I attended a breakfast meeting today at Houlihan Lawrence’s new office site located at 800 Westchester Avenue in Rye Brook. After the tea was poured, the croissants and fruit skewers devoured, we all nestled down to be wowed (once again) by Stephen and Chris Meyers imparting invaluable information and insights into the local real estate market. Not only does Houlihan Lawrence have 38% of the Westchester market share, but also 52% of all home sales over $2 Million dollars while our closest competitor only has 16% .
Houlihan Lawrence represents local experts with a global reach. Christie’s represents an International network with exclusive global clientele, channeling high net worth individuals, and simply put “Christie’s represents the best.”
Bonnie Stone Sellers, Chief Executive Officer of Christie’s International Real Estate, spoke with enthusiasm, wit, intelligence and great knowledge on recent sales, the 126 Christie’s affiliates, the 63 Billion in sales this past year with the highest sale being 87 Million. Ms. Stone Sellers mentioned the largest Westchester record producing sale of “Devonshire” in Bedford of $21.5 Million this past year. A Houlihan Lawrence listing and sale. When clients choose Houlihan Lawrence (along with Christie’s), their home will not only be featured in the magazine (10,000 copies), and distributed throughout the 53 world wide locations,, but also reaches 140,000 clients digitally, and is featured on their web site where 1.4 monthly viewers enjoy (for 9 minutes at a time) the gorgeous properties available for sale. It is a known fact that the luxury market follows the trends of the luxury purchasing pattern. There are now more cash sales, perhaps reflecting the recent changes in tax laws that had previously cooled the market place.
Kathleen Coumou, Senior Vice President, Regional Manager – Northeast Region, also spoke eloquently about Christie’s, and how, in conjunction with Houlihan Lawrence’s marketing can only better serve every luxury property represented by our company.
It was a wonderful morning, and once again, makes me proud to be a Houlihan Lawrence Associate.
Westchester is GREAT!