Residential Properties Ltd would like to proudly announce that The McKinnon Team of their Cumberland Office has successfully closed the sale of 95 Burlingame Road in Smithfield for $1.4 million. According to MLS, this is the highest sale ever recorded in Smithfield, and in fact, no home in this town had ever sold for over $1 million before this.
Sitting on over 11 acres this remarkable home is filled with natural light and intricate details. The incredible kitchen features custom cabinetry, top of the line appliances, and granite counters to make it the envy of any chef. The elegant master suite offers generous sleeping quarters warmed by a two-sided fireplace that also heats the private office, and a stunning master bath. The home’s beauty extends outside where a gorgeous Gunite pool with cabana is surrounded by landscaped grounds with hiking trails and mature gardens.
The Buying Agents, Doug and Catherine McKinnon make up The McKinnon Team, a husband and wife team based out of RPL’s Cumberland Office. Each has been a licensed realtor and broker since 1988 working successfully in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. To find out more and view their current listings, visit their bio page at ResidentialProperties.com.
The Cumberland Youth Commission would like to invite everyone to donate to their toiletry drive. This drive has been organized by the CYC, which works to promote leadership amongst local teens and children.
This toiletry drive was the idea of the members who are working hard to make it a success. The CYC works with the Mayor, Town Council, and the Director of the OCYL to help get kids involved in local civics and enrich the lives of the community.
The CYC is collecting toiletry donations in order to create bags they can hand out to the homeless. These bags will provide basic needs for the less fortunate neighbors. They would love to create as many bags as possible so they can give to as many people in need as possible.
The items they are looking for are basic everyday needs the less fortunate can not afford. All donated items must be new and unused:
- Hand Sanitizer
- Non-perishable snacks
Residential Properties Ltd’s Cumberland Office is proud to be a designated drop-off point for all items. Please visit the office Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM and Saturday and Sunday from 9AM-2PM at:
The final day for donations is May 5th. Thank you for your time and your kind donations to help those less fortunate and in need.
Holly Applegate originally became an agent in 1991, but four years later became Manager of RPL’s Cumberland office and accomplished so much in her 24 years there. Under Holly’s care, the Cumberland office blossomed and under her tutelage, a culture of talented and loyal agents bloomed.
“I had the daunting challenge of re-building the office. I was the only agent when I took on the task. I started by myself, listed and sold properties, and then hired the best agents I could find. I feel very proud of what I accomplished by building a vibrant office with incredibly talented, successful, and loyal agents. The Cumberland office is in a good place for me to step down.”
As a Manager, Holly was afforded a deep knowledge of today’s real estate world from helping the agents in her office.
Prior to becoming an agent Bill Applegate primarily worked in the sales of higher technology products and systems. Bill sold to a diverse clientele across the globe, which Bill states taught him the value of listening and understanding and that “You can educate and be educated at the same time.”
Bill also previously worked at RPL as part of our award-winning Marketing and Technology Department where he observed the success of various agents and learned more valuable lessons. “My biggest takeaway from all this was that Real Estate is more than the properties for sale. The people involved – agents, sellers, buyers, and the myriad of folks doing mortgages, appraisals, inspections, etc. – are the important elements which deserve your undivided attention.”
Team Applegate will be members of our Providence office. When asked why Providence instead of Cumberland, where Holly has been for nearly a quarter century, Holly stated:
“Bill and I raised our family in Cumberland, but always had strong roots to the East Side through our ties to Lincoln School, Brown, RISD, and The Players at Barker Playhouse. We moved to the historic Benefit Street in June of 2006 and now are only a walk away from the office! Another special reason for working in the Providence office is because my mother, Patricia Blackall, a beloved real estate broker, worked there for many years.”
The husband and wife team are celebrating their 44th anniversary this year and say the opportunity to work together was a driving force in their decision to create this team. Both expressed their respect for each other and that their strengths complement each other perfectly.
The goals of the team are to strengthen their bonds with the community and build new relationships that strengthen their outreach and better support the real estate market. Team Applegate is excited to help you realize your dreams and want to let you know that:
“We are committed to listening and offering the highest level of service, the latest marketing tools provided by our company, and exceeding your expectations. We measure our success through your success.”