43 Burning Tree Road has come off the rent rolls and its builder is trying again to sell it, this time for $5.295 million instead of its 2010 price of $6.295. The site, but not the house, was once the last project for Andrew Kissel before he was stabbed to death in his home at 10 Dairy Road, back in 2006. Eventually, his incomplete house was razed, and this one put up instead.
I think it’s a beautiful house, in a good location, on a very nice lot. A buyer could do far worse at this price range. I am still amused, however, at what happened in 2010, when I had a very interested buyer. The listing agent (not the current one) pulled me aside as my clients and I were leaving after our second or third visit and whispered, “Chris, it’s very important that your clients make their offer now, this weekend, because a very strong buyer is putting in his bid on Monday.” I passed that information along to my people, along with my opinion that the agent in question was a liar.
They passed on the opportunity, and, six years later, I guess that strong buyer is still biding his time, waiting to place his bid. The trouble with lying to fellow agents like this is that we remember, always.