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Seizing the Opportunity: Rhode Island’s single family home market – Emilio DiSpirito

Dear Rhode Island Homeowners,

I’m Emilio DiSpirito, your trusted Realtor, and License Partner of Engel & Völkers East Greenwich and Engel & Völkers Barrington East Bay. Today, I’m here to talk to you about a significant shift in Rhode Island’s real estate landscape, and why, if you’re a homeowner, this could be your golden opportunity.

Over the past two weeks, we’ve seen a remarkable development in the Rhode Island single family home market. Inventory has risen by approximately 29%, coinciding with a notable hike in interest rates to 8%. While on the surface, this might seem like a market shake-up, I’d like to make a compelling argument that it’s a golden moment for homeowners who are contemplating their next move.

First, let’s address the elephant in the room – prices. It’s no secret that prices are currently the highest they’ve ever been. But this doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a bad thing. For homeowners like you who have been diligently investing in your properties, it’s a testament to the value you’ve built. And here’s where it gets interesting.

While prices have reached unprecedented heights, the inventory, though rising, remains grossly low. This is where the opportunity lies. You, the homeowners, are in the driver’s seat. Why? Because you have a choice, and choices are powerful.

If you’ve been thinking about cashing out on the equity you’ve built in your Rhode Island home, there’s never been a better time. Your home has gained value, and with the current shortage of homes on the market, there are fewer sellers to compete with. Your property is in high demand, and you have the upper hand in negotiations.

But it doesn’t stop there. What makes this moment even more extraordinary is the fact that you can choose to take your equity and explore other markets, not just in Rhode Island or the United States, but around the world. Imagine trading your Rhode Island home for a more affordable property in a different state or even another country. Your options are virtually limitless, and we can connect you with our global network at Engel & Völkers to make this dream a reality.

For those looking to move to a different state, the lower price tags in many markets can be an attractive proposition. You’ll find properties that offer similar or even better features at a fraction of the cost. Plus, you’ll be dealing with a market where buyers are not facing the same fierce competition they once were.

In summary, homeowners, the real estate market is sending you a clear signal. It’s time to capitalize on the equity you’ve built and make a move that could redefine your lifestyle. With prices at an all-time high, a lack of inventory, and the ability to explore new markets worldwide, you’re in a unique position to shape your future.

Don’t miss this opportunity – reach out to me, Emilio DiSpirito, at Engel & Völkers, and let’s discuss how we can turn this market shift into your advantage. The world is your oyster, and your Rhode Island home is the key to unlocking new horizons.


Emilio DiSpirito, Realtor and License Partner, Engel & Völkers East Greenwich and Engel & Völkers Barrington East Bay, 401-359-2338 

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Emilio DiSpirito

If you would have asked me what I wanted to be growing up, little Emilio would have told you “an archeologist” or “an architect” despite the fact that at age 8 I had my first lemonade stand, landscaping business and was recording my first “news show” on my boombox!  Well, I never was much good at trigonometry and did could not see myself traveling for months and possibly years at a time, so becoming an architect or archaeologist clearly did not happen!

Fast forward 26 years later and I’m running a team of the finest residential real estate professionals, own a media company and host my very own radio news show about real estate!

For 7 years straight it seemed that I had put in more hours than the day had to give on my real estate business. 7 days a week, 14 to 16 hour days, without a break! Why? My friends and family did not understand the sheer magnitude of moving parts and services we offer to our clients during a transaction! One slip up or one missed call could mean make or break for someone’s dream home or even a lost deposit!

Running a team of like-minded, highly qualified and capable professionals has allowed me to offer a very streamlined, simplified and efficient approach to the sales process for our clients and allowed me to earn personal time again with my family while not missing a beat for my clients!

When I’m not working, I’m with family and friends, riding my mountain bike, eating at local restaurants, enjoying live entertainment, hiking, skiing or reading!