Bash & Co. Sotheby’s International Realty Announces Name Change to Element Sotheby’s International Realty


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KANSAS CITY, MO., May 17, 2023 – Bash & Co. Sotheby’s International Realty, a leading real estate brokerage in Kansas City, is pleased to unveil its new identity as Element Sotheby’s International Realty. This name change marks a significant milestone in the company’s dynamic growth and its continued pursuit of excellence in the real estate industry.

The new name, Element Sotheby’s International Realty, embodies the core values that drive the brokerage. Element encompasses the fundamental building blocks of the world we inhabit, including earth, air, water, and fire. The choice of “Element” reflects the brokerage’s commitment to excellence and signifies its unwavering dedication to providing unparalleled real estate experiences that exceed its clients’ expectations.

"Our brand's ethos is rooted in the belief that real estate is about transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary," said Andrew Bash, Founder and CEO of Element Sotheby's International Realty. “It is akin to the process of alchemy, where elements are transmuted into something extraordinary.”

The name change represents a strategic decision to align the company’s identity with its growth, values, and aspirations. It signals a fresh chapter for the business and its determination to redefine the real estate industry through exceptional services.

“At Element Sotheby's International Realty, our focus is not just on buying or selling properties but on creating truly exceptional experiences.” said Leah Maki, President of Element Sotheby’s International Realty. “Our new name is a reflection of our core values, and our desire to go above and beyond in our service to our clients.”

Under the leadership of Andrew Bash, Bash & Co. Sotheby’s International Realty has gained recognition as a top-performing real estate brokerage in the Kansas City area. In 2022, the Andrew Bash team was ranked #6 by the Kansas City Business Journal for Kansas City’s Top- Selling Real Estate Agents and Teams and Bash & Co. Sotheby’s International Realty ranked #21 for Residential Real Estate Sales in Kansas City with over $217M in sales volume with an average sales price of $693,000.

Element Sotheby’s International Realty joined the Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. in 2019 and currently has 22 agents serving the entire Kansas City metropolitan area. The Sotheby's International Realty global network includes more than 26,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in over 1,075 offices in 81 countries and territories worldwide. The affiliation with Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates has provided the brokerage with unparalleled resources, global exposure, and access to a vast network of qualified buyers and sellers worldwide.

For more information about Element Sotheby’s International Realty and their exceptional team of global real estate advisors, please visit the company’s website at

About Element Sotheby’s International Realty

Element Sotheby’s International Realty, formerly, Bash & Co. Sotheby’s International Realty, was founded by Andrew Bash in 2019. Bash established his own brokerage in 2014 and has been in real estate for over 20 years. Located in Mission Woods, KS, Bash & Co. Sotheby’s International Realty is a leading Kansas City real estate firm serving the Kansas City metropolitan area.