July 13th, 2018
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Residential Properties Ltd. is proud to announce that Sales Associates Jim DeRentis, Kevin Fox, Kira Greene, Rebecca Mayer, Gerri Schiffman, and Nancy Weaver, along with the Sales Team of Antrop & Williamson, have all been named to the 2018 Real Trends list of America’s Best Real Estate Professionals.

“In this highly competitive industry it is a thrill and an honor to congratulate the extraordinary sales professionals who have been nationally recognized for their achievements this past year,” says RPL President & CEO Sally Lapides. “They absolutely deserve to be ranked amongst the very best agents in the nation.”

Sponsored by AdWerx, this prestigious list ranks nearly 14,000 U.S. real estate sales associates from every state based on their excellence in real estate sales during 2017. To be included in the ranking, agents must have closed at least 50 transactions or $20 million in closed sales volume in 2017, while teams must have closed 75 transaction sides or $30 million in closed sales volume.

For Gerri Schiffman and Kevin Fox, this marks their fourth consecutive year on the list, while the sales team of Antrop & Williamson has now earned a spot for three straight years. After appearing on the list for three consecutive years as a member of Markham & DeRentis Associates, Jim DeRentis earned the honor for a fourth year in a row with his first individual recognition.

Among individual agents, Jim DeRentis ranked third in Rhode Island with $63,943,641 in sales volume, while placing fourth in the state with 110 transaction sides. Gerri Schiffman came it at number four in RI with $63,411,177 in volume, as well as fifth in the state with 106 transaction sides. Kevin Fox finished right behind, ranking sixth in the state for sales volume ($31,061,026) and 14th in transaction sides (58). Kira Greene placed 16th in Rhode Island for sales volume ($21,863,008), followed by Nancy Weaver at 18th ($20,867,738), and Rebecca Mayer at 19th ($20,708,561).

Among sales teams, RPL was represented by the Antrop & Williamson Team – comprised of Ryan Antrop, Robert Williamson, Ted Bourque, Sara Heathcote, and Ali L’Heureux. A&W ranked sixth among all Rhode Island teams for sales volume ($33,495,488) while placing 10th in sales transactions (109).

For more information or to view the complete list, please Click Here.

May 3rd, 2018
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3Comic book characters have become ingrained in our culture. The top grossing movies are regularly comic book movies, in fact just this past weekend Infinity War set the record for the largest domestic opening weekend for a film. Comic book characters adorn shirts, socks, and are even tattooed on our skin. Since Action Comics #1 was published in 1938 comic books and their fanbase have continued to grow into the behemoths they are. While in past decades comic books have been perceived as a small hobby for a select few in the population the recent surge has thrust them into the mainstream.

Every year on the first Saturday in May publishers and local shops put on Free Comic Book Day where you can grab select comics for free. Local shops put on promotions and special events like special sales and costume contests. This event is for people of all ages. 1The selection of free comics is available on the website and cover every genre and style. In addition to free comics, you can get yourself some free swag and many stores hire local cosplayers to take pictures with and create a festive environment. The free comics are usually entirely new properties or popular series that are starting a new storyline.

When you’re snagging your free comics feel free to join in the festivities and look around and make some purchases. This day is perfect for introducing yourself to your local comic book shop and reading up on the literature that is the basis for all of the DC and Marvel movies. Don’t limit yourself to just the movie storylines, while those are a great place to begin there are plenty of fantastic characters who are not in the blockbuster movies from both DC and Marvel. There are also different publishers like Dark Horse, Image, and First Second Publishing that have great quality. If you don’t want superheroes and are more interested in history, realism, or fantasy those are also available too. Help support local business and start or extend your collection this Saturday at one of these great locations:

NEWBURY COMICS

PROVIDENCE PLACE MALL
74 PROVIDENCE PLACE

PROVIDENCE, RI, 02903
(401) 383-0044

NEWBURY COMICS
1500 BALD HILL RD
WARWICK, RI, 02886

(401) 821-3170

THE TIME CAPSULE
1732 FALL RIVER AVE

SEEKONK, MA, 02771

(508) 336-4790


THE TIME CAPSULE
537 PONTIAC AVENUE

CRANSTON, RI, 02910

(401) 781-5017

RUBBER CHICKEN COMICS
15 NORTH MAIN STREET
A 4
BELLINGHAM, MA, 02019

(508) 966-2210

THE TOY VAULT INC.
WARWICK MALL
400 BALD HILL ROAD
WARWICK, RI, 02886
(401) 921-5466

…AND MANY MORE

For a complete list of the Free Comics that will be available and to check which stores are participating in Free Comic Book Day near you check out FreeComicBookDay.com

 

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Photos Courtesy of Tim Rice Photo and taken at Rubber Chicken Comics
December 18th, 2017
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Many of us have family and friends coming into our homes over the next month or so. We all love making an impression and want to make sure our homes are lovely and comfortable for all of our guests. Here is a helpful list of tips for preparing your home for the holidays.

Be Prepared for the Snow First and Foremost

Hopefully, you are going to do this anyways, but just make sure you have everything shoveled for your guests.  Include current walkways and create new walkways to where additional cars may park. Keep a snow shovel and a bag of rock salt by the door just in case you have to shovel yourself out.

Make Room for Incoming Items

Take out all the things you no longer need or have not used in a while. You are most likely about to receive gifts, so now is a good time to make room. Rent out a dumpster, donate to shelters and others in need, whatever you have to do in order to make the necessary space. After you have cleaned out all these things, your rooms should be able to hold more presents, guests’ luggage,  and should also be easier to clean.

De-Clutter to Create Useful Space

More people means more food, bags, and storage space needed. So clear off countertops and make extra room. You can even use this additional space to create a special coffee serving area for breakfast and after meals, complete with cups and fixings. You may also want to add extra seating around tables and kitchen islands. If you have overnight guests coming, make sure to clean out some drawers and closet space for them to put their things, instead of making them live out of their luggage. You can also clear a space or hang up more hooks to account for all the additional coats and jackets.

Prepare your car

For your cars, you want to make sure they all have scrapers in them. You also want to have a pair of jumper cables and a roadside kit just in case. If you have a lighter car, it is also handy to put a bag of rock salt or cat litter in the back to give it some weight and help provide better traction for your tires if you get stuck.

Prepare the Bathroom

Check the toilet and make sure it’s in working order because it is about to get a little workout. If you want to spruce up the bathroom, cleaning between the tiles can give a nice boost. Usually we like to hide all of the bathroom supplies, but our guests may not know where everything is. You can either leave them out in an organized fashion or place them in festive baskets so no one has to rummage through the cabinets. You can even provide some extra toothbrushes in case someone forgot theirs or unexpectedly ends up spending the night because of winter weather. You will also want to have extra hand and bath towels on hand.

Safety First

You may have people who are older and/or younger than are usually in your house, so now is a good time to childproof the house and watch for hazards like loose floorboards and anything that juts out. Some quick safety tips are to remove things from precarious positions, cover outlets, check handrails, and watch for rugs that slip. Nightlights are also useful. You may be able sprint through your house blindfolded balancing an egg, but for people unfamiliar with your home’s layout, it can be much more difficult.

Please let us know if any of these tips helped you or your guests. If so, please like this post and share it with your friends and family for this or the next holiday. If you have any tips of your own please comment below and help make this list even better.

 

Happy Holidays From All of Us at Residential Properties