Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates, Inc. 1 Campus Drive Parsippany, NJ 07054 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Three Leading Idaho Real Estate Firms Join Sotheby’s International Realty® Network PARSIPPANY, N.J. (May 23, 2007) – To further its strategic growth in key luxury markets, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates, Inc. today announced that three leading real estate firms in Idaho have joined its network: Tomlinson Sandpoint Sotheby’s International Realty in Sandpoint; Tomlinson North Idaho Sotheby’s International Realty in Coeur d’Alene; and MLC Sotheby’s International Realty in McCall. “These forward-thinking firms clearly understand the particular luxury home market needs in this growing and highly-attractive region of the country, and we proudly welcome them to the Sotheby’s International Realty network,” said Michael R. Good, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates, Inc. “With the addition of these distinguished firms, we are fulfilling an important objective to grow our network in these markets.” MLC Sotheby’s International Realty, formerly McCall Land Consultants, is owned by John Griffith and John McKeown. “This affiliation will serve as a tremendous benefit to our clients because we will be able to provide them with unrivaled access to qualified people and the most distinctive properties in our market,” said Griffith. Tomlinson Sandpoint Sotheby’s International Realty formerly was Tomlinson Black Panhandle Kaniksu Real Estate and is owned by Jeff Bond, who believes the new affiliation brings significant value to his clients. “The Sotheby’s International Realty affiliation brings a unique level of global access and marketing resources to our clients,” he said. Tomlinson North Idaho Sotheby’s International Realty is owned by Tim Mueller and was formerly known as Tomlinson Black North Idaho, Inc. Mueller believes his organization’s success is a direct result of the demanding goals his firm holds. “We remain committed to providing our customers with the highest standard of service excellence in the real estate industry,” he said. “Our affiliation with the Sotheby’s International Realty network confirms this ongoing commitment to excellence.” As was previously announced by Realogy Corporation in March, the Realogy Franchise Group entered into a long-term franchising agreement with the Tomlinson Group of Companies, an independent real estate brokerage organization based in Washington and Idaho. The agreement enables the firm to affiliate a number of its offices with the Sotheby’s International Realty brand. The Sotheby’s International Realty network has more than 7,500 sales associates located in more than 375 offices in the U.S. and 24 other countries and territories. All three firms will be marketed on the sothebysrealty.com global Web site. In addition to the referral opportunities and great exposure generated from these sources, the firms will benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house and worldwide Sotheby’s International Realty marketing programs. About S otheby’s International Realty Affiliates, Inc., Founded in 1976 to provide independent brokerages with a powerful marketing and referral program for luxury listings, the Sotheby’s International Realty network was designed to connect the finest independent real estate companies to the most prestigious clientele in the world. In February 2004, Realogy Corporation, the world’s largest real estate franchisor, entered into a long-term strategic alliance with Sotheby’s Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BID; LSE: STBA). The agreement provided for the licensing of the Sotheby’s International Realty name and the development of a full franchise system by Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates, Inc., a subsidiary of Realogy. Affiliations in the system are granted only to brokerages and individuals meeting strict qualifications. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates, Inc. supports its affiliates with a host of operational, marketing, recruiting, educational and business development resources. Franchise affiliates also benefit from an association with the venerable Sotheby’s auction house, established in 1744. For more information, visit www.sothebysrealty.com. ### CONTACT Jennifer Zimmerman Director, Public Relations and Communications Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates Inc. 1 Campus Drive Parsippany, NJ 07054 (973) 407-6375 Jennifer.Zimmerman@sothebysrealty.com OPT OUT: If you wish to be excluded from future Sotheby’s International Realty® announcements, please reply by e-mail with “remove” in the subject line. Thank you.
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