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Franchising

Sotheby's International Realty Brand Expands Presence in Middle Tennessee

April 4, 2018

MADISON, N.J., April 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Zeitlin & Co., Realtors in Tennessee is the newest member of its global network and will now operate as Zeitlin Sotheby's International Realty.

Established in 1979, Zeitlin Sotheby's International Realty is owned by Shirley Zeitlin, founder and chairman, Patricia Carter, president, Jessica Averbuch, CEO, and Sam Averbuch, COO. The firm serves the luxury residential real estate markets covering the greater Middle Tennessee region including Davidson County, home to the key city of Nashville, and all of Williamson County.

"Nashville and the greater Middle Tennessee area has transformed to a global epicenter with its own unique culture that has attracted an international audience," said Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC. "The Zeitlin company is a luxury leader in the Middle Tennessee community having served there for nearly 40 years and we are proud to welcome Zeitlin Sotheby's International Realty to our global network."

"Partnering with the Sotheby's International Realty® brand is an outstanding opportunity that allows our local company to join forces with a global entity," said J. Averbuch. "This affiliation will provide new and innovative avenues for us to better serve our clients across the board. As Zeitlin Sotheby's International Realty, our clients will have access to a myriad of resources, which will enhance our ability to serve them in a holistic manner."

In addition to being a full-service residential real estate brokerage, the firm of 130 agents is also deeply committed to giving back through its charitable fund, which partners with three local non-profits: Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, Bridges Domestic Violence Center, and Our Kids Center.

Zeitlin Sotheby's International Realty is located at 4301 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 100 in Nashville and 580 Franklin Road, Suite 300 in Franklin. Alliance Sotheby's International Realty also operates in the state of Tennessee, serving the greater Knoxville area.

The Sotheby's International Realty network currently has more than 22,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in 950 offices in 69 countries and territories worldwide. In 2017, the brand achieved a record global sales volume of $108 billion USD. Zeitlin 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. © 2018 Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC. All rights reserved. Sotheby's International Realty® and the Sotheby's International Realty Logo are service marks licensed to Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC and used with permission. Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each office is independently owned and operated.

CONTACT

Lindsey Scharf

Director, PR & Communications

Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC

(973) 407-5596

Natalie Hernandez

Manager, PR & Communications

Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC

(973) 407-6142