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Features Harry Norman, Realtors, Highlands joins Christie’s

Christie’s International Real Estate, the world’s leading luxury real estate network, has awarded affiliate status to Harry Norman, Realtors of Highlands. The firm joins Cottingham Chalk Hayes to become the second Affiliate in the Tar Heel State, and will exclusively represent the Christie’s brand in Highlands, Cashiers, and other communities throughout the counties of Jackson, Macon, and Transylvania.

Wholly owned by Christie’s, the world’s leading art business, Christie’s International Real Estate is represented in more than 40 countries. Harry Norman, Realtors, joins this carefully selected organization of brokerages with proven records of success in both high-end property sales and exemplary client service.


“Located less than 120 miles from Atlanta, the upscale Highlands community is increasingly becoming a regional second-home destination,” says Jarvis Slade, Managing Director, Americas, Christie’s International Real Estate. “We are pleased to welcome the partner of our exclusive Affiliate in Atlanta and the area’s luxury real estate market leader, Harry Norman, Realtors, Highlands, to our global network.”

”The Harry Norman, Realtors, Highlands team has established a sterling reputation by offering superior market expertise and personalized professional client service,” says Rick Moeser, Christie’s International Real Estate Vice President of the Southeast Region, Caribbean, and Latin America. “They are well-placed to service the growing number of buyers and sellers in this picturesque vacation destination, and form an important part of our growing affiliate network in the region.”

Elizabeth Salzarulo, owner of Harry Norman, Realtors, said, “I am thrilled to have been granted the affiliation with Christie’s International Real Estate. Christie’s global marketing will enable us to serve our clients at an unparalleled level.”

Situated on the peak of the Western North Carolina plateau in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, the town of Highlands was founded in 1875 by two Kansan developers who, according to legend, took a map in hand, drew lines from New York to New Orleans and Chicago to Savannah, and built a village at the point where they met. The historic town has since developed into a thriving year-round resort community and offers exceptional outdoor recreational amenities including golf, hiking, fishing, and numerous horseback-riding trails. Nearby, the tranquil village of Cashiers is noted for its charming antique stores, gourmet restaurants, stone mountains, peaceful lakes, rhododendron forests, and hundreds of waterfalls.

About Christie’s International Real Estate

Christie’s, originally founded in 1766 by James Christie, pursued an innovative real estate venture in 1995 by acquiring Great Estates, a luxury real estate network founded in 1987 by Kay Coughlin. Christie’s International Real Estate is an affiliate network by invitation only to the world’s most proven and qualified real estate specialists. The company has central hubs in London and New York; field offices in Beverly Hills, California, and Palm Beach, Florida; an operations center in Santa Fe, New Mexico; and circa 130 Affiliates in Europe; North, Central, and South America; and the Caribbean; as well as Asia, Africa, and Oceania. In 2010, new Affiliates were signed in Mallorca, Spain; Milan, Italy; Stockholm, Sweden; Bordeaux, France; Cancún, Mexico; the Cayman Islands; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Toronto, Canada; as well as locations in the U.S. including Stowe, Vermont; Nantucket and Boston, Massachusetts; and Guilford and Ridgefield, Connecticut.

For additional information about Christie’s International Real Estate, contact Lisa Bessone, Director—Global PR and Communications, at +1 505 983 8733 or visit www.christiesrealestate.com

About Harry Norman Realtors

Harry Norman, Realtors was founded to provide clients with exceptional service and professionalism in the sale or purchase of a home. More than 80 years later, Harry Norman, Realtors has grown to be greater Atlanta’s — and now Highlands and Cashiers, North Carolina’s — leading independent real estate firm. The company was recently recognized and subsequently purchased by Berkshire Hathaway, a Warren Buffet company. Integrity and professional service have boosted the firm to a top position in the industry.

The company has luxury home marketing specialists in-house, as well as brokers who specialize in land and other areas. Their goal is the same as their clients’—to find the right property at the right price, or to sell each property at the right price, using proven expert marketing techniques.

For additional information on Harry Norman, Realtors—Highlands listings, visit www.highlandsrealestate.com, or contact Elizabeth B. Salzarulo at +1 828 526 8300.


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