A Barrington Expansion for Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty

August 4, 2015 – Chicago, IL – Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty today announced that it has reached an agreement with Hunter’s Fairway Sotheby’s International Realty to acquire its two Barrington, IL offices. Founded in 2007, Hunter’s Fairway Sotheby’s International Realty has an established presence in the luxury real estate market in Barrington, IL and surrounding areas. With similar goals in meeting the Chicagoland area’s luxury real estate needs, this joining of two Sotheby’s International Realty affiliates has been a natural next step forward.
“I have strong ties to the Barrington community that reach back to when I went to high school there,” said Chris Feurer, CEO of Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty.  “No one company is dominating the luxury market currently, and the acquisition of Barrington puts us one step closer to our goal of dominating the luxury market.”

 

The new Barrington offices are located at 101 South Wynstone Park Drive, North Barrington, IL 60010 and 100 East Station Street, Suite 135, Barrington, IL 60010. The combined capabilities will immediately expand both the near – and long-term growth opportunities and the development pipeline in the coming years. The global reach of Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty allows this expansion to be a smooth transition for clients, brokers, and agents alike.

 

“Together we have shared a common vision under the Sotheby’s International Realty umbrella,” said Connie Antoniou, the owner of Hunter’s Fairway Sotheby’s International Realty. “Merging our brokerages will allow us to provide the support and services of a large brokerage, while maintaining a local boutique feel our clients have grown to love. I look forward to continuing the Sotheby’s International Realty momentum as a leader in luxury real estate.”

 

Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty has been trusted by clients throughout Chicagoland for over 30 years to expertly locate, manage and negotiate luxury real estate transactions for single family homes, condominiums and more. Notable developments include No. 9 Walton and MID Chicago Development. The Barrington offices will join the established Lincoln Park, Evanston, and Winnetka offices. Plans are underway to open an office in the refined Gold Coast neighborhood in late 2015.

This Barrington expansion comes right after the 7th anniversary of Feurer’s and President Mike Sato forming the company on August 1st, 2008.

 

“As we work toward growing our business, the opportunity to expand within the Sotheby’s International Realty network, makes Hunter’s Fairway Sotheby’s International Realty a most welcome addition to our company,” says Sato. “Clients will benefit from our streamlined structure as we continue to provide unrivaled service and access to luxury real estate investment opportunities.”

Realtors contribute local knowledge to WikiRealty Community

July 20, 2015 – Chicago, IL – Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty and WikiRealty announced a partnership to bring local insights to consumers across Chicago. Agents and associates at the leading brokerage will have the opportunity to use WikiRealty’s web platform to share their local knowledge online, furthering Jameson Sotheby’s commitment to excellence and superior service to its clients. Jameson Sotheby’s appreciates that WikiRealty, a startup crowdsourcing local knowledge from neighbors and experts, adds a sophisticated resource to their team’s toolbox. WikiRealty will help brand Jameson Sotheby’s sales professionals and help connect them with more homebuyers and sellers searching for local real estate knowledge and lifestyle information online.

Leading residential brokerage firm Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty is the exclusive Chicago and North Shore affiliate of the Sotheby’s International Realty global network. “I am confident that WikiRealty is the platform that will help take our agents’ online presence to the next level,” said Jim Miller, COO of Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty. “When people have specific questions about a neighborhood, they want specific answers from a trusted source. WikiRealty will help bring our agents’ incomparable knowledge directly to the community.”

“We enthusiastically welcome the Jameson Sotheby’s team to our growing community in Chicago,” said Sanjay Kuttemperoor, CEO of WikiRealty. “Our collaboration exemplifies Jameson Sotheby’s commitment to arming their agents with the most sophisticated resources. The brokerage deeply understands the needs of today’s consumers and professionals.”

WikiRealty is a mobile and web platform that promotes the easy exchange of hyper-local real estate news and knowledge between consumers, Realtors and experts from across the industry including agents, brokers, lawyers, lenders, developers professionals, and more. It has launched across California, Florida, Chicago and Milwaukee and is expanding to other major U.S. cities this year.

“We built WikiRealty to help everyone get the insights they need to make smarter decisions about where they live and work,” Kuttemperoor added. “WikiRealty isn’t exclusively about data and algorithms. We’re a community where users contribute their local insight that brings context to the data already available online. We welcome contributions from anyone associated with real estate, from agents, to buyers and sellers, to architects, lawyers and other service professionals. We’re building the most vibrant community in real estate.”

Welcoming Doug Fox to Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty

July 16, 2015- Chicago, IL – It was announced Tuesday during a company meeting that Doug Fox has joined Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty as the Managing Broker of their Evanston and Winnetka offices. With over 20 years of real estate experience, Doug has a vast amount of knowledge to help support and lead our North Shore Offices.

Chris Feurer, CEO of Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty, said, “Doug’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge makes him a key addition to our team. Our goal is to expand our leading position in Evanston and replicate that effort in Winnetka.”

Doug is currently the Chair of the Professional Standards Committee and a member of the Finance Committee for the Chicago Association of REALTORS®.

Prior to joining Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty, Doug was the Managing Broker of Prudential Rubloff’s Lincoln Park Office for nearly four years. Doug managed over 100 agents and was able to increase sales volume by 30%. In this role, he successfully supported his office in the consolidation of Prudential Rubloff with Koenig & Strey to become Berkshire Hathaway Homes Services. His office had over $400 million in annual sales volume. Before being named Managing Broker, Doug was a top producing Broker Associate with Prudential Rubloff for ten years, with an impressive $880,000 average sales price.

“I knew that when I accepted the offer to join a team with such an incomparable global reach in real estate and beyond, I would be taking the natural next step in my career.” said Doug.

Doug began his real estate career with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in 1995. He was named the Rookie of the Year in 1995 and was a two time Diamond Award Winner with Coldwell Banker.

Before pursuing a career in Real Estate, Doug had a very impressive 12 year career as a Sales Executive in the Paper and Graphics Industries.

Doug is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a concentration in Sales and Marketing.

Sotheby’s International Realty Midwest Networking Event

Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty hosted the premiere Sotheby’s International Realty Midwest Networking Event on April 22nd at the W Chicago – City Center. Sotheby’s International Realty affiliates from the Midwest and beyond gathered to learn from the best, as SIR corporate executives, global partners, and top producing agents shared their wealth of knowledge.

After an opening statement from Sotheby’s International Realty CEO Philip White, Chief Marketing Officer Wendy Purvey shared realizations about the superior advantage of the SIR marketing system, global brand efforts and strategies, and how they can be applied here in the Midwest.

A “Top Producer Panel Discussion” brought together some of America’s top real estate professionals, who shared their best practices and processes for selling, as Robbie Briggs from Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty in Dallas, TX, moderated.

Bill Fandel – Vice President & Managing Broker of Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty
Nikki Field – Senior Global Real Estate Advisor & Associate Broker with Sotheby’s International Realty East Side Manhattan Brokerage
Tim Salm – Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty Broker Associate & Top Producer
Nancy Tassone – Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty Broker Associate & Top Producer

Mark Zukerman of Encore Sotheby’s International Realty in Indianapolis, IN, moderated a discussion by Mike Balzotti, from Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Jeff Greenway, Vice President of Sotheby’s International Realty, who spoke about how to maximize SIR resources, tools, and a new psychology for selling.

Panelists Daniel de la Vega of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty in Miami, FL, and Suzanne Perkins of Sotheby’s International Realty – Montecito and Santa Barbara, CA, joined Nikki Field to discuss building connections through the immense and impressive Sotheby’s International Realty global referral network.

And of course the power of the Sotheby’s International Realty global brand could not be ignored. Market domination was the subject of a panel discussion moderated by SIR Vice President of Global Operations Fran Santangelo. Weighing in on the subject were Dean and Stacy Jones from Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty in Seattle, WA, along with Robbie Briggs and Daniel de la Vega.

The full day event culminated in a cocktail hour and dinner, where Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty’s 2015 Top Producer Awards were announced, followed by a celebratory reception.

View all of the photos from the inaugural Sotheby’s International Realty Midwest Networking Event below.

Thank you to all of our visiting affiliates!

Arthur Shariff & Associates
Aspen Snowmass International Realty
Bluegrass Sotheby’s International Realty
Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty
Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty
Encore Sotheby’s International Realty
Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty
Harbor Sotheby’s International Realty
HOM Sotheby’s International Realty
Hunter’s Fairway Sotheby’s International Realty
Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty
List Sotheby’s International Realty
MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty
ONE Sotheby’s International Realty
Paris Quest Sotheby’s International Realty
Premier Sotheby’s International Realty
Rego Sotheby’s International Realty
Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty
Robinson Sotheby’s International Realty
Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty
Smith Taylor & Associates
Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC
Sotheby’s International Realty – Bridgehampton Brokerage
Sotheby’s International Realty East Side Manhattan
Sotheby’s International Realty – Montecito
Sotheby’s International Realty – Palm Beach Brokerage
Sotheby’s International Realty Beverly Hills
Sotheby’s International Realty Canada
Street Sotheby’s International Realty
Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty
The Lipman Group, Sotheby’s International Realty
Village Sotheby’s International Realty

Sotheby’s International Realty Corporate Executives

Philip White, Chief Executive Officer
Wendy Purvey, Chief Marketing Officer
Fran Santangelo, Vice President, Global Operations
Jeff Greenway, Vice President, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC
Elizabeth Eckes, Manager, Global Operations

Affiliate Panelists and Moderators

Mike Balzotti, Scottsdale, AZ
Robbie Briggs, Dallas, TX
Bill Fandel, Telluride, CO
Nikki Field, Manhattan, NY
Dean and Stacy Jones, Seattle, WA
Daniel de la Vega, Miami, FL
Mark Zukerman, Indianapolis, IN
Suzanne Perkins, Santa Barbara | Montecito, CA

And of course, thank you to all of our global partners in attendance!

Ben Briggs – Dallas, Texas
Robbie Briggs – Dallas, Texas
Cris Condon – Palm Beach, Florida
Bill Fandel – Telluride, Colorado
Nikki Field – New York, New York
Chris Feurer – Chicago, Illinois
Rob Giem – Newport Coast, California
Dean Jones – Seattle, Washington
Stacy Jones – Seattle, Washington
Chris Klug – Aspen, Colorado
Penny MacIntyre – Bermuda
Ross McCredie – Canada
Suzanne Perkins – Santa Barbara | Montecito, California
Michael Rankin – Washington, DC
Buddy Rego – Bermuda
Arthur Sharif – Silicon Valley, California
Gloria Smith – San Francisco, California
Brandon Spackman – Jackson, Wyoming
Jon Taylor – San Francisco, California
Shelly Tretter – Greenwich, Connecticut
Karen Van Arsdale – Naples, Florida
Daniel de la Vega – Miami, Florida

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Launches Newly Redesigned Website

Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty, a luxury real estate firm based in Chicago, IL, today announced the launch of the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand’s newly redesigned website, sir.com, which was built to showcase the network’s listings in an immersive and visual way that is unique to the industry.

new sir.com

“The new sir.com was created to tell the story of a home in a more editorial way, not the commoditized approach that can often be found in our industry,” said Wendy Purvey, chief marketing officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “We believe the art of marketing a home is based on showcasing its soul, so every aspect of the new site works toward this goal.”

The design changes include an increased focus on full-screen, high-definition video throughout the site, from the homepage to property detail pages, to allow for a more immersive consumer experience. High-resolution photography also plays a more prominent role. The property detail pages feature: slideshows that tell a home’s story via the captions, custom video, location overviews that provide insight into the local area via video and text, and a seller or expert quote that offers a personal view of the property.

Consumers still can search for a home based on lifestyle and amenity but now have the ability to sort their results by various home features including pools, kitchens and views, and compare visual images of that feature among their search results.

extraordinary angles search by room function

“At the foundation of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand is our focus on lifestyle,” said John Passerini, vice president of interactive marketing for the brand. “Our lifestyle search is more visual, and our focus on video and photography allows our affiliates to showcase the various lifestyles a home offers that cannot be properly articulated in words only. Our fully responsive site works on any mobile device and allows our network members to do what we believe they do best: uniquely showcase extraordinary homes around the world anytime, anywhere and in any language.”

“We are proud to be part of the Sotheby’s International Realty network and believe consumers worldwide will benefit from the groundbreaking features of the new brand website,” said Chris Feurer, CEO of Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty. “The homes we represent in Chicago and the North Shore are unique, and the new sir.com allows us to showcase the heart of what makes them so special.”

Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty, which has offices in Chicago, Evanston, Winnetka, and soon to be in the Gold Coast, offers exclusive Sotheby’s International Realty marketing, advertising and referral services designed to attract well-qualified buyers to the firm’s property listings. In addition, the firm and its clients benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house, which promotes real estate referral opportunities with auction house clientele.

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As a Sotheby’s International Realty affiliate, the firm also has the unique ability to refer its real estate clientele to the auction house for jewelry, art, unique furniture and collectible appraisal services. Property listings from Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty also are marketed on the sothebysrealty.com global website, as well as on the firm’s local website, jamesonsir.com.

Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty is located at 425 W. North Avenue. For additional information, please contact 312.751.0300. The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 16,500 sales associates located in approximately 760 offices in 60 countries and territories worldwide. Each office is independently owned and operated.

Going Green in Style

When you combine real estate with St. Patrick’s Day the obvious conclusion is…green homes! So in honor of the holiday, let’s recognize some phenomenal eco-friendly homes on the market. Green living no longer requires any sacrifice to style, and these incredible Sotheby’s International Realty estates epitomize that.

1360 Summitridge Place Beverly Hills, California 90210
1360 Summitridge Place | Beverly Hills, California 90210 | Price Upon Request

1360 Summitridge Place Beverly Hills, California 90210Listed by Sotheby’s International Realty – Sunset Strip Brokerage

In case you were still on the fence about green being the new black, this contemporary Beverly Hills home should change your mind. The 90210 is nothing if not stylish, and this museum quality estate with eco-friendly rooftop gardens and a saltwater infinity pool is no exception.

7 Holly Way Amagansett, New York 119307 Holly Way | Amagansett, New York 11930 | $5,950,000

7 Holly Way Amagansett, New York 11930Listed by Sotheby’s International Realty – East Hampton Brokerage

Taking it cross-country, we find ourselves in New York, in what’s been dubbed a “Modern Classic” green luxury home. Unique in design and innovation, cutting-edge technology and eco-friendly systems place this home in a league of its own in the Hamptons.

View All Sotheby’s International Realty Eco-Friendly Homes For Sale Here >>>