RISMEDIA, September 7, 2010—Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC announced that leading Swedish real estate firm Skeppsholmen Fastighetsmäkleri in Stockholm has joined its luxury real estate network.
The firm will do business as Sweden Skeppsholmen Sotheby’s International Realty and is owned by Lars Andersson, who signed an exclusive 25-year master franchise agreement to develop the Sotheby’s International Realty brand throughout Sweden. Andersson established Skeppsholmen Fastighetsmäkleri in 1992, a real estate business specializing in the sale of luxury residential and commercial properties.
“The addition of Sweden Skeppsholmen Sotheby’s International Realty to our network reinforces the strength of our presence in key markets across Europe,” said Michael R. Good, chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “We look forward to future growth in the Nordic region with this talented team of professionals.”
According to Andersson, his goal is to develop the Sotheby’s International Realty brand throughout Sweden with the immediate opening of Sweden Skeppsholmen Sotheby’s International Realty in both Stockholm and Båstad, followed by openings in Malmö and Gothenburg.
“The luxury market throughout Sweden remains stable and demand is still high for quality, well-priced luxury properties,” said Andersson. “We offer extensive marketing campaigns, use the latest technology and believe in building strong teams of experienced real estate agents. We are thrilled to become part of the Sotheby’s International Realty network, which we anticipate will significantly strengthen our marketing and sales efforts throughout Sweden.”
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