Welcome to the career division of Litchfield Hills Sotheby's International Realty.
More than 1,100 sales associates have made the decision to join our family of real estate professionals because of our established brand, innovative marketing tools and specialized training. At Litchfield Hills Sotheby's International Realty, we strive to have the best trained and most respected real estate agents in the industry.
For further information about joining our company or getting started in Real Estate, please contact one of our local brokerage managers.
In January 2002, Sotheby’s International Realty opened its first office in Litchfield County, in the northwestern corner of Connecticut.
In October 2009, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty acquired the ownership rights to the Litchfield County brokerages of Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc.
Connecticut's Premier Real Estate Firm:
- Largest Sotheby's International Realty affiliate globally.
- Third fastest growing real estate company nationally.*
- 23rd largest real estate company by sales volume in the United States.**
- More than $2.4 billion in sales.
- Over 1,100 sales associates in 30 offices throughout Connecticut and Westchester County, New York.
- Network of more than 12,000 SIR sales associates located in 585 offices in 46 countries & territories.
Every member of our management team is involved in our exceptional year-round training programs, bringing to the table their full range of in-depth experience in the real estate industry. Our Managers continually make themselves accessible to their sales associates and are their partners in success.
Providing the best sales associate training available is one of the attributes that have given our company name global recognition for its expertise in handling the finest properties in the world.
Click on the managers image to go to their office page:
After joining Litchfield Hills Sotheby's International Realty, your first few days will focus on getting you set up on our company systems. We will encourage you to meet with your new manager to determine your business plans and personal marketing goals.
your office manager will assist you with:
Transferring your license or submit your new application along with other paperwork to our corporate office, so they can set you up for website passwords/logins, personal websites, business cards, anme badges, etc.
Contacting the local MLS to make sure you experience a seamless transition.
Setting up your email and voice mail.
Scheduling an appointment for a professional photograph.
Scheduling an appointment with our senior administrator who will introduce you to "Agent Connect", our company's intranet site.
Uploading your new listings to more than 25 real estate websites including Yahoo.com, Realtor.com, NYT.com, Trulia.com, and sothebysrealty.com.
Create a customized business plan and website strategy to help you develop your business.
Create personalized postcard announcements to mail out to names in your spehere of influence. Additionally, countless e-cards can be sent out electronically.
Upload your personalized mailing list to our robust direct mail and email marketing systems.
Create your own individualized website with your photo, professional achievements, differentiations, and links to your listings.
Send press releases to all media outlets in your market.
Comprehensive Manager & Agent Training
New Agent Training
Using the Sotheby's Members site
Lunch & Learn
William Pitt Webinars on Social Media ... and more!
obtaining a connecticut real estate license
In order to obtain a Real Estate License in Connecticut you must:
Be at least 18 years of age at the time you apply.
Educational Requirements - Salesperson applicants are required to have sixty (60) hours of Real Estate Principles & Practices instruction, which must be completed after October 1, 1994 to be accepted.
Real Estate Salesperson License application fee of $80; initial license fee of $350.
Examination fee of $52.
Keep in mind that is important to know the requirements, fees and procedures that are currently in effect, since these can change frequently.
For more information visit www.ct.gov/dcp or call the Connecticut State Real Estate Commission at 860.713.6150.
Please note that Connecticut licensing is reciprocal with Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Tennessee.