Concierge Auctions Produces Second Highest Sale in Four Years in the Charlotte, North Carolina Area for Historic Equestrian Ranch

Following four weeks of widespread global exposure in cooperation with Mountain Sotheby's International Realty, nine bidders competed at live auction to own 517-acre ranch estate

Oct 2, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Consistently proving itself as the national leader in auctioning luxury properties, NYC-based Concierge Auctions announces the sale of Rocky Creek Ranch, a historic 517-acre ranch at the foothills of the North Carolina Mountains. The contract price represents the second highest residential MLS sale in the Charlotte area in over four years. Boasting rolling pastures, wooded hills, open meadows and a lake, the property includes three separate residences and a ranch manager's home. The live auction was conducted in cooperation with listing agent Derek Rowley of Mountain Sotheby's International Realty.

In four weeks, the auction exposure generated 30,000+ website visitors (from all US states led by CA, NY, NC, TX & CO along with 127 international countries led by Canada, UK, Australia, Singapore and Mexico), 890 buyer inquiries, 30+ showings and nine bidders.

"My experience partnering with Concierge Auctions to sell the Rocky Creek Ranch has been one of the most rewarding in my 10 year real estate career," stated Rowley. "The entire process, from the initial meeting with the Concierge team to the successful day of sale, was absolutely world-class. I have never before witnessed the high level of professionalism, organization and detail the entire team at Concierge brought to this sale, and it was a privilege to be a part of it. We were able to produce the second highest residential sale number in the Charlotte area in over four years. The results speak for themselves. I look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with Concierge Auctions and would give them the highest recommendation to anyone looking to sell their property."

Rich in American history, Rocky Creek Ranch has only had two owners in the past 100 years. Located at 196 Old Stagecoach Road, the property includes three separate residences and a ranch manager's home, horse facilities including a six-stable barn, paddocks and a riding arena, an equipment barn, a shooting range, numerous historic structures and a lakeside pavilion that serves as the central gathering place. Eight miles of well-maintained trails for hiking, horseback riding and hunting meander through the property over creeks and through forests and meadows.

"The sellers lovingly maintained the Rocky Creek Ranch like no other property I have ever experienced," stated Laura Brady, Vice President of Marketing for Concierge Auctions. "No expense was spared in the daily maintenance of the grounds, homes and equestrian facilities. Auction Day was idyllic. The weather was perfect while we sat on the dock overlooking the lake, and the bidder competition was strong. It was a true example of how the auction process, when executed on the high-level that Concierge delivers, with a supreme asset and committed sellers, is hands down the best way to drive value."

The buyer, Patrick O'Leary, who is involved with a number of therapeutic riding programs around Charlotte and owns a cattle ranch in nearby Cherryville "loved the professional way that Concierge handled the property and the fact that a dedicated project manager was onsite," he said. "All of my questions throughout the process were answered on the same day or the next morning. Being a fan of the digital age, I was extremely pleased with the due diligence files available immediately in PDF form. On top of it, Concierge's team made the advisors I brought with me feel extremely comfortable and welcome."

Concierge Auctions will be selling another premier North Carolina property at auction on October 25th — the Bent Tree estate, a seven-bedroom Georgian residence on 3.88 acres in Winston-Salem's most desirable neighborhood. For details visit

If you or someone you know is interested in selling a remarkable luxury property through Concierge Auctions, call 888.966.4759 or visit

About Concierge Auctions: Concierge Auctions is the preeminent luxury real estate auction firm serving high-end sellers nationwide through an accelerated marketing process that obtains fair market value for high-end properties in a 60-day timeframe. As a preferred auction partner to Sotheby's International Realty® and other luxury brokerage firms nationwide, the company has executed auctions from New York to Hawaii and hosts a database that includes more than 100,000 luxury real estate buyers and agents from all 50 states and 38 countries and territories.  The principals of Concierge Auctions have been involved in the transfer of more than $2 billion in luxury real estate sales over the past 10 years.  For more information, call 888-966-4759 or visit

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