‘Tis the season for good cheer—and that requires a great beverage for saying ‘cheers!’ with friends and family. Everyone has their own holiday traditions that involve special food and drink recipes, including Global Real Estate Advisor for Sotheby’s International Realty, Donna Burns, who has a fondness for hot apple cider. Burns, who is a luxury specialist and has bought and sold real estate on the Alabama and Florida coasts for 20 years, shares how something as simple as a warm beverage has the power to bring people together.

“My favorite memory of this drink recipe is when we first made it for a neighborhood holiday party,” she says. “We invited all our neighbors to our home (many of which had never met each other) and we served everyone a cup of…

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ROBERTSDALE, Ala. – Sales prices continue to trend upward, and houses continue to fly off the market at record speed, but the number of properties sold in October 2021 lessened compared to the year prior. According to Baldwin REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service (MLS) statistics, October 2021 only saw 675 closed sales – an 11.4% decrease compared to 762 in October 2020. The Resort area of Baldwin County did see a 16.4% increase in closed sales from the year prior, but it was not enough to offset the Traditional Residential area’s major decrease of over 100 less homes sold in October 2021 compared to October 2020.


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Kaiser Vacation Rentals Introduces Ocean Edge with EV Technology

ORANGE BEACH, AL - The first EV (Electric Vehicle) equipped residential/vacation community on the Gulf Coast, OCEAN EDGE, was unveiled recently at a ribbon cutting ceremony in Orange Beach, Alabama. The project developer, David Lee, introduced the residential community in collaboration with Kaiser Vacation Rentals, Kaiser Sotheby’s International Realty, OK2Charge and BeHome 24/7.

OCEAN EDGE is a Gulf-front 14 home community at Romar Vista Place featuring 3 and 8 bedroom homes, all with EV charging stations. Erin Kaiser, the listing and marketing agent with Kaiser Sotheby’s International Realty, worked with Mr. Lee through the project’s…

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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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Jim Bartsch

$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.

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“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 Juwai.com Alliance

 Gulf Shores, AL. (September 26, 2016) – Kaiser Sotheby’s International Realty has announced an alliance with Juwai.com 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 Juwai.com, displaying luxury listings from 65 countries and territories.

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China is already the second-largest source of visits to sothebysrealty.com, 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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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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