Listings by Ogilvy, sales by Barbieri

Two houses I made runs at, long ago, have now sold, and Joe Barbieri had the buyers for both.

39 Birch Lane

39 Birch Lane

39 Birch Lane, listed 302 days ago at $2.1 million and which dropped its price only to $1.725, sold for $1,477,500. I’d figured $1.450 way back when, but the owners disagreed.

28 Gatefield Drive

28 Gatefield Drive

28 Gatefield Drive was listed at $4.650 702 days ago in March, 2011 and just sold for $3.5 million. I believe we did not make a formal offer on this one because we assumed, I’m sure correctly at the time, that the owner wasn’t ready to hear that he’d missed the market by $1,150,000.

Joe Barbieri is a great guy and has a ton of credibility because of how much real estate he’s sold over the years. So when Joe, aided by two years of failure by the homeowner and his agent, tells that unhappy person what the price should be, he’s listened to.

I hope that by the time I’m as old as Joe, I’ll have the same street cred.


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19 responses to “Listings by Ogilvy, sales by Barbieri

  1. Mickster

    Don’t hold your breath waiting for that…

  2. Accolay

    Does Ogilvy know that you trash him on this blog all the time? If so, what are his thoughts on that?
    (Not reprimanding; actually find it quite funny!)

  3. Walt

    Dude –
    So I see you are continuing the “Compliment Francis Day” theme in this thread? You scribbled “I hope that by the time I’m as old as Joe, I’ll have the same street cred”. Good one!!

    How about “For an old guy, Joe isn’t even that senile”? Or “Joe wears really nice cologne, so he doesn’t really even have that old person smell”. Maybe “Joe is so old, he never has to deal with peer pressure”.

    How about “Joe is always cheerful. When he told me he had Alzheimer’s and I expressed condolences, he said it’s no big deal, I can just go home and forget about it”.

    Dead Baby Joke Day tomorrow? What has four legs and one arm? A pitbull in a playground.

    Your Pal,

  4. Happiness

    I am surprised at the Gatefield price… the house looks good from the outside and not so great (dated) inside. It is far from town, for one acre less, can’t you get 2 miles closer to town, newer, bigger and $1m less??

  5. Anonymous

    Walt –
    Bad visual, but I’m still laughing.