November 04, 2016 // Franchising.com // MADISON, N.J. and ST. VINCENT & the GRENADINES - Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced the brand’s expansion in the Caribbean with the opening of St. Vincent & the Grenadines Sotheby's International Realty.
The firm, which is led by Michelle Bellegarde, owner and chief executive officer, and Pierre Bellegarde, president, will serve the luxury real estate market throughout the 32 island nation located in the Eastern Caribbean including the islands of St. Vincent, Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, Tobago Cays, Palm Island, Mayreau and Union.
“St. Vincent & the Grenadines is a hidden gem in the Caribbean,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “With pristine beaches in an idyllic setting, the islands are attractive for second-home buyers. We are proud to welcome Michelle and Pierre Bellegarde and their team to our network.”
“It gives us great pride to represent the Sotheby's International Realty® brand in this incredible part of the Caribbean,” said Michelle Bellegarde. “We look forward to providing an exceptional real estate experience for those seeking the luxurious and incomparable Caribbean lifestyle.”
St. Vincent & the Grenadines Sotheby's International Realty is located conveniently along the Belmont Walkway in Port Elizabeth, Bequia.
The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 20,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in approximately 850 offices in 65 countries and territories worldwide. St. Vincent & the Grenadines 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.
SOURCE Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC
Director, International Marketing & Servicing
Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC
Michelle Bess Bellegarde
Chief Executive Officer
St. Vincent & the Grenadines Sotheby's International Realty
St. Vincent: 784-497-7185