After more than 100 days on the market, no serious buyer has come forward to purchase Guy Lafleur's house, says the real estate agent in charge of his sale.
“We expected things to go faster than that,” says Julie St-Laurent, broker for the real estate agency Engel & Volkers. It's surprising that we only had one visit.”
Julie St-Laurent, real estate broker at Engel & Völkers, mandated to sell Guy Lafleur's home
“Guy Lafleur is a giant from Quebec. I find it unfortunate that no one has yet lit and feels invested with a duty of sustainability, “she continues.
During the summer, Le Journal revealed that the home of the “Blonde Demon” had been put up for sale for the sum of $2,499,000.
Although the pretty plantation-style house located on Place du Moulin in L'Île-Bizard , in Montreal, has been talked about, little interest has been shown so far.
“We had a couple from Switzerland who expressed an interest in buying it as a chalet. They finally turned to Tremblant,” explains Ms. St-Laurent.
For this reason, the broker plans to discuss with the family soon to establish a new strategy.
“We are returning to a slightly more normal market after two years of madness. Did we fall in there? We don't have all the answers, concedes the experienced broker. But it is a spectacular, unique place. It takes someone who will fall in love with the house.”
For her part, Guy Lafleur's widow, Lise, hoped that the sale would take place quickly so that she could continue her mourning, she who currently feels isolated from her family, alone in this sober, but spacious, residence.
The sale of this property is also a very special mandate for the real estate broker and her team.< /p>
“We do our work with compassion and respect for the bereavement of the Lafleur family. Mourning in public is not easy,” guesses Ms. St-Laurent.
Remember that this 1996 construction, on the shores of Lac des Deux Montagnes, has a helipad on the ground. It was inhabited for more than 25 years by Guy Lafleur, legend of the Montreal Canadiens and helicopter enthusiast.
Guy Lafleur died last April at the age of 70 after be beaten against lung cancer.
It should be noted that all the souvenirs that number 10 kept in his office have been sold.
Katrine Johns has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Gal Post, Katrine Johns worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my email@example.com 1-800-268-7128