What is Christie’s?

Christie’s International Real Estate - Luxury Real Estate Specialists Worldwide

Drawing upon their success as one of the world’s oldest art auction houses, Christie’s implemented an innovative real estate venture in 1995. Integrating centuries of experience with a hand-selected network of talented brokers, Christie’s International Real Estate was formed to satisfy the lifestyle requirements of discerning clientele. The marketing of fine art and high-end properties proved to be a natural combination, resulting in a real estate marketing powerhouse driven by the passion and success of the Christie’s name and the local connections and expertise of seasoned brokers.

By cultivating this unique balance of worldwide scope with a personal touch, Christie’s International Real Estate has become a global authority on the effective marketing of fine properties, providing insightful advisory support along with sensitivity and intelligence. Finely tuned marketing services and a commitment to the business philosophy established by Christie’s in 1766 define a brand based on trust, integrity, discretion, and excellence.

Accomplished luxury real estate agents across the globe

The search to buy or sell luxury properties begins with the right broker. Christie’s International Real Estate has made that selection process easier for you.

Only the most accomplished real estate brokers at the top of their markets are invited to join the Affiliate network. We undertake an exhaustive vetting procedure, examining all aspects of their business, their history, their character, and their potential. Once we determine that a broker is a leader in their field, exceeds our stringent service standards, and demonstrates a proven record of success, they are awarded theChristie’s International Real Estate Affiliate status, entering into a formal contractual relationship.

As the leading network of real estate brokers dedicated to the marketing and sale of luxury homes, we can provide you with a global platform with localized connections to buy or sell your fine property. In markets from Stockholm to Rio de Janeiro, you will have assistance from a local professional who speaks the language, knows the neighborhoods, and is in tune with the culture of the community, giving you immediate access to the knowledge you need.

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Integrity, expertise, and exemplary service since 1766

Established in London more than 240 years ago by James Christie, the auction house today is a renowned international organization that conducts some of the most important auctions in the world. The Christie’s brand exudes quality and prestige, while honoring the traditional values established throughout its illustrious history.

Currently, Christie’s holds more than 450 sales a year in over 80 categories, including fine art, jewelry, photography, wine, and collectibles. As the auction house of choice for influential art connoisseurs and collectors, Christie’s is anticipating the future by organizing initiatives in emerging markets as well as expanding auction categories and value ranges of sales.

An inventive lead-generation system between Christie’s and Christie’s International Real Estate creates a mutually beneficial synergy between art and real estate, building a world-class platform for the highly targeted marketing of distinguished properties.


Quick Facts

Impressive numbers illustrate a wide-reaching network of local experts.

3rd Quarter 2012

the christie’s international real estate networkƒƒ

  • 127 affiliated brokerages
  • 920 offices
  • 25,185 sales associates
  • 40 countries
  • Acquired by Christie’s in 1995
  • The only real estate network owned by a fine art auction house
  • Admittance to the network is by invitation-only to companies with proven records of success in high-value home sales
  • Affiliates must also exhibit a commitment to the auction house’s
  • two-century-old tradition of exceptional client service

web statistics for www.christiesrealestate.comƒƒ

  • Average property price on www.christiesrealestate.com: US$6.6 million
  • Percentage of properties valued at US$1 million and above: 92%
  • Number of properties valued at more than US$10 million: 780
  • Number of countries with active listings: 40
  • Average number of monthly visits: 122,422
  • Unique visitors per month: 76,257
  • Monthly average of click-throughs from Christie’s site: www.christies.com: 6,307