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Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty Attracts Local Talent and Expands to Newton, Massachusetts

Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty today announced the opening of its new office located at 767 Beacon Street in the heart of Newton Centre. Locally owned and operated, Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty now has a total of three offices strategically located in Brookline, Jamaica Plain and Newton. These key markets will allow it to better serve an international clientele, at all price points, who are coming to live in the Boston area to take advantage of the many opportunities available in the Boston Medical area, local universities and the innovation economy; many of whom are also looking to live in the communities with strong school systems like Brookline, Chestnut Hill, and Newton markets.

“We are thrilled to have been selected to represent the prestigious Sotheby’s International Realty brand in Newton. The power of a global brand, built on a 272 year heritage, is unparalleled in the real estate brokerage industry. When the opportunity to expand into Newton presented itself, we felt like the brand saw us as the future leader in these key strategic Boston and suburban markets that run throughout the entire Route 9 corridor.  With our new strategic position and strength, we feel Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty offers top agents and clients the best option for luxury real estate and international exposure in the marketplace” said Jon Ufland, principal and managing broker, Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty, and Newton resident.

The Sotheby’s International Realty brand attracts top agents around the world. Recently, the brand had the most individuals represented in the Individual Average Sales Price category, holding 17 of the top 50 spots (34%) in the 2016 REAL Trends/The Wall Street Journal Top Thousand report. Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty is now uniquely positioned to represent distinctive properties across the Greater Boston area.

Newton broker and resident, Margie Kern will also be joining the company as a Principal and top performing sales agent. Kern, one of the elite luxury residential brokers in Newton and the Greater Boston area, will be heavily involved in helping to grow the Newton office.

“We are thrilled to have Margie Kern joining our team. Margie has positioned herself as one of the most successful luxury residential real estate agents in the area as a result of her unmatched work ethic, incredibly loyal clientele and dedicated team of talented agents.” said Jon Ufland. “Margie’s market knowledge, collaborative spirit in helping others succeed, and her strong business acumen will enhance our ownership team as well as attract other top performing agents to our company.”

Joining Margie at Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty’s Newton office are agents Sandra Fromm, Beverly Berman, Beth Barry, Valerie Beaver, Marsha Marchant, Ward Shifman, Linda Brennan, and Chris Lee, all of whom are, or have been, Newton residents and active community members.

Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty serves clients in Brookline, Jamaica Plain, Newton, and surrounding Greater Boston communities. The global advertising and marketing tools are unparalleled, offering sellers unprecedented access to buyers around the world, through the Sotheby’s International Realty network of more than 850 offices in 65 countries and territories worldwide. In addition to the referral opportunities and widened exposure generated from this source, the firm’s brokers and clients benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house.

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Sotheby’s International Realty Beats Zillow And Realtor.com To 3-D

sirmatterportSotheby’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.

The 3D and VR Tours are produced by strategically placing specialized cameras throughout a home to create a result that transforms the traditional way people view homes online. The 3D and VR Tours add an additional layer of content to the existing property detail pages on sothebysrealty.com which also provide a written description, high-resolution photographs and high-definition videos. At launch, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand will have 3D Tours available on over 1,000 properties that are viewable on desktop, tablet or smartphone.

“Introducing 3D and VR Tours on sothebysrealty.com is just another example of how we are keeping the Sotheby’s International Realty brand on the cutting edge while creating an immersive experience for consumers,” said John Passerini, global vice president, interactive marketing at Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “Distance can present a challenge when looking to buy a home and virtual reality has provided a provocative solution. This technology is allowing buyers to purchase homes without having to physically travel to view them, which is especially relevant to the global clientele we serve.”

In coordination with this announcement, Sotheby’s International Realty is also a real estate launch partner for Matterport’s CoreVR release— the largest collection of virtual reality content across multiple disciplines. With the adoption of CoreVR, Sotheby’s International Realty will be able to offer both a 3D and VR experience. Additionally, Sotheby’s International Realty property listings on Mansion Global, the digital luxury real estate destination from Dow Jones, will also be equipped with the 3D Tour feature.

View our latest 3D tour for 60 Princeton Road in Chestnut Hill.

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Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty Welcomes Sarah Godfrey as Assistant Sales Manager

Sarah_GrayUnlimited Sotheby’s International Realty, a leading full-service real estate brokerage in the Greater Boston area, is pleased to announce the appointment of real estate professional Sarah Godfrey as the Assistant Sales Manager of its Brookline office. Sarah will be working with Principal and Managing Broker Jon Ufland to help manage and coach the sales team in Brookline, and leverage her experience to give them a competitive edge in Boston’s global real estate market.

Sarah joins the agency with 12 years of real estate and management experience. Most recently, she worked on a team at Hammond Residential, where she played an instrumental role in the group’s success. She orchestrated many facets of the team’s administration, sales and marketing functions.  Sarah is recognized for her enthusiasm, responsiveness and attention to detail. Prior to real estate, Sarah spent many years working for a voice recognition software company as a trainer and manager, gaining experience in project management, presentation development and communications.

“Since affiliating with the premier Sotheby’s International Realty brand, we’ve experienced remarkable growth and opportunities in just a short timeframe, said Jon Ufland, Principal and Managing Broker, Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty. “Sarah will be a tremendous leader for our organization. Her hire is a strategic one as the company looks to continue building momentum in the Brookline, Jamaica Plain, Newton and surrounding Greater Boston communities. She is a highly respected and qualified professional who brings versatility and valuable skill sets to our growing business.”

Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty is a well-respected, growing player in the local real estate community.  With top visibility in each of the markets it serves, backed by the preeminent worldwide luxury network and innovative marketing solutions that Sotheby’s International Realty provides, the opportunities are endless,” noted Sarah Godfrey, Assistant Sales Manager, Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty. “I’m thrilled to join this forward-thinking organization and use my experience to take on the new challenge of sales management.”

Born and raised in Newton, Massachusetts Sarah has an in-depth knowledge of the area. She graduated from Brimmer and May in Chestnut Hill and received a Sociology degree from the University of Vermont. Sarah is now a longtime resident of Waltham. She enjoys the beach, summers and weekends on the Cape and spending time with family and friends.

Sarah Godfrey can be contacted at sarah.godfrey@unlimitedsir.com.

 

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Sotheby’s International Realty Global Networking Event 2016

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Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty, recently participated in the 2016 Sotheby’s International Realty® Global Networking Event. The event, which took place from May 16th through May 18th in Las Vegas, Nevada, brought together approximately 2,300 members of the Sotheby’s International Realty network, with more than 165 of the brand’s companies represented from 40 countries and territories worldwide.

 

“The Sotheby’s International Realty Global Networking Event offers an extraordinary experience and provides great value to our firm, and in turn, our clients,” said Jon Ufland, Principal, Managing Broker, Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty.  “Attending allowed us the opportunity to connect with the world’s most talented real estate professionals to learn more about the industry, both on a global level and as a whole, the advantages offered through the Sotheby’s International Realty network and the brand’s vision for the future, all while creating lasting friendships and a valuable, global referral business.”

 

Held at the Wynn Las Vegas, the Sotheby’s International Realty Global Networking Event was a dynamic three-day immersion into the brand, offering network members the unique opportunity to collaborate, share ideas and best practices, generate referrals and create lasting business connections around the world.  The general sessions featured inspiring, emotional and motivational speeches from Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC’s Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Wendy Purvey, chief marketing officer, and Francis X. Santangelo, senior vice president, global operations; as well as keynote speaker Daniel Lamarre, president and chief executive officer of Cirque du Soleil, and closing speaker Joe Castillo, the world’s premier “SandStory” performer.

 

“Our Global Networking Event celebrates the strength of the Sotheby’s International Realty network,” said White.  “This year’s conference was our most attended ever and it is incredible to see how members of our network continue to utilize the resources we provide, take the reins and develop their own new opportunities and continue to grow their business.  We are proud of our network, our heritage and our future, and the success of this year’s Global Networking Event is the culmination of it all.” 

 

There were over 35 different breakout sessions offered, ranging in topic from sales and negotiation tactics, to the changing landscape and demographics of home ownership, to the power of branding and marketing, and more. More than 120 Sotheby’s International Realty network members volunteered to play an integral part in the sessions, sharing advice, best practices and personal experiences with their peers while serving as breakout hosts, guest speakers and expert panelists.

 

Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty, which has offices in Brookline and Jamaica Plain, offers exclusive Sotheby’s International Realty marketing, advertising and referral services that are designed to attract well-qualified buyers to the firm’s property listings. Property listings from Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty also are marketed on the sothebysrealty.com  global website, as well as on the firm’s local website, unlimitedsir.com

As a Sotheby’s International Realty affiliate, the firm and its clients also benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s Auction House, allowing the firm’s sales associates the opportunity for real estate referrals with auction house clientele as well as the unique ability to refer real estate clientele for appraisal services for jewelry, art, antique furniture and collectibles.

 

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 19,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in approximately 845 offices in 63 countries and territories worldwide.  Each office is independently owned and operated.

Media Watch – The New York Times Exclusive Video Block Now Live!

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The Sotheby’s International Realty® brand is excited to announce the launch of the Exclusive Video Block, now running on the The New York Times “Find a Home” landing page.

As the exclusive “Find a Home” launch partner, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand owns the native video module, which is served on the #1 and #2 editorial slots in this section. No other brand has been able to utilize this custom video player found on the NYTimes.com homepage.

The New York Times website has massive global reach, reaching over 80 million monthly visitors and a highly engaged audience who view over 482 million pages monthly.

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Historic Sale of W.T. Waggoner Ranch in Vernon, Texas

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Featured earlier this year as sothebysrealty.com’s number one most viewed home of 2015 and the Sotheby’s International Realty brand’s most expensive listing of all time, the W.T. Waggoner Ranch in Vernon, Texas has sold!

“The sale of the legendary W.T. Waggoner Ranch is a perfect example of the Sotheby’s International Realty reach at work. After launching the property, we received international inquiries from Dubai, China, South America, Mexico and beyond,” said Robbie Briggs, president and chief executive officer of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. “The strong national presence of the brand ultimately connected us with the buyer, Stan Kroenke, an American businessman, owner of the Los Angeles Rams and devoted rancher who saw the value of investing in Texas soil. We are very excited to be part of this historic sale.”

“The sale of the W.T. Waggoner Ranch is the highest priced listing sold in the history of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand,” added Philip White, president and chief operating officer of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.

The W.T. Waggoner Ranch is one of the largest and most famous ranches in the United States and was established in 1849. Never before offered for sale in 165 years of ownership, the sprawling Ranch estate includes more than 535,000-contiguous acres spread over six North Texas counties, incorporating two main compounds, many homes and significant infrastructure, including a 10,000 square foot Ranch office headquarters in nearby Vernon, Texas.

There are approximately 20 cowboy camps ranging from 10,000 to 40,000 acres each. The ranch was offered as a turnkey proposition with hundreds of quarter-horses, many thousands of head of cattle, with approximately 1,200 existing oil wells, as well as mineral rights and 30,000 acres of cultivated farmland.

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Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty Participates in Luxury Real Estate Conference

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Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty, a luxury real estate firm based in Greater Boston, recently participated in the 2015 Sotheby’s International Realty® Leadership Forum, which brought together over 400 network members worldwide.

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Reception Event at the Resort

This dynamic, two-day event, which was held October 22 to October 24 at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, provided a unique opportunity for Sotheby’s International Realty brokers, owners and managers to network and share best practices.

The Leadership Forum provides a great value to our firm, bringing together some of our network’s most talented real estate professionals around the world,” said Jon Ufland, Principal, Managing Broker Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty. “It offered the opportunity to share best practices, marketing insights and learn more about the Sotheby’s International Realty brand’s strategic vision for the future.”

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Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty, which has offices in the Greater Boston Area, offers exclusive Sotheby’s International Realty marketing, advertising and referral services designed to attract most discerning, global buyers to the firm’s property listings. In addition, the firm and its clients benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house, which promotes real estate referral opportunities with auction house clientele.

As a Sotheby’s International Realty affiliate, the firm also has the unique ability to refer its real estate clientele to the auction house for jewelry, art, unique furniture and collectible appraisal services. Property listings from Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty also are marketed on the sothebysrealty.com global website, as well as on the firm’s local website, unlimitedsir.com.

leadership5Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty, which has offices in Brookline, MA and Jamaica Plain, MA, offers exclusive Sotheby’s International Realty marketing, advertising and referral services designed to attract most discerning, global buyers to the firm’s property listings. In addition, the firm and its clients benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house, which promotes real estate referral opportunities with auction house clientele.

As a Sotheby’s International Realty affiliate, the firm also has the unique ability to refer its real estate clientele to the auction house for jewelry, art, unique furniture and collectible appraisal services. Property listings from Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty also are marketed on the sothebysrealty.com global website, as well as on the firm’s local website, unlimitedsir.com.

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has approximately 17,000 sales associates located in approximately 800 offices in 61 countries and territories worldwide. Each office is independently owned and operated.

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