After a career in the U.S. Army and time as an attorney, Rob Allen started Sage Realty with his cousin Chris in 2017. Chris, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, had been in the real estate industry for nearly 20 years. Under Rob’s leadership, Sage grew from $22 million in business to $120 million in sales, and from 5 agents to 35 full-time agents in just three years. By 2019, luxury powerhouse Sotheby’s International Realty was calling to invite Sage into their global network of affiliates.
“We’ve built a brokerage of professionals. Our agents do this full-time. It’s not a hobby or a side hustle. It’s a livelihood,” Allen says. He’s proud to be a veteran-owned business, and part of Sage’s success is due to the standards he brought with him from his service. “We have high standards for ourselves,” he says. “We don’t miss deadlines, we don’t forget signatures, and we don’t wing it. ‘Good enough’ isn’t good enough.”
Allen adds, “Our designation as a ‘luxury brokerage’ comes not from some threshold to entry, but to the level of service we provide. Luxury is the experience of working with Sage Sotheby’s International Realty.” While luxury is part of the brand, Sage’s average home sale is less than $300k – which means they are experts in properties from the affordable to the aspirational.