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Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty Appoints Real Estate Veteran Stacia Smith to Director of Sales / Seattle Branch Manager

Local Leaders in Global Real Estate Position for Further Growth; Expand Operations with Downtown Seattle Annex

Representatives of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) announced today the appointment of Stacia Smith to Director of Sales / Seattle Branch Manager overseeing approximately 85 licensed brokers in Seattle with plans to double in size by 2020.

“We are elated to welcome Stacia to help lead the next generation of real estate professionals in our Seattle-area offices,” said Dean Jones, President and CEO of RSIR. “Our brokers will greatly benefit from her nearly 30-years of experience in all facets of real estate while programming a caring and collaborative corporate culture within our fast-growing firm.”

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Brand News, Philanthropy, Sotheby's International Realty

Affiliates of Sotheby’s International Realty® Brand Pledge Funds for Over 150 Homes to New Story

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC and New Story, the brand’s charitable partner and a certified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, announced today that the Sotheby’s International Realty® global network of affiliated companies and sales associates have pledged to donate funds for the construction of over 150 homes in an upcoming New Story community in Mexico.

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Brand News, Realogics Sotheby's International Realty, Sotheby's International Realty

Sotheby’s International Realty is Ahead of the Competition in Online Exposure

The statistics for the first quarter of 2017 are in — and more impressive than ever!

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates has excelled in bringing global awareness to real estate properties. Not only has the company surpassed the competition in the global realm, the website traffic reports prove that more people will see luxury listings when they are affiliated with the company.

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Brand News, Sotheby's International Realty

Sotheby’s International Realty® Brand Reaches 30 Million Video Views on YouTube Channel

YouTube’s most touted statistic is that they are the 2nd most visited ‘search engine’ in the world… behind their parent company, Google. As much of a stretch as that line may be, it reveals a truth of how people interact with video online – they are just as likely to seek out a piece of written content relevant to their interest as they are a video explaining the same thing. Sure, you could read the instruction manual on how to install your new gadget, or you could watch a 5-minute video off of your phone.

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Brand News, Luxury Real Estate Market

Consumer Confidence | Global Affluence: The Emerging Luxury Consumer

Last week we introduced “Global Affluence: The Emerging Luxury Consumer,” a report examining the confidence, spending habits and purchasing interests of emerging luxury consumers from around the world.  Today, we take a deeper dive into the confidence of the emerging luxury consumer; the report found that those with $250,000 USD to $1 million USD in investable assets are have an overall level of confidence.

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Brand News, Luxury Real Estate Market

Global Affluence: The Emerging Luxury Consumer

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC is proud to present “Global Affluence: The Emerging Luxury Consumer,” a report examining the confidence, spending habits and purchasing interests of emerging luxury consumers from around the world, defined as those with $250,000 USD to $1 million USD in investable assets.

The report, which is based on a survey that focused on luxury consumers in the United States, United Kingdom, India, United Arab Emirates and China, found that this emerging luxury consumer demographic is confident when it comes to their personal economy and the economy of their respective countries.

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Brand News, Realogics Sotheby's International Realty, Sotheby's International Realty

RSIR’s Asia Services group Expands Into India; Sotheby’s International Realty® Adds Second Affiliate in India

Luxury Real Estate Leaders Point to Increasing Dominance of India Homebuyers in Pacific Northwest

Executives at Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) confirmed expansion of their Asia Services Group despite the increasing capital controls faced by Chinese nationals.

“Asia’s a big place and it’s not all about China,” said Dean Jones, President and CEO or RSIR.  “We’ve recently added hand-selected brokers to increase our service to Indian nationals here at home and abroad, which is synchronized with our brand development in this important country.”

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Brand News

Apple TV | Building the Next Big Thing

The rumors were flying for years. But as is Apple’s wont, nothing was ever confirmed. In one of the few peeks behind the curtain, Steve Jobs confided to his biographer Walter Isaacson about his vision for the future of TV: “I finally cracked it” he said, shortly before his passing.

Fast forward to the fall of 2014, when Apple announced the next iteration of their successful Apple TV set top box. The core of this new platform was its operating system, tvOS, which allows any developer to create fully customized apps just as they would for iPhone or Android.

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Brand News, Featured Property

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi List Santa Barbara Villa for $45 Million

The Wall Street Journal recently announced that beloved stand-up comedian, television show host, bestselling author, and Emmy Award winner Ellen DeGeneres and her wife, Australian–American actress Portia de Rossi, have listed their storied Santa Barbara, California estate for $45 million USD.

“The house is always surprising. It reveals itself to you in new ways every day. It’s not overly manicured or tidy. It’s not overly precious or perfect. And it’s a home that manages to be both spacious and cozy at once.”
– Ellen DeGeneres

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