Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Enters Alabama
Gulf Shores, AL. (March 9, 2015) – 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 Gulf of Mexico, the region is also in close proximity to the vibrant city of New Orleans. We are thrilled to expand the Sotheby’s International Realty networkpresence to Coastal Alabama and are proud to welcome Kaiser Sotheby’s International Realty to the brand.”
Kaiser and his team have been serving the local real estate community for over 35 years. “Our firm is dedicated to providing five-star service to buyers and sellers of real estate along the Alabama Gulf Coast,” said Kaiser. “Affiliating with Sotheby’s International Realty provides us with a global audience and we are proud to showcase our coastal community to the world.”
The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 18,800 affiliated independent sales associates located in approximately 835 offices in 63 countries and territories worldwide. Kaiser Sotheby’s International Realty listings will be marketed on the sothebysrealty.com global website. In addition to the referral opportunities and widened exposure generated from this source, the firm’s brokers and clients will benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house and worldwide Sotheby’s International Realty marketing programs. Each office is independently owned and operated.
About Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC
Founded in 1976 to provide independent brokerages with a powerful marketing and referral program for luxury listings, the Sotheby’s International Realty network was designed to connect the finest independent real estate companies to the most prestigious clientele in the world. Sotheby’s 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 Sotheby’s, the operator of the auction house. The agreement provided for the licensing of the Sotheby’s 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. Sotheby’s 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 Sotheby’s auction house, established in 1744. For more information, visit www.sothebysrealty.com.