In 2012, the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand saw the sale of many significant properties, proving that markets around the world continue to remain robust. 

In the United States, for instance, signs of an improving real estate market continue, and we are encouraged by these indications.

On a global front, it appears that Europe is showing signs of improvement, as is the United Kingdom. Although the Asian market has slowed down in recent months, analysts forecast continued strong growth, particularly in China next year, and many in our network are seeing an increased interest in Asian buyers looking to purchase in the United States as well. At the Sotheby’s International Realty brand we have made expansion in the Asia Pacific market a priority and have increased our sales and support staff in that area to accommodate future growth.
As we enter 2013, we reflect on some of the world’s most remarkable properties that have changed hands through the Sotheby’s International Realty network last year.

1.    Burger Sotheby’s International Realty | €48,000,000 EUROS, $60,000,000 USD | France

The legendary Palais Maeterlinck, located on the French Riviera, was the former home of famed Nobel Prize winner Maurice Maeterlinck and his wife, artist Renée Dahon.

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