Auction Success Story – September

Hidden jewel sells for record price in Plimmerton

A site with history, a mid-campaign lockdown and a record price for Plimmerton in spite of it! The auction of 3 Bath Street was an exciting one.

Located where the old Plimmerton Motors building had been since the 1940s, there’s a lot of history to the site of this property. As an architect, the vendor meticulously planned and considered prior to construction. In fact, he studied every sun angle for a year during the design process to ensure the property truly maximised its potential. Additionally, preserving the fascinating history of the site was important to the vendors. They nostalgically repurposed many of the original materials from the old building for the new design.

As a waterfront home that is both stylish and livable, this property is certainly unique. With a busy campaign period led by real estate consultant AM Janssen, they received significant interest from buyers nationwide.

Despite being disrupted by two weeks in lockdown, 91 groups made it through the property before auction day.

Given the uncertainty around alert level changes, a number of plans were in place come auction day. Fortunately, we changed to level two at midnight on the day of the auction. This meant that we could come together to do what we do best! There’s something extra special about holding an auction on-site, driving up the connection and excitement that little bit more.

With ten registered bidders, it was certainly a busy auction. Anticipation levels ran high, for both our vendors (who were live streaming from lockdown in Auckland) and the buyers we had on-site. 

Not only did it sell for 115% above RV, but it reached a new record sale price for Plimmerton.

The vendors, who entrusted in the auction process, achieved a fantastic result for their much-loved property. Purchased by locals who already love the area, they now get to enjoy the lifestyle that this property offers.

Selling houses, changing people’s lives, and breaking records while we’re at it – just another day in our auction rooms!

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