Calling all Sotheby's International Realty Associates

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Unit Realty Group

Please join what I hope to be a great on-line networking tool/meet & greet area for all Sotheby's Associates, Brokers, Owners, Managers, Corporate, Auction House and all others associated with SIR across the world. This will give us one more outlet to get to know each other, learn from each other and send referrals within the Sotheby's family.

I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible. I hear that our event next year is going to be in Italy; does anyone have any confirmation of that?

As many knew me at the Phoenician,

Joe from Boston

Comments (24)

Joe Schutt
Unit Realty Group - Boston, MA
Forward Thinking

Hi All,

Thanks for responding. I am new to AR also and what a foray into it...a full on group activation. With that said, the only way that I have found so far to join a group is to click on GROUP at the top and then enter Sotheby in to the search field. Next to the name it should say Join Group. Click on that and you are a part of the group. If someone knows of an easier way...please share.

Let's make this HUGE for SIR!!

Have all of your colleagues join and send an email to all of your SIR contacts to join as well.

Krystal: Kerry and I are new to SIR...Gibson joined the family on December 1st and it has been wonderful. Sorry we missed you in AZ.

May 28, 2007 12:17 PM
Joe Schutt
Unit Realty Group - Boston, MA
Forward Thinking

Hey Linda,

The event was great!! Awesome food, great speakers, and amazing networking. I know I met a lot of people from across the world that I have maintained relationships with. I can't wait till the next one.

Have a great day!!

May 31, 2007 03:58 AM
Marc Rasmussen
DWELL Real Estate - Sarasota, FL
Sarasota Real Estate
I had a great time at the Sotheby's Conference at the Phoenician. The speakers were fantastic. There was nothing earth shattering about the break out session. All in all it was well worth the trip.
Jun 02, 2007 12:17 AM
Gael Kelleher, CRS, GRI
Housing Assistance Corporation - Centerville, MA

Hi All!   It's time to start thinking of Cape Cod.  It is beautiful all year 'round.  The phones have starting ringing, and I am hoping for a GREAT 2008    Send any of your Cape Cod Buyers along and I'll take good care of them!



Jan 24, 2008 07:38 AM
Erica Wallace
the Wallace Consulting Group - Boston, MA

Hi Joe,

My company just joined Sotheby's International Realty and it became official today! I love Active Rain and recently recruited  agent Mike Lefebvre, who won the Active Rain video contest,  to come join our office . I am so glad to see a Sotheby's International Realty group! Thanks for starting this. Looking forward to getting to know you all : )

Jul 22, 2008 09:37 AM
Andrea Geller
HOT PROPERTY® The Chaz Walters Group at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Chicago, IL

Hi Joe:

I am newer to activerain and real did not take the time to figure out haw to start. I think this group is great for all Sotheby's associates. This is a great resource for all of us.


Sep 01, 2008 03:51 AM

I wanted to find out more info on sothebys affiliates (especially fees).  It is rumored to be happening to my company

Sep 05, 2008 07:03 AM
Joe Schutt
Unit Realty Group - Boston, MA
Forward Thinking

Erica, welcome to Sotheby's. Great to have you on board. There are tons of affiliates opening in MA lately.

Andrea, welcome to Ar. I haven't been as active as I should be, but I got overwhelmed with all of the social media and need to refocus.

I hope you both enjoy this group and if there is anything you want to get out of the group just speak up:)

As far as the fees go...I think each affiliate may have their own structure since they are independently owned. You would just want to ask your manager or broker. I will tell you that the benefits I have seen since becoming Sotheby's have been great. 

Sep 08, 2008 09:42 AM
Michelle Drum
Gustave White Sotheby's International Realty - Newport, RI

Hi! I am a recent Active Rain member which I have joined in my on going effort to continue to transform myself from a post Baby Boomer into a  Z  Generationer (sp?). I was originally motivated by George Ballantyne and his blog on Sotheby's International Realty and re-energized by a recent seminar I went to through

P.S. If I met any of you at the Boca Raton Sotheby's Convention this spring--hi. Hope to see you in Newport, R.I. -- for business or pleasure. Always enjoy making suggestions, etc. 

Nov 13, 2008 05:05 AM
Teresa Parker
Stirling Sotheby's Intl. Realty - Lake Mary, FL

I hope to see some great ideas and sharing amongst the finest realtors in the world.  Thanks for the invitation.................

Feb 02, 2009 01:56 AM
Doris Banchik
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Olivos, CA

Hi. I am new to Active Rain. Is there something I need to do to join the Sotheby's blog?

Feb 10, 2009 01:16 AM
Kimberly Hardin
Treasure Coast Sothebys International Realty - Vero Beach, FL
Broker Associate/Owner - Luxury Waterfront Property Specialist

Hi there!  I'm Kimberly Hardin from Thorpe Sotheby's International in Vero Beach, Florida! 

Apr 27, 2009 08:02 AM
Trish Giassa, Crested Butte, Colorado. RSPS
Homes In Crested Butte - Crested Butte, CO

Hi Joe,  I'm new to Sotheby's, having joined the Sotheby's office in Crested Butte, CO just a few months ago when I moved here from the east coast.  After having been with several different companies/franchises over my 25 year real estate career, I find this to be a very professional network and I look forward to meeting some of you at upcoming events, or if you're up for a real western-mountain vacation, consider coming here!  Crested Butte is called "the last great ski town" ... not crowded, but offering world-class restaurants & shops.  Amazing outdoor adventures, from horse-back riding to mountain biking, hiking, fishing, camping, golf and all kinds of Summer outdoor recreation in over 2 million acres of open space in our beautiful valley.  Of course, we have a world-class mountain for skiing in winter, as well as cross country skiing and snowmobiling and back country adventures.  Ok, I could go on and on and on since I have tremendous appreciation for this little jewel of a town in the middle of all this natural beauty ... if this sounds like a place you'd enjoy, give me a call or email, I'd gladly show  you around.  Of course, your referrals are also always welcome.  Our resort condos and homes are priced really well and there are some really great buys!  Check out my website for more information on things to do in Crested Butte and let me know if I can help you in any way.

Trish Giassa,  See you soon!

May 03, 2009 10:08 AM
Karen Brewer

Im from Darien Ct.Happy to join this group.ive stated one on Facebook as well...William Pitt Sothebys.All are welcome.

also visit me at

Nov 20, 2009 11:47 AM
Richard van Seenus
Van Seenus Partners - Santa Barbara, CA
Best SB Agent

Hi, I'm Rich van Seenus and work with Sotheby's International Realty in Santa Barbara California.  Interestingly enough I'm seeing a some familiar places in the other comments and yours.  I was born in Boston and lived in Colorado for about 10 years.  Both My family and my wife's family live in Santa Barbara and we decided to returned home to Santa Barbara more then two years ago to raise our children here.  I love being associated with Sotheby's and have been enjoying Activerain for about 6 months now.  I find Activerain to be an effective tool for distributing my blogs, and networking.  I'll look forward be, getting to know the rest of you in our Sotheby's family.


Rich van Seenus - Santa Barbara

May 18, 2010 11:22 AM
Michelle Drum
Did I meet any of you at the Sotheby's global conference in San Diego a few ago? I am an associate broker with Gustave White Sotheby's international realty. We are the first affiliate and I hope to become your neighborhood source
May 18, 2010 11:31 AM
Christopher Karas
LAUNCH Real Estate - Paradise Valley, AZ
Luxury Real Estate Specialist

Thanks for the email...

Christopher V Karas
Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty

602-919-6511 – DIRECT
480-624-3654 - EFAX

Aug 04, 2010 12:09 PM
ari norberto
Riverdale, NY
Happy and Healthy AND Properous 2013 to you all. I'm Ari Norberto Exclusive Properties, Sotheby's International Realty, in Riverdale, The Bronx, New York!
Jan 02, 2013 03:30 AM
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Hi Joe Schutt welcome I'm with Pacific Sothebys in La Jolla, CA.  Happy Holidays.

Dec 25, 2015 10:57 AM
George Damianos
Damianos Sotheby's International Realty - Captain Cook, HI
Luxury Bahamas Estate Agent

Hi Joe! I am George Damianos of Damianos Sotheby's International Realty located in the Bahamas. Pleased to make your acquaintance. 

Oct 25, 2016 02:50 AM