Sunrise Properties was developed by four women with a combined 40 years of experience servicing rental properties in South County.
After working in bookkeeping and accounting, Kim Churas began her real estate career in 2003. Kim’s daughter, Kara Churas, joined shortly after. Heather Kelley joined the team in 2009 as an intern but soon became a permanent and valued part of the team. Together, they ran a very successful and respected rental department, specializing in vacation rentals, student rentals, and yearly rentals as well as advising buyers on investment potential. Laurie Lineham joined the trio in 2014 as administrator of the rental department. Laurie’s 40 years of experience working in property management was invaluable to the department. This team worked cohesively to grow the rental inventory and set the bar for rental standards in the area, continually researching and implementing ways to add value for renters and generate repeat business for owners.
Many renters returned year after year due to their detail-oriented business model and customer service experience.
Sunrise Properties was launched in March 2019 as a division of Experience Real Estate with Kathy Schmitt as the broker.
With the advent of Airbnb, VRBO, and Homeaway, it became clear that vacationers were looking for the ability to book online instantly. Rhode Island Renters increasingly expect concierge services as well as excellent customer service from area experts.
Sunrise Properties provides an elevated experience and blends leading industry standards with technology and superior customer service.
Sunrise Properties offers one-stop shopping for investors: Rhode Island rentals, sales and property management.
Since our launch this past spring, we have been humbled by our past clientele who have chosen to follow us and continue the level of service and knowledge we provide that is unrivaled in South County. Please continue to check back as we will be adding additional features monthly.