September 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // Madison, N.J. - Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Monument Sotheby’s International Realty in Baltimore, Maryland is the newest member of its luxury real estate network.
The firm, co-owned by Charlie Hatter, Shawn Evans, David Swirnow, Nick Travelstead and Noah Mumaw, will serve Baltimore and the surrounding area.
“Expanding into the greater Maryland market has been an objective for our brand, and we have carefully searched for the ideal firm to represent the brand,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “We have finally found that fit with Monument Sotheby’s International Realty and are proud to welcome them to our network.”
Monument Sotheby’s International Realty will have a strong presence in the greater Baltimore area with two offices in the Inner Harbor, a third office in Roland Park and plans for expansion into the surrounding counties. The main office will be located in the Inner Harbor at 801 Key Highway.
“Our mission is to provide local market knowledge while offering the highest quality service. We saw the need for a full-service brokerage in the greater Baltimore area and look forward to providing a superior-level of service locally and around the state,” said Hatter. “The affiliation with Sotheby’s International Realty offers our firm unprecedented levels of support, as well as the opportunity for global exposure and recognition.”
The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 17,000 sales associates located in approximately 800 offices in 61 countries and territories worldwide. Monument 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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