The back and forth between Compass and Sotheby’s International Realty continues. A week after the Robyn + Rachel Group announced its return to Sotheby’s affiliate Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty, South-Central Texas based Southern District Properties Group has announced that it is departing Compass to set up a new Sotheby’s affiliate, according to an announcement on Monday.
The new affiliate will be known as Southern District Sotheby’s International Realty, the brokerage’s 28th affiliate in the state, and it will be owned and operated by Cari Goeke.
“I am thrilled to welcome Cari and her powerhouse team to our network,” Philip White, president and CEO of Sotheby’s International Realty, said in a statement. “Their expertise and industry recognition enables us to effectively target a growing market, which was recently described as ‘the Hamptons of Texas.’ The area has become popular for second homes, farms, and ranches, exemplifying the growing trend of buyers expanding their searches, and we look forward to supporting Southern District Sotheby’s International Realty.”
In 2021, Goeke’s team recorded more than $71 million in sales volume, according to RealTrends America’s Best rankings data. The team has two offices, which it will bring over to Sotheby’s in Brenham and Bellville, Texas. According to the release, the firm plans to open a third office in College Station in the future to help it better serve the Brazos Valley and Bryan-College Station area.
“Sotheby’s International Realty is the real deal,” Goeke said in a statement. “They are leaders in luxury and possess a phenomenal network around the globe, something we have been longing for in a company. Our affiliation… allows us to build on our local knowledge and expertise that will further benefit our agents and clients.”