Seven was indeed a lucky number for residential real estate agent Marilyn Hoffman, who closed sales on $7 million worth of homes during a seven day period. For her efforts, Marilyn received the Superstar Award in New York (including a pin and earrings with combined nine carats of diamonds) from the International Federation of Estate Agents.
Among those contributing to the megabuck dealings was cosmetics queen Mary Kay Ash, who dropped $4 million for a house on Douglas under construction by builder John Needham.
It is the most expensive spec home ever sold in Dallas.” Marilyn says. The 19,000-square foot house has six wet bars and eight fireplaces. Mary Kay plans to move in in April and has been to Europe to buy some of the furnishings, Marilyn says.
Marilyn also sold golfer Lee Trevino’s Strait Lane estate so he and his new wife Claudia could buy another property near the Aerobics Center.
(The Dallas Morning News)
Highland Farm, an equestrian property near Lexington, Kentucky, is one of the most expensive pieces of real estate in the country. How ever its $40 million price includes more than just a house and some land. With the property comes 30 barns and 19 other homes, all situated on some 2,000 acres of Bluegrass. George Hofmeister, who owns the property, is a local businessman involved in horse breeding and racing. Built at a cost of $15 million, the main house has approximately 35,000 square feet of interior space. There are nine bedrooms and 12 baths. Marilyn Hoffman of Hoffman International Properties, Inc has the listing.
In the heady days of when Houston talked about itself as a world-class city on the third coast, it was the place for at least a pied-a-terre even for a Saudi prince. Prince Faisal paid about $35 million to have the structure built in 1986. As much as anything the structure suggests a public building of some sort, which is not far from its intent. Designed by George Moreland, a Dallas architect, to suggest an embassy, the 35,000 square foot complex includes a ballroom and a gym as well as 11 bedrooms. Big enough for a prince, you would expect. But Dallas broker Marilyn Hoffman, who is offering the property, suggests that the prince may find it confining, since he is used to 250 bedrooms in his Arabian home.
Marilyn Hoffman is an international real estate broker, daughter of a renowned Texas developer who bred race horses. She says, “From an early age, I became avidly involved with horses and spent many years on the national show circuit as a champion rider.” This experience has given her the knowledge to specialize in selling equestrian properties as well as castles and some of the world’s most famous estates.
The corporate headquarters of Hoffman International Properties, Inc. is a 22 room, stately Elizabethan manor designed by the renowned English architect, Sir Alfred Blossom.
Trevor Simon, the London representative for Hoffman International Properties. Inc. was in Dallas recently with Marilyn, attending the Yellow Rose Gala, a benefit for MS where Marilyn donated a royally bred Arabian stallion to the charity auction.
(The European Magazine)
Hoffman International Properties, Inc. is the only company in the world to have exhibits at the some of the world’s top events, such as the Phoenix Symphony New Years Eve gala and the Barrett Jackson Classic Car Auction. Marilyn had the only real estate exhibit at the Bal de la Mer in Monte Carlo and Concours d’Elegance. You will often find the company exhibit at other major functions such as the Texas Stampede Riata Party, the Kentucky Derby Part at Mar a Lago, Donald Trump’s Palm Beach estate as well as the Cattle Baron’s Ball, the Lone Star Derby Party and the Salon du Cheval in Paris. Marilyn has hosted a party for designer, Oscar de la Renta during his visit to Texas. Marilyn has been awarded several prestigious awards and honorable mention, among them are “Best International Broker” and Best American Broker”.
Hoffman’s listings have been showcased numerous times on “HGTV’s Fantasy Open House” and Designing Texas.” Hoffman International Properties, Inc. success is based on a solid foundation of established contacts, combined with a creative marketing program.
Whether you are looking for the house of your dreams that reflects your life’s accomplishments and unique style, or you require an effective and creative marketing solution for selling your current property, Hoffman International Properties has the proven track record that has been trusted by some of the most influential people around the world.