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Holy mackerel. I was staring at these photos of Celine Dion’s insane $29.3 million mansion on her own private island outside of Montreal and I was a little overwhelmed … but it’s all coming back to me now. Tell me this: Does the French Normandy-style compound look a lot like the lost cousin of Champ d’Or or what?
Thought you might enjoy seeing the national/international post I wrote for Concierge Auctions, on our illustrious Champ d’Or, they being the folks who spurred the sale of our most famous or infamous mansion to date.
Dallas Realtor Extraordinaire Clay Stapp Rep’ed Buyer of Champ d’Or: Buyer is Dallas Family with International Ties
Later today, the venerable PR firm of Rubenstein Public Relations will release this press release with more details, the official details, of Friday’s sale of Champ d’Or. As I told you yesterday, we know Champ was swooped up by a Dallas family with international ties (read: jet setters) and I have just learned that Clay Stapp was the buyer’s rep. As I may have explained before, just because a home sells at auction does not mean the realtors are left out. This firmly plants Clay on the scene as a leading Dallas broker and agent, and signals, I think, a real changing of the guard.
Got $250K? Only Three More Days to Register for the Champ d’Or Auction Coming Up This Saturday — but Maintenance Could Eat You Alive!
This is Briggs Freeman agent Joan Eleazer and her beautiful real estate selling family in the main parlor up in Hickory Creek. Layne Pitzer is Joan’s daughter pictured here with her precious children, and Joan’s husband (Layne’s dad) Jeff Eleazer. They were all up at Champ d’Or weekend before last for the special invitation pre-view party before Saturday’s big auction. I loved it when Layne introduced her perfectly-mannered angels to me, adding they are doing just what she did as a child: hanging with mom while she works selling real estate. That was, she said, how she learned the business: toting along with her mother to open houses and showings. But I’ll bet Layne never played tag in a 48,000 square foot mansion while mom worked! Only thing I want to hug more than some listings is these precious babies. Joan et al are, of course, the current agents on the Champ listing and the one who has had the listing the most.
This is why auctions can be so darn effective: Champ d’Or is getting a Texas-sized dose of publicity not just here but all over the world now. I shot a video for Zillow there last week, and now it’s gone plumb viral. Which means, lots of hits to our site today. I thought this comment was interesting:
Reserve Set for 48,000 Square Foot Champ D’Or Auction on March 30: Welcome to The Chopping Block of Dallas Real Estate News
I see Steve Brown now has the Champ auction story up behind the Dallas Morning News pay wall, which I subscribe to. Nothing new in his report except that the auction house handling the sale once sold one of Cher’s $8.7 million Hawaiian homes. (See what that means.) Meantime, here’s the website for the auction. I have been placing a lot of office bets with people on what the reserve price will be — that is, the seller’s bottom line price. Looks like it is $10.3 million. And for your viewing pleasure, here’s the video Ebby Halliday made when Greg Cagle had the listing: Cinderella parties! Continue reading
Residential Real Estate Auction 101: Why Auctions Will Be the Way To Sell Those Big, Huge, Over-Indulged Houses
As I told you last week, Champ D’Or is going to be auctioned off in a special, select residential real estate auction on March 30. The auction will be handled by Concierge Auctions, who only deal in the highest of high end properties, as I may also have mentioned. And if you are starting to suspect that auctions are the way more
White Elephants Highly Customized High End Luxury Homes are going to be sold, you are absolutely correct. In fact, auctions are a great way to sell some properties.