I’ve been watching Cascade Sotheby’s grow and excel here for the last two years, the power of the Sotheby’s brand is a huge benefit for how I want to grow my business.
Vancouver, Washington (PRWEB) August 31, 2017
Premier broker Donna Roberts, Donna Roberts Group, today moves her agency to Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty, a thriving real estate presence in SW Washington and the Portland metro area. The former John L. Scott broker—and a $240 million producer—chose Cascade Sotheby’s to leverage the strong international brand and marketing platform in the SW Washington market.
“Donna Roberts is one of the most respected and successful brokers in SW Washington—to have her choose Cascade Sotheby’s speaks volumes about the impact the Sotheby’s brand has in this market,” says Deb Tebbs, founder and CEO, Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty. “We are building a growing footprint of listings in Oregon and SW Washington—welcoming Donna onboard helps us accelerate our momentum and propels us to our next level of growth.”
The Donna Roberts Group has been a premier brokerage in SW Washington for 12 years and leads the market there as the #1 producing resale agent in Camas/Washougal and is in the top 1% of Clark County real estate agents. Roberts is a managing broker in Washington and holds a brokers’ license Oregon to bring a unique perspective to clients and the market.
“Nobody recruited me—I’ve been watching Cascade Sotheby’s grow and excel here for the last two years, the power of the Sotheby’s brand is a huge benefit for how I want to grow my business and in fact there’s no other brand I would consider moving to,” say Donna Roberts. “The fact that Sotheby’s offers a national and international presence including China is very attractive to me—I’m committed to growing my agency and team and Cascade Sotheby’s offers the perfect platform to do that.”
Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty, which surpassed $1 billion in closed sales in fourth quarter 2016, launched in Central Oregon in 2007 and recently opened brokerages in Portland Metro markets and Oregon Coast building on these statistics:
- 20% growth in market share in Portland metro and SW Washington from Q1 to Q2, 2017
- Tripled sales volume in Portland Metro market from 2015 to 2016
- Average price point for CSIR agents is 33% higher than other agents in Portland and SW Washington
- Double the market share from its closest competitor in Central Oregon in total sales volume in the region for 2016
- Grown from four offices in Central Oregon to 11 offices and 240 brokers throughout Oregon and SW Washington in just 12 months; signed 65 new brokers in the Portland/SW Washington markets in one year
About Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC
Founded in 1976 to provide independent brokerages with a powerful marketing and referral program for luxury listings, the Sotheby’s International Realty network was designed to connect the finest independent real estate companies to the most prestigious clientele in the world. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services. In February 2004, Realogy entered into a long-term strategic alliance with Sotheby’s, the operator of the auction house. The agreement provided for the licensing of the Sotheby’s International Realty name and the development of a full franchise system. Affiliations in the system are granted only to brokerages and individuals meeting strict qualifications. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC supports its affiliates with a host of operational, marketing, recruiting, educational and business development resources. Franchise affiliates also benefit from an association with the venerable Sotheby’s auction house, established in 1744.
About Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty
Harnessing the worldwide recognition and prestige of the Sotheby’s name, Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty expertly represents the most distinctive properties at every price range. The firm's 11 strategic locations throughout Oregon and southern Washington form the most expansive luxury real estate network in the Pacific Northwest. Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty brokers are masters of their craft, combining local expertise and global connections to artfully unite extraordinary places with extraordinary lives. The firm achieved a billion dollars in sales in the first 11 months of 2016, joining only 25 Sotheby’s International Realty affiliates in the world with this distinction. Exceptional service, continual innovation, and unrivaled market knowledge continue to set Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty apart as an industry leader.
Contact: Claudia Johnson, Public Relations, 503-799-2220