Spring is a time of renewal when the animals return, the flowers bloom, and the weather begins to warm. Here in Rhode Island, spring transforms our frozen landscapes of winter into lush parks, bursting flower gardens, and wonderful seaside areas filled with waterfront shops and restaurants. Taking part in our Spring Photo Contest, our agents did a terrific job capturing still frames of this special time of year in our very special state.
We’d like thank everyone who participated in this year’s contest, not only the Realtor’s who put the time and effort into submitting their entries, but also all of our friends on Facebook who took the opportunity to submit their votes. Without all of you, the contest would not have been possible.
And now for the results. After a strong Father’s Day weekend of voting, it is my pleasure to announce that the winner of the 2019 RPL Spring Photo Contest is RPL Cumberland Sales Associate, Kim Horvath with her shot of the Cliff Walk in Newport. Kim’s photo captured one of our state’s most popular walking trails on a picture perfect spring day. The photo received a total of 65 votes, compiling 24 more votes than the next closest competitor. This was Kim’s second RPL Spring Photo Contest victory, having previously won in 2017. Congratulations to Kim on her winning photo for which she will receive a free video and website package from the RPL Marketing & Technology Department.
See the full contest results below.
Winning Photo: Kim Horvath – Cliff Walk – Newport (65 Votes)
Second Place: Joyce Hughes – Castle Hill – Newport (41 Votes)
Third Place: Eddy Rayden – High School Graduation – Barrington (27 Votes)
Fourth Place: Holly Applegate – Westport River – Westport (20 Votes)
Fifth Place: Elizabeth Crippin – Kinney Azalea Garden – Kingston (17 Votes)
Residential Properties Ltd proudly announces the sale of 176 President Avenue for $1,400,000. Sales Associate Gerri Schiffman, a member of RPL’s Providence office, represented both sides of the transaction.
RPL has now listed all eight East Side sales of over $1,000,000 this year, while also representing 15 of the 16 total transaction sides.
Originally built circa 1915, the Frederick W. Allen House is an exceptional two-and-a-half-story, Colonial Revival ideally sited upon a wonderfully manicured corner lot within the East Side of Providence. Parquet floors grace the generous floor plan filled with intricate details. Granite counters adorn the chef’s kitchen while coffered ceilings soar above the relaxing Family room.
Sales Associate Gerri Schiffman is recognized as one of the top Realtors® in Rhode Island and has been named to Real Trends’ list of “America’s Best Real Estate Agents” for three consecutive years. Gerri has earned the Circle of Sales Excellence Platinum Plus award every year since 1994. For more information about Schiffman and her current listings, please visit her website at GerriSchiffman.com.
After completing a lengthy application process and surpassing a strict set of standards, Residential Properties Ltd. has been awarded the prestigious RELO® Quality Certification by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®. The RELO® Quality Certification (RQC) was the first program in the relocation industry to quantify and qualify what true relocation service excellence means. Modeled after the Malcolm Baldrige national quality award, it was created by the network to provide measurable standards for the pursuit of relocation excellence.
Under the guidance of Corporate and Relocation Services Vice President, Elizabeth Messier, Residential Properties Ltd. earned the certification only after its relocation department met stringent standards and completed a rigorous and lengthy application process, overseen by a committee of leading industry professionals. Virtually every aspect of the company’s relocation operation was reviewed thoroughly, using specific criteria to evaluate performance and production, staffing, training and continuing education, quality and scope of relocation service, program marketing, customer satisfaction, technology resources, office facilities, and more.
After earning the certification, a company must complete a recertification process every five years to ensure it continues to meet the program’s rigorous standards and remains current in terms of technology, relocation trends and other relevant areas.
“Relocating to a new area can be extremely stressful for an individual or family,” explains Messier. “Having a trained relocation specialist help them navigate this transition can make all the difference. We’re not just selling them a house, but concentrating on helping find the right community and experience suited to the lifestyle they are searching for. We pride ourselves on being here for them before, during and after their move.”
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® President/CEO Paul Boomsma commends Residential Properties Ltd. for its focus on excellence in relocation. “The RQC is awarded only to the industry’s most highly respected relocation departments,” Boomsma commented. “RQC firms have distinguished themselves by demonstrating real expertise in addressing employee mobility and talent management needs, and it is a true pleasure to welcome Residential Properties to this elite group of companies.”
Residential Properties is Rhode Island’s leading real estate company, recording more homes sales and overall sales volume than any other company in the state for four consecutive years (Providence Business News).
Residential Properties is the Rhode Island representative of LeadingRE (www.LeadingRE.com). With a global membership that spans six continents, LeadingRE connects more than 565 firms and 130,000 sales associates who produce over 1.1 million real estate transactions each year. As a member of LeadingRE, Residential Properties provides a quality real estate experience, global marketing reach and access to top real estate professionals in virtually any market worldwide.
For more information about Residential Properties Ltd., please visit ResidentialProperties.com.