July 15, 2014 // Franchising.com // MADISON, N.J. - Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Main St. Brokerage, LLC in Woodinville, Washington, is the newest member of its real estate network and now will operate as Marketplace Sotheby's International Realty.
Chad and Aaron Shriner are broker/owners of the firm, which has one office in Woodinville and one scheduled to open later this year in Redmond, Washington. With the addition of this firm, the Sotheby's International Realty® brand will have eight independently owned and operated offices throughout the state of Washington.
"Marketplace Sotheby's International Realty is centrally located in the heart of the western Washington wine country," said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC. "Known for its unique beauty, the location has become a point of tourism for wine aficionados. With more than 60 years of combined ownership and management experience, Chad and Aaron have a great depth of knowledge in their market."
According to Aaron Shriner, the Sotheby's International Realty brand affiliation creates new opportunities for their agents and offices. "Our focus is on working together as a team to provide the best service and experience to our clients," he said. "Through the quality service we provide, we aim to be in a class of our own. With the support and global reach of this brand, we believe we can achieve that. We have a very savvy clientele and work to be their trusted real estate advisor."
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. Marketplace 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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