The Greater Providence Board of Realtors® (GPBOR) recently announced their 2018 Circle of Sales Excellence Awards, honoring a total of 27 sales associates and teams from Residential Properties Ltd.
The Circle of Sales Excellence Awards were created in order to recognize the annual achievements of GPBOR members based on overall sales volume.
The Platinum Plus Award is reserved for agents who have compiled over $20,000,000 in yearly sales volume. This prestigious award was achieved by a total of four RPL sales associates, including Jim DeRentis, Kevin Fox, Rebecca Mayer, and Gerri Schiffman.
Earning the Platinum Award for recording between $13,000,000-$19,000,000 in sales during 2018 were Providence sales associates Barbara Dacey, Rachael Dotson, Kira Greene, David Hasslinger, Ellen Kasle, and Michael J. Sweeney, as well as the Erkkinen-Cohen Group comprised of Susan Erkkinen and Annalise Cohen.
Totaling $5,000,000-$7,999,999 in sales volume and earning the Silver Award were Celia Almonte, Ashley Baccari, Kevin Darrow, Bethany Johnsen, and Joe Roch, as well as The Morrison Group (Paula Morrison and Greg Morrison) and the Rockwell & Pierard Team (Michelle Rockwell and Kathleen Pierard).
We’d like to congratulate each of these Realtors® for earning this honor and achieving so much success during 2018. To learn more about all of the talented real estate experts from our Providence and West Side offices, please check out their bios on our Agent Page.
This past week at the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Residential Properties Ltd. became the proud recipient of the First Place Award for Best Video Marketing among companies of between 101-500 agents.
Competing against brokerages from nearly 70 countries around the globe, Residential Properties Ltd. was able to distinguish themselves by producing a wide range of videos, including listing tours, community spotlights, company branding pieces, market updates, agent bios, and more. “Our commitment to marketing properties has always been fresh and creative,” explains RPL President & CEO Sally Lapides. “Video differentiates us from our competitors, providing buyers with the experience of a guided tour of a property, while offering sellers an opportunity for far more engaging exposure.”
The RPL Marketing & Technology Department is currently comprised of eight full-time employees, including Videographers Justin Hebert, Peter Amylon, and Neil Guliano, as well as Copywriter Eddy Giorgi, Technology Lead James LeGeros, Computer Support Specialist Tayana Anaya, Photographer Chris Whirlow, and Manager Stephen Readey. Lapides was quick to express her appreciation for the department, saying “I am so proud of our extraordinary team for being recognized as the best in video marketing at the annual conference of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.”
As part of a global network connecting buyers and sellers around the world, RPL’s use of video allows potential clients to research communities and tour available listings from anywhere on the planet. Incorporating video into its marketing, along with professional photography, independent property websites, aerial footage, floor plans, staging, and more, has assisted Residential Properties Ltd. in becoming Rhode Island’s top producing brokerage, recording more sales and more gross volume than any other company in the state for three consecutive years (Providence Business News Book of Lists).
Currently, Residential Properties has nearly 1,500 videos available on its website. To view this extensive video library, please visit ResidentialProperties.com/Videos.
If you happen to be walking around College Hill this holiday weekend, you may notice the architectural magnificence and overwhelming character that allows it to be one of American Planning Associates “Top 10 Great Neighborhoods for 2011”. The area is a wonderful place to live – home to Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design, and the many eclectic shops and restaurants of Thayer Street.
The character of College Hill can certainly be seen through the buildings and structures that exist in this historic area, but the community is what sets it apart from other locations. The recognition of being a “Top 10 Neighborhood” by APA comes from the cultural and environmental awareness. College Hill is constantly finding innovative ways to create a sustainable area, while preserving the historical and architectural characteristics that make it unique.
The University culture of Brown and RISD make the importance of these concepts obvious as they integrate refreshing ideas into the community every day. Exploring the vast mix of restaurants, shops and scenery of College Hill provides for a rich cultural experience. With so many things to do and see, this arsty neighborhood is universally appealing. Checking out the reasons why College Hill is a “Top 10 Neighborhood” would be the perfect way to spend an afternoon, or weekend.
As a company who markets the atmosphere and architecture that make College Hill so original, this has almost become second nature to us. As we take a step back, it is fascinating to see the significance of this neighborhood and how it has developed to be a cultural identity for the city of Providence.