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.

April 19th, 2018
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It is amazing to see how much vinyl has continued to thrive with its recent revival. CDs are falling out of favor due to streaming and digital, but vinyl is still going strong and record stores are continuing to be a hub of the community. On April 21st you can celebrate Record Store Day, an international event for brick-and-mortar record stores where you can participate in local events and find exclusive albums. This is a great opportunity to discover all of the music options in your neighborhood and to help support local businesses.

Record Store Day was first celebrated on April 19, 2008, which makes this year a special 10th anniversary of the holiday. A Record Store Day Ambassador has been picked for the event every year and has included the likes of Dave Grohl, Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Chuck D, and St. Vincent. This year’s ambassador is the group, Run the Jewels.

So come out and commemorate all of the great music and conversations record stores have brought us. Multiple record stores in the area are participating including:

Newbury Comics (Providence Place Mall)
74 Providence Place Providence Place Mall Third Floor
Providence, RI

Newbury Comics (Warwick, RI)
1500 Bald Hill Road/Rt.2 Warwick, RI

Newbury Comics (North Attleboro)
999 S. Washington St., Emerald Square Mall 3rd Level 
N. Attleboro, MA

Armageddon Shop
436 Broadway Providence, RI

Olympic Records
580B Wickenden Street Providence, RI

Kangaroo CD’s & Tapes
1759-C Mineral Spring Avenue 
North Providence, RI

Luke’s Record Exchange
393 Broadway Pawtucket, RI

In Your Ear Music
462 Main Street Warren, RI

Blast from the Past
10 Highland Street West Warwick, RI

Check your local record store to see if they are participating and try to find some of the great exclusive products that are available. For more information on the event check out the official website at RecordStoreDay.com.

Comment below and tell us some of your all-time favorite albums. Also, keep a lookout for Independent Bookstore Day on April 28th and keep checking out the RPL blog for great events and attractions in the area.

April 11th, 2018
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TRUCKSTUFF

Residential Properties is proud to support the 6th Annual Truck Stop, a food truck gathering to support the RI Community Food Bank taking place right in their parking lot. The event is on April 27th from 5:30 PM until 8 PM and features live music from the Superchief Trio, a cash bar, and a plethora of local food trucks that cover all tastes and palates.

Enjoy barbecue from Gotta Q, named the #1 BBQ Food Truck of the Year for the whole country in 2017 or wood-fired pizza from one of The Gilded Tomato’s portable ovens. Enjoy late night eats, like wings from Citizen Wing or fries from Friskie Fries. As for dessert, Sarcastic Sweets will be serving up pastries for you and Like No Udder, the world’s first all-vegan ice cream truck will be present as well. As far as refreshments the Presto Strange O truck will take care of your coffee needs while the Jonathan Edwards Winery, Revival Brewing Company, and the Yacht Club Soda Company will also be present.

Tickets are $85 each and selling fast. That ticket price benefits the RI Food Bank and allows you inside to get a taste of as many food trucks as you want for free. Parking is also free. Come and contribute to a great cause and experience some of Rhode Island’s renowned food culture.

For more information, including a list of the other food trucks, head to the RI Food Bank website RIFoodBank.org.

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Stay tuned to the RPL Blog as we will be covering more events throughout these warm months. You do not want to miss out.