Our Brand Heritage
An Exceptional History
The Sotheby's Auction House
The house raised an esteemed tradition of uniting collectors with unique works of art and auctioning the world's most valuable and sought-after possessions. The tradition is now over 250 years old and provides authentic knowledge beyond compare. Sotheby's became the first international auction house when it opened in New York in 1955, the first to conduct sales in Hong Kong 1973, and India in 1992.
Sotheby's International Realty
Founded as a natural progression from representing exquisite art to exquisite homes. Sotheby's International Realty inherited the iconic brand name, building on its legacy to provide unparalleled real estate experience. This new branch vowed to deliver the same level of excellency that clients grew to expect from the Auction House over centuries.
Sotheby's International Realty entered a powerful partnership with Realogy, a worldwide leader of real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage. This resulted in rapid expansion and worldwide access to the Sotheby's International Realty brand's standard of excellence, representation, and service.
Sotheby's International Realty network was designed to seamlessly connect the finest independent real estate companies to the most prestigious clientele in the world. The Sotheby's International Realty® network currently has more than 22,500 sales associates located in approximately 990 offices in 72 countries and territories worldwide. Malta Sotheby's International Realty property listings are marketed on the prestigious sothebysrealty.com global website.
In addition to the referral opportunities and widened exposure generated from this source, the firm's brokers and clients benefit from an association with the Sotheby's auction house and worldwide Sotheby's International Realty marketing programs.
The Value of Art
As a renowned global auction house and purveyor of fine art, Sotheby's recognizes that the value of art transcends a sound investment. It is an authentic, profound, and multifaceted expression of human creativity and culture. It holds the power to captivate, provoke, inspire, and connect with individuals on a deep, emotional level.
This value extends beyond classical masterpieces to include luxury real estate, where spaces are curated to celebrate enduring significance and timeless beauty as an artistic expression.
Sotheby's and Sotheby’s International Realty embrace that art, whether on canvas or crafted within the interior of a home - it is a remarkable asset, elevating our quality of life and essential to creating spaces that deeply resonate with hearts and minds.