About Sotheby's International Realty
Sotheby’s auction house was founded in 1744 and has sold the world’s most valuable possessions, from treasured antiquities to fine art pieces. In 1976, the Sotheby’s International Realty® network was founded and designed to connect the finest independent real estate companies to the most prestigious clientele in the world and to provide independent brokerages with a powerful marketing and referral program for luxury listings.
The Sotheby’s International Realty® network is a powerful force in the region, with 68 offices in New England alone. We work closely with each member of our network to garner the best possible exposure for our properties. There is also a vital relocation and second home market between the city, the suburbs and the islands.
Internationally, there are more than 9,500 sales associates in over 580 Sotheby’s International Realty® offices in 42 countries and territories. This is a benefit our Boston area clients, as Boston attracts international investors due to the historically resilient economy and numerous prestigious universities. In 2010, the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate ranked Boston as number three in their top ten city picks. They also indicated that 72% of the participants planned to invest more in US real estate in 2011 than in 2010.
Sotheby’s International Realty® also benefits greatly from the many auction houses in North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Australia. In New York, our auction house liaison is situated near client services and is surrounded by property brochures and interactive slide shows via eGallery.
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