Luxury properties are a dime a dozen in San Francisco Bay Area, but Villa Belvedere is exceptional in that it is new construction & has terrific vistas (especially for America's Cup). I cringed watching the video though. Great photos, B-roll, but for a $38M listing, the agents should have invested voiceover /actors. Their delivery is stiff & forced. It's distracting. Also the music overpowers their audio. Normally, this is forgivable, but not for $38M property! What do you think?
Uh oh! The listing for 2845 Broadway at $38,500,000 was suddenly ripped from the MLS! Rumor has it the most expensive home in SF ( currently owned by the Sperlings) is actually (and finally!) under contract. 2845 Broadway was purchased for $32Min 2002, remodeling the 17,500 sq ft main home & 6,000 sq ft guest house soared over $20M...and it's not even finished! It will set back a buyer another $8-16 million to complete the build.
Per SocketSite, "Originally listed for $65,000,000 in 2006, if the sale of 2845 Broadway closes within 14 percent of its most recent list price it will be the most expensive home ever sold in San Francisco, relegating 2840 Broadway to the penultimate position at $33,000,000."
Please send me tips if you know any details about the deal or buyers!!
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The rich lady who owns this $35M mansion in Malibu went all out to get her listing noticed! She hired a Hollywood crew to produce this gorgeous movie trailer...but will it sell her house? The video apparently is being only sent to specific potential buyers on gift-wrapped ipads! Wow! I'd love to be on that shortlist.
What would you think if you did a deal with another agent, and at the end of the transaction, they gave a closing gift to YOUR client? I'm not talking dinky rubber keychain with their contact info. I'm talking a sweet jaw dropping present.
Is it merely in the spirit of celebration? A kind gesture of congratulations? Or... is it poaching your client?! Back-handed try to steal them?
What would you think/do?!
Unique Homes: World of Luxury Real Estate interviewed me for this great piece in their magazine. I love their title: Faith in Hermanity: Herman Chan uses wit, truthiness & fabulousness to become a popular real estate figure. They did a terrific job capturing me in half a page (not an easy feat!). Some select quotes:
*I just want to be a breath of fresh air. Clients are starved for transparency & authenticity; that quasi-cynical & snarky commentary...They wanty an opinion to come along with the data"
*It's about being accessible and authentic to the client. Someone that shares my world view is more likey to gravitate toward me & work with me. I want a relationship with them, not something that's transactional."
Do you have 'Faith in Hermanity'? Testify!!