I just wrote a brilliant review of the sale at W4396 Basswood. It was amazing, if I do say so myself. Succinct, powerful, articulate. And then, with a press of the PUBLISH button, it vanished. Forever lost. Eighteen minutes of my morning, gone in the click of a mouse. Still, I persevere, albeit with an embarrassingly succinct version of my prior masterpiece.
Last week, I sold my listing on Basswood for $7,200,000. I wrote a lengthy bit about how important this sale is to the market, and how the sale price, no matter if it was lower than I would have liked it to be, made sense to the market. It was a legacy house that was equal parts rare and stylish, but any modern eye would see the need for renovation here. The market is skewed toward new construction, where the larger scale buyers seek to create their own vision rather than bend someone else’s to meet their own aim. Throughout years of market time, the property known as Royal Oaks battled against that market trend, and when the dust settled last week, the property had found its new owner. Renovations will commence soon, I imagine.
I’m grateful and humbled to have represented this fine property and even finer owner. The sale marks my fourth sale over $7MM, and the volume brings my running tally since 2010 to over $317,000,000. That’s the tops in Walworth County. Further driving home the point of just who leads the lakefront market, the three most expensive sales of 2019 are now $4,995,000, $6,950,000, and $7,200,000 and all were my listings (and my buyers on two of the three). There’s much chatter in this market about market leaders and top agents, but if you’re seeking to buy or sell in the upper bracket on Geneva Lake, it’s rather obvious that we should be working together.