Why should I consider living in a high rise in Atlanta?

The  decision to live at Sovereign is not only a decision to liv in a high rise but more importantly it is a lifestyle.  Many of our purchasers have chosen Sovereign not only for the lifestyle but it was also a conscious move to “right size”. The ability to lock and leave coupled with the low maintenance aspect of high rise living make this especially attractive for second or third homeowners. Another convenient factor for those who own multiple homes or who are frequent travlers is Sovereign’s close proximity to MARTA. The Buckhead MARTA station is just outside the front door only one building away. No matter what day or time, it is less than a 30-minute trip to Hartsfield-Jackson […]

A Christmas Closing

‘Twas an hour before closing and the agents were tense, to close Christmas Eve just didn’t make sense. But the seller was booked on the 6 o’clock flight and had warned “THERE WILL BE A CLOSING TONIGHT!” The agents agreed because business was dead, and visions of commission checks danced in their heads. The loan was approved by the lender’s good grace, Everyone knew ‘twas a borderline case. The buyers divorced, remarried again, Divorced once more, and now were just friends. The loan package complete to the closer was carried, With instructions to close before they remarried. The title policy arrived via UPS, From page One through Sixteen, a terrible MESS! An improper legal, 3 judgments, a lien, But a […]

Sotheby's International Realty Brand Leaders from Across the World Unite

With views of the New York skyline, nearly 175 Sotheby’s International Realty® affiliates from 75 companies across nine countries joined together at the brand’s 4th Annual Leadership Forum in Jersey City, N.J., to share best practices and insights on managing through a difficult economy. Jenny Pruitt, CEO/Founder, and David Boehmig, President/Founder, both of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, attended the meeting. “It was invigorating to be in the same room with real estate leaders from around the world,” said Pruitt.  “We are part of an incredible brand that offers our clients and sales associates the best in marketing luxury homes,” she said. The event, held Nov. 17 to 19, focused on profitability and planning, and provided a forum for attendees […]

Sotheby's International Realty Referrals by the Numbers

·         Closed referrals in the Sotheby’s International Realty network had an average sales price of $1,212,871 from January to July 2008. The referring agent received an average fee of $8,360.* ·         Closed referrals in the Sotheby’s International Realty network from August to November 2008 had an average sales price of $1,232,787. The referring agent received an average fee of $8,733.* ·         There are currently 118 active auction employee referrals from Sotheby’s locations worldwide. ·         48 new Sotheby’s Auction House employee referrals placed in 2008. *Figures only reflect reported broker to broker referrals in the United States.

Referrals through Sotheby's International Realty

Despite the economic challenges of the last year, Sotheby’s International Realty® affiliates have generated a significant amount of revenue through referrals from their fellow brand network members.   “Referrals have been a major contributor to the Sotheby’s International Realty network this year, as we have seen them placed between international locations and from international locations to the United States,” said Jay Lanigan, director of referrals for the brand.   “Referred business has had – and continues to have – a positive flow throughout the network.”  According to Jay, more than 152 broker-to-broker referrals that he assisted in closed this year, with an average sales price of more than $1.2 million. These are only a fraction of the total referrals that are […]