With no powder room on the first floor, no master bedroom and clutter everywhere – the sellers were convinced that their property was better than others that were selling just under $2m. With other properties, albeit with fewer (although larger) bedrooms, have recently closed under their asking price, a voice of reason must have finally come through to help with understanding the market – or it may have been that since it was a direct sale, half of the commission may have netted an acceptable number.
35 LANGHORNE DR – $1,490,000
I tried like mad to present this to a client as a great opportunity, but the response back was that “it wasn’t for them”…frustrating sometimes, when a client not from the area, does not understand the value and potential of certain properties. So you don’t like the house, but it was basically a land sale – 4 acres….and rubbing elbows with some pretty hefty price tags.
17 CALHOUN DR – $3,295,000
They held out for close to asking price and succeeded….Calhoun has lost some luster, in my opinion…but if you want to be in a little enclave (association) close to town, there aren’t that many in this price range… a little dated in areas – one of the best features, is that it is an over-sized lot and well-sited. It has 5 bedrooms with a nice size master – and beautiful backyard..
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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