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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On this, our first, bonus pod, we are re-airing Sotheby's International Realty CMO Kevin Thompson's appearance on the CMO Moves podcast hosted by Nadine Dietz from AdWeek. Listen to more from CMO Moves: adweek.com/inside-the-brand/cmo-moves
Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review the RESIDE by Sotheby's International Realty podcast!