Sotheby's International Realty Brand Expands Presence in South Carolina

MADISON, N.J., - Oct. 19, 2016 // PRNewswire // - Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that the Tidelands Company in South Carolina has acquired local brokerages DeBordieu Colony Real Estate, Inc. and Prince George Sotheby's International Realty, and the newly combined entity will now do business as Peace Sotheby's International Realty.

The firm is owned and operated by Hampton and Perry Peace, seasoned real estate professionals who have been in the business since 1993.  With this transaction, the Sotheby's International Realty network will expand into the market of Horry County, while continuing to serve the luxury residential real estate markets in Pawleys Island, Georgetown and the private community of DeBordieu Colony.  Carol Jayroe and Phillip Lammonds, former owners of Prince George Sotheby's International Realty, will remain with Peace Sotheby's International Realty as sales associates.

"The coastal South Carolina towns in this market offer both timeless luxury homes and rich history," said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC.  "We are proud to welcome Hampton and Perry Peace and their team to our brand, and we appreciate how well their commitment to provide a high quality level of service to home buyers and sellers aligns with the Sotheby's International Realty® brand."

"We pride ourselves on providing a best-in-class experience which complements our passion for customer satisfaction," said Hampton Peace, broker/owner Peace Sotheby's International Realty. "We look forward to presenting our extraordinary properties to the global audience of the Sotheby's International Realty brand."

In addition to Peace Sotheby's International Realty, the Sotheby's International Realty network has three independently owned and operated member companies throughout the state including: Celia Dunn Sotheby's International Realty in Bluffton; Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty in Charleston; and Justin Winter Sotheby's International Realty in Sunset.

The Sotheby's International Realty network currently has more than 19,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in approximately 850 offices in 65 countries and territories worldwide.  Peace 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 theSotheby'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
175 Park Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940
(973) 407-5596
Lindsey.Scharf@sothebysrealty.com

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