Noosa 'Blocks' sell at auction
IN need of completion, 54 Werin Street, Tewantin had been listed for sale at a price with another agent for some time before Jan Evershed of Hang Loosa took on the listing.
The difference between, sitting on the market, and being in the market, was that Jan put together an auction program.
“Having asked for selling options, the bank chose auction,” said Jan. “We received an offer during the campaign but the bank insisted we continue on to auction day.”
Auctioneer Simon Thomas held the proceedings in the front yard with some onlookers spilling onto the footpath - about 30 in all - including three registered bidders.
“What you see is what you get,” Simon began. “I’ve seen a lot of properties during my 20 years in real estate and all in different condition. This one will bring out the tradesman in you; it’s up to your imagination how you finish this.
“I should call Scott Camm from The Block, this could be an alternative to his auctions in Melbourne.
“This home has good bones, in a fantastic location not far from Tewantin shops.
“What it’s got is potential. There is some work to be done but finish it and add value.
“You cannot buy unless you bid,” he reminded, asking for an opening bid.
A start of $250,000 then 255, 256, “baby steps already” quipped Simon, but he didn’t mind as bidding continued slowly in rises of $1000 and $2000 with two active bidders. At $281,000 a third joined the race
“Welcome to the new bidder on the block,” Simon said, and then asked: “have you come to bid once or are you going again?”
“Is it on the market?” the new bidder replied.
Reaching $283,500 the auction was paused as further instructions were sought.
Jan continued “in the end the property was sold under the hammer, just $33,500 on from the opening bid. It had been a long slow climb but we got there.
“The successful buyers are local and as he is a tradie this is right up their alley. Previously looking in the Pomona area, they could see this offered exceptional value and will complete the renovation,” Jan concluded.
Having attracted solid interest and good numbers throughout the auction campaign, 19 Avron Court saw competitive bidding last Saturday as Gordon Macdonald of Jason Andrew Auctioneers asked for offers.
LJHooker Noosa principal Sharon Glasswell had been entrusted with the marketing and promotion of the Tewantin home, taking it straight to auction rather than dilly-dalling with listing at a price.
“In need of some TLC, the open homes drew buyers looking for a property where they could value add,” Sharon described.
“There are plenty of buyers out there; in fact several buyers were waiting in the wings on Saturday with conditional interest.
“We had four registered bidders on the day; selling under the hammer. The successful buyers are thrilled, having recently sold they were looking for a project to really sink their teeth into.”
Dropping into the office on Monday to see Sharon, the buyer told me they had expected the auction process to be stressful, but didn’t find it so.
“We’d been looking for four months for the right property to suit our needs, but hadn’t found the right one, whilst staying within our budget,” Jenny said.
“Although in the end, it wasn’t just about the money. We love the big block and the area is close to everything.”
83 Browns Rd: 3bed, 2bath, 4 paddocks, creek, house on 4.046ha, Richard Talady of Noosa Hinterland Realty. Sold under hammer $345,000, 5 registered bidders
241 Duke Rd: 4bed, office, views, fenced, house on 1.214ha, David Berns of Ray White Noosa Valley 0408 629 438. Passed in at $875,000, 1 registered bidder, negotiating post auction
280 Eumundi Range Rd: 4bed, 3.5bath, 4car, media + games rooms, library, 600sq m house, John Tucker of hinternoosa.com.au 0418 713 487. Passed in on a vendor’s bid of $1.85m, post auction interest
Mooloo Chase, 210 Mooloo Rd: 4bed house on 123.833ha of scrub country, Stuart Hill 0418 764 158 and Gary Corbett 0418 10 692 of Ray White Commercial Gympie. Passed in at $1,530,000, 2 registered bidders
38 Redwood Ave: 3bed, 3bath, 2car, 2living, house, Paul Hincke of Select Noosa 0438 874 793. Post auction interest, listed for sale at $795,000
6 The Islander, 183 Gympie Tce: 3bed, 1bath, 1car, townhouse, Mandy & Denis Ashcroft of Laguna 0414 541 010. Withdrawn from auction
31 Creek Rd: 4bed, 3.5bath house, 3car, pool, Melanie Butcher 0407 379 893 and Olivier Miller 0419 472 071 of Laguna. Passed in on a vendor’s bid, 2 registered bidders
18 The Anchorage: 3bed, 3bath, 2car, office, Scott Cowley 0414 544 420 and Dan Neylan 0412 764 370 of Dowling & Neylan. Passed in on a vendors bid of $2m, 1 registered bidder, listed for sale at $2,450,000
54 Werin St: rendered brick home needing completion, s/c utility area, pool, Jan Evershed of hangloosa. Sold under the hammer $283,500, 3 registered bidders
19 Avron Crt: 4bed, 2bath, 3car, pool, study, rumpus, house on 1106sq m, LJ Hooker Noosa 0407 110 159. Sold at auction $400,000, 4 registered bidders
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