Sotheby's International Realty is known for selling some of the world's most extraordinary estates, and our comprehensive global approach to selling fine properties has proven effective for quality listings in a range of areas and prices.

Established in 1976 as a logical extension of Sotheby's fine art auction services, Sotheby's International Realty has since developed into the world's premier luxury residential real estate brokerage and marketing company.  Global partnerships include 750 brokerages in over 54 countries.  In the United States alone, approximately 1,600 agents are based in 33 offices in key cities and resorts.

Since its debut in 1744, Sotheby's Auction House has evolved into the luxury go-to for prestigious possessions from jewelry to antiques.  Its name translates around the world.  Sotheby's counts nearly three quarters of Forbes's 100 richest people, more than half of its richest Americans, and all of its billionaire art collectors among its clientele.

While real estate is local by nature, the market for important real estate can be national and global.  Globally, over 70% of internet users search in a language other than English, and nearly 40% of the 1.6 million annual visitors to the Sotheby's International Realty websites come from outside the U.S.  To that end, we are the only global luxury real estate brand with websites offering 15 translations, quoting prices in 49 different currencies, and providing listing videos in 5 languages.  That means our agents are uniquely positioned to leverage the discriminating and affluent international buyer.

We are located in Levi's Plaza, in the historic Italian Swiss Colony Warehouse, near Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill. 


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