Sothebysrealty.com Adds 3D Tours with Virtual Reality Capability for Property Detail Pages
Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that its global website, sothebysrealty.com, now supports 3D Tours on its property detail pages allowing real estate consumers the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in homes listed by the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand. The 3D Tours will also feature a Virtual Reality Tour (VR) experience that can be viewed through a compatible device such as an Android phone or VR headset.
For the past few days, Enrico has been in Las Vegas for the Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates Global Networking Event! Monday’s Welcome Reception was followed by numerous breakout sessions covering topics from Brand Conversation and Negotiation to Leveraging Media and New Developments. To cap off an excellent week of learning, the RSIR team made sure to embrace the moment by taking a family photo poolside at the Wynn.
Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today reported that in 2015 its affiliated brokers and sales professionals achieved approximately $80 billion in U.S. home sales volume (transaction sides multiplied by average sale price). Driven largely by a brand record of over 100,000 total transaction sides, this is the highest annual sales volume performance in the history of the brand and marks a 13% increase from the prior year.
Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC, whose parent company is Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), rang the Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange yesterday to celebrate its 40th anniversary milestone in the luxury residential real estate brokerage business. Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC, was joined on the podium by members of the Sotheby’s International Realty network for the bell ringing ceremony.
We are proud to announce that the recently revamped Sotheby’s International Realty® website was recognized by the Web Marketing Association with the “2015 Outstanding Website WebAward” and by W3 with the “2015 W3 Gold Award.” With a great focus on creating the best possible user experience, the new sothebysrealty.com continues the brand’s tradition of revolutionizing Luxury Real Estate in the digital space.
On August 19th, Barry Bergner represented SeattlebyDesign at the Northern California Sotheby’s International Realty Networking Event, along with Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty Owners Dean and Stacy Jones and a collection of brokers. Representing the Pacific Northwest region, we were among an estimated 225 attendees at the all-day symposium held at the historic Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton, CA.
The events kicked off with a warm welcome from Andrew Greenwell, CEO and Principal of Venture Sotheby’s International Realty, who is also the star of BRAVO’s hit realty TV show Million Dollar Listing San Francisco. Greenwell acknowledged the many affiliates who had traveled from as far away as Seattle and Hawaii, noting the importance of referrals and feeder markets. He also introduced Fran Santangelo, VP Global Operations for Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates, LLC, who flew in from New Jersey, along with Wendy Purvey, Chief Marketing Officer.
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Representatives of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty announce the official grand opening of their new flagship branch office at 15 Lake Street in downtown Kirkland. The debut is a series of private events and promotions within the Connoisseurs of Life Showroom.
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Representatives of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty announced today the official grand opening of their new flagship branch office at 15 Lake Street in downtown Kirkland. The firm opens to the public at 11:00am on Saturday, March 1st, 2014. This debut follows a series of private events and promotions within the Connoisseurs of Life Showroom, which fronts the real estate brokerage and includes a new downtown Kirkland office for Cobalt Mortgage. The retail partnerships are comprised of an independent wine bar and retail wine shop operated by DeLille Cellars called “Maison DeLille”, a dramatic installation by LightArt®, high-tech presentations by Wipliance, furnishings and artwork from Masins, Alchemy Collections and The Island Gallery, and even an integrated photo booth by The Snap Bar to capture the events.
“Following six months of design and construction, we’re eager to open for business,” said Dean Jones, Owner of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty. “Our concept is to feature retail partners and exhibitors that target the connoisseurs of life, creating a consumer experience greater than just another real estate brokerage. We view the showroom as a lifestyle destination converging homes, art, wine and design. In addition to drawing traffic to our real estate team and partners, our brokers will benefit from this entertainment venue as they host their own events and promotions in the heart of Kirkland.”
The Kirkland branch of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty is opening with 36 licensed agents and accepting interviews for additional broker recruits. Chad Zinda is appointed as the Designated Broker & Director of Sales and Shelley Cribbey is the Kirkland Office Manager. The broker collective will primarily specialize in Eastside real estate but will proudly service all property types and price points in the metro area and out of state through strategic referral networks.
The private preview events have already drawn praise from local leaders in the Kirkland community.
“We extend a warm welcome to Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty,” says Amy Walen, Mayor of The City of Kirkland. “The vision statement for Kirkland is to be ‘an attractive, vibrant and inviting place to live work and visit’ and as I toured the Connoisseurs of Life Showroom I was experiencing this very doctrine come to life.”
Similar praise was drawn from corporate executives attending the opening events from the global real estate network based in New Jersey.
“Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty has raised the bar again in conceiving the Connoisseurs of Life Showroom,” said Fran Santangelo, Senior Vice President for Global Operations of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates, LLC. “This fine company is well positioned to grow their enterprise with new brokers, especially considering their unique relationships with our other affiliates in Pacific Rim countries. The Kirkland branch office is an exciting addition to our growing footprint in Washington State.”
Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates, LLC now oversees 661 branches in 45 countries and territories around the world including the newest arrival of the Kirkland branch office. Comprising 14,460 brokers worldwide representing more than 36,000 listings, the Sotheby’s International Realty Brand has become a leader in global real estate excellence.
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