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Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty’s Deirdre O’Connell Named to the Long Island Press Power List

Deirdre O’Connell, CEO of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, one of the nation’s leading realtors, has been recognized among the most influential leaders on Long Island.  She was named to the Long Island Press Power List, which recognizes top business and community leaders.

In 2017, with Ms. O’Connell working as second in command to President and Chairman Patricia J. Petersen, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty achieved $3.3 Billion in Sales Volume, making it the most profitable year in its nearly 100 year history.   Behind that dollar figure were 3,590 closed transactions and an Average Sales Price across the organization that at $912,000 was almost twice the MLS average on Long Island.  As further proof of its leadership in the luxury market, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty closed more than double the number of transactions above $3 million than its nearest competitor.

Throughout her career, Deirdre O’Connell has excelled as an agent, a broker-owner and today, sets the future course of an organization that currently has more than 950 sales associates in 27 offices spanning Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Queens, the North Fork and Westhampton Beach.

Over the course of the last decade, Deirdre O’Connell has played a significant role in helping Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty expand from the North Shore into new Long Island markets, including offices on the North Fork of Long Island, in Queens, Rockville Centre and Garden City and more recently, Westhampton Beach and Great Neck.

Founded in 1922, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty consistently leads the nation in achieving one of the highest average sales prices in the country. Daniel Gale Sotheby’s is a $3.3 billion dollar organization with more than 950 sales associates in 27 offices throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Queens, the North Fork and Westhampton Beach.  Services include a Relocation Division, an award-winning Marketing & Technology Department, New Development Marketing & Sales, Commercial and Rental Divisions, and Ambassador Abstract Title company.  The Sotheby’s International Realty® affiliate for Long Island and Queens since 1976, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s has gained national and international recognition, including top honors worldwide.  In addition to its place on the Regents Board of “Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate,” Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty is on The Broker Council of Real Trends, The Asian Real Estate Association and The Realty Alliance (comprising some of the real estate industry’s most influential companies with participation “by invitation only”).  For more information, visit

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