RISMEDIA, Dec. 3, 2007-For the second time in as many months, Michael Saunders & Company is announcing a new Pan-European real estate alliance intended to showcase the company’s listings to buyers throughout continental Europe and the United Kingdom.
According to the company, Mayfair International Realty, headquartered in London, is the newest link in the chain of international connections designed to tap into the expanded buying power of Europeans thanks to an ever-strengthening Euro and Pound Sterling, excellent pricing for homes in Southwest Florida and additional declines in already-low interest rates.
“With the addition of this newest alliance, we have taken another important step toward blanketing Europe with partnerships that expose our sellers’ homes to still more of the deepest-pocketed buyers in the world.” said Michael Saunders from her office in downtown Sarasota.
“Mayfair International is an international network of top-notch professionals, each with a stellar reputation in their respective countries, including the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, France and Ireland”
In a company-wide announcement, Saunders provided even more details of the benefits of the new alliance.
“I am thrilled to announce that all Michael Saunders & Company listings priced from $250,000 and above are now showcased on the Mayfair International Web site, Mayfairinternationalrealty.com. In addition Mayfair International has uploaded all of our properties priced over $ 1 million to the site for Country Life Magazine, countrylife.co.uk. Country Life has been a national institution in the U.K. for over 100 years and a copy is hand-delivered to Queen Elizabeth each week. The Web site boasts over 1.2 million hits per month and over 600,000 users, 72% from the U.K. and 28% from the rest of the international community. This is yet another competitive advantage offered to our associates and more added value for their clients.”
Over the past 10 years, Mayfair International Realty has developed into an organization representing 125 real estate brokerages with 350 offices. Its London office is located in the heart of Mayfair, a few short steps from Grosvenor Square-the site of the United States Embassy. Mayfair is one of the most exclusive addresses in the United Kingdom, equivalent to Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, or Rodeo Drive in Beverley Hills. Broker-members represent the elite of Britain’s country agencies, all well established in their respective areas. In fact, one agency dates back to 1750.
Only days before this latest announcement, Saunders announced another ground-breaking international affiliation-with EREN, the European Real Estate Network. It is the first time in EREN’s history that an American company has been invited to become an affiliate member. EREN is comprised of 22 leading property firms-operating 53 offices in 10 countries-and is the only pan-European network of independent, top-quality brokerage companies providing trans-Atlantic exposure for MS&C listings.
“We have long recognized the intense interest that many Europeans have in owning property in Southwest Florida,” Saunders said in concluding her remarks. “That’s why we have always cultivated strong affiliations with such top luxury networks as Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Luxury Portfolio, Christie’s Great Estates and Luxuryrealestate.com.” Indeed, Saunders is in her second year as Chairman of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.