Real estate agents debunk posts about Meng Wanzhou’s Shaughnessy mansion
Posts advertising Meng Wanzhou’s Shaughnessy mansion for sale have been circulating on messaging app WeChat since the Huawei Technologies Co. executive was freed from house arrest and returned to China.
And a former listing agent has been getting messages and calls, even some cash offers.
But both Vancouver realtor Julie Wei, who was the listing agent, and Bob Cheng, who was the buying agent, for the home in 2016 when it was purchased in the name of Meng’s husband, Liu Xiaozong, say the property is currently not for sale on MLS or off-market.
The house, where Meng stayed during her house arrest when she was fighting extradition to the U.S., has a current assessment of $13.7 million and is at 1603 Matthews Ave.
“They’re a lot of people who have too much time on their hands,” said Cheng.
He’s the buying agent who sold the couple their first home in Vancouver’s Dunbar area in 2006 for $2.7 million and also represented them in their $15 million purchase of the Shaughnessy home. He was also a guarantor who pledged part of the $7 million surety Meng needed as a bail condition of her being able to live under house arrest during the court case.