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About Sotheby’s International Realty

In 1962, Betty Gibson, a woman with a pioneering spirit and great vision, founded our company in Boston’s South End. Betty took great pride in championing not only the South End but also the growth of our city as a whole. That spirit continues today. Boston is our home and we take great pride in it. Today we have approximately one hundred agents in seven offices across the city, and are part of the exclusive Sotheby’s International Realty network. We’re Boston’s largest independent real estate company and Boston’s only Sotheby’s International Realty. Whether you are looking at home or abroad, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty is the finest choice for buying, selling or renting a home.

Our agents bring a wealth of life experiences to real estate. We’ve been teachers, marketers, art historians, musicians, actors, world travelers – and chefs. But this diverse and knowledgeable group has one thing in common, years of experience both living and working in the neighborhood. We have unparalleled knowledge of every street, parcel and building in Boston.

As Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, we combined the local expertise of Gibson with the outstanding global outreach and marketing of Sotheby’s International Realty. Our international network of more than 500 real estate offices in 39 countries and territories, our Relocation Division, along with the unique exposure within the Sotheby’s auction houses have given us a distinct advantage within the region. While the media continues to report market corrections around the country, the Boston area has remained steady.

Sotheby’s International Realty – Local Expert, Global Reach

Artfully Uniting Extraordinary Homes with Extraordinary Lives

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.


Sotheby’s International Realty – Affiliates Around the World

From Boston to Hong Kong and Everything Inbetween

Sotheby’s International Realty now extends to over 54 countries and territories worldwide. These core luxury markets encompass over 700 offices and roughly 15,000 dedicated real estate professionals. From international reach in terms of marketing and referral capabilities, the Sotheby’s brand is ideally positioned to bring the qualified buyers of the world to your front door. As part of this ever growing network my listings are not only exposed on a local and national level, but at an international level.

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