Sotheby’s International Realty Global Networking Event 2017

Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty attended the Sotheby’s International Realty® (SIR) 2017 Global Networking Event, September 25-27, 2017 at the Wynn Las Vegas. This signature SIR event brought over 2,400 attendees together from 34 countries, representing 156 offices, including our network of brokers, owners, managers and sales associates for networking and learning opportunities.

Over 70 Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty® agents, managers and staff attended the 2017 Global Networking Event with the hopes of taking advantage of the power of the Sotheby’s International Realty® network.

“Experiencing the power and support of a truly global network has changed the way we approach client conversations” Dustin Owen, Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty.

“When I mention that I have a vast network of Real Estate Professionals all over the world who are going to help me sell your property, what other company can say that?” Dawn L. Thomas, Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty.

“Through networking with fellow agents across various markets I have been able to improve my business locally by way of referrals and new ideas for marketing” Dev Parikh, Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty.

SIR President and Chief Executive Officer, Philip White, kicked off the GNE general sessions with an inspirational story on his personal connection with the brand and his strategic vision for continued global growth. We were then introduced to Kevin Thompson, SIR Chief Marketing Officer, as he unveiled the new global campaign LIVE, followed by keynote speaker Martha Stewart, with an in-depth conversation on what it means to build a long lasting and successful brand.

The 2017 GNE theme of influence, embrace, live was continued throughout 25 breakout sessions where agents received the latest education on leveraging their strengths, building meaningful connections, and embracing the power of the brand. Our own Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty agent, Thomas Henthorne, spoke on the Discover How to Effectively Use Social Media breakout session panel, providing advice and insight on how fellow SIR agents can build their social media presence, gaining more leads and building lasting relationships.

The 2017 SIR GNE ended on a high note as agents rallied support around New Story, the brand’s charitable partner, challenging the audience to pledge funds to build 100 homes for a new community project in Mexico.

GNE attendees far exceeded this goal, pledging a total of 153 homes in 32 hours. Join the owners, agents, staff and clients of Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty, who have contributed to New Story and see the importance of home ownership for the families participating in the program.

View more photos of Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty at the 2017 Global Networking Event.

Campi Properties Joins Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty

We are pleased to announce Campi Properties Inc. is joining Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty. Established in Los Altos, California, Campi Properties specializes in luxury real estate, operating as one of the strongest independently owned residential real estate firms on the Peninsula with a strong reputation for excellence in their local market.

This strategic union strengthens Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty’s presence in Silicon Valley and enhances our network, growing our brokerage to over 425 agents serving Wine Country, Marin County, the East Bay and the Peninsula.

To learn more, visit WeAreGoldenGateSIR.com.

Together, We Are Growing

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Bay Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce that we are joining Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty and will operate as one unified brand as of June 2017.

Bay Sotheby's International Realty joins Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty. From left: Philip White, Mark Attarha, Nahid Nassiri, Bill Bullock, Heidi Pay, Micheal Dreyfus, Francis X. Santangelo, Kevin Paterson (PRNewsfoto/Golden Gate Sotheby’s Internati)

From left: Philip White, Mark Attarha, Nahid Nassiri, Bill Bullock, Heidi Pay, Micheal Dreyfus, Francis X. Santangelo, Kevin Paterson (PRNewsfoto/Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty)

With over 400 agents across 18 offices, this strategic union connects our East Bay markets with Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty’s Silicon Valley and Marin County markets allowing us to provide unparalleled service and access throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty will connect and serve the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma and San Francisco.

Over 400 Agents Across 18 Offices Serving the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma and San Francisco.Real estate is by nature hyper-local but the marketplace is increasingly mobile and global. Our agents’ deep local market expertise is enhanced by the regional strength of Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty and the powerful international reach of the Sotheby’s International Realty global network. Whether buying or selling—around the Bay Area or around the world—we are dedicated to providing an optimal real estate experience.

Locally Focused • Regionally Connected • Globally Powered

We Are Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty

ggsir bridge play buttonTo learn more about our growing brokerage, visit WeAreGoldenGateSIR.com.

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The Next Big Thing | Apple TV

Bay Sotheby’s International Realty (BaySIR) is excited to announce an update of the recently launched Sotheby’s International Realty (SIR) Apple TV app, the only real estate app on Apple TV. Created to reflect the look and feel of sothebysrealty.com and baysir.com, users have access to one of a kind property searches locally, nationally and globally, represented solely by Bay Sotheby’s International Realty and the Sotheby’s International Realty network of affiliates.

The SIR Apple TV app provides a unique and individual experience, immersing users into the global reach of the BaySIR brand while viewing our amazing properties through high-resolution photography and high-definition videography in the comfort of your own home. Through the SIR Apple TV app users have the ability to:

  • Search properties by city, state, and country using Siri remote voice dictation
  • Filter properties by price, lifestyle, bedrooms and bathrooms
  • Watch available HD property videos
  • Share properties via email
  • Request more information directly from BaySIR agents and more

Now with the new Siri voice enabled text function, you will no longer be required to scroll through the alphabet to access the delete icon. Instead you can now use Siri voice dictation to search for exclusive BaySIR and SIR properties throughout the app.

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‘Top Shelf’ is another new feature on the Apple TV home screen where you will be able to further customize your property search. Top Shelf is displayed when up to five of the properties from your recent searches are selected, allowing you to quickly access and navigate your favorite BaySIR and SIR properties.

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Along with providing high-resolution property photos, high-definition videography, direct access to BaySIR and SIR real estate agents and more, the SIR Apple TV app would not be complete without a fun interactive experience. Using game mode, you can guess the location of BaySIR and SIR featured properties around the world, customizing your criteria by selecting properties by lifestyle.

New features will continue to be added to the SIR Apple TV app, to begin enjoying this unique one of a kind interactive real estate experience, search for “Sotheby’s International Realty” on the Apple TV App Store to download the new and improved app today.

Celebrating an Extraordinary Year

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Bay Sotheby’s International Realty (BaySIR) is proud to announce a year of record growth, new innovations and global alliances. In 2016, the Sotheby’s International Realty® network achieved $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.

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CELEBRATING NEW LOCATIONS

The Sotheby’s International Realty® brand reported record growth across its global network, including nearly 70 countries and territories worldwide, totaling 880 offices and more than 20,000 sales associates.

Locally in the San Francisco Bay Area, our fully redesigned Lafayette office was unveiled and the number of our local BaySIR offices grew to seven with the opening of the Bay Sotheby’s International Realty North Berkeley office.

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Bay Sotheby’s International Realty solidified our global reach with our alliance with Juwai.com, one of the world’s prominent real estate websites with over 2 million monthly visitors, providing optimal exposure for BaySIR properties to the Chinese market.


CELEBRATING NEW TECHNOLOGY

The 2016 release of the Sotheby’s International Realty® Apple TV app brings groundbreaking technology allowing clients the ability to conduct global property searches while connecting directly with Bay Sotheby’s International Realty agents. Additionally, 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, providing viewers the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in homes listed by the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand.

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Sothebysrealty.com continues to be the real estate industry leader providing unparalleled access to luxury properties for sale worldwide. Nearly 22 million visitors searched the exclusive listings displayed on sothebysrealty.com in 2016, the most in its history with a 54% increase in website traffic from 2015. Only listings  represented by the Sotheby’s International Realty® network of affiliates are eligible for display on sothebysrealty.com.

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