“Houseguest” is the new custom video series presented by the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand in an exclusive collaboration with the Wall Street Journal Custom Studios. This 4 episode series follows influential and inspirational people as they become a houseguest in a home represented by the Sotheby’s International Realty brand and meld their life with the unique lifestyle found with their extraordinary accommodations.
The Sotheby’s International Realty® brand is the first real estate partner to develop this type of custom content with the Wall Street Journal. Houseguest will be featured in Sotheby’s International Realty brand media units and social platforms.
Episode 1: Kevin Red Star
As one of the most acclaimed artists of our time, Kevin Red Star, is a Native American Painter of American Indian Culture. Born and raised on the Crow Indian Nation in Lodge Grass, Montana, Kevin Red Star finds inspiration in his family, heritage and abundance of visual experience to compose a signature style and palette.
In the first episode of Sotheby’s International Realty® | Houseguest, Kevin Red Star visits a stunning home in Weehawken, New Jersey with almost touchable views of the New York City skyline. Watch how Kevin Red Star is inspired by his new and very different surroundings to create his
MADISON, N.J. (JUNE 24, 2016) – Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand was the No. 1 real estate company represented in two of the six categories that comprise the 2016 REAL Trends/The Wall Street Journal “Top Thousand.” The annual report ranks America’s top 1,000 residential real estate agents and teams based on 2015 annual sales volume and transaction sides, and the top 50 agents and top 50 teams on average sales price—making it a ranking of the top 1,100 nationwide.
The Sotheby’s International Realty brand claimed 45 of the top 250 sales associates in the REAL Trends Individual Sales Volume category, more than any other real estate company. The brand also had the highest combined individual sales volume from sales associates in the same category. In addition, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand had the most individuals represented in the Individual Average Sales Price category, holding 17 of the top 50 spots (34%), including Brenda S. Powers and Elizabeth L. Sample in East Side Manhattan who tied for No.1 at $37.59 million. The brand also had the No. 1 Team on the Average Sales Price ranking; Drew Mandile and Brooke Knapp Team in Beverly Hills topped that list with an average sales price of $18.3 million. This further establishes the strength of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand as a leader in luxury real estate sales.
“We are thrilled to see that the Sotheby’s International Realty brand is continuing to build off the momentum of the 2015 record-year,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “Having the most sales associates represented in two categories of the REAL Trends/The Wall Street Journal rankings is a huge accomplishment and underscores how many of the top sales professionals are affiliated with the Sotheby’s International Realty brand. I am so proud of the companies and the sales associates represented on this list.”
The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 19,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in approximately 845 offices in 63 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 clients 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.
The complete Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals list can be found on REAL Trends’ website, www.realtrends.com.
AUGUSTA (June 22, 2016) — Maine Realtors report 1,672 single-family existing home sales during the month of May 2016—25.24 percent more than one year ago. The median sales price (MSP) reached $190,250, an increase of 2.84 percent. The MSP indicates that half of the homes were sold for more and half sold for less.
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) announced a 4.7 percent uptick in nationwide single-family existing home sales over the past 12 months. Prices also increased; the National MSP of $241,000 illustrates a 4.6 percent rise. Regionally, NAR reported an 11.6 percent increase in Northeastern US sales and a slight 0.10 percent dip in the regional MSP to $268,600.
Ed Gardner, 2016 President of the Maine Association of Realtors, says, “From conversations with REALTOR® leaders statewide, all areas of Maine are experiencing robust activity. Consumers with good credit are actively looking to purchase. Demand is very high and is likely fueled by continued low mortgage interest rates, Maine’s exceptional quality of life, and increasing rental costs due to the limited supply of rental units in some markets.”
Gardner, Broker/Owner of Ocean Gate Realty LLC, added, “Property ownership is an attractive investment over time to build net worth, especially for middle-income Maine families. Consult with your local REALTOR® to determine if the market is right for you to buy or sell, and to help you navigate your transactions.”
Below are two charts showing statistics for Maine and its 16 counties. The first chart lists statistics for the month of May only, statewide. The second chart compares the number of existing, single-family homes sold (units) and volume (MSP) during the rolling quarter of March, April and May of 2015 and 2016.
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AUGUSTA (May 20, 2016)—Double-digit gains in the sales of single-family homes continue across the state of Maine. Maine Realtors sold 1,285 homes in April 2016—an increase of 24.52 percent from last April. Steady prices were also recorded; the statewide median sales price of $180,000 reflects a 1.12 percent increase. The MSP indicates that half of the homes were sold for more and half sold for less.
The National Association of Realtors today reported that sales nationwide were 6.2 percent higher than one year ago. The median sales price for those homes reached $233,700 in April, up 6.2 percent from April 2015. Regionally, the northeastern United States experienced a 17.5% increase in home sales, while the regional median sales price was up 4.1 percent to $263,600.
In response to the April numbers, Ed Gardner, 2016 President of the Maine Association of Realtors, says, “Maine Realtors report active markets with multiple offer situations, the norm for appropriately priced and well-presented homes, in many areas of Maine. ‘ForSale’ inventory levels at all price points are low, and continued low mortgage rates are fueling action by qualified buyers.”
Gardner, Broker/Owner of Ocean Gate Realty LLC, added, “Buyers should not be discouraged by losing in a multiple offer situation, as homes are listed for-sale every day. Confer with your Realtor and charge them to be ready when the next ‘right’ home becomes available. This is a great time of year to purchase a primary or second home and take advantage of the benefits of homeownership.”
Below are two charts showing statistics for Maine and its 16 counties. The first chart lists statistics for the month of April only, statewide. The second chart compares the number of existing, single-family homes sold (units) and volume (MSP) during the rolling quarter of February, March and April of 2015 and 2016.
The Sotheby’s International Realty® brand is proud to announce our exclusive ownership of The New York Times Homepage Billboard! This incredible, 24-hour takeover has been running since midnight today, May 18th, and will continue until the end-of-day for all desktop visitors to the nytimes.com homepage.
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In case you missed last night’s airing on WGME, here’s the news segment featuring two of our amazing listings!
Two of our many gorgeous listings will be featured on WGME tonight on the 5:30 news with Adrienne Stein. Here’s a sneak peak from yesterday’s taping!
If you miss the 5:30 airing, tune into Fox 23 at 10pm!