Bayou City Brokers Team always on top Susan Smith and Celeste Creager are the team known as the Bayou City Brokers at Keller Williams Realty Northeast and have just landed the big one – a $6.4 million home in the gated village of Deer Ridge Estates in Kingwood. The seller, James Zimmer, is senior vice president of merchandising for The Men’s Warehouse, and Bonnie Zimmer owns Kingwood Montessori School on Mills Branch Drive. When Zimmer built this dream house of just under 13,000 square feet, there were three daughters living at home. With the daughters growing up and moving away, the decision to sell was made. Zimmer knew he wanted an international realty company like Keller Williams to handle this sale. Having a long standing business relationship with Susan Smith, a 30-year seasoned Realtor who had negotiated the original purchase of nearly four acres on which the home was built in 1999, he contacted her to sell the property. When looking into pricing the estate property, Smith and Creager looked at comparables in River Oaks, the Memorial area and The Woodlands to assign a price the current market would bear. “I’ve never listed a property for sale in Kingwood higher than this one – there is nothing else like it,” said Smith. “We’re very excited about it and we’ve actually begun to show the house. We’ve even had a second showing and feel very strongly we’ll find a buyer this summer. The land alone is worth more than $1 million.” “We’re showcasing this property on line to provide a more complete description, virtual tour and satellite view at,” said Creager. “We’re excited that serious clients are looking at this listing already.” The residence has nearly 13,000 square feet plus 8-car garage, cabana and 2-story guest house with an elevator – about 20,000 total square feet under roof. Each of the six bedrooms is a master suite, with fabulous baths and walk-in closets. Twelve-foot ceilings and Butt Glass window walls overlook marble walkways, covered terraces, balconies and formal gardens. Architecturally, this property has unique cabinetry throughout, custom paint finishes, marble floors and hand-cut stone fireplaces. Every room has a fabulous view of the grounds and was designed for a resort lifestyle and a focus on entertainment including a home theater, 40-foot dance room, home gym, billiard room, wine room and private jogging trail. This house was built 10 years ago and was way ahead of its time with green features including high efficiency double pane Marvin windows and doors, Tech-Shield roof sheathing and Geo-Thermal cooling and heating. Attached side-entry garages accommodate eight vehicles plus a motor court and rear-entry gate. The fabulous guesthouse has all the quality finishing of the estate home and includes a private elevator. The cabana has a dressing area, sauna, full bath, fireplace and summer kitchen. The new owners will enjoy 5,000 square feet of marble walkways and lanai. The Bayou City Brokers team has also recently listed a $1.7 million home in Kings Lake Estates with one acre of land and a $3.1 million home north of Kingwood on 12 acres, which currently has a potential buyer. Creager and Smith joined Keller Williams Northeast in 2001-02 and formed their partnership in 2003. Their work styles complement each other. Creager has a vision for building a business based on the latest technology using lead generation through Web sites and Internet search engines. Smith brings years of experience, which is invaluable. The Bayou City Brokers team is always in the top five for the Keller Williams Realty South Texas Region in production and units sold and were featured in The Houston Business Journal. For more information, call 281-358-4545 or go to the Keller Williams Realty Web site at or Photo: Susan Smith and Celeste Creager, the Bayou City Brokers team at Keller Williams Realty Northeast, showcase their latest $6.4 million listing in Kingwood. Photo by Trilla Cook

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