Christie’s International Real Estate network has announced the establishment of brokerage firm serving the luxury market in Central Kentucky.
Christie’s International Real Estate Bluegrass will have 50 agents and 11 dedicated staff members based in Lexington, Kentucky, under the leadership of Rusty and Rachel Underwood. According to the company, the new affiliate’s agent average 20 years in the industry and have collectively produced nearly $300 million in annual sales, with expertise in diverse properties including city condominiums and townhomes, suburban single-family homes, commercial property, farms, equestrian estates and new construction.
Rusty Underwood is the immediate past president of the Bluegrass Realtors trade group and is acting chairman to Imagine MLS, the local multiple listing service. He is also a director with the National Association of Realtors, serving on its finance committee. Underwood noted that home values have increased by approximately 40% in the 38-county Bluegrass region over the past four years.
“Lexington is a unique place in America with traditions, beauty and culture all its own – and homes and estates that are equally special,” said Chris Lim, president, Christie’s International Real Estate. “We are very excited for Christie’s International Real Estate to build a strong presence in this market and to have dynamic leaders like the Underwoods and their team carrying the brand.”