Hamptons Real Estate Queen Lists Own Home With Rival
Proving that New York real estate's habit of defying the laws of decorum extends to the Hamptons, superstar agent Dolly Lenz, the vice chairman of Prudential Douglas Elliman, went to Corcoran's Tim Davis to sell her $5.495 million property. It's a co-exclusive with Lenz listed as the other broker.
The $5.45 million home has seven bedrooms, seven and a half bathrooms, a pool and a tennis court, as well over 6,000 square feet of living space.
Considering she is a broker extraordinaire at Prudential, where she has moved more than $7 billion in sales -- one newspaper declared her "the highest producer of real estate sales in both the United States and Canada" -- going outside her firm for her own sale is ... interesting.
Lenz's client Dennis Kozlowski, the former TYCO CEO convicted of fraud and grand larceny, gave her the nickname "Jaws." So why didn't she keep this juicy bite of prime real estate within her own firm?
Lenz was born Idial Dolly Camino to Spanish immigrants in the Bronx, and made her first real estate deal at age 18. She's sold many of the Hamptons' highest priced listings, making the hiring of an outside broker all the more puzzling. Curbed reports that when asked about Lenz's choice of listing agent, Corcoran's Davis said, "Corcoran is one of the best."
Um, isn't that why you don't list outside your company?
When reached on her cellphone, Lenz said -- and I quote -- "Let me call you back."
And although she still hasn't, it's nice to know that Lenz answers her phone even when she knows the media could be calling.
Must be why she is tops.