Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Grew Worldwide Network in 2012

When The Tennessean named The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty the only truly international real estate company in Middle Tennessee, we had not seen a complete report of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand’s growth in 2012. But Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC announced yesterday that it grew the office count within the global network by more than 9 percent in 2012, ending the year with approximately 660 Sotheby’s International Realty offices and 12,800 sales associates located in 47 countries and territories worldwide. The Sotheby’s International Realty® network also reported a 30 percent year-over-year increase in U.S. transaction sides closed by its affiliated brokers and agents in 2012.

“Last year was significant for the Sotheby’s International Realty brand as we saw 15 new companies join our luxury network from all over the world,” said Philip White, who was named the brand’s president and chief executive officer in 2012. “We also saw impressive organic growth among our existing affiliates. Overall, we expanded our market presence in key locations from Princeton, N.J., to Aspen, Colo., London and Australia. Our network has what we believe is one of the highest average sales prices of any national real estate system in the United States.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty brand added five new residential real estate brokerage firms to its network across the United States in the following markets: Fort Worth, Texas; Tarrytown, N.Y.; Brooklyn, N.Y.; Leesburg, Va.; and Wellington, Fla. Outside of the United States the brand expanded its network to provide its real estate services in: Milan, Italy; Taipei, Taiwan; Barcelona, Spain; San Miguel, Mexico; Tel Aviv, Israel; Ibiza, Spain; Sydney, Australia; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Vilnius, Lithuania; and Da Nang, Vietnam.

Take a look at some of the homes currently for sale in these magnificent international locations!

Homes for sale in Tuscany, Italy

Tuscan Country Estate in Casole d’Elsa, Italy. Listed with Milan Sotheby’s International Realty. Click on the image for more photos and information from sothebysrealty.com.

Homes for sale in San Miguel Mexico

Private Home with Panoramic Views in San Miguel De Allende, Mexico. Listed by Agave Sotheby’s International Realty. Click on the image for more photos and information from sothebysrealty.com.

Homes for sale in Ibiza Spain

Exceptionally Located Villa with Spectacular Sea Views in Ibiza. Listed by Ibiza
Sotheby’s International Realty. Click on the image for more photos and information from sothebysrealty.com.

We are thrilled when we can help manage the sale or purchase of your home – either here in Greater Nashville and Middle Tennessee or through our global referral network. Contact us at 615-463-3333 or stop by our office at 2002 Richard Jones Road, Suite C-104; Nashville 37215.

Sotheby’s International Realty Network Reports a 24% Increase in U.S. Closed Transactions

Sotheby’s International Realty Network Reports a 24% Increase in U.S. Closed TransactionsSotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that it grew the office count within its global network by more than 7 percent in 2011, ending the year with more than 600 offices and nearly 12,000 sales associates located in 45 countries and territories worldwide. The Sotheby’s International Realty® network also reported a 24 percent year-over-year increase in U.S. transaction sides closed by its affiliated brokers and agents in 2011.

The Sotheby’s International Realty brand also acquired the license from the Sotheby’s Auction House last year to develop the brand in Australia, the only region where it did not previously hold the rights.

“Our growth in the last year demonstrates the value real estate professionals are placing on the services we offer and the power of the Sotheby’s International Realty name and its reputation for excellence,” said Michael R. Good, chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “One of our goals for last year was to continue to expand our network in key luxury markets worldwide, and we have achieved that with the addition of 12 new companies worldwide and the acquisition of the licensing rights for Australia, which allows us to now move forward with gaining representation in a critical international market.”

“Our U.S. network also increased the total number of closed transactions by 24 percent from the prior year, which is a testament to our commitment to grow into new markets and the powerful combination of their local expertise and the support of our global brand,” added Good. “In 2012 we will work to expand our global footprint even more, with growth in Asia our first priority. To that extent, the brand has three new management positions that will be based in Asia for which it is seeking candidates. Those executives will be responsible for accelerating the Sotheby’s International Realty brand’s development throughout Asia and for supporting its network of affiliates. We are committed to creating a significant servicing hub in Hong Kong to further support our growth in the region and to continue servicing the needs of our growing network of companies there.”

Sotheby's International Realty Mobile App for iPad

On the marketing front, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand introduced an iPad app to enhance your search for a home by offering luxury homes for sale, for rent and recent home sale prices, and it also provides the ability to hone your property search based on local points of interest and lifestyle.

iPad app features include:
• Unique views into property details
• Amazing photos of some of the world’s most distinctive homes
• Almost 40 points of interest based on the property location
• One -click-contact to a Sotheby’s International Realty broker or agent
• The ability to save home search information for future use
• A dynamic map feature displaying all available homes for sale or rent based on a user’s location or interested city/neighborhood

The Sotheby’s International Realty iPad app is an extensive house hunting and powerful property search tool. Find out everything about a home that strikes your fancy from the year it was built to the yearly tax rates, and much more.