One Sexy Listing! 49 Grahampton Lane – $7,395,000

Nantucket shingle style exterior – inside – there are clean lines – sometimes too clean for some tastes I’m sure… The most important is that it is on a fabulous street –  one of my favorites – where many would love to be as well… VERY PRIVATE LAKE SETTING SPRAWLS BEAUTIFUL FLOORS GREAT SEATING AREAS…

THE MARKET IS THE MARKET IS THE MARKET

Although entirely different price ranges, these 2 properties have the similar market stories….and there are many others just like them… After meeting with owners recently who also bought in 2004, disheartened and not willing to bend to the current market (quelle surprise!), this story is a direct corollary – with one exception. The owners of…

Say it Up Front? – Or Wait Until They Ask?

In other businesses that I have managed, my clients always appreciated having their expectations managed, therefore, I was always a proponent of giving information up front to save them time and limit disappointment. With real estate, I see very successful listing agents who list properties with ambiguity or fantasy over plain old truth…not all realtors…

Slim Pickins’ Create Bidding Wars

There were obviously at least two parties fighting over a tiny house (2213 SF), on a tiny lot (.228), RA7 zoning (densely populated) with absolutely no air conditioning (the listing excluded the window unit) and an awkward addition. And depending on how you interpret it, it’s located on a cul-de-sac, which is a dead end…

DOES SIZE MATTER?

There are (35) 12,000+SF properties currently listed on the Greenwich MLS. In the last 365 days there were (15) 12,000+SF  properties that have closed. Among those that have closed since September 2013: THE MOST EXPENSIVE: THE COPPER BEECH ESTATE – $120M – 13,519SF – 50+ ACRES THE LEAST EXPENSIVE: 18 PORCHUCK RD – $3,650,000 –…

Contracts Today

12 Cross last sold for $600K in 2007 – Pemberwick – reports a contract today 469 Taconic – all the way out there at the border of Stamford – started at $1,895,000 in July last year…has a newish kitchen, but otherwise a farmhouse… 1.95 acres in 1 acre zoning. Seller bought it in 1998 for…

How Not to Photograph a Listing

Wow – a little common sense goes a long way! This listing is added to my Walls of Shame… DON’T USE A SO SO PHOTO AS THE HERO SHOT Toys in the fore ground, clutter on the mantel, little frames on all walls…mediocre is the first impression… MAKE THE BED! Suggest to the seller that…