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December 16th, 2016
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‘Tis the season to do everything wintery! Rhode Island is full of holiday and winter activities for all ages, no matter what part of the state you live in. Here are a few of our favorite holiday activities we’d like to share.

TRINITY REP

TRINITY REP

See a Christmas Carol

Seeing Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas play, A Christmas Carol, has been a tradition for many Rhode Islanders for nearly four decades. This Trinity Rep show is great for all ages, but the ghosts may be a little scary for some children. You can see the show until December 31 at Trinity Repertory Company in Providence.

The Granite Theatre & The Renaissance City Theatre Company in Westerly also has their own interpretation of the play, as well as Stadium Theater in Woonsocket. Check out their websites for more information.

   

Spend an Evening with Donner and Blitzen

Donner and Blitzen are together again for their annual variety act! Head over to the The Contemporary Theater Company for a hilarious, jolly good time. Shows run until December 23, check the website for performance dates and to buy tickets.

ALEX AND ANI

ALEX AND ANI

Go Ice Skating

There are now two Alex and Ani Skating rinks in Rhode Island — one in Providence, the other in a waterfront location in Downtown Newport. Both the Providence and Newport rinks are open seven days a week, just check out the websites before heading over to see the hours.

   

Visit Santa

Hop on the Polar Express and head on over to the North Pole! The Blackstone Valley Polar Express is a three-hour event that includes a 90-minute train ride with storytelling, sing-a-longs, games, and yummy goodies. Santa even delivers gifts to every child! The train is located at 1 Depot Square in Woonsocket. Make sure to get tickets ahead of time!

Go Out For a Date Night

On December 18, head over to Blithewold Mansion for a Horse-Drawn Holiday Carriage Ride & Holiday Photo Shoot. Enjoy some old-fashioned holiday fun on a horse-drawn carriage ride down their wooded Lover’s Lane, then across the Great Lawn. Register early, it’s first come first serve!

At the Towers in Narragansett on December 22, spend a night enjoying festive music, caroling, and cocktails. Buy your tickets for the Christmas Cocktail Cabaret here.

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December 13th, 2016
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Magic-Of-You-2016

Last Thursday, December 8, Residential Properties Ltd held their annual Relocation Awards Banquet at the Radisson Hotel in Warwick. The event was created to recognize RPL relocation trained sales associates for their professionalism and dedication to their customers — individuals that are relocating in or out of the state.

Elizabeth Messier, Vice President of Corporate and Relocation Services, says, “Relocating to a new location can be a highly stressful event for individuals and families and our agents go the extra mile for our clients – consistently exceeding the expectations of our transferees.”

While months of planning go into the banquet, the event is designed to be fun – with lots of surprises for the agents. This year’s theme was The Magic of You and began with a performance from magician Lon Cerel. To thank our agents for a job well done, there were several raffle prizes in addition to the awards ceremony. Below you’ll find the complete list of the award winners and raffle prizes.

Thank you to all of our agents!
 
 

Raffle Items

Cort Furniture: $100 Gift Card to Persimmon Restaurant

Apt. Guide: $100 Gift Card to Al Forno

Nationwide Insurance: $100 Visa Gift Card

Scott Mayflower Movers: $100 Gift Card to Newport Restaurant Group

Burns & Cotter Insurance: $150 Gift Card to Pot au Feu

Conlon United Movers: $100 Gift Card to Persimmon Restaurant

Regency Plaza: $100 Visa Gift Card

RMR Movers- Relocation Management Resources: Fit Bit Alta

Alliance Security: Wine/Liquor Basket

Grand Prize: RMS Mortgage and Homestar Mortgage: $500 Shopping Spree
 

Award Winners

Relo Academy 2016 (For successfully completing the Relo Academy Program)

Tracey Orchard– Barrington

Ciara Nallen– Barrington

Bonni Koppelman– Barrington

Jan Lyle-Malcolm– Barrington

Elise Blais-Geddes– Cumberland

Eric Hahn– East Greenwich

Michael Taylor– East Greenwich

Kim Pucci– Narragansett

Michelle Rockwell– Providence

Kathy Pierard– Providence

Kelly Zexter– Providence

 

Best New Relo Agent (Relo Academy graduates that have jumped to the head of class with their consistent performance and success in closing a lead or deal)

Bonni Koppelman- Barrington

Jan Lyle- Malcolm- Barrington

Eric Hahn- East Greenwich

 

Best Rental Agent:

Kerri Payne– Barrington

Ali L’Heureux– Cumberland

Robin Leclerc– Narragansett

David Hasslinger– Providence

Mary O’Brien– Providence

Kim Winslow– Providence

 

E-Lead Excellence (Agents that excel in taking an IDX e-lead)

Ted Bourque– Cumberland

Michelle Snoeren  East Greenwich

Beth Mazor– Providence

Rockwell & Pierard Team– Providence

 

Best International Agent (Agents that excel at assisting our international clients with touring their new area, housing assistance, and settling in)

Debra Mann– East Greenwich

Sue Powers– East Greenwich

Deb DeLuca– Providence

 

Military on the Move (Agents who best utilize the Military on the Move rebate program with their eligible military customers)

Ryan Antrop– Cumberland

Kerri Payne- Barrington

Corporate Lead (Agent who helps the Relocation Department with an introduction to a company needing relocation services)

Michael Taylor-  East Greenwich

 

Best Leading RE Agent (Agents that have shown professionalism and excellent service to our Leading RE customers)

Michelle Ferrara- Hardman– Barrington

Cheryl Davis– Cumberland

John Bessette– Cumberland

Denise D’Amico– East Greenwich

Mary Ann Lisi– Narragansett

Gerri Schiffman– Providence

 

Marathon Award (These agents worked diligently over a long period of time, held on to their customers, and closed the deals.)

Ryan Antrop- Cumberland

Sue Flynn– East Greenwich

David Hasslinger- Providence

 

To the Rescue Award (Agents that the Relocation Department can count on to come to the rescue at the last minute)

Joanne Rossi– East Greenwich

Lynn Leffray– Narragansett

 

Most Difficult Transaction (Award goes to the agents that despite all odds, kept the deal together)

Lisa Schryver– Barrington

Ellen Kasle– Providence

Rockwell & Pierard Team- Providence

 

The Best Find (New agents and teams)

Friedman Real Estate Group– Barrington

Sue Erkkinen– Providence

 

Disappearing Act

Pat Murphy– Cumberland

Jeanie Gorrie– East Greenwich

Rockwell & Pierard Team- Providence

Ralph Curti– Providence

 

The “Yes” Award (Agents never say no, no matter the price range or request)

Nancy Ryan– Barrington

Antrop & Williamson Team– Cumberland

Michelle Snoeren- East Greenwich

Garret Roberts– Narragansett

Leslie Kellogg– Providence

 

BPO to List (Agents who take on the challenge of competing against another company over a listing and win)

Pat Murphy- Cumberland

Ryan Antrop- Cumberland

Rob Williamson– Cumberland

Denise D’Amico- East Greenwich

Debra Mann- East Greenwich

 

Guaranteed to Go Together (Agents that can always put the deal together – regardless of the scenario)

Marisa Ferris– Narragansett

Rockwell & Pierard Team- Providence

Jim DeRentis– Providence

 

Fastest Transaction Award (Agents that received a client and were in pending in the shortest amount of time)

Michelle Snoeren- East Greenwich

Kim Winslow- Providence

Kira Greene  Providence

 

Above and Beyond (Agents who go “above and beyond” with their relocation clients)

Bibi Arditte– Barrington

Debby Smith– Cumberland

Kira Greene- Providence

 

Listing Excellence (Agents who have mastered the art of listing and selling a property with skill and creativity)

Janice Geddes– Cumberland

Mark Raymond– East Greenwich

Cathy Singer– Providence

Barbara Dacey– Providence

 

Does your Dog Look Like You?

Runner Up:  Mary Ann Lisi/Kip

3rd Place:  Denise D’Amico/Ryder

2nd Place: Lilly Chace/Hooper

1st Place:  Rebecca Mayer/Bear

 

The MarTech Award (Agents who demonstrated outstanding utilization of the RPL Marketing & Technology services including photos, videos, and websites)

Bronze: Antrop & Williamson Team- Cumberland

Silver:  Kevin Fox– Providence

Gold:  Jim DeRentis- Providence

 

Most Outgoing Referral Sent by an Agent

Pat Murphy- Cumberland

 

#1 Office Outgoing Referrals Sent

Tie between: Cumberland and Barrington

 

People’s Choice Awards

Therese Vezeridis– East Greenwich

Michelle Snoeren- East Greenwich

Anna Clancy– Barrington

Ryan Antrop- Cumberland

Carolyn Drumm– East Greenwich

Sasha Mellor– East Greenwich

Ralph Curti- Providence

 

Business Development Award

Ian Barnacle– Barrington

Lisbeth Herbst– Barrington

Elizabeth Kirk– Barrington

Kevin Fox- Providence

Barbara Dacey- Providence

 

Magic of Teamwork (Agents that demonstrate that there is magic in teamwork, working together to provide superior results)

Antrop & Williamson Team- Cumberland

Rockwell & Pierard Team- Providence

 

Best Relocation Manager 2016

Holly Applegate– Cumberland

 

Service Excellence Award (Agents that are recognized for their unwavering commitment to outstanding personal performance)

Chris Ardente– Barrington

Kerri Payne- Barrington

Rob Williamson- Cumberland

Tim Silvia– East Greenwich

Susan Gower– Providence

Ralph Curti- Providence

 

Woman of the Year

Elizabeth Kirk- Barrington

Debby Smith- Cumberland

Michelle Snoeren- East Greenwich

Mary Ann Lisi- Narragansett

Kira Greene- Providence

 

Man of the Year

Ted Bourque- Cumberland

Ryan Antrop- Cumberland

Tim Silvia- East Greenwich

Patrick Murray– Narragansett

 

The Diamond Award (Agent who has demonstrated the highest degree of excellence, outstanding commitment to her relocation customers and supportive of the relocation department)

Sasha Mellor- East Greenwich

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December 6th, 2016
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Now that the votes are in and the totals have been tallied, we’re proud to announce the results of the 2016 RPL Fall Photo Contest. Before we do, I’d like to thank everyone who made this season’s contest such a success, including each of our finalists, everyone who entered a submission, and of course all of our friends on Facebook who took the time to submit a vote and share the contest with those they know. With your help, this year’s fall contest reached over 8,000 people on Facebook, receiving 50 shares and a total of 246 votes.

Our photo contests have become increasingly competitive, and this fall season’s was no different. Each of our finalists received at least 30 votes, while a total of just six votes separated our top two entries. Ultimately, after a busy weekend of votes, one photo emerged as the clear champion.

We’re proud to announce that the winner of the 2016 RPL Fall Photo Contest is Providence River Sunset by Cumberland Sales Associate Michael Plante. Michael’s colorful shot captured the vibrant reds, yellows, and blues of a perfect fall sunset reflecting off the waters of the Providence River. After jumping out to an early lead, Michael’s photo withstood a late weekend push from the other competitors to capture the contest with a total of 73 votes. Congratulations to Michael who will receive a free property video and website as his contest prize.

View the full contest results below.

 

Winning Photo: Providence River Sunset – 73 Votes (Michael Plante)

Michale Plante - Providence River Sunset

 

Second Place: Cranberry Harvest – 67 Votes (Liz Bodell)

Liz Bodell - Cranberry Harvest - Coventry small

 

Third Place: Staples Road Foliage – 44 Votes (Holly Applegate)

Holly Applegate - Staples Road - Cumberland small

 

Fourth Place: Schartner Farms Flowers – 32 Votes (Therese Vezeridis)

Therese Vezeridis - Schartner Farms - Exeter3 small

 

Fifth Place: Greenwich Cove – 30 Votes (Michelle Snoeren)

Michelle Snoeren - Greenwich Cove - East Greenwich2