June 03, 2008 // Franchising.com // PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Chris Clemans and Co., Inc., Realtors, in Cape May, N.J., has joined its luxury real estate network.
The firm, owned by Christina P. Clemans, now will do business as Chris Clemans Sotheby's International Realty.
"Chris Clemans' firm has developed a reputation for providing high-quality service to its clients based on a true understanding of the market," said Michael R. Good, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC. "We are proud to have them carry our brand name in this key New Jersey market."
Clemans believes the Sotheby's International Realty brand's focus on quality mirrors her firm's commitment to providing clients with individualized service. "This company was founded in 1990 with the goal of providing the best possible service with the highest degree of professionalism," Clemans said. "We have set the standard for service in the victorian Cape May market, which is the nation's oldest seaside resort."
The Sotheby's International Realty network currently has more than 9,500 sales associates located in more than 485 offices in the United States and 32 other countries and territories. Chris Clemans Sotheby's International Realty listings will be marketed on the sothebysrealty.com global Web site. In addition to more referral opportunities and widened exposure generated from these sources, the firm will benefit from an association with the Sotheby's auction house and worldwide Sotheby's International Realty marketing programs.
Chris Clemans Sotheby's International Realty is located at 1159 Washington Street, Cape May, N.J., and can be reached at (609) 884-3332. The company has 12 sales associates that service the Cape May, West Cape May, Cape May Point and Lower and Middle Township communities.
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. In February 2004, Realogy Corporation, a global provider of real estate and relocation services, 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 by Realogy's subsidiary, Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC. 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.