A luxury home can be one of two things: it can (a) mean the biggest and best property including all the bells and whistles in the poshest neighborhoods; or it can (b) mean finding the most luxurious home for our client's ideal price point.
Like beauty, luxury is in the eye of the beholder. But still, there are some features that are expected in a home that is designated as luxury: open and spacious floor plan, commercial quality kitchen, hot tub, sauna or swimming pool, home theater and game room, spa bathroom, integrated technology, dressing room, large closet, and an outdoor kitchen and patio.
But luxury to some buyers could mean home plans that allow for privacy or a certain location that is meaningful to them in some way. So it’s not always the commonly thought-of creature comforts; instead, luxury to some means less tangible qualities that matter and that THEY consider luxurious.
Carnan Properties specializes in finding you a home according to YOUR definition of luxury.
Houston is full of exceptional neighborhoods. Depending on our clients' needs, we find the appropriate neighborhoods for them and their families.
Some of our featured prestigious neighborhoods include River Oaks, Tanglewood, Memorial, Katy, and everything in between.
There is Spring Branch with its great schools, the Woodlands with its beautiful town center and top-notch suburban neighborhoods, Sugar Land’s unique diversity, gorgeous ranch homes in Sharpstown, Garden Oaks/Oak Forest with its trendy wine bars and gastropubs, the Galleria/Uptown area and its walkable urbanism, the eccentric street culture of Montrose, the small town feel of The Heights, the new Springwoods Village, the party atmosphere of the Washington Corridor, Pearland’s short commute, the reasonably priced Westbury area, the growing downtown Houston, the art deco style of Riverside, the upscale River Oaks, the spacious Braes Heights, the in-demand Bellaire, the entertainment venues of East Downtown, the man-made beach of Cinco Ranch, the eclectic Memorial City, the shady streets of Brooke Smith, and the great schools of Cypress.
With so many wonderful communities to choose from, all with their own distinct personality, it is difficult to recommend only a few.
Carnan Properties is a boutique real estate firm dedicated to our clients and our industry, and we demonstrate it in everything we do. Our signature offering is a concierge service that helps with all our clients' needs. We understand that you are busy, and moving can be a huge disruption to a family’s life, so we are available to ease the burden in every way we can. If you need something, just ask.
Some of the things we have helped our customers with are: assisting with the process of the move, coordinating relocation, scheduling movers, organizing gardeners and/or maids, facilitating utility hook-up, reserving tickets for a concert, and a dinner or a weekend getaway.
This list is far from exhaustive. If you’d like to find a good place to groom or board your pet, find a landscaper for your property or a contractor for some remodeling, we can help. We are unlike any other real estate company, and we offer unparalleled service to our customers.
"The choice of properties was amazing. We couldn't have found our dream home without the help of Carnan Properties - thanks again for all your help!"
"We knew what we wanted but couldn't find a way to make it happen. Until we contacted Carnan Properties that is. They opened up a whole new world of possibilities for us - excellent service."
3 Helpful Tips for Selling Luxury Homes
Luxury homes are more difficult to sell for several reasons, including a narrower field of qualified buyers, lengthier mortgaging and negotiation processes, and a more seasonally affected market. This underscores the importance of using a real estate broker with experience in the luxury market. Below, we offer three pieces of advice homeowners can put into practice to successfully sell their luxury homes:
Luxury homes run the gamut of real estate, so defining “luxury” in terms of specific features varies from person to person. What some consider luxury may seem austere to another. And there is no set of standard features that will designate a home as luxury. Sometimes luxury is obvious, as might be the case with an expensive and opulent mansion with lots of land. Or, it can be more unobtrusive and smaller, like a studio loft in the city, or a log home in the woods.
Still, the word luxury conjures up certain images for most people when it comes to features in a home. Some imagine a large property with a tennis court, swimming pool and large stone patio. A sauna and hot tub are usually on the list, as is a large master bedroom with a decadent bathroom containing a shower with multiple heads and a whirlpool bath. So as you can see, luxury can vary from person to person.