Greg Scott

Beazley Co. has been selected as the exclusive affiliate in New Haven, Middlesex, New London and Hartford counties and a portion of Fairfield County for Christie’s Great Estates, a subsidiary of Christie’s International, the world’s oldest fine arts auctioneer.

Christie’s Great Estates represents the elite of luxury homes marketing and is the largest network of independent real estate brokers specializing in the sale of distinctive properties. Beazley can now offer buyers and sellers of high-value real estate in those areas the added benefits of Christie’s and Christie’s Great Estates in addition to the homeownership solutions Beazley provides its clients.

“We are honored to be associated with Christie’s Great Estates,” said Greg Scott, president of Beazley Co. “Christie’s has an international client base interested in buying and selling distinctive properties as well as fine art. This association gives us the worldwide connections to present the finest properties in our communities to those individuals who have the means to acquire them.”

“The Christie’s affiliation is an impressive addition to the marketing programs available to Beazley’s high-end listings and Signature Properties,” said Angela Smith, Beazley’s director of business development. Signature Properties is an enhanced marketing program sellers may choose to enroll in should they desire advertising that goes to the next level. The program was developed specifically for homes in the high-end market.

Before being accepted as a Christie’s affiliate, Beazley had to undergo a stringent selection process. Companies earning the Christie’s affiliation must meet strict standards, be reviewed and approved by the Christie’s Great Estates Advisory Board, have longstanding records of business professionalism and solid reputations for conscientious client service. Smith said Christie’s was impressed with the level of commitment Beazley has made to customer service.

“We take a consumer-oriented approach to everything we do,” said Smith. “That is what we mean by our ‘Just turn the key’ tagline. ‘Just turn the key’ is about providing an total homeownership solutions – such as mortgages, relocation, insurance, home warranty or the enhanced marketing available through our Signature Properties program and now our Christie’s Great Estates affiliation – and letting our clients select the services they need. We make everything revolve around our customers, and letting our clients decide what is best suited for them.”

“Beazley Co.’s reputation for conscientious client service and professionalism has won the admiration and respect of their community,” said Kay Coughlin, president and chief executive officer of Christie’s Great Estates, who originally founded Great Estates in 1987.