Tag: Best Real Estate Agents
REAL Trends recently released its prestigious 2017 list of America’s Best Real Estate Agents, ranking Residential Properties Ltd. Sales Associates Gerri Schiffman, Kevin Fox, David Hasslinger, and Barbara Stamp, as well as the RPL Sales Teams of Markham & DeRentis Associates and Antrop & Williamson among the most productive and successful names in real estate.
“I am so proud of the professionalism, accomplishments, and acknowledgment of our top producers at Residential Properties Ltd.,” says RPL President & CEO Sally Lapides. “They truly deserve to be included amongst the very best agents in the country.”
The newly issued ranking report produced by REAL Trends and sponsored by Zillow Group ranks over 12,600 residential real estate professionals solely based on their excellence in real estate sales during calendar year 2016. All production numbers are independently verified by a third-party in order to ensure accuracy and report integrity.
This marks the third consecutive year on the list for Gerri Schiffman, Kevin Fox, and Markham & DeRentis Associates, as well as the second consecutive year for Antrop & Williamson. Among individual agents, Schiffman ranked third in the state for both transaction sides (90) and sales volume ($47,151,750), while Fox was listed fourth in Rhode Island with $45,086,850 in sales volume and fifth in the state with 77 sides. David Hasslinger and Barbara Stamp both cracked the top 10 in Rhode Island for overall sales volume, compiling $28,458,300 and $20,392,800 in sales, respectively. Among teams, Markham & DeRentis Associates (comprised of Jim DeRentis and Nancy Markham) ranked second in the state for sales volume ($67,031,807) and sixth in transaction sides (113), while Antrop & Williamson (comprised of Ryan Antrop, Robert Williamson, Ali L’Heureux, and Ted Bourque) was listed among the top 12 teams in RI with a total of 87 sides.
“This group of highly successful real estate sales agents represents less than 1 percent of all real estate practitioners in the United States,” says Steve Murray, publisher of REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents and president of REAL Trends. To qualify for inclusion, an individual agent must have closed at least 50 transaction sides or $20 million in sales volume in 2016. For real estate agent teams, the minimum is 75 transaction sides or $30 million in closed sales volume. The individuals ranked in America’s Best Real Estate Agents had an average of 73 transaction sides and an average sales volume of almost $37 million. Teams ranked in America’s Best Real Estate Agents had an average of 144 sides and an average sales volume of almost $61 million. This ensures that only the best of the best are included on the prestigious list.
“The average residential real estate agent in the United States closed 8.6 transactions in 2016 and had less than $1.3 million in sales,” said Murray. “To say that the agents on our list are exceptional sales professionals is an understatement. To attain this level of sales is truly outstanding.”
Information on those receiving this recognition can be found online at http://www.americasbestre.com.
ABOUT REAL TRENDS
REAL Trends is a privately-held, Colorado-based publishing, consulting and communications company specializing in the residential brokerage and housing industries. Recognized as the leading source of trends in the industry, REAL Trends, The Trusted Source, also publishes the REAL Trends The Thousand, as advertised in The Wall Street Journal and the REAL Trends 500, which ranks the top brokerage firms in the United States. Visit REAL Trends at www.realtrends.com.
Partnering with Five Star Professional, Rhode Island Monthly Magazine has announced Residential Properties Ltd. Sales Associates Kira Greene, David Hasslinger, Erica Kregling, Kathleen Pierard, and Rebecca Rubin as recipients of the 2016 Rising Star Real Estate Agent Award.
According to RI Monthly, the award was created to “identify up-and-coming real estate agents in the Rhode Island area who provide exceptional service to clients.” In order to determine the awards, the Five Star Professional research team contacts hundreds of consumers and respected real estate professionals each year. These recent homebuyers and sellers are asked to provide evaluations of their agent based on several criteria, including overall satisfaction and how likely they would be to recommend the agent to a friend or family member.
In order to be eligible for the award, agents must meet production requirements based on number of transactions and sales volume, while also maintaining a favorable regulatory and complaint history.
A native New Yorker, Kira Greene moved to Providence in 1997. Her professional background is in advertising, interactive marketing, sales and account management. Kira’s real estate success is a reflection of her market knowledge, excellent negotiation skills, and ability to develop a good working rapport with clients. Kira has been working in the real estate field for over a decade and has been at Residential Properties for four years. Her most recent luxury sales include two East Side properties (130 Prospect Street for $1,381,000 and 69 Manning Street for $2,100,000). Kira is a Certified Relocation Expert and a resident of the East Side of Providence. She is a Zillow 5-Star Agent and a Circle of Excellence Gold Award winner with 2015 sales exceeding $10 million dollars. Read more about Kira and her clients testimonials at KiraGreeneRI.com.
David Hasslinger earned his BFA from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, before moving to Rhode Island and obtaining an MFA in glass from RISD. He has a strong track record of success built on a sound “common sense” philosophy which is backed by hard work and a desire to meet his clients’ expectations and ensure their satisfaction. He recently earned the 2015 Circle of Excellence Platinum Award for producing over $13,000,000 in sales. A frequent participant in charitable fundraising campaigns, David has volunteered with the Social Enterprise Greenhouse (formerly SVPRI) to help groups serving the less fortunate develop self-sustaining business models. Learn more about David at DavidHasslinger.com.
Daughter of a contractor and former costume designer, Erica Kregling has spent her life mastering quality construction and style. She has earned certifications as a Senior Real Estate Specialist, Relocation Specialist, and U.S. Military on the Move Specialist. Licensed in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, her honesty, integrity, fresh spirit and multifacetedness are rarities in the real estate industry, and make her a unique advocate for all of her client’s real estate dreams.
Kathleen Pierard joined Residential Properties in 2015 as a member of the Rockwell & Pierard Team. She is a native Rhode Islander and a lifelong resident of Rumford. Graduating from Providence College with a BA, Kathleen worked in the insurance industry on both the company and agency side as an underwriter and marketing specialist. The Rockwell & Pierard Team earned the Circle of Excellence Gold Award from the Greater Providence Board of Realtors each of the past two years. Learn more about Kathleen and the Rockwell & Pierard Team at their website, RockwellAndPierard.com.
Rebecca Rubin is a second generation Realtor® who is licensed in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, and has been an RPL Sales Associate since 2014. She spent most of her life living on the East Side of Providence and currently lives between Rehoboth, MA and Little Compton, RI, where she takes pride in her knowledge and passion for the area. Rubin exceeded $8,000,000 in sales volume during 2015 and has had several notable sales in Little Compton over the past year, including 2-F Warrens Point Road ($1,800,000), 8 Minnesota Road ($1,360,000), and 58 Ocean Road ($750,000). Actively involved in the community, Rubin recently finished her position on the board at The Sakonnet Gold Club and is currently on the committee for RISE (Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education). Her 10 year old son attends The Moses Brown School.
For more information on these Rising Star agents, as well as the real estate market in general, please visit ResidentialProperties.com – ranked as one of the Top 25 websites in the entire nation.
Residential Properties Ltd. is proud to announce that Ryan Antrop of our Cumberland office has been named REALTOR® of the Year by the Northern Rhode Island Board of REALTORS® (NRIBR). Antrop has been a member of the REALTOR® Association for 11 years and served as the 2015 President of both the Northern Rhode Island Board of REALTORS® and Statewide Multiple Listing Service (MLS).
Antrop is currently the Director of the Northern Rhode Island Board of REALTORS® where he chairs its Nominating Committee and also serves on its Finance, Executive, and Charitable Works Committees.
A licensed broker in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, Antrop has been with Residential Properties Ltd. since 2012. He went on to form the Antrop & Williamson Team in 2014 which has received Platinum Sales awards for the Northern Rhode Island Board of REALTORS®.
Ryan enjoys working with anyone from the first time home buyer to the multi-unit investor. He holds both Relocation Certification and Military on the Move Certification through Residential Properties Ltd.
Antrop is humbled by this recognition saying, “I am grateful for the support of my team and the entire organization of the Residential Properties community. I could not have worked as hard as I have without the support of my wife, Catherine, and my parents, Paul and Marita.”
Antrop currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Cumberland and Lincoln Boys and Girls Club and lives in Cumberland with his family.
As a former “Rookie of the Year” in 2011, Antrop advises up-and-coming REALTORS® to “work hard and never say no” and to “treat every client with the same level of service no matter their price range.”
Ryan will be honored by the Northern Rhode Island Board of REALTORS® at its Annual Meeting at Kirkbrae Country Club on September 22, 2016.
For more information, visit AntropAndWilliamson.com.