St. Augustine, Fla. (PRWEB) October 17, 2013
To showcase their private oceanfront estate set among the rolling dunes of Crescent Beach, the owners of a four-bedroom, four-bathroom beach retreat are choosing to sell their home through a global online auction with Interluxe, an innovator in the luxury real estate auction segment. Bidding for the private compound, with nearly 4,000 square feet of living space, opens Friday, November 8th with a starting bid of only $500,000. The property was previously listed for $1.595 million. Interluxe is presenting this extraordinary home in partnership with Frank O’Rourke, Broker of St. Augustine Real Estate Company.
“An online auction is an efficient, transparent means for the seller to sell their property in a defined period of time. By allowing a exceptional property such as this to be sold through online auction the seller is saying to the market they are ready to sell and move on,” stated Scott Kirk, President of Interluxe. “The Interluxe platform is straightforward, secure, and easy to use. Buyers and their agents can tour the property in person and online, examine pre-provided due diligence, place bids online, and ultimately transact in a way that eliminates headaches and hassles. Best of all, buyers can bid what they think the value is and the ultimate price is determined by the market.”
Set high above the natural dune line, this exquisite residence exudes the charm of casual elegance while offering modern conveniences, solid construction, and spacious, bright rooms. The long list of features includes a top-floor master suite with panoramic ocean and Intracoastal Waterway views, an oversized soaker tub with separate dual-headed shower, plenty of closet space, and a true split-bedroom floor plan. Additional attractions include a gourmet chef’s kitchen, a first floor utility room with over 300 feet of air conditioned space including a full bath, and a three-car garage with separate, lockable storage. The wrap-around deck culminates in an expansive, ocean-view deck with direct access to the beach walkover.
Crescent Beach is an area renowned for its dazzling, yet secluded, sugar-white sand beaches, located just a short drive from St. Augustine’s historical center. Founded in September 1565 by Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles of Spain, St. Augustine is the longest continually inhabited European-founded city in the United States – more commonly called the "Nation’s Oldest City” – where locals and tourists stroll the narrow lanes and enjoy dining and shopping as well as exploring the many museums and landmarks such as Castillo de San Marcos, Ponce de Leon's "Fountain of Youth," and the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse.
“Not only does the auction process create an air of excitement, but the professional team at Interluxe is providing urgency and a vast audience through their intensive marketing and extensive database,” explained Frank O’Rourke, Broker of St. Augustine Real Estate Company. “For an extraordinary oceanfront property such as this, an auction is a reliable way to set real market value and close within a designated timeframe.”
Online auctions attract a select pool of qualified and highly interested bidders nationwide and beyond, and are gaining favor with sellers of luxury properties who are looking for ways to showcase their property to a global audience. Through Interluxe’s “a la carte” customized professional marketing, home sellers choose from multiple tiers of advertising and marketing services to ensure their property stands out to as many qualified buyers as possible. Every agent and seller gets exclusive access to more than 100,000 luxury homebuyers in Interluxe’s proprietary database. The result is that agents and sellers get their individual marketing needs met through completely customized promotions.
Buyers are provided access to due-diligence prior to the auction and may tour the property by appointment or at scheduled open houses. There are no contingencies, no hidden terms, and timelines for closing are established. Registration to bid is both easy and secure at http://www.interluxe.com. The final price is set by market demand, and opening bids usually are offered at a tremendous value.
The auction will start promptly at 12:00 p.m. EST on Friday, November 8, 2013. Open houses are scheduled throughout the scheduled auction time period, with previews available by appointment. Buyers may schedule an appointment online or by calling (888) 415-5893. A credit card authorization of $25,000 is required to register to bid. Real estate agents and brokers are fully protected and encouraged to participate.
Interluxe.com is the premier global online gateway where buyers, sellers, and their agents may convene in an open market forum to purchase and sell luxury properties valued in excess of $750,000 in destinations all over the world at auction online. Interluxe’s platform is the first to exclusively represent high end, non-distressed properties through an accelerated and customized marketing process that obtains fair market value for sellers in a 45-day timeframe. The founder and principals of Interluxe have over 40 years of combined experience in the luxury real estate auction industry. Interluxe is a preferred strategic partner of Grand Estates Auction Company. For more information call (888) 415-LUXE (5893) or visit http://www.interluxe.com.