Sotheby’s International Realty Wins Award for the Ninth Year

Newport, RI, March 19, 2016 --( Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC has won Franchise Business Review’s Best in Category for Real Estate Franchisee Satisfaction for the ninth year in a row. The award measures satisfaction of the Sotheby’s International Realty affiliates, such as Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty in Rhode Island, with the service provided to them by the franchise. In addition to earning the top real estate ranking, the brand also came in fourth in the overall top 50 and second among the Top 50 “Systems with 250 or more units.”

“We are so proud to receive this distinction,” said Philip White, president and CEO of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates. “We are committed to helping our network achieve greater levels of success and pleased that our affiliates hold us in such high regard.” Paul A. Leys, co-owner of the first Sotheby’s affiliate, Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty, stated, “Since our affiliation with Sotheby’s began, we have been pleased with the services available, and that has enabled us to provide our clients with a far-ranging network for exposure for their properties.” All Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty real estate listings can be found on the and sites.

Franchise Business Review surveyed more than 28,000 franchisees representing 339 franchise brands for the annual Franchisee Satisfaction awards. Franchises were evaluated in five areas: training and support, franchise system, franchisor/franchisee relations, financial opportunity and overall satisfaction. "Sotheby's International Realty continues to impress with higher franchisee satisfaction scores than benchmark in every category of Franchise Business Review's annual survey,” said Franchise Business Review president Michelle Rowan. “The brand particularly excels in ‘Training and Support,’ with an overall 31% higher satisfaction rating than benchmark.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 18,000 sales associates located in approximately 825 offices in 61 countries and territories worldwide. Sotheby’s International Realty listings are marketed on the global website. In addition to the referral opportunities and widened exposure generated from this source, each firm’s brokers and their clients benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house and worldwide Sotheby’s International Realty marketing programs. Each office is independently owned and operated.

About Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty
Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty is a full-service agency specializing in waterfront and luxury real estate and serving all of Rhode Island, including Block 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 market and is a 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 for more information (
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Lisa Babbitt