Don’t fret, Cooper – the real estate industry still thinks you’re a winner!
RISMedia took a trip to Tinseltown in this month’s Reader Rewards contest, asking our readers which Academy Award nominee they’d like to (hypothetically) help buy or sell a home. Out of the 10 leading actors and actresses up for the gold statuette, the Oscar for Best Real Estate Client goes to…Bradley Cooper!
Citing everything from local ties and personality to buyer motivation and net worth, real estate professionals across the country agreed that Cooper (“American Sniper”) would be ideal to work with, both as a buyer and as a seller.
“In addition to attracting buyer attention, he’s very familiar with the area where I work,” explains Gladys Montgomery of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, Great Barrington, Mass. “He’d be a great representative for this sophisticated rural region and its terrific cultural amenities and lifestyle.”
Cooper snapped up a Venice, Calif. townhouse priced at $1.25 million in 2010. Allegedly home to his production company, the SoHo-inspired property features glass walls, polished concrete floors and atrium ceilings. Cooper’s next real estate venture will likely take place across the Pond – he recently closed out his titular run as “The Elephant Man” on Broadway and the production is moving to London’s West End this spring.
Cooper edged out “Wild” nominee Reese Witherspoon, who often makes headlines for dipping in and out of the real estate pool. Witherspoon purchased two homes in 2014 – a Pacific Palisades mansion for $12.7 million, and a 1930s Tennessee estate, complete with library and laundry list of renovations, for $1.95 million. Meanwhile, Witherspoon also sold a parcel of her Brentwood estate for $3.55 million. The remaining parcels, which comprise the bulk of the Spanish-style compound, sold for an undisclosed amount.
Though Cooper and Witherspoon were the most popular among real estate agents, others favored Golden Globe winner Michael Keaton (“Birdman”).
“Michael Keaton has probably been in the most movies and has lived in some of the most outrageous houses in the roles he has played,” says Vivian Cortese-Strano of Weichert Realtors Westfield. “I feel he would be the most fun and eccentric nominee to work with on a purchase.”
The actor behind the most fun-to-say moniker in Hollywood wasn’t left out, either.
“Benedict Cumberbatch sounds humble and hungry and may have multiple opportunities to move around,” comments Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty. “And he has a great name!”
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