October 25th, 2019
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Rhode Island-based real estate brokerage Residential Properties Ltd. has responded to the increased traffic of overseas buyers by opening an office in London’s West End.

“We are proud to be the only brokerage in Rhode Island to partner with Mayfair International Realty,” says Sally Lapides. “Over the past few years, the U.S. has seen more buyers than ever from Europe and from the UK in particular. A number so significant it is affecting the way we market our clients’ homes.”IMG_8206

Rather than waiting for buyers to come to them, the innovative firm has decided to go to the buyers instead. The firm expects its clients to love the added coverage their homes will now receive, while buyers will appreciate the easy access they have to the Rhode Island market.

The office is located in the heart of London’s West End. “It is the perfect position,” explains Sally. “This district of London is very exclusive. It’s rather like the Upper East Side in Manhattan or Georgetown in Washington DC.”

The Residential Properties Ltd. team in London is highly experienced in international real estate. Not only that, they are real experts at property marketing and real estate media. With a combined real estate experience of over ninety years, the London personnel are able to offer Residential Properties Ltd’s clients the very best coverage for their homes.

Real estate is no longer a local business, it has gone international. Residential Properties Ltd’s London office acts as a gateway to Europe and has real estate connections in many European countries.

IMG_8219Of particular importance is the internet site that offers properties exposure to the global market and uploads to other premier UK based websites. The highly prominent website (www.mayfairinternationalrealty.com) provides a worldwide portal for luxury properties. Residential Properties Ltd enjoys the unique benefit of having its listings uploaded to the property search site of Country Life (www.countrylife.co.uk). Country Life is regarded as the leading UK magazine for luxury real estate. Over the past one hundred years Country Life has been the finest place to advertise the very best country houses, estates and important townhouses in the UK and Europe, and over the past few years, throughout the globe.

Residential Properties Ltd’s listings will now also be uploaded to the property search site of the Financial Times (www.ft.com). The Financial Times is arguably the most important financial print tool in the industry. It reaches high net worth individuals and their trusted advisors throughout the world.

Combining the new office in London with an already existing affiliation with Luxury Portfolio and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Residential Properties Ltd. has assured its clients that their listings will be available to potential buyers in over 60 countries worldwide.

To learn more about Residential Properties Ltd. please visit www.ResidentialProperties.com.

October 21st, 2019
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Residential Properties Ltd. is proud to announce the sale of 34 River Road for the price of $1,400,000. Sales Associate Mary Ann Lisi, a member of RPL’s Narragansett office, represented both sides in this transaction, while Shelagh Stone was the co-listing agent.

This elegant shingled cottage is set on two and a half acres on the Narrow River in scenic Saunderstown. A vaulted ceiling soars above the incredible living room with a fireplace and inlay hardwood floors, while a wall of French doors provides a lovely river view and natural lighting. There are three bedrooms, including the first-floor master suite featuring two walk-in closets, an ensuite bath with a glass-enclosed steam shower, and private access to the covered porch with views down to the river.

Listing agent, Mary Ann Lisi, is a proud recipient of a Kent Washington Association of Realtors Circle of Excellence Gold Award with a sales volume of $10 Million. Mary Ann has lived in the South County area for over 20 years and is a specialist in the luxury real estate market. To view her listings and learn more about Mary Ann Lisi, visit her agent page at ResidentialProperties.com.

October 17th, 2019
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Residential Properties Ltd would like to announce the sale of 288 Blackstone Boulevard, a historic property known as the Nicholson House, which was previously set for demolition, but is now being sold to Melanie and Peter Eleftherio. The couple has already restored six homes along Blackstone Boulevard over the past two years. They are passionate about the area and want to see the Nicholson House restored to its former glory while also bringing the property forward by incorporating modern amenities. Initial plans include the addition of a swimming pool and a bocce court to the impeccable grounds of this 35,000 square foot lot.

The listing agents for this property were Sales Associates Jim DeRentis and Kris Chwalk, while the buyers were represented by Kira Greene and Michael J. Sweeney of the Greene | Sweeney Team.

President and CEO of Residential Properties Ltd, Sally Lapides, was grateful and appreciative of the efforts of these agents and their clients to preserve this special house. “Buyers agents, Michael Sweeney and Kira Greene of the Greene | Sweeney team, and listing agents Jim DeRentis and Kris Chwalk, collaborated to bring the buyers and sellers together with the common goal of saving this magnificent house.”

Sales Associate Michael J. Sweeney, who is part of the Greene | Sweeney team that represented the buyers, praised the Eleftherios for their efforts. “We are so grateful to our clients, Melanie and Peter, for their unwavering commitment to save The Nicholson House. It became incredibly evident to them that someone needed to step up and they certainly have the best track record on the East Side for renovating older homes to today’s modern standards while retaining historic elegance and architecture”

The Greene | Sweeney Team has quickly become the #1 East Side Sales team in 2019 in both volume and homes sold, and are Residential Properties #1 Sales team as well as the # 1 Luxury team across the State. Greene | Sweeney was named to the 2019 Real Trends List of America’s Best Real Estate Professionals. Greene was individually named to the same list in 2018 and also earned the Circle of Sales Excellence Platinum Plus Award, while Sweeney was a Circle of Sales Excellence Platinum award winner. To learn more about the Greene | Sweeney Team and view their current listings, visit their website at GreeneSweeney.com or follow them on Instagram @Greene_Sweeney.

Sales Associate Jim DeRentis, has been a recipient of the Circle of Sales Excellence Platinum Plus Award since 2011 when he was named Rookie of the Year. Jim has also been included on the Real Trends’ list of “America’s Top Real Estate Agents”. To learn more about DeRentis and view his current listings, please visit ThePVDRealEstateGuy.com.

Kris Chwalk is a lifelong Barrington resident and has been one of the top producers in the RPL Barrington office for the past 25 years. During that time she has been a recipient of the Circle of Sales Excellence Award for 20 consecutive years. Specializing in high-end waterfront real estate, Chwalk has participated in several notable sales this year, including 13 Low Lane in Bristol which currently stands as 2019’s highest sale on the entire East Bay. To find out more about Kris Chwalk, visit her agent bio page at ResidentialProperties.com.