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Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty welcomes Holly Breton

YORK, Maine — January 5, 2016 - Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty, York County's leading Sotheby's International Realty affiliate, is pleased to welcome Holly Breton to its quality Southern Maine team of experienced sales associates. Breton's longstanding professional real estate career and her extensive real estate skills and knowledge of the Southern Maine Real Estate Market has earned her respect and accolades from her clients and industry peers alike.

"I am delighted that Holly has selected my firm to fortify her connections and continue to grow her respected real estate career," says Linda Briggs, Owner and President of Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty. "Holly has always impressed me as a consummate professional, I have no doubt in her knowledge, trustworthiness and dedication to provide exemplary client service"

Born in York, Breton lived in Arizona as a child, and spent her summers in Maine, she attended Bradford College in Massachusetts, and eventually settled in Wells, Maine, where she married and raised her children.

Holly is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, Maine Association of REALTORS®, York County Association of REALTORS®, and Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty is a member of the Greater York Region and Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce.

The Sotheby's International Realty network currently has more than 17,000 sales associates located in approximately 800 offices in 61 countries and territories worldwide. Each office is independently owned and operated.

Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty has had a leading presence in the southern Maine real estate market for over 35 years. Founded in 1980, the company offers a wide selection of oceanfront, ocean view, waterfront, water view and distinctive homes in every price range in southern Maine including York, Cape Neddick, Kittery, Kittery Point, Ogunquit, Wells, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, South Berwick, and Eliot. Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty is located at 31 Long Sands Road, York, Maine.

Boston's Luxury Market Grows to 2nd in the Nation

Second-Tier Surge

New York and L.A. get the attention, but Boston and Denver are rising in the U.S. luxury market

By Andrea López Cruzado
Originally published on September 24, 2015 | Mansion Global

Second-tier metropolitan areas are making their way into the major league of U.S. real estate, showing some of the highest growth rates among luxury markets nationwide.

Denver and Boston rank with San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York in the latest realtor.com luxury home index, which analyzes the top 10 metro areas in the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices. The realtor.com index measures a market’s high-end growth and entry price, among other factors.

In terms of luxury growth, San Francisco takes the lead, followed by Boston, Los Angeles, Denver and New York. (Metro areas extend well beyond their core city, often encompassing a range of towns and neighborhoods.)


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The Denver-Aurora-Lakewood area recorded some of the biggest growth rates. Its luxury market expanded by 18% between 2006 and 2014, reaching a total value of $3.2 billion, according to realtor.com. The Boston-Cambridge-Newton market increased by 12% over the same period, to $4.8 billion.

The realtor.com report uses 2014 as its last full year, and defines luxury as the top 5% of a market. (News Corp, owner of Mansion Global, also owns Move Inc., which operates realtor.com.)

Michael Harper, a real-estate agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Boston, attributed the area’s growth to an influx of wealthy millennials as well as baby boomers who raised children in the suburbs and now want to move to the city. These two set of buyers, Harper said, are competing for the same properties and driving prices up.

Harper recently handled the sale of an apartment at the Mandarin Oriental in the Back Bay neighborhood for $12.5 million, or $3,880 per square foot. The sale was reportedly the most expensive so far this year in Boston.

When the markets are measured by growth in volume of transactions, Denver takes the crown. The Denver area had a 12% increase from 2006 to 2014. Other markets, with the exception of San Diego (at 10%), experienced declines in the number of deals. In Miami, transaction volume was unchanged in 2014 compared with 2006.

Douglas D. Kerbs of LIV Sotheby's International Realty in Denver said the past years' increase in luxury properties has been fueled by a solid local economy and growing demand from people relocating to the city from the East and West coasts, particularly empty nesters and young families.

Kerbs identified Cherry Creek, Cherry Hill, Castle Pines Village and the downtown area as some of the most desirable neighborhoods in Denver.

The realtor.com index used 2006 as its baseline and 2014 as the last full year. While it shows the top 10 S&P/Case-Shiller, scores are calculated relative to the top 50 largest markets.

Write to Andrea López Cruzado at andrea.lopez@dowjones.com

Sotheby's International Realty Brand Wins 'Best in Category' for Eighth Consecutive Year

YORK, Maine (Feb. 3, 2015) Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty, a luxury real estate firm based in York, Maine today announced the Sotheby's International Realty® brand won Franchise Business Review's Best in Category for Real Estate Franchisee Satisfaction award for the eighth year in a row.

The Best in Category award measures franchisee satisfaction with their franchisors and is part of the 10th annual Franchisee Satisfaction Awards presented by Franchise Business Review. In addition to its real estate ranking, the Sotheby's International Realty brand also came in first in the overall top 50 and first among the Top 50 "Systems with 250 or more units," which is a ranking of all franchise systems across all categories with more than 250 locations.

"We are so proud to not only receive this distinction for the eighth year in a row but to also move from third to first in the systems with 250 or more units ranking, and from fourth to first in the overall top 50 ranking," said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC. "This award essentially is our report card from our network, and we are so pleased that they hold us in such high regard within the ranking system. We continually strive to improve our service to our franchisees and we are grateful for this honor."

Franchise Business Review surveyed more than 28,000 franchisees from more than 350 leading systems for the annual Franchisee Satisfaction Awards. Franchises were evaluated in five areas: training and support, franchise system, franchisor/franchisee relations, financial opportunity and overall satisfaction. Additionally, demographic and lifestyle questions gave a 360-degree view of the franchise ownership experience. Franchise Business Review is a national franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction and franchise buyer experiences. For a complete list of this year's award winners, go to www.FBR50.com.

"The Sotheby's International Realty brand has been ranked number one in Real Estate for eight years running," said Franchise Business Review president Michelle Rowan. "The brand's continuous efforts to find ways to strengthen the brand and relationship with its franchise partners won it the honor of being ranked number one overall on our list of 200 brands with the strongest validation from their franchisees this year."

"This brand offers our firm the tools, resources and support we need to reach a global audience of consumers and provide our clients with the best possible service," said Linda Briggs broker/owner. "We are proud to be part of this network of extraordinary professionals, and to represent this fine brand in the Southern Maine and Seacoast New Hampshire markets."

Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty, which has an office in York, ME, 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 Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty also are marketed on the sothebysrealty.com global website, as well as on the firm's local website, anneerwin.com.

Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty is located at 31 Long Sands Road, York, Maine. For additional information, please contact 207.363.6640.

The Sotheby's International Realty network currently has over 16,400 sales associates located in approximately 730 offices in 56 countries and territories worldwide. Sotheby's International Realty listings are 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 their 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.

Sotheby's International Realty Brand enters Luxembourg

MADISON, New Jersey and LUXEMBOURG (June 17, 2014) — Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Luxembourg Real Estate Partners S.A has joined its network and now will do business as Luxembourg Sotheby's International Realty.

The firm, which is managed by Philippe Vermast, serves the high-end real estate market in Luxembourg and surrounding towns. The Sotheby's International Realty® network now has approximately 150 offices across Europe, Middle East and Africa with the addition of Luxembourg Sotheby's International Realty.

"Our expansion into Luxembourg strengthens our presence across Europe and continues our commitment to providing access to the Sotheby's International Realty network's exclusive real estate services in key markets around the world," said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC. "Luxembourg is the seat of several institutions and agencies of the European Union and ithas a rich history and heritage. We are proud to be able to represent the fine real estate found throughout the country."

According to Vermast, the Sotheby's International Realty brand has the reach and recognition needed to serve a market that consists of a large percentage of foreign residents. "People are moving to Luxembourg from all parts of the world to take advantage of its high quality of life, strong education and employment, as well as its many financial advantages," he said. "We have many years of local real estate experience and can communicate in multiple languages. Our rich cultural heritage and sense of constant innovation are the main reasons for the broad choice of architectural styles found here, which range from classical townhomes to contemporary family residences. For a small country, we have a lot to offer and people from all over the globe are realizing it."

The Sotheby's International Realty network currently has more than 15,000 independent sales associates located in approximately 700 offices in 54 countries and territories worldwide. Luxembourg 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.

Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty has had a leading presence in the southern Maine real estate market for over 30 years. Founded in 1980, the company offers a wide selection of oceanfront, ocean view, waterfront, water view and distinctive homes in every price range in southern Maine including York, Cape Neddick, Kittery, Kittery Point, Ogunquit, Wells, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, South Berwick, and Eliot. Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty is located at 31 Long Sands Road, York, Maine.

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Sotheby's International Realty Network Welcomes Hawaii Firm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Jennifer Zimmerman, 973-407-6375

MADISON, New Jersey (May 28, 2014) — Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Carvill & Company in Kailua, Hawaii, is the newest member of its real estate network and will now operate as Carvill Sotheby's International Realty.

Scott Carvill is broker/owner of the firm, which is located at 970 N. Kalaheo Avenue in Kailua, serving the Kailua, Windward, Honolulu and North Shore markets. With the addition of this firm, the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand now has nine independently owned and operated offices throughout Hawaii.

"Kailua has global appeal, thanks to its pristine beaches, which are some of the finest in Hawaii," said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC. “We are proud to have the brand represented in this region by the fine team of professionals Scott has assembled."

According to Carvill, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand provides the support of a worldwide network and marketing platform. "Our focus is on working together as a team to provide the best service and experience to our clients," he said. "Now with our affiliation with the Sotheby's International Realty brand, we can offer them global exposure together with our in-depth local knowledge and experience."

The Sotheby's International Realty network currently has more than 15,000 independent sales associates located in approximately 700 offices in 54 countries and territories worldwide. Carvill Sotheby's International Realty listings will be marketed on the www.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. For more information, visit www.sothebysrealty.com.

Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty has had a leading presence in the southern Maine real estate market for over 30 years. Founded in 1980, the company offers a wide selection of oceanfront, ocean view, waterfront, water view and distinctive homes in every price range in southern Maine including York, Cape Neddick, Kittery, Kittery Point, Ogunquit, Wells, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, South Berwick, and Eliot. Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty is located at 31 Long Sands Road, York, Maine.

Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty adds Rick Cosseboom to team

YORK, Maine - March 21, 2014 - It is with pleasure that Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty shares that Rick Cosseboom has joined our firm. Rick Cosseboom is a long time resident of the Southern Maine region. He has an extensive background in business, marketing and real estate sales and is a natural in serving clients to achieve their goals. His decision to join the Sotheby's International Realty brand will allow him to offer unparalleled customer experience through the prestigious brand. The relationship with the premier brand affirms his commitment toward providing a superior level of service, marketing and expertise in York, Ogunquit, Wells, Kittery and around the world! Read Rick's bio here.

Sotheby's International Realty Brand Wins 'Best in Category' in Franchisee Satisfaction for Seventh Consecutive Year

Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced it won Franchise Business Review's Best in Category for Real Estate Franchisee Satisfaction award for the seventh year in a row.

The Best in Category award measures franchisee satisfaction with their franchisors and is part of the 9th annual Franchisee Satisfaction Awards presented by Franchise Business Review. In addition to its real estate ranking, the Sotheby's International Realty® brand also came in third overall among the Top 50 "Systems with 250 or more units," which is a ranking of all franchise systems across all categories with more than 250 locations.

"We are very proud to receive this distinction for the seventh year in a row as it demonstrates that we are providing our network members with quality service and valuable tools and resources," said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC. "Our goal is always to help our network achieve greater levels of success. This award is so important to us because it is measured by input from our most important asset: our affiliates."

Franchise Business Review surveyed more than 26,000 franchisees from more than 350 leading systems for the annual Franchisee Satisfaction Awards. Franchises were evaluated in five areas: training and support, franchise system, franchisor/franchisee relations, financial opportunity and overall satisfaction. Additionally, demographic and lifestyle questions gave a 360-degree view of the franchise ownership experience. Franchise Business Review is a national franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction and franchise buyer experiences. For a complete list of this year's award winners, go to www.FBR50.com.

"The Sotheby's International Realty brand has been No. 1 in our Real Estate category since they began surveying in 2008," said Franchise Business Review president Michelle Rowan. "Their leadership is highly focused on the success of their franchisees, and it shows, year after year, in the culture of the company and the satisfaction of their agents."

Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty Launches New Website Design

Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty launched their new website. Anne Erwin represents the communities of York, Kittery, Kittery Point, Ogunquit, Wells, Eliot, the Berwicks, the Kennebunks, as well as Seacoast New Hampshire. The new website will add to their global marketing strategy, helping them attract and meet the needs of buyer and seller clients.

Maine Real Estate Sales Jump 31% In July

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (August 21, 2011) — Sales of single family existing homes in Maine rose by impressive double digits last month. According to sales statistics released by Maine Listings, Realtors sold 1,426 homes in July, up 31.31 percent from July 2012. The median sales price (MSP) increased 4.68 percent to $179,000. The MSP indicates that half of the homes were sold for more and half sold for less. Nationally, sales of single family existing homes were up 16.4 percent last month. The National Association of Realtors reported a national MSP of $214,000 a 13.5 percent rise in 12 months. Sales in the Northeastern U.S. jumped 20.3 percent, while the regional MSP increased 6.7 percent to $271,200

Bart Stevens, President of The Maine Association of Realtors, said, "Sellers have reacted strongly to buyer interest this summer, and have placed homes on the market at a steady pace. Homes that are priced according to the local market continue to sell faster than others who are 'testing' the market waters. Realtors educate sellers on properly pricing and staging their homes for the best outcome. Buyers continue to be price sensitive and want the fairest deal possible, and Realtors keep clients well informed of the choices available." Stevens, owner/broker with Century 21 Nason Realty in Winslow, reported that consumers remain optimistic and recognize the value of owning vs. renting. "Activity over the summer remained strong with b uyers from all price points," he said. "Fall generally represents a strong sales season here in Maine, and the market should move along at a comfortable pace." Below are two charts showing statistics for Maine and its 16 counties. The first chart lists statistics for the month of July only, statewide. The second chart compares the number of existing, single family homes sold (units) and volume (MSP) during the months of May, June and July of 2012 and 2013.

Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty has had a leading presence in the southern Maine real estate market for over 30 years. Founded in 1980, the company offers a wide selection of oceanfront, ocean view, waterfront, water view and distinctive homes in every price range in southern Maine including York, Cape Neddick, Kittery, Kittery Point, Ogunquit, Wells, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, South Berwick, and Eliot. Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty is located at 31 Long Sands Road, York, Maine.

Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty is Exclusively Listing the 24th Annual Decorator Show House

YORK, Maine (June 25, 2013) — Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty is proud to be the exclusive listing agent and one of the sponsors of the 24th Annual Decorator Show House presented by The Museums of Old York running from 7/13 - 8/15.


Every summer for the past 24 years, Museums of Old York has hosted thousands of visitors at its annual Decorator Show House fundraiser. This year's Show House runs from Saturday, July 13 through Thursday, August 15 and will be held at Secret Cove, located at 2 Lawrence Lane overlooking the Piscataqua River in Kittery Point and just across the way from the historic Lady Pepperrell House and First Congregational Church. The event raises critical funds to support the museums' exhibitions, educational programs and preservation initiatives.

Show House tickets are $20 and will be available for sale beginning on June 15, 2013 at the Museums of Old York offices at 207 York Street, York Village. Visitors will also be able to purchase a ticket at the door during the event. There is no discount for purchasing tickets in advance. Tickets for the house tour will not be available for purchase online.

Opening Gala ~ July 12, 2013
Join the Museums of Old York at the Preview Party celebrating the 24th Anniversary of the Old York Decorator Show House! Be one of the first to see Secret Cove and meet the talented designers who are responsible for the fabulous transformation of this graceful home, while enjoying fine food and drinks. The event will be held at Secret Cove, located at 2 Lawrence Lane, Kittery Point, Maine on Friday, July 12th from 6 ~ 9 p.m. Tickets will be available for purchase online and at Museums Of Old York Offices beginning June 15.

"Secret Cove", 2 Lawrence Lane, is listed for sale with Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty for $1,995,000. View the listing information here.

Visit the official site for the 24th Annual Decorator Show House here.