Ocean Atlantic Sotheby's International Realty
After anchoring the corner of State Road and Rehoboth Avenue in downtown Rehoboth Beach for the past 15 years, Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty (OASIR) moved into its new headquarters building on Coastal Highway in early December 2017. “When we first moved into our space on Rehoboth Ave, we had 15 Realtors and 5 staff members on our team,” said Justin Healy, Broker at OASIR. “Our brokerage has grown now to include over 80 Realtors, and 15 professional staff members conducting over 600 real estate transactions each year. We realized we needed a more modern and efficient office with the latest technologies for our clients.”
Also playing a role in the decision to move was the ownership of the downtown building. “In 2016, after extended negotiations, we sold our interest in the 330 Rehoboth Avenue building to our previous partners who have now developed other plans for the space. We knew the timing was right for us to move onto the next chapter for our brokerage,” remarked Healy.
That next chapter involves custom office space in the state-of-the-art Ocean Atlantic flagship building located at 18949 Coastal Highway in Rehoboth Beach. As of early December 2017, the brokerage has occupied over 4500 square feet of space in the building, which features drop-down large screens for property marketing meetings with clients, high-speed internet access with a cutting-edge fiber optic backbone, full interior/exterior security and surveillance system, and a single-platform, digital, web-enabled phone system. “We are thrilled to be able to offer our clients a professional, technologically-savvy space which allows us to market, showcase and sell their properties to the widest possible audience of buyers,” said Kathleen Schell, OASIR Marketing Director. “This new office gives us a central location to meet with buyers, sellers, and renters with easy highway access and parking.”
In addition to its new Rehoboth headquarters location, OASIR maintains its current offices in downtown Lewes, Bethany Beach, and inside The Peninsula Resort and Golf Club. “We have absolutely loved being an integral part of the business scene in downtown Rehoboth Beach,” said Healy. “Our parking lot has been a staging area for Sea Witch festivals, the Holiday Parades, and site of the Beebe Hospital 100th Anniversary float build. We are so grateful to have had amazing relationships with our neighbors, including Heidi Lowe’s Gallery and Dogfish Head Brewpub.”
Shortly after closing the flagship office at the corner of State Road and Rehoboth Avenue, Healy and Schell secured a new downtown Rehoboth Beach location at 49 Baltimore Avenue. “It’s never been our plan to leave downtown Rehoboth for the long-term,” said Schell. The team collaborated to create a coastal-modern, boutique storefront to serve its clients in-town Rehoboth. “We are excited about the future and thankful for our team of professionals as we make this leap forward,” said Healy. “We know it’s the right move for us to give our clients full access to our wide range of real estate services in a new, state-of-the-art environment.”
Ocean Atlantic Real Estate Agency of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware was founded in 1990 by Gene Lankford. With Justin Healy as Co-owner and Managing Broker, the agency has served Southern Delaware and the Delaware coast resort towns as one of the area's premier real estate companies having successfully generated over a billion dollars in sales over the years.
In order to better serve their customers and to offer their listing clients maximum exposure for their properties, Ocean Atlantic Agency decided to purchase the Southern Delaware Rights to Sotheby’s International Realty® from Brandywine Fine Properties in Centreville, Delaware. As of August 27, 2008, Ocean Atlantic Agency merged current operations and began operating as Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty.
The mission of Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty is to positively exceed the expectations of their customers by listening to their needs and having a true understanding of the local market. With the support of the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand and its global reach, Ocean Atlantic can open new doors of opportunities for their clients.
Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty currently employs over 70 agents who specialize in Southern Delaware real estate and the technology that is necessary to ensure the best possible buying or selling experience for our family of customers.
Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty also contracts third party marketing teams that focus on helping our agents get the most visibility for their clients by targeting key markets such as Maryland, Washington DC, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York, New Jersey, and surrounding areas that frequent the Delaware Resort towns.
When you give us the honor of assisting you in your home purchase, you earn the peace of mind that comes with dealing with true professionals. The experienced Delaware REALTORS® at Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty have spent years in the real estate market and much longer as local residents, becoming experts in areas such as Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, Milton, Dagsboro, Georgetown, Fenwick Island, Lewes Beach, Millsboro, Seaford, Laurel and Milford. We are part of this community and value our place in it. We pride ourselves on our reputation for honesty and our ability to provide the highest level of customer service possible.
At Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty, we utilize the latest in real estate technology and market data to ensure that our information is accurate and the needs of both buyers and sellers are met. This is one of the key differences when dealing with Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty. One of our invaluable resources is our extensive customer database, which contains well over 20,000 names with several hundred added annually. As you can see, we at Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty strive to make each client a part of our family - sellers or buyers.
- Written by OASIR
- Published: 25 February 2014
- Created: 25 February 2014
- Last Updated: 17 August 2021