of the Power Broker Top 500 ranks firms according to sales volume and transactions.
2017 marked the third consecutive year that Residential Properties Ltd. has ranked #1 in Rhode Island for both homes sold (1,852) and overall sales volume ($794,854,526) in the Providence Business News Book of Lists – compiling over $300,000,000 more in sales than the next closest competitor for a second straight year.
To learn more about Residential Properties Ltd., visit www.ResidentialProperties.com.