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Star Athletes’ Departures a Boon for DC-Area Realtors

John Wall and Max Scherzer have secured deals to sell their multimillion-dollar DC-area properties.

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While the decisions to trade away John Wall and Max Scherzer were a disappointment for Washington-area sports fans, their departures have been a boon for local real estate agents. 

Wall, the former Washington Wizards point guard, and Scherzer, the ex 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 listed for $15 million. It is now under contract with a buyer for an undisclosed sum. If Scherzer is able to obtain the full asking price from the buyer, the deal would represent an impressive payday for the three-time Cy Young award winner, who purchased the house for $5.2 million in 2015—though the property has undergone an expensive renovation. 

At the same time, Urban Turf reports, Wall’s seven-bedroom Potomac mansion also recently went under contract with a buyer. The new owners will get to enjoy an indoor basketball court, a movie theater, a pool, and a backyard shuffleboard court. 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 levers of power. He has written about the Koch Brothers’ attempt to take over The Cato Institute, David Gregory’s ouster as moderator of NBC’s Meet the Press, the collapse of Washington’s Metro system, and the conflict that split apart the founders of Politico.