Easter auctions prove sweet

Who’ll give me two? Auctioneer Jason Andrew seeks a rise to $2m for 36 The Promontory, Noosa Waters, at the Tom Offermann Real Estate in-rooms auction at Sheraton Noosa on Thursday evening. He got it, the property selling for $2.247m. All auctions social photos by Erle Levey
Who’ll give me two? Auctioneer Jason Andrew seeks a rise to $2m for 36 The Promontory, Noosa Waters, at the Tom Offermann Real Estate in-rooms auction at Sheraton Noosa on Thursday evening. He got it, the property selling for $2.247m. All auctions social photos by Erle Levey

Held on Thursday evening at the Sheraton Noosa, 13 properties were presented to the market with another, unit 43 Outrigger in Gympie Terrace being held over for the next.

The event kicked off with buoyant start to what is one of the most active times for the property market in Noosa with genuine bidding on the majority of a wide range of listings. Serious negotiations were underway many times with one in particular lasting almost the entire two hours of the in-rooms auction before the result was announced by the fall of the gavel.

Following an opening bid of $1.8m by one phone bidder in Bali for 36 The Promontory, Noosa Waters, another phone bidder countered with an increase of $500,000 and so they continued to $1.9m when the increment rose by three times that to an offer of $2,050,000.

"Some auctioneers would say that was a good bid sir, I'd say it's a great bid," Jason Andrew of Jason Andrew Auctioneers remarked.

At $2,150,000 Jason suggested $2.2 would make sense to which Tom Offermann replied "I'm trying and he's trying to convince his wife."

Pausing at this stage due to negotiations and technical issues lot 3 was parked, yet in the end it was worth it with the property selling under the hammer for $2,247,000.

In this instance it had been a drawn out process due to the Sydney buyer being at a Bali resort and the Tom Offermann team insisting on the offer be in a text or fax form so that everyone was clear on the process.

Julie and Marcus Bengtsson sold unit 3 Kayannee, Sunrise Beach, to a young family from Brisbane who had only inspected the day before when visiting family at the complex next door.

The seller had been on the market for some time but listened to the buyer feedback Julie and Marcus were able to give him through the auction process therefore enabling him to set a reasonable reserve and negotiate a sale price where the market had spoken.

Two more properties had been snapped up prior to the auction date including a sale just hours before of unit 1 Como, Noosaville.

Whilst the vendor had rejected several offers throughout the campaign the winning contract was just too good to pass up and so after all parties had been advised that an exceptionally tempting offer was on the table and now was the time to talk if they wished, the seller accepted the Melbourne buyer's offer and went to contract.

The event continued to buzz right to the end but it wasn't about the quantity of people in the room but rather the quality of buyer and the energy of work which was about to take place on those still in negotiation.


Room for excitement

There have been some outstanding sales in recent weeks, auctioneer Peter Baldwin said at the introduction of the Richardson & Wrench in-rooms on Easter Saturday.

"They are under confidentiality agreements but they will be ground-breaking," he teased.

Eight properties were offered to the market at the Sherton Noosa as well as one selling prior.

Marketing agent Kate Cox was successful in selling 4/25 Coral Tree Avenue, Noosa Heads, prior to auction with a contract price of $295,000.

Whilst Kate had presented the interstate investors with another offer during the campaign this one was sufficient to persuade and so they went to contract with a local couple looking to downsize.

With a projected income of $9000 per week in the festive season, 55 Wyuna Drive, Noosa Sound, is a family residence encompassing an incredible lifestyle the auctioneer remarked and so added he was looking for something above $3m.

"What figure above that is up to you," the auctioneer tempted before passing the property in. Selling co-principal Jennifer Carr later advised a list price of $3.1m."

The Little Cove property of 62 Park Road had been one everyone was looking forward to.

"A once in a lifetime opportunity, the bell is ringing right now," Peter Baldwin reminded the crowd. "A duplex sells for $4,185,000 so I'd think we should start above $4m."

Opening on behalf of the vendor a little lower than that at $3.9m the property was passed in allowing selling co-principal Peter Butt to continue working with parties who preferred to keep matters confidential whilst continuing research into engineering detail and plans.

Jennifer Carr later spoke of the positive crowd holding considerable conditional interest and that the sales team will be following on in the days ahead to finalise negotiations.


Strong enquiry

The auction promotion of 105 Panorama Drive, Doonan, has attracted an amazing amount of enquiry with emails and phone calls being received daily by marketing agent Fiona Winter of Fiona Winter Realty.

"On the market following a renovation a couple of years ago the stunning residence is fresh and totally new," Fiona described.

"Feedback has been excellent whether it's a gorgous sunny clear day or raining when a completely different character is encountered, one taking in the wispy clouds as they come up the valley.

"Interest has included enquiry from interstate and overseas attracted by the location, style and finish of the property. There's no doubt of the wow factor of this property."

Fiona has welcomed a steady flow of potential interested parties every Saturday to the two hour open homes, many of whom stay and enjoy the relaxed ambience.

"People often inspect the home and then wander the gardens before returning to drift through the rooms once again. Everyone is relaxed and most don't want to leave, there's such a wonderful warm family feel."

Gordon MacDonald of Jason Andrew Auctioneers will present the property on site tomorrow, April 14, at 11am.

There will be a further twilight viewing this evening from 4 to 5.30pm and again a pre-auction open at 10.30am tomorrow.


Local knowledge

David Berns of Century 21 Conolly Hay Group has good local knowledge of Doonan as well as a proven record of sales in the area so it was hardly surprising when the owners of 7 Piccabeen Street, Doonan, decided to sell they also chose him to get the job done.

The interstate sellers had been trying to sell the five-bedroom house on 4236sq m for some time at a price but now wanting it moved they've taken the price out in a motivated endeavor allowing genuine buyers to convey where they see value.

David has welcomed excellent numbers to the property throughout the auction campaign which will come to a head Sunday, April 15, as Gordon MacDonald of Jason Andrew Auctioneers asks who will pay how much.

The auction will get under way on site at 2pm.


Haven of tranquillity

With a kitchen to indulge the masterchef and an industrial shed to satisfy most men, 36 McIntyre Lane, Tinbeerwah, has much to offer the acreage buyer looking for privacy amongst natural beauty.

Marketing agent Paul Bielby of Countryside Realty Noosa has promoted this two-bedroom, two-bathroom home on 14.76ha leading up to tomorrow's auction day.

Previously on the market at a price, the sellers who have recently experienced a change in circumstances feel that by going to auction they are putting previous expectations behind them in a quest for a speedy sale.

Set amongst substantial homes, the owners have built the property up over the past 15 years into a haven of tranquillity with the residence surrounded by landscaped gardens surrounded by natural bushland.

Auctioneer Michael Hughes will present the home on site Saturday, April 14, at 2pm.


Hinterland action

Selling at auction on the first Saturday of the month, 42 Old Gympie Road attracted four registered bidders on the day as Tess Alexandroff and Greg Smith of Select Noosa welcomed a good crowd to the Yandina house on 807sq m.

Needing to be sold, it seems everyone was waiting until auction day to show their hand including the successful buyers who inspected just before registering to bid.

The opening offer came from the floor at $100,000 and continued slowly between two parties until being sold under the hammer for $200,000.

Tess and Greg will again be taking registrations at the auction of 41 Honeydew Place, Ninderry, on Saturday April 14.

Tess reported good interest in the five plus bedroom house on 5067sq m and expects it could also sell on the day.

"Families and people looking to downsize and get a bit more space around them have expressed genuine interest" Tess said.

Select Noosa principal and auctioneer will be looking for a show of hands April 14 on site at 1pm.


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