Residential Properties Ltd. recently completed the sale of 420 Cole Avenue for $1,550,000 – marking the second highest sale on the East Side of Providence this year. RPL was proud to represent both sides of the transaction, with Jim DeRentis as the listing agent and Rebecca Rubin as the buyers agent.
Set in the desirable Blackstone neighborhood, this property presented a rare opportunity to purchase a brand new custom built home on the historic East Side of Providence. The rich millwork, crown molding, and gorgeous hardwood floors throughout the interior create an heirloom property to be admired for generations.
The listing agent, Jim DeRentis, was a recipient of the 2017 Circle of Sales Excellence Platinum Plus Award, and has been included on Real Trends’ list of “America’s Top Real Estate Agents”. To learn more about DeRentis and view his current listings, please visit ThePVDRealEstateGuy.com.
The buyers agent, Rebecca Rubin, is a past recipient of the Rising Star Real Estate Award and recently earned the 2017 Circle of Sales Excellence Silver Award. To learn more about Rebecca, please visit her agent bio page at ResidentialProperties.com.
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.
On May 8th Residential Properties agents gathered from our five current offices across the state for a company meeting to share our success for the first quarter-plus of the year. Thanks to meeting sponsor Homestar Mortgage, Residential Properties had the honor of hosting special guest presenter Seth Price.
Seth has been a consultant for over 300 companies and is currently a VP at Placester, home of the Real Estate Marketing Academy. Seth is a digital marketing specialist and came here to speak on personal branding in this ever-changing environment.
Steve Tetzner, of Homestar Mortgage, made the event memorable by providing all attendants with a free copy of Seth’s book The Road to Recognition.
Steve Tetzner and Homestar Mortgage gave away Red Sox tickets and Theatre by the Sea passes to two lucky agents. Ted Bourque, a Sales Associate on the Antrop and Williamson team out of RPL’s Cumberland office won the Red Sox tickets, while Barrington Sales Associate Bonnie Koppelman won the theatre passes.
In Seth’s presentation, he discussed how agents must grow their brand despite the constant technological distractions around us. Seth continued on to say that agents need to go beyond that initial cup of coffee pitch and keep connections going even when people aren’t currently looking to buy or sell.
When it comes to building your personal brand some of Seth’s biggest points talked about creating an authentic identity:
• Focus on who you truly are
• Be genuine when writing online, and not robotic. Make sure you can send your writing to your best friend.
• When someone asks you a question, answer it so well that they share that answer.
After Seth’s presentation he led a marketing panel with Ryan Antrop of our Cumberland Office; Stephen Readey, Manager of our in-house Marketing and Technology Department; and James LeGeros, RPL’s IT Lead. Seth spoke about the incredible benefits that come with a marketing team and the fact that Residential Properties has an in-house team is a unique resource for our agents. Steve and James spoke about the many tools RPL offers and how they help agents to wield technology and grow their personal brand. Ryan Antrop and his team are constantly utilizing the department to help sell themselves and to successfully buy and sell homes.
Residential Properties wants to thank Seth Price for his presentation and would like to recommend his book and talks to anyone who was not at our meeting, visit him at SethPrice.net. We would also once again like to thank Steve Tetzner and Homestar Mortgage for sponsoring this event and all of the fine work his team does for us.
We hope to see you at our next meeting!