Our History

Over 40 Years of Real Estate Expertise

Founded in 1976, the Sotheby's International Realty brand is a unique luxury network of brokerage agencies offering a wide collection of luxury homes, estates and properties for sale throughout the world. With more than 730 offices and 16,400 sales associates across 56 countries and territories, our network is committed to helping its clients find a home and luxury real estate agent in the world's most desired locations. Our purpose is to artfully unite extraordinary properties with extraordinary lives – servicing the needs of the most prestigious clientele in the world.

  • Sotheby's Auction House Founded

    Since the founding of the Sotheby's Auction House in 1744 as an auction bookseller, the Sotheby's name has earned renown as a marketer of the world's most valuable and fine possessions. This reputation is built as much on exceptional service to clients as it is on the notable art, antiques, jewelry and other holdings that pass through Sotheby's offices around the world. It was out of this rich heritage that the Sotheby's International Realty® brand was born.

  • Sotheby's International Realty Established

    Founded on the same commitment to exceptional service that characterized the Sotheby's Auction House for more than two centuries, the Sotheby's International Realty® brand was launched and became known around the world for the distinctive properties it represented.

  • BEIJING XIN RUI ZENG YI INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE

    Beijing Xin Rui Zeng Yi International Real Estate Brokerage Limited established as the first one and the only one affiliate at China mainland.

  • BEIJING XIN RUI ZENG YI INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE

    In April, received the permission from chinese ministry of commerce and state administration for industry and commerce trademark office. beijing xin rui zeng yi international real estate brokerage limited can use the brand of sotheby's international realty® to open brokerage business at china. in october, held grand opening and cocktail event at kerry hotel.