'Lego Movie' honcho inks $91M sale, rounding out biggest deals of 2022
Jonathan Burton, a video game designer, film producer and director behind more than 2 dozen Lego movies and games, sold the Malibu mansion at the wire to score 1 of the top deals of 2022
by Taylor Anderson Dec 22
Victoria Fisher Team signs on to Christie's International Real Estate
The team left ONE Sotheby's International Realty in favor of the Christie's affiliate because of the brand's international luxury connections, ties to the auction house and tech offerings
Alibaba president offloads 2 Hamptons estates at $66.25M
The estates, located on coveted Meadow Lane, span more than 8 acres and encompass multiple buildings, a pool, a tennis court, 2 putting greens and 350-degree water views
by Lillian Dickerson Nov 21
Landmark Sotheby's opens up shop in Outer Banks, North Carolina
Headquartered in Duck, the brokerage opening marks Sotheby's 21st affiliated location in North Carolina and the sixth office overall for Landmark Sotheby's, it was announced on Monday
by Lillian Dickerson Nov 21
Venture Sotheby's spreads Hawaiian presence to Mauna Kea Resort
The new offices located in the historic resort will build on the brand's existing presence on Hawaii Island in Keauhou, Waimea and Hilo
Madison Estates Sotheby's merges with The Franzese Group
The Franzese Group is the latest addition to the 50 real estate professionals Madison Estates Sotheby's International Realty has added to its team since affiliating with the brand in 2021
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 28
Leading Los Angeles agent returns to Sotheby's International Realty
Marc Noah was with Sotheby's International Realty for about 7 years before moving to Hilton & Hyland. Prior to that, he was a loan officer with mortgage company First Capital
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 19
8 challenges agents should be ready for when selling a luxury penthouse
From dealing with co-op boards to fixing building code violations, these are the unique challenges luxury real estate agents say frequently arise during a high-end penthouse transaction
Gilded Age mansion breaks Fifth Ave. townhouse record in $50M sale
The Beaux-Arts-style townhouse had not traded hands in over 75 years and set a price record for any townhouse sold on Fifth Avenue, according to Douglas Elliman Realty
by Lillian Dickerson Sep 29
Engel & Völkers Americas promotes NYC leader as chief strategy officer
Stuart Siegel will identify and manage new areas of growth opportunity and keep existing roles as a leader at the brand's New York City office and as global head of Private Office and Development
by Lillian Dickerson Sep 27
Luxury home sales plunge to 10-year low, surpassing COVID levels
Luxury home sales in the US dove by 28.1% year over year during the 3 months ending Aug. 31, 2022 — eclipsing the 23.2% drop in luxury sales at the height of the pandemic, Redfin data shows
by Lillian Dickerson Sep 22
Compass marketing leader in Colorado lands at Sotheby's
Megan Maynard, who served as Compass's marketing director for Colorado, Missouri and Utah, has joined LIV Sotheby's International Realty in Colorado as senior vice president of marketing
by Ben Verde Sep 7
Compass Houston's founding agent jumps to Sotheby's
Bryan Beene is jumping ship to Martha Turner Sotheby's, leaving the office he founded in 2019 behind as the now-public company reaches a critical juncture, a report says
by Ben Verde Sep 1
Sotheby's International Realty shutters 2 California offices
The luxury real estate brokerage's offices in Encino and Sunset Strip, both in Los Angeles, will close and merge into other nearby offices, according to a new report
by Ben Verde Aug 26
Chris Poore returns to Sotheby's after stint at Brown Harris Stevens
Poore, who spent 2 years with Brown Harris Stevens before his return to Sotheby's, is a 20-year veteran of the real estate industry and since 2014 has earned more than $500M in sales volume
by Lillian Dickerson Aug 23
Kienlen Lattmann Sotheby's International Realty acquires Leaf, Realtors
The strategic partnership will combine Sotheby's international reach with Leaf, Realtors' intricate local market knowledge of western New Jersey to better serve clients
by Lillian Dickerson Aug 15
3 reasons a downturn can actually be an opportunity
At Inman Connect Las Vegas, panelists Thad Wong, Josh Harley and Kamini Lane agreed opportunities for real estate pros will abound in a downturn: Just reach out and grab them
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 3
'We're in a market of opportunity': Luxury execs share ways to thrive
At Luxury Connect, Sotheby's International Realty CMO Brad Nelson, Engel & Volkers CEO Anthony Hitt and Douglas Elliman CEO Scott Durkin share advice on wielding a market shift
by Marian McPherson Aug 2
Compass brings on Stacy Jones as head of Luxury Division's top agents
Jones comes to Compass following several years as co-owner and chief people officer at Realogics Sotheby's International Realty, a top Sotheby's franchise located in Seattle
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 28
'Rocky Mountain High': 10 top ranch and mountain deals of 2022 (so far)
Aspen, Colorado, a winter playground for the rich and famous, produced 4 out of the 10 biggest mountain and ranch transactions since October, according to a new analysis by Inman
Palm Beach, Malibu clinch biggest luxury beach sales of 2022 (so far)
Palm Beach, Malibu and the Hamptons drew luxury homebuyers seeking more tranquil post-pandemic lifestyles, according to an analysis of the top 10 beach transactions since October 2021
An exclusive preview: The biggest luxury deals of 2022 (so far)
Here's a preview of what's to come as we kick off Luxury Month and dive into the biggest market trends of 2022. Check back next week as Inman ranks the biggest deals of the past 12 months
A Douglas Elliman top agent leaves company, brings team to Sotheby’s
Agent Daniela Sassoun is bringing her team to Sotheby’s International Realty's East Side Manhattan Brokerage. She reportedly closed nearly $30M in sales in 2021
by Daniel Houston Jun 29
Oregon Sotheby's merger makes affiliate largest by volume in state
In 2021, The Hasson Co. brought in more than $2.8B in sales volume, and Cascade Sotheby's brought in over $3B in sales volume, according to a press release from Sotheby's
by Lillian Dickerson Jun 22
Agent arrested: allegedly kidnaps, ties leash around woman's neck
Luxury real estate agent Kerry Endsley is no longer affiliated with Compass, the brokerage said. 'Upon learning of the alleged incident we moved quickly to part ways with this individual'
by Andrea V. Brambila Jun 21
Millennial art buyers, 'toe dipping' and the return of staycations: 8 summer trends you need to know
The rise of the millennial art collector, testing the waters in a new locale and vacationing closer to home are all trends luxury real estate agents are seeing from their clients moving into summer
by Lillian Dickerson Jun 17
Sotheby's Concierge Auctions preps for global growth with 2 key hires
Sotheby's Concierge Auctions has hired two former Sotheby's International Realty executives, Zackary Wright and Charlie Smith. Both men will lead SCA's international growth
by Marian McPherson Jun 15
Top team O'Dare Boga Group joins One Sotheby's International Realty
In 2021, the O'Dare Boga Group netted nearly $300M in sales volume. The team recently made the move from Premier Estate Properties
by Lillian Dickerson Jun 10
A man examining a contract closely
California-based agent Mindy Ni alleges Compass failed to pay her commissions and misled her as to the terms of her independent contractor agreement in order to recruit her
by Andrea V. Brambila Jun 10
Sotheby's, Ben Caballero, sweep RealTrends The Thousand rankings
Caballero completed $1.98B in sales volume in 2021, and Sotheby's International Realty boasted the most agents in the individual agent by sales volume category
by Lillian Dickerson Jun 10
The photo is the future: Agents will never have to enter listing data again
New smart photo technology is poised to help reduce data entry tasks and improve accuracy for agents, all with the ease of snapping a picture
by Joe Jesuele Jun 9
'It changed my attitude': Behind the $1.5M sale of the 'Conjuring' home
Agent Ben Guglielmi said that working with the sellers of the estate, Jenn and Cory Heinzen, and hearing their stories about the property was enough to shift his perspective on the supernatural 
by Ben Verde Jun 3
Surplus of Hamptons summer rentals is leading to price cuts
Americans heading abroad for the summer, former Hamptons renters becoming homeowners and a surplus of inventory have all led to the market's landlords slashing their rental prices
Christie's Rick Moeser joins Douglas Elliman, business development CEO
Moeser has 30 years of experience in the luxury residential realm and most recently served as executive director at Christie's International Real Estate for about 17 years
Concierge Auctions to rebrand with Sotheby's name attached
Sotheby's Concierge Auctions said the rebrand, which will be complete in August, signifies a deeper relationship with its parent companies Sotheby's and Realogy and its commitment to continue to serve all brands
by Marian McPherson Jun 1
Epstein islands drop asking price by $15M; allow for separate sale
A pair of Carribean islands once owned by late financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein that initially asked $125M as a pair are now asking $55M each
by Lillian Dickerson May 27
Compass expands to 30A, brings on Spears Group, more agents
With the move into 30A, the brokerage brings on 20 new agents in the region, who represented over $720M in sales volume in 2021, to better serve their clients
by Lillian Dickerson May 20
'I'm with Anywhere': Agents await direction on where Realogy is going
Realogy rebranded as Anywhere on Thursday, surprising agents, industry leaders and branding experts, who were mostly upbeat about what the new name means for the company's trajectory
by Marian McPherson May 13
Palm Springs 'Poolside Gossip' home sells for record $13.06M
The tranquil, modernist home that inspired the 1970s photograph by Slim Aarons has sold for a record $13.06M in Palm Springs in an off-market deal
Reese Witherspoon sells Brentwood estate for $21.5M within 1 month
The 10,000-square-foot home sitting on 3 acres and displaying views of Mandeville Canyon was originally purchased by a trust linked to Witherspoon in 2020 for $15.895M
Family, staff and hours: 7 sacrifices agents are making amid tough times
As they consider the uncertain future ahead, here's what real estate agents are giving up in their professional and personal lives
Corcoran lands top spot in first-ever UrbanDigs NYC brokerage rankings
Corcoran took the top spot in Manhattan and Brooklyn with $2.54B in signed contracts, with Compass following close behind, according to the firm's inaugural NYC quarterly report
by Lillian Dickerson Apr 28
'Buy a lead or buy lunch': Should you pay for leads or focus on referrals?
The pros and cons of each were weighed by panelists Stan Ponte and Dana Cadena and moderator Kymber Menkiti at Inman Connect New York
by Ben Verde Apr 20
Sotheby's and Corcoran CEOs talk the changing face of luxury at ICNY
The diverse ways that luxury can be defined today were embodied in the attire of Philip White and Pamela Liebman on stage at Inman Connect New York on Tuesday
by Lillian Dickerson Apr 19
14 insightful tips for agents looking to save money in their business
From resisting shiny objects (so to speak) to taking advantage of local intern pools, here's how industry experts say agents can save their pennies in an ever-shifting market
by Lillian Dickerson Apr 18
Sotheby's International Realty CEO on topsy-turvy COVID-era market
Ahead of Inman Connect New York next week, Sotheby's International Realty CEO Philip A. White, Jr. spoke about the rapid recovery of the high-end real estate market and other surprises
by Taylor Anderson Apr 15
Premier Sotheby's International Realty acquires J. Cash Real Estate
Boutique brokerage J. Cash Real Estate and its agents just outside Charlotte, North Carolina, will now operate under the Premier Sotheby's International Realty brand
As supply dwindled, nation's biggest brokerages gained market share
The biggest real estate brokerages and franchise networks made big gains in market share in 2021 and accounted for 61% of home sales, a new report reveals
by Daniel Houston Apr 7
Mauricio Umansky on The Agency’s ‘tremendous openness’
Inman spoke with The Agency's CEO about rapid expansion, working with family and some of his favorite memories from Inman Connect New York ahead of ICNY in April
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 18
Hedge fund manager revealed as buyer of $105M Hamptons estate
Australian hedge fund manager Greg Coffey, 50, was revealed to be the buyer behind the $105M purchase of the Fordune estate on Long Island, according to a new report
by Ben Verde Mar 15
Nikki Field on Manhattan's luxury market and disruption abroad
Nikki Field, founder of The Field Team in Manhattan, spoke to Inman about women in leadership, working alongside her daughter and how a team member went missing in Moscow
by Taylor Anderson Mar 4
The grueling fitness craze hitting luxury real estate agents hard: 54D
The high-intensity, nine-week fitness training, nutrition and recovery program found new audiences in the pandemic, and luxury agents say it gives them the kind of discipline needed to succeed in real estate
by Lillian Dickerson Feb 25
Sotheby's notches $204B in global sales volume in 2021
The luxury brand blew its previously held global sales volume record out of the water, increasing by 36 percent year over year to $204 billion
by Lillian Dickerson Feb 22
Get creative or go condo: 4 ways to score a win for luxury homebuyers 
Sotheby's International Realty outlined what's ahead for luxury consumers in its latest annual outlook, and how a shift in perspective can help buyers get ahead
by Marian McPherson Feb 18
US Polo champ Nic Roldan makes his passion for real estate official
A professional polo player since he was 15, the Team USA Polo player and current No. 1 in the nation is now in the real estate business at age 39.
by Lillian Dickerson Feb 10