Star Athletes departures a boon for DC-Area realtors

While the decisions to swap John Wall and Max Scherzer away were a disappointment for sports fans in the Washington area, their departure has been a boon for local real estate agents.

Wall, the former Washington Wizards point guard and Scherzer, the former Washington Nationals pitcher, have each recently secured deals to sell their multimillion-dollar DC area properties, Urban Turf reports.

Scherzer’s 8,264 square foot, five-bedroom house in McLean was built for $ 15 million. It is now under contract with a buyer for an undisclosed amount. If Scherzer is able to obtain the full offer price from the buyer, the deal would represent an impressive payday for the triple Cy Young award winner, who bought the house for $ 5.2 million in 2015 – even though the property has undergone an expensive renovation.

At the same time, reports Urban Turf, Walls’ seven-bedroom Potomac mansion also recently went under contract with a buyer. The new owners will enjoy an indoor basketball court, a movie theater, a pool and a shuffleboard court in the backyard. It was listed for $ 4.25 million.

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Luke Mullins is a senior writer at Washingtonian magazine focusing on the people and institutions that control the city’s handles of power. He has written about the Koch Brothers’ attempts to take over The Cato Institute, David Gregory’s dismissal as moderator of NBC’s Meet the Press, the collapse of Washington’s Metro system and the conflict that divided the founders of Politico.

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