ROBERT RUTLEY OF THE BLACKSTONE TEAM AT MOTT & CHACE SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY INCLUDED ON EXCLUSIVE LIST OF LGBTQ+ AND ALLIED REAL ESTATE SALES PROFESSIONALS
The LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance today unveiled its second-annual LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance Top Producers list which honors 236 individual member agents and teams, an increase of 20% over the last year’s inaugural list. RealTrends created the report in concert with The Alliance as the real estate industry’s only recognition of top producing LGBTQ+ and ally agents.
Robert Rutley, of The Blackstone Team, with Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International in Providence, RI, was named to the list having produced 170 transaction sides and $82.3 in sales volume in 2021. The team ranked sixth in transaction sides in sales volume.
“The LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance continues to grow in size and stature, and we are led by incredible members like Robert,” said Ryan Weyandt, CEO of the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance. “There is no denying how important our members are to LGBTQ+ buyers and sellers especially at a time when rhetoric and actions against the LGBTQ+ community are on the rise, and governing officials across the country are introducing hundreds of state and local bills and laws to restrict our freedoms. So, it’s only natural for LGBTQ+ folks want to turn to people like The Blackstone Team who understand their needs, challenges, and goals during the homebuying and selling process.”
The LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance launched in October 2020 and has grown to more than 2,600 members and dozens of chapters across the North America. It was recently named the Innovator of the Year in the MLS, Association, or Industry Organization category by Inman News.
Robert Rutley, Real Estate Professional, Global Advisor, and Partner at The Blackstone Team
As a Realtor® licensed in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Robert’s goal is to make your home sale or purchase simple, seamless, and complete by utilizing a full network of high-quality, real estate savvy resources. His team-based concierge approach, with your interests at the center, prepare you for better and quicker negotiations, proven strategy and improved outcomes.
As a founding partner of [THE BLACKSTONE TEAM] at Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty, he leverages the power of collaboration by working with other top tier professionals that, year after year, outperform other teams in Providence including the East Side. [THE BLACKSTONE TEAM] is one of the highest performing teams in the state of Rhode Island, winning multiple industry awards, notably Platinum Plus status from the Greater Providence Board of Realtors for 2015-2020. Last year, Robert and his team helped over 100 buyers and sellers, surpassing $45,000,000 in sales totals.
Robert is your Relocation Specialist. If you’re moving to the Providence Area, let him give you a city tour through key neighborhoods. If you’re relocating from Providence to another city, he has an extensive personal network of well-vetted real estate professionals in many metro areas and countries.
Featured in the Providence Journal, the New York Times, Providence Business Journaland Realtor.com, Robert Rutley is the only Providence real estate professional that has earned the CLHMS designation from the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing. Robert also holds designations for ABR, SRS, MRP, and is a certified Luxury Estates Advisor.
Robert lives in a splendidly restored historic home in Providence, Rhode Island, with his husband Antonio and rescue pup Pepper-Monkey. He believes that his extensive community involvement is key to understanding the many facets of the city, its drivers and initiatives, needs, and market. He currently sits on committees and boards at The Washington Park Association, CityWalk, FireBall at WaterFire, and the Roger Williams Park Conservancy. Robert is a member of The Hope Club and he also supports initiatives with The Providence Preservation Society, Rhode Island Historical Society, Recycle-a-Bike, and is the past managing director of the Ocean State Pride Volleyball League.
Robert brings proven marketing strategy and negotiation skills honed from a 20-year career at a Fortune 500 company. Robert has a BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and a BS in Information Technology from Capella University, in Minneapolis.
Robert has been recognized with Rhode Island Monthly’s Award for Professional Excellence in 2018, 2019, and 2020, with the Providence Journals nomination as Rhode Island’s Best Real Estate Agent in 2019, and The National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) Top LGBT+ Agent top 120 agents in the nation in 2018-2020.
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!
Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty Sells Most Expensive Non-Waterfront Property in Bristol in Over 10 Years
Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce the sale of 10 Courageous Circle for $2,750,000. The seller was represented by Robert Rutley, Partner of The Blackstone Team with Kylie McCollough, Sales Associate: both of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty. Tery Pedro-Matrone of William Raveis Chapman Enstone represented the buyer.
According to data available from Rhode Island Statewide Multiple Listing Service, the sale of 10 Courageous Circle is the second highest sale in Bristol this year. The custom-built classic shingle style home is also the most expensive non-waterfront Bristol home to sell in over ten years. Agents of the firm have represented clients in three of the top sales over $1M Bristol in 2021.
By leveraging a brand with heritage and sophistication, Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty offers the one true, worldwide luxury real estate network. It is the power of local expertise paired with the unparalleled reach that has made the young firm successful.
“It has been an honor to represent ‘Osprey Point’ at 10 Courageous Circle on Bristol’s coveted Poppasquash Point. This custom crafted, multilevel and multigenerational home is truly an exceptional prize for its new owners,” states Robert Rutley. “The Blackstone Team and I continue to provide best in class strategy, marketing, and results in Rhode Island’s statewide marketplace. It was our absolute pleasure to partner with Kylie McCollough and harness her unique perspective to the successful sale of this one-of-a-kind home.”
Where the sun rises in Bristol Harbor and sets over Narragansett Bay, “Osprey Point” embraces the spectacular views of well-curated grounds and gardens. Aquatic birds enjoy the garden pond and osprey return each year to soar overhead. The swimming pool with cabana and outdoor shower complete the coastal lifestyle of this unmatched location.
“We are thrilled to achieve a record setting price for our clients with the sale of 10 Courageous Circle. Set on over 2.5 acres, with a koi pond, English gardens and nesting Osprey, it is just an exceptional estate,” adds Kylie McCollough. “We pulled out all the stops to ensure maximum exposure for this home, including creating two lifestyle films so that buyers across the globe could virtually experience “Osprey Point”. Working with Robert Rutley of The Blackstone Team was a dream. He is creative, professional and has an exceptional knowledge of the market. I look forward to partnering again on another project very soon.”
This information is based in whole or in part on data supplied by the State-Wide Multiple Listing Service. The MLS does not guarantee and is not in any way responsible for its accuracy. These properties may have been sold by other real estate companies. Data maintained by the MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market. Data is based on information from Rhode Island Statewide Multiple Listing Service for the period of 1/1/2021 through 6/14/2021.
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 sale of the Henry Mumford House. Both units of the home at 13 Cushing Street sold this week. Unit 1 has sold for $1,250,000 and Tyler Bernadyn of Remax Professionals of Newport represented the buyer. Unit 2 has sold for $975,000 and Rebecca Mayer of Residential Properties, Ltd. represented the buyer. The seller of both units was represented by The Blackstone Team of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty.
According to data available from Rhode Island Statewide Multiple Listing Service, the sale of 13 Cushing Street, Unit 1 is the highest condominium sale on the East Side of Providence since January of 2004 and the second highest recorded East Side condominium sale in MLS history. The sale of 13 Cushing Street, Unit 2 is the third highest condominium sale on the East Side of Providence this year and the twelfth highest recorded East Side condominium sale in MLS history.
The Henry Mumford House, a high style c.1847 Italianate located on the East Side of Providence’s sophisticated College Hill is comprised of two remodeled units featuring luxurious finishes, modern updates and opulent historic touches.
With over 4,300 square feet, Unit 1 boasts three bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, high ceilings, original woodwork, a wine cellar, a masterfully designed cook’s kitchen, a heated two car garage, and private outdoor space round out this cultivated luxury experience.
Unit 2 is a two-story townhouse with 3,300 square feet of living space and three bedroom suites, a personal elevator accesses all floors, and a vaulted living room with 20-foot ceilings. The designated outdoor space includes a 300 square foot historic outbuilding, perfect for studio, office or homeschooling classroom.
“The Henry Mumford house is an exceptional condo offering that combines the elegance and style of historic Providence with smart home technology and best modern amenities available,” Robert Rutley says about the home. “It has been our pleasure to partner with the buyers’ agents and we wish all the new owners many years of happiness in this home that is like no other.”
This information is based in whole or in part on data supplied by the State-Wide Multiple Listing Service. The MLS does not guarantee and is not in any way responsible for its accuracy. These properties may have been sold by other real estate companies. Data maintained by the MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market. Data is based on information from Rhode Island Statewide Multiple Listing Service for the period of 01/01/2008 through 11/23/2020.
The National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) has unveiled the third annual Top LBGT+ Agent List, the real estate industry’s only recognition of top producing LGBT and allied agents and teams. The NAGLREP Top LGBT+ Agent List recognizes 124 organization members this year – nearly doubling last year’s honoree total.
Robert Rutley, of The Blackstone Team with Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty, was named to the list having produced 86.5 transaction sides and $31.8M in total volume. This is Robert’s third consecutive year on the list.
“As a strong advocate of the LGBTQ+ community, Realogy is truly honored to recognize the tremendous achievements of our top LGBTQ+ agents,” says John Peyton, President and Chief Executive Officer of Realogy Franchise Group. “We applaud and celebrate every agent recognized on the NAGLREP Top LGBT+ Agent List.”
“NAGLREP is playing an important role in showcasing the success of LGBT and allied agents across the United States.” said Jeff Berger, founder of NAGLREP. “At its core, the real estate industry is about curating relationships and providing impeccable service; the professionals on this list excel at making those connections and delivering on that promise.”
All sales professionals and teams ranked in the NAGLREP Top LGBT+ Agent List appeared on the 2019 REAL Trends + Tom Ferry America’s Best Real Estate Professionals ratings. REAL Trends qualified all NAGLREP members who met 2018 individual agent production minimums of 50 sides or $20 million in sales volume. Teams, whose lead is a NAGLREP member, were recognized with at least 75 sides or $30 million in sales volume last year.
“REAL Trends is proud to recognize this preeminent group of top-producing agents and teams who are members of NAGLREP and qualified to be on the REAL Trends + Tom Ferry America’s Best Real Estate Professionals,” says Steve Murray, president of REAL Trends. “This esteemed group is in the top 1.5 percent of all 1.4 million Realtors® in the United States for the calendar year 2019 sales results. The residential real estate industry is one of the most intensely competitive businesses in the country. To be included in this list recognizes just how professional and productive these real estate agents are.”
NAGLREP, now in its 13th year, has grown dramatically with more than 2,800 members and 37 chapters around the nation and is noted as one of the largest LGBT+ trade groups in the U.S.
“Doubling the number of agents and teams on the Top LGBT+ Agent List is another example of the positive momentum the LGBT community has seen this year in the real estate industry,” said NAGLREP Founder Jeff Berger. “The industry continues to lead against anti-discrimination in housing including the outpouring of public support for the Equality Act, which passed in the House. And, while advocacy is a core mission of NAGLREP, we are also a business organization.
Click here for full details about the NAGLREP Top LGBT+ Agent List.
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.
Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty Announces Significant Providence Sales by Taylor & Associates
Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce several significant Providence sales by Taylor & Associates. Most recently, team members of Taylor & Associates closed 44-46 Huxley Avenue for $425,000. According to data available from Rhode Island Statewide Multiple Listing Service, this is the highest recorded three-family sale in Elmhurst. Robert Rutley, Sales Associate, represented the sellers while the buyers were represented by Benjamin Kean, Sales Associate: both of Taylor & Associates, Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty.
Taylor & Associates have been instrumental in the Elmhurst neighborhood. According to data available from Rhode Island Statewide Multiple Listing Service, 10 Rosebank Drive was recorded as the highest single-family sale in 2019 and 2 Rosebank Drive was the highest single-family sale in 2018. Agents of the Taylor & Associates team represented three of the four sides of the transactions. Additionally, the team represented the buyers of 32-34 Nelson Street, the highest recorded two-family sale of the last 20 months.
“We are proud of our continued success leading us to represent the highest Elmhurst neighborhood sales,” says Robert Rutley. “Our exceptional customer service and affinity for all things Providence make us the perfect choice for buying and selling in the capital city. We are grateful all our clients who have trusted us and allowed us to put our passion for real estate to work each day.”
Robert Rutley Included on the Real Estate Industry’s Only Recognition of LGBT and Allied Sales Professionals
The National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) today unveiled the real estate industry’s only recognition of top producing LGBT and allied agents and teams. The NAGLREP Top LGBT+ Agent List recognizes 120 organization members.
Robert Rutley, of Taylor & Associates with Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty, was named to the list having produced 88 transaction sides and $32,000,000 in 2018. It was Taylor and Associates second straight year on the list.
“We are thrilled to honor Robert and these incredible real estate professionals,” said Jeff Berger, Founder of NAGLREP. “We nearly doubled the number of agents and teams on the Top LGBT+ Agent List which is another example of the positive momentum the LGBT community has seen this year in the real estate industry. People
like Robert play such an important role in helping so many enjoy the benefits of homeownership.”
Berger pointed out that NAGLREP.com receives more than 75,000 unique visitors a month, mostly consisting of LGBT home buyers and sellers, and Robert Rutley will have a NAGLREP Top LGBT+ Team icon added to his profile page on the site to assist in marketing efforts.
NAGLREP, now in its 12th year, has 37 chapters around the nation and has grown to more than 2,500 members as one of the largest LGBT trade groups in the U.S.
“NAGLREP is playing an important role in showcasing the success of LGBT and allied agents across the United States.” said Kevin Thompson, Chief Marketing Officer of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “We are proud to sponsor the LGBT+ Agent List for the second year in a row because we support the commitment and
dedication of these individuals who make real estate more inclusive every day. At its core, the real estate industry is about curating relationships and providing impeccable service; the professionals on this list excel at making those connections and delivering on that promise.”
All sales professionals and teams ranked in the NAGLREP Top LGBT+ Agent List appeared on the 2019 REAL Trends + Tom Ferry America’s Best Real Estate Professionals ratings and are ranked in the top 1 1/2 percent of the more than 1.4 million Realtors® nationwide.
REAL Trends + Tom Ferry America’s Best Real Estate Professionals honors America’s finest real estate agents and their companies and is compiled and analyzed by REAL Trends.
The rankings are compiled based on surveys from virtually every national branded network, many state and local associations of Realtors®, multiple listing services, all applicants from past years’ rankings, and the 900 largest brokerage firms in the United States. Verification from an independent source is required for all submissions. Also. REAL Trends senior staff reviews every submission for completeness and accuracy.
Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty Hosts Two-Day Intensive Luxury Real Estate Training with Jack Cotton
Participants from Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts and other states recently joined Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty agents in Rhode Island for the Selling Luxury Homes Two-Day Intensive taught by Jack Cotton, real estate agent and Amazon bestselling author. Limited to 50 attendees, agents attended live lectures, workshops and exercises to fine-tune their ability to provide the highest level of service to their luxury real estate clients. Topics included:
- The Five Areas of Expertise every agent needs to master in order to provide the highest level of service to clients.
- Luxury Real Estate Pricing Strategies to help their luxury clients understand the value of properties that are beyond comparison.
- Three Luxury Real Estate Negotiation Strategies that help agents guide their clients to the best luxury real estate transaction outcomes.
- 21st Century Luxury Real Estate Marketing Strategies that agents can use to maximize exposure of their luxury listings.
- Demonstrating vs. Showing luxury real estate to fully engage potential buyers.
“Earlier this Spring Jack Cotton spoke at a company meeting for our firm and the response was overwhelmingly positive. We knew we had to bring him back for the Two- Day Intensive Training with the help of our local sponsors Mortgage Network and Lathrop Insurance,” said Ray Mott, Broker/Owner of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty.
“It was a pleasure to meet so many agents from around the country and to show them the booming real estate market. We even had the opportunity to showcase one of Rhode Island’s gems, the Providence Art Club, with a private party. We look forward to networking with them in the future to elevate the service we can provide our clients,” stated Judy Chace, Broker/Owner of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty.