Significant Sales | Volume I – Issue XII

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Bay Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to provide you with Significant Sales – Volume I, Issue XII. Explore a sprawling ranch in Colorado, a coveted estate in California and exclusive properties throughout the United States and around the world that only the Sotheby’s International Realty network of affiliates can present you.

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Discover luxurious destinations through one of kind homes in Czech Republic, Malta, South Africa, and Australia. Indulge in the oceanfront masterpiece overlooking a scenic cove in La Jolla, the sprawling Vista Verde Ranch in Clark, Colorado or take a step back in time with the 24 room New York waterfront estate built in 1903.

View this and more in Significant Sales | Volume I – Issue XII.

The Next Big Thing | Apple TV

Bay Sotheby’s International Realty (BaySIR) is excited to announce an update of the recently launched Sotheby’s International Realty (SIR) Apple TV app, the only real estate app on Apple TV. Created to reflect the look and feel of sothebysrealty.com and baysir.com, users have access to one of a kind property searches locally, nationally and globally, represented solely by Bay Sotheby’s International Realty and the Sotheby’s International Realty network of affiliates.

The SIR Apple TV app provides a unique and individual experience, immersing users into the global reach of the BaySIR brand while viewing our amazing properties through high-resolution photography and high-definition videography in the comfort of your own home. Through the SIR Apple TV app users have the ability to:

  • Search properties by city, state, and country using Siri remote voice dictation
  • Filter properties by price, lifestyle, bedrooms and bathrooms
  • Watch available HD property videos
  • Share properties via email
  • Request more information directly from BaySIR agents and more

Now with the new Siri voice enabled text function, you will no longer be required to scroll through the alphabet to access the delete icon. Instead you can now use Siri voice dictation to search for exclusive BaySIR and SIR properties throughout the app.

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‘Top Shelf’ is another new feature on the Apple TV home screen where you will be able to further customize your property search. Top Shelf is displayed when up to five of the properties from your recent searches are selected, allowing you to quickly access and navigate your favorite BaySIR and SIR properties.

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Along with providing high-resolution property photos, high-definition videography, direct access to BaySIR and SIR real estate agents and more, the SIR Apple TV app would not be complete without a fun interactive experience. Using game mode, you can guess the location of BaySIR and SIR featured properties around the world, customizing your criteria by selecting properties by lifestyle.

New features will continue to be added to the SIR Apple TV app, to begin enjoying this unique one of a kind interactive real estate experience, search for “Sotheby’s International Realty” on the Apple TV App Store to download the new and improved app today.

Property of the Week | Panoramic Bay Views

Welcome to breathtaking panoramic views on the ridge top of the private neighborhood of Bret Harte Heights in San Rafael. This captivating custom built home features a spacious open floor plan with premium finishes and walls of windows filling the home with natural light.

Enjoy the sunrise and sunset from every angle of the home, including the grand master suite. Entertain around the fireplace or the large center island in the gracious chef’s kitchen featuring top of the line wolf appliances. Spoil guests with the spacious Au-pair suite featuring a relaxing full bathroom and private separate entrance.

View more photos and video of 212 Bret Harte Road. To schedule a viewing contact Andrew Gangnuss.

What’s Happening Around the Bay | April 2017

Hornblower Berkeley Easter Brunch Cruise

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April 16

Celebrate Easter aboard the Hornblower Berkeley Easter Brunch Cruise. Enjoy a gourmet brunch buffet featuring classic cocktails including all the bubbly you can drink. Take in scenic views as you dance to live music while you sail along the San Francisco Bay with a special appearance by the Easter Bunny. Learn More

Luxe Bridal Show

Luxe Bridal Show
April 2
Experience the premier showcase of wedding vendors for a spectacular display of wedding dresses, florals and more. Learn More

Women In Music Festival

Women In Music Festival
April 7-9
Be apart of the weekend festival dedicated to bringing women together through music, workshops and more. Learn More

Berkeley Bay Festival

Berkeley Bay Festival
April 8
Enjoy the Bay Festival showcasing fun activities and environmental education available at the Berkeley Marina. Learn More

 

Danville Eggstravaganza

Danville Eggstravaganza
April 15
Hop down to the Danville Community Center for a fun-filled morning of arts and pictures with the Spring Bunny. Learn More

 

Oakland Zoo Party for the Planet

Party for the Planet
April 15
Head to the Oakland Zoo for Earth stations, face painting, watch a high-flying trapeze performance and more. Learn More

 

Bay Area Craft Beer Festival

Bay Area Craft Beer Festival
April 22
Experience more than 50 local breweries, live music, and gourmet food all highlighting the art and flavor of craft beer. Learn More

 

Lafayette Earth Day Festival

Lafayette Earth Day Festival
April 23
Join the City of Lafayette for awareness on how to make their local community sustainable. Learn More

 

Walnut Creek Restaurant Week 2017

Walnut Creek Restaurant Week
April 23-30
Experience Walnut Creek Restaurant Week for spectacular cuisine and wine prix-fixe menus offered at over 30 restaurants. Learn More

 

SFMOMA Birthday Bash with Solange Knowles

SFMOMA Birthday Bash
April 26
Join the celebration with SFMOMA and Grammy Award®-winning music artist Solange Knowles. Learn more

 

The Weekend at SAP Center

The Weekend
April 28
See Grammy Award®-winning and multi-platinum selling music artist The Weekend at the SAP Center. Learn More

Around the World with BaySIR | Turks and Caicos

Turks and CaicosEscape the chill of Bay Area weather and travel where summer never ends. Turks and Caicos, located 550 miles southeast of Miami, is known as the crown jewel of the Caribbean islands. Experience one of the worlds most stunning coastlines, famous around the world for its bone fishing in saltwater flats and snorkeling in the warm calm waters.

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Nestled on the exclusive island of Parrot Cay is “Serenity Villa,” an outstanding beachfront property with sophisticated architectural design. Set on over five acres with 373 feet of white sand and vibrant turquoise water, the private ocean front villa offers 8,645 square feet of seamless indoor outdoor living at its finest. Welcome to paradise.

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“Serenity Villa” is represented by Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty, a member of the Sotheby’s International Realty® network of affiliates. Contact your local Bay Sotheby’s International Realty sales associate for information on this property and other extraordinary properties around the world.

Bay Sotheby’s International Realty (BaySIR). Locally Focused. Globally Powered.

Property of the Week | Bauhaus Modern

Architecturally stunning, extensively remodeled, this Bauhaus modern home is a private retreat with seamless indoor outdoor living.  Steel beam framing and floor to ceiling windows bring the beauty of the outdoors in with modern finishes throughout the spacious 1,600 square foot open floor plan.

Cozy up next to the sleek fireplace right off the beautifully remodeled kitchen featuring top of the line appliances. Indulge with two calming master suites boasting scenic views from every angle.

View more photos and video of 148 Madrone Road. To schedule a viewing contact America Foy.

Property of the Week | Mid Century Modern Design

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Enjoy the best of both worlds in this mid-century modern four bedroom custom home. Designed by famous East Bay architect E.G. Craig, this contemporary home is set among nature with scenic views of trees and lush foliage, just moments away from downtown Lafayette.

Entertain guests in the open concept living and dining area featuring hardwood floors and exposed beam ceilings. Sky lights and floor to ceiling windows throughout the entirety of the home seamlessly bring the outdoors in, filling the home with natural light.

View more photos and video of 910 Acalanes Road. To schedule a viewing contact Rachael Hand.

Celebrating an Extraordinary Year

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Bay Sotheby’s International Realty (BaySIR) is proud to announce a year of record growth, new innovations and global alliances. In 2016, the Sotheby’s International Realty® network achieved $95 billion in global sales volume, the highest annual sales volume performance in the history of the brand, driven largely by a brand record of over 127,000 transactions.

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CELEBRATING NEW LOCATIONS

The Sotheby’s International Realty® brand reported record growth across its global network, including nearly 70 countries and territories worldwide, totaling 880 offices and more than 20,000 sales associates.

Locally in the San Francisco Bay Area, our fully redesigned Lafayette office was unveiled and the number of our local BaySIR offices grew to seven with the opening of the Bay Sotheby’s International Realty North Berkeley office.

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Bay Sotheby’s International Realty solidified our global reach with our alliance with Juwai.com, one of the world’s prominent real estate websites with over 2 million monthly visitors, providing optimal exposure for BaySIR properties to the Chinese market.


CELEBRATING NEW TECHNOLOGY

The 2016 release of the Sotheby’s International Realty® Apple TV app brings groundbreaking technology allowing clients the ability to conduct global property searches while connecting directly with Bay Sotheby’s International Realty agents. Additionally, the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand was at the forefront of interactive technology in 2016 with the introduction of 3D Tours with Virtual Reality capability, providing viewers the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in homes listed by the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand.

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Sothebysrealty.com continues to be the real estate industry leader providing unparalleled access to luxury properties for sale worldwide. Nearly 22 million visitors searched the exclusive listings displayed on sothebysrealty.com in 2016, the most in its history with a 54% increase in website traffic from 2015. Only listings  represented by the Sotheby’s International Realty® network of affiliates are eligible for display on sothebysrealty.com.

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Carole Rodoni | BaySIR 2017 Speaker Series

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Bay Sotheby’s International Realty was pleased to partner with HomeStreet Bank in welcoming real estate industry leader Carole Rodoni. The Lafayette Veteran’s Memorial Building housed the 2017 BaySIR speaker series on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 where agents heard Carole Rodoni and her take on the East Bay real estate market, the economy, what to expect in 2017 and more.

John Watkins from the HomeStreet Bank appraisal team provided an in-depth look at the appraisal process, sharing the challenges appraisers face, giving agents insight into banking criteria and how to better understand and navigate the appraisal process. Lunch was catered by HomeStreet Bank followed by a wine and gourmet bites reception at the BaySIR Lafayette office.

We would like to thank all of the BaySIR agents who attended this event. We hope that you took away some valuable information that will aid you in your business. We look forward to a successful 2017!

View more photos from the BaySIR 2017 Speaker Series.

Property of the Week | Contemporary with Bay Views

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Experience extraordinary contemporary design with captivating views of the San Francisco Bay in the exclusive upper Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland. Make a grand entrance through the 12-foot tall, 5-foot wide cedar front door and bask in the beauty of the two-level open floor plan featuring a floating staircase with soaring twenty two-foot ceilings.

This  environmentally sustainable home features four bedrooms with an impeccable attention to detail, complete with a 3,000-gallon rainwater harvesting system. The great room flows into an open and expansive dining area, family room and gourmet kitchen made of clean lines and natural finishes framed by floor-to-ceiling windows.

View more photos and video of 6339 Contra Costa Road. To schedule a viewing contact Anthony Cassel.