Group One Sotheby’s International Realty Starts New Chapter, 40-Year Real Estate Veteran, Brad Barker Retires

Group One Sotheby’s International Realty, Treasure Valley’s real estate leader, has announced an exciting new chapter in the firm’s storied and locally rooted history. Group One founder and majority owner, Brad Barker, will retire from an illustrious 40-year career in tandem with this announcement. The Boise and Treasure Valley company now sits alongside top-performing and award-winning industry leaders in neighboring Utah, Colorado, Nevada, and California. 

With origins starting in the early 1980s Brad Barker founded Group One on the pillars of doing more, being intentional, and driving meaningful relationships, principles instilled in Barker during his time at both Yale and Dartmouth. Barker’s mantra: “The better we get to know someone, the more we focus on the relationship, the better the service can be.” Some 40 years later, these founding cornerstones have led Group One Sotheby’s International Realty to create a legacy where company culture and providing clients the most stand-up level of service is everything. In the process, Barker became an industry icon, known for his leadership, integrity, and impeccable results. In the mid-2000s, KaLinn Dishion joined Barker, furthering the company’s footprint and reputation, leading by example through her incomparable work ethic. 

“Our new partnership is truly an extension and continuation of Brad’s inspiring legacy and our commitment to our community”, said KaLinn Dishion, Group One Sotheby’s International Realty President and Broker. “We are honored to continue to serve Idahoans for another 40 years; delivering innovation, consistency, and industry-leading support for buyers and sellers from the Treasure Valley to around the world. It is an exciting day for Brad, for Group One, and for our incredible team of agents and support staff.”

Group One Sotheby’s International Realty and its 100-plus Sales Associates and Support Staff will be the seventh company owned by Majestic Realty, joining powerhouses Desert Sotheby’s International Realty, Las Vegas Sotheby’s International Realty, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty, Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty, Summit Sotheby’s International Realty, and Sun Valley Sotheby’s International Realty. KaLinn Dishion will continue to serve as Group One’s President and Managing Broker. 

About Majestic Realty, LLCFounded in 2008, Majestic Realty LLC is the largest Sotheby’s International Realty franchise in the world with over 15.9 billion in total sales volume closed in 2021. The firm represents residential, commercial, and new development clients across five states with over 1,000 sales associates and 231 support staff.

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