Tag: Rhode Island’s Best Real Estate Agents
Residential Properties Ltd. is proud to announce that Sales Associate Martha Lapierre has rejoined the company as a member of their Cumberland Office. Martha is a native Rhode Islander who has worked in all areas of the real estate industry for over 25 years. Martha recently sat down with us to discuss her recent return to the Ocean State and reuniting with Residential Properties.
What was it that drew you back to Rhode Island?
First and foremost, it was my family and friends, but it was also all the other people that live here and help to create our unique Rhode Island & New England culture. Being raised in Lincoln and Cumberland, I appreciate the ability to explore our beautiful coastline, hike our hilly woodlands and scenic bike paths, or enjoy some of the best culinary experiences in the country.
After working for other companies, what sets RPL apart and makes it such a unique brokerage?
I’d say the personal interest, caring, and connection of the people who work for RPL is very different. The level of cooperation and consideration between agents elevates your success in the field. It’s great having the ability to reach out to anyone, from the CEO to the COO to the managers and to the wonderful administrators. Immediate attention and response from within is unsurpassed and seldom exists in other agencies. Your success as an agent is their success as a company.
In what ways, if any, did living and working in another state make you a better Realtor?
Creating a new client base and real estate career in another state takes ingenuity, confidence, perseverance and tapping into all the experience you’ve acquired in the field and applying that to a new environment. Starting a career in a new area required me to utilize all the tools and experience I’ve acquired over the years.
What are you excited about most going forward?
After being away for three years and working for a franchise agency, I am thrilled to find that RPL has maintained the highest level of integrity that I remember. I appreciate that the company is a proponent in keeping up and educating its agents in the importance of technology and digital marketing. I am also very excited to rejoin my community and help our friends, neighbors, and new acquaintances achieve their real estate goals.
What are some of your future goals as a member of Residential Properties?
Creating a happy experience while meeting my client’s highest expectations is always my goal.
Do you have any additional comments regarding your recent return, our company, or the real estate industry in general?
I am happy to be back with my RPL family and living in RI with the quality of support, agents and management of Residential Properties Ltd.
To learn more about Martha Lapierre, please visit her agent bio page.
For the third consecutive year, Residential Properties Ltd. has been ranked as the #1 real estate company in Rhode Island for both number of residences sold and overall sales volume in the recently released Providence Business News List of Residential Real Estate Agencies.
During 2017, RPL led the state with a 1,852 transaction sides, while also finishing the year with a company record $794,854,526 in total sales volume – over $300,000,000 more than the next closest competitor.
“What a thrill it is to be the #1 real estate agency in the state for a third year in a row,” exclaimed RPL President & CEO Sally Lapides upon learning the news. “Thank you to all of our loyal clients, as well as our extraordinary agents, staff, and management who make this possible.”
Founded in 1981, Residential Properties Ltd. appropriately brands itself as “Rhode Island’s Real Estate Company” and has grown to become the state’s largest and most successful independent real estate brokerage, with roughly 180 agents and five office locations.
Over the years, RPL has differentiated itself through its high tech, high touch approach, combining the technology and global reach of an international corporation with the personal touch and local expertise of an independent brokerage. RPL’s website (ResidentialProperties.com) has been ranked as one of the Top 25 real estate sites in the entire country by Real Trends, while the company also recently took home the First Place Award for Video Marketing when competing against brokerages from nearly 70 countries around the globe at the annual Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.
For more information, please visit their website at ResidentialProperties.com.
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.