COMFORT, Texas, Oct. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New York-based Concierge Auctions is pleased to announce the pending sale of Riven Rock Ranch – named "Top Ten Best New Places to Stay" by Texas Monthly and "One of the South's Coziest Inns" by Southern Living. Perched atop a ridge with vineyards, olive trees and native Texas plants winding around the property, soft green hay fields and 4,500 feet of Guadalupe riverfront provide a natural backdrop to its outdoor restaurants and living spaces. Yielding 482 prospects and 15 bidders, the Riven Rock Ranch went under contract to the highest bidder following a live auction in cooperation with Rick Kuper of Kuper Sotheby's International Realty.
"It has been a rewarding experience working with the Concierge Auctions team; each member of which handled themselves extremely professionally," stated Kuper. "From day one, everything was structured perfectly to ensure that all of the moving parts of this auction process ran exceptionally well. The interest that was generated for Riven Rock Ranch, in terms of inquiries, previews, showings, and registered bidders, exceeded everyone's expectations. I could not be more pleased with the efforts of Concierge Auctions."
Complete with seven homes totaling 21 bedrooms and 20 full and one half bathrooms - including a farmhouse, a 10,000-square-foot main house and five beautifully-appointed guest homes and cottages, three luxury event centers, an 80-seat restaurant and cafe, three horse barns, established vineyards and olive trees, 100 acres of irrigated and tillable land, 92 feet of adjudicated river water rights, and ample room for expansion, the Riven Rock Ranch would be ideal as a family homestead, gentleman's ranch, vineyard, bed & breakfast, event/wedding venue, destination restaurant or corporate retreat.
Concierge Auctions' global marketing campaign generated over 8,500 website visits from 43 U.S. states (led by Texas, California, Florida, New York and Arizona) and 42 international countries (led by the UK, Canada, Sweden, Mexico and South Korea). A total of 482 prospects were identified, and 12 bidders participated in the sale.
"Selling a property that I have invested my heart and soul in was a difficult choice, especially when I was uncertain about the outcome. However, everyone at Concierge Auctions was very professional and delivered on everything they promised," stated the seller, Chris Havens. "Concierge was able to expose this property to a much wider audience than any other conventional process had been able to achieve. The firm generated extraordinarily qualified bidders, and I am confident the auction produced the true market price."
The Riven Rock Ranch is only 45 minutes from San Antonio, 1.5 hours from Austin, and 3.5 hours from Houston, and it's just around the bend from other popular towns - only 16 miles from Boerne and 22 miles from Fredericksburg. Known for being one of the most beautiful areas in the Lone Star State, the region is filled with bluebonnets and peach orchards.
"From the first day we publicized this auction, there was no doubt it would be a success. Riven Rock Ranch is an exceptional property - pristine grounds, luxurious living quarters and extensive amenities - and we're excited that the winning buyer is a family whose children will enjoy roaming it's acres for years to come," stated Laura Brady, President of Concierge Auctions. "Fresh off the momentum of last week's M Mansion auction in Dallas, we're thrilled to have produced another Texas success. It was a pleasure working with Rick Kuper, a dedicated listing broker and friend. Our firms made a good team."
Concierge Auctions has upcoming luxury property auctions scheduled in Princeton, NJ, Stonington CT, and Jefferson, CO, and many more across the nation are already planned for the fall and winter. If you or someone you know is interested in buying or selling a remarkable luxury property through Concierge Auctions, call 888.966.4759 or visit ConciergeAuctions.com.
About Concierge Auctions: Concierge Auctions is the preeminent luxury real estate auction firm serving high-net-worth sellers nationwide through an accelerated marketing process that obtains fair market value for unique, high-end properties in a 60-day timeframe. The company has executed auctions in 25 U.S. states from New York to Hawaii, typically valued between $2.5 million and $20 million, and hosts a database that includes more than 100,000 luxury real estate buyers and agents from all U.S. states and 109 countries and territories. The principals of Concierge Auctions have been involved in the transfer of more than $2 billion in luxury properties over the past 10 years. The firm has sold over $400 million in properties since its founding in 2008. For more information, call 888-966-4759 or visit ConciergeAuctions.com.
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