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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.
How nice would it be to have a kitchen where all of your appliance were connected and were completely interactive. A fridge that could take an inventory of what you have on hand and help you find recipes to use those ingredients while they were fresh. That's economical, it is estimated that 40% of the food produced in America goes uneaten, roughly $165 BILLION each year. This year at the Consumer Electronics Show whirlpool showcased just that, a connected kitchen: one that could help you cut down food waste, find great new cooking ideas, and even video chat a distant family member for those times you just can't remember what your grandma put in her chicken and dumplings that made it so good.
Check out all of the amazing technology Whirlpool showcased at CES this year right HERE.
I have quite a nice collection of investment properties for sale right now. Investment property is a great way to diversify money....especially in these Blue Chip properties. Worried about calls in the middle of the night about a plumbing leak- hire a management company to do repairs, collect rents and lease units. The wealthiest people in the world invest in real estate. Read why HERE.
I did get a chuckle when I was looking for houses for a client this AM and came across this one. Believe it or not...this was the only picture. I should have a caption contest to see who can come up with the whittiest comment.
Situated in Webster Groves in idyllic Webster Park is one of St. Louis' finest homes. This 2.5 story tudor revival, 6 bedroom home sits majestically on over an acre of land and is fine example of early 20th century craftsmanship. Home has been lovely cared for and updated through the years to include newer kitchens, baths, refinished millwork, refurbished fireplaces & mantles. The attention to detail is superior. There are multiple living spaces for large gatherings with family and friends. Fabulous outdoor living includes pool with dedicated kitchen at pool level, hot tub, tennis court and multiple levels of patio living spaces. A 7 car garage with beamed vaulted ceiling with heated floors & central A/C. Newer red clay tile roof. Home is equipped with automated lighting, video and audio systems. Just a few blocks to great Webster restaurants and shops.
This property was featured by international website Curbed- See the full article HERE.
Listed by Joel Svoboda of Circa Properties Phone: (314) 537-1971
This traditional 2-story home is clean & sophisticated. Impeccably renovated. Beautiful dining room with wainscot & warm cork flooring. The updated kitchen & adjoining breakfast room features cherry cabinets, stainless steel appliances, granite & Cambria countertops, & honed travertine floors with Suntouch heating system. Sit by the gas fireplace & enjoy looking into the serene backyard through the expansive windows in the great room. The main floor laundry room is very spacious with plenty of cabinetry, a farmhouse sink & Silestone countertops. A large master bedroom features hardwood flooring, recessed lighting, lovely master bath & a walk-in closet. The 3 additional bedrooms feature hardwood flooring & ample closet space. Walk-out lower level is ready for your final finishing touch. New concrete driveway. The backyard features a large Ipe deck off the kitchen/breakfast room. This home is located in the popular Scarborough neighborhood & AAA rated Parkway schools.
Check it out before the Superbowl! Open Sunday from 12pm-2pm!
I have heard so much about Three Flags Tavern recently that I had to check it out. Mostly what I have heard is that the food is great and it is hard to get a reservation.
It was easy to get a 7:30 PM reservation on Tuesday night.
The food was really good. I need to go back and try some more menu items. I heard the Brisket Burger is yummy... and the Lamb Burger. I had the pork and my guest had the trout. The only negative was the Fried Smelt appetizer. Most of the pieces were delicious with the Lemon Aioli dipping sauce, though I did eat a couple that had a really strong fishy taste.
Here are the top ten most expensive condos sold in the St. Louis area for 2014. It blows my mind to think that a few weeks ago when I was in South Beach, that a 800 Sq. Ft. Condo sells for around $2,000,000.
1. 50 Brighton Way #3S, Clayton, 4100sqft, $1,075,000
2. 4909 Laclede Ave #2001, Central West End, 2,795sqft, $1,100,000
3. 155 Carondelet Plaza #709, Clayton, 2,993sqft, $1,100,000
4. 155 Carondelet Plaza #503, Clayton, 2,719sqft, $1,125,000
5. 155 Carondelet Plaza #509, Clayton, 2,993sqft, $1,152,500
6. 232 N. Kingshighway Blvd #2401, Central West End, 3,005sqft, $1,250,000
7. 155 Carondelet Plaza #302, Clayton, 2,862sqft, $1,250,000
8. 150 Carondelet Plaza #2202, Clayton, 3,044sqft, $1,350,000
9. 150 Carondelet Plaza #1801, Clayton, 3,744sqft, $1,950,000
10. 150 Carondelet Plaza #1902, Clayton, 3,346sqft, $2,050,000
Contemporary brick ranch home in sought after neighborhood! Open floor plan with exceptional design features throughout. Impressive vaulted front porch entrance leads to hardwood foyer, sophisticated living & dining rooms with soaring ceilings & expansive windows and spacious family room with full-height brick fireplace, built¬-in bookcase & sliding glass door that opens to private patio—perfect for outdoor entertaining. Bright open kitchen with quality appliances & convenient planning center adjoins light-filled breakfast room. The master bedroom suite offers a relaxing retreat with His & Hers closets & ensuite bath. 3 Additional bedrooms & hall full bath with double sink complete the main floor living quarters. Open staircase to professionally finished Lower Level with huge recreation room, office & full bath. Attic fan in hall. Extensively landscaped 1+ acre grounds include patio, circular drive & oversized 2-car double door garage. Convenient close-in location with Ladue schools.
Listed by Mary Beth Benes, Coldwell Banker Gundaker, 636-394-9300
I was at someone's condo last night and saw these Luminara candles- not real, though they really look perfect. I think they are more realistic than the LED candles. And they work on a remote control! I remember seeing them at the Missouri Botanical Garden's Holiday light show last year.
Member Preview: 6:00–7:00 pm Public Reception: 7:00–9:00 pm Cash bar. Complimentary bar and valet for members.
Please join us for the opening of CAM's spring exhibitions, featuring Joe Goode, a selected survey of one of America’s most innovative painters, and Jesse Howard: Thy Kingdom Come, the first comprehensive museum survey of self-taught Missouri artist Jesse Howard.
Also on view are New York-based artist Barnaby Furnas’s The Last Flood, a site-specific, fifty-foot-long painting; Paris-based German artist Ulla von Brandenburg’s quilt series, Wagon Wheel; Untold Stories, new mixed-media drawings by Nigerian-born, New York-based artist Toyin Odutola; Marcos Rios’s At Loulou’s Door projected on the Museum’s front facade; and I Have a Right To... posters by Saint Louis Public School students.
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New Hours 10–5 Wed / 10–8 Thu & Fri 10–5 Sat & Sun Free admission compliments of Gateway Foundation
Last Saturday The Opop Tower downtown (Former Robert's Tower) was the setting for a 50th Birthday Gala for Charlie Houska. With a chinoiserie theme and a festive group of friends- it was the place to be!
Just a quick look at who were the top individual Realtors in St. Louis in 2014 in the Central Area (Ladue Schools, Clayton, University City and Central West End)
Mark Gellman- Coldwell Banker Premier
Ted Wight- Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty
Sabrina Robb- Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty
John Ryan- Coldwell Banker Gundaker
Ann Carter- Janet McAfee
Barbara Wulfing- Janet McAfee
Joanne Iskiwitch- Coldwell Banker Gundaker
Virgina Bundy- Gladys Manion
Megan Rowe- Laura McCarthy
Matt Litwack- Berkshire Hathaway
I am ranked #2- though #1 is part of a large team.
In the whole St. Louis MLS- which covers a good portion of Eastern Missouri, I am ranked #14- though again there are lots of teams above me. I will look forward to the St. Louis Business Journal ranking when it is published this Summer. I was #3 in 2013 for individual Realtor sales....I think I may move up for the 2014 rankings. We will see!
My sons are both in their early twenties. Last night we got back from a quick trip to South Beach. I thought these pictures were fun next to each other....one recently in The Raleigh pool in South Beach and the other about 12 years ago in Lake Keuka- one of the New York Finger Lakes.
Great opportunity to own a 4-family apartment building in this block of Forsyth where buildings rarely come up for sale. Only a couple blocks to Washington University’s main campus & next to a Metrolink Station. This is as good as rental properties get. Those of you who own rental property will appreciate the fact that this building has never been vacant even for a single day since put into service. Typically apartments are reserved a few months in advance. New Central AC and forced air heat. All new windows. Many updates. Recently tuck-pointed. Hardwood floors. Turn-key building. Parking on the street is abundant- plus there are 3 attached garage spots. Don’t miss your chance for a blue chip property.
Listed by Ted Wight, Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty, 314-607-5555, firstname.lastname@example.org
This is an amazing opportunity to own an absolutely lovely Mid Century home, thought to be a Ralph Fournier designed home in the Ridgewood subdivision . The owners of this gem have really put the love and attention into the details here. Beautiful new Ikea kitchen installed in 2010 complete with custom concrete counter tops, and Ann Sacks luxury tile back splash. Great home for entertaining! Enjoy your built in speakers throughout the main living areas and outside. Plenty of room in the large level corner lot for fun in the back yard. New 200 AMP service in 2010. New insulation, electric and drywall in all of the renovated rooms. Close to 44 and 270 so you can get anywhere quickly and a great school district!! $162,000
Listed by Johanna Dueren, Circa Properties , 314-518-1261
There is a reason Brentwood is so popular- darling homes, cute neighborhoods, great schools and centrally located. Walk to Tilles Park to feed the ducks and stroll to St. Louis Bread Company for a cup of coffee. This fine 3 bedroom home is so perfect. Hardwood floors, new windows, newly remodeled kitchen with granite counters, plenty of cabinets and a tile back-splash. Charming Living Room with separate Dining Room. Main Floor family room and a finished lower level, both with new carpeting. Brick patio overlooks a nice backyard and common grounds with a walking trail. 1 car garage. Home Warranty included.
Here is one of the best kitchen tools you will ever have in your kitchen....The ULA Chopping Bowl. I have envied my friend's bowl for a while and he graciously gave me one for Christmas. No more pieces flying off of your chopping board! You can buy one HERE.
Further move my branding in to my business with business cards, new banner for my blog, etc. (My branding has been incorporated into my ads and I have the best-looking business cards in town...they should be...$1.25 a piece....ask me for one when you see me next!)
Have an Open House for my clients at my new home in the Spring. (Ok...I did not do this. A house is never ready and I have a parking problem. I will do it in 2015 for small groups of clients.)
Host at least two special events for my clients. (I did have a great Client Appreciation Party in November at the Houska Gallery. Check out the pics HERE. To my horror, I realized that I left some clients off of the list. My database is getting better!)
Organize a 2nd Bernoudy owner event at someone else's house. (We did not get this done...next year! I have two people wanting to host it!)
Sell $30 million of real estate. ((I sold over $28 million in real estate in 2014. More than 2013 which was a whopper year! If you look at the Central Area of St. Louis, I ranked as the #1 Individual Realtor- non-team)
Sell $2 million of country real estate (It was a tough year for country retreats.)
Videos, videos and more videos (Gosh- check out my YouTube Channel HERE. Especially my special videos HERE, HERE and HERE. Next year you will see even more!)
Look into forming a true "team" (I have a great support team that has helped me achieve my success this year.)
Other 2014 Milestones:
My Media coverage was strong in 2014. New York Times mention HERE. Architectureal Digest coverage HERE. National Blog coverage HERE
I was listed in the St. Louis Business Journal as the #3 Top Individual Realtor in the St. Louis area. See it HERE
I was selected as a Five Star Real Estate Agent in St. Louis Magazine.
Co-Chaired the Frank Lloyd Wright at Ebsworth Park Benefit. Pokey LaFarge was great! See pics HERE
$33 million in sales
At least one client appreciation event
Heavier focus on property videos
Create a quarterly, mailed newsletter
Get a new iPhone so my blog pictures are better!
Increase my blog traffic. I average about 500 hits a day and would like 1,000+!
Chair a Sheldon Architectural Tour Event- right now we are thinking of Contemporary Homes built in the last 20 years.
I totally missed this article in the New York Times about my listing located at 14 Arrowhead Estates in Chesterfield. It was off and on a few times due to the Ferguson issues. Great exposure! Nice article. Photos are at the end of the slide show.
Spectacular One-of-a-kind 6-family apartment building in the incredibly popular and high-end "Moorlands" part of Clayton. This building has so much going for it that it will be hard to describe it in this paragraph. Huge three-bedroom, two full bath units, several of which have a washer and dryer built-in. Many, many updates! The roof is in great shape. All new windows and brand-new electric. Recently landscaped. Freshly tuck-pointed. Some of the units most recent rents have achieved $2395 per month, and that is where they all should be by the next season switch around maybe even higher. This is a Five Star Condo Grade Apartment building.
Listed by Ted Wight, Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty, 314-607-5555, email@example.com
This nice ranch home was purchase by one of my clients today. Located in the popular Delprice neighborhood located near Price and Delmar. One more closing after this to go this year before the end of the year.
It was an early Christmas present for my client who purchased 211 Westgate Ave yesterday. Located in the popular Parkview neighborhood of University City. He works for Washington University and can walk to work! Repeat client....I helped him buy his first property- a condo in the DeBaliviere neighborhood.
The 2014 VP Ball was complete with glamour, pomp and fun. There were even some protestors in front of the hotel for a little bit.
From the St. Louis Post Dispatch today:
Merrill Clark Hermann was crowned Queen of Love and Beauty on Saturday night at the 130th annual Veiled Prophet Ball.
Hermann, the daughter of Signa and Robert R. Hermann Jr., was among 70 young women who made their formal entrance into society at the ball attended by more than 2,000 people at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch.
Hermann, a college sophomore majoring in business, is a graduate of Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School. Her community service includes being a co-founder of the St. Louis Children’s Hospital youth board, a national Charity League member and a food outreach volunteer.
She was captain of her high school varsity squash team and a member of the varsity tennis team.
The retiring queen is Katherine Falk Desloge, daughter of Ann and Stephen F. Desloge.
The Veiled Prophet ball is held each December. It’s a tradition in St. Louis that dates to 1878.
The Veiled Prophet Organization is a civic group that is also behind the annual VP Parade and Fair St. Louis.
About 30 people protesting police shootings in Ferguson and around the nation marched and shouted chants outside the Hyatt as the ball was taking place inside. A line of police blocked the entrance to the hotel.
Police reported one arrest, a 46-year-old man who was charged with third-degree assault for allegedly shoving the doorman at the posh Tony’s restaurant. Police said he pushed the doorman when told he could not enter without a reservation, then tried to run from police.
And a picture of me and my son, Nicholas, a junior at Marquette University. My other son was sick :(
Last night McPherson Ave in the CWE was hopping with the Ted Collier show. All the fashionistas were out and then filtered into the area restaurants. I ended up at Herbie's. Their Shrimp and Grits really is the best thing in the world!
(I may need to buy myself a new phone for my X mas present....my photos are getting pretty bad.)