July 9th, 2019
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Residential Properties Ltd. is proud to announce that Sales Associates Jim DeRentis, Kevin Fox, Elizabeth Kirk, Gerri Schiffman, and Nancy Weaver, along with the Sales Teams of Greene | Sweeney and the Leading Group, have all been named to the 2019 Real Trends list of America’s Best Real Estate Professionals.

“With today’s release of the 2019 America’s Best Real Estate Professionals list, an elite group of real estate agents across the country are receiving well-deserved recognition. These sales associates are far above average and have built enormously successful small businesses in an extremely competitive field,” says Steve Murray, president of REAL Trends.

To be included in the ranking, agents must have closed at least 50 transactions or $20 million in closed sales volume in 2018, while teams must have closed a minimum of 75 transaction sides or $30 million in closed sales volume.

For Jim DeRentis, Gerri Schiffman and Kevin Fox, this marks their fifth consecutive year to appear on the list. The Leading Group (formerly known as Antrop & Williamson) has now earned a spot for a fourth straight year, while Nancy Weaver appears for a second consecutive time.

2019 America's Best Real Estate ProsAmong individual agents, Jim DeRentis ranked #2 in Rhode Island in both sales volume ($85,968,618) and transaction sides (138). Gerri Schiffman came it at number three in the state for both sales volume ($47,832,571) and transaction sides (79), while Kevin Fox finished fourth in Rhode Island with 77 transaction sides and fifth with $39,964,500 in overall sales volume. Nancy Weaver placed 12th in Rhode Island for sales volume ($20,648,000), while Elizabeth Kirk came in right behind her at 13th in the state with a total sales volume of $20,129,306.

Among sales teams, the Leading Group – comprised of Robert Williamson, Ted Bourque, Sara Heathcote, and Ali L’Heureux – ranked eighth in Rhode Island with 114 transactions sides, while also placing ninth with $33,506,699 in sales volume. The RPL sales team of Greene | Sweeney – comprised of Kira Greene and Michael J Sweeney – earned a spot on the list in their very first year by placing eighth in the state with a $33,758,575 in sales volume.

For more information or to view the complete list, please CLICK HERE.

April 22nd, 2019
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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.

The Gold Award, presented to agents compiling between $8,000,000-$12,999,999 in sales volume, was earned by Judy Croyle, Jane Driver, Rebecca Rubin, and Cathy Singer.

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).

RPL also had five sales associates earn the Bronze Level Award ($3,000,000-$4,999,999 in sales), including Ramiro Encizo, Leslie Kellogg, Beth Mazor, Mary O’Brien, and Kim Winslow.

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.

August 27th, 2018
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Residential Properties Ltd. is proud to announce the opening of a new office at 376 Broadway on the West Side of Providence, as well as the addition of four experienced Realtors® in Jane Driver, Joe Roch, Kevin Darrow, and Joe Elliott.

Since opening its first office in 1981, Residential Properties Ltd. has quickly grown to become Rhode Island’s largest independent real estate brokerage. Today, the company is comprised of over 180 agents and now has a total of six office locations.

“It has been a dream of mine for years to expand to the West Side of Providence,” remarks RPL President and CEO, Sally Lapides. “It is an area filled with fabulous architecture, delicious restaurants, and hip people.”

To staff the new office, RPL has hired four experienced Realtor’s with extensive knowledge of the local area.

“Jane Driver, Joe Roch, Kevin Darrow, and Joe Elliott have deep roots in the community,” explains Lapides. “They live there and have worked there for years. Our professional real estate advisors, as well as our marketing, are what differentiate us. I look forward to many years of working alongside them and engaging with the community.”

When asking the agents about their recent transition, Joe Roch was eager to express his excitement. “It’s an incredible honor, not only to join Residential Properties, but to also be opening up a brand new office in my home market on the West Side of Providence,” says Roch. “I’m even more thrilled to be making this move with my dear friends and colleagues.”

Among those friends and colleagues is Realtor® Kevin Darrow, who shared Roch’s enthusiasm for the new office. “There’s so much untapped potential across 1-95,” Darrow explains. “I think the committed presence of Residential Properties in that part of town (MY part of town!) will help encourage the already burgeoning growth and development from Broadway to the Armory to Elmwood to Roger Williams Park.”

Darrow went on to say that he is “super excited about all the resources that Residential Properties offers its sales agents, including access to top notch photographers, home staging, and marketing, not to mention relocation services, referral services, and an army of super helpful and knowledgeable administrative staff.”

Learn more about the Realtors® at Residential Properties Ltd.’s new West Side office below, and be sure to be on the lookout for RPL’s upcoming West Side community video.

 

Jane Driver_190x298JANE DRIVER, Broker Associate

Jane Driver is very passionate about Providence real estate. She has built a successful career helping people buy and sell homes since the year 2000. Her main focus is the West Side of Providence, the Armory District, and Historic Elmwood. She is a dedicated and honest agent who loves what she does. When she is not assisting clients she is probably working in her garden, fixing up her house, or baking a pie.

JoeRoch_190x298JOE ROCH, Broker Associate

Joe Roch is a third generation Realtor® and appraiser hailing from Coventry. Joe’s passion for the visual and performing arts has found an unexpected — and incredibly fulfilling — second life working with Rhode Island’s historic properties. He wholeheartedly believes that our historic homes and neighborhoods are works of art that deserve our preservation and protection. Joe has sat on the board of the West Broadway Neighborhood Association since 2014, where he is co-chair of the Historic House Tour.

Kevin Darrow BW 2018_190x298KEVIN DARROW, Sales Associate

Kevin Darrow brings his focused energy and careful attention to all his clients, whether they are seasoned buyers and sellers or first-time homeowners. For years Kevin has helped plan and organize neighborhood groups in an effort to assist neighbors in helping one another. He believes there is nothing better for a community than the fresh zeal and energy that new home owners bring to a neighborhood.

JoeElliottb&w_190x298JOE ELLIOTT, Sales Associate

Joe Elliott has been in love with houses, historic preservation, and community development for over 35 years, and proudly brings this passion to Residential Properties Ltd. Joe started his career in real estate in the early 80s. Joe brings with him an excellent knowledge of all the areas of Providence. He enjoys focusing on the Mt Pleasant, Elmhurst, West End, and Elmwood neighborhoods.