With a Long Journey that Could Have been Easily Averted
With a few minor inexpensive adjustments, a buyer obviously saw the potential, or at least they would have to re-do every single room…smart!
This property expired last in 2012 at $3,990,000. The sellers put it back on the market at $4,390,000 112 days ago – and it closed today for $4,250,000. The sellers bought it in 2004 for $5M – so they can’t be thrilled, but at least they can move on with a better price than the previous year.
In all fairness, they overpriced it to begin with, which always hurts the net result – it was first listed in 2010 for $5,850,000 – expired over 600 days later at $4,490,000.
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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