Sotheby's International Realty

Sotheby's Auction House History London, 1744.

Samuel Baker, founder of Sotheby's, held a sale containing several hundred scarce and valuable books that sold for a few hundred pounds. Well over two centuries later, Sotheby's sold a single book, The Gospels of Henry the Lion, for more than 8 million pounds. Throughout its storied history the Sotheby's Auction House has earned a reputation for a keen eye in the valuation of fine possessions.

The worldwide renown of the Sotheby's name owes as much to the firm's exceptional service to clients as to the notable holdings that pass through its doors - collecting categories that include fine art, antiques, decorative art and jewelry.

Sotheby's International Realty History

A new approach is born. The year is 1976. Sotheby's recognizes that the firm can serve its auction clients in a valuable new way with the complete package of estate disposition services. Founded on the same commitment to exceptional service that characterized the firm's dealings for more than two centuries, Sotheby's International Realty soon became known around the world for the distinctive properties it represents.

Today Sotheby's International Realty professionals continue to set new standards by refining the art of residential brokerage.

Only Sotheby's International Realty offices offer an exclusive relationship with the prestigious Sotheby's Auction House. With auctions in places such as New York, London, Australia, France, Holland, Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore, and Switzerland, Sotheby's events are destinations for those who value the unique and help attract the world?'s most qualified buyers to Sotheby's International Realty offices.

Sotheby's International Realty clients seek more than just a location - they desire peerless amenities and property features that meet the strong demands of their lifestyles. We take great pride in serving these clients - the connoisseurs of life.

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