In this REALTOR® Magazine Online exclusive series, Colorado broker Jeff Ordonez talks with practitioners who sold the highest-priced property in their MLS in a given month. This month, Tere Foster, CRS®, GRI, with Windermere Bellevue West in Bellevue, Wash., tells Ordonez about a $7.6 million sale — and the business lessons she learned from her father, a Russian immigrant.
In this REALTOR®Magazine Online exclusive series, Colorado broker Jeff Ordonez talks with practitioners who sold the highest-priced property in their MLS in a given month. This month, Ordonez talks with St. Louis salesperson Mary Desloge, an associate with Janet McAfee Inc., who closed on a $3.2 million listing in May.
Isabel Reynolds, GRI, associate broker with Prudential Gardner, REALTORS®, in New Orleans closed $39 million in sales in 2005; 90 percent of her business was in luxury condos. She talks with Jeff Ordonez about her big sale in March, her most successful business strategies, and how the market is faring since Hurricane Katrina.
This house, built into the side of a craggy mountain about 12 years ago, is 3,700 square feet; has four bedrooms, a two-car garage, and a half-mile driveway; and boasts a "1,000-year-old roof." Here's how it got sold.
The circular home--approximately 5,000 square feet--has been described by visitors as a flying saucer or the Jetsons' pad. It sits on 5 acres and sports an indoor pool, a man-made lake, a dog run, and a hot tub. Here's how it was sold.
If buyers want an unusual property, they have to be open-minded enough to look beyond some layout oddities. Fortunately, the buyers of this 200-year-old, 22-foot-diameter silo in Haddom weren't daunted by its closetless ''bedroom'' (a small room on the third floor), round bathroom and kitchen, and 22-inch-wide circular staircase.
If you drive by this property, you'd probably miss it, unless you're in the market for vacant land. That's because the property's lawn is actually its roof. With its thick cement walls and ceiling, this underground home, built by a structural engineer in 1978, could as easily have been a parking garage or a bomb shelter as a four-bedroom home.
In a move that conjures Northern Exposure's burly Maurice Minnefield, Terry Parks purchased most of the town, the former Glasgow Air Force Base, in spring 1996. He hopes to gentrify it and turn it into a retirement community. Here's how he sold it.