LUXURY IS AN EXPERIENCE, NOT A PRICE POINT

Cassandra Altmann and Luisa Ayala Join Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty with a Vision for Community Growth in Barrio Logan

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The Sotheby’s International Realty brand is known across the globe as a leader in the luxury real estate industry, however, the REALTORS® at Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty understand that luxury means much more than just the price of a home. As a company, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s vision is to provide their clients with luxury representation and service, at every price point, in every stage of life, and in every area in the market.

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REALTORS® Cassandra Altmann and Luisa Ayala share this vision and it is one of the main reasons they chose to align their business with Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty. Altmann and Ayala are on a mission to bring the same type of luxury representation seen in San Diego’s most exclusive areas, to the diverse and up-and-coming neighborhoods of San Diego traditionally overlooked by San Diego’s luxury real estate firms. In order to be successful, Altmann and Ayala knew they needed to align with a luxury real estate company that understood the opportunities for homeownership provided in all areas of the San Diego market. “We chose Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty because they understand that San Diego is diverse,” says Altmann. “Our communities host such a wide spectrum of lifestyles and we want to work with a brokerage that celebrates this diversity and can provide us with the tools and support to make a difference in our clients’ lives and the communities in which they live.

One such community in San Diego, and the focus of Altmann and Ayala’s business, is Barrio Logan. Barrio Logan is a strong community filled with everything that makes San Diego one of America’s greatest cities. For years, this neighborhood has been an epicenter of the city’s Mexican-American culture and more recently it has become a hotspot for dining, cutting-edge art and authentic local culture. There are several grassroots organizations in the community that connect residents with local resources, schedule community events, and encourage arts, culture and business. Homes in the area offer beautiful downtown views and a simple, but vibrant lifestyle that gives residents an opportunity to be part of a community.

Altmann and Ayala both have strong personal ties to the communities they represent and understand the tremendous responsibility to help preserve the authenticity of their neighborhoods. Altmann is a resident of Stockton, an up-and-coming neighborhood bordering Logan Heights and Grant Hill, and she is active in several philanthropic organizations that serve her community. Ayala’s husband is part of four generations of family that call Barrio Logan home. From a grandfather to a nephew and almost everyone in between, there remains a deep connection and dedication to the community. Ayala is also a former military spouse who understands the needs of the military population that neighbors Barrio Logan.

“Cassandra and Luisa are truly invested in supporting homeownership in San Diego’s diverse and up-and-coming neighborhoods, ensuring that every client receives extraordinary service and the benefits afforded by Pacific Sotheby’s Realty’s extensive marketing programs,” says Steve Games, CEO, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty. “They truly understand our company’s vision and we are excited to provide them with the resources they need to grow their business.

The Altmann | Ayala Team is based in Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Mission Hills office located at 810 West Washington Street, San Diego, CA 92106. They can be reached at 858.449.6966  and via email at cassandra.altmann@sothebysrealty.com • luisa.ayala@sothebysrealty.com.

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty is San Diego’s largest, locally owned residential real estate company. Comprised of over 600 agents in 22 offices located throughout San Diego County, the firm’s brokers and clients benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house and worldwide Sotheby’s International Realty marketing programs. The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 20,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in approximately 880 offices in 69 countries and territories worldwide. Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty listings are marketed on pacificsothebysrealty.com and the sothebysrealty.com global website. 

Dana Whittaker Elected to Second Term as NSDCAR Director

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Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty would like to congratulate Dana Anderson Whittaker, Manager for the company’s Carlsbad office, on her election to serve for the second term as an NSDCAR Director for the Central Coast.

Dana is a strong advocate for NSDCAR and strongly believes that the Association is committed to helping brokers and agents build, expand and protect their business. “I love being able to serve our industry and our community,” says Whittaker. “Getting involved and giving back to your profession by helping others will lift you up, inspire you and open doors to meet the right people who can help you.” 

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Carlsbad office is located at 5825 Avenida Encinas, Suite 101/102, Carlsbad, California 92008. Office telephone 858.777.9817.

 

Where Are You Celebrating the 4th of July?

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It’s official!  Summer has arrived.  As the notorious June Gloom weather winds down and with the 4th of July holiday just around the corner, it’s time to fire up the grill, grab the potato salad, turn up the tunes and gather friends and family to celebrate our country’s Independence Day.  

Whether your plans include spending the day at the beach, taking in a baseball game, or hanging around the pool, there are no shortage of celebrations scheduled throughout San Diego and North County.  Of course, to cap off the day, fireworks are a must.  For those who want to see the best of what our city offers, here is where you can watch some of the best parades and fireworks in America’s Finest City.

    • San Diego County Fair – July 4th, 10:00am – 11:00pm Here is the last day for this legendary fair where people from all over attend. Enjoy fireworks, concerts, entertainment, amazing rides and animal exhibits on the Del Mar fairgrounds.  For additional information, check out sdfair.com.
    • Annual Big Bay Boom 4th of July Fireworks Show – The largest display in the county, fireworks are launched from four barges placed around North San Diego Bay.  Watch from Shelter Island, Harbor Island, the Embarcadero and Seaport Village/Coronado Landing for one of a kind fireworks.  Simulcast live on THE MIGHTY 1090AM and MAX FM 105.7, find a seat any place along the bay and you will experience a heartwarming and memorable 4th of July.
    • City of Coronado – Celebrate the 4th of July with a parade down Orange Avenue at 10:00am followed by a concert in Spreckels Park at 4:00pm and stunning fireworks over Glorietta Bay at 9:00pm.
    • Red, White and Boom! – Legoland, Carlsbad. With over 60 rides, shows and attractions, Legoland promises a 4th of July celebration your family will never forget.  Fireworks start at 8:30pm and are set to patriotic music.  
    • Rancho Santa Fe Annual 4th of July Parade and Picnic located at 16948 Avenida de Acacias, enjoy live music, parade and picnic from 1:00-3:00pm.  All you need are a few chairs, a blanket and food to enjoy a nostalgic hometown event.
    • Independence Day Festival and Fireworks – Escondido.  Gather at 340 N. Escondido Blvd for this festive 54th annual holiday event.  Over 20,000 attendees are expected to attend and  indulge in food vendors, children activities, games, music, and of course, fireworks, for this hometown celebration.  Starts at  4:00 with fireworks at 9:00pm.
    • El Cajon Picnic and Fireworks – Kennedy Park from 1:00-9:30pm.  Enjoy games, prizes, kiddie train rides and more including live musical entertainment starting at 3:00.  Don’t miss the fireworks at 9:00pm.
    • Julian 4th of July ParadeFor those looking for a homegrown, historic event that celebrates a town’s heritage, this is where you want to be.  This year, Julian is presenting a celebration of the town’s gold rush era history, with a dedication to Veterans and local residents who cherish the town of Julian. 

 

If you are staying close to home, and celebrating the 4th of July in your own backyard, perhaps you might find some of these amazing properties, currently on the market, as a great spot to enjoy the holiday next year.  These stunning homes, with exceptional backyards and entertaining areas, afford everything you desire.

 

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555 San Antonio Avenue, Point Loma, CA 92106 
Offered at $7,200,000
4 BEDS/4 BATHS
​​​​​​​MLS ID: 170032248

There is no better view to watch next year’s fireworks than from this incredible backyard.  This gorgeous waterfront home in La Playa offers dramatic views and the sound of the yachts and sailboats on the bay.  An entertainer’s dream this home boasts panoramic views and seamless outdoor/indoor living.  Truly designed for a lifetime of memories.

 

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1043 Ocean Boulevard, Coronado, CA 92117
Offered at $13,900,000
10 BEDS/8 BATHS
​​​​​​​MLS ID: 170000472

This 19,000 square foot home that includes a three bedroom guest house, and an enclosed courtyard with rectangular swimming pool and spa, this historic home has been carefully restored and updated for modern living.  Imagine watching next years 4th of July celebration from the privacy of this immaculate estate!

 

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824 Neptune Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024
Offered at $9,495,000
5 BEDS/5 BATHS
​​​​​​​MLS ID: 170000299

Overlooking the Pacific Ocean in this sought after North County town, here you will find a home that offers eight different locations for stunning water views including a 300 sq. ft. foot terrace and beautiful backyard with fire pit and water feature. The centerpiece of the limestone residence is a 3 story circular stairwell with a 20 foot chandelier and under lighting under the stairs. A glass elevator services all three floors with custom mosaics done by Rick Skalak, which are also featured in the Wynn, Bellagio and Peninsula Hotels.

 

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4904 San Elijo,Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Offered at $3,950,000
6 BEDS/5 BATHS
​​​​​​​MLS ID: 170001743

This charming single level adobe masterpiece is an entertainer’s dream.  The home features two salons, both ideal for expansive entertaining or relaxed family gatherings. The pool patio offers rich views in a private setting. This romantic hacienda also features a charming guest casita with fireplace.

 

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200 Harbor Drive, 3601, San Diego, CA 92101
Offered at $2,085,000
2 BEDS/2 BATHS
​​​​​​​MLS ID: 170032309

Just imagine the fireworks you can view from this rarely available half-floor penthouse in one of downtown’s most exclusive towers.  Soaring above the city and bay with unstoppable and unobstructed panoramic views, this residence features gracefully curved windows revealing the never-ending city scenes and water views from every room. Located in the heart of the Marina District, stroll in any direction to enjoy the best of downtown – shopping, restaurants, waterfront esplanade, Petco Park and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sotheby’s International Realty® Brand Achieved $95 Billion in Global Sales Volume for 2016

CNBC broke the news this morning that for 2016, the Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC affiliated brokers and sales professionals achieved approximately $95 billion in global sales volume, the highest annual sales volume performance in the history of the brand, driven largely by a brand record of over 127,000 transactions. 

“During a year when the words “slowdown” and “slump” were used to describe the luxury housing market, 2016 turned out to be a banner year for Sotheby’s International Realty.” – CNBC                                                                                                   

Global Growth

The Sotheby’s International Realty® brand also reported growth across its global network, which now encompasses nearly 70 countries and territories worldwide. At year-end, the network totaled 880 offices and more than 20,000 sales associates.

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Outside the United States, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand achieved $10 billion in sales volume in 2016 and continued to expand into key markets. The brand saw continued growth in Europe, entering the countries of Austria, Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Montenegro. The brand also expanded in the Asia-Pacific region through affiliations in Fiji and Shanghai and continued to grow in Hong Kong and greater Thailand. Finally, the brand expanded its presence in the Caribbean with the addition of affiliates in Roatan and St. Vincent & the Grenadines.

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In the United States, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand achieved $85 billion in sales volume in 2016 and also added seven independently owned and operated residential real estate firms as well as 45 new offices to its network across the country.  This past year witnessed continued significant growth by existing affiliate companies through talent attraction and mergers and acquisitions, most notably increasing the brand’s market presence in Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, throughout southern Rhode Island and on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. The brand also entered several key new markets last year, namely: Gulf Shores, Alabama; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Virginia Beach, Virginia.

 Innovative Technology

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The Sotheby’s International Realty brand was at the forefront of interactive technology in 2016 with the introduction of 3D Tours with Virtual Reality capability on sothebysrealty.com. Additionally, the site saw the most traffic in its history with nearly 22 million visits, a 54% increase year-over-year.Capture2

The brand also launched the first luxury real estate app for Apple TV, featuring professionally curated high-resolution photography and high-definition video giving consumers the opportunity to explore homes on a screen larger than ever before. An alliance with Juwai.com was launched in 2016 that gives the Sotheby’s International Realty network an edge to generate Chinese homebuyer interest on one of the world’s most prominent real estate websites with over two million monthly visitors. As a truly international brand, Sotheby’s International Realty has the most global representation on Juwai.com, displaying luxury listings from 66 countries and territories.

“CEO Philip White told CNBC in a recent interview that Sotheby’s makes “the consumer the real focus, and that’s important when you do business in the luxury space. We made a decision early on to provide the consumer a high level of exceptional service and true global exposure.”‘- CNBC

The Sotheby’s International Realty brand was the No. 1 real estate company represented in two of the six categories that comprise the annual REAL Trends/The Wall Street JournalTop Thousand” report. The Sotheby’s International Realty brand claimed 45 of the top 250 sales associates in the Individual Sales Volume category, more than any other real estate company. The brand also had the highest combined individual sales volume from sales associates in the same category. In addition, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand had the most individuals represented in the Individual Average Sales Price category, holding 17 of the top 50 spots (34%), further establishing the strength of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand as a leader in luxury real estate sales.

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, each brokerage firm and its clients 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.

Posted on February 27, 2017 via The Sotheby’s International Realty® Brand Achieved $95 Billion in Global Sales Volume for 2016 — Sotheby’s International Realty | Blog

MARKET SPOTLIGHT: DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO

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Downtown San Diego continues to be a hot real estate market. With more than 35,000 residents and an additional 75,000 employed in the area, this number is expected to increase in the coming years.  In fact, the California Department of Finance predicts San Diego County’s overall population will rise to a little over 4 million people by 2060. Downtown commercial and residential development will continue to impress with up to 165,000 jobs and close to 90,000 residents in the next fifteen years.  

The city center of San Diego is a bustling and thriving community, and home to amazing parks, plazas, one of a kind restaurants and bars, unique shopping, arts and culture as well as a well run public transportation system.  Residential properties include a variety of opportunities – luxury high rise penthouses, lofts, modern condominiums, eclectic town homes and rental apartments. All of this, not to mention San Diego’s sought after climate,  adds up to an urban lifestyle unlike any other city in the nation. 

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700 West E Street, 3102 | $1,499,000-$1,599,000* Panoramic bay and city views surround this luxury residence in the heart of Downtown’s Columbia District. Raye Scott 858.229.5424 & Francine Finn 858.518.5288

 

According to Raye Scott, Principal/Partner, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty’s Downtown San Diego Office, “There are a variety of people attracted to the downtown or urban lifestyle. For Baby Boomers, condo living affords a more carefree lifestyle and freedom to enjoy friends and family with less time spent on home and garden maintenance.  The easy access to several means of transportation is also very compelling. The Millennials are migrating to neighborhoods with great walkability and vibrant environments to work and play. The rest of the downtown population is comprised of 2nd or 3rd home owners with the intent of making downtown a future permanent home, but enjoying it now every chance they get.”

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200 Harbor Club Drive, 3901 | $5,900,000 Incredible 4BR/4BA property high above the Harbor Club Downtown. Ann LeBaron 619.252.2494

Downtown is comprised of the following communities, all offering a unique perspective of America’s Finest City.

  • Columbia District – The Museum of Modern Art, Cruise Ship terminals, the Embarcadero, Sante Fe Train Depot are all located here as well as businesses and waterfront condos.  Lots of development activity is on the agenda, including changes at Navy Pier, more parking and public space and the Lane Field, a $375 million dollar redevelopment which will continue to make the area a welcome and thriving destination.  
  • Core – A thriving business community, City Hall, financial institutions, and The Civic Center are located here among historical buildings with quaint retail, commercial and residential opportunities.
  • Cortez Hill – Located in the northeast section of downtown, this is one of San Diego’s oldest residential neighborhoods and named after the historic and iconic Cortez Hill Hotel, which now houses condominiums.  This is an  ideal neighborhood that offers a mixture of home styles, including Victorian houses, high rise condominiums and  contemporary lofts, mixed in with small businesses and cafes.
  • East Village – Downtown’s largest and fastest growing residential community, here you will find Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres.  An  active neighborhood, with block parties, Mardi Gras parade, community gardens and more, homebuyers are attracted to the various artists lofts, galleries, restaurants and unique shopping that gives off a very trendy vibe that caters to an urban lifestyle.
  • Gaslamp District – Well known for its countless restaurants, bars, nightclubs, music venues and theatres, this area has come a long way in the past 30 years or so when it was recognized as an unsightly and unsafe area of San Diego.  Today, it’s a bustling neighborhood filled with historic buildings, retail space, hotels, Horton Plaza and residential properties.  Always busy, and especially popular with tourists, this energy filled district is unlike anything else in San Diego.
  • Little Italy – In recent years, this community  has transformed into one of the most trendy neighborhoods in the city. With a traditional neighborhood type feel, this is where you will find wonderful restaurants, cafes, galleries, and other small businesses.  Housing choices are various and boast condos, lofts and rental apartments, all unique and offering a wide array of styles and sizes.  
  • Marina – One of the most desirable areas of downtown San Diego, the Marina District includes a variety of housing options from luxury water view condos to smaller loft units. Ideal for professionals to retirees,  who want to be close to everything the Marina is within walking distance to popular spots such as Horton Plaza, the Gaslamp District and San Diego Bay.  Expansion  efforts are ongoing and will continue to make this an appealing place to purchase a home, or investment property.
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800 The Mark Lane, 1001 | $760,000 Modern 2BD/2BA condo on the 10th floor of The Mark Condominium Tower. Denny Oh 858.243.2092

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty offers a wide variety of housing opportunities and top professional agents who are experts in downtown San Diego and beyond,  No matter your budget or preference, for those seeking to live the ultimate urban experience, contact our offices today to find your next home.

To find out more about downtown real estate contact our Downtown San Diego office at 619.481.6300 or visit us at 560 First Avenue, San Diego, California 92101 or our Little Italy Office at 619.255.2020 or visit us at 868 West Ash Street, San Diego, California 92101.

 

 

Pacific Sotheby’s Realty’s Luxury Auction Division Profiled on Inman News

Recently, Steve Games, Chairman of the Board, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty along with Anna Houssels and Brittany Hahn, who lead the new Luxury Auction Division at Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty spoke with Gill South from Inman News regarding the new future of Luxury Auctions in real estate.
The article below was published on DEC 28, 2016 by GILL SOUTH Staff Writer, Inman News.
 
How a $40M duo is leading a luxury auction brokerage branch 
2 real estate professionals take the high-profile marketing tactic to San Diego
 
Key Takeaways

  • Steve Games, chairman of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, has high hopes about his new auction division.
  • PSIR, the auction division and Concierge Auctions are compensated by a negotiated fee from the buyer in combination with a seller’s incentive.
  • The marketing and timing aspect of auction sales mean that luxury buyers are more inclined to move quickly.
The grand, revered auction rooms of Christie’s and Sotheby’s in London, Paris and New York — which sell millions of dollars of fine art, antiques and jewelry every year — are testament to the fact that the wealthy like the auction process.
They want to see who they are bidding against, for their purchase process to be transparent and sometimes public — though some bidders might be phoning in — and when they make the winning bid, they want to feel smart and triumphant. They like to win.
So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the wealthy are receptive to buying and selling by auction when it comes to property — often a second, third or fourth home.
A two-woman auction team

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Australian-born Anna Houssels and Brittany Hahn, two real estate professionals who lead the new luxury auction division at Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty (PSIR) in San Diego, are making the most of this, closing five large sales in the last six months ranging from a $2.5 million home to luxury properties of more than $10.6 million, a total of $40 million in all.
The two-woman business team, who have worked across Australasia, where auction is the standard method for selling for all levels of homes, are operating in partnership with Concierge Auctions to build business in San Diego.
Concierge Auctions has a database of up to 375,000 luxury clients and top real estate agents all over the world to whom it markets high-end properties.
Steve Games, chairman of PSIR, has high hopes about his new auction division. He would like to see it be the leader in the country for luxury auctions.
“If we can make auction a success in San Diego and be the flag-wavers for it, that‘s what Pacific Sotheby’s International would like to do,” he said.
The auctions will feature properties at a variety of price points, although “always luxury in some way,” he added.
The luxury auction division is open to being the adviser to any listing agent, not only at Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, he stressed.
“In a million-plus marketplace in San Diego, we are No. 1 — we are No. 1 because I tried with my luxury agents to sell everybody’s property. I believe in the cooperative brokerage system,” he noted.
Auction division works alongside listing agent
The PSIR arrangement is not disruptive to traditional buyer’s agents and listing agents, Games and his auction experts make clear. The auction process does not interfere in any way with the listing and selling agents’ original compensation agreement, as stated in their contract.
PSIR, the auction division and Concierge Auctions are compensated by a negotiated fee from the buyer in combination with a seller’s incentive, which typically ranges between 10 and 12 percent of the total purchase price.
Auction properties have accelerated marketing
Luxury properties have a tendency to sit on the market for too long, said Games.
By comparison, the luxury home up for auction is aggressively promoted for around four to five weeks — the intensified marketing campaign is local, international and domestic through online, social media and both local and international print media, and with open houses held between four and seven days a week, depending on the homes’ location.
A date is set for the auction so that buyers are not given a chance to procrastinate — auctions are held either at the property, at the brokerage offices or online, depending on the instructions from the seller.
There are two social events, often held during the evening, where potential bidders are encouraged to come and spend time at the property.
At the open houses and events, the listing agent, the Concierge Auctions project manager and both Houssels and Hahn are in attendance.
All this activity seeks to wake up buyers, said Houssels. And it works.
“What we have seen is a number of people come out of the woodwork who have known about a property but have been putting off taking action. Now they are stepping up — people are flying in from out of state as well as local people. It’s great to see that the auction is getting people to act,” she said.
The theater of a live auction can result in some excellent results. “We have seen some very emotional buyers. It really has created that fabulous competition, and it’s why auction is so exciting,” said Houssels.
Added Hahn: “The seller is so impressed when we tell them that 700 people have been through this house in the last three weeks, 18 people returned for another viewing and six people are doing due diligence. They understand that meeting the market is forcing buyers to compete.”
Games, in the real estate industry for 40 years, likes the way the auction process is more definite and clear-cut.
“One of the trying things about conventional sales is the counter offer process, so often it becomes a process where buyer and seller, using the real estate agent, are debating with each other,” he noted
What the auction does is keep the debate among the bidders — it allows them to fight it out among themselves.
Meanwhile, all the due diligence and inspections normally required in traditional transactions are completed and provided to the buyer prior to the auction, so everyone can proceed with a non-contingent sale.
“One of the biggest bonuses for the sellers is people are fully engaged. All the due diligence is done; you are not getting the wrong buyer tied up in escrow, and if that person falls out, you have to start again,” said Hahn.
Auction a possibility for the mainstream
Could the auction be for property at all levels?
Houssels and Hahn are in talks with the builder of a new apartment building to auction a number of condominiums, which will range in price between $400,000 and $700,000.
Due to the demographic of PSIR’s office locations, the majority of the auction business is the luxury market — however, this project would work well, said Hahn.
“To sum it up in a slogan, it’s ‘luxury at every level,’ and we like to showcase each individual project that we take on, regardless of price point, at the luxury level,” she said.
The association between auctions and distressed property in America has not been a problem for this luxury auction team.
Houssels is optimistic about 2017. “Because of the success of the last five auctions, we have caught the interest of sellers and agents. Brittany and I are very busy educating sellers and agents. We are very confident.”
Hahn added that they are also seeing people from previous auctions return for more.
“Once they get that first experience of an auction, they are encouraged and love the fact that it is so transparent,” she said.

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Launches Apple TV App

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Sotheby’s International Realty announced the launch of the Sotheby’s International Realty® Apple TV app, available now on all 4th generation Apple TV devices. The app showcases nearly 50,000 properties currently represented by the Sotheby’s International Realty brand worldwide, giving consumers the opportunity to explore homes on a screen larger than ever before.

App highlights include:

  • The ability to explore properties listed by the Sotheby’s International Realty brand worldwide by city, state, country or lifestyle, either through entered text or Siri dictation.
  •  A powerfully visual experience, offering expertly curated high-resolution photography and high-definition videography.
  • The opportunity to directly contact sales associates, share a property via email, save recent location searches and bookmark favorite properties.
  •  A Game Mode where players can view captivating property photos and guess the location of origin.
  • The ability to access Recent Searches and Favorited properties directly on the Apple TV home screen’s “Top Row.”

“The Sotheby’s International Realty Apple TV app allows the process of finding a home to become a collective, interactive experience,” said Christian Russo, director of interactive marketing – media & platforms, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “We are committed to providing an elevated design that provides the best visual experience a consumer can have. With this app, we are inviting families to come together on the couch and immerse themselves in the home-buying conversation.”

To learn more about the Sotheby’s International Realty Apple TV app, visit sothebysrealty.com/appletv. The app can be downloaded from the Apple TV app store by searching for “Sotheby’s International Realty.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 20,000 sales associates located in more than 850 offices in 65 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, each firm’s brokers and their clients 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.