Marin's #1 Brokerage Launches Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty

Brokerage's Rebranding Marks Visionary Expansion

On Tuesday, January 24 2017, Bill Bullock, President and CEO of Decker Bullock Sotheby's International Realty, Marin County's top brokerage, and Michael Dreyfus, CEO of Dreyfus Sotheby’s International Realty, announced their strategic expansion with the unveiling of a new brand name, Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty. The announcement comes at a pivotal moment for the premier brokers, marking a natural evolution of their market dominance and visionary leadership.

The union brings together two very successful independent brokerages, each with a reputation for excellence in their local markets. Dreyfus Sotheby’s International Realty began as Dreyfus Properties in Palo Alto in 2000, serving the Silicon Valley and mid-Peninsula region. The firm joined the Sotheby’s International Realty network in 2013. Bill Bullock and Olivia Hsu Decker founded Decker Bullock Realty in Marin County in 1991 and affiliated with Sotheby’s International Realty in 2007. The two firms’ shared vision and shared Sotheby’s International Realty experience, along with their complementary markets, made the brand evolution a logical decision. The announcement was met by applause from the agents as the new name was unveiled.

“Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty is an iconic, unifying brand in the making. The Golden Gate is the gateway to California. Our new brand is an entry point to, and steward of, living in the Bay Area – a destination that has become the epicenter of the world. We are positioning ourselves to be the leading brokerage in the region. Unity and leadership are key to this goal,” said Bullock.

“Real estate has always been hyper-local, and always will be,” said Michael Dreyfus, a co-owner of the new entity, “but with an increasingly mobile and global marketplace, there are regional, national and international components to the business that are critical to the success of any brokerage that hopes to remain relevant. The formation of Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty will add regional strength to the deep local expertise of our agents, and the powerful international reach of Sotheby’s International Realty.”

Heidi Pay, COO and General Manager states, “In Marin County, we are the most successful company in our market, with the #1 position by sales volume and units, both on and off market. This success is because we are owned by agents and have designed an agent-centric environment and culture of excellence that allows our top producing agents to better serve their clients.”

Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty will extend the agent-centric approach to an expanded network, making the official brand transition March 31, 2017, with 11 offices in the Bay Area and over 250 agents and staff.

Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty:
Your Local Connection for Global Exposure.

Southern Marin Office

100 Tiburon Blvd.

Mill Valley, CA 94941

Tel: 415.381.7300

Ross Valley Office

189 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.

Greenbrae, CA 94904

Tel: 415.461.7200

Drakes Landing Office

500 Drakes Landing Road

Greenbrae, CA 94904

Tel: 415.464.9300

Belvedere Tiburon Office

10 Beach Rd

Tiburon, CA 94920

Tel: 415.435.0700

Sausalito Office

211 2nd Street

Sausalito, CA 94965

Tel: 415.331.9000

Mill Valley Office

78 E Blithedale Ave

Mill Valley, CA 94941

Tel: 415.380.4300

San Rafael Office

902 Irwin Street

(Corner of Irwin & 3rd)

San Rafael, CA 94901

Tel: 415.456.1200

Novato Office

Pacheco Plaza

438 Ignacio Blvd.

Novato, CA 94949

Tel: 415.883.2900

Stinson Beach Office

3605 Shoreline Highway

PO Box 66

Stinson Beach, CA 94970

Tel: 415.868.9200

Menlo Park Office

640 Oak Grove

Menlo Park, CA 94025

Tel: 650.847.1141

Palo Alto Office

728 Emerson Street

Palo Alto, CA 94301

Tel: 650.644.3474