Real Estate market is getting more and more creative. I've just found this article and decided to post it here. Since I am a crazy dog lover, I am all for it. I mean the idea of selling it, not building it for my pets. My pets prefer my couch. Read the story...
"Doggie Mansions, a company in West Palm Beach that builds designer
doghouses priced from $10,500 to $100,000, is offering 10 percent
commissions to real estate professionals who make the sale. Partners
(and dog lovers) Stacy Small and Donald Gorbach, a veteran real estate
practitioner, started the company last summer and quickly realized the
value of paying commissions. "On a $25,000 home, the commission
comes to $2,500, and (real estate practitioners) don't have to split it
with anybody," says Small, who goes by the title Chief Barketing
Officer. "This way we can have a sales force in place." Cincinnati
Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer is among the company's customers.
He spent $25,000 on a two-story, brick-faced Doggie Mansion for his
three dogs. The 8-by-10-foot luxury dog retreat is equipped with air
conditioning, a brushed micro-velvet suede couch, ceramic tile floors,
large arched windows, a flat-screen plasma TV that loops classic canine
movies like ''Benji" and "Rin Tin Tin." The mansions take two to four
weeks to build, and can be shipped around the world. The company's
Web site, www.doggiemansions.com, includes doghouse listings."