September 17th, 2018
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Residential Properties Ltd. is pleased to announce that Realtor® Judy Croyle has joined the company as the latest Sales Associate for their Providence Office. Croyle brings 14 years of success to RPL and will be a welcomed addition to the brokerage.

“I am super excited about joining Residential,” exclaims Croyle. “I have done many transactions with RPL agents and it will be great to join the team.”

Judy has received the Greater Providence Board of Realtors’ “Circle of Sales Excellence Award” during each of the past three years. Earning her designation as a Providence Preservation Society Historic House Specialist, Judy is uniquely qualified to assist buyers looking to purchase historic homes and antique fixer-uppers. As someone who prides herself on being environmentally conscious, Judy has also earned her Green Designation from the National Association of Realtors®, and is happy to share her knowledge with clients regarding the top factors they should consider when looking to reduce their footprint.

When asked why she decided to make the move to Residential Properties, Croyle pointed to the company’s strong Relocation Department, their generous support for non-profit organizations, and their comprehensive marketing and technology tools for agents and clients.

Regarding her future goals and aspirations, Croyle said “I’m really looking forward to having the opportunity to take my business to the next level. I love what I do and take great pride in the relationships that I form with my clients, so I’m excited to start working with so many other serious full time agents.”

Prior to becoming a licensed Realtor® in 2004, Judy enjoyed two decades as a business owner and sales & marketing professional. Having graduated with a BFA from The School for American Craftsmen, Rochester Institute of Technology, Judy still enjoys making her own pottery in her basement, as well as entertaining guests, cooking, and going on scenic walks to the water with her dog, Andi.

To learn more about Judy Croyle, please visit her website at JudyCroyleRealEstate.com.

September 10th, 2018
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Summertime in Rhode Island is always a special time of year, when people throughout New England flock to enjoy our beautiful beaches, cool down with an ice cold Del’s lemonade, and dine on lobster rolls, chowder, and clam cakes. The RPL Photo Contest aims to celebrate these Rhode Island summers by highlighting stunning images throughout the state.

A sincere thank you goes out to each of our agents who submitted an entry to the contest, as well as all of our friends on Facebook for casting their votes and helping us decided a winner.

After narrowing the field down to five finalists, the contest reached nearly 6,000 people on Facebook, resulting in over 400 total votes. Entering the weekend with four finalists neck-and-neck, one particular photo finally broke free from the rest of the field and emerged as the overwhelming favorite.

It is my pleasure to announce that the winner of the 2018 RPL Summer Photo Contest is RPL Providence Sales Associate, Rich Epstein with his aerial photo of the Beavertail Lighthouse in Jamestown. Rich’s photo captured a birds eye view of the iconic lighthouse illuminated by the day’s final rays of summer sun. The photo received a total of 137 votes, finishing as the only finalist to top 100 votes. Congratulations to Rich on winning the grand prize of a free property video and website package.

See the full contest results below.

 

Winning Photo: Rich Epstein – Beavertail Lighthouse – Jamestown (137 Votes)

Rich Epstein - Beavertail at Sunset - Jamestown

 

Second Place: Lisa Schryver – Harbor Sunset – Newport (90 Votes)

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Third Place: Anna Clancy – Buoy On The Bay – Narragansett  (87 Votes) 

Anna Clancy - Buoy Bay - Narragansett Bay

 

Fourth Place: Barbara Dacey -Narragansett Bay – Pawtuxet Village (59 Votes)

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Fifth Place: Ashley Baccari – City Mural – Providence (26 Votes)
Ashley Baccari - City Mural - Providence

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.