Gulf Coast Real Estate Blog


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.

The Sotheby’s International Realty

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Posted on June 21, 2016 by Erik Weinbrecht

The next installment of our month-long series brings us to cities we know and love from some of our favorite songs. Specific to no genre, singers/songwriters have been performing songs about the cities they’re emotionally bonded with for many years. Whether they’ve felt love, loss or simply long to return to their home after what has felt like years on the road, let’s revisit some of these world-renowned cities and explore exclusive homes in each of them along the way.

“Sweet home Alabama, where the skies are so blue.”


$4,700,000 USD | Orange Beach, Alabama | Kaiser Sotheby’s International Realty An architectural and interior design masterpiece, this luxurious waterfront estate…
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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,

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How Long have you sold Real Estate??? NEW to the Real Estate industry this year

What do you most enjoy about being a real estate agent? Meeting all the fascinating people.

Advice for anyone interested/or new in a career in Real Estate? Be prepared to dedicate yourself

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? Travel in leisure and enjoying building things.

If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would it be? Mamanuca Islands

Favorite Band/Music? Van Morrison, Allman Brothers, Widespread Panic, among many others

If money wasn't an object what would you do all day? Probably do something different everyday

If you could go back in time what year…
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How Long have you sold Real Estate? 15 Yrs (4 from 1976 to 1980 and 14 in 2004 to present)

What do you most enjoy about being a real estate agent? EVERYTHING! The Interaction with people, The not knowing and anticipation of each day...

What are the biggest changes you have seen in real estate over the years? From MLS in a paper catalog the size of a phone book, to computer based searches.  I’ve seen 20% interest rates in 1980 to 3% a couple of years ago.

Advice for anyone interested/new in Real Estate? BE prepared not to be WEALTHY immediately! Have some financial backing prior to becoming an agent. It takes several months to a year to establish yourself as an agent.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? Auburn Football games ( at

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Spring has kicked off and Summer is just around the corner. The list goes on and on of things to do on the Gulf Coast this time of year. The Wharf is always a happening place to be with concerts, dining, shopping and kid friendly events. The Wharf marina will be hosting the 2015 Billfish Classic and Blue Marlin Grand Championship, even if you are not fishing in these tournaments it is fun for everyone to watch what these excellent sport fishermen bring in!  The Hangout Music Festival has become a popular event in our area, this will take place May 15-17, tickets are still available for this music packed weekend.  Flora-bama does a great job of summer events as well! Shindig on the Sand June 5-7 is a weekend full of great local music, Kenny Chesney

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