Leading Online Marketplace for High End Goods to Feature Real Estate Listings
NEW YORK – Nov. 15, 2012 –Houlihan Lawrence, the largest independently owned and operated residential real estate brokerage firm in Westchester, Putnam and Duchess counties, has launched a partnership with 1stdibs.com, the leading online global marketplace for rare and desirable objects, to showcase its luxury real estate listings.
Houlihan Lawrence is the first independent brokerage to have its listings featured on the site, which began featuring high-end real estate less than a year ago. A selection of 100 of Houlihan Lawrence’s finest properties will appear on the site in November, 2012.
“Our partnership with 1stdibs.com is an ideal environment to showcase the finest properties in our area to some of the most affluent consumers from around the globe” said Anthony Cutugno, Senior Vice President of Houlihan Lawrence Luxury Country Properties. “We know the luxury buyer of real estate is also a connoisseur of antiques, art and fine jewelry. 1stdibs.com creates a high level of synergy and positions us at the forefront of luxury real estate marketing worldwide.”
Founded in 2001, 1stdibs.com is the world’s premier online marketplace for antiques, estate and fine jewelry, vintage couture, fine art and real estate. The site attracts more than two million unique visitors per month, and its membership includes collectors, design-world influencers, artists, entertainers and business leaders. Over a quarter of their traffic comes from top international markets to the site include China, U.K. Canada, Japan, Germany, Russia and France.
"We are very excited to be working with Houlihan Lawrence, the premier real estate brokerage firm in Westchester," said Michael Bruno, Founder and Chairman of 1stdibs. "Their team has consistently marketed and sold the most beautiful properties in the region which perfectly complement the 1stdibs.com portfolio of international real estate."
About Houlihan Lawrence
Houlihan Lawrence is the largest area broker serving Westchester, Dutchess and Putnam counties, and the 15th largest independent realtor nationwide. Founded in 1888, the company has 25 offices and over 1000 agents. Houlihan Lawrence offers specialization in several key areas: Luxury Country Properties reaches beyond the local marketplace to attract discerning buyers from around the world; Global Relocation partners closely with local Fortune 1000 companies to provide full-service relocation assistance; Houlihan Lawrence Project Marketing works exclusively with and for developers of single family and multi-family projects. Houlihan Lawrence has a strong digital footprint and listing syndication to myriad of websites that offer local, regional and international exposure, reaching over 30 million buyers each month.
About 1stdibs.com :
Founded in 2001 by Michael Bruno, 1stdibs is the world’s premier online marketplace presenting a curated selection of coveted items from 1,500 of the most prestigious dealers across the globe. Visitors to the site enjoy instant access to items immediately available for purchase including high-end antiques, 20th and 21st century design, fine art, estate jewelry, vintage couture and fine homes, with the emphasis always on quality. Nearly $500 million in sales were reported by 1stdibs dealers in 2011 with over 7,000 items reported sold by the site’s dealers each month. 1stdibs attracts more than two million visits a month and over the past 11 years has become the ultimate destination for collectors and affluent consumers to purchase one-of-a-kind items through a virtual experience that encourages exploration and research as buyers immerse themselves in a world of beauty.
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