Sothebys International Realty provides luxury residential real estate services domestically and globally to clients through independent operations worldwide. A brandthat continues to grow, thesefirms are currently located in 65 countries and employ more than 2,000 independent sales associates among 850 offices.
As of December 2016, Sothebys International Realty has the amazing pleasure of announcing its further expansion to three new breathtaking locations. These aesthetically pleasing locations are Chile, Fiji, and Michigan. As members of the Sothebys International Realty network, each of their listings will be listed on the sothebysrealty.com global website, and they will have access to referral opportunities, widen exposure, and countless benefits from association with the Sothebys auction house and worldwide Sothebys International Realty marketing programs.
Chile is an absolutely lovely South American country bordering Peru, Bolivia and Argentina. Over the past few years, Chile has seen a remarkable real estate market growth and now is a perfect time for Sothebys International Realty to expand its brand into the magnificent country with the opening of Chile Sotheby's International Realty.
Our mission is to provide our clients with personalized, quality service in order to deliver an exceptional buying and selling experience, said Javier Contreras, chief executive officer of Chile Sotheby's International Realty. We are deeply knowledgeable about the markets we serve and cannot wait to share that insight with a network of potential buyers from around the world.
Fiji, a desirable island country in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean, located northeast of New Zealand welcomesNew Zealand Sotheby's International Realty. This secluded exquisite island country attracts sophisticated international buyers and is a perfect vacation destination.
The time was right to make a strategic move to expand our operations into Fiji due to an increasing interest in the islands from international buyers and its proximity to New Zealand in the South Pacific, said Mark Harris, Co-Owner and Managing Director of New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty. Fiji is an ideal holiday destination, boasting a secluded an exquisite lifestyle with over 300 islands, while also easily accessible with non-stop flights from major financial hubs around the world.
The Van Horn Team in Holland, Michigan, now Beacon Sothebys International Realty, will provide unique extensive services to communities along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Beacon Sothebys International Realty offers an alluring waterfront lifestyle outside of our other four independent affiliated companies in Michigan.
We pride ourselves on nurturing our client relationships and operating with open communication, transparency, honesty and integrity, said the founder of Beacon Sotheby's International Realty, Chad Van Horn. The affiliation with the Sothebys International Realty brand brings an incomparable value proposition to our clients and our marketplace. The brand heritage, unique marketing approach and the people in the network drew us to the brand and we are thrilled to now offer increased global exposure, a vast referral network and sophisticated marketing programs to our clients.
Here at Gibson Sothebys International Realty we would like to congratulate Contreras, Harris, Van Horn, their team and the Sothebys brand for this significant achievement.