Weird tales of selling homes to the super-rich

jade.jpgAgent Jade Mills has seen a lot of excess and, well, strangeness, and she shares a few of her experiences with Curbed LA.. (Can the big screen - or at least a shot at "Housewives of Beverly Hills" - be far behind?)

The Ice King and Queen: Mills represented a Russian couple who were trying to sell their house in Bel Air--a house they kept at a frosty 38 degrees (they apparently had to have some kind of special air conditioning put in--the wife thought the cold was good for her skin). They wore fur coats around! She had to tell people to dress warmly for showing. But she did sell the place.


The Bathing Celebrity: Mills brought a celebrity to check out a house in Beverly Hills; the celeb asked if she could stay and take a bath in the bathtub. The other broker called the seller, who said it was ok, but that she was planning on being home at 6:30. The celeb took her bath and then decided she wanted to stay and get ready for the evening too. The seller signed off again. Eventually the celebrity asked to stay the night. The seller figured that was ok if it helped sell the house, so she got a hotel room and the celebrity bedded down. The next morning, everyone returned to the house, the celeb made an offer, the papers were drawn up, and she bought the place.

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