Archive for August, 2012

Spotlight ON: Craig King, President, J.P. King Auction Company

August 13th, 2012 by Ori Klein

Spotlight on . . .Craig King

This month we had the pleasure of speaking to Craig King, President of J.P. King Auction Company. A renowned industry leader dealing exclusively with high-end luxury properties nationwide, J.P. King has a stellar success rate of sales utilizing the latest media technology, integrated marketing strategies, and focused attention on the client and their asset. We discussed a variety of topics with Craig including absolute auctions, the use of social media, and the future of luxury properties being sold via the auction route.

PA: J.P. King is regarded as a leader in Luxury Real Estate Auctions. Tell us about how the company earned this place at the top.
CK: J. P. King began selling luxury properties in 1992 with the successful auction of Calumet Horse Farms in Kentucky for $19 million. From there, we were called to south Texas to sell an estate on 3,000 acres, which sold for $8 million, and the rest is history. We have now sold properties in all 50 states and six countries for celebrities such as Barbara Mandrell, former Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Hampton, Karl Malone and top business leaders. We have sold properties to several of the Forbes list of the wealthiest Americans, including Donald Trump. On our current schedule, we’ll be auctioning the home of country music legend George Jones on July 7th. Read the rest of this entry »

PA Picks – A Condo and Then Some…

August 13th, 2012 by melissa

Luxury real estate covers a wide spectrum of properties – the sprawling estate, the posh penthouse, the beachfront mansion, the mountaintop getaway. This week we’re looking at luxury that brings with it the gift of lower maintenance – the palatial condominium.

Check out Tranzon’s 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath Turnberry Place high-rise condo in Las Vegas, Nevada. Located in Tower 4 and boasting an incredible view from the 25th floor, this 2,050sf property provides lavish living space with 2 large patios presenting east-facing panoramic views; a spacious kitchen loaded with Subzero refrigerator, gas cooktop, double oven/microwave and granite counters; master suite with walk-in closet, balcony access and master bath; hardwood flooring; full-size laundry; storage locker and assigned parking. PA is picking this one for its exclusive Tower 4 amenities that include limo service, an exercise room, heated pool with barbeque area, and even something for 4-legged inhabitants – an outdoor pet area. Auction date is August 31st.
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PA Picks – Looking for Low Maintenance?

August 2nd, 2012 by engineadmin

Many property owners are still in ‘downsize’ mode due to the turbulent real estate market and sluggish economy. With this in mind, we’re thinking ‘mobile’ – and we don’t mean your handheld device. This week PA is looking at some appealing alternatives to typical residences for both occupants and investors in the form of the tried-and-true mobile home.

Check out Harv Levin, Inc. Auctioneers’ 1800+sf mobile home in Chester, New Hampshire. With 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a 1.99 acre lot, this property offers convenient and ample living space inside and out. PA digs this one for its more ‘handy’ features, including a basement, garage and shed, perfect for extra room and/or storage. Auction date is August 15th. Read the rest of this entry »

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