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Why choose Sotheby's International Realty

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Since 1744, the name "Sotheby's" has become a global synonym for luxury and expertise. In particular, Sotheby's International Realty® has been showcasing the world's finest properties since 1976.

Sotheby's International Realty France-Monaco offices and consultants are local real estate specialists with a reputation for excellence. Sellers of the world's finest, most distinguished properties benefit from the best of both worlds. Combining local expertise with unique international resources.

International brochures

Full colour brochures of your property can be produced and distributed worldwide to more than 700 real estate agencies in over 40 countries, as well as to Sotheby's major auction houses (London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Zurich, Doha, Beijing, Hong Kong).

Our premium website is now the world's leading real estate website: generates more than 100,000 visitors and over one million clicks per month.

Our website dedicated to the French and Monegasque market:, offers the most beautiful luxury properties located in France and Monaco.
It currently features several hundred pages and over 1,700 properties across France and Monaco. This site, leader among French real estate websites, receives more than 12,000 visitors and more than 100,000 clicks per month.

Our local website: offers you the opportunity to discover our local luxury real estate agency's offers around Lake Geneva and in the "Portes du Soleil" ski area. It offers the widest choice of quality properties, beautiful homes, waterfront properties, contemporary villas, estates, chateaux with a historic past, farms, flats, mountain chalets, building plots in our region...

Media and press relations

Sotheby's International Realty France - Monaco's most beautiful properties are featured on the most representative websites for the sale of high-end and prestigious real estate, such as the "Wall Street Journal" and "New York Times" websites.


Sotheby's International Realty France - Monaco is a regular sponsor and/or official partner of the most prestigious national and international events.

In addition, the international network of Sotheby's International Realty ® participates in numerous marketing and advertising initiatives such as publications in the "Wall Street Journal" or "International Herald Tribune".

These initiatives target participants and guests at the world's most famous events, such as the Cannes Film Festival, Wimbledon Tennis Championships, Monaco Yacht Show and Evian Championship.

The auction process at Sotheby's

Lots from all sales are publicly displayed for approximately 3-7 days prior to the actual auction of those lots.

Catalogues for each sale are available approximately one month before the auction. These include a detailed description, provenance, history, notes on bibliographic references and estimates for each lot.

Online catalogues are also available (in English, French and Italian) at approximately one month before each auction. To access this information, visit the sale calendar and click on download catalogue next to the auction of your choice.

You can bid for a lot at a Sotheby's auction by attending the sale itself or by completing and returning the 'absentee bid form' found at the back of any Sotheby's catalogue. Purchase order forms are also available online.

In some cases, Sotheby's will accept bids from prospective buyers by telephone. For selected sales you can also bid online at

Sotheby's charges a commission to the buyer in addition to the winning bid, (also known as the 'hammer price') which is payable towards the total purchase price.