In 1979, Phil Tirrell decided to sell houses for the summer as a realtor. Thirty-eight years later, Phil owns and operates a Weichert Realty franchise in Riverside, RI: Tirrell Realty.
Tirrell Realty has operated as an independently owned Weichert Franchise for the past 7 years. As a team of 26 realtors, Tirrell Realty serves real estate markets in East Providence, Barrington, Seekonk, and surrounding communities. After Bank of America left its 431 Willett Avenue location across from CVS, the building quickly became a Riverside eyesore. Four years ago Tirrell Realty remodeled the site, creating an inviting environment – complete with it’s own cafe to offer hospitality to anyone stopping in to inquire about buying or selling or just curious about the real estate process.
Phil chose to operate as a Weichert franchise so his customers could take advantage of Weichert’s state of the art tools for buyers and sellers. The Weichert app allows buyers to search available listings and connects the user with an agent in Riverside with a touch of a button. Weichert also has an excellent training program so each agent has access to the tools for success.
The Tirrell Team is coming off a great 2016 where they increased business by 22% with 141 transactions. This is following 19% growth in 2015. Phil noted that the market momentum could be the result of the spike in first time home buying transactions that had slowed during the years of the Great Recession.
Phil was born in East Providence and raised his three sons here. He continues to be an active member in the community. For 3 years, Phil was Chairman of the East Providence Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on its board of directors. Many Tirrell Team members reside in the neighborhoods in which they broker. Lifelong experience in local neighborhoods, knowledge of real estate investments, and personal ties to the East Providence community have earned Tirrell Realty the trust of many repeat buyers and sellers.
If you are interested in finding out the value of your home or if you are a first time home buyer looking to take advantage of historically low interest rates this spring visit Tirrell Realty’s website, call 401-437-2030, or stop by and ask to see the vault where I rented my first safety deposit box!