It was recently announced that in two out of five categories in the 2016 REAL Trends/The Wall Street Journal Top Thousand, Sotheby’s International Realty was the number one real estate company. This is no small feat. The report, which comes out annually, tracks the top 1,000 real estate teams and agents according to their sales volume. They also track the top 50 agents and the top 50 teams based on the average sales price. In all, they track the best 1,100 agents and teams nationwide. Hitting the top spot in no less than two categories in 2015, was Sotheby’s International Realty. However, they have quite a few more things to add to their record.
More Impressive Records
In addition to those two top spots, they also had 45 out of 250 sales associates in the REAL Trends Individual Sales Volume category. This is more than any other real estate company in the country. They had the largest number of agents represented in the Individual Average Sales Price category. In fact, 17 out of the 50 were from Sotheby’s International Realty. The company also had the top team for their average sales price rank. Their Beverly Hills team was actually able to bring in an average of $18.3 million per sale, which is impressive, even for that part of the country.
Currently, there are more than 19,000 affiliated sales associates all around the world. Each year, the agents and teams grow and become more successful, all backed by the same powerful brand and all marking their listings on sothebysrealty.com. This has helped to provide ample referral opportunities so agents and teams from different corners of the country or the globe help one another find sales. Each of the offices are independently owned and operated, and they have access to some of the best properties available in the world. It’s no wonder that they consistently rank high on the best of lists.
A History of Success
Sotheby’s – (CLICK HERE to view the website) is not a newcomer to the real estate field. They have been around since 1976 with the goal of providing independent brokerages with the referrals and marketing they need for high end luxury properties. The network they’ve put together is designed to bring together the best agents with the best properties and the wealthiest most prestigious clientele on the globe. Today, they are a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp., and they have been since 2004. Only the best companies are able to become affiliates and to have the Sotheby’s International Realty name associated with their firm through the franchise. Those who are able to meet the qualifications are among a very select group of highly talented agents.
They’ve done a good job thus far of taking only the best of the best, as is evidenced from the high rankings they receive each year. To learn more about the Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals List, you can visit www.realtrends.com, the website or REAL Trends.