May 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // MADISON, N.J. - Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Landmark Real Estate Group, with offices in Wilmington and Topsail Island, N.C., is the newest member of its real estate network and now will operate as Landmark Sotheby's International Realty.
Nick Phillips is broker/owner of the firm, which is located at 307 Roland Avenue in Surf City and 1904 Eastwood Road, Suite 313, in Wilmington, serving the coastal region of New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick Counties in southeastern North Carolina. With the addition of this firm, the Sotheby's International Realty® brand now has 12 offices throughout the state.
"The Wilmington market area is rich in natural beauty and offers a world-class coastal lifestyle," said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC. "The region boasts a vast array of luxury properties and the Sotheby's International Realty brand is very pleased to begin showcasing fine homes in the Wilmington market to buyers throughout the country and world."
According to Phillips, the Sotheby's International Realty brand offers a global network with valuable referral opportunities. "The Sotheby's International Realty brand has unrivaled access to qualified buyers of luxury properties, and many of these buyers are looking for real estate in our part of the country," he said. "Our company's mission is to deliver the highest level of service and in-depth market knowledge to buyers and sellers of waterfront and luxury properties, as we bring the Sotheby's International Realty brand to the Wilmington market area."
The Sotheby's International Realty network currently has more than 15,000 independent sales associates located in approximately 700 offices in 54 countries and territories worldwide. Landmark 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.
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.
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