Luxury Outlook 2022

The Sotheby’s International Realty 2022 Luxury Outlook report is an ambitious exploration into high-end residential markets across the globe and identifies trends that are likely to shape the coming months across the world’s prime housing markets – from the resurgence of urban cities to the return of the international buyer.

The pulse of luxury residential real estate

As the end of last year showed signs of a slight shift in the frenzied market of 2021, we explore the data as well as experts’ opinions to forecast the trends likely to shape this year and beyond, across the world’s prime housing markets. Below is a short list of the many topics explored throughout this research report.

  • Is There Relief Ahead from the Market Frenzy?
  • Amid Low Interest Rates and Inflation, Luxury Real Estate Remains a Sure Investment
  • Luxury Buyers Keep Cities Thriving Despite Pandemic
  • Next-Generation Buyers

Explore these market shaping forces.

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Capital Sotheby’s International Realty is a locally owned and operated boutique agency affiliated with the world’s most recognized and respected residential real estate company, Sotheby’s International Realty.  At Capital Sotheby’s International Realty, luxury is defined as the highest level of service, hospitality and expertise for every price point. With a vibrant, collaborative and positive culture, our agency is devoted to providing the highest level of expertise, service and hospitality in the industry while supporting each individual agent with a personalized pathway for success.  From business planning and goal setting to ongoing purposeful skill set and professional development, each agent is supported with efficiencies, tools, platforms and processes that ensure they can provide the best service, true global reach, unparalleled, iconic marketing leading to extraordinary results for all sellers at every price point.

Our culture is built on positivity, abundant mindset, collaboration, a true commitment to professional and personal development, and an ongoing dedication to our communities.

If you have had at least 2 years practicing real estate, have closed at least $2M in the last 12 months and are looking for a way to grow your business, your processes and your efficiencies, we encourage you to take the next exploratory step with Capital Sotheby’s International Realty.

Interested in a chat?  Send us an email at and someone from our leadership team will reach out.

One Year Anniversary Thoughts

Thank you central Arkansas!

In the movie Meet Joe Black, Anthony Hopkins’ character refers to the passage of time at his big birthday celebration by saying, “Doesn’t it go by in a blink?” That’s exactly how our team at Capital Sotheby’s International feels about our first year as part of the world’s most successful luxury real estate company—Sotheby’s International Realty

It was a dream come to true to have successfully attracted Sotheby’s International Realty to Central Arkansas just over a year ago.  Our overarching mission to facilitate the delivery of the highest level of professionalism, expertise, and outcomes to buyers and sellers in our marketplace led us down a remarkable path of mutual discovery between this extraordinary and iconic global brand and our already established, locally owned boutique agency.  Affiliating with Sotheby’s International Realty enables us to provide unmatched, true global reach and best of class professional marketing to our marketplace.

With our October 2020 launch of Capital Sotheby’s International Realty, a new era of residential real estate facilitation excellence and reach arrived in Central Arkansas. Despite launching in the midst of the most restrictive period of the global pandemic, the outpouring of welcome and support from our collective clients, industry, community, and press was immediate and extensive. From day one, we began assisting local residents with properties around the country and the world—from 30A to Aspen to Madrid—as everyone began to reassess their live, work, and play lifestyle options. We did this while continuing to shepherd the clients we have served for decades with all of their local buying and selling needs.

It has been a profound pleasure for us to hand deliver to each and every client the unparalleled exposure, materials, expertise, and experiences that can only occur with Sotheby’s International Realty. At Capital Sotheby’s International Realty, we deliver luxury at every price point. We are devoted to delivering extraordinary experiences and skilled expertise while exceeding every expectation. In 2022, we look forward to opening doors for you everywhere in the world and in our own backyard.  We are here for you every day—down the block and around the world.

Thank you for your wonderful welcome and for providing us our greatest privilege every day! Pop by our office and let’s have a chat. The cappuccinos and bubbly await you!

~ The agency family of Capital Sotheby’s International Realty

Arkansas Business: Susan Desselle Sees Stellar Market for Home Sellers

In March, Susan sat down with Arkansas Business to discuss how 2020 changed the real estate market, what to expect this year, and other market trends. Below is the article with the link to the feature on Arkansas Business.

2020 turned out to be a big year for residential real estate. Did that surprise you?

It was indeed a record-breaking year for the real estate industry — and definitely for our agency. In 2020, our agency volume was up 48% over 2019 with exactly the same number of agents. Going into 2020, we forecasted a 25% increase based on the sustained low interest rates, the strong economy and forecasts from Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of Realtors.

When the COVID-19 pandemic began in the United States, we couldn’t tell what was going to happen for the first 30-45 days. By early May, however, it was clear that the market was responding very aggressively. A diminished selling inventory began to shrink even more.

We found that about 1 out of every 4 of our homeowners wanted to buy a different home to better accommodate their family for at-home life, work, school and play. That was a game changer in every way possible.

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Through the Doors of Capital Sotheby’s International Realty

On the southeastern corner of Kavanaugh and Club Road in the heart of the historic Heights neighborhood, the agents of Capital Sotheby’s International Realty (Capital SIR) have found their new home. The stunning, open space that shares a roof with Heights Corner Market, now finds itself home to 13 new faces.

Below the midnight blue awning and through the French front door, you will find yourself in a room decorated in hues of blues, creams, golds, and bright whites. The space is inviting and crisp and clean—and likely buzzing with conversation. This is a space that wasn’t designed simply to house the agents who occupy it—rather, with the skilled and talented eye of designer Jonathan Parkey, of J. Parkey, at the helm, this is a peaceful and inspiring space designed for a community of clients, friends, neighbors, agency team members, and art appreciators. The vision behind the space is one that drives the agency in everything it does: connection.

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