OUR HISTORY

LOCAL EXPERTISE WITH A GLOBAL REACH

 

 

Goldcoast Sotheby’s International Realty was formed under the strong leadership of Burton Wilkins and was awarded an affiliation with the prestigious Sotheby’s International Realty® brand which was built on a 260-year reputation and foundation of excellence. Goldcoast Sotheby’s International Realty’s relationship with this premier brand affirms its commitment toward providing a superior level of service, marketing and expertise in Southern New Jersey and throughout the world. “Beyond The Extraordinary…”

  • SOTHEBY'S AUCTION HOUSE FOUNDED

    Since the founding of the Sotheby's Auction House in 1744 as an auction bookseller, the Sotheby's name has earned renown as a marketer of the world's most valuable and fine possessions. This reputation is built as much on exceptional service to clients as it is on the notable art, antiques, jewelry and other holdings that pass through Sotheby's offices around the world. It was out of this rich heritage that the Sotheby's International Realty® brand was born.

  • 1976

    SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY ESTABLISHED

    Founded on the same commitment to exceptional service that characterized the Sotheby's Auction House for more than two centuries, the Sotheby's International Realty® brand was launched and became known around the world for the distinctive properties it represented.

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    BURT WILKINS JOINED PORT-O-CALL HOTEL AS GENERAL MANAGER

    Burt grew up spending the summers in Ocean City, NJ and dreamed of someday calling Ocean City his year round home. After graduating from Fordham University and working in finance for Intercontinental Hotels Corporate in New York City, Burt was hired as General Manager of the Port-O-Call Hotel in Ocean City. His dreams became reality and he moved to Ocean City as a full time resident. As Burt’s career in hospitality continued to flourish, he managed and oversaw several hotels throughout the tri-state area. His leadership skills and passion for the service industry were evident along with his desire to raise his family in the Ocean City area.

  • 1988

    BURT WILKINS JOINED LARGE OCEAN CITY REAL ESTATE FIRM AS VICE PRESIDENT AND OWNER

    In 1988, Burt left the hotel industry, obtained his Real Estate Sales Associate license and joined a large Ocean City Real Estate firm as Vice President and Owner.

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    GOLDCOAST REALTY FOUNDED

    Attention to detail, deep understanding of the market and a strong focus on customer service distinguished Burt Wilkins as a top producer and leader within the greater Ocean City real estate community. After a decade as a partner of a large Real Estate agency, Burt had a vision of taking his personal approach in the business to a new level. In 1998 that vision became reality when he opened Goldcoast Realty, a boutique real estate brokerage that was founded upon providing white glove service to clients with an emphasis on honesty and integrity in a family oriented office environment.

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    GOLDCOAST REALTY BECOMES SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY AFFILIATE

    The success of Goldcoast Realty was recognized in 2008 by being named the exclusive affiliate of Sotheby’s International Realty for Ocean City, combining their local success and expertise with the international marketing and referral power of Sotheby's International Realty.

  • 2014

    GOLDCOAST REALTY EXPANDS AND OPENS OFFICE AT 200 34th STREET

    In 2014, Goldcoast Sotheby’s International Realty opened its doors in one of the best Ocean City real estate office locations: 200 34th Street in Ocean City. With 30+ agents and a convenient location just off the 34th Street Bridge, Goldcoast Sotheby’s International Realty is recognized as a premier real estate brokerage firm providing exceptional service to Buyers, Sellers, Vacation Rental Owners and Tenants alike, fulfilling their moniker, “Artfully Uniting Extraordinary Homes with Extraordinary Lives.”

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    GOLDCOAST SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY LAUNCHES NEW LUXURY WEBSITE

    Goldcoast Sotheby’s International Realty launched its new web site www.goldcoastsir.com, which is integrated with the acclaimed Sotheby’s International Realty site, www.SIR.com. The cascading platform that the site is built on provides Goldcoast Sotheby’s International Realty clients and website visitors cutting edge real estate tools on a global scale allowing clients to search property locally and globally. The website also features language translation, currency conversion, video and up to date market statistics.

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