Over the past 40 years, three real estate brokerages in two cities have striven to create the best buying and selling experience for our clients. Today, these three brokerages, Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty, Capital City Sotheby’s International Realty, and Amelia Bullock Realtors, have come together under the Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty brand to leverage our rich histories in Austin and San Antonio along with the global power of Sotheby’s International Realty to form one of the leading luxury brokerages in Central and South Texas. The past 40 years have shown our commitment to exceptional customer service, industry-leading marketing, and tremendous integrity, and the next 40 will keep that tradition alive.
Sotheby's Auction House Founded
Since the founding of the Sotheby's Auction House in 1744 as an auction bookseller, the Sotheby's name has earned renown as a marketer of the world's most valuable and fine possessions. This reputation is built as much on exceptional service to clients as it is on the notable art, antiques, jewelry and other holdings that pass through Sotheby's offices around the world. It was out of this rich heritage that the Sotheby's International Realty® brand was born.
Amelia Bullock Realtors Founded
Established in 1969, Amelia Bullock founded Amelia Bullock Realtors in her home, growing the company from three friends working together to more than 80 agents 45 years later. In 1970, Barbara Wallace joined forces with Bullock and they formed Amelia Bullock Realtors, Inc. The brand quickly became known in Austin as a preeminent residential real estate company. Bullock set a goal to create a different kind of real estate company that held the values of fairness, integrity and dependability in the highest regard. By 1976, their staff had doubled, and they opened the first official office in Northwest Hills.
Kuper Realty Corporation Founded
Kuper Realty Corporation was founded in 1972 as a commercial brokerage and later expanded its services to include residential real estate, specializing in the upscale market. Kathleen Kuper joined her husband and son with the intention of establishing the best service-oriented, residential real estate firm in the city. The residential sales grew as a result of her success, expanding the company from six sales associates in 1981 to 107 full-time associates in 2014.
Sotheby's International Realty Established
Founded on the same commitment to exceptional service that characterized the Sotheby's Auction House for more than two centuries, the Sotheby's International Realty® brand was launched and became known around the world for the distinctive properties it represented.
Kuper Realty Becomes Sotheby's International Realty Affiliate
Kuper Realty Corporation was recognized in 1978 by being named the exclusive affiliate of Sotheby’s Realty for San Antonio, combining their local success with the international marketing and referral power of Sotheby's International Realty.
Capital City Sotheby's International Realty Founded
In 2003, Capital City Sotheby's International Realty was launched by owners Jonathan Creath and Doug and Mary Land to fill the need for a brokerage that offered personalized service, long-term relationships, plus had a truly international marketing reach.
Kuper and Capital City Create Strategic Partnership with Merger
A new strategic partnership was formed in 2012 when Kuper Sotheby's International Realty merged the San Antonio brokerage with the Austin brokerage.
Kuper, Capital City, and Amelia Bullock Become one Brokerage under the Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty Brand
In 2014, Owner J Kuper acquired Austin-based real estate firm, Amelia Bullock Realtors, to create a new Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty firm, which includes all the offices in Austin and San Antonio, including those previously under the Capital City Sotheby's International Realty brand. Together, these three brokerages are now under one brand and are poised to deliver even better service to their clients across Central and South Texas.