We Are in This Together: COVID-19 - 3/24 Update

Posted on March 24, 2020 by Devon Morrow

To our clients, colleagues, family, and friends -

In accordance with Governor Mills' executive order, we are closing our offices to the public until further notice. As always, the health of our clients, our community, and our team remains the top priority at Anne Erwin Sotheby’s International Realty.

As we adapt to the evolving circumstances, we are grateful for the technology that allows us to stay connected in the virtual world. We are continuing to leverage technology to ensure our agents and clients are fully supported in these uncertain times.

We will continue to adjust our business engagements as necessary to ensure our clients’ needs are met, and to stay within State and Federal guidelines. We are still very much committed to our business and active in the marketplace. Our team will continue to work remotely and our office phone numbers are being forwarded.

There is an opportunity for growth in every challenge and we intend to make the most of this moment.

This is uncharted territory we are all trying to navigate through. We are in this together.

All the best,
Anne Erwin Sotheby’s International Realty

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We Are in This Together: COVID-19

Posted on March 17, 2020 by Devon Morrow

We are writing to update our clients of Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty on our status and how the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) affects our business interactions. Please be assured we are monitoring the situation carefully. At this time, we are open for business. In the event our office closes, we will continue to work and respond remotely to the needs of our clients. We ask for your patience and understanding as we adjust to the current circumstances.

To assist in our nation's prevention efforts, we have stepped-up our office cleaning and personal hygiene practices. We are also practicing social distancing. We are not shaking hands and we're adhering to the recommended distance of 6' between individuals. Any members of our team feeling ill will remain at home. At this time, no members of our team have presented with any symptoms or have any known exposure to the Coronavirus. We will continue to meet with clients in person on an appointment basis - but we ask you to consider your health, the people around you, and the CDC's recommendations for limiting the spread of the virus to others. We are strongly encouraging clients to utilize programs like FaceTime or Skype for virtual showings or meetings, and services like DocuSign to sign contractual documents online.

We appreciate your patience throughout this transition, and we will keep you all informed to any additional changes.

Be Well,
The Team at Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty

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by Melissa Couch

Originally published on March 3, 2020 | Extraordinary Living Blog

Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce that its affiliated brokers and sales professionals achieved more than $114billion USD in global sales volume, the highest annual U.S. sales volume performance in the history of the brand. $102 billion USD of the global sales volume was achieved in the U.S., marking another record accomplishment for the brand.

"In 2019, the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand continued to achieve solid growth,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer for Sotheby’s International Realty. “The brand expanded into new countries and territories and entered new markets in the U.S. We continued to make strategic business decisions that benefitted both our independent sales associates and affiliate companies. I am immensely proud of the hard work and dedication from our vast global network, and I look forward to continuing this momentum in 2020."

2019 Achievements

Propelled by a strategic business move in March 2019, when Sotheby’s International Realty integrated its affiliate network and company-owned brokerage into one global organization, 50 new Sotheby’s International Realty offices were opened, bringing the brand’s presence to 1,000 offices in 70 countries and territories and more than 23,000 affiliated sales associates worldwide.

Sotheby’s International Realty continued to lead the category with the roll-out of exclusive marketing affiliations and first-ever technology launches, announcing it will soon unveil a new, fully integrated website. The brand’s existing website, sothebysrealty.com, saw another record year with more than 34 million visits, a 14 percent increase year-over-year. In addition, Sotheby’s International Realty was the first real estate brand to launch and implement mixed reality to its Curate by Sotheby’s International Realty sm augmented reality app, which merges the real world with virtual home staging. The platform can be utilized in various homebuying and selling scenarios, and particularly benefits agents and developers to help prospective buyers envision their new home. To support the daily business needs of the network’s more than 23,000 independent sales associates, the brand unveiled Current by Sotheby’s International Realty® a robust marketing suite of technology tools consisting of best-in-class and exclusive apps, which provide sales associates with a distinctive and competitive edge in the market. For partnerships, the brand entered into an affiliation with Bloomberg.com as the exclusive launch sponsor for a new luxury properties marketplace.

The Sotheby’s International Realty brand and its independent sales associates continued its support for New Story, the brand’s charitable partner and a certified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. As a result, 83 families, who were among those who lost their homes in the 2017 earthquakes, were able to move into their new homes in Morelos, Mexico. A total of 153 homes in Haiti and Mexico were funded through the initiative.

Global Growth

This year observed significant growth for the brand’s existing affiliate companies in the United States through recruitment efforts and strategic mergers and acquisitions. Most notably, the brand increased its market presence in Brooklyn, New York; the Greater Boston area, Massachusetts; and Indiana. The brand also entered several new key markets last year, expanding the Sotheby’s International Realty network’s presence to 43 states across the country.

Outside the U.S. the Sotheby’s International Realty brand achieved more than $12 billion USD in sales volume and continued to expand into key markets around the world. In Europe, the brand grew its presence in Monaco; France; and Berlin and Binz, Germany. New offices were also opened in Doha, Qatar; and Paphos, Cyprus, expanding the brand’s global presence in marketing luxury listings. In the Caribbean and South America, the brand saw growth in Zapallar, Chile, an upscale residential community located two hours outside of Santiago; and agreements were signed to expand into the Anguilla territory. In the Asia-Pacific region, new offices were opened in Tauranga, New Zealand; and Port Douglas, Hobart, and Perth, Australia.

For those who raise the bar, there is only Sotheby’s International Realty

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Sotheby's International Realty | In the News November 2019

Posted on December 16, 2019 by Devon Morrow
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RESIDE® by Sotheby’s International Realty Podcast | Episode 7

Posted on December 12, 2019 by Devon Morrow

On this episode we talk to John Passerini, Global Vice President of Interactive Marketing with Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC about how AR and VR are influencing the real estate world and Noah Wunsch, Senior Vice President of eCommerce at Sotheby's about the future of tech and auction.

Search for "Sotheby's" on the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Apple TV App Store for all of the Sotheby's International Realty® brand apps.

Get the latest from the Sotheby's auction house

Learn more about RESIDE Magazine

Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review the RESIDE by Sotheby's International Realty podcast!

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On this episode we talk to Eugene Hernandez, Deputy Director of Film at Lincoln Center about the 57th Annual New York Film Festival before traveling to the Principality of Andorra to talk with Angel Balanche from Andorra Sotheby's International Realty about an incredible art event they hosted.

Learn more about Film at the Lincoln Center

Learn and see more about the event in Andorra

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RESIDE® By Sotheby’s International Realty Podcast | Episode 5

Posted on September 30, 2019 by Devon Morrow

On this episode we talk to Louis Birdman, Developer, 1000 Museum – Miami's most exciting new Development – and we re-air a recent interview with the Sotheby's International Realty brand's COO, Julie Leonhardt LaTorre, on the Real Trends podcast.

Learn more about 1000 Museum

Hear more from Real Trends

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RESIDE® By Sotheby’s International Realty Podcast | Episode 4

Posted on August 9, 2019 by Devon Morrow

On this episode we talk to Alejandra Vanoli from Viva Sotheby's International Realty in Mallorca about the Copa Del Rey – Spain's most highly-regarded sailing event of the year – and Carl Shurr from Kuper Sotheby's International Realty about Austin, Texas.

Learn more about Mallorca Sotheby's International Realty's involvement in the Copa Del Rey

Learn more about Carl and browse his listings

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George Marshall Store Gallery Sponsorship - July 13 - August 18

Posted on July 11, 2019 by Devon Morrow

Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty is proud to sponsor the upcoming exhibit at the George Marshall Store Gallery

Join us Saturday, July 13 from 5-7pm at the George Marshall Store Gallery at 140 Lindsay Road, York, ME for the opening reception.
Music by Seasmoke

The exhibit runs from July 13 - August 18.
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10-5 / Sunday 1-5 / and by appointment
Click Here for a PDF of the invitation

Craig Hood / Lincoln Perry / Derrick Te Paske

This exhibition brings together the work of two well established painters: Lincoln Perry, also a sculptor and muralist who lives part of the year in York, Maine and Craig Hood, a resident of Portsmouth New Hampshire and a recently retired professor from the University of New Hampshire. The artists share a Jewel-like pallet and place allegorical and mysterious figures into their landscapes.

Complementing the paintings are wood-turned sculptures by Boston area artist Derrick Te Paske. His elegant simple forms take advantage of natural grains and are often embellished with markings and studded with brass or copper pins. Click Here to view images of Te Paske's sculpture.

All three artists have spent years in academia and a keen interest in art history is apparent in all their work.  

Noriko Sakanishi

Noriko Sakanishi has been working abstractly since the 1970’s. There seems to be no limit to the combinations that she can make while restricting her shapes to simple squares, rectangles and spheres. Her wall-hung constructions give the illusion of weight, either stone or metal, when in fact they are made of light weight foam materials, meticulously painted in earth tones and applied  texture.

Following DeWitt
Ken Fellows / Bill Paarlberg / Russel Whitten

DeWitt Hardy was a mainstay of the Ogunquit art community until is sudden death in the Autumn of 2018. He is being recognized this summer at Bates College in the exhibition "DeWitt Hardy: A Master of Watercolor." Besides his own painting he is remembered and revered as a teacher. Ken Fellows, Bill Paarlberg and Russel Whitten all studied with him for many years. Hardy was more than a teacher to these men, but a pivotal mentor. His legacy is carried forward by these artists who learned from the best and now share what they have learned through their own teaching and exhibiting.

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YORK, Maine (June 28, 2019) — Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty today announced our team was recognized on the 2019 REAL Trends & Tom Ferry "The Thousand," a summary of the top 1,000 independent real estate agents and teams in the United States.

The REAL Trends "The Thousand" comprises four categories: the top 250 agents by sides, top 250 agents by sales volume, top 250 teams by sides and top 250 teams by sales volume. Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty was ranked 232 on the Teams by Transaction Volume.

"The recognition of our 11 member team on the "The Thousand" rankings is a result of hard work, extensive market knowledge and the support of the Sotheby's International Realty brand, which enables our agents to effectively market and sell extraordinary residences," said Linda Briggs Broker/Owner. "We are proud to have our company on this prestigious industry list." The Sotheby's International Realty brand claimed 41 of the top 250 sales associates in the REAL Trends individual sales volume category, more than any other real estate brand. The brand also had the highest combined individual sales volume from sales associates in the same category.

"Achieving a leading number of sales associates represented in the individual sales volume category of the REAL Trends rankings is a testament to the hard work and dedication of Sotheby's International Realty affiliated professionals," said Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby's International Realty. "Agents affiliated with Sotheby's International Realty demand more of themselves to set the highest standard in the business. This dedication made a record $112 billion in global sales volume for Sotheby's International Realty possible in 2018. I am proud to honor the companies and sales associates represented on this list and their commitment to their clients and the industry."

Click here to see the complete list of Sotheby's International Realty brand affiliated sales associates represented on "The Thousand."

The Sotheby's International Realty network currently has more than 22,700 affiliated independent sales associates located in nearly 1,000 offices in 70 countries and territories worldwide. Each office is independently owned and operated.

Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty has offices in York and Ogunquit Maine. For additional information, please visit our website anneerwin.com or contact 207.363.6640

The complete "The Thousand" Top Real Estate Professionals list can be found on REAL Trends' website, www.realtrends.com.

Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty has had a leading presence in the southern Maine real estate market for over 35 years. Founded in 1980, the company offers an extensive selection of distinctive homes in every price range in Maine and NH. Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty has offices located at 31 Long Sands Road, York, Maine and 19 Beach Street, Ogunquit, Maine.

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