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Long Jetty Reno: Ep11 - Auction Day

22 December 2017


At the start of this year Kara and I set out to find our next renovating project.  

We found the one.  It was close to home, a really short walk to the beach and close to all our favorite cafes.

We always set out to flip this property, but we did somthing a bit different and we put our heart and soul into it.  We renovated it as if we were going to live there.  Because chances are we knew if we loved it, someone else would too.  

So we bought this little shack and we plan on doing a massive renovation.  Not only that, doing a huge extension.

In the initial design phase we've factored in some really generous sized bedrooms at the front of the house which have that original feel.  They have got those awesom walk in wardrobes so there's storage galore.  The front of the house we kept quite traditional, we wanted it to tie in with that beautiful coastal home and still have that Long Jetty feel.  Out the back we've gone a lot more modern.  We've got a huge skillion roof and we've got kitchen/living/dining that opens out onto a beautiful pool area.  And that really ties into the whole Palm Springs vibe that you see when you walk through the front door and out into the hub of the home.

We've enlisted Penny and Paul from LJ Hooker to find the right buyer for this home. Someone who can appreciate all the love and thought that's gone into this space and all those extra little details.  It's been a great campaign.  There has been so many people come through the house.  And we've also had Greg and Lisa from RAMS be on hand at the opens, talking to potential buyers about their finance options.  The opens have been a big success with Kyal and Kara and it's encouraging to see so many people come through the property.  It's great to be able to go through all the different RAMS home loan options and tailor the conversation to meet their needs.

Being involved in this community is something we're really passionate about, so being here today is fantastic.  The opens have been really exciting.  We've had over 1200 people through the door and obviously not every one of those people is looking to buy, but it's so nice to hear the feedback that we've inspired other people with great ideas for their own home.

It's finally here.  The auction is on the doorstep and I've had my fair share of sleepless nights because why I'm feeling so nervous.  The anxiety has definitely kicked in.  We've got our fingers and our toes crossed but there's nothing more we can do.  That's it, we're just gonna let the auction happen. 

I'm just I haven't felt anything up to this point and now I just feel sick.  Don't feint!  Don't feint yet, we gotta sell a house. I'm just feeling really emotional I can't believe it.  It's here.  This is the day that Kara and I have anticipated for so long.  We are basically moments away from the auction, and there's people everywhere.  There's so many people in the house and everyone keeps coming up and saying done such a great job.  So it's really nice for us to get that feedback from people.  But yeah Kara and I are so nervous my stomach is just like so knotted up and twisting at the  moment, but you know in a couple of moments it's gonna all kick off and yeah we'll find out what's gonna happen.

Ladies and gentleman.  Good afternoon and welcome to this much awaited and much-anticipated auction.  There is a bit more pressure this time around because this is not only our investment money but we have put our hearts and souls into this build.  It's been a very busy year with Ziya. 

This home offers warmth, it offers a solace for family and friends to connect.  What will be your story?  How will you enjoy this beautiful property?

Ladies and gentlemen. I'm yours for an opening bid or offer to start us away. I'll take your one million and well done the champers is yours.  There we go starts at a million dollars. Good  to have you on board.  Now why don't we go to one one if you like, more if we move up in hundreds from here.  But Sir, one one?

I've got it now.  One one, will you go one two?  One two. I have a million two hundred thousand dollars.  At one point two business away.  Three and the race and great to have you there.  Happy to go as slowly as you like.  This is exceptional value and a wonderful home and exceptional location.  One three - is that one three - lady's bid again $1,300,000.  Over there - do we see one 350.  

People just sitting back waiting to see.  It's definitely a slow start.  But I mean it is what it is. It's unpredictable.  

Once we call it now, twice, Michelle at one 375 looking for one four to go but at one 375 we still have a little bit of work here to do.

Exceptional location.  Make your auctioneer sweat here today.  Twice at 1 million 375, third final time at 1 million three hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars.  Ma'am are you sure we can't have you at one point four.  Right through left, left through right, before I seek some further instructions.  Ladies and gentlemen the last chance the side of three calls. Once I call it twice bid, third final time gentleman's bid at 1 million three hundred and seventy five thousand dollars.  Speak now folks.  We need to know.

I'd have been in 375.  Paul on the phone there - one four two. Ma'am one four fifty there with number 12.  So we currently sit at 1 million $450,000.  Number six has it at $1,500,000 it it's getting close.  Well ladies and gentlemen.  As sometimes happens in auctions we are just going to seek some further instructions. I sense we're getting close. 

Ladies and gentlemen exciting news.  One million five hundred and seventy thousand dollars.  Our gentleman's bid.  We are on the market.  Playing for keeps.

One million 581 now, and five eight five, one five eight five now.  We'd have to go 86 if you want to go one more.  Sir, you are a strategist to love at one five 88.  At 1 million five hundred ninety thousand dollars.  Gentlemen.  Sir.  Once, twice, bid third final time at a million five hundred and ninety thousand dollars.

Sir, Ma'am. 

Welcome home, it's yours.

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