Sotheby’s International Realty® Brand Exceeds Record $112 Billion in Global Sales Volume for 2018

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today reported that in 2018 its affiliated brokers and sales professionals achieved more than $112 billion USD in global sales volume, the highest annual sales volume performance in the history of the brand. Additionally, 27 affiliated companies surpassed $1 billion USD in sales volume in 2018.

“Experts predicted that 2018 would be a slow year for the global real estate market,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “Despite the forecast, our talented affiliated companies and their sales associates continued to perform at the top of their game to drive a year-over-year sales volume increase that is truly remarkable. We are going to keep the momentum going in 2019 and we will continue to empower the Sotheby’s International Realty network by offering innovative products, tools, and research to provide best-in-class service.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty brand website, sothebysrealty.com, saw another record year with more than 30 million visits, a 13 percent increase year-over-year, with 13 percent of traffic generated from new users. Top searches on sothebysrealty.com in the United States included New York, New York; Malibu, California; and Los Angeles, California. Outside of the United States, the top locations searched were London, United Kingdom; Paris, France; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Lake Como, Italy; and Sydney, Australia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distinctive Destinations

Distinctive Destinations | The Emerald City

 

This month, we partnered with Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) in Seattle, Washington for Distinctive Destinations, a series that highlights a selection of properties from our global affiliate partners in the Sotheby’s International Realty network. The team at RSIR shared a collection of luxurious properties from the Emerald City and its neighboring enclaves that build on the extraordinary.

 

Seattle, WA   |   Represented by Enrico Pozzo and Joyce Miner

A breathtaking floating home for living in the moment, designed with the precision of a Swiss watch. A stunning living room, dining room and gourmet kitchen unfold over 270-degree views over Seattle’s Lake Union. Revel in the perfect setting for contemplating, entertaining and celebrating. A waterline master suite stands as a retreat complete with a wooden Japanese Soaking Tub. Additional features include two bedrooms with a Jack-and-Jill bath, private gated entry, parking, storage and boat moorage to complete your floating home lifestyle.

 

Seattle, WA   |   Represented by Nancy Klinck

Wind up a private lane to lush privacy and seclusion on three-quarters of an acre in the heart of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Built as The Boulevard Inn in 1912, this historic property was transformed by famed architect Elizabeth Ayer in the 1930s. Stewarded for the past 38 years by a Rock ‘n Roll icon, the 7,000+ square foot mansion offers 4 bedrooms, 6 fireplaces, exquisite original wood floors, a grand ballroom, formal dining, an office, den stained glass and sun room. An amazing—and tranquil—piece of history amid the hustle and bustle of downtown Seattle.

 

Clyde Hill, WA   |   Represented by Robert De Clerk & Kelly Langston

The Delhi is a celebration of contemporary aesthetic and life’s little comforts. The attention to detail in every room creates the perfect space for daily living or grand entertaining. A chef’s kitchen is complete with high-end appliances and the beautiful accouterments continue outside to two outdoor living areas including a covered patio with heaters, a fireplace, television and backyard barbecue paradise. Built by award-winning JayMarc Homes, this residence is located in the coveted Clyde Hill community, where residents enjoy stellar views and a premier lifestyle just minutes from Seattle.

 

Seattle, WA   |   Represented by Scott Wasner

Step into luxury . . . offering a paradigm of sophistication for those seeking an urban refuge of great style and beauty. Gracious west-facing Four Seasons Private Residence with sweeping views of Puget Sound, iconic Mount Rainier and the Olympic Mountains. Exquisitely enhanced interiors were professionally sculpted to provide a seamless design with a contemporary flair. Two covered view terraces are complete with an outdoor barbecue. Located high above the pulse of downtown Seattle’s urban core and Pike Place Market.

 

Clyde Hill, WA   |   Represented by Becky Gray

Come for a visit and stay for a lifetime in this captivating Clyde Hill resort. This 19,750 square foot retreat presents the luxurious amenities of an exclusive resort in the comfort of a 5,480 square foot home. Large-scale entertaining is a breeze with expansive outdoor terraces. The main level adoringly displays the grounds through sets of French doors. The home also features an eat-in chef’s kitchen with an attached family room, a master suite with a spa-like bath, formal spaces and a club room.

Art & Home April 2017

Art & Home | April 2017

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Extraordinary Properties – Owning a Castle

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi’s Santa Barbara Villa

New Expression of Mexican Design

Best of Burgundy

Centuries of Style at Chatsworth

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An Extraordinary Year!

“During a year when the words “slowdown” and “slump” were used to describe the luxury housing market, 2016 turned out to be a banner year for Sotheby’s International Realty” – CNBC

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Sotheby’s International Realty® announced record global sales of $95 Billion for 2016 with the U.S. market place carrying most of that share with sales totally $85 Billion. 

 

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70 Countries | Territories

880 Offices

20,000 Sales Associates

Expansion in 2016 occurred in

Alabama

Michigan

Pennsylvania

California

Virginia

Hawaii and more!

International Connections. Local Insight.

Villa Collina

Villa Collina: Located at 5628 Lyons View Pike in Knoxville, Tennessee, this beautiful home will go to auction on October 26, 2016. This incredible home  has over 36,000 square feet of living space and rests on Tennessee River waterfront property.

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Incredible details throughout the home

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Eight Bedrooms

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Eleven Full and Five Half Baths

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Tri-Level Library

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Indoor and Outdoor Pools

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 Wine Cellar with Grotto and Cantina

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Villa Collina

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Art & Home October 2016

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Far and 
Away | Sotheby’s

Far and 
Away | Sotheby’s.

For some, getting away from it all means arriving at a destination where solitude is sacred. A private island. A tucked-away peninsula. A secluded rainforest. A place that’s under the radar and away from the crowds.

And yet finding that perfect cloistered patch of land is increasingly difficult, which is why such spots hold more than a measure of prestige. “Privacy and exclusivity are important attributes in luxury retreats,” says Joe Zahm of Turks and Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty.

Among the world’s rarest real estate trophies are private islands, where one can be chief of his own sandy territory. Some islands, particularly those in Asia and the South Pacific, are available only through long-term leases, while others can be purchased outright. Tropical islands tend to attract the most interest from would-be developers and wannabe castaways.

Turks and Caicos has developed a strong market for private islands, and Zahm predicts demand will rise in response to development on the main island of Providenciales. But hideaways do exist there: Turtle Tail Estate, a custom compound with panoramic water frontage, an infinity-edge pool and multiple outdoor lounge areas, has the perks and privileges of a secret sanctuary: it is set on a private 4.5-acre peninsula.

In Costa Rica, architect David Konwiser found his own oasis on a swath of greenery outside Manuel Antonio National Park. To reach it, one must fly from the capital of San José on a nineteen-seat turboprop and then travel by vehicle up a steep gravel road.

What started as a beach house morphed into Villa Punto de Vista, a ten-bedroom estate cantilevered over the rainforest. The site offers 180-degree views of the jungle and the bay, creating “almost a perfect reality,” Konwiser says. The only sounds are waves and the calls of toucans and howler monkeys.

No street clamour, no car horns, no crowd noise. “Silence,” says Zahm, “is the new luxury.”

New York-based writer Iyna Bort Caruso has contributed to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Newsday, among others.

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Global Ultra Wealthy Population Hold Nearly US$3 Trillion In Owner-Occupied Residential Real Estate Assets

The United States is the most popular country for foreign ultra-wealthy individuals looking to buy secondary residences, followed by the United Kingdom and Switzerland

Knoxville, TN (Feb. 6, 2015) – Alliance Sotheby’s International Realty in Knoxville, TN today announced that according to a new report by Wealth-X and the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand, nearly US$3 trillion of the world’s private wealth is held in owner-occupied residential properties, a value greater than the GDP of India.

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There are 211,275 ultra-high net worth (UHNW) individuals – defined as those with US$30 million and above in net assets – in the world and 79% of them own two or more residences.

Some of the main hubs for luxury residential real estate are New York City, London and Hong Kong, but niche locations – such as Lugano, the Hamptons outside New York City, and rural areas around the world – are gaining in popularity.

The Wealth-X and Sotheby’s International Realty Global Luxury Residential Real Estate Report forecasts that the ongoing shift in the wealth creation cycle from the West to the East, and the growing significance of intergenerational wealth transfers will have significant consequences on the luxury residential real estate market – with a noted emphasis on new developments and a change in investment grade cities.

Below are other key findings from the inaugural report: Continue reading

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Wins ‘Best in Category’ in Franchisee Satisfaction for Eighth Consecutive Year in Franchise Business Review Ranking

MADISON, N.J. (Feb. 2, 2015) – Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced it won Franchise Business Review’s Best in Category for Real Estate Franchisee Satisfaction award for the eighth year in a row. The Best in Category award measures franchisee satisfaction with their franchisors and is part of the 10th annual Franchisee Satisfaction Awards presented by Franchise Business Review. In addition to its real estate ranking, the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand also came in first in the overall top 50 and first among the Top 50 “Systems with 250 or more units,” which is a ranking of all franchise systems across all categories with more than 250 locations.

“We are so proud to not only receive this distinction for the eighth year in a row but to also move from third to first in the systems with 250 or more units ranking, and from fourth to first in the overall top 50 ranking,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “This award essentially is our report card from our network, and we are so pleased that they hold us in such high regard within the ranking system. We continually strive to improve our service to our franchisees and we are grateful for this honor.”

Franchise Business Review surveyed more than 28,000 franchisees from more than 350 leading systems for the annual Franchisee Satisfaction Awards. Franchises were evaluated in five areas: training and support, franchise system, franchisor/franchisee relations, financial opportunity and overall satisfaction. Additionally, demographic and lifestyle questions gave a 360-degree view of the franchise ownership experience. Franchise Business Review is a national franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction and franchise buyer experiences. For a complete list of this year’s award winners, go to www.FBR50.com.

“The Sotheby’s International Realty brand has been ranked number one in Real Estate for eight years running,” said Franchise Business Review president Michelle Rowan. “The brand’s continuous efforts to find ways to strengthen the brand and relationship with its franchise partners won it the honor of being ranked number one overall on our list of 200 brands with the strongest validation from their franchisees this year.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has over 16,400 sales associates located in approximately 730 offices in 56 countries and territories worldwide. Sotheby’s International Realty listings are marketed on the sothebysrealty.com global website. In addition to the referral opportunities and widened exposure generated from this source, the firm’s brokers and their clients will benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house and worldwide Sotheby’s International Realty marketing programs. Each office is independently owned and operated.

Alliance Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliate Brokers work with  Buyers and Sellers in Knoxville, Great Smoky Mountains, Chattanooga, Tri-Cities and surrounding areas assisting them with all types of residential properties from foreclosures to luxury homes.

About Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.

Founded in 1976 to provide independent brokerages with a powerful marketing and referral program for luxury listings, the Sotheby’s International Realty network was designed to connect the finest independent real estate companies to the most prestigious clientele in the world. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services.  In February 2004, Realogy entered into a long-term strategic alliance with Sotheby’s, the operator of the auction house.  The agreement provided for the licensing of the Sotheby’s International Realty name and the development of a full franchise system. Affiliations in the system are granted only to brokerages and individuals meeting strict qualifications. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC supports its affiliates with a host of operational, marketing, recruiting, educational and business development resources. Franchise affiliates also benefit from an association with the venerable Sotheby’s auction house, established in 1744. For more information, visit www.sothebysrealty.com.