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Sotheby's International Realty Reviews

Updated July 29, 2017
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  • Not much advancement considering it is a small staff and there is no room for growth (in 4 reviews)

  • New agents beware, very little training, shrungn, support for (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sotheby's International Realty part-time

    Pros

    The entire corporate staff are extremely friendly and willing to answer questions.

    Cons

    Dealing with the various attitudes of agents can be frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Sotheby's International Realty full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work/life balance. Summers are quiet because agents go to the Hamptons. Decent work hours and 401k. Office is nice. Staff is ok. Benefits are good. Nice bonus.

    Cons

    Agents here live in a bubble that staff works for them and your salary is paid by them. While they may pay agent fees, it's not for an employee. Most feel entitled and are very passive agresive when they don't get their way. They love complaining to the broker manager for every human error. This company also wants a graphic designer, reception back up, listings coordinator as a marketing coordinator for $50k to meet "market salary"? Weigh your needs, mental health, and ambition. I don't find anything humorous about agents taking their client stresses/ personal issues out on others, then laughing it off after their happy again because they "meant" well.

  3. "Nice Workplace!"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant

    I have been working at Sotheby's International Realty part-time

    Pros

    It's a friendly environment, the area is enjoyable to work in - especially if you're interested in real estate & development.

    Cons

    I truly cannot think of one - there's always something to do!


  4. "Sotheby International Realty Review"

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    Current Employee - Realtor in West Hollywood, CA
    Current Employee - Realtor in West Hollywood, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sotheby's International Realty part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The amount of resources for the employees.

    Cons

    The lack of mentorship amoungt the team.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  5. "Office Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sotheby's International Realty full-time

    Pros

    Agents are respectful and professional.

    Cons

    Disorganized operations of the company and could be more respectful of employees.

    Advice to Management

    More clear, ongoing communications to employees. Clear chain of command.


  6. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Sale Associate in Montclair, NJ
    Current Employee - Sale Associate in Montclair, NJ

    I have been working at Sotheby's International Realty full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1) Great exposure and brand recognition
    2)Excellent co-worker who work together as a team and share their knowledge.
    3)Flexibly on our work hours
    4)Built in support center and professional photographers and advertising

    Cons

    1) Upfront cost to get into the business.
    2) Time to generate business as a new agent in the business where ever you go
    3) Our office works on a sliding commission base, so the more volume you do, the better the split for you with the broker.
    4) All agents are required to work a full time schedule and attend office meetings. For some that works and others it does not.

    Advice to Management

    none at this time.


  7. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Miami Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Intern in Miami Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sotheby's International Realty full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice office. Very friendly environment.

    Cons

    Competitive personalities. Not a great deal of support for interns.

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "Experienced Sales Agent"

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    Former Employee - Commissioned Sales Associate in Mill Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Commissioned Sales Associate in Mill Valley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sotheby's International Realty full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice marketing materials from Corporate.

    Cons

    Corporate structure makes it hard to customise your business niche.

    Advice to Management

    Give more latitude to Agents to use their own e mails and personal web sites on their business cards and other marketing materials.


  9. "Junior Agent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sotheby's International Realty full-time

    Pros

    great team and support staff

    Cons

    challenging work, red tape with administration


  10. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sotheby's International Realty part-time

    Pros

    Great name brand, good marketing for company as a whole

    Cons

    Does not value individual realtor marketing

    Advice to Management

    Fund more to marketing


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