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Article at a glance:

1. Luxury real estate brokerages and brokers in the US
3. Luxury real estate companies and agents in Europe
4. Real estate agencies in other popular locations worldwide
5. Real estate auction companies

 

Today, real estate buyers searching for a residential property abroad pretty often start their house hunting online, via global marketplace websites.

These platforms specializing in luxury properties usually represent key international names as well as local real estate businesses. For a buyer, they provide an excellent means of browsing through the offerings of a few real estate companies operating in the region, comparing their profiles and portfolios, and chatting with agents. As an example, on JamesEdition.com a buyer can find over 30,000 real estate offices in more than 90 countries.

Top luxury real estate companies: glamorous property in Tuscany, Italy for sale by real Soteby

Manor House Near Radda In Chianti by Italy Sotheby’s Internatioinal Realty. View the listing

 

We partner with top international luxury real estate companies: Sotheby’s International Realty, Christie’s International Real Estate, Coldwell Banker, Engel & Volkers, Barnes, Century 21, or Nest Seekers International. Simultaneously, we work with a large number of local, independent brokerages and luxury boutique-type real estate companies boasting superior home portfolios.

Luxury real estate brokerages and brokers in the US

The United States enjoys an enormous luxury housing market with over 40,000 upscale listings and more than 3,000 real estate offices available via our website.

Despite the plethora of real estate offered in various locations throughout the US, both American and foreign home buyers visiting JamesEdition.com mostly have expressed interest in contacting real estate companies selling homes in several upscale locations.

Florida and California lead the list of most popular states, followed by Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Georgia, Texas, North Carolina, Tennessee, Hawaii, New York, and Massachusetts. In addition, the cities of New York, Boston, Seattle, Chicago, and Washington D.C. also rank high on our list of popular areas.

  • Below we have listed the real estate companies that own the highest number of listings in popular, high-end US locations.
  • On a JamesEdition.com listing page, you will find the contact information for any real estate broker advertising a property.

Top luxury real estate brokerages in Florida

Top luxury real estate companies: five-star luxury property Florida, Fort Lauderdale for sale by Sotheby

30 Compass Point, Fort Lauderdale, FL, US by ONE Sotheby’s International Realty. View the listing

Top luxury real estate brokerages in California

Top luxury real estate companies: luxury real estate brokerages and construction companies in Los Angeles, CA, US

Casa Encantada, CA, US by Nest Seekers International View the listing

Top luxury real estate brokerages in Arizona

Luxury real estate companies: luxury home in Arizona, US, plus, Youtube video

Desert Mountain Saguaro Forest Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty View the listing

Top luxury real estate brokerages in Colorado

Top luxury real estate companies: luxury real estate brokerages in Aspen, Colorado, US

House in Aspen, CO, US by Colter Hawkes Smith View the listing

Top luxury real estate brokerages in Texas

Luxury real estate companies: family home for sale by Engel & Völkers Austin Westlake real estate brokerages, TX, US

House in Spicewood, TX, US by Engel & Völkers Austin Westlake View the listing

Top luxury real estate brokerages in Hawaii

Luxury real estate companies: million-dollar bungalow for sale by List Sotheby

Chalet in Kailua, Hawaii by List Sotheby’s International Realty View the listing

Top luxury real estate brokerages in the US cities popular among foreign buyers

First time in the market: penthouse for sale by luxury real estate brokerage Compass Upper East Side, NYC, US

Apartment with a view in NYC by Compass Upper East Side View the listing

  • Nest Seekers International (New York City)
  • Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage (New York City)
  • Compass Upper East Side (New York City)
  • Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty (Atlanta)
  • Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty (Chicago)
  • Synergy Sotheby’s International Realty (Las Vegas)
  • Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (Seattle)
  • TTR Sotheby’s International Realty (Washington D.C.)
  • Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty (Boston)

Luxury real estate companies and agents in Europe

It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that the international luxury housing market mostly is concentrated in several countries. France, Italy, Spain, and Portugal lead the list, followed by Germany, Great Britain, Andorra, Greece, Cyprus, and smaller markets in Eastern Europe, such as the Czech Republic, Croatia, and Montenegro.

According to JamesEdition.com data, there are more than 100,000 homes available for sale in the most popular European locations.

The market is extraordinarily diverse; internationally-recognized brands coexist alongside numerous local companies with top-of-the-line luxury real estate portfolios. Real estate agents usually can help a customer in finding a tax advisor, home management company, or even local interior design studio, if necessary.

  • Similar to our compilation of US real estate brokerages, our list of the finest European companies is based upon the highest number of listings in popular locations.
  • Associated agent’s profiles (with their photos and contacts) can be found on listing pages.

Top luxury real estate companies in France

Luxury real estate companies: elegant penthouse in Cannes for sale by John Taylor real estate agency

Penthouse in Cannes, France by John Taylor Cannes View the listing

Top luxury real estate companies in Spain

Best luxury real estate agencies: home for sale by Mas Property, Marbella, Spain

Villa in La Zagaleta, Marbella, Spain by MAS Property View the listing

Top luxury real estate companies in Italy

Best luxury real estate agencies: villa for sale by Italy Sotheby

Villa in Capri by Italy Sotheby’s International Realty View the listing

Top luxury real estate companies in Portugal

Luxury real estate auctions: homes in Lisbon for sale by Ideal Homes International, Portugal

Villa in Cascais, Lisbon, Portugal by Ideal Homes International View the listing

Top luxury real estate companies in the EU cities popular among foreign buyers

Best luxury real estate agecies: home in Paris for sale by Christies brokerage

Apartment in Paris by Daniel Féau – Saint-Germain View the listing

Real estate agencies in other popular locations worldwide

Best real estate agencies: home for sale in Sydney by Sotheby

House in Sydney, AU by Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty View the listing

Of course, many other destinations also are popular among house hunters seeking a second home abroad. On JamesEdition.com, we see a clear pattern in location-related inquiries, ranging from the island of Bali and the countries of India and China (particularly the city of Hong Kong) to the city-state of Singapore.

It would be complicated and needlessly tedious to fit every query that we have encountered into this article. But we have decided to share, at the very least, the most popular ones: Canada, Australia, and the UAE.

Luxury real estate auction companies

Luxury real estate auctions: homes fro sale by Supreme Auction, Florida

Penthouse Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US by Supreme Auctions View the listing

Finally yet importantly, a number of outstanding real estate companies sell homes via offline and online auctions.

Some of these companies put up their own lots, and others provide auction services for significant global brokerages, such as Christie’s, Sotheby’s International Affiliates, Coldwell Banker, and Keller Williams Luxury International. To learn more about available services, click the links below.

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