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Baldwin County January 2020 Real Estate Housing Report

As the total number of properties sold in January 2020 increased by 26.8% compared to January 2019, the sales volume did the same, yielding a 34.9% increase. Baldwin REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service (MLS) reports the total amount of residential active inventory in January 2020 was 2,793 properties compared to 3,027 in 2019.

A total of 492 properties sold last month, compared to 388 in January 2019. Additionally, listings moved off the market faster spending an average of 89 days in active status, compared to 94 days in January 2019.

 January’s total sales volume increased almost 35% this year, totaling $158,035,680, compared to $117,184,277 in January 2019. The average sales price of residential properties in Baldwin County increased more than

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From a sleepy little fishing village to a robust beach destination, Orange Beach is rich with culture, great food, beautiful beaches and activities for the whole family.  New York Times bestseller, Andy Andrews narrates the history of Orange Beach and how this best-kept secret has quickly become a favorite to visitors of the area.  


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Friday, January 24, 2020 Kaiser Sotheby’s International Realty Recognizes Top Agents Kaiser Sotheby’s International Realty, a well-known real estate sales firm in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fairhope, Alabama, recently celebrated the successes of their real estate sales associates for 2019. Leonard Kaiser, Owner and Broker, recognized members of their team of professional REALTORS® for their outstanding achievements during their Annual Awards Celebration event. The Top Overall Sales Agent of the Year, Top Buyer’s Agent and Top Sales and Listing Agent for Gulf Shores was Sandy Davenport, Top Listing Agent of the Year and Top Listing Agent for Orange Beach was Erin Kaiser, Top Sales Agent for Orange Beach was Donna Burns, and

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There are three elements to almost every ideal destination vacation: sun, views of sparkling waters, and vibrant cultural experiences. Is it any wonder, then, that islands have always made for the greatest escapes? Here are six where you can stage your next getaway—and then take up permanent residence surrounded by the sea.

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Raised on a Canadian dairy farm, Kevin Thompson made his way to New York City as an educator charged with the insurmountable task of fixing a broken brand, the NYC Board of Education.

Over the course of his career in education, high-end fashion and now luxury real estate, Thompson has discovered the common thread that connects everything — storytelling. And modern digital tools are giving Thompson a huge canvas upon which he can paint the Sotheby’s International Realty story for a new slew of emerging consumers.

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Kaiser Sotheby’s International Realty Expands Footprint to Better Serve Baldwin County and the Alabama Gulf Coast 

Gulf Shores, Alabama (July 1, 2017) - Kaiser Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to announce the opening of two, all new, Alabama Gulf Coast based offices, in Fairhope and Orange Beach, Alabama. Building upon their dedication to global exposure and exemplary service to their clients, the Gulf Shores based realty company is excited to offer a truly unique buying or selling experience for those in the market for a new home, condominium or investment property in Baldwin County. 

The new Fairhope office is slated to open July 3rd, finding its home at 10 South Church Street, conveniently located adjacent to Another Broken Egg, directly

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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi List Santa Barbara Villa for $45 Million

Posted on March 21, 2017 by Natalie Hernandez

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$45,000,000 USD | Santa Barbara, California | Sotheby’s International Realty – Montecito – Coast Village Road Brokerage

The Wall Street Journal recently announced that beloved stand-up comedian, television show host, bestselling author, and Emmy Award winner Ellen DeGeneres and her wife, Australian–American actress Portia de Rossi, have listed their storied Santa Barbara, California estate for $45 million USD.

Jim Bartsch

“The house is always surprising. It reveals itself to you in new ways every day. It’s not overly manicured or tidy. It’s not overly precious or perfect. And it’s a home

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Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced the brand’s expansion in South America with the opening of Chile Sotheby’s International Realty.

The firm, which is led by Javier Contreras, chief executive officer, will serve the luxury residential real estate market throughout Chile.

“Chile’s luxury real estate market has experienced impressive growth over the past few years providing an opportune time to expand the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand into the country,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “We are pleased to welcome Chile Sotheby’s International Realty to our network.”

“Our mission is to provide our clients with personalized, quality service in

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 Kaiser Sotheby’s International Realty to Target China’s Wealthy with New Alliance

 Gulf Shores, AL. (September 26, 2016) – Kaiser Sotheby’s International Realty has announced an alliance with that enables the luxury real estate brand to generate Chinese buyer interest on one of the world’s most prominent real estate websites with over two million monthly visitors. As a truly international brand, Sotheby's International Realty now has the most global representation on, displaying luxury listings from 65 countries and territories.

 Chinese Real Estate Buyers

China is already the second-largest source of visits to, only after the United States, and accounts for one out of every 10 visitors.

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Sotheby’s International Realty® Brand Leads National Rankings for Individual Sales Volume Category in REAL Trends/The Wall Street Journal Report

MADISON, N.J. (JUNE 24, 2016) – Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand was the No. 1 real estate company represented in two of the six categories that comprise the 2016 REAL Trends/The Wall Street Journal “Top Thousand.” The annual report ranks America’s top 1,000 residential real estate agents and teams based on 2015 annual sales volume and transaction sides, and the top 50 agents and top 50 teams on average sales price—making it a ranking of the top 1,100 nationwide.

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