It was a gorgeous Autumn day with many potential purchasers and also many locals coming to view the home in it’s final 30 minute pre-auction viewing. We were set for a great campaign, provided the interested parties put their hands up.
As soon as auctioneer Phil Rawlings handed control over to the crowd and asked for bids, a keen young couple immediately put their hand up at $550,000 to open the bidding, wasting no time at all.
Bids began to flow left right and centre with minimal lag-time and 7 separate parties put their hand up in the process. At $602,500 we had our first pause in the auction where a couple of bidders were curious as to whether the property was on the market. After a very brief consultation with the owners John and Sheila, the auctioneer emerged announcing to the crowd that YES the property was on the market, which then saw the bidding re-commencing freely.
The crowd was actively involved and the final bidder was coincidentally the same couple who opened the bidding at the commencement of the auction. “SOLD for $621,000!” to a young couple who had also been lucky enough to have grown up in Cheltenham.
The lucky purchasers have now bought into one of the nicest streets in the area, with a bit of history behind it as the street was originally home to “Keamy Industries” and Mr Keamy himself still lives on Keamy Avenue.