About Sotheby’s Auction House

The Sotheby’s Auction House was founded in 1744, gaining a renown reputation as a marketer of the world’s most valuable and prestigious possessions.

In 1976, Sotheby’s recognized a unique opportunity to serve its clients by offering a comprehensive set of real estate services. The Sotheby’s International Realty® brand was founded, providing independent brokerages with a powerful marketing and referral program for luxury listings.

Built on centuries of tradition, the brand maintains exclusive marketing relationships with the auction house, offering targeted exposure to a coveted and influential audience.

Discover the Power of the Brand

Today, the Sotheby’s International Realty network is made up of more than 22,000 sales associates in approximately 960 offices in 69 countries and territories worldwide.

The Sotheby’s International Realty brand takes great pride in presenting to the world unique places and their stories, and in using our innovative marketing tools, global network and relationships with discerning buyers to perfectly match time-honored properties with those who will appreciate them and give them new life. Through this extraordinary network our agents have access to some of the most qualified buyers in the world.