Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty Announces New Ownership

York, ME, April 24, 2010 --( Anne Erwin Sotheby’s International Realty today announced the firm will now operate under the leadership of new owner Linda Briggs.

Anne Erwin Sotheby’s International Realty was established in 1980 under the leadership of Anne Erwin, the wife of a prominent York attorney, followed by Eileen Roberts, whose leadership solidified the relationship with the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand.

"I am thrilled to represent the third generation of a successful woman-owned firm," says Briggs. "I am honored to join the Sotheby’s International Realty brand and carry its name in our market. We have proudly represented the area’s luxury real estate and are committed to representing our clients in the most ethical, knowledgeable and professional manner. We look forward to offering our clients with a new level of exposure, both locally and worldwide, in addition, my team and I pride ourselves in having a vast amount of real estate knowledge, expertise and discretion."

Briggs has been an active real estate broker with Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty since 1996. She began her career in 1993 with Century 21 Atlantic Realty, York, Maine and is licensed as a REALTOR® in both Maine and New Hampshire.

"My goal is to set a new level of service for all of our clients in the Seacoast area further distinguishing Anne Erwin Sotheby’s International Realty from other agencies," she said. "As owner, I plan to build upon our success by giving clients access to the latest technologies, partnering with local community-based organizations and providing personalized marketing campaigns for each property we represent that are second to none."

The Sotheby's International Realty network currently has more than 10,600 sales associates located in more than 500 offices in 38 countries and territories worldwide. Affiliations in the Sotheby's International Realty system are granted only to brokerages and individuals meeting strict qualifications. 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. For more information, visit

Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty has had a leading presence in the southern Maine real estate market for over 25 years. Founded in 1980, the company offers a wide selection of oceanfront, ocean view, waterfront, water view, and distinctive homes in every price range in southern Maine and including York, Cape Neddick, Kittery, Kittery Point, Ogunquit, Wells, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, South Berwick, and Eliot.

Contact: Amber Tilton, 207-363-6640

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