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Bring a Buyer, Drive a Mercedes Convertible for Three Years
Are you a licensed real estate agent in Pennsylvania? If you are and you bring a signed agreement of sale by Dec. 31, 2013, for Crosscreek Farm in New Hope, Pa., the owners of the property are going to give you a three-year lease on a new Mercedes Benz E-Class convertible. Just announced this week, the offer applies to the buyer’s agent who brings the signed agreement of sale by the end of this year.
“This is a unique incentive that the investor-owners of this property are using to draw the attention of the real estate community, and it’s working,” says Donald Pearson, chairman, Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty. “While we have been promoting this property to the agent and consumer populations in print and online, the offer of the lease on the Mercedes has helped this listing stand out among agents.” Pearson is listing the property along with Kevin Steiger of Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty’s New Hope real estate office. It is priced at $6,250,000.
The finishing touches are being put on Crosscreek Farm, a Bucks County estate property for sale in Solebury Township. This 92.7-acre property is extremely private and offers pristine country views. The house has been completely refreshed. It was built in 1991 with more than 12,000 square feet of living space and had only one owner, so by 2013, it was due for a makeover, said Ed McGahan, the general contractor overseeing the renovations and a licensed real estate agent with Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty. Built by Ferman Lex, it has a center-hall floor plan with a butterfly staircase, large formal rooms, and an expansive kitchen to be designed by the buyer (more than $100,000 in credits will be given to the buyer to use for the kitchen and main suite bath.) The entire exterior has been refreshed, with new windows, a new roof, fresh paint in an up-to-the-minute palette and appropriate landscaping and hardscaping. View the slideshow for the property.