Going, going...already gone!

33 Mermaid Quay, Noosa Waters, sold prior to auction with Nic Hunter of Tom Offermann Real Estate.
33 Mermaid Quay, Noosa Waters, sold prior to auction with Nic Hunter of Tom Offermann Real Estate.

CONTINUING his run of sales, Nic Hunter of Tom Offermann Real Estate has sold 33 Mermaid Quay, Noosa Waters, prior to auction. The five-bedroom, five-bathroom waterfront home with pool was scheduled to go under the hammer at the next in-rooms auction event on October 6.

"It was on market previously by auction and a price," Nic said, "which was where we were asked to come in.

"I suggested we go to auction in October.

"That was on the Thursday. Within two weeks we had an unconditional contract.

"We had very strong buyer enquiry with attendances at open houses."

The Victorian buyers were looking for a holiday house and loved the open plan nature of the home.

"With north-east aspect the light floods in all day," Nic said. "It has clean sleek lines and beautiful uncluttered presentation.

"The buyers inspected many properties on the market but fell in love with it.

"Now we have three parties who have missed out and still looking with us to find a similar property."

The vendors are moving to the Gold Coast for business.


Privacy of penthouse

Private, with views and ideal for anyone wanting to downsize or use as a holiday destination, Select Noosa's Greg Smith put 5 Asoon Noosa, 20 James St, Noosaville, to the market on Saturday.

"I'm here to see what you are willing to pay," he said of the two-plus bedroom, two-plus bathroom penthouse apartment with rooftop pool.

"Last week at Tewantin we had eight registered bidders at the Ward St auction.

"Three rang later asking 'can we still buy it?'

"The answer was 'No'.

"If you don't bid you don't buy. I have the mortgagee ready for a phone call."

The $700,000 opening bid saw the auctioneer refer to it as a Ned Kelly start but acknowledged it to be fairly bid and offered.

Bidding continued to $850,000 with the auctioneer responding at $900,000 which he said was still below mortgagee expectations.

Greg passed the property in and reminded that all interested offers would be submitted.


Dual roles

It was an auction with a difference at 5 South Pacific, 179 Weyba Rd, Noosaville, on Saturday. With John Heeley in the role of auctioneer and Leona Heeley speaking about the property, it was a matter of two being better than one.

As joint marketing agents, the Laguna Real Estate husband-and-wife team saw one registered bidder for the one-bedroom, one-bathroom fully furnished unit.

The property was passed in following a bid of $185,000 with John and Leona now negotiating.


Spirited bidding expected

One which is sure to exhibit spirited bidding is 9 Tulip Street Cooroy, a three-bedroom house on 1864sq m opposite the school and within easy walking distance to town.

"This is one for the budget conscience buyer," marketing agent Barry Quinn of Ray White Cooroy reported. "It must be sold and who knows where the future potential lies in regards to possible subdivision."

Situated on a lovely big block and being fresh to the market, this residential property has attracted one offer during the auction campaign and will be open for inspection from 9.30am tomorrow, Saturday, August 25, just half an hour prior to the auction getting underway at 10am.

John Tucker of is marketing 29 Ashgrove Drive, Cooroy, a two-level brick and tile home in a cul-de-sac in Cooroy Park.

Fresh to the market and straight into an auction campaign, this large house would be excellent for families due to the position and a large level block of 1422sq m on the western side of the railway line making it easy walking distance to schools and Cooroy CBD.

"The block here is key," John said, "being much larger than normal it could easily take a tennis court, pool or shed, in fact whatever you wish to value add."

Auctioneer David Crerar will offer the north facing 340sq m residence on site tomorrow August 25 at 11am.


Role made easy

"My role as auctioneer is made easier by the home we have here," Justin Bond said on Saturday morning as he introduced 1 Broadreach Ct, Noosaville, to the market for Steve Smith of Laguna Real Estate.

The five-bedroom, four-bathroom house with pool on 1417sq m saw about 25-30 people gathered around the resort-style pool.

"It's a massive home ... 64 squares. There has been good feedback from the many who have inspected it."

A bid of $1m saw Justin challenge the crowd to "eyeball your competitor" under auction conditions.

"There is conditional interest ... my instructions are clear. If there are no further bids I will pass it in at that and Steve will continue negotiations with those parties."


For all the results, details, and further comprehensive coverage of 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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