Ryan Haley, co-owner and operator of Atlantic Shores Sotheby’s International Realty, cuts a ribbon to celebrate joining Sotheby’s global network at their office on 75th Street on Monday, Feb. 24.

(Feb. 28, 2020) Atlantic Shores Realty officially announced that it has joined Sotheby’s International Realty, a luxury real estate brand, during a ribbon-cutting event on Monday, Feb. 24, at the company’s office on 75th Street. 

Co-owner and operator Ryan Haley said the team has had a great 10 years as an independent realty company in Ocean City. 

“We have great agents and staff, but we’re very excited here to take it to the next level, to combine,” Haley said. “We’re fortunate enough to acquire the rights to the franchise here locally, which will now become Atlantic Shores Sotheby’s International Realty.” 


Toasting to the future of Atlantic Shores Sotheby’s International Realty, from left, are Ryan and Kristy Haley, owners and operators of Atlantic Shores; Jessica Smith, vice president for affiliate services at Sotheby’s; and Art Tobani, regional vice president for Sotheby’s at the Atlantic Shores Sotheby’s International Realty office on 75th Street on Monday, Feb. 24.

Atlantic Shores Realty will become a part of Sotheby’s global network. In a press release, Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s, said that Ocean City is a popular destination for homeowners. 

“Ryan and Kristy [Haley] have led a successful company for 10 years and are true experts in their community,” White said. “They strive to help their clients achieve a luxury beach lifestyle and we look forward to welcoming them to the network.” 

Haley said he thinks the merger will allow for the group to give clients greater exposure and access to Sotheby’s, which has offices in northern Virginia, D.C., Baltimore, Annapolis, Philadelphia, New York and New Jersey. Haley said those areas are where most of their clients are established. 

“I think a lot of our clients are going to associate the brand,” Haley said. “It’s very recognizable, which then in turn makes us recognizable here in Ocean City. And then all the affiliates – there’s 22,000 affiliates and 1,000 offices located in 72 countries.” 

This will give Atlantic Shores opportunities for global reach. 

Melanie Pursel, president/CEO of the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, congratulated Haley on behalf of local businesses and chamber members. 

“It’s a good image for Ocean City, too,” Pursel said. “It feels very sophisticated and we appreciate it.” 

Haley said the merger fits well since Ocean City is predominantly second homes.

“People who enjoy second homes, they like things that are a little unique,” Haley said. “They like the beach. We are unique in the aspect that we are 10 miles of beach and you can get a little piece of the beach at a value.” 

Atlantic Shores Sotheby’s International Realty will continue serving Worcester and Sussex counties. 

For more information, contact the Atlantic Shores Sotheby’s International Realty on 75th Street at atlanticshoresoc.com or 410-524-0919.

Elizabeth covers Worcester County issues for Ocean City Today. In 2018, she graduated from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa with a bachelor of arts. After graduation, Elizabeth spent a year with Lutheran Volunteer Corps in Wilmington, Delaware.

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