Sotheby's International Realty Brand Expands Presence in Texas

August 12, 2014 // Franchising.com // Madison, N.J.- Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that one of its affiliates in Texas, Kuper Sotheby's International Realty, has acquired Amelia Bullock Realtors in Austin, expanding the brand's presence in the state. Amelia Bullock Realtors' two locations in Austin now will operate as Kuper Sotheby's International Realty.

Harry J. Kuper is broker/owner of Kuper Sotheby's International Realty, which now has eight total offices in Texas with this addition: three in San Antonio, one in Boerne and four in Austin.

"Kuper Sotheby's International Realty has earned a reputation for quality service," said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC. "Amelia Bullock is a family-owned business like Kuper Sotheby's International Realty and has been operating for 45 years. Together, I believe that the combination of these two outstanding firms will make an even greater impact in the Austin market. We are proud to now have a total of 22 Sotheby's International Realty offices in Texas."

According to J. Kuper, principal broker and owner, Kuper Sotheby's International Realty, the firm's expansion under the Sotheby's International Realty brand helps solidify their position as a market leader. "As Austin becomes an even greater international city, the support of the Sotheby's International Realty brand has become that much more critical," he said. "We see extraordinary value in this brand and the tools and resources it provides. We proudly welcome Amelia Bullock Realtors' associates to our organization and their longstanding reputation for excellence."

The Sotheby's International Realty network currently has more than 15,000 independent sales associates located in approximately 720 offices in 52 countries and territories worldwide. Kuper Sotheby's International Realty listings are 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 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.

About Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC

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.

SOURCE Sotheby's International Realty 

Contact:

Jennifer Zimmerman
Senior Director
Public Relations and Communications
(973) 407-6375
Jennifer.Zimmerman@sothebysrealty.com

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