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Sotheby’s attends luxury real estate conference

Submitted to the Tribune

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Distinctive Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, a luxury real estate company based in South Lake Tahoe, recently participated in a Sotheby’s International Realty Regional Leaders meeting, which brought together network members from California, Texas, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, New York, Nevada, Arizona and Idaho.

This event was held June 9 at The Stanford Court Renaissance San Francisco Hotel in San Francisco, and provided an opportunity for Sotheby’s International Realty owners and managers to network and share best practices. Attendees heard from several brand leaders including Mike Good, chief executive officer; Philip White, president and chief operating officer; and Wendy Purvey, chief marketing officer.

“This meeting provided a great value to our company,” said Jean Merkelbach of Distinctive Homes, Sotheby’s International Realty. “It offered the opportunity to network with some of our brand’s most talented real estate professionals, share best practices and experiences in today’s market.”

Distinctive Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, which has offices in South Lake Tahoe and Roundhill, offers exclusive Sotheby’s International Realty marketing, advertising and referral services designed to attract well-qualified buyers to the company’s property listings. In addition, the company and its clients benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house, which promotes real estate referral opportunities with auction house clientele.

As a Sotheby’s International Realty affiliate, the company also has the unique ability to refer its real estate clientele to the auction house for jewelry, art, unique furniture and collectible appraisal services. Property listings from Distinctive Homes Sotheby’s International Realty also are marketed on the global website, as well as on the firm’s local website,

“This meeting effectively brought together our network members from across this important region with the common goal of sharing their own unique experiences,” said Michael R. Good, chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “Attendees also had the opportunity to get an update on our newly redesigned international brand website,, and its many features that provide greater opportunities to market their listings more effectively to a larger global audience including translation into 14 languages.”

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Distinctive Homes Sotheby’s International Realty is located at 210 Elks Point Road in Roundhill and 2435 Venice Drive in the Tahoe Keys Marina. For additional information, please contact their office at 775-588-7710. The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 11,900 sales associates located in approximately 560 offices in 42 countries and territories worldwide.