Sotheby's International Realty Wins ‘Best in Category’ for Eighth Consecutive Year in Franchise Business Review’s Franchisee Satisfaction Awards

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced it won Franchise Business Review’s Best in Category for Real Estate Franchisee Satisfaction award for the eighth year in a row.

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The Best in Category award measures franchisee satisfaction with their franchisors and is part of the 10th annual Franchisee Satisfaction Awards presented by Franchise Business Review.  In addition to its real estate ranking, the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand also came in first in the overall top 50 and first among the Top 50 “Systems with 250 or more units,” which is a ranking of all franchise systems across all categories with more than 250 locations.

“We are so proud to not only receive this distinction for the eighth year in a row but to also move from third to first in the systems with 250 or more units ranking, and from fourth to first in the overall top 50 ranking,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “This award essentially is our report card from our network, and we are so pleased that they hold us in such high esteem.”

Franchise Business Review surveyed more than 28,000 franchisees from more than 350 leading systems for the annual Franchisee Satisfaction Awards.  Franchises were evaluated in five areas: training and support, franchise system, franchisor/franchisee relations, financial opportunity and overall satisfaction. Additionally, demographic and lifestyle questions gave a 360-degree view of the franchise ownership experience.  Franchise Business Review is a national franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction and franchise buyer experiences. For a complete list of this year’s award winners, go to www.FBR50.com.

“The Sotheby’s International Realty brand has been ranked number one in Real Estate for eight years running,” said Franchise Business Review president Michelle Rowan. “The brand’s continuous efforts to find ways to strengthen the brand and relationship with its franchise partners won it the honor of being ranked number one overall on our list of 200 brands with the strongest validation from their franchisees this year.”

This article originally appeared on SothebysRealty.com.