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+ Signature Sotheby’s reports more than $1 billion in sales
Judy Green, president and CEO of Signature Sotheby’s International Realty, announced that the real-estate firm reached more than $1 billion in sales for the first half of the year in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties.

“Our associates’ sales performance year-to-date is incredibly encouraging for our region,” said Green in a prepared statement. “It signals an increasing confidence among buyers, both domestic and international, that real estate in Southwest Florida continues to be a solid investment.”

In addition to the firm’s achievement of the No. 1 market-share position in the region, it also attained the highest average sales price in Southwest Florida year-to-date of $847,329.

Compared to the same period in 2010, Signature Sotheby’s sales listings of more than $1 million in Sarasota and Manatee counties are up 30.72%.

+ Coldwell Banker announces increase in activity
Bob Stanley, managing broker of Coldwell Banker’s Longboat Key office, announced that June pending sales volume was up by 38% compared to June 2010. Additionally, open sales rose by 26.5%.

According to Stanley, open sales volume for the first half of 2011 was up 39% from the same period in 2010, and closed sales for the same period also showed a 39% increase.

+ Island Real Estate starts new monthly photo contest
Island Real Estate of Anna Maria Inc. announced a new monthly photography contest. The theme for July is “Pets on Vacation,” and gift certificates will be awarded for first, second and third prizes. For contest information, go to Submit photos at [email protected].

Contact Robin Hartill at [email protected].



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