Franchise Business Review honors Sotheby’s International Realty Brand

Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty announces Franchise Business Review honors Sotheby’s International Realty Brand

Savannah and Bluffton real estate experts are part of award-winning brand

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (March 5, 2010) — Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty, a luxury real estate firm serving Savannah, Bluffton, Hilton Head Island and the Low Country, today announced that the Sotheby’s International Realty brand won Franchise Business Review’s Best in Category for Real Estate Franchisee Satisfaction award for the third year in a row.

“Having agents who know Savannah, Bluffton, and the South Carolina Low Country inside and out, coupled with the extraordinary reach of Sotheby’s International Realty network, makes it possible for us to give clients the level of service we expect of ourselves,” said Celia Dunn of Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty. “The network offers our firm the support we need to reach a global audience and provide our clients with the best opportunities when selling a home.”

The Best in Category award measures franchisee satisfaction with their franchisors and is part of the 5th annual Franchisee Satisfaction Awards presented by Franchise Business Review. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC also was ranked third overall among all franchise categories with more than 200 locations. This is the third year that the Sotheby’s International Realty brand was rated in the top 10 of all award categories.

“We are so honored to receive this recognition for the third year in a row,” said Michael R. Good, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “It demonstrates we are continuing to provide our franchisees with the support, tools and resources they need to excel. The fact that this award is based on direct feedback makes it very significant for us and a true testament to the value we provide our members.”

Franchise Business Review surveyed franchisees from more than 500 leading systems, representing more than 100,000 franchisees, for the 5th annual Franchisee Satisfaction Awards. Franchises were evaluated in five areas: training and support, franchise system, franchisor/franchisee relations, financial opportunity and overall satisfaction. Additionally, demographic and lifestyle questions gave a 360-degree view of the franchise ownership experience. Franchise Business Review is a national franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction and franchise buyer experiences. For a complete list of this year’s award winners, go to www.FBR50.com.

“We have surveyed thousands of franchisees, representing almost all of the leading brands in the real estate sector,” said Eric Stites, president, Franchise Business Review. “The Sotheby’s International Realty brand’s owner satisfaction is exceptionally high and a direct reflection of the unique business opportunity created by their team and parent company, Realogy Corporation.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 10,600 sales associates located in more than 500 offices in 38 countries and territories worldwide. Affiliations in the Sotheby’s International Realty 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. For more information, visit www.sothebysrealty.com.

Known for its tradition of integrity, Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty specializes in residential and commercial properties in Savannah and the Low Country of Georgia and South Carolina. Founded in 1981, Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty is noted for outstanding service to its clients, thorough knowledge of Savannah and the South Carolina Low Country, and excellent staff, in addition to having one of the region’s top property management departments. Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty is a member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate. The owners are natives of Savannah who have more than 60 years’ combined experience in real estate. The offices are located at 9, 13, and 17 West Charlton Street on Madison Square in Savannah and 6 Bruin Street in Bluffton, S.C.

For more information, call Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty at (912) 234-3323 or visit www.celiadunnsir.com. To contact the Bluffton office, call (843) 836-3900.

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