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GSIR Recognized on 2016 REAL Trends/The Wall Street Journal Top Thousand

Gibson Sothebys International Realty is pleased to announce that a member of their firm has been recognized on the 2016 REAL Trends/The Wall Street Journal Top Thousand, a summary of the top 1,100 independent real estate agents and teams in the United States.

The REAL Trends Thousand comprises six categories: the top 250 agents by sides, top 250 agents by sales volume, top 50 agents by average sales price, top 250 teams by sides, top 250 teams by sales volume and top 50 teams by average sales price. Frank Celeste of the Gibson Sothebys International Realty Charlestown team represented the firm ranking #119 in the Individuals by Transaction Volume category with a transaction volume of $101,872,233.

Being recognized on the REAL Trends ranking is a huge accomplishment, said Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sothebys International Realty Affiliates LLC. We are thrilled to see that the Sotheby's International Realty brand is continuing to build off the momentum of the 2015 record-year.

The Sotheby's International Realty brand was the No. 1 real estate company represented in two of the six categories that comprise The Thousand. The brand claimed 45 of the top 250 sales associates in the REAL Trends Individual Sales Volume category, more than any other real estate company. The brand also had the highest combined individual sales volume from sales associates in the same category. In addition, the Sothebys International Realty brand had the most individuals represented in the Individual Average Sales Price category, holding 17 of the top 50 spots (34%). This further establishes the strength of the Sotheby's International Realty brand as a leader in luxury real estate sales.

We are proud to represent the finest homes in the Greater Boston area, said Larry Rideout, Co-owner and CEO of Gibson Sothebys International Realty. The recognition from REAL Trends is a result of our hard work, extensive market knowledge and the support of the Sothebys International Realty brand, which enables us to effectively market and sell these extraordinary residences.

The Sothebys International Realty network currently has more than 19,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in approximately 845 offices in 63 countries and territories worldwide. Each office is independently owned and operated.

The complete Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals list can be found on REAL Trends website,

About Sothebys International Realty Affiliates LLC Founded in 1976 to provide independent brokerages with a powerful marketing and referral program for luxury listings, the Sothebys International Realty network was designed to connect the finest independent real estate companies to the most prestigious clientele in the world. Sothebys International Realty Affiliates LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services. In February 2004, Realogy entered into a long-term strategic alliance with Sothebys, the operator of the auction house. The agreement provided for the licensing of the Sothebys International Realty name and the development of a full franchise system. Affiliations in the system are granted only to brokerages and individuals meeting strict qualifications. Sothebys International Realty Affiliates LLC supports its affiliates with a host of operational, marketing, recruiting, educational and business development resources. Franchise affiliates also benefit from an association with the venerable Sothebys auction house, established in 1744. For more information, visit

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