Great time for those seeking value

BUYERS are getting good value at the moment, according to Sam Plummer of Dowling & Neylan.

Yet if you are selling and then buying in the same market, it's all relevant.

Sam was commenting on the sale after auction of 12 Headland Dr, Noosaville.

The four-bedroom house with pool went to auction on June 2 with Sam and Karen Bester of Dowling & Neylan.

"There was strong interest on the day," Sam said, "and we sold it three-four weeks after the auction.

"The auction process helped establish where we needed to be in regard to price

"Enquiry was strong and healthy throughout the program. The buyers were from the New South Wales southern highlands and it came to their attention just after the auction.

"They had been researching the market but wanted to establish if it was in their price range.

"Consequently, they flew up and purchased it. They are going to reside here permanently.

"The process attracted a number of real buyers in the market place. It's now a matter of having to get the property to suit those buyers.

"We are still looking for some properties to satisfy them.

"The buyers liked the fact there was absolutely nothing to do to the house, that it was done to a high standard and it was just a matter of walk in and unpack."

The buyers are out and about, looking for that elusive property that will suit their needs and wants, Select Noosa's Greg Smith said, after seeing 16 groups inspect a penthouse apartment in Noosaville at the weekend.

The two-bedroom-plus apartment with rooftop pool at 5/20 James St, goes to auction on Saturday at 1pm.

"I am getting a real mixture of locals and buyers from interstate looking to relocate," he said.

"The privacy, location and quality of finishes are a real drawcard, as well as the lift access.

"I have a potential buyer flying from NZ this week to inspect the property."

The value of Noosa property is stimulating the market, according to Nic Hunter of Tom Offermann Real Estate.

"We are seeing all sectors of the market trading again."

Part of that is people moving up the market. That is they are selling in the $500,000s and and then buying for $700,000-$800,000.

"There is some good local trading going on."

Nic is excited at the moment as there are some good properties that will get wide exposure in spring and fuel further inquiry.

His advice is to take advantage of the momentum.

"Now is the best time to get a property on the market as buyers are considering the best sales time is now," he said.

"Get interest before the holidays so you can get the people in.

"If you wait too long you are restricted to the one market, the summer holidays, when a huge amount of stock will be on the market."


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