Instead of hiring a seller’s agent, Evan Neubeiser is listing his Cherry Creek mansion himself and enticing buyer’s agents with a little something extra for the effort.
Neubeiser is forgoing a realtor and offering a 3 percent commission to agents representing potential buyers. The typical rate in Denver is 2.8 percent for each half of a deal.
“I’m not going to pay 6 percent on a $5 million home. I’m just not going to do it. I don’t need to,” Neubeiser said. “The home is going to sell itself … If you dangle $156,000 (the 3 percent commission) in front of me, believe me, I’ll jump.”
Neubeiser and his wife Renee built the house at 373 Garfield St. in 2008. Greg Enger of Enger Architecture helped design the 8,000-square-foot home.
“We were going for a Frank Lloyd Wright-meets-Colorado house,” Neubeiser said.
The house features a crow’s nest with a patio above the master bedroom that provides unobstructed views of Longs Peak, Mount Evans and Pikes Peak; an outdoor pool and hot tub; a two-door garage and stucco exterior.
The five-bedroom, six-bathroom house is situated on 0.29 acres with front and back yards large enough for a volleyball net.
“A double lot with big front and back lawns, full pool,” Neubeiser said. “In all of Cherry Creek North it does not exist.”
The Neubeisers are downsizing as their seven kids gradually move out.
Renee is a nutritionist at Boulder County Health. Evan, formerly a lawyer, co-founded Digital Media Communications with his brother in 1996 and remains a co-owner.
The house has been listed for three days at $5.2 million, and Neubeiser said he’s gotten nibbles. This is his first time selling a house without an agent, but he said he knows the process from previous buying and selling of homes.
A sale will not quite put the house out of his mind.
CBS4 News reported this spring that Neubeiser filed a lawsuit against his neighbor for parking in a manner that, though legal, inhibited the full use of Neubeiser’s garage. The case will go to trial in October.