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Rhode Island Monthly is proud to showcase our first annual Professional Excellence in Real Estate honorees on the following pages. This special section was put together to provide our readers with the advice, resources and professionals for buying or selling a home. We hope you consider utilizing one of these honorees for your real estate needs.

To create this list of winners, Rhode Island Monthly contracted nationally recognized DataJoe Research to facilitate a multifaceted research campaign comprised of online surveys and internet research. All real estate agents licensed by the state of Rhode Island were eligible. DataJoe’s proprietary scoring algorithm factored in 2018 sales and transaction volume, professional standing and peer nominations. DataJoe also surveyed over 5,000 area mortgage and title professionals and collected their feedback as an additional scoring factor. This list of Professional Excellence in Real Estate honorees represents approximately 5% of agents in Rhode Island that scored highest in the surveys. Agents do not and cannot pay to be included as part of this list. We recognize that there are many good real estate agents who are not represented on this list as it is only a sampling of the talented professionals in our area.

If you need real estate services consider using one of the real estate agents below.

Blackstone Valley

Cumberland
Ryan Antrop, Residential Properties, LTD, 2370 Diamond Hill Rd., Cumberland, RI 02864, residentialproperties.com
Brendan Duckworth, Keller Williams Realty, 1725 Mendon Rd., Cumberland, RI 02864, kw.com/kw/
Kathy Bain Farrell, RE/MAX Town and Country, 2081 Diamond Hill Rd., Cumberland, RI 02864, remax.com See ad
Vincent Letizia, Keller Williams Realty, 1725 Mendon Rd., Cumberland, RI 02864, kw.com/kw/

Johnston
Carolyn J. Bassett, Host of Homes Realtors, 1559 Hartford Ave., Johnston, RI 02919, hostofhomesrealtors.com
Gerald (Nick) Delafano, Anytime Realty, 269 Greenville Ave., Johnston, RI 02919, anytimerealty.com
Rob Perillo, Anytime Realty, 269 Greenville Ave., Johnston, RI 02919, anytimerealty.com
Tracy Sisson, BHHS Pinnacle Realty, 1251 Atwood Ave., Johnston, RI 02919, berkshirehathawayhs.com

Lincoln
David Boisvert, Keller Williams Realty, 14 Breakneck Hill Rd., Lincoln, RI 02865, kw.com/kw/
Pete Dufresne, Keller Williams Realty Leading Edge, 14 Breakneck Hill Rd., Lincoln, RI 02865, kw.com/kw/
Arianne (Ari) Tanasio, Tansio Realty Advisors, 872 Smithfield Ave., Lincoln, RI 02865, tanasiorealty.com
Elise Vetri, Keller Williams Realty Leading Edge, 14 Breakneck Hill Rd., Lincoln, RI 02865, kw.com/kw/ See ad

North Providence
Vicki Antonelli, Exit Premier Realty, 1599 Smith St., North Providence, RI 02911, exitrealty.com
Jessica Antonelli, Exit Premier Realty, 1599 Smith St., North Providence, RI 02911, exitrealty.com
Dayro Jaramillo, RE/MAX Preferred, 1417 Douglas Ave., North Providence, RI 02904, remax.com
Melissa Perrille, Exit Premier Realty, 1599 Smith St., North Providence, RI 02911, exitrealty.com
Kathy Souza, RE/MAX Preferred, 1417 Douglas Ave., North Providence, RI 02904, remax.com

Pawtucket
Lisa Barbary, RE/MAX On The Move, 999 Main St., Pawtucket, RI 02860, remax.com
Jeremie Blum, Century 21 Butterman & Kryston, Inc., 749 East Ave., Pawtucket, RI 02860, century21.com
Kathleen Coutu, Century 21 Stachurski Agency, 1136 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, RI 02861, century21.com
Susan Leach, Century 21 Stachurski Agency, 1136 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, RI 02861, century21.com
Jackie (M Jacque) Marovelli, Boulevard Realty, Inc., 71 Hastings Ave., Pawtucket, RI 02861, boulevardrealtyinc.com
Sherri Mercurio, The Mercurio Group Real Estate, 641 Armistice Blvd., Pawtucket, RI 02861, sherrimercurio.com
Yolanda Nazario, RE/MAX On The Move, 999 Main St., Pawtucket, RI 02860, remax.com
Stephanie Piantadosi, Custodio Realtors, 390 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, RI 02861, custodiorealtors.com
Matthew Pita, RE/MAX On The Move, 999 Main St., Pawtucket, RI 02860, global.remax.com

Smithfield
Paula Allin, HomeSmart Professionals Real Estate, 550 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917, homesmart.com
Cheryl Casserly, RE/MAX Properties, 696 Douglas Ave., Smithfield, RI 02917, properties1.sites.remaxagents.com
Nathan Clark, Nathan Clark & Associates, 39 Cedar Swamp Rd., Smithfield, RI 02917, nathanclarkteam.com
Ed Duffy, Alltown Real Estate, 357 Putnam Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917, alltownri.com
Thomas Goss, RE/MAX Properties, 696 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917, remax.com
Christina Israel, HomeSmart Professionals Real Estate, 550 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917, homesmart.com
Karl Martone, RE/MAX Properties, 696 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917, remax.com
Michael (Mike) Pereira, HomeSmart Professionals Real Estate, 550 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917, homesmart.com
Mary Shawcross, HomeSmart Professionals Real Estate, 550 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917, homesmart.com

Woonsocket
Duane Boucher, Boucher Real Estate, 600 Cass Ave., Woonsocket, RI 02895, boucherrealestate.com
Linda Delach, Boucher Real Estate, 600 Cass Ave., Woonsocket, RI 02895, boucherrealestate.com
Stacie Puccetti, Boucher Real Estate, 600 Cass Ave, Woonsocket, RI 02895, boucherrealestate.com
David Yacino, Boucher Real Estate, 600 Cass Ave., Woonsocket, RI 02895, boucherrealestate.com

Expert Tips for Every Homebuyer

For First-Time HomeBuyers

“The first step in home buying is to get pre-approved for a mortgage — this will enable you to identify your target price range and mortgage qualification and put you in a better buying position when you make an offer.” —Lisa Pagano, Albert Realtors

“Take your time; look beyond the pretty kitchen and the fresh coat of paint. The bones of the house matter more. Shop around for the best mortgage rates — it’s not always apples for apples. Some lenders will give you closing credits, so do your homework. Check your credit and make sure that it is where it needs to be. If it isn’t, work on it for a few months and get it up so you can get a better interest rate.” —Jackie Marovelli, Boulevard Reality, Inc.

“Don’t rush! Take your time going to open houses and following the local market through MLS (multiple list service) feeds to get your feet wet. You’ll be better able to distinguish the values and character of different neighborhoods and you’ll make a smarter purchase. Also, ask lots of questions of your realtor, lawyer and lender — they’re all on your side. Lastly, this may be the largest purchase of your life; if you can’t trust your guide, find another.” —Robert Rutley, Mott and Chace Sotheby’s International Realty

“Choose a realtor who has worked with first-time homebuyers before. It is important to have a realtor who is able to explain the buying process step-by-step. It is an exciting time and an experienced professional will help to ease any stress.” —Jeanie Gorrie, HomeSmart Professionals Real Estate “My best advice is to take your time; the right property will find you. An agent should never sell you a house — the house will sell itself.” —Ryan Antrop, Residential Properties Ltd.

East Bay

Barrington
Jimmy Andrade, The Mello Group, 275 Waseca Ave., Barrington, RI 02806, mellogroup.com
Patricia Bain, RE/MAX River’s Edge, 300 County Rd., Barrington, RI 02806, riversedgeri.com
Elizabeth Kirk, Residential Properties, LTD, 259 County Rd., Barrington, RI 02806, residentialproperties.com
Lisa Schryver, Residential Properties, LTD, 259 County Rd., Barrington, RI 02806, residentialproperties.com See ad
Nancy Weaver, Residential Properties, LTD, 259 County Rd., Barrington, RI 02806, residentialproperties.com

Bristol
Alaina Bruno, Harborside Realty, 13 State St., Bristol, RI 02809, harborsiderealtyri.com
Deb Cordeiro, Harborside Realty, 13 State St., Bristol, RI 02809, harborsiderealtyri.com
Mary Jo Fidalgo-Tavares, Century 21 Topsail Realty, 729 Hope St., Bristol, RI 02809, c21topsail.com
Ryan Fonseca, Century 21 Topsail Realty, 729 Hope St., Bristol, RI 02809, c21topsail.com See ad
Lisa Foster-Pacheco, RE/MAX River’s Edge, 47 Bradford St., Bristol, RI 02809, riversedgeri.com
Lori Gardiner, RE/MAX River’s Edge, 47 Bradford St., Bristol, RI 02809, riversedgeri.com
Tracey Mulvey, RE/MAX River’s Edge, 47 Bradford St., Bristol, RI 02809, remax.com
Sarah Principe, William Raveis Real Estate, 423 Hope St., Bristol, RI 02809, raveis.com
Catherine Sousa, RE/MAX River’s Edge, 47 Bradford St., Bristol, RI 02809, remax.com
Christopher Woodard, Keller Williams Realty, 259 Thames St., Bristol, RI 02809, kw.com/kw/

East Providence
Melissa Rose, RE/MAX River’s Edge, 8 Dover Ave., East Providence, RI 02914, riversedgeri.com

Rumford
Sam Albert, Circle100 Real Estate, 1240 Pawtucket Ave., Rumford, RI 02916, circle100.com
Arthur Fluette, Circle100 Real Estate Brokerage, LLC, 1240 Pawtucket Ave., Rumford, RI 02916, circle100.com
Mary (Anne) Kreft, Paiva Realty Group,, Rumford, RI 02906, paivarealtygroup.com
Curtis Lopes, Circle100 Real Estate, 1240 Pawtucket Ave., Rumford, RI 02916, circle100.com

Expert Tips for Every Homebuyer

For Families with Children

“We love having our own children involved in the business and have become known as the family of realtors. My recommendation is to allow your children to feel important in the decision process. Let them run around and give their thoughts about rooms, the yard, etc. A happy family will greatly
cut down on the potential for buyer’s remorse later on.” —David Boisvert, Keller Williams Reality Leading Edge

“Make sure the space works for you both now and into the future. Be focused on family rooms, bathrooms and yard spaces.” —Nick Slocum, Slocum Realty

“First, find a realtor who can help you with a family assessment of needs. What kind of community experience are you looking for? What kind of education experience? Do you need a school that caters to children with special needs? Are there any activities and affiliations you or your children will want to be a part of? Once you’ve answered those, move on to your home wish list!” —Jeanie Gorrie, HomeSmart Professionals Real Estate

“Visit a couple of websites that rank schools and districts in your desired state of residence (like niche.com and schoolgrades.org). You will be able to target your home search in areas where your children will receive a quality education.” —Lisa Pagano, Albert Realtors

“I’m a strong advocate of data, but if you want to understand schools and community opportunities for your children, experiential data is better. Talk to parents and kids in the neighborhood to really weigh the pros and cons. Go to neighborhood yard sales and community events and really live in the area before you live in it.” —Robert Rutley, Mott and Chace Sotheby’s International Realty

Newport County

Middletown
Danielle Almeida, Keller Williams Realty, 47 Valley Rd., Middletown, RI 02842, kw.com/kw/ See ad
Ryan Hazinakis, Keller Williams Realty, 47 Valley Rd., Middletown, RI 02842, kw.com/kw/

Newport
Tim Dargan, Teri Degnan Real Estate & Consulting, LTD, 77 Dr. Marcus F. Wheatland Blvd., Newport, RI 02840, teridegnan.com
Teri Degnan, Teri Degnan Real Estate & Consulting, LTD, 77 Dr. Marcus F. Wheatland Blvd., Newport, RI 02840, teridegnan.com
Michelle Drum, Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty, 37 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI 02840, gustavewhite.com
Kate Kirby Greenman, Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty, 37 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI 02840, gustavewhite.com
David Huberman, Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty, 37 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI 02840, gustavewhite.com
Rebecca King, Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty, 37 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI 02840, gustavewhite.com
Michelle Kirby, Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty, 37 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI 02840, gustavewhite.com
Kathryn (Kate) E. Leonard, Lila Delman Real Estate, 3 Memorial Blvd., Newport, RI 02840, liladelman.com
Caroline Richards, Hogan Associates, 129 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI 02840, hoganassociatesre.com See ad
Devin Sheehan, RE/MAX Professionals, 55 Memorial Blvd., Newport, RI 02840, devinsheehan.com
William (Bill) Sizeland, RE/MAX Professionals, 55 Memorial Blvd., Newport, RI 02840, remax.com

Expert Tips for Every Homebuyer

For Empty-Nesters

“Selling and moving away from a home that you’ve created memories in isn’t easy, but it can also be a fun new start. Think about the things you always wanted in a home but maybe gave up with a house full of kids. Perhaps a home theater/media room or a library room? Make it your home now and start building new memories and new beginnings.” —David Boisvert, Keller Williams Leading Edge

“Begin downsizing as soon as you know you are planning to move. Try selling, donating or passing along furniture and household items to other family members or friends. Moving from a home that has been lived in for so many years is incredibly emotional and full of memories. I’ve had many downsizing clients hold a moving away celebration where they have family, friends and neighbors meet and say goodbye to their old home.” —Mary Shawcross, HomeSmart Professionals Real Estate

“Look for a home with open floor plans and first-floor master bedrooms with master bathrooms so as you age you can limit the number of stairs needed. Wider hallways and wider doors will help if wheelchairs ever become part of the plan. Finding a home that already has this built in will save a lot of money down the road.” —Jackie Marovelli, Boulevard Reality, Inc.

“Think about what’s important to you in your next move. Is it important to cut down on yard maintenance and move into a condo? Do you prefer single-family homes but want to ensure it’s one level? Think about the necessities and work with your agent to help you accomplish your goals.” —Nick Slocum, Slocum Realty

“Clearly identify ‘must-haves’ in your future home that you can’t live without. No home is 100 percent perfect, but can you live with 80 percent of your ‘must haves’?” —Ian Barnacle, Residential Properties Ltd.

Providence

Providence
Shamila Ahmed, Steele Realty Consultants, LLC, 97 Hope St., Providence, RI 02906, srcigroup.com
Stephanie Basile, Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty, 100 Exchange St., Providence, RI 02903, mottandchace.com See ad
Judy Chace, Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty, 100 Exchange St., Providence, RI 02903, mottandchace.com See ad
Gregory Datseris, Lila Delman Real Estate, 369 South Main St., Providence, RI 02903, liladelman.com
Joshua Deaner, The Rhode Guide Real Estate Co., 780 Hope St., Providence, RI 02906, therhodeguide.com
Sussy A. DeLeon, RE/MAX New Horizons, 390 Broadway, Providence, RI 02909, global.remax.com See ad
James DeRentis, Residential Properties, LTD, 140 Wickenden St., Providence, RI 02903, residentialproperties.com
David Dunne, RE/MAX Flagship, 334 Branch Ave., Providence, RI 02904, remax.com
Ramiro Encizo, Residential Properties, LTD, 140 Wickenden St., Providence, RI 02903, residentialproperties.com
Susan Erkkinen, Residential Properties, LTD, 140 Wickenden St., Providence, RI 02903, residentialproperties.com
Kevin Fox, Residential Properties, LTD, 140 Wickenden St., Providence, RI 02903, residentialproperties.com
Sam Glicksman, Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty, 100 Exchange St., Providence, RI 02903, mottandchace.com See ad
Brian Greene, Keller Williams Realty, 2 Charles St., Providence, RI 02906, kw.com/kw/
Kira Greene, Residential Properties, LTD, 140 Wickenden St., Providence, RI 02903, residentialproperties.com
David Hasslinger, Residential Properties, LTD, 140 Wickenden St., Providence, RI 02903, residentialproperties.com See ad
Justin Hetherington, Lenox Realty Group, 380 Broadway, Providence, RI 02909, lenoxproperty.com
Charle Hornby, Rent Prov Realty, 165 Atwells Ave., Providence, RI 02903, rentprovrealty.com
Ellen Kasle, Residential Properties, LTD, 140 Wickenden St., Providence, RI 02903, ellensellsri.com
Rebecca Mayer, Residential Properties, LTD, 140 Wickenden St., Providence, RI 02903, residentialproperties.com
Mariana Novo, White Lion Real Estate, 400 Reservoir Ave., Providence, RI 02907, whitelionrealestate.com
Jimmy Ranieri, Empire Real Estate Group, 249 Wickenden St., Providence, RI 02903, empiregroupri.com
Joy E. Riley, Westcott Properties, 178 Broadway, Providence, RI 02903, westcottproperties.com
Melissa Riley, Westcott Properties, 178 Broadway, Providence, RI 02903, westcottproperties.com See ad
Joe Roch, Residential Properties, LTD, 376 Broadway, Providence, RI 02909, residentialproperties.com
Jacob Rochefort, Lila Delman Real Estate, 369 South Main St., Providence, RI 02903, liladelman.com
Robert Rutley, Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty, 100 Exchange St., Providence, RI 02903, mottandchace.com See ad
Gerri Schiffman, Residential Properties, LTD, 140 Wickenden St., Providence, RI 02903, residentialproperties.com See ad
Ben Scungio, Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty, 100 Exchange St., Providence, RI 02903, mottandchace.com See ad
Kyle F. Seyboth, Keller Williams Realty Leading Edge, 144 Wayland Ave., Providence, RI 02906, kw.com/kw/
Rita Danielle Steele, Steele Realty Consultants International, 97 Hope St., Providence, RI 02906, srcigroup.com
Aleen Weiss, Spitz Weiss Realtors, 785 Hope St., Providence, RI 02906, spitzweiss.com

Expert Tips for Every Homebuyer

For High-End Buyers

“Pick the right location. You can tear the house down and start over, but you cannot move the land.” —Ryan Antrop, Residential Properties Ltd.

“For clients making such a substantial investment, it’s important to work with a realtor with experience. Many homes in the higher echelon of the marketplace often go unlisted for privacy purposes. So, it is extremely important to work with an agent who deals in the high-end frequently and knows the inventory in the area where the buyer is looking to purchase.” —Bridgette Soby, Mott and Chace Sotheby’s International Realty

“High-end buyers shop lifestyle, location and amenities. As such, they should engage the services of a reputable buyer’s agent who has a personal network of buyers/sellers living within the desired area, and who understands the lifestyle needs of this buyer. The agent should be able to skillfully and strategically negotiate price and terms on behalf of the buyer and educate them on which amenities desired will and will not serve them best in resale.” —Lisa Pagano, Albert Realtors

“High-end buyers need to be aware of pricing and the comparable sales locally. Often, higher end homes can be over priced due to the lack of competition and recent sale. Also, make sure you work with an agent familiar with new, higher end luxury features like security and automation systems, central music and theater systems and green-home technology.” —David Boisvert, Keller Williams Leading Edge

“In our market, affluent buyers are always in the driver’s seat. While most homes have been blessed with a seller’s market in the past few cycles, homes priced at $1 million or more have a much shallower buyer pool. Less competition always means more negotiation power.” —Robert Rutley, Mott and Chace Sotheby’s International Realty

South County

Charlestown
Patrice Fenton, Randall Realtors, 4009 Old Post Rd., Charlestown, RI 02813, randallrealtors.com
Michael Himmel, Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty, 5280 Post Rd., Charlestown, RI 02813, mottandchace.com See ad
Steve McGill, Waterfront Properties & Country Homes, Inc., 2239 Matunuck Schoolhouse Rd., Charlestown, RI 02813, waterfrontpropertiesri.com
Susan Mitchell, Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty, 5280 Post Rd., Charlestown, RI 02813, mottandchace.com See ad
Raymond Mott, Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty, 5280 Post Rd., Charlestown, RI 02813, mottandchace.com See ad
Chris Randall, Randall Realtors, 4009 Old Post Rd., Charlestown, RI 02813, randallrealtors.com
Lorraine Randall, Randall Realtors, 4009 Old Post Rd., Charlestown, RI 02813, randallrealtors.com
Josy Schieldrop, Waterfront Properties & Country Homes, Inc., 2239 Matunuck Schoolhouse Rd., Charlestown, RI 02813, waterfrontpropertiesri.com

Narragansett
Bryant Da Cruz, RE/MAX Flagship, 140 Point Judith Rd., Narragansett, RI 02882, remax.com
Karen Donnellan, Bay Realty, LTD, 1182 Boston Neck Rd., Narragansett, RI 02882, baysold.com
Stella Fitzsimmons, Lila Delman Real Estate, 41 Ocean Rd., Narragansett, RI 02882, liladelman.com
Alexander Fraioli, Edge Realty RI, 1007 Boston Neck Rd., Narragansett, RI 02882, edgerealtyri.com
Marnee Grzebien, Bay Realty, LTD, 1182 Boston Neck Rd., Narragansett, RI 02882, southernriproperties.com
Dan Harding, Lila Delman Real Estate, 41 Ocean Rd., Narragansett, RI 02882, liladelman.com
Eric Kirton, Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty, 20 Narragansett Ave., Narragansett, RI 02882, mottandchace.com See ad
Laureen Koch, Lila Delman Real Estate, 41 Ocean Rd., Narragansett, RI 02882, liladelman.com
Kathy Kourakis, Bay Realty, LTD, 1182 Boston Neck Rd., Narragansett, RI 02882, baysold.com
John Krekorian, RE/MAX Flagship, 140 Point Judith Rd., Narragansett, RI 02882, rihomesearch.com
Robin Leclerc, Residential Properties, LTD, 750 Boston Neck Rd., Narragansett, RI 02882, residentialproperties.com See ad
Nicole Maine, Lila Delman Real Estate, 41 Ocean Rd., Narragansett, RI 02882, liladelman.com
James (Jay) Readyhough IV, Bay Realty, 1182 Boston Neck Rd., Narragansett, RI 02882, baysold.com
Donna Sabitoni, RE/MAX Flagship, 140 Point Judith Rd., Narragansett, RI 02882, remax.com
Allie Readyhough Shore, Bay Realty, 1182 Boston Neck Rd., Narragansett, RI 02882, baysold.com
Bridgette Soby, Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty, 20 Narragansett Ave., Narragansett, RI 02882, mottandchace.com See ad

North Kingstown
Greg Dantas, RI Real Estate Services, 6454 Post Rd., North Kingstown, RI 02852, rirealestateservices.com
Ginny L. Gorman, RI Real Estate Services, 6454 Post Rd., North Kingstown, RI 02852, rirealestateservices.com
Anthony V. Mattera, Hope Real Estate, 953 Tower Hill Rd., North Kingstown, RI 02852, facebook.com/anthonyvmattera
Lynn Moran, Moran Real Estate Group, North Kingstown, RI, facebook.com/moranrealestategroup
Michael Russo, RI Real Estate Services, 6454 Post Rd., North Kingstown, RI 02852, rirealestateservices.com

South Kingstown
David Cappucci, Key Real Estate Services, LLC, 587 Kingstown Rd., South Kingstown, RI 02879, keyrealestatehomes.com
Chad Dupuis, Coldwell Banker Coastal Homes, 50 South County Commons Way, South Kingstown, RI 02879, coldwellbanker.com
Sarah Isabella, Randall Realtors, 235 Main St., South Kingstown, RI 02879, randallrealtors.com See ad
Paul Robinson, Randall Realtors, 235 Main St., South Kingstown, RI 02879, randallrealtors.com
Alan Yick, Key Real Estate Services, 587 Kingstown Rd., South Kingstown, RI 02879, keyrealestatehomes.com

Wakefield
Jill Granville, Lighthouse Real Estate Group, LLC, 40 Main St., Wakefield, RI 02879, lighthouseri.com
Will Litvin, Lighthouse Real Estate Group, LLC, 40 Main St., Wakefield, RI 02879, lighthouseri.com
Michael (Mike) Navoian, Atlantic Properties, LLC, 94 Main St., Wakefield, RI 02879, atlanticpropertiesllc.net

Watch Hill
Elizabeth Douthit, Halstead Real Estate, 124 Bay St., Watch Hill, RI 02891, halstead.com
Lori Joyal, Lila Delman Real Estate, 52 Bay St., Watch Hill, RI 02891, liladelman.com
Dorothea (Dottie) Nigrelli, Randall Realtors, 124 Bay St., Watch Hill, RI 02891, randallrealtors.com
Serene O’Connor, Randall Realtors, 124 Bay St., Watch Hill, RI 02891, randallrealtors.com

Westerly
Lynn Azzinaro, RE/MAX South County, 56 Wells St., Westerly, RI 02891, remax.com
Sandy Bliven, RE/MAX South County, 56 Wells St., Westerly, RI 02891, sandybliven.com
Ben Faubert, Onshore Realtors, 57 Shore Rd., Westerly, RI 02891, onshorerealtors.com
Annie Fox, Coldwell Banker Coastal Homes, 29 Post Rd., Westerly, RI 02891, coldwellbanker.com
J. Denise Fusaro, Randall Realtors, 241 Post Rd., Westerly, RI 02891, randallrealtors.com
Michaela Lamb, North Star Realty Beachside, 47 High St., Westerly, RI 02891, soldbymichaela.com
Heather Morrone, Coldwell Banker Coastal Homes, 29 Post Rd., Westerly, RI 02891, coldwellbanker.com
Kimber Pope-Kettlety, Coldwell Banker Coastal Homes, 29 Post Rd., Westerly, RI 02891, coldwellbanker.com
Deb Thomas, Schilke Realty, 244 Post Rd., Westerly, RI 02891, schilkerealty.com
Brian Turano, Onshore Realtors, 57 Shore Rd., Westerly, RI 02891, onshorerealtors.com

Wickford
Kelli Improta, RI Real Estate Services, 4 Brown St., Wickford, RI 02852, kelliimprota.com See ad

Expert Tips for Every Homebuyer

For Fixer-Uppers

“The best advice is to buy a house with good bones! If you have a good foundation, making any changes or additions will be much easier.” —Jeanie Gorrie, HomeSmart Professionals Real Estate

“Purchase a cookie-cutter floor plan. These are much easier to sell once the house has been rehabbed.” —Ryan Antrop, Residential Properties Ltd.

“Knowing your costs prior to closing will either make it a success or a flop. Be sure to have the homes inspected by all types of inspectors to know what you’re getting yourself into prior to closing the deal.” —Bridgette Soby, Mott and Chace Sotheby’s International Realty

“Folks considering buying a fixer-upper should hire a buyer’s agent who is familiar with the desired neighborhood in order to secure a highly competitive purchase price and to be able to provide the buyer with an after-reno value of the home. This will ensure that the buyers do not overpay or ‘over-improve’ the home for the neighborhood when considering resale. A good realtor with experience in fixers should be able to provide a list of reputable contractors and/or subs. The buyer should be prepared for the expense, the typical inconveniences and the complexities of home renovation projects.” —Lisa Pagano, Albert Realtors

“Just because the home is a fixer-upper, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to offer substantially lower than the asking price. Every case is different, but if the listing agent is a professional, they’ve likely already factored in those necessary improvements when they priced the property originally. The cost of the improvements doesn’t always need to come off of the asking price if the house was priced correctly to begin with.” —Nick Slocum, Slocum Realty

West Bay

Coventry
Robert Crudale, RE/MAX Central, 37 Sandy Bottom Rd., Coventry, RI 02816, remax.com
David Tatangelo, RE/MAX Central, 37 Sandy Bottom Rd., Coventry, RI 02816, remax.com See ad

Cranston
Danielle Armstrong, Homistic Real Estate, Inc, 271 Doric Ave., Cranston, RI 02910, homistic.com
Dean Benjamin, Keller Williams Realty, 1170 Pontiac Ave., Cranston, RI 02920, kw.com/kw/
Alexander Biliouris, Keller Williams Realty, 1170 Pontiac Ave., Cranston, RI 02920, kw.com/kw/
Bobby Bohlen, RE/MAX 1st Choice, 980 Reservoir Ave., Cranston, RI 02910, remax.com See ad
Perry A. Caruso, RE/MAX 1st Choice, 980 Reservoir Ave., Cranston, RI 02910, remax.com See ad
Kim Davis, Keller Williams Realty, 1170 Pontiac Ave., Cranston, RI 02920, kw.com/kw/
Joshua DeBrossard, Keller Williams Realty, 1170 Pontiac Ave., Cranston, RI 02920, kw.com/kw/
Joseph A. Del Sesto, Keller Williams Realty, 1170 Pontiac Ave., Cranston, RI 02920, kw.com/kw/
Kate DeSimone, Williams & Stuart Real Estate, 170 Mayfield Ave., Cranston, RI 02920, williamsandstuart.com
Joseph Dias, Keller Williams Realty, 1170 Pontiac Ave., Cranston, RI 02920, kw.com/kw/
Daniel Ferrara, RE/MAX 1st Choice, 980 Reservoir Ave., Cranston, RI 02910, remax.com
Marie Puleo Flaherty, RE/MAX 1st Choice, 980 Reservoir Ave., Cranston, RI 02910, remax.com
Trevor Fromm, Keller Williams Realty, 1170 Pontiac Ave., Cranston, RI 02920, kw.com/kw/
Jason Gelfuso, Williams & Stuart Real Estate, 170 Mayfield Ave., Cranston, RI 02920, williamsandstuart.com
Sharon Janikies, Keller Williams Realty, 1170 Pontiac Ave., Cranston, RI 02920, kw.com/kw/
Matt Kachanis, Williams & Stuart Real Estate, 170 Mayfield Ave., Cranston, RI 02920, williamsandstuart.com
Mark Leeman, RE/MAX 1st Choice, 980 Reservior Ave., Cranston, RI 02910, remax.com
Michael McMahon, Williams & Stuart Real Estate, 170 Mayfield Ave., Cranston, RI 02920, williamsandstuart.com
Tom Michael, Atlantic Properties, LLC, 150 Midway Rd., Cranston, RI 02920, atlanticpropertiesllc.net
Lisa Pagano, Albert Realtors, 1050 Reservoir Ave., Cranston, RI 02910, albertrealtors.com See ad
Matthew Patty, Keller Williams Realty, 1170 Pontiac Ave., Cranston, RI 02920, kw.com/kw/
James (Jay) Rezendes, RE/MAX 1st Choice, 981 Reservior Ave., Cranston, RI 02910, remax.com
Jo Anne Samborsky, Keller Williams Realty, 1170 Pontiac Ave., Cranston, RI 02920, kw.com/kw/
Jill Weathers, Williams & Stuart Real Estate, 170 Mayfield Ave., Cranston, RI 02920, williamsandstuart.com
Adam Wilks, Keller Williams Realty, 1170 Pontiac Ave., Cranston, RI 02920, kw.com/kw/

East Greenwich
Eleanor San Antonio, RE/MAX Professionals, 655 Main St., East Greenwich, RI 02818, sellri.com
David Buonaiuto, RE/MAX Professionals, 655 Main St., East Greenwich, RI 02818, sellri.com
Glenn Carpenter, RE/MAX Professionals, 655 Main St., East Greenwich, RI 02818, sellri.com
Caroline S. Ceceri, Keller Williams Realty, 25 First Ave., East Greenwich, RI 02818, kw.com/kw/
Marla Coletta, RE/MAX Professionals, 655 Main St., East Greenwich, RI 02818, sellri.com
Joshua Cullion, RE/MAX Professionals, 655 Main St., East Greenwich, RI 02818, sellri.com
Denise D’Amico, Residential Properties, LTD, 413 Main St., East Greenwich, RI 02818, residentialproperties.com
Nelson Esteves, RE/MAX Professionals, 655 Main St., East Greenwich, RI 02818, sellri.com
Francis Hiraldo, Gammons Realty, LLC, 461 Main St., East Greenwich, RI 02818, bhhsgammons.com
Brendan McLaughlin, RE/MAX Professionals, 655 Main St., East Greenwich, RI 02818, sellri.com
Steven Miller, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 527 Main St., East Greenwich, RI 02818, coldwellbanker.com
Nick Pardy, RE/MAX Professionals, 655 Main St., East Greenwich, RI 02818, sellri.com
Melanie Quirk, RE/MAX Professionals, 655 Main St., East Greenwich, RI 02818, sellri.com
Mark Raymond, Residential Properties, LTD, 413 Main St., East Greenwich, RI 02818, residentialproperties.com
Jackie Russell, RI Real Estate Services, 37 Main St., East Greenwich, RI 02818, rirealestateservices.com
Lisa Russo, RE/MAX Professionals, 655 Main St., East Greenwich, RI 02818, sellri.com
Tim Silvia, RI Real Estate Services, 37 Main St., East Greenwich, RI 02818, rirealestateservices.com
David Splaine, RE/MAX Professionals, 655 Main St., East Greenwich, RI 02818, remax.com

Warwick
Cindy Arias, Blackstone Ocean Properties, 931 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick, RI 02886, blackstoneocean.com
Sandra Baker, RE/MAX Metro, 200 Metro Center Blvd., Warwick, RI 02886, remax.com
Mark Barter, Slocum Realty, 333 Centerville Rd., Warwick, RI 02886, slocumrealty.com
Robert (Bob) DeGregorio, Slocum Realty, 333 Centerville Rd., Warwick, RI 02886, slocumrealty.com
Linda Drainville, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 831 Bald Hill Rd., Warwick, RI 02886, coldwellbanker.com
Samantha Durand, HomeSmart Professionals Real Estate, 501 Centerville Rd., Warwick, RI 02886, homesmart.com
Hugh Fisher, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 831 Bald Hill Rd., Warwick, RI 02886, coldwellbankerhomes.com
Jeanie Gorrie, HomeSmart Professionals Real Estate, 501 Centerville Rd., Warwick, RI 02886, homesmart.com
Jeffrey Infante, HomeSmart Professionals Real Estate, 501 Centerville Rd., Warwick, RI 02886, homesmart.com
Diane Lazarus, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 831 Bald Hill Rd., Warwick, RI 02886, coldwellbankerhomes.com
Mark McHugh, Clearmark Real Estate, LLC, 4060 Post Rd., Warwick, RI 02886, clearmarkrealestate.com
Doug Mittelsteadt, Anchor Real Estate Group, 154 Julian Rd., Warwick, RI 02889, anchorregroup.com
Alexander Parmenidez, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 831 Bald Hill Rd., Warwick, RI 02886, coldwellbanker.com
Carolyn Petreccia, RE/MAX Advantage Group, 652 East Ave., Warwick, RI 02886, remax.com
Jamie Rebello, HomeSmart Professionals Real Estate, 501 Centerville Rd., Warwick, RI 02886, homesmart.com See ad
Rhonda Schneider, Real Estate One, LTD, 1645 Warwick Ave., Warwick, RI 02889, riliving.com
Liz Shalvey, Slocum Realty, 333 Centerville Rd., Warwick, RI 02886, slocumrealty.com
John (Jack) E. Silberman, Blue Star Properties, 221 Hallene Rd., Warwick, RI 02886, bluestarpropri.com
Nick Slocum, Slocum Realty, 333 Centerville Rd., Warwick, RI 02886, nickslocumteam.com
Rickard Smith, HomeSmart Professionals Real Estate, 501 Centerville Rd., Warwick, RI 02886, homesmart.com
Jon Tetrault, Slocum Realty, 333 Centerville Rd., Warwick, RI 02886, slocumrealty.com

West Warwick
Robert Paliotta, Ropal Realty, 735 Main St., West Warwick, RI 02893, ropalrealty.com

Expert Tips for Every Homebuyer

“Real estate transactions are highly complex, requiring the services of many professionals who will protect a real estate investment. Certainly, the value of real estate will experience ups and downs, but overall, over time, it has proven to be a solid, profitable, long-term investment. As such, it is
always best for buyers and sellers to hire a qualified, dependable realtor to help navigate the process of buying or selling a home. There are many nuances in a typical transaction: sales negotiations, financing, home inspections, title searches, legal issues, home staging, marketing a property, new technologies and more. By enlisting a realtor, you are protecting yourself throughout the transaction as well as your overall investment.” —Lisa Pagano, Albert Realtors

“Work with a realtor who you connect with. Real Estate is a financial investment and trust and experience with your realtor speaks volumes.” —Jeanie Gorrie, HomeSmart Professionals Real Estate

“One, always have a buyer’s agent. The listing agent does not work for you or care about your outcomes. Two, know that the value of property will always rise. It may seem like a rollercoaster, but it’s the best investment that you can make. Home ownership is the great equalizer in every income bracket — it always builds wealth.” —Robert Rutley, Mott and Chace Sotheby’s International Realty

“Work with an agent who you can trust with experience and a track record of success. We all have a friend or family member in the business, but if they’re not trained properly, it could cost you thousands.” —Nick Slocum, Slocum Realty

“Real estate is the best investment around when caution and due diligence are used.” —David Boisvert, Keller Williams Leading Edge

Massachusetts

Maureen Handy, RE/MAX Real Estate Center, 345 E Washington St., North Attleboro, MA 02760, remax.com
Elizete Silva, Keller Williams Realty, 30 Man-Mar Dr., Plainville, MA 02762, kw.com/kw/
Celeste Fournier, Blu Sky Real Estate, 496 Winthrop St., Rehoboth, MA 02769, celestesoldmyhouse.com See ad on page 81
Andrea Massey, Blu Sky Real Estate, 496 Winthrop St., Rehoboth, MA 02769, bluskyrealestate.co See ad on page 81
Marie Mauricio, The Mello Group, 23 Circle Dr., Seekonk, MA 02777, mellogroup.com
Jennifer T. Mello, The Mello Group, 23 Circle Dr., Seekonk, MA 02771, mellogroup.com
Emanuel (Manny) Menezes Jr., RE/MAX Elite, 146 Central Ave., Seekonk, MA 02771, remax.com

Real Estate Team Honorees

Alba Group, thealbagrouprealestate.com
Aliesha Noonan and Associates, alieshanoonanandassoc.com
Antrop and Williamson, antropandwilliamson.com
Barrows Team Realty, barrowsteam.kwrealty.com
Daglieri Team, thedaglieriteam.com
DiSpirito Team, dispiritoteam.com
Fitzpatrick Team, fitzpatrickteamremax.com
Future Home Team (Infante), futurehometeam.com
Gina and Tom Howarth, ginawho.com
Goss Team, thegossteam.com
Gustave White Sotheby’s Int’l, gustavewhite.com See ad
Hill Harbor Group, rihouses.com
J Christopher Real Estate Group, jchristophergroup.com
Joe Dias Team, joediasteam.com
Kathy Bain Farrell Team, remax.com See ad
Peter Izzi Team, peterizzi.com
Platinum Group, platinumhomesri.com
Premiere Properties RI, premierpropertiesri.com
RI Real Estate Services, rirealestateservices.com See ad
Schilke Team, schilkerealty.com
Spectrum Real Estate Consultants, spectrumrec.com
Stearns McGee Team, mcgeesoldmyhouse.com
Sussy DeLeon Team, remax.com See ad
Taylor and Associates, pvdhomes.com
The Blanchet Group, blanchetgroup.com