1495 EVANS FARM DR
MCLEAN VA 22101
List Price: $1,849,000
Original List Price: $2,499,000
Days on Market: 590
Prior Sale: $1,364,730 08/30/2002
Value Range: $1,587,960 - $2,039,085
30-day change: -$33,000
"In the year and a half that Ann Page has struggled to sell her five-bedroom McLean home, she has received an array of lackluster offers that fell below her original $2.499 million price tag. None was as exasperating as when the businessman from Dubai offered $1 million less than the asking price.
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'I just thought it was ridiculous. If you want to pay $1 million, then go to the neighborhood next door,' said Page, a commercial real estate agent. 'He doesn't seem to understand that I can't just give it away. This place has 10-foot ceilings, a three-car garage and an elevator.'
[but does it come with a mercedes, a sauna, and room for a pony?]
. . .
She has become frustrated and has decided to hold an auction June 5, with a minimum price of $1.5 million. She has hired Sam Solovey, an auctioneer who appeared in the first season of "The Apprentice." She hopes to get multiple offers.
[What do you all think? Will she get multiple offers? Will it sell?]
'I would think that some people would be embarrassed by what they offer, but they're not,' Page said. 'They think they should get it for nothing.'"
The attitude reminds me of this Britcom skit:
Mr Fawlty: Your sister says you've had an offer of £87,000 for your house in Brighton.
Mrs Richards: 87? Give it to me - don't be a fool Stephanie - £92,750 is what I said and I'm not taking a penny less - you tell him that ! (slaming down the phone) Why don't people listen!