By Jim Barth
Jan 07, 2013

Sotheby's International Realty Ski Specialty WebsiteSummit Sotheby’s International Realty in Park City and Deer Valley, Utah announced the Sotheby’s International Realty brand’s launch of a Ski specialty market website, the latest in a planned series of branded websites for specialty markets.

The specialized website, which can be found at skipropertysir.com, matches the look and feel of the brand’s website, sothebysrealty.com, and provides detailed Ski lifestyle real estate listing information and resources. The website enables buyers and sellers to search for the finest properties in this segment and the sales professionals who represent them. It covers a full spectrum of lifestyle types and properties including: ski-in and ski-out, base of mountain living and close proximity to mountains. The site was launched with more than $2 billion of ski property listings worldwide.

The website will also highlight notable sales internationally and feature area-focused sections, resort mountain descriptions and advanced search capabilities.

“The Sotheby’s International Realty brand has long been a powerful force in world-class Ski markets around the world,” said Wendy Purvey, chief marketing officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “So it was only natural for us to seek to delve further into this market. From ski-in, ski-out properties to villas in the mountains, this specialty website offers a robust inventory of extraordinary homes in locations as diverse as Aspen, Colorado; Hong Kong; Whistler, Canada; Colony, Switzerland and many more.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 12,600 sales associates located in approximately 650 offices in 45 countries and territories worldwide.

Sotheby’s Enters Deal to Sell Art in China

By Nancy Barth
Sep 26, 2012

Sotheby's International RealtyAccording to a recent article in The Wall Street Journal, Sotheby’s Auction House has become the first foreign company allowed to sell art and other collectibles in China. 

Sotheby’s confirmed that it signed a joint-venture agreement with Beijing GeHua Art Co., a state owned enterprise to sell art in China.  Sotheby’s now owns 80% of the new company, called Sotheby’s (Beijing) Auction Co., and the first sale of this new venture is slated for September 27 in Beijing.

Sotheby’s Auction House was founded in 1744 and currently maintains 90 locations in 40 countries and conducts 250 auctions each year.  The Sotheby’s International Realty brand offers the same commitment to exceptional service that has characterized Sotheby’s for more than two centuries.  Summit Sotheby’s International Realty, with locations in Park City and Deer Valley, Utah, continues that focus by employing the Sotheby’s brand vision of artfully uniting extraordinary homes with extraordinary lives.

For more details regarding the new venture in China, please read the WSJ article.

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Strengthens Presence in Aspen, Colorado

By Jim Barth
Mar 03, 2012

Just a few days ago, Sotheby’s International Realty published a press release announcing that Morris & Fyrwald Sotheby’s International Realty in Aspen and Carbondale, Colo. has combined with Chaffin Light Real Estate in Aspen, Snowmass Village and Basalt, and now will operate as Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty.

 “Morris & Fyrwald Sotheby’s International Realty has a reputation as a strong leader in the Aspen market while Chaffin Light Real Estate and its predecessor, Snowmass Real Estate Company, have been market leaders in Snowmass Village and the Mid-Valley,” said Philip White, president and chief operating officer of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “The combined strength of these two companies and the Sotheby’s International Realty brand will provide clients with extraordinary opportunities in one of the world’s most high-end markets.”

 This is further evidence that the Sotheby’s International Realty Brand is continuing to increase its focus on the luxury mountain resort areas of the western United States with additional offices located in Park City, Deer Valley® Resort, Vail Resort and Lake Tahoe.