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1 Step One - Moving to Rhode Island or SE Massachusetts

Whatever brings you to Rhode Island – a new career, a return home or just the adventure of experiencing someplace new, all of us at Residential Properties extend to you and your family a warm welcome. We recognize that moving to a new state means starting over which can be exciting, yet stressful and sometimes overwhelming. That’s where we come in. Our award-winning relocation department is here to assist you at each step of the process – before, during and after your move. Make one call and we will provide you with a FREE, individualized plan for a seamless and stress-free transition to your new location. And equally important, we’re here to help with the little details as well. Whether it’s finding a mover, a new health club or an appliance repairman, we have the connections and resources to assist you.

Our services for individuals and families include:

  • Pre-move counseling
  • Community information
  • Area tours
  • Rental assistance
  • Home finding assistance
  • Home sale
  • International Settling in Services
  • Free estimates for household goods
  • Mortgage assistance
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2 Step Two - Leaving Rhode Island or SE Massachusetts

Selling your current home

At Residential Properties, we are proud to be the local expert, but our reach is global. Our partnerships with Luxury Portfolio International, Mayfair International and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World allow us to showcase your home locally, nationally and all around the world.

Work with one of our experienced listing agents who will create a specific marketing campaign for your property that targets buyers through key local, regional, national and interactive media.

From Coast to Coast and around the world, we’ve got you covered.

When buying or selling property outside of our local market, our world-class connections can help with real estate needs throughout our continent and to points around the globe. As an affiliate of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World,® we partner with the highest caliber of real estate professionals in over 70 countries and across six continents.

Let us introduce you to a carefully selected sales associate that will provide you with extraordinary service — anywhere your real estate needs take you. Our global network is comprised of the very best real estate companies and the most talented professionals in the world.

Call us today at 800-886-1775


3 Step Three - Services

Relocating to or from a new area involves much more than just selling or purchasing a home. Selecting a community, moving your household goods, finding a local lender, are just a few of the many things to consider. Our goal is to help you streamline the process with the services below:

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4 Step Four- US Military on the Move

Attention Military Personnel! We will give you cash back when you buy or sell a home with one of our Certified US Military on the Move specialists! Military on the Move is a real estate rebate program which gives cash back to anyone who has served in the US Armed Forces. Residential Properties has expanded eligibility to include immediate family members (spouses and children). You protect our homes — let us help you when you are ready to buy or sell yours.

Register today to work with one of our Certified US Military on the Move certified specialists. SHOW MORE


1 Step One - Who We Are

Since 1989, Residential Properties’ award-winning Corporate and Relocation Services Division has been successfully assisting corporations, large and small, with their employee’s relocation needs. You’ll be served by non-selling, expert relocation professionals with real-world business experience and corporate knowledge. Whether transferring one or one hundred employees, we have the service capabilities to provide comprehensive turnkey assistance on a local, national and international basis. Our services include:

  • Home Purchase Assistance
  • Community Tours
  • School Information
  • Rental Assistance
  • Temporary Housing
  • Mortgage Assistance
  • Home Sale Assistance
  • Expense Management
  • International Settling In Services
  • Household Goods Management
  • Lump Sun Management
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2 Step Two - Pre-Decision

You’ve found the best candidate. Now let us provide your candidate with the information needed to make an informed decision.

  • Area tours during the interview process – our certified relocation specialists excel in showing Rhode Island as a quality place to work and live
  • Community Information – Our "Moving to Rhode Island/Massachusetts" relocation package provides valuable information on communities, schools, taxes, cost of living, housing stats and more
  • Pre-decision counseling – Our senior counselors are available to answer questions and research issues for your candidates

3 Step Three - The Move

When your candidate says “YES!” to your offer, let them concentrate on their new job – we’ll concentrate on their new life. We’ll assist with:

  • Temporary Housing Search
  • Home Purchase Assistance
  • Rental Assistance
  • Lump Sum Management
  • Household Goods Estimates
  • Home Sale Assistance at Departure
  • Mortgage Assistance
  • After the Move Resources
  • International Settling In Services

Let us be your one point of contact and serve as an extension to your human resources department. Better relocations with less internal effort. Contact our Relocation Director, Elizabeth Messier to learn more. 800-886-1775


Elizabeth R Messier, CRP

Vice President
Corporate and Relocation Services
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Under Liz’s tenure as VP of Corporate and Relocation Services, Residential Properties has been awarded the Crown of Excellence and her team has earned Leading Real Estate Companies of the World’s most prestigious designation – RQC – Relo Quality Certification. Liz has managed her team of relocation consultants ongoing for the past 18 years and personally has been the recipient of many awards for her expertise and dedication to the relocation industry. She is a frequently requested speaker at regional and national relocation seminars and is a member of ERC and the Relocation Directors Council. She serves on the board of managers for the New England Relocation Association and has served two terms on the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World’s Relocation Advisory Council. A Rhode Island resident since 1978, Liz is a licensed realtor in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Christine Haner, GRP

Senior Relocation Consultant
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Bringing 30 years of customer service and relocation experience, Christine manages assignments with corporate relocation teams, relocation companies and agents, serving as the liaison between all parties to ensure seamless communication and outstanding results.  Christine strives to provide stress-free transfers for the relocating individuals and their company representatives.  Christine has earned her CRP designation (Certified Relocation Professional) and GRP designation (Global Relocation Professional), is a member of the Northern RI Chamber of Commerce and is a licensed, non-selling Realtor in Rhode Island.

Fran Foster, GRP

Relocation Specialist
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Fran's professional background as a realtor and marketing director has given her a great understanding of the importance of customer service - and it's her #1 priority. Fran is a Certified Relocation Specialist and has earned the Global Relocation Professional designation. She also oversees Residential Properties' US Military on the Move program. As a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, she can help with your relocation needs, not only in Rhode Island, but nationally and internationally as well.


We're Local We're Global

Residential Properties is proud to have been invited to join the largest and most successful real estate and relocation network in the world, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. Leading Real Estate Companies of the World is a network of independent real estate brokerages spanning 70 countries, including more than 130,000 real estate professionals who collectively sell more property than any of the large national brands. Membership allows us to serve our customers both locally and globally. Our global exposure is enhanced by our participation in Luxury Portfolio International.

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RELO Quality Certification

There’s a new standard for excellence in relocation and we’re the only company in Rhode Island to have it! We are proud to have cleared the bar and to be recognized among the “best of the best” by our peers. We are committed to delivering unparalleled relocation service to each client.



So that we can better assist you…

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  • Selling my current home
  • Renting a home or apartment
  • Buying a home with a relocation agent
  • Exploring communities with a relocation agent
  • Short term rental solutions
  • Getting pre-approved with a local lender
  • Free estimates for moving my household goods
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