The History of Residential Properties 

In 1981, Sally Lapides, co-founder of Residential Properties Ltd. noticed that the real estate market was changing and sought to build a company where every aspect of the business was fashioned through the concept of "quality" service. Residential Properties continues to operate under this philosophy, and agents build their business through service, innovation, and sheer hard work. For over a quarter of a century, Residential Properties has cultivated a real estate culture where ideas and up-to-date knowledge are shared throughout our company. With six offices throughout the state, we are Rhode Island’s largest privately held real estate company.

In 1986 the company commissioned William Kite to design the signature building at the corner of Wickenden and Benefit streets that is home to the company’s Providence Sales Team, Corporate Headquarters and Relocation Division.

In January of 1989, the company extended its reach, opening a Relocation Division and becoming a member of RELO, now Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. Today, Leading RE is comprised of the best-known local and regional independent real estate names in the business, with annual sales of roughly $400 billion, more than any other residential real estate organization. Residential Properties’ Relocation Division facilitates every aspect of a move - before, during and after the sale.

Today, Residential Properties Ltd. has grown to become Rhode Island’s most successful real estate company, selling more homes and recording more sales volume than any other brokerage in the state. With five office locations and over 180 full-time agents, RPL is proud to be Rhode Island’s largest independent real estate company.

In addition to its local accolades, RPL has also earned consistent recognition as one the top real estate companies in the entire country.  Recently, RPL was included on both the 2017 Real Trends Top 500 and the RIS Media Top 500 Power Broker Rankings - two prestigious lists of the largest and most successful residential real estate brokerages in the entire nation.

As one of the few firms with a full service in-house marketing department, RPL produces professional photography, video tours, and independent property websites to differentiate its listings, improve exposure, and increase property inquiries. The company’s award-winning website has been ranked as one of the top 25 real estate sites in the entire country. Designed to be fully responsive for today’s mobile market, the site offers a plethora of tools to assist clients in finding the perfect home, including advanced search options, community information, property alerts, and relocation advice.

The company continues to watch for emerging technologies that help to make the process of sharing information faster and easier for clients. RPL’s philosophy hasn’t changed since it was first founded, as Sally and the company continue to deliver unparalleled levels of personal service with integrity, vision, and expertise. The goal is to give you a positive, satisfying and professional experience whether you’re buying your first home, selling a house, or moving into your dream home. We hope to see that your expectations are exceeded.

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