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A World of Service: Global Partnerships Bring Results for Sellers and Buyers

Today’s real estate market requires more than placing a “For Sale” sign in the front yard. Buyers and sellers understand – and appreciate – the advantages of technology and high-definition photography, but they also realize their real estate success relies on local professionals with in-depth market knowledge and worldwide connections.

Foreign dialects and accents can be heard at any time walking down Main Street or sitting in one of our gourmet restaurants, proving the attraction our area has for international visitors. For this reason, in the early years of establishing Michael Saunders & Company, Founder and CEO Michael Saunders made it part of the company’s purpose to maintain global partnership affiliations with independent real estate companies and brokerages that share a common vision.

“The luxury real estate industry is global,” says Saunders. “To resonate with the discerning real estate buyers and sellers around the world, it is important to understand the demands of individuals who can choose to be anywhere. By aligning our agents with like-minded professionals globally, we prominently put our region at the forefront of global conversations.”

Demonstrating the world-wide connections Michael Saunders & Company utilizes every day, a number of our global partners showed their closeness and collaboration with our company on March 20th, 2019, also known as “Michael Saunders’ Day”, when they chimed in with words of congratulations. Watch the video here:

Among our LeadingRE affiliates who weighed in, learn more about them here:
Giorgio Vigano Real Estate | Italy
Chas Everitt International Property Group | South Africa
Halstead Real Estate | New York
Crye-Leike Real Estate Services | Tennessee
Allgemeiner Grund & Boden Fundus | Berlin
Smith & Associates | Tampa
The Keyes Company | East Coast, Florida
John R. Wood Properties | Naples

As an independent company, Michael Saunders & Company has, over the years, been able to choose national and international partners to assist in exposing our region and our listings around the globe. Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Christie’s International Real Estate, Luxury Portfolio International, and Mayfair International Realty expand the reach we provide with more than 565 affiliated brokers, in more than 70 countries, with listings translated into numerous languages and currencies.

These four international partners each bring unique qualities to the dynamic and ever-expanding market of the tri-county area.

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World is the home of the world’s market-leading independent residential brokerages in over 70 countries, with 565 firms and 130,000 sales associates producing over 1.1 million transactions annually.
Christie’s International Real Estate, supported by the esteemed art business, is a global network offering exclusive home and luxury real estate services to buyers and sellers worldwide with more than 138 affiliated brokerages in 46 countries.
Luxury Portfolio International is the luxury arm of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®. This luxury brand is recognized throughout the world, featuring over 50,000 of the world’s most remarkable homes and attracting over 3 million high-net-worth visitors by presenting a gallery of the finest luxury properties and brokerages worldwide.
Mayfair International Realty garners press coverage in the United Kingdom and Europe and delivers strong buyer referrals through its locations in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
“It’s much more than exposure for our listings; we are part of a global community dedicated to sharing insights on best practices and market trends,” Saunders says. “These affiliations give our agents trusted sources that are familiar with the habits and expectations of international and luxury buyers.”

By aligning ourselves with these powerful international partners, rest assured, that wherever a buyer may be, your home and our part of Florida’s Gulf Coast is firmly on their radar.

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