The All-New PinnacleSIR.com is coming April 11th!

30-daysPinnacle Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce that on April 11th, the luxury real estate firm will release an all-new version of its website, pinnaclesir.com.

The redesign of the company’s website, pinnaclesir.com, will re-launch with the goal of redefining how consumers search for real estate. The website now serves as an integrated marketing solution for the firm and provides a consistent, high-quality experience for consumers.
 

Pinnacle Sotheby’s International Realty launches official Pinterest page

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On Monday, September 9th, Pinnacle Sotheby’s International Realty launched its official Pinterest page.
“We believe social media, while not quite there yet, will prove to be a powerful tool in Real Estate. We want to insure that we are ahead of the curve.” said Pinnacle Sotheby’s International Realty’s Director of Marketing Ryan Rogalski.
He went on to say “By posting engrossing and relevant content, we have the ability to reach millions of people with a single post.”
Pinterest joins Pinnacle Sotheby’s International Realty’s growing social media presence, along with Facebook, Google+, YouTube, and WordPress.
Click the links below to visit each one of our pages:

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Sotheby’s Today

Sotheby’s has been uniting collectors with world-class works of art since 1744. Today that tradition remains in 10 different sales rooms and hundreds of Sotheby’s International Realty® network offices around the world. The following brings this legacy to life and showcases the collaboration that exists between realty and auction and all that is done to leverage our brand’s rich history, heritage and sophistication within the global markets we serve.

Realogy Reports Financial Results for First Quarter 2013

Transaction Volume Growth of 14% Drives Revenue Increase Year Over Year; Strong Housing Demand Supports Average Homesale Price Growth

Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in residential real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation, and title and settlement services, today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013, including the following:

  • Realogy’s net revenue for first quarter 2013 was $957 million, a 9% increase compared to the same period in 2012.
  • The Company’s Adjusted EBITDA1 was $71 million in the first quarter, which was an increase of 34% year-over-year. The increase was primarily due to a 14% year-over-year increase in sales volume (homesale transaction sides times average sale price) at the franchised and company-owned real estate services segments combined.
  • Net loss attributable to the Company in the first quarter was $75 million, which was after $89 million of interest expense, $42 million of depreciation and amortization and $3 million of debt extinguishment charges.

The Company’s combined transaction volume was up 14% for the first quarter of 2013. RFG, our franchise segment, and NRT, the operator of our company-owned brokerage offices, reported closed homesale side increases of 6% and 5%, respectively. Average homesale price increased 9% at RFG and NRT’s average homesale price, which is generally twice the national average, increased 6% compared with the first quarter of 2012.

“Our transaction volume, which was at the top end of the range of the guidance we provided in February, and our first quarter performance continue to support our firm belief in the strength of the housing recovery,” said Richard A. Smith, Realogy’s chairman, chief executive officer and president. “The first quarter results were particularly encouraging given the seasonally lower transaction volume typically seen in the first quarter of any year.”

In our relocation business, Cartus experienced a 10% increase in broker referrals and a 4% year-over-year decrease in initiations compared with 2012. In our title and settlement services segment, Title Resource Group (TRG) experienced a 5% increase in purchase title and closing units compared to the first quarter of 2012 and an 11% increase in refinance title and closing units.

“We expect continued growth in transaction volume, with 14% to 17% increases in the second quarter,” said Tony Hull, Realogy’s executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer. “On a combined basis, RFG and NRT transaction sides are anticipated to increase 7% to 9% and average sale price is expected to increase 7% to 8% year-over-year in the second quarter.”

 

Realogy is the parent company of Sotheby’s International Realty

Newest Lifestyle Site Launched

Announcing golfpropertySIR.com
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This destination, with its own dedicated URL, provides unrivaled access to the full gamut of golf type properties offered within our Global Brand.  From intimate enclaves nestled directly on a course to magnificent villas within driving distance to world-class clubs, golfpropertySIR.com has it all and has been designed to provide valuable insights and vast knowledge within one beautiful, new location.

‘Best in Category’ for Sixth Consecutive Year in Franchise Business Review’s Franchisee Satisfaction Awards

fbr-logoSotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced it won Franchise Business Review’s Best in Category for Real Estate Franchisee Satisfaction award for the sixth year in a row.

The Best in Category award measures franchisee satisfaction with their franchisors and is part of the 8th annual Franchisee Satisfaction Awards presented byFranchise Business Review. In addition to its real estate ranking, the brand also came in second overall among the Top 50 “Systems with 250 or more units,” which is a ranking of all franchise systems with more than 200 units across all categories.

“This award is a reflection of our commitment to providing the highest possible quality service to our valued network members, and we are humbled and honored to have received this distinction for the sixth year in a row,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “We believe our duty is to serve our network and to offer them the tools and resources they need to help them succeed. The reason the Franchise Business Review recognition is so rewarding is because it is measured by input from our most important asset: our franchisees.”

Franchise Business Review surveyed more than 26,000 franchisees from more than 350 leading systems for the 8th annual Franchisee Satisfaction Awards. Franchises were evaluated in five areas: training and support, franchise system, franchisor/franchisee relations, financial opportunity and overall satisfaction. Additionally, demographic and lifestyle questions gave a 360-degree view of the franchise ownership experience. Franchise Business Review is a national franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction and franchise buyer experiences. For a complete list of this year’s award winners, go to www.FBR50.com.

“It’s great to see the Sotheby’s International Realty brand top our Real Estate list once again this year,” said Franchise Business Review President Michelle Rowan. “As the real estate and housing markets bounce back, franchises within the space need to stay top of mind with franchise buyers and consumers. The brand continues to seek ways to drive franchisee satisfaction and profitability–and their hard work shows here.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty® network currently has 12,800 sales associates located in approximately 660 offices in 47 countries and territories worldwide. Each office is independently owned and operated.

573 McOwenben Pass – Lake Lure, North Carolina

Twelve mile post is a private gated community that resides along the banks of the Broad River just east of Lake Lure. 573 McOwenben Pass features an open floor plan with a beautiful stone wood burning fire place in the great room; just perfect for entertaining with family or friends.  The kitchen and baths feature hard surface counter tops with Brazilian cherry wood floors in the great room and kitchen. An abundance of natural light fills the home through its many windows.  The home also  features two Master Suites and is only minutes to dining, shopping, and the Lake Lure beach & marina.

View the full details HERE.