eXp Realty agent Scott Murray just watched the ink dry on a breathtaking ski destination home in Park City, Utah for his buyer, closing for nearly $12.47 million, which is a record residential transaction in Utah for eXp Realty, eclipsing the previous record of $7.6 million.
Not only did Scott negotiate more than a quarter of a million price reduction, but he also secured additional perks for his buyer totaling approximately $1.5 million in value, such as:
- Including all the furnishings
- Adding an adjacent 6-acre parcel that was listed separately
- Having the seller cover the .75% transfer fee
- And yes, the Mercedes motorhome
Brandon Tecklenburg, team leader of the Tech Travel Team of eXp Realty in Pass a Grille, Florida, connected this out-of-state buyer with Scott. Living on the beach in Florida is amazing but the buyer had his sights set on a mountain destination as well.
“He wanted to explore mountain properties in Utah, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado,” said Scott. “He came to Park City about 2 years ago but at the time he decided to purchase a remote mountain retreat in Montana. I thought that was the last time I’d hear from this buyer. However, after 18 months of owning the remote property, he realized he wanted to be closer to civilization … and Park City was the answer.
“The buyer called me and said, ‘I’m ready to find my trophy house in the mountains.’ “
After Scott reunited with the buyer, they spent a couple of weeks of intense searching – including viewing ski-in ski-out homes. But the Park City property fit perfectly due to its privacy and spectacular views, plus quick access to Utah’s seven premier ski resorts, the University of Utah, downtown Salt Lake City, and the recently remodeled international airport, all within an easy 30-minute drive.
“We toured multiple homes but this one really knocked his socks off,” said Scott. “There was a Mercedes motorhome in the barn while touring this home. Upon seeing it, the buyer said, ‘I will buy this house if they throw in the motorhome.’ I thought he was joking!”
Home Boasts 10,000 Sq Ft., Views of Park City and Deer Valley Resort
The residence itself is a marvel, featuring 7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, and over 10,000 square feet of living space. It features exposed I-beams and steel, with reclaimed barn wood and limestone gracing the exterior. The property boasts 2,500 square feet of patio space, a barn, and geothermal heating and cooling.
Stunning views with floor-to-ceiling windows offer iconic features of Park City, including the Park City Mountain and Deer Valley resorts, the Wasatch Mountain range and Uinta Mountain range.
Scott Says There Is ‘Strength and Power In eXp’s Reach’
Scott is a Utah native and is passionate about his state and the mountains. He joined eXp Realty in 2019 and is a multi-year ICON agent.
“I was impressed with the available training and how many big producers were moving to eXp. It seemed every month, big producers were moving to eXp across the country. I wanted to be affiliated with them. This transaction is the culmination of that,” said Scott.
“There is strength and power in eXp’s reach. My production has increased exponentially with eXp. I wanted to be around like-minded people — mentally and emotionally to be in the same space. That’s why I was able to grow. There is so much training and direction and sharing of insight. It makes a big difference in the way I operate my business.
“These producers are not holding everything close to the vest. They want to share how to grow your business. eXp offers a much more collaborative approach than any other brokerage I’ve been with.”
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