Last week, several Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty agents attended the Ninja Selling training installation on Cape Cod. Please join us in congratulating all of our Ninjas!
The Blackstone Team of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty has launched BLACKSTONE [LUX] Luxury Leasing Services. Focused on quality semi-luxury to luxury leasing in Greater Providence, The Blackstone Team has created an inaugural residential leasing division focusing on connecting discerning lessees with quality properties.
BLACKSTONE [LUX] at Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty is the leasing arm of one of Rhode Island’s most established and successful real estate teams. By creating a solution to Providence’s often disjointed and disorganized rental business, The Blackstone Team has implemented a luxury leasing service that matches the brand and incentivizes quality tenants, top landlords, and real estate professionals to remain dependent on one another.
“BLACKSTONE [LUX] is here to up the luxury rental game in Greater Providence. It’s really the only outlet of its kind focusing on the higher end,” says Nelson Taylor, Managing Partner of The Blackstone Team.
Partner Robert Rutley adds, “We are a team of experienced, licensed and insured real estate professionals who specialize in the luxury to mid-luxury markets. We know local real estate and are ready to be a trusted partner every step of the way.”
BLACKSTONE [LUX] will focus on quality leasing opportunities for both tenants and landlords in the following nine neighborhoods: East Side (Providence), Downtown (Providence), Elmhurst (Providence), West Side (Providence), Oak Hill (Pawtucket), Rumford (East Providence), Edgewood (Cranston), Pawtuxet (Cranston), and Gaspee (Warwick).
“We understand the process of securing top-tier housing for tenants and quality tenancies for upper-end landlords,” adds Ben Guglielmi, Leasing Specialist of The Blackstone Team. “Through existing marketing channels, long-time relationships, and proven vetting skills, we are the experts you want in your corner.
Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce the following significant sales for September 2020.
September 25, 2020 | East Side Of Providence
97 Loring Avenue on the East Side of Providence has sold for $1,235,000. The seller was represented by Liz Andrews, Sales Associate and Judy Chace, Co-Owner/Broker of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty. The buyer was represented by Jim DeRentis of Residential Properties, Ltd.
The magnificent brick Georgian Colonial in a glorious park-like setting overlooks Blackstone Park and the Seekonk River. Completely redone to the highest standards, this home features gracious rooms, elegant period details, high ceilings, and three fireplaces. With five bedrooms and three full and two half bathrooms, this home had more than 6,000 square feet of living space.
September 25, 2020 | Narragansett
7 Branch Road in Narragansett has sold for $649,000. The seller was represented by Karen Wilder, Sales Associate of The Blackstone Team of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty. The buyer was represented by Jean Albert of R.D. Denelle and Company, Inc.
At $983.33 per square foot, this tiny tucked away home is on an exceptionally private quarter acre lot with pond frontage. This one bedroom and one-bathroom cottage offers a serene setting and breathtaking views from both inside the home and out.
September 23, 2020 | Charlestown
491 East Beach Road has sold for $980,000. The seller was represented by Susan Mitchell, Sales Associate and Ray Mott, Co-Owner/Broker: both of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty. The buyer was represented by Geb Masterson, Sales Associate of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty.
This rare opportunity on East Beach features a spectacular panoramic view of the beach, ocean, and Block Island in the distance. The home has an open living, dining and kitchen with three bedrooms and two full baths.
September 28, 2020 | Charlestown
19 West End Road has sold for $1,675,000. The seller was represented by Susan Mitchell, Sales Associate and Ray Mott, Co-Owner/Broker: both of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty. The buyer was represented by Ruth Bellino of Lila Delman Real Estate.
This unique, quiet, and sublime piece of oceanfront property features an updated floor plan with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The ocean facing deck is perfect for entertaining, listening to, and watching the water.
Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty Announces Significant Sale in North Smithfield by The Blackstone Team
Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty is happy to announce the sale of 809 Pound Hill Road for $725,000. The Blackstone Team of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty represented the seller. Jacob Rochefort of Residential Properties, Ltd. represented the buyer.
According to data available from Rhode Island Statewide Multiple Listing Service, the sale of 809 Pound Hill Road is the highest sale in North Smithfield since March 2019.
The classic colonial home, c. 1779, has been meticulously maintained and improved upon to offer old world charm and refined modern living. Original features include Douglas fir floors and ornate woodworking, while enhancements include a Viking range in the kitchen and an outdoor fieldstone fireplace. On just over two and a half acres, this four-bedroom, three-bathroom home also features a lighted basketball court and a custom-built shed with a second-floor workshop.
“The sellers’ love of this property is evident throughout”, says Karen Wilder, Sales Associate. “As they move on to their next chapter, they leave a truly exceptional home to be enjoyed by the new owners.”
Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty is excited to introduce The Blackstone Team, a new class of real estate team bringing together the talents of agents Nelson Taylor and Robert Rutley. Formerly known as Taylor & Associates,The Blackstone Team includes Nelson Taylor, maintaining his role as Managing Partner; Robert Rutley, newly appointed Partner; Robin Lake, Client Coordinator; Benjamin Kean, Associate Agent; and introduces Karen Wilder and Ben Guglielmi as Associate Agents. “I am happy to join Nelson in the next evolution of Providence real estate,” Rutley says. “Our combined experience will elevate our high standard of hard work, integrity and honesty. While we are powerful agents in our own rights, this next level of collaboration will give us a greater ability to offer the best service and advice to our clients.”
The Blackstone Team is revolutionizing the team approach to real estate by continuing to expand its collaborative, familial-style business model, including coordination staff, personal marketing funds, support structure, profit sharing, and retirement packages. Additionally, the team is making strides to innovate within the industry by pledging a higher level of fiduciary responsibility; demanding a fair, honest and even marketplace amongst its colleagues; and lobbying for the end of the practice of Dual Facilitation.
“From this moment forward,” Taylor says, “we will not practice Dual Facilitation, the double-ending of real estate transactions.” Dual Facilitation, legal in Rhode Island, is the practice of a single agent assisting both the buyer and seller in a single transaction without representing either party and earning both sides of the commission. “We believe strongly that every client deserves full representation,” Rutley says. “The Blackstone Team will be working with local and national boards of REALTORS to end the practice in Rhode Island and beyond.”
The Blackstone Team will continue to elevate their relationship with the Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty brand. “We look forward to continuing to leverage the world class marketing and presence available to us and our clients,” Taylor says. Rutley adds, “We’ve worked hard to build lasting relationships with the agents within the Sotheby’s International Realty brand regionally, nationally and internationally. Not only are we partners in marketing our properties to more than just the local marketplace, but we know where buyers are coming from and we have relationships in markets around the world.”
“We have taken a pivotal step of turning the me into a we in order to better serve our clients, each other as agents and the communities in which we work,” Rutley says. About the name, Taylor explains, “Blackstone represents so much in the marketplaces in which we work. It’s the last name of one of our first settlers. It’s become a street, a boulevard, a neighborhood, a school, a historical society, a canal, a river and a valley—just to name a few. Synonymous with community in Rhode Island, Blackstone is a part of our local heritage.”
The Blackstone Team at Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty can be found online at www.the-blackstoneteam.com, by calling 401-214-1524, or in Providence at Waterplace, 100 Exchange Street.
City Year Providence deploys 60 highly skilled AmeriCorps members to serve in six schools, positively impacting nearly 5,000 students. Thousands of students in Providence are at risk for dropping out. The consequences are real: Students who drop out are eight times more likely to become incarcerated and three times more likely to be unemployed. When a student drops out of school it has a lasting effect on our communities.
Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty has been an active member in the City Year community for several years. In 2018, members of our team visited local Providence elementary schools and painted inspirational quotes on otherwise blank walls around campus. This year, we were invited to participate in the Gingerbread Kit Project.
Sponsored by Dave’s Marketplace, Ellie’s Bakery, Gracie’s, and Miriam Hospital, the Gingerbread Kit Project is designed to produce gingerbread-decorating kits that benefit families in need. All proceeds raised will be donated to families of Pleasant View Elementary School.
Sarah Huard, Sales Associate from our Providence office, has been an active member of City Year since graduating from college. She answered the call and asked for at least 6 volunteers to help. Within minutes, she had a full team of colleagues ready and willing to participate in the baking process.
“City Year is a vibrant part of our community and I try to do as much as possible to stay involved,” says Sarah Huard. “I was happy to join the Gingerbread Project, and delighted when so many of my colleagues and friends were just as enthusiastic and willing to engage.”
Huard, along with Carl Henschel, Doug Bell, Karen Wilder, Nelson Taylor, Ben Kean, and Robin Lake arrived at Ellie’s Bakery at 10AM on Monday morning. With the help of three Ellie’s employees and one City Year liaison, our team baked over 350 cookies in two hours.
Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty agents are passionate about giving back to the community. “The team genuinely wants to help and is proud of making our communities a better place to be”, adds Huard. “City Year’s motto is #MakeBetterHappen, and as I looked around the room, I saw a level of character and unadulterated happiness, and I couldn’t help but to think we were doing just that – making better happen.”
To purchase your Gingerbread Kit, please visit elliesprov.com/product/gingerbread-kit