Sotheby’s Diamond Status Awarded to Madonna & Phillips Group

April 6, 2018. LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT. William Pitt Sotheby’s announce​d​ that Madonna & Phillips Group was the number one producer in their Washington office and third in production performance company-wide. Mark Madonna and Jeffrey Phillips have achieved this goal after only three full years with the company. This is their first time taking the title and winning the company’s top honor, the Sotheby’s Diamond Award.

Madonna attributes their success to a dogged work ethic and constantly innovating. “Every new campaign or marketing piece we put out has to push the envelope and do something unexpected to keep ahead of the pack and stay interesting to our clients.”

Phillips says that he and Mark will heavily focus on live Facebook video and augmented reality to showcase their listings in 2018. “I foresee Zillow’s usefulness expiring; it’s an unreliable tool for buyers as it doesn’t have the most up-to-date inventory and their valuations are often wrong.”

Madonna & Phillips Group’s notable sales of 2017 include the top three highest sales in Kent. These included the $2.8 million sale of Straight Farm, where they represented the seller and received 98% of the asking price for their client; the $2.55 million sale of 32 Mountain Road, where they represented the buyer; and the $2 million sale of Patti LuPone’s former estate at Kane Mountain, where they represented both the buyer and seller. They also had the second highest sale of 2017 in Litchfield, Connecticut, where they exclusively represented both the buyer and seller in the $3.125 million sale of Marcel Breuer’s Stillman II. Other record breaking transactions include the second highest sale of 2017 in Madison, Connecticut, where they brought the buyers for the $3.25 million sale, and the fourth highest sale in Litchfield, and Roxbury, Connecticut, where they once again received 98% of asking price for their client.

Founded in 1949, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty manages a $3.9-billion portfolio with more than 1,000 sales associates in 28 brokerages spanning Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Westchester County, New York. William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty is the largest Sotheby’s International Realty(R) affiliate globally and the 28th-largest real estate company by sales volume in the United States. A full-service real estate firm headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty provides ancillary services including commercial services through its affiliation with Building and Land Technology, a second-generation development company based in Stamford, Connecticut; William Pitt Insurance Services; and an award-winning global relocation division. For more information, visit the website at
Sotheby’s International Realty’s worldwide network includes approximately 19,000 sales associates located in approximately 850 offices throughout 65 countries and territories.

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