Sotheby's International Realty Brand Expands Presence in Washington State
MADISON, N.J. (November 1, 2016) 11-01-2016 —
Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC
today announced that Windermere Real Estate/Tri-Cities in Kennewick,
Washington is the newest member of its network and will now operate as
Retter & Company Sotheby’s International Realty.
operated by Dave Retter, the firm has over 75 affiliated sales
associates and has been servicing the luxury residential real estate
market in Kennewick since 1992.
“Kennewick is situated along
three major rivers and known for its favorable climate,” said Philip
White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s International
Realty Affiliates LLC. “The area supports an active lifestyle offering
ideal conditions for hiking, fishing, golfing and biking and also has an
internationally recognized wine industry. We are proud to welcome Dave
Retter and his team, who have been expertly servicing the real estate
needs of this community for the past 24 years, to our global network.”
“Our company was founded on the basis of integrity and character to
provide our clients with the highest quality service and deliver
results,” said Retter. “To us, the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand represents quality, luxury and the utmost professionalism and we are honored to be a Sotheby’s International Realty affiliate in our local community.”
With this addition, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand now has eight independently owned and operated companies throughout the state of Washington.
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. Retter & Company 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