Sotheby's International Realty
Since the founding of the Sotheby’s Auction House in 1744, the Sotheby’s name has earned renown as a marketer of the world’s most valuable and prestigious possessions. This reputation is built as much upon exceptional service to clients as on the notable art, antiques, jewelry and other holdings that pass through Sotheby’s offices around the world. Our association with the Sotheby’s Brand is truly what sets us apart because it is more than just an Auction House. It’s the ultimate destination where collectors gather to indulge their desires and share their knowledge.
The year is 1976. Sotheby’s recognizes that the firm can serve its auction clients in a valuable new way with a complete package of estate disposition services. Founded on the same commitment to exceptional service that characterized the firm’s dealings for more that two centuries, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand is born and soon becomes known around the world for the distinctive homes it represents. Today we continue that focus by employing our brand’s vision of artfully uniting extraordinary homes with extraordinary lives. The Sotheby’s International Realty brand was established to connect the finest real estate companies to the most prestigious clientele in the world.
The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 11,700 sales associates located in approximately 550 offices in 44 countries and territories worldwide, sharing many thousand referrals around the world. Our referral system boasts hundreds of “connections” per months coming from two channels – realty and auction. With a dedicated liaison stationed at the Sotheby’s Auction House and realty corporate headquarters, we are able to unite thousands of buyers with the properties our network represents.