October 26th, 2012
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As we transition from the dog days of summer to the crisp autumn air, the Rhode Island landscape is transformed into a stunning array of color. Our little State is simply beautiful in the fall.

We debuted the photo contest in the fall of 2008 and its popularity continues to grow. In fact, a record number of photographs were submitted this fall, shattering our previous efforts. As usual, the top 5 photos were uploaded to our Facebook page for judging.

Without further ado, I am excited to announce that Rich Epstein, Corporate Trainer and Broker Associate in our Providence office, has submitted this year’s winning photograph! Rich snapped an amazing shot of the historic Slater Mill located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Slater Mill is a national historic landmark that played a critical role in the expansion of the Industrial Revolution. The photo received 71 “Likes” and 12 comments. Congratulations to Rich and a huge thank you to all of our Facebook friends for helping us select this year’s winning photograph.

Here are the top 7 photographs that have been added to the home page slide show:

Winning Photo: Historic Slater Mill in Pawtucket, Rhode Island – Rich Epstein

Historic Slater Mill in pawtucket, Rhode Island

2nd Place Photo: North Road Creek in Jamestown, Rhode Island – Garret Roberts

North Road Creek in Jamestown, Rhode Island

3rd Place Photo: A Horse Farm in North Smithfield, Rhode Island – Cheryl Davis

A Horse Farm in North Smithfield, Rhode Island

4th Place Photo: Fishing at Potters Pond in East Matunuck, Rhode Island – William McIntosh

Fishing at Potters Pond in East Matunuck, Rhode Island

5th Place Photo: Diamond Hill Park in Cumberland, Rhode Island – Janice Geddes

Diamond Hill Park in Cumberland, Rhode Island

6th Place Photo: The Pawtuxet River in West Warwick, Rhode Island – Tom Flanagan

The Pawtuxet River in West Warwick, Rhode Island

7th Place Photo: The Rhode Island State House in Providence, Rhode Island – Paul Raposo

The Rhode Island State House in Providence, Rhode Island

We’d love your feedback – Leave a comment below and let us know what you think of this fall’s winning photos!

October 20th, 2008

I will never be a Newporter but I hope to come close to it! Being married to one doesn’t count. Having lived and worked in the City by the Sea for almost twelve years, I am at my happiest in life with my surroundings for living, work and play. I will live the life of a Newporter, but will never be one. What does it take? To be born in Newport!That’s it!

If I were born in Newport I would remember seeing Doris Duke drive her Rolls Royce down Bellevue Avenue or be witness to the many brawls on the wharves between the sailors and the fishermen or I would remember how the locals on hot summer days would take the Jamestown Ferry, pay fifteen cents and ride all day, and I would have known the man who became known as “Louie the Fisherman” who toiled the fruits of the sea and had State Pier Number 9 named after him, Louis Jagschitz State Pier.

But I guess I can enjoy all that Newport has to offer as I live, work and play, whether I am a native Newporter or just live in historic Newport.

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August 16th, 2008

We’ve launched our new site! Here’s the Press Release:

Residential Properties Ltd., today announced the launch of their newly designed website, ResidentialProperties.com.  Visitors to the new Residential Properties website will find all the things they expect to see on a real estate website including property searches, open houses, rentals, and agents. They will also find cutting edge tools including advanced search capabilities and mapping for property searches, rentals and open houses.

“We have always been on the cutting edge at Residential Properties and I am always looking to differentiate the company from all of our competitors,” said Sally E. Lapides, President and CEO of the Rhode Island real estate firm.  “Our new website will elevate our customer service and expertise in the marketplace.”The primary focus of this newly designed website is to create a heightened user experience.  The new site is able to support a variety of media including virtual tours, interactive floorplans, and video.

As a member of the Enterprise Network, Residential Properties will be able to take advantage of new technologies that are developed for other companies in the network.  Of course central to the site will be all of Rhode Island’s property listings, as well as listings in neighboring Connecticut and Southeastern Massachusetts.“The new site will be user friendly and easy to navigate,” said Tom Flanagan, Director of Information Technology for Residential Properties. “Users will enjoy the comforts of search saving, favorites, the ability to share and email content.” The site is designed to reflect modern web design, with center navigation and a simple look that is in keeping with the company’s overall marketing aesthetic. Also accessible through the website will be extensive resources for buyers and sellers of real estate including quarterly market reports, buyer and seller guides, recent press, and an electronic version of the company’s relocation package.

The “MY Residential” feature of the site allows frequent visitors to become a part of the Residential Properties Ltd. community. Users will receive services designed to assist with their home shopping experience, with access to custom home alerts by email and abilities to save searches and favorites. “The new site reflects 12 months worth of research and effort.  We are very excited about the results.” said Libby Isaacson, COO of Residential Properties and a driving force behind the project.  “It will be both easy to use and visually appealing.”  The newly refaced homepage includes professional photography and showcases the state of Rhode Island through extensive community information and links to useful websites. With a “quick search” on the homepage, viewers in search of property listings are able to navigate directly to a targeted list that meets their criteria.  They can narrow their search by specifying city/town, pricing, bedrooms, and bathroom preferences with ease.

The site is developed by Residential Properties’ technology partner, Active Website in conjunction with the Enterprise Network.  Residential Properties is a member of the Enterprise Network, an invitation-only network of private Real Estate firms. The network functions through the principle of regional exclusivity, which allows for open collaboration and sharing of information among its members who are not in direct competition with one another.