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  "I went with expectations of networking, which were more than exceeded. I did not expect to learn so much about the tools that Sotheby’s Realty has to offer and how that can change my business. Not only did corporate share great business practices and tools but the attendees in the audience of various breakouts shared as well. - Ohana!!!"    — Brandy Donovan, Realtor (S)


Island Sotheby’s International Realty, recently participated in the 2016 Sotheby’s International Realty® Global Networking Event. The event, which took place from May 16 - 18 in Las Vegas, Nevada, brought together approximately 2,300 members of the Sotheby’s International Realty network, with more than 165 of the brand’s companies represented from 40 countries and
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Honolulu, HI (May 24, 2016) – LIST Sotheby’s International Realty recently recorded a landmark transaction with the highest sale price in Kailua since January 2008. It was also the third highest sale on Oahu in the last five years.*

Listed at $23 million by Judith Whitfield of LIST Sotheby’s International Realty, the 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom 6,452 square foot house sits in a private, gated setting on 1.3 acres with 200 linear feet of white, sandy beach along the famed Kailua coastline. Consistently rated one of the best beaches in America, Kailua Beach is a great getaway less than 30 minutes away from Honolulu.

Features include a poolside cabana, tropical water accents such as tiki torches, fire pit, fountains, state-of-the art security

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Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that it has signed an agreement with List Holdings Singapore PTE. LTD. to develop the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand in Singapore.

List Holdings Singapore PTE. LTD. is owned by the same company that operates List Sotheby’s International Realty in Japan and Honolulu, Hawaii. The firm’s Singapore location will be led by Hisashi Kitami, owner and chief executive officer of List Sotheby’s International Realty.

“Singapore is a global financial center making it an attractive market for international buyers,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “Hisashi Kitami and his team share our brand’s core values and

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Photo: John Leong (left), Ryan MacLaughlin (right)

The Hawaii Affiliates of Sotheby’s International Realty (HASIR) Charitable Fund at Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF) made a presentation to the fund’s premier grant recipient, Kupu Hawaii, on Wednesday March 16th at the new flagship office of LIST Sotheby’s International Realty, 677 Ala Moana Blvd. Suite 111 in Honolulu. 

Ryan MacLaughlin of Island Sotheby's International Realty presented a check in the amount of $10,000 to John Leong, CEO of Kupu. In his opening remarks, Ryan introduced representatives of HASIR, Dodie MacArthur of MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty on the Big Island, Debra Blachowiak of Sleeping Giant Sotheby’s International Realty on Kauai and Myra Brandt of LIST

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Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced it has signed a 25-year franchise agreement with Redres NL BV to expand the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand into the Netherlands with the opening of Redres Sotheby’s International Realty.

Redres Sotheby’s International Realty, co-owned by Jan-Willem Andriessen and Jim Reerink, will serve the luxury residential real estate market in Amsterdam and throughout the Netherlands.  The firm is located in Hilversum, with plans for additional offices in Amsterdam and other key Dutch markets.

“The Netherlands have a growing luxury real estate market and it was the right time for our brand to have a presence within the country,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer of

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Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced the brand’s existing affiliate brokerage in Argentina, Ginevra Sotheby’s International Realty, which is owned and operated by Mercedes Ginevra, will now provide residential real estate services throughout the country, focusing on key markets such as Puerto Madero, San Isidro, Mendoza, Salta, and La Patagonia.

“Argentina is steeped in rich history with a varied terrain from the inland mountains to resort towns and imposing cliffs along the coast, catering to many different lifestyles,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “Argentina has an important position in the South American luxury market and this expansion

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Costal Alabama - Kaiser SIR

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Kaiser Real Estate Sales in Alabama is the newest member of its real estate network and will now operate as Kaiser Sotheby’s International Realty.

The firm, owned and operated by Leonard Kaiser, will service Baldwin County and the greater Coastal Alabama area with two offices in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, Alabama.  This is the first Sotheby’s International Realty® affiliate company in the state of Alabama.

“Coastal Alabama is an ideal area for lifestyle activities such as boating and fishing, making it an increasingly popular second-home market,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “Located on the

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$19,975,000  |  Makena, Maui  |  MLS® #: 368545
 

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today reported that in 2015 its affiliated brokers and sales professionals achieved approximately $80 billion in U.S. home sales volume (transaction sides multiplied by average sale price). Driven largely by a brand record of over 100,000 total transaction sides, this is the highest annual sales volume performance in the history of the brand and marks a 13% increase from the prior year.

Global Growth

The Sotheby’s International Realty brand also reported growth in its global network, which now encompasses 63 countries and territories worldwide. At year-end, the network totaled 835 offices, a gain of nearly 10%, and more than 18,800

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Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Wins ‘Best in Category’ in Franchisee Satisfaction for Ninth Consecutive Year in Franchise Business Review Awards

Sotheby’s International Realty, today announced the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand won Franchise Business Review’s Best in Category for Real Estate Franchisee Satisfaction award for the ninth year in a row.

The Best in Category award measures franchisee satisfaction with their franchisors and is part of the 11th annual Franchisee Satisfaction Awards presented by Franchise Business Review.  In addition to earning the top real estate ranking, the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand also came in fourth in the overall top 50 and second among the Top 50 “Systems with 250 or more

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Sotheby’s International Realty (SIR) is 1 of 20 exclusive advertising partners on the Apple News app now through the end of December and the only real estate company.

Apple News is a brand new application baked into every Apple device running iOS 9 or newer, allowing us to potentially reach over 800 million iPhones and iPads.

We are the only Real Estate company that has been selected and we have a 5 % Share-of-Voice on the For You section of the app + a 25% Share-of-Voice in the app's Business Channel.

You can also add the Sotheby's International Realty channel within Apple News, which has content automatically fed via our Extraordinary Living blog. It can be found by searching for Sotheby's International Realty within the News app or

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