The new location is an indication of growth and expansion for the firm, which is the leading luxury real estate company in Southwest Florida with 525 associates throughout 20 offices along Florida’s Gulf Coast. Premier Sotheby’s International Realty is part of the international Sotheby’s network of nearly 14,000 associates in 680 offices across 49 countries and territories worldwide, with exclusive access to the world-renowned Sotheby’s auction house and resources of the international brand.
The firm selected Charlotte after researching the patterns of buyers who own residences in both Florida and Charlotte, with the two regions serving as feeder markets for one another. The area is a natural fit for the firm, which already represents Linville Ridge (http://www.linvilleridge.com/
“Our expansion into the North Carolina market with the opening of the Charlotte office reflects the continued evolution of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty,” said Green. “Charlotte is an ideal location for our firm as many of our current customers already choose to reside in Florida during winter and North Carolina in summer. Home to many outstanding developments such as nearby Linville Ridge, which our company developed and owns, it uniquely matches the profile of our footprint in Florida.”
“Premier Sotheby’s International Realty is matchlessly prepared to serve this market with our commitment to service and customer satisfaction, our cutting-edge resources and our unrivaled international reach,” added Green.
The Charlotte office will be led by Managing Broker and Charlotte native, Matthew Paul Brown, who is strategically adding top-notch broker associates to the office who share in-depth market knowledge and demonstrate a superior approach to client services. A licensed real estate broker in both North Carolina and South Carolina with over 10 years of experience, Brown serves the Charlotte community by supporting the YWCA, YMCA, Thompson Child Family Focus, Greater Charlotte Heart Association, and 24 Hours of Booty Cancer Cycle ride.
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About Premier Sotheby's International Realty
Premier Sotheby’s International Realty is the leading luxury real estate brokerage firm in Southwest Florida, providing exceptional service, market knowledge and value to its clients looking to buy or sell a home or condominium in the luxury real estate market. Led by real estate veteran Judy Green, the firm has more than 525 sales associates and 21 offices strategically located in Marco Island, Bonita Springs, Sanibel, Captiva, Clearwater, Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, Longboat Key, Venice, South Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Charlotte, North Carolina, with headquarters in Naples, Florida. Premier Sotheby’s International Realty is a division of The Lutgert Companies, which has operated in Southwest Florida since 1964. The Lutgert Companies also owns Lutgert Title, Lutgert Insurance and Premier Commercial. For more information, visit www.premiersothebysrealty.com (http://www.premiersothebysrealty.com/
About Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates, Inc.
Founded in 1976 to provide independent brokerages with a powerful marketing and referral program for luxury listings, the Sotheby’s International Realty network was designed to connect the finest independent real estate companies to the most prestigious clientele in the world. In February 2004, Realogy Corporation, a global provider of real estate and relocation services, entered into a long-term strategic alliance with Sotheby’s, the operator of the auction house. The agreement provided for the licensing of the Sotheby’s International Realty name and the development of a full franchise system by Realogy’s subsidiary, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. Affiliations in the system are granted only to brokerages and individuals meeting strict qualifications. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC supports its affiliates with a host of operational, marketing, recruiting, educational and business development resources. Franchise affiliates also benefit from an association with the venerable Sotheby’s auction house, established in 1744. For more information, visit www.sothebysrealty.com.