A Worldwide Presence, Just Around the Corner.

Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty is a greater Philadelphia boutique real estate firm with true global connections. A leader in the marketplace, we provide an integrated marketing program to promote your home to local, regional and international buyers. We believe that no matter the value of your home, it is our privilege to represent it.

Giving You a Digital Advantage

Our digital marketing platform is designed to meet buyers where they are: online, browsing the web. According to a 2012 National Association of Realtors’ Profile of Home Buyers survey data, 90% of buyers said they used the Internet in the home search. The broad exposure we offer ensures that your home is exactly where it needs to be, making its best first impression on buyers.


A sample of what you can get only with kurfiss.com

We don’t have the space to list every advantage that our site has, but we’ve listed a few here. The list keeps growing, too, because we realize the importance the web has in selling your home.

  • Photos that are higher quality than is even available through the MLS
  • Local data for every listing including restaurants and schools
  • Smart searching based on your location
  • Enhanced user experience
  • Individual web stats for each homeseller
  • Email notification of price changes and new listings
  • Responsive site design responds to any device, mobile or desktop
  • Neighborhood pages that help the user to understand the lifestyle of your area
  • Area videos, market videos, and statistics keep users informed
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A Site Just for Your Home

On Kurfiss.com, your property has its own professionally designed listing page, exclusive of any other properties, making it easy for agents to promote it to colleagues and contacts and fun for you to share with friends and family.

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We get local

We know that the lifestyle of your area can have a big impact on the sale of your home. We provide buyers with a detailed breakdown of each of the neighborhoods we serve to help them get connected to the area. From schools to photos and videos, our local knowledge sets you apart.

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Social Media Exposure

The chatter on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and other social media outlets can have far-reaching impact. We keep our page active and incorporate listings, market data, Sotheby’s auction house announcements and fun “insider” info and photos from our busy agents and staff.

Kurfiss SIR Youtube Channel

Sotheby’s Realty Youtube Channel

Revving the Search Engines

Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty engages a search engine expert to improve our site’s ranking in the natural search results in our markets. We tweak keywords, tags and content to as we strive for consistent first-page results.

When you enter keywords or phrases into a search engine, the results are a combination of organic or “natural results” based on information the search engine sees on a website, as well as “sponsored results” or paid ads. Our strategy takes both sets of results into account.

Worldwide Syndication

We syndicate our listings to real estate, news and luxury-lifestyle sites across the globe. From philly.com to HGTV.com, nytimes.com, jameslist.com and more, we cover the local, regional and worldwide marketplace.

On such key sites as realtor.com, trulia.com and zillow.com, we have invested in an enhanced presentation for our clients’ properties, helping to move them to the top of the search results list and stand out from the competition

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Mobile is taking over, we make sure you’re ready

Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty embraces technology and the changes it has brought to real estate marketing. We know we must go where the consumers are, and increasingly they are using smartphones, tablets and even e-readers to shop for homes as they drive through neighborhoods or sit at the local coffee shop. Kurfiss.com is completely mobile friendly so your home is seen by more people.

A site that responds to your buyers

By utilizing the latest in responsive web design our website adjusts its design to best fit the device viewing it. Regardless of how many new devices come out we’ve got you covered.

Taking it a step further, the site actually adjusts the content depending on the location of the user. This way local buyers are instantly delivered the homes that are most relevant to them.

Mobile web App

Because we are able to leverage the GPS systems on a users phone our mobile app allows people to use the site in ways they never could before. With a single click they can dial or download your agent’s information or find homes near where they are standing. This isn’t a smaller version of the main site but a site optimized for a phone. Try it for yourself, just go to Kurfiss.com on your phone.

SIR Mobile App

For those who seek the unique when on the road, SIR Mobile is the only luxury real estate mobile app that works anywhere and searches globally.

Search by GPS

Driving through a neighborhood you like? Interested in what’s for sale? You are one click away from finding out. Simple click on the “Find homes near me” button and you’re set.

Same thing goes for when you are standing in front of a home you are interested in. No need to text a code to a strange number. Just one click, it’s that easy.

QR Codes Done right

QR codes or 3D bar codes allow someone to scan the code with their phone and instantly bring up all the info for any given home.

We include QR codes on printable flyers and various other print materials.

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your home in Print Marketing

Buy & Sell Market Report

This semi-annual online publication is produced to help home buyers and sellers understand home-price trends and inventory levels in their area. Download a copy here

Reflections Newsletter

Our newsletter showcases the newest homes to hit the market and keeps our buyers informed of the latest changes in the market. Download a copy here

Guides and Reports

Cooperative Advertising

We have access to targeted print media from around the world. From the top news and lifestyle publications in our local markets to important media in the U.K., Europe and Asia, our affiliation with Sotheby’s International Realty provides unprecedented exposure. Learn More

Local & Global Exposure

As print news media have shrunk over the past 10 years, we selectively use the most important newspapers and magazines in our markets.

Whether it’s the Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, Robb Report or other publications that reach affluent consumers, we have access to exclusive ad programs for vast worldwide exposure.

Regional Markets

Reside Magazine, published semi-annually, has exceptional distribution, packaged with the Wall Street Journal in select zip codes and polybagged with Sotheby’s At Auction magazine.

Property Brochures

We are proud to showcase each home we market with a custom-designed property brochure that buyers can refer to after seeing a home.

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Unique and Unequalled Global Exposure

Born from the rich heritage of the Sotheby’s auction house, our real estate offices can offer opportunities for exposure that simply can’t be found anywhere else: networking events with the auction house’s valued clientele to promotion in their various communication tools, only we have the ability to reach this high-net-worth group of consumers.


From our inter-connected network of affiliates that regularly refer business to each other, to our media partners that help us showcase the world’s finest homes, to a global audience of consumers, we recognize the critical value these sources provide in generating exposure for a home.

Exposure At-A-Glance

Our media partners are trusted news outlets worldwide including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the BBC, the Telegraph, the Financial Times, South China Morning Post, Tatler, Architectural Dirgest, Google and YouTube.

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 12,000 sales associates located in approximately 650 offices in more than 45 countries and territories worldwide, and places over 10,000 referrals every year.

Our team of brand experts provides direct support to our network of affiliates on marketing, media relations, social media and advertising.


Sothebysrealty.com attracts more consumers to search, view and inquire than any other luxury real estate website.

Millions of visitors immerse themselves in our collection of over 3.5 million vibrant, quality-controlled property photographs.

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Market Update from Kurfiss SIR Chairman Donald Pearson

AUGUST 17, 2016

Twice each year, Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty Chairman Donald Pearson provides an update on company...

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