You know he did it in his Top Siders! In fact, if you walk in the Preston Center office of DPM, just be prepared to go back out in beige slacks and Top Siders. The big buzz is that Stephen Collins has left Virginia Cook Realtors and joined the team over at Dave Perry-Miller, an Ebby Halliday Company. Steve was one of Virginia’s high-end, luxury home specialists for years, selling, he says, over a billion with a B in real estate. Last November, I wrote about his listing on 4330 Park Lane, which is to-die for, which is now over with David Nichols at Allie Beth Allman. Anyhoo, I know Steve only too well: he is a Dartmouth guy who went to
Greenhill Cistercian with three great kids and he lives in Preston Hollow. See? He is the ultimate preppy and almost never wears socks with his loafers. When we flew together on a G-5 to New York City a few years back (2005, to be exact) to check out the Palomar — this when the Palomar Residences were but a gleam in the developers’ eyes — Steve got on board wearing his hiking gear. He was meeting an old college friend to go hiking. He gets off the plane at Teterboro — Ed Bradley was just getting off a jet and getting into a limo — and Steve is all ready to hike Mt. Moosilauke .
His precious mother, Mary Ann Collins, huge Republican, also sells with him and both were present, I hear, at the DPM morning office meeting. Also hear he brought five wonderful listings over with him. What I’ve also heard, but cannot confirm, is that he has been given Ellen Terry’s old office in the Douglas Ave. suite at Preston center. Hmmm. Gonna have to pack a backback and make a field trip…
Update: Guess I don’t know Steve all that well: he went to Cistercian. Mixing him up with another real estate-y Dartmouth guy, Mickey Stuart, who DID go to Greenhill.