Our new listing of a fabulous 36th-floor penthouse with 180-degree views and plenty of sunshine!
Hat tip to SM for sending this in!
The “hideous” couches have to go.
And that isn’t the only request Beverly Hills-based realtor Aaron Kirman makes to the owner of an oceanfront Dana Point house on CNBC’s new “Listing Impossible,” which premieres at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15.
The eight-episode real estate series produced by Authentic Entertainment, a division of Endemol Shine North America, follows the powerhouse agent and his team as they take on big-ticket homes in Orange and Los Angeles counties that have languished on the market for too long.
“I am up against people that are winning and losing every day, and I felt like the world doesn’t see real estate in an accurate way on TV,” said Kirman, president of Compass’ luxury estates division who in 2019, alone, sold $500 million in real estate. “I wanted to show sellers mistakes not to do, so they could win, whether they live in a multi-million-dollar house or a $60,000 trailer.”
The series, filmed from late 2018 into spring 2019, features the jaw-dropping homes of attorneys, business executives and celebrities who aren’t used to being told what to do.
Kirman knows how to break a hard-to-sell logjam with high-priced staging, landscaping and lowering the asking price. But that hard truth is greeted with stunned looks on the faces of his potential clients.
And, naturally, there’s pushback.
“Aaron, they’re not that bad,” Renetta Caya, owner of the Dana Point property that was listed at $13.9 million for three years without one offer. That was before Kirman and his team entered the picture and told her they didn’t like her couches.
“They’re pretty bad,” Kirman insisted.
The house sold in October 2018 for $8.807 million, property records show.
This video has almost 4 million views in its first 10 days on YouTube:
Our first experience with the Compass for-sale sign (that costs $700):
It’s rumored that Charlie Chaplin used to live here – can’t blame him!
Love how this house looks down the coastline, taking full advantage of the lot. It was active on the MLS for four minutes, and the agent noted in the confidential remarks that is was “SOLD Prior to Activation in the MLS” even though it had been on and off the market since 2016:
Looking for a home with a HUGE ocean view? Join us between noon and sunset on Sunday, March 24th to tour 4275 Clearview Drive in Olde Carlsbad!
Here is a sample of the view:
A tour of our new listing!
The minor repairs needed are distracting to the eye but experienced buyers know that these issues can be dealt with in the first 30-60 days.
The view will last forever.
Wow – look at those jumbo rates with no points!
It would be a great day to buy the Best View in Carlsbad!
We’ll be open 12-3pm Saturday AND Sunday.
Our listing on Clearview is a photographer’s dream with such a wide and unobstructed expanse – white-water surf, whales and dolphins, Navy maneuvers, and the eventual tearing down of the smokestack (shortly).
I won’t do it justice, but I’ll post a few shots as we go.
It’s one of the few places where the ocean view dwarfs the plant:
This photo below is about half of the ocean view you see in person, but without the zoom. The ocean view looks bigger in person: