Wantirna South and Croydon sellers win with Grand Final eve auction sales
A footy-mad agent has scored a hat-trick of Grand Final eve auction wins.
Saints diehard and Barry Plant Wantirna auctioneer Daniel Cripps has held auctions on the Friday public holiday for three years.
This year, he even managed to get the vendors of 5 Mead Court, Wantirna South a $875,000 result, which was $85,000 above reserve. Mr Cripps and his fellow agents were decked out in footy scarfs for the auction.
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The auction drew a strong contest among five bidders to give the original three-bedroom home on 728sq m a huge result considering it was in knockdown condition, Mr Cripps said.
“I tried to get some sympathy bids from the crowd of around 80 since I am a Saints supporter,” Mr Cripps quipped.
One family have owned 5 Mead Coirt since they paid $34,400 for it in 1986. The buyer, an investor from Glen Waverley who will lease it out, outbid developers and renovators.
On the same day last year, Mr Cripps auctioned nearby 12 Mead Court for $1.052 million.
“This is the third year running that we have scored a 100 per cent clearance with our Grand Final eve auctions,” he said.
There was just one other auction in Melbourne the same day as auction numbers dipped for the long weekend.
In Croydon, a two-bedroom home at 4A Coreen St on 382sq m went to a first-home buyer for $626,000.
This was just above the $620,000 reserve and the auction had three bidders.
A young woman joined midway during the bidding and won the keys despite being nervous as she was buying her first home.
“We helped her during the auction as she had missed out on a private sale yesterday in Ringwood East,” auctioneer James Brougham of Barry Plant Croydon said.
The four-year-old townhouse is a stroll to Burnt Bridge Shopping Centre and schools and just a short drive to the train station.
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