Residential Properties Ltd. is proud to announce the addition of Sales Associate Rachael Dotson as the newest member of their Providence Office. Rachael is a multi-talented Realtor® and viewed as one of the industry’s rising stars. We recently sat down with Rachael to learn more about her past history and future aspirations.
Could you explain a little about the path that led you to RPL?
I moved to Providence in 2013 from the Seattle area with our two children for my husband’s engineering career. I have an art and design background, and had been working throughout Washington State developing a public arts program. My experience with economic development and teaching in the arts is a tremendous help in real estate; as my approach is both information-driven, and hands-on. I began my real estate career upon moving to Rhode Island, and I could not be happier! This has been a fantastic career switch for me; and I feel lucky to spend my time with people making such important life choices, like buying-and-selling a home.
How do you feel this move will positively impact your career?
I began my real estate career as part of a successful team, and that business model accelerated my learning curve tremendously. My transfer to Residential Properties as an individual agent will expedite that growth as this company continues to lead the Rhode Island real estate industry. I am thrilled to bring my unique, client-centered approach to the growing real estate market through the Residential Properties office – it’s a great fit for both the company and myself!
What was it that made you want to join this company?
I decided to make this move because my interactions with other RPL agents in the field have shown me that this company dedicates maximum effort to their clients, and to maintaining their success as Rhode Island’s leading brokerage office. I want to be a part of a company that has their eye on the future of Rhode Island real estate and sets their goals accordingly.
What are you excited about most going forward?
The training and support which Residential Properties offers its agents is truly superior. I am looking forward to improving my best-practices while working with a company which values my experience and opinions as a business person, working mother, and creative-minded person.
What are some things you would like to accomplish as a member of Residential Properties?
As a West-Coast transplant, I have found many wonderful communities throughout the state which aren’t often highlighted. I intend to bring my fresh perspective and sense of discovery to the company, and be able to better connect with the evolving home-buyer profile. I love taking clients out to tour neighborhoods and towns they had not heard of or considered before. There is real satisfaction for me in helping my clients be as informed about their options as they can be during the discovery process, and helping them represent their home or neighborhood.
Is there anything else you would like to share with us regarding your recent move, our company, or the real estate industry in general?
This is such an exciting time to be a part of the real estate industry, especially for buyers and sellers! They have access to more information than ever before, and the savvy and competitive nature of the current market means I can help my clients make informed choices while achieving their real estate goals. I feel the most important aspect of my work is to create opportunities for my clients’ success and happiness.
To learn more about Rachael Dotson, please CLICK HERE to visit her agent page.
On International Women’s Day, we thought it would be nice to bring to the public’s attention an amazing event that is honoring one of Residential Properties’ “Founding Mothers.” Liz Chace was a founding member of Residential Properties when the company first opened its doors in 1981 and was a strong influence in growing what was then an all-women company until her retirement in 1997. Since then, Liz has continued to inspire young girls and women and has been a staunch supporter of Sophia Academy’s mission to “change the lives of girls from low-income homes through an empowering middle school education”.
On Thursday, May 10th Sophia Academy will honor Liz Chace at their 2018 Women of Wisdom Gala. The event will begin at 5:30 PM with a VIP reception and continue with a speaking program and auction before the celebration and dinner at 7:30 PM. The entire gala will take place at the WaterFire Arts Center at 475 Valley Street in Providence.
To honor and support this great woman and organization you can donate to the Sophia Academy. For more information please check out the brochure HERE and to get a glimpse at all the great work the Sophia Academy accomplishes, head to their website at Sophia-academy.org.
Residential Properties is proud to sponsor this event and to have so many great women involved in the past, present, and future of this company.
The 2018 RPL Winter Photo Contest results are in! As always, I’d like to start by thanking everyone who made this contest such a success, including each of you who entered submissions and all of our wonderful friends on Facebook who took the time to submit their votes.
Due to your engagement and participation, this was our most successful contest in the 10+ year history of the competition. The contest post reach nearly 7,000 people on Facebook and received a grand total of 651 votes.
Typically, the winner of the contest is the photo that comes closest to, or eclipses 100 votes. However, this season we had three photos receive over 145 votes each! With that said, one photo was eventually able to separate from the pack and capture the crown.
It is my pleasure to announce that the winner of the 2018 RPL Winter Photo Contest is RPL East Greenwich Sales Associate, Stacy Rastelli with her photo of the Coventry Reservoir. Stacy’s photo beautifully captured a trail of snowy footprints crossing over the bridge and disappearing into the distant setting sun on the horizon. Her photo became the contest’s first entry to ever break the 200 vote barrier, receiving a total of 208 votes.
See the full contest results below.
Winning Photo: Coventry Reservoir – Stacy Rastelli (208 Votes)
Second Place: Christmas Eve Morning on Narragansett Bay – Barbara Dacey (150 Votes)
Third Place: Smoke on the Water – Jamestown – Susan Baccari (148 Votes)
Fourth Place: Winter Wonderland – Cumberland – Cheryl Davis (65 Votes)
Fifth Place: Prospect Terrace Park on College Hill – Sabine Schaefers (52 Votes)
Sixth Place: Snow Covered Bridge – Goddard Park – Therese Vezeridis (31 Votes)