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Sotheby's International Realty Brand Tops Individual Sales Volume Category in REAL Trends & Tom Ferry "The Thousand" Rankings

 

MADISON, N.J. (June 28, 2019)Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand was the No. 1 real estate brand represented in the individual sales volume category as part of the 2019 REAL Trends & Tom FerryThe Thousand” rankings. The annual report ranks America’s top 1,000 residential real estate agents and teams based on 2018 annual sales volume and transaction sides.

The Sotheby’s International Realty brand claimed 41 of the top 250 sales associates in the REAL Trends individual sales volume category, more than any other real estate brand. The brand also had the highest combined individual sales volume from sales associates in the same category.

“Achieving a leading number of sales associates represented in the individual sales volume category of the REAL Trends rankings is a testament to the hard work and dedication of Sotheby's International Realty affiliated professionals,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s International Realty. “Agents affiliated with Sotheby's International Realty demand more of themselves to set the highest standard in the business. This dedication made a record $112 billion in global sales volume for Sotheby's International Realty possible in 2018. I am proud to honor the companies and sales associates represented on this list and their commitment to their clients and the industry.”

Click here to see the Sotheby's International Realty brand affiliated sales associates represented on “The Thousand.” The complete “The Thousand” top real estate professionals list can be found on REAL Trends’ website, www.realtrends.com.

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 22,700 affiliated independent sales associates located in nearly 1,000 offices in 70 countries and territories worldwide. In 2018, the brand achieved a record global sales volume of $112 billion USD. Sotheby’s International Realty listings are marketed on the sothebysrealty.com global website. In addition to the referral opportunities and widened exposure generated from this source, the firm’s brokers and clients will benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house and worldwide Sotheby’s International Realty marketing programs. Each office is independently owned and operated.

About Sotheby's International Realty

Sotheby's International Realty was founded in 1976 as a real estate service for discerning clients of Sotheby's auction house. Today, the company's global footprint spans nearly 1,000 offices located in 70 countries and territories worldwide, including 43 company-owned brokerage offices in key metropolitan and resort markets. In February 2004, Realogy entered into a long-term strategic alliance with Sotheby’s, the operator of the auction house. The agreement provided for the licensing of the Sotheby’s International Realty name and the development of a franchise system. The franchise system is comprised of an affiliate network, where each office is independently owned and operated. Sotheby’s International Realty supports its affiliates and agents with a host of operational, marketing, recruiting, educational and business development resources. Affiliates and agents also benefit from an association with the venerable Sotheby’s auction house, established in 1744. For more information, visit www.sothebysrealty.com.

The affiliate network is operated by Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC, and the company owned brokerages are operated by Sotheby's International Realty, Inc. Both entities are subsidiaries of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC and Sotheby’s International Realty Inc., both fully support the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act.

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    What's Happening in July?

     

    Summer's here!  School's out, the sun is out and you want to be out too! There's a ton of fun outdoor events for the whole family this month. Here's some of the ones you shouldn't miss - you can click on each name for full details.

     

    July 2nd - 6th - Lexington Lions 4th of July Carnival, Lexington

    July 4th - 4th of July Parade, Wakefield

    July 8th - Animal Adventures, Burlington Town Common

    July 11th - Broadway Concert, Summer Concert Series, Stoneham

    July 16th - Outdoor Movie - Ralph Breaks the Internet, Library Park, Woburn

    July 18th - Family Farm Night - Karen K & The Jitterbugs, Wright-Locke Farm, Winchester

    July 25th - Summer Family Fun Run, Horn Pond, Woburn

    July 26th -. Summer Stroll, Downtown Melrose

    July 31st - Concerts on the Common, Winchester

     

    While everyone else is winding down for summer our office is working hard, with many buyers and sellers still active during the 'quiet' times!  If the slower pace of life at this time of year has given you more time to think about making a move, get in touch with one of our agents for a complimentary market analysis.

     

    Enjoy your summer!

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      Local Places to Celebrate Fourth of July

       

      Independence Day celebrations are right around the corner, and while most people know about the spectacular Boston Pops Concert and Fireworks, there are other ways to mark the day right on our doorstep.

      Wakefield holds the largest 4th of July parade in Massachusetts, and it's also the 2nd largest parade in New England, and the 5th largest in the US.  Find out more about the event here.

      The Lexington Lions host a 4th of July Carnival every year, which actually runs from July 2nd - 6th.  Click here for full details.

      If you are up for traveling a little further, but don't want to head into the city, Marblehead's Fireworks and Harbor Illuminations are definitely worth a visit.

      But if it's Boston or nothing, click here for a guide to the best spots to watch the fireworks whilst avoiding the crowds!

       

       

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        What's Happening in June?

        It's almost June, which means it's almost summer!  We've found some great ways to kick-off your summer fun this month with local events that can be enjoyed by all.  You might even see us at some of them!  Click on each name for full details.

        June 1st - Winchester Town Day

        June 2nd - Medford Day 

        June 6th - 8th - Woburn Greek Festival

        June 6th - 30th - The Three Musketeers, Greater Boston Stage Company, Stoneham

        June 14th - Winchester Garden Tour

        June 16th - Father's Day at Stone Zoo, Stoneham - Dad's go free!

        June 16th - Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra performs Queen, Regent Theatre, Arlington

        June 20th - Circle the Square, Medford

        June 20th - Family Farm Nights at Wright-Locke Farm, Winchester

        June 27th - The Boston Bruins Summer Library Kick-Off, Woburn

         

        As the weather heats up the housing market is showing no signs of cooling off.  If you thought you had missed the spring market, think again!  Get in touch for a complimentary market analysis and to discuss when is the best time for you to make a move.

         

        Happy summer!

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          Memorial Day Parades Near You

          American Flag

           

          This weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, and not a moment too soon! In between the cookouts, trips to the beach, and parties with family and friends take a moment to remember and give thanks to all those who sacrificed their freedom so that we could enjoy ours. 

          If you would like to pay your respects, click on your town below for details of Memorial Day Parades and Ceremonies in our area.

          Winchester

          Arlington

          Woburn

          Medford

          Melrose

          Stoneham

          Have a wonderful weekend!

           

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            Move-In Day in Mexico!

             

            Our New Story family has their new home!

            Last year Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates formed a partnership with non-profit New Story, who build safe homes for people living in survival mode in some of the world's poorest countries. Waterfield Sotheby's International Realty, together with agents Marion Crandall, Lesley Smith, Anne Spry and Katie Tully, pledged to fund a home for a family living in the earthquake-hit areas of Mexico.

            This week the Reyes family moved into their new home home in Tlayacapan, Mexico! With a living area, 2 bedrooms, a kitchen, access to clean water, and an outdoor latrine, they finally have the space and sanitary conditions to focus their energy on building their lives rather than struggling to survive.  This family now lives in a thriving community and has a brighter future!

            If you feel inspired and wish to help another family build a new life, go to newstorycharity.org
             

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              What's happening in May?

               

              After all those April showers we can't wait to see some May flowers!  This month is once again packed with fun events for you to enjoy - here's a few of our favorites.  (Heads-up for Winchester runners - the WFEE Town Day Road Race takes place on June 1st - register online now to save time and money!

               

              May 4th - Celebrate Free Comic Book Day (local stores) 
              May 5th - Music MAY-nia, Winchester
              May 9th - 11th - Harriet the Spy, Arlington Children’s Theatre 
              May 11th - Free Admission at Stone Zoo for Mother’s Day, Stoneham 
              May 11th - Relay for Life, Winchester 
              May 12th - Duckling Day Parade, Boston 

              May 14th - Plaza Days Lunchtime Concert, Medford 
              May 17th - 18th - EnKa Fair, Winchester 
              May 24th - 26th - Boston Calling Music Festival, Allston 

              May 25th - 40th Annual Discovery Day, Lexington
              May 26th - Melrose Memorial Day Parade, Melrose  
              May 27th - Free Memorial Day Admission to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 

               

              Unsure if now is a good time to get into the housing market?  May is always a busy month for buyers and sellers and this year looks to be no exception.  Get in touch and we can talk about the best time for you to make a move.

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                U.S. News Ranks 2019 Best High Schools

                 

                U.S. News has published the 2019 ranking of the Best High Schools - and Massachusetts has come out on top again.

                Nearly 49% of the state's eligible schools are featured in the top 25%.  You can view the complete list here.

                As for the Top Schools in Massachusetts, Lexington, Belmont, Winchester and Arlington are all in the Top 25.  Visit our property search pages to find a home in these towns.

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                  What's Happening in April?

                  Bird on Branch in Spring

                  It's officially Spring, and for once Mother Nature seems to agree!  We are so excited to get outside and enjoy the milder weather in April.  Here are some fun ways to enjoy the great outdoors - and indoors - this month.    

                  April 2nd - Light It Up Blue, Winchester

                  April 4th - 6th - Art in Bloom, Winchester

                  April 6th - Rock The Hall ABC Fundraiser, Winchester

                  April 9th - Red Sox Home Opener, Fenway Park

                  April 9th - Passover Prep - Wine and Conversation, Arlington

                  April 13th - Easter Egg Hunt, McCue Garden Center, Woburn 

                  April 13th - 15th - Patriots Day Weekend of Celebration, Lexington

                  April 15th - Boston Marathon (best places to watch)

                  April 20th - Meet the Easter Bunny at Wilson Farm, Lexington

                  April 20th - Easter Egg-stravaganza, Medford

                  No need to wait for the flowers to bloom to list your home!   We are already in our busy season with plenty of buyers looking for homes.  If you are thinking of buying or selling over the next months, get in touch for a complimentary market analysis.

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                    Woburn Library Grand Opening!

                    Woburn Public Library mock up

                    After almost 2 years of renovations, the Woburn Public Library will reopen in its original location, 45 Pleasant St, this Saturday.  Head to the library for the Opening Day Celebration - Saturday, March 16th, from 2 pm - 5.30 pm.  All are welcome!

                     

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