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Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Enters Belize

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MADISON, N.J. and AMBERGRIS CAYE, Belize, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced its luxury real estate services are now available in Belize with the opening of Belize Sotheby’s International Realty, owned and operated by McCann & Fisher Ltd.

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The firm, which is managed by Shane and Brittany McCann, serves the luxury residential real estate market throughout Belize and is located at Barrier Reef Drive in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.

“Ambergris Caye is considered one of the most desirable islands in the world,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “The lifestyle offered there is coveted by people everywhere.  Belize is home to the second largest barrier reef in the world, ancient Mayan Ruins, water falls, caves and the well-known Great Blue Hole.  We are proud to be able to offer our services in this beautiful and unique market.”

According to Brittany McCann the affiliation with the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand will help achieve their goal of raising the bar in Belize’s real estate market.  “We also want to help promote the economic growth of our country, and we believe the Sotheby’s International Realty brand will help change the dynamics of the real estate market in Belize,” she said.  ”Our company has raised the standards of service and ethics here in the property and rental management field, and this has set us apart from other real estate groups in the country. It is our mission to be the best in the industry and build a team of knowledgeable professionals, and we will continue this as we grow with the brand.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 15,000 independent sales associates located in approximately 700 offices in 54 countries and territories worldwide. Belize Sotheby’s International Realty listings will be marketed on the sothebysrealty.com global website.  In addition to the referral opportunities and widened exposure generated from this source, the firm’s brokers and clients will 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.

About Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC
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. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services. In February 2004, Realogy 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. 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.

MEDIA CONTACTS

Jennifer Zimmerman
Senior Director, PR & Communications
Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC
175 Park Avenue, Madison, NJ  07940
jennifer.zimmerman@sothebysrealty.com

Brittany McCann
Owner
Belize Sotheby’s International Realty
Barrier Reef Drive
P.O. Box 204
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize C.A.
P: 011 501 226 4309   C: 011 501 631 9253
brittany@belizesir.com

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Cayman Islands Estate With 210 Feet of Beachfront to Sell Without Reserve at Live, On-Site Auction on November 3

Concierge Auctions to conduct the auction on behalf of Cayman Islands Sotheby’s International Realty

 GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ — Casa Coyaba, “House of Paradise,” a tranquil Caribbean island estate with more than 19,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor living space on 210 feet of beachfront, will be sold at auction on November 3 without reserve, NYC-based luxury real estate auction firm Concierge Auctions has announced. Previously listed for $19.8 million, this impressive property at 222 Old Prospect Road in Grand Cayman will sell to the highest bidder regardless of price. The live, on-site auction is being conducted on behalf of Cayman Islands Sotheby’s International Realty and marks Concierge Auctions’ first international assignment.

 ”Grand Cayman is an island gem for those seeking offshore residency or a second home in a stable, high quality, tax-neutral tropical climate,” stated Sheena Conolly, Owner/Broker of Cayman Islands Sotheby’s International Realty. “We have the highest per capita income and standard of living in the region, with around 52,000 residents from over 100 countries who gather to work and play in harmony. Casa Coyaba is a splendor and one of the most impressive luxury residences in the Caribbean. The setting is peaceful and the views spectacular. There are very few homes that are as memorable as this one.”

 Majestic in both stature and structure, Casa Coyaba offers more than 19,000 square feet of completely furnished indoor and outdoor living space. Plentiful windows offer stunning views and an abundance of natural light for the spacious floor plan of 39 rooms including eight bedrooms, 10 full bathrooms, two powder bathrooms, a library, two formal living rooms, a great room, full gym, theatre room, two master suites, two gourmet kitchens, two laundry rooms, a separate entire nanny suite and two executive offices. A customized home automation system allows for complete access and control of all rooms of the home, from temperatures to lighting to security cameras, from any computer across the globe.

 The home’s nine open and eight covered balconies feature multiple table sets, loungers, couches and tables for private individual conversation or endless entertainment. The 40-foot, infinity edge, heated pool overlooks the beach, as do the patio hot tubs. The Caribbean’s consistent weather provides opportunity to suntan on the estate’s beachfront, or the water sport enthusiast can pull up his or her jet skis or small watercrafts right to the sandy backyard. A covered outdoor kitchen and bar area is the perfect place to relax after a tennis match on the lighted doubles court that sits just next to the residence.

 Life in the Cayman Islands is unique – a blend of breezy relaxation and business sophistication. Boasting phenomenal amenities and a quality of life unmatched in the region, the new owners will be close to the mainland and city life, yet far from the madding crowd. The Cayman Islands is home to those looking for a discerning, picturesque and peaceful corner of the world. Casa Coyaba sits majestically on this quiet historic road just past the South Sound area, a sophisticated community which is home to upscale, unique homes whose architecture is emphasized by the expanse of sky and sea that surround them. South Sound is one of the more established residential areas on the island and is also close to some of the best schools and sporting facilities. The breezy coastal road that follows the seashore is ideal for an early morning jog or evening stroll.

 There are frequent direct flights to the area including those from New York, London, Miami, Atlanta, Washington, Chicago, Tampa, Toronto, Bahamas, Kingston and other international destinations connecting to Grand Cayman, which sits approximately 480 miles southwest of Miami, only one hour flying time.

 ”Concierge Auctions has established itself as the auction firm of choice for luxury property sellers throughout the United States, and we are excited to extend our services to select international clients,” stated George Graham, CEO of Concierge Auctions. “No matter the location, our 60-day disposition process is a proven technique to generate market value for premier luxury properties. As the owner of Casa Coyaba has agreed to sell through the truest form of auction – without reserve – buyers will appreciate being able to name the price in an open, transparent forum. This is the first auction of its kind in the Cayman Islands and a genuine, unique opportunity to own a premier estate in one of the worlds most sought-after destinations.”

 The live, on-site auction of Casa Coyaba will be held on November 3. The auction has no reserve, and no minimum bid is required to participate. Cooperating brokers are welcome. Proxy bidding is available. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details. For further information and/or to schedule a private preview visit www.CasaCoyabaAuction.com or call 866-605-7280.

 About Concierge Auctions: Concierge Auctions is the preeminent luxury real estate auction firm serving high-end sellers nationwide.  A leading provider of services for individual and institutional owners of luxury residential real estate, Concierge Auctions is revolutionizing the industry by offering an accelerated marketing process that obtains fair market value for high-end properties in a determined time frame.  Building on a centuries-old method for selling the finest art and antiquities, the company combines the latest technologies and marketing programs with experienced personnel to generate the maximum value for the most premier properties in an open, competitive forum.  As a preferred auction provider to Sotheby’s International Realty® and other luxury brokerage firms, the company has executed auctions throughout the country, from New York to Hawaii.  The company’s database includes more than 50,000 luxury real estate buyers and agents from all 50 states and 38 countries and territories.  The principals of Concierge Auctions have been involved in the transfer of more than $2 billion in luxury real estate sales over the past 10 years.  For more information, call 888-966-4759 or visit www.ConciergeAuctions.com.

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