Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Breaking News: Phil Romano Not Selling $17.5 Million Dollar Home Because of Me

Or so a mystery source told my office manager. My manager won't divulge the person's name but here's what they said. Doris Jacobs, the listing agent for Phil Romano's $17.5 million dollar abode on Strait Lane, is apparently upset with me because she says I am responsible for Mr. Romano pulling his house from the market a few months ago. While I appreciate the implication that my little blog weilds such power over the psyche of the restaurant mogul and recent house-flipper, I'm afraid that accusation is nothing short of absurd. Indulge me while I break it down for Mrs. Jacobs and the mystery source and set the record straight.

December 5th, 2007 - Romano home hits the MLS for $17.5 million.

December 30th, 2007 - The Real Estalker gives her opinion on the Phil Romano house decor. Let's just say it was none too flaterring.

January 2nd, 2008 @ 9:54am - Kristiana Heap over at Park Cities People's blog Overheard, picks up on the news from Real Estalker and brings it home to Dallas.

January 2nd, 2008 @ 11:46am - D Magazine's real estate blog, Dallas Dirt, catches wind and enters the fray via D's Adam McGill.

January 2nd, 2008 @ 10:15pm - Candy Evans posts some pretty personal information (rhymes with "Three Forks") from an anonymous "high profile real estate source" that says this is the reason the Romano's pulled their home from the market.

January 3rd, 2008 - Little ol' DREB posts what everyone above has already been blogging about.

January 8th, 2008 - The Romano's pull their listing from the MLS. Prompting a few blogs (inlcuding DREB) to discuss why they did so.

I hope this timeline of blog posts will clear things up for Doris and the mystery source who tattled on me to my office manager. Furthermore, I'm pretty sure the Romano's had their own reasons for pulling their $17.5 million home off the market after 34 days. Phil Romano has been ridiculed by the likes of D Magazine for years, and he's going to get his feelings hurt over my little blog regurgitating what other blogs have already discussed? That's giving me a little too much credit and the Romano's too little.


  1. All I'm saying is wait & see. The truth of this whole on-again-off-again senario will come out in time.
    And none of us is to blame.

  2. Mrs. Lydia, are you the "high profile real estate source"? :)