Auctioneer Andrew Bell throughout Ray White’s annual public sale Occasion. {Photograph}: Jason O’Brien

IT’S actual property’s equal of the Magic Hundreds of thousands thoroughbred gross sales.

Dozens of blue ribbon tons, paraded earlier than lots of of potential bidders on the nation’s largest public sale on the Gold Coast on Sunday.

By 5pm, properties price greater than $35m had offered below the hammer, with 40 per cent of this system nonetheless to be auctioned at The Occasion hosted by Ray White Surfers Paradise.


A part of the group on the Occasion. {Photograph}: Jason O’Brien

A crowd of greater than 400 patrons, sellers and buyers packed the convention room of the RACV Royal Pines Resort at Benowa, as 315 registered bidders vied for the most important assortment of properties within the public sale’s 29-year historical past. Greater than 130 various properties have been to be auctioned over two days.

Ray White Surfers Paradise CEO Andrew Bell took the stage with colleague Mitch Peereboom as 112 properties went below the hammer.

One other 13 offered earlier than prior, three properties have been withdrawn and 4 postponed till


Greater than 400 individuals turned up on the day. {Photograph} : Jason O’Brien

February, with the rest to be auctioned at The Occasion’s Status public sale of Thursday.

By 5pm, the clearance price was 79 per cent and anticipated to rise as gross sales have been finalised in coming days. Listings starting from one-bedroom residences and full unit blocks, to luxurious waterfront houses and acreage.

The ambiance was charged as keen patrons competed for a slice of the nation’s largest property pie, towards the backdrop of a heated market which had seen gross sales inventory dwindle by way of 2020.

The gang constructed early, socially distanced however united by anxious power as they armed themselves with packages, scanning QR Codes for show contracts earlier than taking their place for the looming battle in the principle public sale enviornment.

The best bid on the day was $2.7m for a 17-bedroom resort at 44 Queen Road Southport,

A 3-bedroom riverfront cottage from a bygone period, at 51 Waddiwong Street, Coomera, offered for

whereas the bottom worth paid was $315,000 for a two-bedroom house within the Chevron Renaissance constructing at 23 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise.

Mr Bell mentioned the market was essentially the most aggressive he’d seen in a few years, as patrons from throughout the spectrum acted on pent-up demand to safe a property of their desires.

Of registered bidders, 70 per cent have been from Queensland and the remainder from interstate.

“Native and interstate patrons have come out in power at this time to strengthen the truth that the post-COVID surroundings is ushering in a golden period for the Gold Coast,” Mr Bell mentioned.

“Folks have accelerated their choice making relating to shopping for property.

“They need to be on the Gold Coast not directly, form or kind, whether or not as owner-occupiers or buyers,” he mentioned.


– 130 properties on the market

– $35m in property offered

– 79 per cent clearance price

– 315 registered bidders

– $2.7m highest worth paid

– $315,000 lowest worth paid

Mr Bell mentioned they began accumulating properties for Sunday’s public sale numerous months in the past due to a scarcity of high quality inventory.

“About September final 12 months, we might see a scarcity that was looming so we set about figuring out essentially the most fascinating properties,” Mr Bell mentioned.

“We spent a number of months placing this collectively. We did squirrel them away.”

First-home patrons Brittan Wooden and Jade Bradford fought it out towards a telephone bidder to safe a five-bedroom dwelling at 72 Alicia Road, Southport for $718,000.

The couple mentioned they have been set on buying the 7-year-old dwelling as quickly as they inspected it final week.

“We went and noticed the home final week and it regarded excellent for us,” Mr Wooden mentioned.

“It undoubtedly acquired intense on the market. I wasn’t certain if we have been going to get it.”

The 506 sqm dwelling was purpose-built for twin dwelling and has a swimming pool and two-car storage.

450 Guanaba Creek Street, Guanaba, offered below the hammer for $1.675m.

Different notable transactions included a 7.44 acre equine property at 450 Guanaba Creek Street, Guanaba, which offered below the hammer for $1.675m; a four-bedroom waterfront dwelling at 2 Helen Court docket in common Broadbeach Waters which went for $1.202m; and a riverfront cottage at 51 Waddiwong Street, Coomera for $995,000.

With the Gold Coast distinctive amongst regional markets for its January peak, property pundits from round Australia eye The Occasion to gauge purchaser urge for food for 2021.

This 12 months’s providing shocked with its huge program approaching the again of the COVID-induced property bubble, with brokers reporting an increase in pre-auction gross sales and better clearance charges of round 85 per cent on the finish of 2020.


Auctioneer Andrew Bell takes bids from the group. {Photograph}: Jason O’Brien

“Covid-19 has pushed an insatiable urge for food for the standard life-style markets just like the Gold Coast. The variety of properties we’re taking to public sale will swimsuit a broad vary of patrons who’re in a big cohort trying to relocate completely,” Mr Bell mentioned.

The bidding frenzy continues into subsequent week, with The Occasion’s Status sequence on Thursday night the place properties going to public sale embrace a luxurious waterfront villa at Runaway Bay; 7309 Bayside Shut, Sanctuary Cove, with six bedrooms and 9 loos; beachside stunner 7 Katta Avenue at Currumbin and a glamorous semi-rural providing at 603 The Panorama, Tallai.


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