Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence in Massachusetts
MADISON, N.J. 09-14-2016 —
Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC
today announced that Barrett Sotheby’s International Realty in
Massachusetts has acquired local brokerage The Higgins Group. The
acquired firm will now operate as Barrett Sotheby’s International
The acquisition expands Barrett Sotheby’s International
Realty into new markets, including Lexington and Bedford, while
continuing to service the luxury residential real estate markets in
Concord, Carlisle and Lincoln. In addition, the firm has now grown to
over 100 independent sales associates.
Laurie Cadigan is the
broker/owner of Barrett Sotheby’s International Realty and will remain
at the helm. Diane Higgins, former broker/owner of The Higgins Group,
will become managing broker at Barrett Sotheby’s International Realty.
Sotheby’s International Realty has been serving their local luxury
residential real estate market since 1977,” said Philip White, president
and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates
LLC. “We are proud of all that Laurie Cadigan and her firm have
accomplished, and we support their growth within Massachusetts.
Additionally, we have great respect for Diane Higgins and her team of
top sales professionals. This acquisition will serve to strengthen
Barrett Sotheby’s International Realty’s commitment to delivering an
exceptional level of service to their clients.”
Group is known for its personalized approach and dedication to its
clients,” said Cadigan. “Together, our companies will form one of the
finest firms in greater Boston and we are thrilled to be welcoming the
Higgins Group to our organization.”
International Realty is a widely recognized and respected company, and
we are proud to be joining such an acclaimed team, bringing the finest
international network and premier level of worldwide exposure to our
clients’ doorstep,” added Higgins.
The Sotheby’s International Realty® network has 40 branded offices throughout the state of Massachusetts.
The Sotheby’s International Realty
network currently has more than 19,000 affiliated independent sales
associates located in approximately 850 offices in 65 countries and
territories worldwide. Barrett Sotheby’s International Realty listings
will be 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 Affiliates LLC Founded
in 1976 to provide independent brokerages with a powerful marketing and
referral program for luxury listings, the Sotheby’s International
Realty network was designed to connect the finest independent real
estate companies to the most prestigious clientele in the world.
Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy
Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising
and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement
services. 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 full franchise system. Affiliations
in the system are granted only to brokerages and individuals meeting
strict qualifications. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC
supports its affiliates with a host of operational, marketing,
recruiting, educational and business development resources. Franchise
affiliates also benefit from an association with the venerable Sotheby’s
auction house, established in 1744. For more information, visit www.sothebysrealty.com.
Lindsey Scharf Senior Manager, Brand Content and Communications Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC 175 Park Avenue Madison, NJ 07940 (973) 407-5596 Lindsey.Scharf@sothebysrealty.com