Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence in Texas

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Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that one of its affiliates in Texas, Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty, has acquired Amelia Bullock Realtors in Austin, expanding the brand’s presence in the state.  Amelia Bullock Realtors’ two locations in Austin now will operate as Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty.

Harry J. Kuper is broker/owner of Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty, which now has eight total offices in Texas with this addition: three in San Antonio, one in Boerne and four in Austin.

“Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty has earned a reputation for quality service,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “Amelia Bullock is a family-owned business like Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty and has been operating for 45 years.  Together, I believe that the combination of these two outstanding firms will make an even greater impact in the Austin market.  We are proud to now have a total of 22 Sotheby’s International Realty offices in Texas.”

According to J. Kuper, principal broker and owner, Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty, the firm’s expansion under the Sotheby’s International Realty brand helps solidify their position as a market leader.  “As Austin becomes an even greater international city, the support of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand has become that much more critical,” he said.  “We see extraordinary value in this brand and the tools and resources it provides.  We proudly welcome Amelia Bullock Realtors’ associates to our organization and their longstanding reputation for excellence.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 15,000 independent sales associates located in approximately 720 offices in 52 countries and territories worldwide.  Kuper 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.

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Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Enters India

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Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced it has signed an agreement with RealPro Infra Private Ltd. to develop the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand in North India with the opening of North India Sotheby’s International Realty.

Amit Goyal is co-owner and chief executive officer of the firm, which will serve the luxury residential real estate market throughout Northern India.  The first office begins operations in September 2014 in New Delhi followed by Gurgaon, Noida, Chandigarh and Jaipur.

“Northern India is one of the most exciting, beautiful and fastest growing markets in the world, with a developing luxury real estate market,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “Expansion into India was one of our core objectives for this year, and I am proud to welcome Amit and his team to our global network.”

“We are delighted to become part of the Sotheby’s International Realty worldwide network,” said Goyal.  “The luxury residential real estate market in India is beginning a period of expansive growth and the Sotheby’s International Realty brand will meet the needs of high net-worth individuals internationally looking for luxury homes in India and overseas using the brand’s global platform. We also envision future appointments of exclusive representation of luxury residential properties.  India’s luxury residential market is poised to grow rapidly, supported by strong economic growth, and we are in an ideal position to lead this growth by leveraging the Sotheby’s International Realty global platform.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 15,000 independent sales associates located in approximately 720 offices in 52 countries and territories worldwide.  North India 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.

Sotheby’s International Realty Network Welcomes Washington Firm

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that  Main St. Brokerage, LLC in Woodinville, Washington, is the newest member of its real estate network and now will operate as Marketplace Sotheby’s International Realty.

Chad and Aaron Shriner are broker/owners of the firm, which has one office in Woodinville and one scheduled to open later this year in Redmond, Washington.  With the addition of this firm, the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand will have eight independently owned and operated offices throughout the state of Washington.

“Marketplace Sotheby’s International Realty is centrally located in the heart of the western Washington wine country,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “Known for its unique beauty, the location has become a point of tourism for wine aficionados.  With more than 60 years of combined ownership and management experience, Chad and Aaron have a great depth of knowledge in their market.”

According to Aaron Shriner, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand affiliation creates new opportunities for their agents and offices.  “Our focus is on working together as a team to provide the best service and experience to our clients,” he said.  “Through the quality service we provide, we aim to be in a class of our own.  With the support and global reach of this brand, we believe we can achieve that.  We have a very savvy clientele and work to be their trusted real estate advisor.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 15,000 independent sales associates located in approximately 700 offices in 54 countries and territories worldwide.  Marketplace 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.

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Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Enters Luxembourg

Luxembourg_photo_WikiSotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Luxembourg Real Estate Partners S.A has joined its network and now will do business as Luxembourg Sotheby’s International Realty.

The firm, which is managed by Philippe Vermast, serves the high-end real estate market in Luxembourg and surrounding towns. The Sotheby’s International Realty® network now has approximately 150 offices across Europe, Middle East and Africa with the addition of Luxembourg Sotheby’s International Realty.

“Our expansion into Luxembourg strengthens our presence across Europe and continues our commitment to providing access to the Sotheby’s International Realty network’s exclusive real estate services in key markets around the world,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “Luxembourg is the seat of several institutions and agencies of the European Union and ithas a rich history and heritage.  We are proud to be able to represent the fine real estate found throughout the country.”

According to Vermast, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand has the reach and recognition needed to serve a market that consists of a large percentage of foreign residents.  “People are moving to Luxembourg from all parts of the world to take advantage of its high quality of life, strong education and employment, as well as its many financial advantages,” he said. “We have many years of local real estate experience and can communicate in multiple languages. Our rich cultural heritage and sense of constant innovation are the main reasons for the broad choice of architectural styles found here, which range from classical townhomes to contemporary family residences. For a small country, we have a lot to offer and people from all over the globe are realizing it.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 15,000 independent sales associates located in approximately 700 offices in 54 countries and territories worldwide. Luxembourg 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.

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Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Enters Belize

Belize Sotheby's International RealtySotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced its luxury real estate services are now available in Belize with the opening of Belize Sotheby’s International Realty, owned and operated by McCann & Fisher Ltd.

The firm, which is managed by Shane and Brittany McCann, serves the luxury residential real estate market throughout Belize and is located at Barrier Reef Drive in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.

“Ambergris Caye is considered one of the most desirable islands in the world,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “The lifestyle offered there is coveted by people everywhere. Belize is home to the second largest barrier reef in the world, ancient Mayan Ruins, water falls, caves and the well-known Great Blue Hole. We are proud to be able to offer our services in this beautiful and unique market.”

According to Brittany McCann the affiliation with the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand will help achieve their goal of raising the bar in Belize’s real estate market. “We also want to help promote the economic growth of our country, and we believe the Sotheby’s International Realty brand will help change the dynamics of the real estate market in Belize,” she said. “Our company has raised the standards of service and ethics here in the property and rental management field, and this has set us apart from other real estate groups in the country. It is our mission to be the best in the industry and build a team of knowledgeable professionals, and we will continue this as we grow with the brand.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 15,000 independent sales associates located in approximately 700 offices in 54 countries and territories worldwide. Belize 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.

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Luxury Lifestyle Report: A Study of High Net Worth Consumers

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The “Sotheby’s International Realty Luxury Lifestyle Report” surveyed affluent consumers in the United States, United Kingdom, Brazil and China and found that the majority in all four countries are more likely to purchase a lifestyle property now than they were five years ago and to make a lifestyle property their primary residence. A WATERFRONT PROPERTY was the top choice for what they would consider purchasing next. A concurrent study of lifestyle search activity on sothebysrealty.com shows “waterfront” was the top lifestyle search on the website in 2013 at 42 percent.

The majority of affluent consumers in the United States, United Kingdom, Brazil and China also were likely to make a LEGACY HOME PURCHASE, which is a property intended to remain in the family or be gifted to children, with the highest percentages in China (93 percent) and Brazil (92 percent). A survey of Sotheby’s International Realty network members revealed that more than half of respondents say their clients spend between $1 and $3 million for a legacy home.

In addition, the “Sotheby’s International Realty Luxury Lifestyle Report” showed that earning a return on investment was a key driver for clients when purchasing such a property. Compared with five years ago, a majority of affluent consumers are more confident in the strength of the housing market in their country of primary residence, which they believe offers the best real estate value right now.

“Last year, we observed that the luxury sector led the overall market recovery, making insights into the purchasing behavior of high net worth consumers critically important,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “Our findings confirmed what we have known to be true when it comes to the motivations and desires of these consumers: they are looking for homes that meet the needs of their varied lifestyles and that support their most precious asset, their family. These consumers also recognize the important role real estate plays in building wealth, and they expect to yield a return on their investment. In a testament to the health of the luxury market, they are more confident in their property’s ability to grow their overall net worth.”

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Sotheby’s International Realty Network Welcomes Hawaii Firm

Carvill Sotheby's International RealtySotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Carvill & Company in Kailua, Hawaii, is the newest member of its real estate network and will now operate as Carvill Sotheby’s International Realty.

Scott Carvill is broker/owner of the firm, which is located at 970 N. Kalaheo Avenue in Kailua, serving the Kailua, Windward, Honolulu and North Shore markets. With the addition of this firm, the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand now has nine independently owned and operated offices throughout Hawaii.

“Kailua has global appeal, thanks to its pristine beaches, which are some of the finest in Hawaii,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “We are proud to have the brand represented in this region by the fine team of professionals Scott has assembled.”

According to Carvill, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand provides the support of a worldwide network and marketing platform. “Our focus is on working together as a team to provide the best service and experience to our clients,” he said. “Now with our affiliation with the Sotheby’s International Realty brand, we can offer them global exposure together with our in-depth local knowledge and experience.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 15,000 independent sales associates located in approximately 700 offices in 54 countries and territories worldwide. Carvill 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.

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