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We’re Promoting Our Historic Homes With a Brand New Specialty Site!

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1822 Spruce Street in Philadelphia is promoted on the new site.

Here in southeastern Pennsylvania, we are fortunate to have one of the finest collections of historical homes in the United States, some built prior to the Revolutionary War and many dating to the late 1700s and early 1800s. Philadelphia has more 19th-century housing stock than any other U.S. city, a primary reason we just love the streetscapes in many of the city’s neighborhoods. We are always excited to add a historic property to our inventory, and now to help us market these antique gems even better, we are thrilled to announce the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand’s launch of a branded  website for the Historic specialty market.

The specialized website, which can be found at HistoricpropertySIR.com, matches the look and feel of the Sotheby’s International Realty® website, sothebysrealty.com, and provides detailed Historic lifestyle and listing information and resources.  The website enables buyers and sellers to search for the finest properties in this popular segment and the sales professionals who represent them.  It covers a full spectrum of lifestyle types and properties including: landmarks, properties of design and historic significance and properties that are on the National Registry.

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Dating to the 1700s, this home in the Lehigh Valley still sports many original details, part of the what makes historic homes so inviting.

The Historic specialty market website launched with more than $1.6 billion of historic property listings worldwide.  The website joins the brand’s previously launched Farm & Ranch, Waterfront, Ski and Golf specialty market websites.

All of the brand’s specialty market websites highlight notable sales and feature geographic area-focused sections and advanced search capabilities.

“Time-honored properties offer living legacies for those that own them,” said Wendy Purvey, chief marketing officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “We created the Historic specialty market website to celebrate these homes.  From centuries-old European castles to pre-Revolutionary War plantations to National Registry landmarks, we are proud to represent some of the finest historical properties in the world: those that carry the soul and unique attributes of those who have called them home.  These special properties require skill to effectively market, and our network of professionals has access to our innovative marketing tools and global connections, helping bring new life into these special homes.”

Kurfiss Sotheby’s International realty has more than two dozen historic properties now on the market, ranging from the low $400s to more than $7,000,000, and each of these are part of the new specialty site.

“This in-depth focus into the Historic specialty market will help consumers looking to own a piece of the past as they create their own memories,” said Donald Pearson, chairman of Kurfiss SIR. Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty clients with homes that cater to this lifestyle will enjoy this added avenue of exposure. No other real estate company can bring together this level of comprehensive detail on historic properties worldwide.”

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