From Staff Reports
Historically, real estate agents often find themselves in a bit of a lull at the end of the year, particularly in the luxury end of the market. Not so for Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate listing agents Bo Parker (Highland Park Office) and Cindy Bruner (Preston Center Office). The two just closed the second-largest sale in Dallas thus far this year.
The home they represented at 4412 Lakeside Drive is an iconic 1918 Hal Thompson beauty overlooking Exall Lake in Highland Park, marketed for $9.495 million. CandysDirt.com columnist Karen Eubank featured it as our Monday Morning Millionaire in September.
“This house was truly a joy to show,” says Parker. “It’s a masterpiece that beautifully blends the character of days gone past and today’s updated clean palette. It has an elegance and integrity that cannot be replicated.”
Though it has been off and on the market over the last few years, it was most recently back on for just 66 days before going under contract. The previous owner invested in significant upgrades to the 9,035-square-foot, four-bedroom home, and the skills of premier home stager George Bass were enlisted to help attract the new buyer. The efforts paid off last Wednesday.
“We had quite a bit of interest and multiple offers on the property,” Bruner says, “so I think there is still movement at the top end of the market. The buyers loved the warmth and authenticity of the home, but I think it was all of the wonderful indoor and outdoor living spaces that really sold them on this property.”
The sale sends a strong message that high-end buyers are not clutching their checkbooks, even during the holidays.
The brand also closed another significant Highland Park property earlier this month. Laura Michelle and Ryan Streiff of the Perry-Miller Streiff Group were the listing agents for 6101 Saint Andrews, which was offered for $5.495 million. These sales help bring Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s market share in the Park Cities to 16 percent so far in 2017, an impressive number given that this year more than 166 brokerages sold homes in Area 25 (per MLS data).