Gustave White Sotheby's International Realty Announces Top Real Estate Agents for 2009

Posted by Lisa Babbitt — January 22, 2010

NEWPORT, RI / January 15, 2010—Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty based in Newport, Rhode Island, is pleased to announce our top producing agents for 2009.


Michelle Kirby ~ 401.848.6714 /

Michelle Kirby has been Gustave White’s top sales associate for eight of the last ten years. Specializing in the high-end luxury and waterfront market with an average sale price of over 1 million, Michelle possesses a thorough knowledge of value, pricing, and marketing of properties in the Newport County area. Her dynamic personality and professional enthusiasm are key assets in helping her clients in achieving their real estate goals. She is also a life-long competitive sailor and a fledgling golfer.


Mary Ann Lisi ~ 401.596.8081 /

Licensed since 1998, Mary Ann Lisi brings to the real estate field a background in interior design, merchandising, and the restoration of old homes. One of the first “green” realtors in Rhode Island, Mary Ann is particularly effective at working with clients in any price range and at envisioning the potential of a property. She has put her love of design and restoration to work for Habitat for Humanity, where she is a member of the women’s crew of South County. An avid runner in any weather, Mary Ann has completed 9 marathons and hopes to make it to ten. Her commitment and zeal have led to assisting her clients with properties from the East Side to Westerly, RI.

“The world of residential real estate can be highly competitive, and we are pleased to recognize the hard work of Michelle and Mary Ann within our brokerage. In addition to being identified as top producers, they contributed to Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty’s high standing in overall transactions, commissions, and office volume for 2009," said Paul Leys, broker/co-owner of the firm. Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty was the top Newport County–based agency for 2009.

About Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty

Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty is a full-service agency specializing in luxury real estate and serving all of Rhode Island as well as southeast Connecticut and coastal Massachusetts. Gustave White has been in business for over 78 years as a leader in the luxury market, is the sole Sotheby’s affiliate for Rhode Island, and the Rhode Island Regent member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate. Paul A. Leys, Co-owner of Gustave White Sotheby’s Int’l Realty, may be reached at 401-848-6706 or at for more information.

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