Top-Producing William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Agent Ira Goldspiel Forms New Agent Team

The newly established Goldspiel Group takes a customizable approach to providing clients with top-notch real estate service and expertise

Litchfield County, Conn. – January 27, 2016 – William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty announced today that top-producing agent Ira Goldspiel has formed a new real estate team known as The Goldspiel Group. The unique group, which is led by Goldspiel, is aimed at offering a customized team approach that caters to the specific needs of each property it represents.

This past year, Goldspiel was named the number one agent for the firm’s Litchfield Hills Brokerage and ranked among the top three agents of all brokerages county-wide. With the creation of The Goldspiel Group, Goldspiel aims to further this momentum. In addition to Goldspiel, Howard Schissler has joined the group. Schissler has been mentored by Goldspiel for the past year. Before his real estate career, Schissler operated a chic Pilates studio in Manhattan, where he honed his skills at addressing his clients’ individual needs.

Goldspiel’s approach is to assess the needs of each listing to determine what resources he will apply to best market, show and sell a home. Once determined, he will deploy his resources and create a team with an effective marketing strategy. Goldspiel uses professional stagers, photographers and writers, as well as enlists the firm’s corporate public relations and advertising staffs. He supplements the team by selecting one or two agents to lend their expertise based on the type of listing, whether single-family, waterfront, grand estate, land or rental, and/or the location. Goldspiel has been testing this approach, but by forming The Goldspiel Group, this methodology is now formalized.

The Goldspiel Group has access to the top brokers in the New York Metro area and beyond, as well as an abundance of resources on-hand, allowing Goldpsiel and his team to determine which sources will most effectively market a particular home. With a personal client list of over 10,000, strong corporate support from the firm’s Litchfield County brokerage, as well as access to Sotheby’s International Realty’s powerful global network, Goldspiel and his team can quickly adapt to the changing marketplace, effectively responding to all opportunities that arise. The preeminent assets of the brand allow listings to enjoy unparalleled exposure with elite publications such as Mansion Global, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and Architectural Digest, as well as with Apple via its new Apple News app. In addition, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty’s newly redesigned website,, was recently awarded best real estate website design in the country by trusted real estate news source REAL Trends.

“The last several years have been truly amazing,” said Goldspiel. “Looking back, I realize that I could not have accomplished these real estate goals without repeatedly putting together a strong team of highly skilled professionals. Now with the formalized Goldspiel Group, we will be able to continue offering the best in class service to clients with a customized team approach, while at the same time gaining market domination with the unparalleled support of our brand.”

About William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

Founded in 1949, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty manages a $3.3-billion-plus portfolio with more than 1,000 sales associates in 29 brokerages spanning Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Westchester County, New York. William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty is the largest Sotheby’s International Realty(R) affiliate globally and the 28th-largest real estate company by sales volume in the United States. A full-service real estate firm headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty provides ancillary services including commercial services through its affiliation with Building and Land Technology, a second-generation development company based in Stamford, Connecticut; William Pitt Insurance Services; and an award-winning global relocation division. For more information, visit the website at

Sotheby’s International Realty’s worldwide network includes approximately 18,000 sales associates located in approximately 825 offices throughout 61 countries and territories.

William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Contact:

­Ira Goldspiel

Real Estate Agent



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