Harry Norman, Realtors® - Highlands Becomes Newest Christie's Affiliate

Posted by Haley Dalton — May 26, 2011

1306453086ATLANTA, GEORGIAChristie’s International Real Estate, the world’s leading luxury real estate network, has awarded Affiliate status to Harry Norman, Realtors® of Highlands, North Carolina. The firm joins Cottingham Chalk Hayes to become the second Affiliate in the Tar Heel state, and will exclusively represent the Christie’s brand in Highlands, Cashiers, and other communities throughout the Counties of Jackson, Macon, and Transylvania.

Wholly owned by Christie’s, the world’s leading art business, Christie’s International Real Estate is represented in more than 40 countries. Harry Norman, Realtors®—Highlands joins this carefully selected organization of brokerages with proven records of success in both high-end property sales and exemplary client service.

“Located less than 120 miles from Atlanta, the upscale Highlands community is increasingly becoming a choice second-home destination for discerning Georgians,” says Jarvis Slade, Managing Director—Americas, Christie’s International Real Estate. “We are pleased to welcome the partner of our exclusive Affiliate in Atlanta and the area’s luxury real estate market leader, Harry Norman, Realtors®—Highlands, to our global network.”

The Harry Norman, Realtors®—Highlands team has established a sterling reputation by offering superior market expertise and personalized professional client service,” says Rick Moeser, Christie’s International Real Estate Vice President of the Southeast Region, Caribbean, and Latin America. “They are well placed to service the growing number of buyers and sellers in this picturesque vacation destination and form an important part of our growing affiliate network in the region.”

Elizabeth Salzarulo, owner of Harry Norman, Realtors-Highlands, states, "I am thrilled to have been granted the affiliation with Christie's International Real Estate. Christie's global marketing will enable us to serve our clients at an unparalleled level.”

Situated on the peak of the western North Carolina plateau in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, the town of Highlands was founded in 1875 by two Kansan developers who, according to legend, took a map in hand and drew a line from New York to New Orleans, Chicago to Savannah, and built a village at the center. The historic town has since developed into a thriving year-round resort community and offers exceptional outdoor recreational amenities including golf, hiking, fishing, and numerous horseback-riding trails. Nearby, the tranquil village of Cashiers is noted for its charming antique stores, gourmet restaurants, stone mountains, peaceful lakes, rhododendron forests, and hundreds of waterfalls.

About Harry Norman, REALTORS®

Founded in 1930, Harry Norman, REALTORS ® is Atlanta’s oldest and largest residential real estate firm with 11 sales offices, various franchise and satellite offices, and more than 1,000 real estate professionals. Harry Norman, REALTORS ® is a wholly-owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. HomeServices is the second-largest full-service independent residential real estate brokerage firm in the U.S. with 17,000 sales associates spanning 20 states. Harry Norman, REALTORS ® is the exclusive Atlanta affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate and achieves additional international exposure through membership in such exclusive real estate networks as Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®. More information is available at www.harrynorman.com.

For additional information on Harry Norman, REALTORS®—Highlands listings please visit their Web site at www.highlandsrealestate.com or contact Elizabeth B. Salzarulo at +1 828 526 8300.

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