Pacific Sothebyâ€™s International Realty, San Diegoâ€™s largest locally-owned and operated real estate firm, continued to experience unprecedented growth in San Diego County during 2015, closing out the year with a 31.7% increase in sales volume over the previous year, by far the greatest growth among the top five real estate companies in the county.
Pacific Sothebyâ€™s International Realty maintained the highest market share in several key communities across San Diego County and ranked as the number one company, among San Diegoâ€™s large real estate firms, for most per agent transactions. The company continued its office expansion, adding several key associates and locations across the county bringing its 2015 numbers to over 500 agents in 23 offices.
â€œ2015 was a great year for Pacific Sothebyâ€™s International Realty, our sales volume exceeded our expectations and has positioned us for another amazing year ahead,â€ says Brian Arrington, CEO, Pacific Sothebyâ€™s International Realty. â€œOur continued growth is a combined result of the hard work of our experienced agents, the power of the Sothebyâ€™s International Realty brand and our extensive local, national and global marketing efforts.â€
During the past twelve months, Pacific Sothebyâ€™s International Realty continued to increase their footprint in San Diego County by expanding with offices in the Inland Corridor, Rancho Santa Fe and Carlsbad.
- In February 2015, Pacific Sothebyâ€™s International Realty launched their Architectural Division, offering clients distinctive representation and specialized marketing strategies needed to effectively sell historic and contemporary architect-designed properties.
- Zillow veteran, Chris Crocker, joined Pacific Sothebyâ€™s International Realty as its Chief Operating Officer in 2015, to help drive further company expansion and enhance the companyâ€™s online media strategy.
- Pacific Sothebyâ€™s International Realty was recognized by the San Diego Business Journal as one of San Diegoâ€™s Fastest Growing Private Companies as well as one of San Diegoâ€™s Largest Private Companies and was named San Diegoâ€™s Best Real Estate Company in 2015 by San Diegoâ€™s Best Union Tribuneâ€™s Readers Poll. Additionally the San Diego Association of REALTORS (SDAR) awardedÂ Pacific Sothebyâ€™s Realtyâ€™s Broker of Record, Rick Hagen the 2016 Broker of the Year Award of Excellence and Pacific Sothebyâ€™s Realtyâ€™s General Manager, Mike Marmion receivedÂ the 2016 Manager of the Year Award.
â€œOur company has experienced rapid growth by continuing to attract top agents who recognize the importance of the brand’s global marketing reach, technology tools and professional environment,â€ says Steve Games, Chairman of the Board, Pacific Sothebyâ€™s International Realty. “Itâ€™s simple, when you have the very best on your team, you give them the very best.â€
Several of Pacific Sothebyâ€™s International Realtyâ€™s top agents attribute their growth and success during 2015 to the vast marketing and referral programs offered. Realtor K. Ann Brizolis, K. Ann Brizolis & Associates at Pacific Sothebyâ€™s International Realty believes, â€œthe association with Sothebyâ€™s International Realty and the truly dynamic and innovate marketing platform they provide has been a tremendous asset to my clients and has helped our team lead the local luxury market while providing the ultimate combination of local strength,Â showcased on an international stage.â€
â€œWhen I joined Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty I already knew the power of the Sothebyâ€™s International Realty brand. The most respected name in luxury real estate comes with perks that have helped me gain more clients and created real connections to get our client’s properties sold,â€ says Seth Oâ€™Byrne, The Oâ€™Byrne Team at Pacific Sothebyâ€™s Realty. â€œHaving the local leadership of Brian Arrington, Steve Games and Nyda Jones-Church has resulted in a level of personal drive that is nearly unstoppable. Combining the local leadership with the global innovation of the brand has created a powerful company that simply cannot be matched by any other local brokerage in San Diego.â€
New office locations set to open in 2016 are already in the works, including the newÂ premierÂ flagship office located at the iconic 1111 Prospect Street location in the heart of La Jolla, California, as well as in San Diego’s North County with the expansion of the Carlsbad and Del Mar offices.
â€œThis is an exciting time for our company and residential real estate in San Diego,â€ adds Games. â€œThe biggest real estate change in San Diego history is coming and it will redefine San Diegoâ€™s residential real estate landscape.â€
PacificÂ Sothebyâ€™s Realty is comprised of over 500Â agents in 23 offices throughout San DiegoÂ County. Pacific Sothebyâ€™s Realtyâ€™s listings are marketed onÂ sothebysrealty.comÂ global website. InÂ addition to the referral opportunitiesÂ and widened exposure generated from thisÂ source, the firmâ€™s brokers and their clients benefit from the association withÂ the Sothebyâ€™s auction house and worldwide Sothebyâ€™s International RealtyÂ marketing programs. TheÂ Sothebyâ€™s International Realty luxury network has 17,000Â sales associates located in approximately 800 offices in 61 countries andÂ territories worldwide and has established itself as a leading brokerageÂ specializing in theÂ luxury market niche but proudly serving all property typesÂ and price points.