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Ted Wight is a Broker- Salesperson with Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty. Ted is the #1 agent in the office & a top-ranked realtor in the St. Louis area.
Yesterday my listing located at 38 Aberdeen in Clayton closed. This really was the perfect Clayton home for a family! I love the Hillcrest neighborhood....close to Forest Park, lots of kids, walk to school and interesting neighbors. I wish I had a dozen homes like this to sell this Spring!
I was lucky enough to receive of few personal items of my grandfather's when he passed away in the late 80's. One item that I put on the other day was his Christian Dior scarf from B. Altman & Co in NYC (now closed). My grandmother must have picked it up when she was on one of her NYC trips. It must be at least 50 years old.
My stylish listing located on Pestalozzi close to Grand closed today. The home was on the market with another agent for the same price for a year and did not sell. I took on the listing and insisted that we stage the home. It sold quickly! Co-listed with Carol Cooke of Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty
Here are the top 10 sales in the St. Louis area for 2013. These are big prices, though such bargains compared to other parts of the country. This is why people relocating to St. Louis from the coasts get so excited by what they can buy when moving here!
6 Bridle Lane, Ladue $3,600,000
Listed by John Ryan, Coldwell Banker Gundaker
3 Saint Andrews, Ladue $3,200,00
Listed by Gina Bundy, Gladys Manion
710 South Price, Ladue $3,200,000
Listed by Mary Rosenblum, Dielmann Sothebys International Realty
9 Carrswold Dr, Clayton $3,080,000
Listed by Wayne Norwood, Gladys Manion
13428 Conway Rd, Town and Country $3,000,000
Listed by Ted Wight, Dielmann Sothebys International Realty
12 Apple Tree, Ladue $2,700,000
Listed by Lynn Bodenheimer, Coldwell Banker Gundaker
This week I checked out the cocktail scene at the new Planter's House in Lafayette Square area. It was a cool space. I did not dine there yet, though the food looked good. Located at 1000 Mississippi at Chouteau.
I discovered Kim Son last year. The food is fresh and tasty...& the service attentive. We went Saturday night for dinner and my son had the crispy noodles which are the triangle items around the dish. So good. I had lemongrass chicken. The grilled pork rolls were lovely to look at and delicious. Located at 8080 Olive near McKnight...though it is sort of behind a retail building off Olive. Open for lunch and dinnerr....try it!
Last year I had the opportunity to tour this lovely Bernoudy home in Ladue. Built by the Symington family on a lovely lot near the entrance to St. Louis Country Club Grounds. The current owners have transformed the home into a contemporary showplace! Here is an article and some pictures from a 2011 edition of St. Louis Homes Magazine:
I often complain about not having gutters on my home. I am often dripped on and have to work extra hard to make sure the surrounding patios are sloped correctly to carry water away from the house. On the positive side.....I don't have to worry about "ice dams" and I wake up to lovely icicles!
An exhibit of sculpture by the very awesome Howard Jones His work involves uniquely paired everyday objects that are masterly crafted and seamless... Opens Friday, January 10, 6-10pm Family Day Saturday, January 18, 11a - 4pm Artist Talk Wednesday, January 22, 7pm Show closes January 25, at 4pm Statement, Howard Jones. "It has been everyday objects that interest me, objects common in their description only because they have been refined over time and served so nobly. I know these objects well, and have used many of them as first intended. I imagine a use for them in keeping with their original purpose, yet more specifi
Gallery Phone: 314-497-5202 Address: 4915 Macklind Ave, St. Louis, MO 63109 (S. of Chippewa, at Neosho) Hours: Wed, Fri & Sat 11-4pm (or by appointment) *** please call before you visit
I made a cake for my friend, artist Charlie Houska. Not everything I do is stylish. My cake decorating skills need to be improved....maybe a new 2014 goal. My spacing was not very good I did not have room for "Birthday". The Red Velvet Cake did taste great!
Further move my branding in to my business with business cards, new banner for my blog, etc.
Have an Open House for my clients at my new home in the Spring.
Host at least two special events for my clients.
Organize a 2nd Bernoudy owner event at someone else's house.
Sell $30 million of real estate. (Another goal is to not boast about how much I have sold....so this is the last time you will see a dollar amount.)
Sell $2 million of country real estate
Videos, videos and more videos
Look into forming a true "team"
2013 Goals and Achievements
More videos! At least to make my blog more interesting. I am excited to buy a Swivl that will work with my iPhone to follow me and provide a microphone. (I did buy the Swivl, though hardly used it. It was too choppy when it moved. This will be a prime focus again in 2014)
Create a William Bernoudy Society with an annual party at a Bernoudy home. (We did have a fun cocktail party this year attended by most of the Bernoudy home owners. It was at my house and fun success!)
$22 million in real estate sales (Gosh....I sold $26 million. I am ranked 14 in the entire city and surrounding counties for 2013. In the Central area from downtown to Chesterfield, including Kirkwood and Webster, I am ranked #2 in 2013)
$2 million in rural Missouri property sales (Well, I did sell a little historic home in Clarksville this year. I have some fantastic country properties on the market, though they have not sold yet.)
Add a transaction agent to handle my paperwork after the property is under contract. (Somehow my licensed assistant and I managed- though it did get a little overwhelming this Spring/Summer. A transaction person is in the works for 2014.)
Finalize my branding initiative (I am so excited to finally have a logo!)
Stay connected with my past clients more. I just could not pull together a Holiday card. I became indecisive on the design and then it was the middle of December. I am thinking about an Open House at my new place once I finish some decorating work. Maybe also a newsletter, though I have always thought of this blog as a daily newsletter. (I did get a Holiday card out this year! I also sponsored a fun opening at Kodner Gallery in Ladue in November.)
Do more special event evening gatherings for my listings. (I had a nice wine and cheese out at my fantastic St. Albans house.)
Add more "meat" to this blog by researching some aspects of the history of what I post. My journalistic approach is a little fluffy. (Well I tend to be a little ADD....so this did not get done.)
Bar Les Freres just opened their new room to allow for more diners. I love the decor, sort of ancestral French chateau! I went with my mother and brother before seeing the Garden Glow. I had lamb, which I just love, with decadent scalloped potatoes and asparagus.
Located on a private 3 acres in prime Ladue is this Bernoudy-design contemporary masterpiece. The centerpiece of the home is an open Living Room and Dining room with vaulted ceilings, coved lighting, built-in bookcases, a fireplace and an expanse of windows that look onto a wooded lot. The kitchen is bright and features granite counters, double ovens, stainless steel refrigerator, skylights and granite counters. The master bedroom suite is special with a dressing room that would satisfy anyone with a need for plenty of closet space. The master bath has been renovated with a soaking tub, walk-in shower, custom finishes and marble tile. Adjoining the master bedroom is a “man’s” dressing area with an expanse of closets and another full bath with stunning finishes. There is a cozy den with a fireplace on the main floor, laundry and office. The Lower Level has a whole wall of windows and sliding doors that lead to a terrace. There is a large recreation room with a marble wood-burning fireplace. 3 more bedrooms and 2 renovated, full baths are in the Lower Level. The Lower Level has tons of storage, a second laundry room and rough-in for a kitchen. The ultimate in privacy with no neighbors in view. Professionally landscaped by award-winning Moynihan & Associates. If you need an additional bedroom, there are plenty of options to easily add one.
2013 was a great year for me. I am so greatful for my many clients this year. Come back next week for my goals for 2014 and how I did with my 2013 goals.
Here are some highlights:
Sold 3 Clayton multifamily buildings- one a 12-unit apartment building in The Moorlands
On Wydown Blvd I sold a gracious mansion that the Buyers have gently transformed into a showplace!
Represented the sale of two Bernoudy-designed homes- my listing in Town and Country on 18 acres that was the 2012 Ladue News Decorator's Show House and a lovely home on Clayton Rd in Richmond Heights.
Off-the-market I sold an important Harris Armstrong-designed home that was his 3rd home and then I sold another Harris Armstrong house just behind it...both in Oakland
In Ladue I sold my listing a Euguene Mackey, Sr.-designed home that was a stunning mid-century home with a contemporary renovation.
In the cool Sunswept neighborhood in Creve Coeur, I represented the buyers of a Ralph Fournier-designd home.
On the Contemporary home forefront- I represented the buyers of a lovely, Philip Durham-designed contemporary home in Ladue, a Louis Saur- designed home in University City and an important, Adrian Luchini-designed home in Tower Grove area
I moved a cute, historic home in Clarksville, MO to a nice couple from St. Louis- hopefully the trend of stylish St. Louisans buying weekend homes in the quaint town continues to pick up!
Here is a run-down of where I sold properties in 2013 by school district:
St. Louis City- 9
University City- 7
Webster Groves- 7
Parkway Central- 3
St. Charles- 2
Maplewood Richmond Heights- 1
Parkway South- 1
Parkway West- 1
Pike County- 1
My sale price range went from $3,000,000 to $82,500. My average sale was $471,971.
For my listings- my average sale price to list price was 95%.
There are so many cool and gracious homes of all styles and price range that I sold this year- you can see the complete inventory of sold properties HERE