Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty Named Best of Newport for Record 6th Time
Posted by Lisa Babbitt — June 12, 2013
NEWPORT, RI — Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty has again been named “Best Real Estate Agency” for an unprecedented sixth time by the readers of Newport Life Magazine, having also been named in 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, and again last year. No other Newport County business has ever won more than four “Best Ofs”.
Newport Life’s “Best Of” awards were established by the magazine in 1996 and are bestowed on leading businesses in Newport County on an annual basis. Awards are determined by readership votes, and are limited to one vote per subscription.
The Newport-based agency has been in business since 1924, growing out of the firm of Andrews & White. In l976, the firm became the first agency to enter into an exclusive affiliation with Sotheby’s International Realty®. Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty is also the exclusive Regent member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate for Rhode Island.
During the past eight decades, the firm has been the agency of record for many notable Newport County estates and oceanfront residences such as “Hammersmith Farm”, “Gray Craig”, “Seaweed”, “The Playhouse”,“Broadlawns” and “Avalon”. In 2000, Gustave White was involved in the reselling of the “Gray Craig” estate in Middletown for a then record price, as well as the sale of “Miramar” on Bellevue Avenue in 2006, which continues to hold the record as the highest price paid for a residential property in Rhode Island to date. In 2012, Gustave White represented both sides of the sale of “Hopedene”, an iconic Newport waterfront property and the state’s highest recorded sale for the year.
About Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty
Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty is a full-service agency specializing in waterfront and water view real estate and serving all of Rhode Island as well as southeast Connecticut and coastal Massachusetts. Gustave White has been in business for over 80 years as a leader in the luxury real estate market and is the sole Sotheby’s affiliate for Rhode Island, and the Rhode Island Regent member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate. Paul A. Leys, Co-owner of Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty, may be reached at 401-848-6706 or at email@example.com for more information.
About Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC
Founded in 1976 to provide independent brokerages with a powerful marketing and referral program for luxury listings, the Sotheby’s International Realty network was designed to connect the finest independent real estate companies to the most prestigious clientele in the world. In February 2004, Realogy Corporation, a global provider of real estate and relocation services, entered into a long-term strategic alliance with Sotheby’s, the operator of the auction house. The agreement provided for the licensing of the Sotheby’s International Realty name and the development of a full franchise system by Realogy’s subsidiary, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC supports its affiliates with a host of operational, marketing, recruiting, educational and business development resources. Franchise affiliates also benefit from an association with the venerable Sotheby’s auction house, established in 1744.