August 15, 2022

Sotheby's International Realty Expands in Michigan

<style type="text/css"> /* Style Definitions */ span.prnews_span { font-size:8pt; font-family:"Arial"; color:black; } a.prnews_a { color:blue; } li.prnews_li { font-size:8pt; font-family:"Arial"; color:black; } p.prnews_p { font-size:0.62em; font-family:"Arial"; color:black; margin:0in; } </style> <p><span class="legendSpanClass"><span class="xn-location">NEW YORK</span></span>, <span class="legendSpanClass"><span class="xn-chron">Aug. 15, 2022</span></span> /PRNewswire/ -- Sotheby's International Realty today announced the opening of Great Lakes Sotheby's International Realty, signifying the brand's continued growth in the state of <span class="xn-location">Michigan</span>. The addition marks the brand's seventh office in the state.</p> <pre><code>&lt;div class="PRN_ImbeddedAssetReference" id="DivAssetPlaceHolder1"&gt; &lt;p&gt; &lt;a href="https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/452508/SOTHEBY%27S_INTERNATIONAL_REALTY_LOGO.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"&gt; &lt;img src="https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/452508/SOTHEBY%27S_INTERNATIONAL_REALTY_LOGO.jpg" title="Sotheby's International Realty logo. (PRNewsFoto/Sotheby's International Realty) (PRNewsfoto/Sotheby's International Realty)" alt="Sotheby's International Realty logo. (PRNewsFoto/Sotheby's International Realty) (PRNewsfoto/Sotheby's International Realty)"/&gt; &lt;/a&gt; &lt;/p&gt; &lt;/div&gt; </code></pre> <p><p>Great Lakes Sotheby's International Realty is owned and operated by <span class="xn-person">Dean Groulx</span> and <span class="xn-person">Wendy Groulx</span>, who bring more than 60 years of collective experience to the company. Headquartered in the city of <span class="xn-location">Elk Rapids</span>, the office will serve the greater <span class="xn-location">Traverse City</span> area in <span class="xn-location">Michigan</span> including <span class="xn-location">Alden</span>, <span class="xn-location">Bellaire</span>, <span class="xn-location">Elk Rapids</span>, Elk Lake, <span class="xn-location">Lake Leelanau</span>, North Port, <span class="xn-location">Suttons Bay</span>, <span class="xn-location">Torch Lake</span>, and <span class="xn-location">Traverse City</span>.</p> <p>&quot;<span class="xn-location">Greater Traverse City</span> has a robust luxury home market,&quot; said <span class="xn-person">Philip White</span>, president and CEO of Sotheby's International Realty. &quot;It's become attractive for high-net-worth individuals and entrepreneurs and we're seeing both U.S. and international buyers purchasing primary and secondary homes in the area. Our continued growth in the state enables our brand to service this growing market and I look forward to supporting Dean, Wendy, and the entire Great Lakes Sotheby's International Realty team.&quot;</p> <p>&quot;The <span class="xn-location">Traverse City</span> area boasts a lifestyle and culture that few other places can match,&quot; said Groulx. &quot;Our area has access to some of the largest and most pristine freshwater lakes and access to world-class entertainment and fine dining. Few real estate companies can match the background and experience of our brokers and sales associates, and our affiliation with Sotheby's International Realty will offer sellers and buyers in the greater <span class="xn-location">Traverse City</span> area an experience like no other thanks to its prestige, global presence, and marketing capabilities.&quot;</p> <p>The company has plans for future growth in <span class="xn-location">Alden</span>, <span class="xn-location">Bellaire</span>, <span class="xn-location">Traverse City</span>, <span class="xn-location">Northport</span>, and <span class="xn-location">Leelanau</span>. Great Lakes Sotheby's International Realty was launched in partnership with <span class="xn-person">Russ Post</span>, owner/broker of Ocean Sotheby's International Realty.</p> <p>The Sotheby's International Realty® network currently has nearly 26,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in over 1,000 offices in 81 countries and territories worldwide. Great Lakes Sotheby's International Realty listings are 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 Sotheby's auction house and worldwide <i>Sotheby's International Realty</i> marketing programs. Each office is independently owned and operated. </p> <p><b>Sotheby's International Realty </b> <br/>Sotheby's International Realty was founded in 1976 as a real estate service for discerning clients of Sotheby's auction house. Today, the company's global footprint spans more than 1,000 offices located in 81 countries and territories worldwide, including 51 company-owned brokerage offices in key metropolitan and resort markets. In <span class="xn-chron">February 2004</span>, Anywhere Real Estate Inc. entered 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 franchise system. The franchise system is comprised of an affiliate network, where each office is independently owned and operated. Sotheby's International Realty supports its affiliates and agents with a host of operational, marketing, recruiting, educational and business development resources. Affiliates and agents also benefit from an association with the venerable Sotheby's auction house, established in 1744. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.sothebysrealty.com" rel="nofollow">www.sothebysrealty.com</a>.   </p> <p>The affiliate network is operated by Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC, and the company owned brokerages are operated by Sotheby's International Realty, Inc.  Both entities are subsidiaries of Anywhere Real Estate Inc. (NYSE: HOUS) a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services. Both Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC and Sotheby's International Realty, Inc. fully support the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. </p> <p><b>Media Contact:</b><br/><span class="xn-person">Melissa Couch</span><br/>973-407-6142<br/><a href="mailto:melissa.couch@sothebys.realty" rel="nofollow">melissa.couch@sothebys.realty</a></p></p> <div class="PRN_ImbeddedAssetReference" id="DivAssetPlaceHolder2"> </div> <p>SOURCE Sotheby's International Realty</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://rt.prnewswire.com/rt.gif?NewsItemId=NY41455&amp;Transmission_Id=202208150900PR_NEWS_USPR_____NY41455&amp;DateId=20220815" style="border:0px; width:1px; height:1px;"/></p>

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