Huge news for Birmingham—Sotheby’s International Realty has announced that LAH Real Estate, Inc. has joined the network and will now operate as LAH Sotheby’s International Realty! The addition of LAH Real Estate marks Sotheby’s continued growth in Alabama and its seventh office in the state.
Keep reading to learn more.
Meet LAH Sotheby’s International Realty
In 1992, Jim Lawrence, Keith Arendall and Maurice Humphries founded LAH Real Estate in a small office building in Mountain Brook. 31 years later, LAH Real Estate has grown to 160 sales associates and currently operates four offices in the Birmingham area—all while providing exceptional, personalized service to their clients.
On Tuesday, February 21st, the current co-owners of LAH Real Estate—Maurice Humphries, Tom Carruthers, Charles Robinson, Mike Graham and Coke Williams—announced that their firm has joined the Sotheby’s International Realty® network, which currently has more than 26,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in over 1,000 offices in 81 countries and territories worldwide.
“The decision to associate LAH with Sotheby’s International Realty may be the most significant and consequential business move we’ve ever taken in our 31 year history. In the end, it came down to doing all we can to give our clients and our agents a competitive advantage. Sotheby’s International Realty is one of the most recognized brands in the world with operations in 81 countries. We’ve worked hard over the years to position LAH as one of the most professional and respected firms in the markets we serve, but still, when someone moves to Birmingham from another city, they have no idea what LAH stands for. Our new name—LAH Sotheby’s International Realty—is a name that will be familiar to most people, no matter where they are from; it will give our clients and our agents an opportunity for global exposure and recognition. We look forward to continuing to provide our clients with the highest level of service and expertise as a part of the Sotheby’s International Realty family.”Maurice Humphries, Co-Owner, LAH Real Estate
In addition to the referral opportunities and widened exposure generated from Sotheby’s International Realty, LAH Real Estate’s brokers and clients will benefit from an association with Sotheby’s auction house and worldwide Sotheby’s International Realty marketing programs.
Since each office is independently owned and operated, clients will receive the same level of care and attention that they have come to know during LAH Real Estate’s 31 years in Birmingham.
About Sotheby’s International Realty
Founded in 1976, Sotheby’s International Realty was created as a resource for discerning clients of the world-famous Sotheby’s auction house. Since then, the company’s global footprint has expanded to more than 1,000 offices in 81 countries and territories worldwide—including 50 company-owned brokerage offices in key metropolitan and resort markets. Birmingham is now considered one of those markets.
“Being as far flung as we are, we have to associate with the right type of people because like LAH we have a special brand too and we have a great heritage representing the Sotheby’s brand, so we only associate with the finest people in the market. That’s what gives me a great comfort here in Birmingham.”Philip White, President and CEO, Sotheby’s International Realty
With the added support and recognition of Sotheby’s International Realty, the team at LAH Sotheby’s International Realty will continue to provide their clients with the highest level of service and expertise possible. To learn more about the changes, check out their new website: www.lahsothebysrealty.com