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Top international luxury real estate brokers

Are you looking to buy a luxury property? Learn about the top international luxury real estate broker companies that can help you find a high-end property in your dream location.

Luxury real estate brokers

You might be asking yourself, what even is a luxury real estate property. Sales price is the single most defining factor when it comes to what can be deemed a luxury property. They typically cost between $2 million and $40 million, but many companies include properties costing upwards of $1 million or use percentages to include those that are in the top 10% of listed homes in each specific market. Because of this, luxury real estate properties differ by region and across the globe.
There are plenty of characteristics that high-end customers look for in luxury properties, including private or elite locations, home offices, swimming pools, large square footage, sustainability, and smart tech. You might prefer your property to have high-class, modern amenities or unique features that highlight its character and charm. Given this variety and the price-tag that comes with a luxury property, you will surely want to have some experts in the luxury real estate industry at your side during the property search. 

This guide will cover some of the top international luxury real estate brokers. With extensive experience in the luxury property industry, these companies help customers across the globe find luxury properties and sell their luxury estates. For each company, you’ll find background information, coverage details, social media links, and average rating from Glassdoor. 

Sotheby's International Realty

Sotheby’s International Realty is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corporation entering into an alliance with Realogy in 2004. Some of their US branches include East Side Manhattan Brokerage, Atlanta Fine Homes, Jameson, Synergy, Realogics, TTR, and Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty. A few of their popular European branches are Four Seasons and Portugal Sotheby’s International Realty.

Here’s a look at Sotheby’s International Realty: 

  • Headquarters in Madison, New Jersey

  • Established in 1976

  • 25,000+ sales associates 

  • Annual sales total of $204 billion 

  • Coverage

    • 700+ offices in the US, coverage in all states except Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota

    • International coverage in 81 countries and territories

The Agency

The Agency is an exclusive affiliate of Savills, a property advisor that has an international network across the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa, and the Middle East. The Agency works with clients on residential properties, new developments, resort real estate, residential leasing and luxury vacation rentals. In the US, California is where they have the strongest presence with the most offices. 

Here’s a look at The Agency: 

  • Headquarters in Beverly Hills, California 

  • Established in 2011

  • 1,500 employees

  • Statistics 

    • More than $8.62 billion worth of closed transactions 

    • $45 billion in global sales

  • Coverage

    • 60+ offices in 6 countries: US, The Bahamas, Mexico, Canada, Turks & Caicos, and Amsterdam (additionally Grand Cayman)

    • US offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Utah, Washington

Nest Seekers International

Nest Seekers International is a rapidly expanding global real estate broker focused on the intersection of technology and media. They have a stand-alone media company, Nest Media, that puts out media such as property docuseries and property transformation shows. They specialize in ultra-luxury properties and new developments, and are also a licensed yacht broker.

Here’s a look at Nest Seekers International: 

  • Headquarters in New York City, New York and London 

  • Established in 2001

  • 1,300+ agents

  • Coverage

    • 25 offices 

    • International coverage: US, UK, Portugal, Italy, France, Spain, Caribbean Islands 

    • US coverage: New York, California, Florida, Connecticut, New Jersey, Colorado

  • Social media links 

Christie's International Real Estate

Christie’s International Real Estate is affiliated with Christie’s, a leading art and luxury business, that was founded in 1766 as an auction house. The majority of their property listings are in the US, but they also have a variety of global listings with many properties in France.  

Here’s a look at Christie’s International Real Estate: 

  • Headquarters in New York

  • Established in 1987

  • 500+ employees

  • Affiliated brokers had $500 billion of transactions in the last 5 years

  • Coverage

    • 900+ offices in London, Hong Kong, Moscow, Los Angeles, Chicago, Florida

    • Affiliate offices in 47 countries

    • Luxury listings across 6 continents 

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Luxury Collection is the division of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices that specializes in luxury real estate properties. Their network members, which are mostly independently owned and operated, offer real estate brokerage services. They serve first time homebuyers, middle-market communities, high-end residential markets, and commercial markets.  

Here’s a look at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices:

  • Headquarters in Irvine, California 

  • 50,000+ employees

  • In 2021 their network had a sales volume of more than $179 billion

  • Coverage

    • 1,500 offices across 11 countries: US, Canada, Mexico, UAE, Bahamas, UK, Greece, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Ireland

    • US coverage in 35 states with 909 offices 

    • US affiliate: HomeServices of America

Keller Williams Luxury International

Keller Williams Luxury International is a division of Keller Williams. As a whole, Keller Williams holds the top spot in agent count, units, and sales volume among real estate companies. Their agents have sold some of the highest numbers of luxury real estate units when compared to other real estate brokerage companies. 

Here’s a look at Keller Williams Luxury International:

  • Headquarters in Austin, Texas

  • Established in 1983

  • 170,000+ agents

    • 10,000+ outside of the US and Canada 

  • 58,433 luxury properties sold in 2021

  • Coverage

    • 1,100 offices across 5 continents and 50+ regions

    • US nationwide coverage

    • International coverage in 31 countries

Distinctive Collection by Better Homes and Gardens

Distinctive Collection by Better Homes and Gardens is Better Homes and Gardens luxury real estate division. They are a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corporation.

Here’s a look at Distinctive Collection by Better Homes and Gardens:

  • Headquarters in Fort Mill, South Carolina

  • Established in 2012

  • 10,000 agents across the US

  • Coverage

    • US coverage in 34 states

    • International coverage in 3 countries: US, Canada, Bahamas

The RE/MAX Collection

The RE/MAX Collection offers real estate brokerage services for commercial and residential properties. To qualify, homes must be at least double the average sold price in the zip code they're listed in. RE/MAX Collection has many branches in the US and globally, and also has the largest balloon fleet in the world.

Here’s a look at the RE/MAX Collection:  

  • Headquarters in Denver, Colorado 

  • Established in 1973

  • 140,000+ agents

  • Coverage

    • Nearly 9,000 offices 

    • International coverage in 110+ countries and territories 

Coldwell Banker Global Luxury

Coldwell Banker Global Luxury is a program of Coldwell Banker. The roots of their luxury division can be traced back to luxury real estate marketing as early as 1906. Coldwell Banker generally focuses on commercial real estate properties. 

Here’s a look at Coldwell Banker Global Luxury: 

  • Headquarters in San Francisco, California

  • Established in 1933

  • 10,000 independent agents

  • Coverage

    • 2,800 offices worldwide

    • US coverage in 18 states

    • International coverage in 41 countries and territories

Engel & Völkers

Engel & Völkers offers real estate brokerage services on premium residential property, residential investments, commercial real estate (offices, shops, industry, hotels), yachts, and aircrafts. They have company-owned operations and franchise partners across the globe. 

Here’s a look at Engel & Völkers: 

  • Headquarters in Hamburg, Germany

  • Established in 1977

  • 15,000+ employees

  • Total commission revenues of $1.24 billion in 2021

  • Coverage

    • 1000+ offices worldwide

    • US coverage in all states except North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin, Kentucky, West Virginia, Mississippi, Delaware, Connecticut, and New Hampshire

    • International coverage in 32 countries on 5 continents


Kredium is the most recently established company included and is one of the latest up-and-coming real estate companies. We are a rapidly expanding, international start-up company that is focused on helping foreigners find and finance luxury residential properties. 

Here’s a look at Kredium: 

  • Headquarters in Delaware

  • Established in 2021

  • Total commission revenues of $1.24 billion in 2021

  • Coverage

    • Offices in 3 countries: US, UAE, Serbia

    • International real estate broker in the UAE, Serbia, Montenegro, and rapidly expanding to other countries

    • US real estate broker services coming soon

Kredium offers a large quantity of both under construction and completed residential properties. You can explore our luxury UAE properties in some of the most prominent and luxurious Middle Eastern cities. Or check-out our high-end properties in the mountains of Serbia or the seaside of Montenegro. 

In addition to real estate brokerage services, Kredium is also a mortgage broker and can help customers with the home financing process. We offer our mortgage brokerage services in California, Colorado, and Florida and are expanding to New York, Texas, Maryland, Virginia, Illinois, and more. We have international coverage in 60 countries. As a mortgage broker, Kredium offers many non-QM loans that allow foreign nationals to get investment loans without requiring bank statements or verification of employment. We are also expanding our mortgage broker services in terms of loan programs and global coverage. 

Kredium can help US citizens, US residents, and foreigners, whether you’re still searching for a luxury property or are ready to move along to the mortgage loan process. An all-in-one stop for your real estate broker and mortgage broker needs! 

To sum up

You’re now familiar with the top international luxury real estate brokers that can help you search for your ideal luxury property anywhere in the world. By learning about background information, coverage details, social media links, and average rating of each company, you can consider which one is the right fit for you based on their coverage, customer satisfaction, and scope of services. 

Here at Kredium, we offer the unique advantage of supporting you throughout the entire process, from searching luxury properties all the way to financing your mortgage loan. Especially if you’re a foreigner (resident or non-resident) looking to buy property abroad, Kredium experts can guide you from the property search through the necessary mortgage loan conditions, requirements, and documentation. Learn about our mortgage options for foreign nationals buying US property and US citizens buying property abroad. We also have in-house customer relationship management and will work with you to find the right property that both exceeds your expectations and meets your financial needs. A mortgage calculator can be used to give you an overview of your total loan amount and monthly payment. Get in touch with one of our real estate experts to let us know how we can assist you and sign-up to get the latest updates. We can help you navigate the exclusive luxury market with knowledge and experience on your side.    

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