Auction Success Story – July

Well-loved ‘Tūī Retreat’ proves popular at auction

In our Paraparaumu auction room on the 29th of July, you could tell it was going to be a big one with 22 Sailmaker Close in Whitby going under the hammer. Sure enough, it was a big moment for our vendors, a big turnout, and a big result!

Throughout the 24 days on the market, real estate consultants Gavin and Holly took 37 groups through the property. Additionally, their tailored digital marketing packages made sure that the property captured the attention of many throughout its campaign.

It’s special to see such a well-loved property. Having lived in this house for 28 years and raising their children there, the vendors are naturally very houseproud. Over time, they renovated it into the magnificent property that it is. The open plan kitchen and dining area lead out to decking with a bush backdrop and views over Whitby and the Pāuatahanui Inlet. In this special location, the vendors had a relationship with the Tūī that came to their home every day to sing, talk and be fed. Affectionately naming the house ‘Tūī Retreat’, this home really is unique.

For those who saw this property, it was evident that the uniqueness made it hard to put a price on it. As a result, the vendors chose to sell through the auction process. They trusted buyers to see the value in their home and determine this for themselves.  

With a full room on auction day and eight bidders who took their chances, there was definitely an excited buzz in the room. Bids opened at a high level, and it quickly reached reserve. Buyers showed they had a strategy, with widely varied increments making the auction feel particularly long. However the wait was well worth it!

Selling for 79% above RV, the end result was above and beyond the vendors expectations.

As vendors who have poured so much into their beloved property, there’s nothing better than seeing it go to a family. The lucky new owners are upsizing, and will also bring up their family in this home. 

While never easy to sell a home after living in it and loving it so long, knowing that the new owners will love the house as much as they have makes for a wonderful handover.

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