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Sotheby’s International Realty Opens First Office in Oman

 

 

PORTLAND, ME (March 31, 2021) Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, Maine’s leading luxury property company, with offices in PortlandKennebunkBrunswickDamariscotta, and Camden, announced expanding presence in the Middle East with the opening of Oman Sotheby’s International Realty. The addition of Oman Sotheby’s International Realty signifies Sotheby’s International Realty’s continued growth and its third affiliated company in the region.

Oman Sotheby’s International Realty is owned by Alfardan Group and is led by Faisal Al Shanfari, country manager, who brings 20 years of experience to the company.

“Oman is widely considered to be a welcoming place to live and work, with a large expat community,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty. “The Omani government recently implemented the 99-year lease and free hold zones, further providing expats with the confidence to invest and buy property in Oman. We also know from our 2021 Luxury Outlook report that countries, with scenic landscapes and waterfront views are generating tremendous interest, and Oman offers both. We look forward to working with Faisal and the entire Oman Sotheby’s International Realty team to grow their business in the country.”

“The market in Oman is improving and moving faster than ever,” said Faisal Al Shanfari “Our mission is to deliver the highest quality of service to our clients. Aligning our company with Sotheby’s International Realty not only builds on that commitment, but it also provides our agents with a global resource for marketing extraordinary properties in prime locations and key areas in Oman, and the brand’s vast network enables us to serve our Omani clients seeking luxury and resort properties around the world.”

Oman Sotheby’s International Realty is headquartered in Muscat, Oman and will serve the surrounding areas.

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty can be reached at 207-780-8900 and info@legacysir.comLegacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, with offices in PortlandKennebunkBrunswickDamariscotta, and Camden, is Maine’s leading luxury and lifestyle property company with more than 80 agents and 5 offices serving Maine coastal communities from York County to Hancock County as well as Seacoast New Hampshire.

Sotheby’s International Realty Expands its Presence in Cleveland, Ohio

PORTLAND, MAINE (Feb. 3, 2021) Sotheby’s International Realty today announced that it is expanding its presence in Ohio with the opening of Elite Sotheby’s International Realty. The addition marks the brand’s continued growth in the state and its third affiliated company in Ohio.

Elite Sotheby’s International Realty is owned by Ken Schmidt and Mike Schmidt and will be led by Managing Broker Joanne Zettl who together bring more than a century of combined real estate experience to the company. Elite Sotheby’s International Realty is located in the city of Pepper Pike and will serve the residential and luxury real estate markets in the Greater Cleveland area.

“The North Coast of Lake Erie has a long history of luxury neighborhoods and grand properties,” said Philip White, president and CEO of Sotheby’s International Realty. “Luxury real estate represents the top 10% of the market and the area is seeing increased interest from local buyers migrating back to Ohio from other Midwest cities and east metropolitan markets. Our affiliation with Elite Sotheby’s International Realty marks the brand’s expanding presence in the region and we are pleased to welcome them to our network.” “The Greater Cleveland area is home to a number of attractions including the second largest performing arts center in the country and the Lake Erie shoreline,” said Mike Schmidt. “We are seeing increased interest in our market from buyers looking to capitalize on space while still having access to arts and culture. Our affiliation with Sotheby’s International Realty enables us to reach a broader international audience and further enhances our existing marketing efforts thanks to the brand’s innovative virtual reality tools and marketing platforms.”

Elite Sotheby’s International Realty has one office in the area with plans for continued growth. The company is actively involved in the local community, previously supporting the Cleveland Clinic Children’s hospital and various community efforts.

The Sotheby’s International Realty® network currently has more than 23,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in approximately 1,000 offices in 72 countries and territories worldwide. Elite 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 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.

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty can be reached at 207-780-8900 and info@legacysir.com. Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, with offices in Portland, Kennebunk, Brunswick, Damariscotta, and Camden, is Maine’s leading luxury and lifestyle property company with more than 90 agents and 5 offices serving Maine coastal communities from York County to Hancock County as well as Seacoast New Hampshire.

Offices Located at:

2 City Center, Portland, ME 04101 // 207.780.8900 (Greater Portland Maine Real Estate)

150 Port Road, Kennebunk, ME 04043 // 207.967.0934 (Southern Maine and Seacoast New Hampshire Real Estate)

141 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME 04011 // 207.729.2820 (Mid Coast Maine Real Estate)

170 Main Street, Damariscotta 04543 // 207.563.2775 (Boothbay Harbor, Damariscotta and Bristol Regions Real Estate)

46 Bay View Street, Camden, ME 04843 // 207.230.1003 (Rockland, Camden and North to Mount Desert Real Estate)

Sotheby’s International Realty to Open its First Office in South Korea

NEW YORK, N.Y. (Dec. 30, 2020) – Sotheby’s International Realty today announced that WP Realty in the country of South Korea is the newest member of its global network and will now operate as Korea Sotheby’s International Realty. The addition marks the brand’s first affiliated office in the country and its continued strategic growth in Eastern Asia, bringing its presence in the region to 18 offices.

Korea Sotheby’s International Realty is led by Chair, Dr. Lei Wang, and Co-Chair, Tiffany Park, who bring 35 years of real estate experience to the company. Korea Sotheby’s International Realty is headquartered in the capital city of Seoul and will serve the residential markets of Seoul, Gyeonggi-do, and the surrounding areas.

“South Korea’s economic strength and geographical advantage as a peninsular country greatly appeal to global investors and luxury buyers,” said Philip White, president and CEO, Sotheby’s International Realty. “The market is seeing a significant rise in luxury real estate and high-rise developments, making it a prime location for expansion. Dr. Wang and his team have a strong understanding of the local market and we are proud to have Korea Sotheby’s International Realty as our affiliate in South Korea.”

“From a global perspective, we are seeing interest from investors in China, Japan, and the United States, in addition to an increased demand from local luxury buyers,” said Dr. Wang. “Aligning our company with Sotheby’s International Realty enables us to capitalize on our shared vision of artfully uniting extraordinary properties with extraordinary lives and will permit us to showcase our listings on an international scale.”

Korea Sotheby’s International Realty has experience working with investors, luxury buyers, and developers with plans to work alongside luxury hotel brands to develop residential resale in the market. The company is actively involved in the local community participating in various art and educational initiatives.

Sotheby’s International Realty Opens First Office in Antigua and Barbuda

NEW YORK, N.Y. (Dec. 17, 2020) Sotheby’s International Realty today announced that Majestic Realty Caribbean Limited in the country of Antigua and Barbuda is the newest member of its global network and will now operate as Antigua & Barbuda Sotheby’s International Realty. The addition marks the brand´s first affiliated office in the country and its continued strategic growth in the Caribbean, bringing its total office count in the region to nearly 30.

Sharilyn Cort is a founding member and majority owner of Antigua & Barbuda Sotheby’s International Realty and brings 15 years of real estate experience to the company. The company is headquartered in St. John’s, Antigua, led by Kaye McDonald, Director of Sales, and has four agents serving the twin islands of Antigua and Barbuda.

“As we have seen throughout 2020, consumers are increasingly interested in locations that offer safe refuge, open space, and lifestyle,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty. “Antigua and Barbuda is a beautiful country in the Eastern Caribbean and offers a vibrant luxury real estate market primed for discerning global real estate investors with its easy access to international airports and seaports. We look forward to working with Sharilyn, Kaye, and the entire Antigua & Barbuda Sotheby’s International Realty team.”

“The luxury real estate market in Antigua and Barbuda is of a high standard, signaling to investors that they can enjoy full value for their investment and low holding costs,” said Cort. “We are enthusiastic about the development growth and luxury property offerings on the twin islands and our affiliation with Sotheby’s International Realty provides a strategic advantage to grow our presence on an international scale. Like Sotheby’s International Realty, we pride ourselves on a bespoke approach in that each client experience is unique and we tailor our services to meet our clients’ individual requests.”

Antigua & Barbuda Sotheby’s International Realty offers a full spectrum of real estate services including purchasing, selling, and renting real estate in Antigua and Barbuda. The twin-island paradise of Antigua and Barbuda enjoys a comfortable tropical climate year-round and is steeped in history and culture with modern comforts and conveniences.

The Sotheby’s International Realty® network currently has more than 23,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in approximately 1,000 offices in 72 countries and territories worldwide. Antigua & Barbuda 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 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.

Sotheby’s International Realty was founded in 1976 as a real estate service for discerning clients of Sotheby’s auction house. Today, the company’s global footprint spans approximately 1,000 offices located in 72 countries and territories worldwide, including 45 company-owned brokerage offices in key metropolitan and resort markets.

Sotheby’s International Realty Opens First Office in Paraguay

New York, NY (Dec. 9, 2020) – Sotheby’s International Realty today announced that Raices Real Estate Group in Paraguay is the newest member of its global network and will now operate as Paraguay Sotheby’s International Realty. This addition marks the brand´s first affiliated office in the country and its continued strategic growth in Latin America, bringing its office count in the region to 26 in total.

Paraguay Sotheby’s International Realty is a family-owned and operated company managed by Ernesto, Aníbal, Jorge, and Yolanda Figueredo Coronel, who bring a combined more than 20 years of experience in the real estate industry in Paraguay and Latin America. The company is actively involved in the development of real estate projects and the growing interest for primary and vacation homes.

“The modern real estate market in Paraguay continues to grow,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty. “The region is considered a central hub for South America with a number of connecting flights from major capitals, and we are seeing increased demand in the residential market as buyers seek high-end listings or vacation homes. The Figueredo Coronel family and their team have a great knowledge at the local and regional level, and we are proud to welcome them as a new affiliate.”

“Aligning our company with Sotheby’s International Realty enables us to provide an added level of international exposure to our different projects,” said Ernesto Figueredo. “Our company culture is built on innovation, high quality service, professionalism, technology, and excellence. It was important that we affiliate with a brand that values these same principles and one that actively works to highlight a property to tell its story, capturing the attention of prospective clients on both a local and international level.”

Paraguay Sotheby´s International Realty is located in Asunción. Paraguay Sotheby’s International Realty will serve the luxury and residential markets of Paraguay, such as Asunción and Gran Asunción, San Bernardino, Ciudad del Este, Encarnación and Pedro Juan Caballero, with 15 agents.

The Sotheby’s International Realty® network currently has more than 23,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in approximately 1,000 offices in 72 countries and territories worldwide. Paraguay 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 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.

Sotheby’s International Realty Expands its Presence in Germany

MADISON, N.J. (November 3, 2020) Sotheby’s International Realty today announced Schürrer & Fleischer Immobilien is the newest member of its global network and will now operate as Baden-Württemberg Sotheby’s International Realty. The addition marks the brand’s 15th office in Germany and its expanding presence in Europe with more than 140 offices.

Baden-Württemberg Sotheby’s International Realty will be owned and operated by Peter Schürrer and Bernd Fleischer and will serve the luxury residential real estate market in Stuttgart and the surrounding region, such as Mannheim, Heidelberg, Neustadt, and Baden-Baden. Bernd and Peter bring nearly 25 years of real estate experience to the company and 35 agents.

“Stuttgart is the sixth largest city in Germany and is renowned for its wealth, outstanding infrastructure, and strong economy,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s International Realty. “The demand for real estate in Stuttgart’s premium segment is correspondingly high and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome Peter Schürrer and Bernd
Fleischer and the Baden-Württemberg Sotheby’s International Realty company to the network.”

“As one of the leading real estate companies in Baden-Württemberg, we take great pride in distinguishing ourselves among buyers and sellers by providing top quality service,” said Bernd. “Stuttgart and the surrounding region are an excellent choice for those seeking a mixture of provincial and cosmopolitan flair. Our affiliation with Sotheby’s International Realty will further capture the attention of the higher-priced segment and showcase our listings on an international scale.”

Baden-Württemberg Sotheby’s International Realty has an office in the town of Stuttgart. Since the establishment of its charitable foundation in 2009, the company and its agents annually support regional Caritas association projects, which aims to support those in need. The company also sponsors sporting events to promote community involvement.

The Sotheby’s International Realty® network currently has more than 23,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in approximately 1,000 offices in 72 countries and territories worldwide. Baden-Württemberg 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 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

Sotheby’s International Realty Expands Presence in Arkansas

MADISON, N.J. (October 22, 2020) Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Desselle Real Estate is the newest member of its global network and will now operate as Capital Sotheby’s International Realty. The addition marks the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand’s continued growth in Arkansas and its second company in the state.

Owned and operated by Susan Desselle, the firm is located in Little Rock, Arkansas and brings 14 years of experience and 12 sales associates serving Little Rock, Central Arkansas, and the surrounding region.

“The luxury residential real estate market in Little Rock, Arkansas continues to see increased interest and demand for exceptional, high-end properties,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s International Realty. “We are pleased to welcome Susan and Capital Sotheby’s International Realty to the network and to service the Central Arkansas region.”

“From historic registered homes to pristine lakes, Central Arkansas is a budding destination for those looking for a home that matches their lifestyle,” said Desselle. “We intend to serve our clients’ real estate needs for life. Our affiliation with Sotheby’s International Realty enables us to
deliver the best experience possible and provide Central Arkansas homeowners with the world’s most exceptional platform for advertising and marketing real estate.”

The company and its agents actively support the local community in various leadership roles and involvement, including the University of Arkansas Real Estate Advisory Board, Little Rock Realtors Association, Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation, and many others. The company has also received numerous accolades annually, including recognition by the Arkansas Realtors Association and the Little Rock Realtors Association.

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 23,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in 1,000 offices in 71 countries and territories worldwide. In 2019, the brand achieved a record global sales volume of $114 billion USD. Capital Sotheby’s International Realty listings will be 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 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.

Century-Old San Francisco Bay Area Firm McGuire Real Estate Joins Sotheby’s International Realty Network

SAN FRANCISCO and NEW YORK, July 31, 2020 – McGuire Real Estate, a residential real estate brokerage founded in San Francisco in 1919, announced today that it is joining the Sotheby’s International Realty® network. Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. has acquired the assets of the firm’s San Francisco offices in the Marina and Noe Valley and will operate under the leadership of Executive Vice President Jeffrey Gibson. Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty has acquired the assets of McGuire’s Berkeley and Burlingame offices and will operate under the leadership of Bill Bullock, president and chief executive officer of Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty.

The addition of McGuire broadens the existing Sotheby’s International Realty network in the San Francisco Bay Area which is now served by 29 offices and more than 725 independent sales associates. Combined, these offices brokered more than $8 billion in sales volume in 2019.

Family-owned and managed since 1919, McGuire has long been a leader in the San Francisco Bay Area, known for providing professional luxury real estate services. McGuire President and Chief Executive Officer Charles Moore will join Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. as a consultant and Moore’s leadership team including Lauren Bensinger will join the firm as vice president of operations. Abbie Higashi of McGuire will join Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty as vice president of sales and risk management.

“The San Francisco Bay Area is the international technology capital of the world and attracts residents from all over the globe,” said Charles Moore. “Sotheby’s International Realty is a globally recognized leader in luxury real estate and the brand’s unrivaled international network and multi-lingual marketing capabilities will provide the seasoned agents at McGuire a competitive advantage over local or national firms.”

“McGuire has long been respected in the Bay Area as a premier real estate brokerage firm making it an ideal fit for our network,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s International Realty. “McGuire’s agents are deeply invested in San Francisco, the East Bay and the Peninsula where they have lived and worked in these communities for decades. We are excited to welcome them and provide access to new marketing platforms to help expose their listings to the world via the Sotheby’s International Realty brand.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 23,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in 1,000 offices in 72 countries and territories worldwide. In 2019, the brand achieved a record global sales volume of US$114 billion. 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.

About Sotheby’s International Realty

Sotheby’s International Realty was founded in 1976 as a real estate service for discerning clients of the Sotheby’s auction house. Today, the company’s global footprint spans 1,000 offices located in 72 countries and territories worldwide, including 45 company-owned brokerage offices in key metropolitan and resort markets. 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 franchise system. The franchise system is comprised of an affiliate network, where each office is independently owned and operated. Sotheby’s International Realty supports its affiliates and agents with a host of operational, marketing, recruiting, educational and business development resources. Affiliates and agents also benefit from an association with the venerable Sotheby’s auction house, established in 1744. For more information, visit www.sothebysrealty.com.

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands into Romania

MADISON, N.J. (July 16, 2020) – Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Artmark Historical Estate in Romania is the newest member of its global network and will now operate as Romania Sotheby’s International Realty. This addition marks the brand’s first affiliated office in the country and its continued strategic growth in Europe.

Romania Sotheby’s International Realty is owned and operated by Constantin Prisecaru, who has practiced real estate in Romania for seven years. Monica Barbu is the chief executive officer for the company and brings more than 20 years of real estate industry experience in the region. Romania Sotheby’s International Realty will serve the luxury and residential markets of Bucharest and the surrounding region.

“The modern real estate market in Romania continues to develop and flourish,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty. “We are seeing increased demand in Bucharest and its surrounding areas and the luxury market continues to expand as interest grows for holiday and weekend homes at the seaside or in the mountains. Constantin and his team have a passion for and strong grasp on the Romanian market, and we are proud to welcome them as an affiliate.”

“Joining forces with Sotheby’s International Realty enables us to provide an added level of international exposure to our clients and listings,” said Prisecaru. “Our company culture is built on professionalism, heritage, and excellence. It was important that we aligned ourselves with a brand that values these same principles and one that actively works to highlight a property in its best light, bringing attention to landmarks, heritage, history, and architecture.”

Romania Sotheby’s International Realty is located in Bucharest with six sales associates. The company and its sales associates are actively involved in promoting Romanian heritage and continue to work to bring attention to historical buildings throughout the country including palaces, castles, manors, and century-old villas.

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 23,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in 1,000 offices in 72 countries and territories worldwide. In 2019, the brand achieved a record global sales volume of $114 billion USD. Romania 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 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.

About Sotheby’s International Realty

Sotheby’s International Realty was founded in 1976 as a real estate service for discerning clients of Sotheby’s auction house. Today, the company’s global footprint spans 1,000 offices located in 72 countries and territories worldwide, including 43 company-owned brokerage offices in key metropolitan and resort markets. 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 franchise system. The franchise system is comprised of an affiliate network, where each office is independently owned and operated. Sotheby’s International Realty supports its affiliates and agents with a host of operational, marketing, recruiting, educational and business development resources. Affiliates and agents also benefit from an association with the venerable Sotheby’s auction house, established in 1744. For more information, visit www.sothebysrealty.com.

Sotheby’s International Realty Opens First Office In Alaska

MADISON, N.J. (May, 5 2020) – Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Somers & Associates Realtors is the newest member of our global real estate network and will now operate as Somers Sotheby’s International Realty. The addition marks the Sotheby’s International Realty brand’s first affiliated office in Alaska and brings the brand’s presence to 44 states in the U.S.

Owned and operated by Angie M. Tallant, the firm will serve the residential market in Fairbanks and its surrounding areas, including North Pole, Delta Junction, Nenana, Eagle River, Anchorage, Wasilla, and Palmer.

“Alaska offers a steady real estate market and appeals to a variety of individuals looking for more space and adventurous freedoms,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s International Realty. “Angie and her team possess nearly 30 years of experience in Alaskan real estate and are skilled in navigating the needs of buyers and sellers, whether they are seeking city life in Anchorage or something more serene.”

Somers Sotheby’s International Realty has 42 associated sales professionals based in three offices located in the following towns: Fairbanks, North Pole and Eagle River, near Anchorage.

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 23,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in 1,000 offices in 70 countries and territories worldwide. In 2019, the brand achieved a record global sales volume of $114 billion USD. Ukraine 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 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.

About Sotheby’s International Realty
Sotheby’s International Realty was founded in 1976 as a real estate service for discerning clients of Sotheby’s auction house. Today, the company’s global footprint spans 1,000 offices located in 70 countries and territories worldwide, including 44 company-owned brokerage offices in key metropolitan and resort markets. In February 2004, Realogy entered into a longterm 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 franchise system. The franchise system is comprised of an affiliate network, where each office is independently owned and operated. Sotheby’s International Realty supports its affiliates and agents with a host of operational, marketing, recruiting, educational and business development resources. Affiliates and agents also benefit from an association with the venerable Sotheby’s auction house, established in 1744. For more information, visit www.sothebysrealty.com.