Flashback Friday: SOLD At Auction

It’s Flashback Friday here at Premiere Estates, and we’re reflecting on our last sale of 2015.  Previously listed for over 7 years, Premiere Estates sold the historic Talisman Plantation at auction in 60 days.

Our marketing campaign for Talisman featured placements in The Washington Post, Baltimore Fishbowl, Curbed DC, Baltimore Business Journal, The Star-Democrat and many others.

Talisman Plantation is a turn-of-the-century jewel encompassing 820 picturesque acres and resting on 4 miles of Prospect Bay frontage.   Over its 80+ year history, Talisman has been the retreat of choice for U.S. Senators, professional sports figures, Hollywood stars, acclaimed writers and publishers; it has notably hosted actress and fashion icon Princess Grace of Monaco.

In its rich, century-old history, Talisman Plantation has been a gathering place to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Chesapeake Bay’s Eastern Shore, encompassed in the height of luxury.  Talisman Plantation is also a sportsman and nature lover’s paradise.  Over its 820 acres, you’ll find mature forests, farmland, sandy beaches and restored wet lands.   Hunting highlights include waterfowl and white-tailed deer.

The main home is a brick Greek Revival manor originally built in 1934, and encompasses over 8,000+ square feet of elegance designed by famed New York City architect Joel Barber.   The compound also includes an in-ground pool, tennis court, horse stables, barns and a guest home.

Premiere Estates has quickly established a reputation as the national leader in procuring the sale of historic plantations, notably including the famed Brandon Plantation.  We are pleased to add the successful sale of the Talisman Plantation to our roster of success.  To learn more about how Premiere Estates can sell your home or estate in 60 days or less, please call us at 877.3.ESTATE.

Flashback Friday

In recent years, Premiere Estates Auction Company has become known for selling historic estates in the Virginia and Washington, D.C. area.  Today, we’re reflecting back where our expertise started, with the historic Brandon Plantation located in Brandon, Virginia.

In 2012, we were approached by a client who was interested in Premiere Estates procuring the sale of The Brandon Plantation – the oldest continuously operating farm in the United States.  The Estate counted two former U.S. Presidents as previous owners, and had entertained countless political and historical figures throughout its over 100 year history.   Our Vice President of National Sales, Michael Schwartz was the agent to head up this initiative.   Michael was struck by the Estate’s rich historical importance, its custom design by Thomas Jefferson, and its uncanny likeness to the Premiere Estates Auction Company logo – the home on the Estate was nearly identical to the home on our logo.  The Estate and Premiere Estates Auction Company were a match made in heaven.

The Brandon Plantation campaign was one of our most successful to date, attracting unprecedented exposure, international inquiries and ultimately winning huge awards for the success of the campaign.  The end result was a sales price that greatly exceeded the bank’s appraisal and Seller’s expectations.   The new owner requested anonymity and non-disclosure of the final sales price, but we can say that both the Buyer and the Seller were extremely pleased with the end result.

Since the resounding success of the Brandon Plantation, we’ve worked on incredible estates like Talisman Plantation, Green Plains Waterfront Estate, and many more.   It’s a unique market we’ve cornered here, but we’re proud to be a part of the sales of some of America’s finest historical estates.  We’re reflective today; sometimes you have to look back at where you’ve been to see where you’re going.  What President’s home will we auction next?  Stay tuned.