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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Luxury Real Estate Conference

Sotheby’s International Realty, a luxury real estate firm based in Santa Barbara, California, recently participated in the 2012 Sotheby’s International Realty® Leadership Forum, which brought together more than 220 network members worldwide.


This dynamic, three-day event, which was held Sept. 10 to 12 at The InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile in Chicago, provided a unique opportunity for Sotheby’s International Realty brokers, owners and managers to network and share best practices.

“The annual Leadership Forum provides a great value to our firm,” said Greg Tice, Senior Vice President and Brokerage Manager. “It offered the opportunity to network with some of the world’s most talented real estate professionals and learn more about the industry and the Sotheby’s International Realty brand’s vision for the future.”

Sotheby’s International Realty, which has offices in Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez and Montecito offers exclusive Sotheby’s International Realty marketing, advertising and referral services designed to attract well-qualified buyers to the firm’s property listings. In addition, the firm and its clients benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house, which promotes real estate referral opportunities with auction house clientele.

As a Sotheby’s International Realty affiliate, the firm also has the unique ability to refer its real estate clientele to the auction house for jewelry, art, unique furniture and collectible appraisal services. Property listings from Sotheby’s International Realty also are marketed on the sothebysrealty.com global website, as well as on the firm’s local website, sothebyshomes.com/santabarbara

“The Leadership Forum brings together our network members from all over the world with the common goal of sharing their own unique experiences,” said Michael R. Good, Chief Executive Officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “This year’s conference provided attendees with an overview of the exciting results of the brand’s exclusive global marketing relationships, highlighted the power of the network as evidenced by its strong referral system and offered presentations from owners and operators worldwide on how to create stronger company cultures with the ultimate goal of building organizations with the highest level of quality service available. The event also provided insights from some of our most successful owners into recruiting strategies, growing through mergers and acquisitions and leveraging the unique relationship with the Sotheby’s Auction House.”

About Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc.

Sotheby’s International Realty was founded in 1976 as a real estate service for discerning clients of Sotheby’s auction house and represents fine properties at a range of price points. Today, Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. operates brokerage offices in key metropolitan and resort markets, including Manhattan; the Hamptons; Greenwich, Conn.; Cape Cod; Palm Beach, Fla.; Los Angeles; Beverly Hills; Brentwood; Pasadena; Santa Barbara; San Francisco; Sonoma; Monterey Peninsula; and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. is part of NRT LLC, the nation’s largest residential real estate brokerage company, and a member of the Sotheby’s International Realty® network, which currently has more than 12,100 sales associates located in approximately 620 offices in 45 countries and territories worldwide. NRT, a subsidiary of Realogy Corporation, operates Realogy’s company-owned real estate brokerage offices.

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