Holding out sometimes works for sellers – other times, not so much….and the buyer often doesn’t know what’s going on with the other side.
20 Oak Dr
Oak Drive – on market since 2011 – starting at $2,340,000 – closing after 441 days, for $1,950,000 – not so bad…. .71 acres. 2800+ SF. It’s a ranch, but it’s in Riverside.
On the other hand, the sellers for 145 Porchuck bought the property in 2006 for $3,100,000. It was listed with a different firm for $3,295,000. The listing broker at the time wrote that it was located “off Round Hill Rd” – it actually sits on the corner of Riversville (which is also a great street – in my opinion – but doesn’t command the usual rhetoric of being surrounded by estates) Round Hill is a half a mile away – REALLY?
It is a great home, with good space, nearly 4000 SF and a pretty 2 acre lot. It closed yesterday for $1,740,000. It had been brought back to market in 2011 for $2,500,000. The sellers must not be pleased, but I am sure that the buyers are thrilled.
The art of the deal transcends all businesses, and more so in real estate than in many other professions. For the client, it's often an emotional purchase or sale, rather than a simple commodity or luxury item. I make it my mission to have each side come to terms with a transaction that works for everyone. It's not always easy, but good things in life usually take effort - something from which I've never shied.
Licensed since 2009 as a real estate sales agent in CT & NY, I often work with clients on the border of both areas.
With sales and distribution experience for luxury designer products, and watching/reacting to the markets, my acumen for sales was established. Achieving success and contributing to the growth of many global apparel designer brands, such as Giorgio Armani and Paul Smith for over 20 years, it was time for a change. I wanted to explore another passion that would keep me in one location rather than traveling the globe.
Now I have the best of both worlds, a successful business as a fulfilling personal life. My husband and I have lived in back country Greenwich since 2003, where we enjoy easy access to great biking, hiking and golf. We love to ski and that's usually where our travel takes us.
Life is good in Greenwich!
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