Sotheby's Auction House

The success and renown of Sotheby’s International Realty® begins with the Sotheby’s Auction House. Established in 1744, Sotheby’s has been uniting discerning collectors with extraordinary objects for over 270 years. Today, Sotheby’s presents auctions in 8 different salesrooms including New York, London, Hong Kong and Paris. With a global network of 90 offices in 40 countries, the auction house is a powerful force in the global art business. Collectors have exclusive access to coveted resources such as Sotheby’s Financial Services, fine art auctions and private sales, as well as two retail businesses: Sotheby’s Diamonds and Sotheby’s Wine. As the oldest company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (BID), Sotheby’s reputation for innovation and excellence in the auction world is well established.


In 1976, Sotheby’s seized a unique opportunity to expand its services to clients by offering a comprehensive package of real estate services. Sotheby’s and Sotheby’s International Realty® work together closely to provide unique and exclusive services to a coveted and influential audience. This enduring marketing relationship offers a host of exclusive benefits to our clients, such as exposure on the auction house website,, as well as print publications distributed to premier auction clients, global auction locations, international hotels and more. The collaboration between auction house and realty leverages Sotheby’s rich and sophisticated history to enhance the market perception of the properties we represent. Around the world, the Sotheby’s name is recognized as the foremost marketer of luxury estates and distinctive objects.