High net worth individuals move to Toronto from all different parts of the world. They may not know any of the real estate companies that sell luxury real estate in Canada but they do recognize the Christie's name. A name known around the globe that stands for trust, expertise and excellence in the buying and selling of luxury art and real estate.
Selecting a Toronto Realtor who is exclusively affiliated with Christie's International Real Estate gives you the opportunity to align your luxury real estate with the world's leading fine art auction house and its global real estate network.
This is a unique and unparalleled opportunity to differentiate your luxury property from competing properties with the distinction of designating your property as "best in class". The Christie's designation provides your property with exposure to a worldwide audience of high-net-worth homebuyers that goes beyond the local Toronto sphere of influence.
Christie's International Real Estate is the only real estate network wholly owned and operated by a fine art auction house unlike its nearest competitor Sotheby's. Sotheby's International Realty (SIR) is owned by Realogy and licenses the name "Sotheby's International Realty" from Sotheby's auction house.
The Christie's International Real Estate network is nearly double the size of Sotheby's with over 920 offices in 40 countries and has nearly three times the number of agents with 25,125 sales associates around the globe. Sotheby's has only 603 offices and 12,413 agents. More depth and reach from the Christie's network means more exposure for your property worldwide.
90% of Christie's International Real Estate property listings are priced above $1 million USD in comparison to Sotheby's where only 41% of its listed properties are priced above $1 million USD. More high-value property listings means more high-net worth visitors to the Christie's website translating into greater exposure of your property to more qualified buyers.
Christie's International Real Estate is the global authority on the marketing of luxury properties
Christie's International Real Estate has sold some of the highest-priced residential properties in the world including the 2012 sale of the one of the world's most expensive penthouses in New York City for $88 million USD to a Russian billionaire and the sale of Candy Spelling's Manor in Los Angeles California to buyer Formula One racing heiress Petra Ecclestone for $85 million USD in 2011.
As the world's leading fine art auction house, Christie's had art sales in excess of over $5 billion USD in 2011. In 2010 Christie's sold Pablo Picasso's Nude, Green Leaves and Bust for 106.5 million USD - the most expensive work of art ever to sell at auction.
A wide reaching network of local experts
For Realtors to be admitted into the invitation-only luxury real estate network they must have a proven record of success in high-value property sales and must also exhibit a commitment to the two century old Christie's auction house tradition of providing exceptional client service.
By adhering to the business philosophy first established by Christie's in 1766, a brand based on trust, integrity, discretion and excellence, Christie's International Real Estate has become the global authority on the marketing of luxury properties.