Just this week we reported on some very exciting news coming from our phenomenal Sothebys brand. We not only moved into the Steamboat Springs, Colorado market with the opening of Steamboat Sothebys International Realty, but now headlines are covering the story that the brand has now also entered Houston, Texas!
This breakthrough is due to the acquisition of Martha Turner Properties, the most successful independent real estate brokerage in Houston. In addition, this company throughout the years has represented one of the top firms throughout the United States when looking at their average annual closed sales volume per agent; which is at roughly $7 Million. Moreover, 2013 was the best year ever for the company, as Martha Turner Properties achieved more than $2 Billion in sales volume. Even in 2012, after another successful campaign, the companys incredible performance earned it the #8 ranking nationwide according to the REAL Trends 500. To now operate as Martha Turner Sothebys International Realty, the company currently has more than 220 brilliant associates within six offices in the region.
Martha Turner Sothebys International Realty will continue to be led by Martha Turner and her business partner, Tom Anderson. The pairing of this sensational firm with such an extraordinary global brand in Sothebys has opened the door for unlimited growth and global attraction to the Houston area. Turner herself came forward to state that, Our commitment to Houston, our agents and staff, combined with our passion for real estate made this an exciting opportunity for us to become a strategic part of Sothebys International Realty. This partnership will ensure that the company not only evolves far into the future, but will thrive with the increased marketing exposure and far-reaching referral opportunities, giving our clients significant advantages. Tom Anderson mimicked this excitement, and shared that, Our success in the marketplace is a direct result of Houstons thriving economy and our team of more than 220 sales associates all of whom are committed to excellence, innovation and exacting standards of honesty and integrity. Now with the combined benefits of our expanded network and global reach of Sothebys International Realty, we will have even more resources available to provide the world-class service for which we are known.
Kathryn Korte, the President and CEO of Sothebys International Realty, Inc., a subsidiary of NRT LLC, the nations largest residential real estate brokerage company, helped to break the news, Under the leadership of Martha and Tom, Martha Turner Properties has earned a reputation as the most successful independent real estate brokerage in Houston and one of the nations most highly productive residential real estate firms. We are thrilled to welcome a company known for their local market knowledge, exceptional service and community involvement. Its a marriage of shared values and strengths.
This has indeed been an exciting kick off to this new chapter of 2014 for our brand. Other notable Sothebys International Realty openings and expansions throughout the globe as of late have included the following; in reverse chronological order:
- Steamboat Springs, Colorado
- Saudi Arabia
- Victoria, Australia
- Sydney, Australia
- Dominican Republic
- Puerto Rico
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