March 22nd, 2018

2017 NRIBR Diamond Awards Blog Image


The Diamond Sales Awards are presented by the Northern Rhode Island Board of Realtors and recognize excellence in providing the highest level of service while obtaining a designated sales and listing volume. The reception for this year’s awards was held at Twin River Center in Lincoln, RI on Wednesday, March, 14th. Residential Properties Ltd would like to congratulate all of our agents who were awarded for their hard work at this year’s ceremony:

One Diamond: $1,000,000 – $1,900,000

Cheryl Davis

Sandra Soares

Two Diamond: $2,000,000 – $2,900,000

Casey Fava
James Nispel

Three Diamond: $3,000,000 – $4,900,000

Pat Ledoux

Four Diamond: $5,000,000 – $6,900,000

The McKinnon Team
Patricia Murphy
Debby Smith

Five Diamond: $7,000,000 – $9,900,000

John Bessette
Janice Geddes

Platinum: $10,000,000 & over

The Antrop and Williamson Team

Fourth Highest Team Award

The Antrop and Williamson Team

Thank you to all of our excellent realtors if you would like to find out more information on them click their name above or visit

December 5th, 2017

Following several days of voting, I am pleased to announce the final results of the 2017 RPL Fall Photo Contest. Before doing so, I would like to thank everyone who made the contest possible, including all of our agents who entered submissions, our wonderful group of finalists, and everyone who took the time to submit their vote and help us with the difficult task of deciding a winner. This year marked the 10th anniversary of our fall contest. We never could’ve have reached this milestone without the help and participation of each of you.

After receiving a large collection of submissions featuring prominent locations throughout Rhode Island, we managed to narrow the contest down to a group of six finalists. Although the finalists each had their own notable qualities, one particular photo separated itself from the rest of the pack, receiving over twice as many votes as any other.  I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2017 RPL Fall Photo Contest is “Moffett Mill (circa 1812)” taken by RPL Sales Associate Paula Work. As a recent addition to our Narragansett Office, this was Paula’s first time ever competing in an RPL Photo Contest. She entered several submissions, but her winning photo was quintessential New England, combining the rich history of the region with the essence of the season. As our contest champion, Paula will receive a free website and video package. Congratulations Paula!

See the full contest results below.


Winning Photo: Moffett Mill (circa 1812) – Paula Work (93 Votes)

Paula Work - Classic Colonial - Lincoln3


Second Place: Bowdish Lake – Sara Heathcote (51 Votes)

Sara Heathcote - Bowdish Lake - Glocester


Third Place: Roger Williams Park – Rich Epstein (44 Votes) 

Rich Epstein - Roger Williams Park - Cranston


Fourth Place: Fall Sunset – Ramiro Encizo (18 Votes)

Ramiro Encizo - Fall Sunset - Cumberland


Fifth Place: Tree Swing – Kim Horvath (17 Votes)

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Sixth Place: Slater Mill – Claudia Maiorana (16 Votes)

Claudia Maiorana - Slater Mill - Pawtucket3

December 4th, 2017


Every year the Residential Properties Ltd. Relocation Department hosts an award show for the year-end company meeting. The event offers a perfect occasion for the agents to mingle, while also providing the company with the opportunity to honor and acknowledge their efforts and accomplishments throughout the year.


Here are the 2017 honorees:


Best New Relo Agent Award:

Jim Nispel, Cumberland


Best Rental Agent Award (Best at finding rentals for clients):

Ted Bourque, Cumberland

Mary O’Brien, Providence

Bibi Arditte, Barrington

Jan Lyle Malcolm, Barrington

Michael Taylor, East Greenwich


E Lead Excellence Award (Excel in providing service to leads that come in through our website for non-RPL listings):

Ted Bourque, Cumberland

Ramiro Encizo, Providence

Patrick Murray, Narragansett

Sandy Conway, East Greenwich

Claudia Maiorana, Barrington


Third Party Excellence Award (Agents who put client first despite extenuating circumstances):

Nancy Weaver, Barrington

Elizabeth Kirk, Barrington

Lisa Schryver, Barrington

Rebecca Mayer, Providence

Gerri Schiffman, Providence


Military on the Move Award (Agents who have helped relocate the most military members this year):

Mike Plante, Cumberland

Ali L’Heureux, Cumberland

Kerri Payne, Barrington

Mary O’Brien, Providence

Patrick Murray, Narragansett

Jan Lyle Malcolm, Barrington


Corporate Leads Award (Agents who have helped the Relocation Department acquire Corporate accounts):

Michael Taylor, East Greenwich, Astro Nova

Kerri Payne, Barrington, University Orthopedics

Jim DeRentis, Providence, RI Quality Control


Corporate Development Award (Recently assisted with a diversity project for Brown University and Lifespan):

David Cooper, East Greenwich

David Abbott, Providence

Ralph Curti, Providence  

Ramiro Encizo, Providence


To the Rescue Award (Agent that came through with last minute requests):

Michael Taylor, East Greenwich


Most Difficult Transaction Award:

Barbara Dacey, Providence

Kira Greene, Providence


The Best Find Award (Agents who transferred to Residential Properties this year):

Sara Heathcote, Cumberland, Century 21

Lauren Schaller, Barrington, Mott and Chace

Elizabeth Cooper, Barrington, Mott and Chace


The “Yes” Award (Reliable agents who do not say no):

Jan Lyle Malcolm, Barrington

Ted Bourque, Cumberland

Marisa Ferris, Narragansett

Sasha Mellor, East Greenwich

Barbara Rhine, Providence


BPO to List Award (Consistently acquired corporate listings over competition):

Barbara Dacey, Providence

Rob Williamson, Cumberland

Janice Geddes, Cumberland

Debbie Mann, East Greenwich


Guaranteed to Go Together Award (Consistently close deals):

Ryan Antrop, Cumberland

Michelle Snoeren, East Greenwich

Mary Ann Lisi, Narragansett

Ted Friedman, Barrington

Rockwell and Pierard Team, Providence


Above and Beyond Award (Agents who went the extra mile):

Jan Lyle Malcolm, Barrington

Sasha Mellor, East Greenwich

Michael Taylor, East Greenwich

Debby Smith, Cumberland

Rockwell and Pierard Team, Providence


Listing Excellence Award (Think outside the box to stage and creatively sell properties):

Denise D’Amico, East Greenwich

John Bessette, Cumberland


Relo Academy Graduates (Successfully completed the RELO Academy Program):

JANUARY: Bev Chittim, Barrington; Anna Clancy, Barrington; Ramiro Encizo, Providence; Beth Farrell, Narragansett; Ben Fontaine, Narragansett; Ted Friedman, Barrington; Betsy Friedman, Barrington; Gina Henao, East Greenwich; Claudia Maiorana, Barrington; Chris Murphy, Cumberland; Jim Nispel, Cumberland; Victor Pereira, Providence; Barbara Rhine, Providence; Kimberly Swanson, East Greenwich  

OCTOBER: Annalise Cohen, Providence; Bethany Johnsen, Providence; David Cooper, East Greenwich;  Derek Hitchener, East Greenwich; Elizabeth Cooper, Barrington; Lauren Schaller, Barrington; Lindsay Mitchell, Barrington; Lisa Duffy, Barrington; Maria Lambrou, Cumberland; Michele Caprio, East Greenwich; Paula Work, Narragansett; Sara Heathcote, Cumberland; Susan Flynn, East Greenwich


MarTech Award (Best utilization of RPL’s Marketing and Technology services):

BRONZE: Lisa Schryver, Barrington

SILVER: Kevin Fox, Providence

GOLD: Jim DeRentis, Providence


Best Leading RE Agent Award (Outstanding service in helping network member customers relocate to RI):

Debby Smith, Cumberland

Carolyn Drumm, East Greenwich

Rockwell and Pierard Team, Providence

Bev Chittim, Barrington


#1 Office Outgoing Referrals Award (Office that sent out the most outgoing referrals):

East Greenwich Office


Most Outgoing Referrals Sent Award:

Gerri Schiffman, Providence


Team Excellence Award (Real Estate teams that showcase excellence in teamwork):

Friedman Real Estate Group, Barrington

Antrop and Williamson Team, Cumberland

Rockwell and Pierard Team, Providence

DeMascole, Rossi, and Mann Associates, East Greenwich


Best Relocation Manager Award (Manager that exemplified RELO Excellence):

Michele Caprio, East Greenwich


Corporate Service Award (Do not lose customers by representing the RPL brand in an excellent manner):

Pat Murphy, Cumberland

Ryan Antrop, Cumberland

Laurie Fletcher, Barrington


Service Excellence Award (Outstanding personal service):

Debbie Mann, East Greenwich

Ryan Antrop, Cumberland

Chris Ardente, Barrington

Paula Morrison, Providence

Kira Greene, Providence


Woman of the Year Award:

Barbara Dacey, Providence


Man of the Year Award:

Ted Bourque, Cumberland


The Diamond Award (Demonstrated the Highest Degree of Service):

Kerri Payne, Barrington


Residential Properties also honors agents who have provided over 15 years of service to the company. Here are the agents who were recognized for their outstanding dedication, loyalty, and commitment to Residential Properties Ltd.:

RPL Longevity Award:

15 YEARS: Fredda Korber, Barrington; Sherry Snow, Barrington

20 YEARS: Celia Almonte, Providence;  Anna Clancy, Barrington; Sandy Conca, Providence; Elizabeth Messier, Relocation Department; Wanda Vanier, Barrington

25 YEARS: Ralph Curti, Providence; Barbara Stamp, Barrington

30 YEARS: Ellen Kasle, Providence


At this year’s award show our President, CEO, and Co-Founder Sally Lapides was honored with a special presentation and leadership award for all she has done and continues to do on a daily basis.  

Thank you to all of our agents who put forth such fantastic effort to help make Residential Properties Ltd. the most successfully brokerage in the state.