Sotheby's International Realty (US) to Expand into Slovakia
17 Dec 2018 - Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced its expansion in Europe with the opening of Slovakia Sotheby's International Realty.
The firm is owned and operated by Ilona Mancikova, who also stands at the helm of Czech Republic Sotheby's International Realty and Croatia Sotheby's International Realty. The flagship office of Slovakia Sotheby's International Realty is located in the capital city of Bratislava and will serve the luxury residential real estate markets throughout the surrounding metropolitan area and into the High Tatras Mountain region.
"Slovakia is an attractive location for global investors and corporations with its proximity to other important European business hubs, such as Vienna," said Philip White, president and chief executive officer Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC. "Ilona and her team have a well-established presence in the region, and we are proud to support their efforts in this new market."
"We are focused on meeting our client's lifestyle requirements in order to help them find their dream home whilst experiencing tailor-made professional service of the world-renowned Sotheby's International Realty® brand," said Mancikova. Bratislava is located on the banks of the river Danube, bordering Austria and Hungary, and offers a range of home styles from new high-end residential developments and unique villas. "Thanks to our global network, we can offer local clients and investors real estate from around the world – from luxury mountain chalets in Austria to summer homes in Florida with a warranty of premium service," added Mancikova.
Slovakia Sotheby's International Realty looks forward to collaborating with local brands, designers and architects and supporting local artists by displaying their artwork in their new Bratislava office as they do in Czech Republic and Croatia.
The Sotheby's International Realty network currently has more than 22,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in over 970 offices in 72 countries and territories worldwide. In 2017, the brand achieved a record global sales volume of $108 billion USD. Slovakia 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.
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