Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty Named Best of Newport for Record Fourth Time

Posted by Lisa Babbitt — May 9, 2011

1304962438NEWPORT, Rhode Island (May 5, 2011) — Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty today announced being named “Best Real Estate Agency” for a record fourth time by the readers of Newport Life Magazine. No other existing Newport County agency has ever won more than two “Best Ofs”.

Newport Life’s “Best Of” awards were established by the magazine in 1996 and have been bestowed on leading businesses in Newport County on an annual basis since then.

1304962468“We are honored to be receiving this, more this year than any other, as it is a salute to our agents who have done an exceptional job assisting clients in this challenging and competitive market,” said Paul Leys, co-owner of Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty.

Gustave White was founded in 1924 by Gustave J.S. White and his associate James W. Dwyer, and became the first affiliate of Sotheby’s International Realty® in 1976. The agency also serves as the Who’s Who In Luxury Real Estate Regent member for Newport County. The firm employs 30 full-time agents covering Newport and South County, Providence, and Block Island.

About Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty

Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty is a full-service agency specializing in luxury real estate and serving all of Rhode Island, including Block Island, as well as southeast Connecticut and coastal Massachusetts. Gustave White has been in business for over 80 years as a leader in the luxury market, is the sole Sotheby’s affiliate for Rhode Island, and the Rhode Island Regent member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate. Paul A. Leys, Co-owner of Gustave White Sotheby’s Int’l Realty, may be reached at 401-848-6706 or at for more information.

About Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC

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, a global provider of real estate and relocation services, entered into a long-term strategic alliance with Sotheby’s, the operator of the auction house. The agreement provided for the licensing of the Sotheby’s International Realty name and the development of a full franchise system by Realogy’s subsidiary, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC 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.

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