IT was an Olympic moment at 63-65 Ward St, Tewantin, on Saturday when Select Noosa principal and auctioneer Greg Smith put two-bedroom Queenslander on 1012sq m to the market.
"The only difference between this property and the Olympics is there will be no silver medal today," he said.
Held in front of the property with about 45-50 in attendance, the auction attracted seven registered bidders.
"The question is, how much are we prepared to pay?" the auctioneer asked.
There was a start of $300,000 on his right.
"We have people hoping it will be passed in so they can put in a conditional offer."
The response was $325,000 but the bidder needed to register, making it eight.
"Thank you sir, come up now ...
"So, we continue ... 350 I have, 375 on the left, 380, 390 on the nod, 395 on right.
"I'll take 400, 410 in front, 415."
At that stage the auctioneer sought instructions from the executor of the estate.
They asked to place bid of $425,000 and the auctioneer was looking for advances on that. Negotiations continued until a local buyer offered $430,000 and it was sold under the hammer.
The extra mile
A beachside Queenslander at Sunrise Beach has shown that going the extra mile is worth the effort. A cash unconditional contract within days of going on the market, that's what Nic Hunter of Tom Offermann Real Estate achieved at 1 Newfield St, Sunrise Beach.
The four-bedroom, three-bathroom house created a huge response, Nic said. Part because of the marketing, part because of the presentation.
He was dealing with 9-12 groups through open for inspections, private inspections during the week, and solid internet enquiries.
"It's a fantastic house," he said. "Absolutely nothing to do."
The two-level home was a full renovation, with additional decks and steps to give it that Gone with the Wind effect.
"It caught everyone's attention. Going the extra yard pays dividends ... it can be all the difference when attracting prospects.
"They were wonderful owners, we really worked well together as a team."
The interstate buyers were wanting to relocate, take advantage of the wonderful coastal lifestyle, while the vendors will be staying in the area.
"It's good to see people coming back to the market and buying with the heart," Nic said.
"The level of interest we had on the property, the last few properties in fact ... buyers felt they had to act because they may have been beaten to the post.
"Auction created a buzz around the property. You just wouldn't get that with private treaty."
Process brings sale
The benefit of auction showed itself when Unit 6, 45 Tingara Cres, Sunise Beach, sold prior to the July 28 date with Robyn Opperman of Belle Property Noosa.
The two-bedroom, two-bathroom beachside unit had been on the market a long period of time at a price.
"It was the auction process that flushed them out," Robyn said. "One interested party opened it up but then Brisbane people stepped forward.
"His wife was not keen to bid at auction so they were encouraged to make a prior offer.
"They did some checks and went into negotiations.
"It was a good result as it sold for a solid figure."
Set to sell
There was a crowd of about 50 and two bidders when Belle Property Noosa took 3 Sails Royale, 26 Sunseeker Close, Noosa Waters, to auction on Saturday, August 4.
"It was an outstanding turn-out," Belle principal and marekting agent Robyn Oppermann said. "There were lots of positive comments about the marketing and exposure through Domain Noosa."
Right on the waterfront, three ensuited bedrooms, two jetties shared in complex, a beautiful outlook.
"What is there not to like about it?" auctioneer David Garwood said.
"It had it all. It was set to sell."
The morning of the auction was glorious and there were quite a few Melbourne people in the crowd.
"We felt it was a perfect example of how an auction should proceed," Robyn said. "It was passed in $750,000 and we handed out two contracts immediately afterwards."
It was a cool morning on Saturday ... that cold that agents have their hands in their own pockets, auctioneer Michael Hughes joked.
He was taking the three-bedroom house on 1ha at 967 Eumundi-Noosa Rd, Doonan, to the market with Billy McCann of Love Property Group. With five registered bidders it didn't take long to get a start at $200,000.
Bidding continued to $316,000 where instructions were sought. The offer was increased to $345,000 and the property sold at that figure.
With 180-degree views of the coast, the pavilion-style home at 335 Duke Rd, Doonan, attracted a gathering of 20-25 in the living room on Saturday as auctioneer David Crerar introduced the property to the market.
Promoted by Linda Shore-Perez of Villa Prestige Properties, the renovated three-bedroom home with studio provided a great mix of natural light and contemporary architecture.
"Duke Road is one of the best addresses in the Noosa hinterland," the auctioneer said.
Looking for a start at $1m, he was successful on the left and then looked for an increase of $50,000.
"$1.05, $1.1 ... the bid is on the right, $1.175 in the centre."
Seeking instructions at that point, David returned to announce the agents would be talking with highest bidder and vendor.
"Unfortunately we cannot place it on market so I will call three times and then continue negotiations with that party.
"We are in the paddock, not far off the price. We just have not locked the gate yet."
For all the details, comprehensive coverage and results on this week's auctions, or for more on property, pick up your copy of Domain free in Noosa News or in Saturday's Sunshine Coast Daily.
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