Real Estate Auctions Are Taking Off: Girnormous Preston Trails Home Going To The Block, No Reserve

6002 Kettering

Update: One of our wonderful readers alerts me to the fact that this is golfer Lanny Watkins residence. Hence, the putting green. Quest: if the agents had promoted that the home had a high profile owner, could it have sold faster?

So this puppy was listed as far back as August, 2011 with Kevin Laszlo of Dave Perry Miller, for a whopping $2,995,000. Hell, we might as well say $3 million. Then it was reduced faster than a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader trying to squeeze into her hot pants: $2,449,000 (numbers game, a dollar under $2.5), THEN it was listed with Mike Brodie of Keller Williams for $2,295,000. Let me tell you, these are two top dog agents. They have seen a few rodeos in their day, been around the real estate block. They marketed the home, put up the requisite beautiful photos, lowered the price, did about everything humanly possible to move it EXCEPT have it on CandysDirt.com.

So what is the deal? Why has this house not moved? 9521 square feet, a big one, yes, but there are bigger. Five huge bedrooms, five full baths and three half. Granite in the kitchen. High ceilings. Pool. Curved walls and the Mediterranean thick texture paint can be fixed. The pool is gorgeous. The drapes can come down. Cripes sake, the house even has a sauna! And there is also a “golf room” off the putting green. Look at this:

  • Diving pool with spa and water feature
  • 9-hole putting green and practice area
  • Covered patio wired for sound/TV
  • Aqualink pool system
  • Shuffleboard court

The house will move, now, by hook or crook: 6002 Kettering Court is being offered WITHOUT RESERVE at auction by Concierge Auction. Concierge are the folks who sold off 6508 Old Gate in Kings Gate and The M Mansion up there on the North Dallas Forty. Oh my God, how can I forget — clearly too many Mojitos — they also sold Champs D’Or.

By the way, a little birdie told me that The M Mansion appraised out at about $7 million. They paid $4.5 for it at auction. Can we not call that the deal of the century???

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