Sotheby's International Realty Brand Welcomes Idaho Firm

March 15, 2016 // Franchising.com // Madison, N.J. - Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Group One in Boise and Eagle, Idaho, is the newest member of its real estate network and will now operate as Group One Sotheby’s International Realty.

The firm, which is owned and operated by Brad Barker and KaLinn Dishion, will serve the markets of Boise, Eagle, Meridian, Nampa and Star.  With this addition, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand now has three independently owned and operated affiliates in the state of Idaho including: Sun Valley Sotheby’s International Realty/Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty and Tomlinson Sotheby’s International Realty.

“We are proud to grow our presence in Idaho with Group One Sotheby’s International Realty,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “The Boise market offers residents a beautiful landscape between desert and the mountains with a mild climate that caters to an active lifestyle all year round.”

“After 33 years as an independent real estate firm, we have proven that we can create and maintain a successful brand at the intersection of artful living and real estate sales,” said Dishion. “Now we want to elevate it and give it a powerful boost.”

“The elegance of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand is undeniably attractive,” said Barker. “Our affiliation with the Sotheby’s International Realty network complements our ongoing commitment to excellence and we are excited to take this important step to better meet the needs of our clients.  Sotheby’s International Realty is not just about luxury property; it is about luxury marketing.  Our clients will benefit from the exposure given by our affiliation with the most powerful brand in international real estate marketing.”

The firm has two offices with the main office located at 500 E. Shore Drive, Eagle, Idaho.
 
Then Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 18,800 affiliated independent sales associates located in approximately 835 offices in 63 countries and territories worldwide.  Group One 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.

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 Affiliates LLC

Contact:

Lindsey Scharf
Senior Manager
Brand Content and Communications
Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC
(973) 407-5596
Lindsey.Scharf@sothebysrealty.com 

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