Character House attracts 71 Groups at first Open Home
The start of 2020 has seen buyers flock to one of Brisbane city’s inner north suburbs this past weekend with one open home attracting an astounding 71 groups in just 30 minutes.
Real Estate Agent Lance Russell of Coronis said it was the first time he’d opened 9 Jardine Street in Kedron since listing it on the market six days before on 6 January, 2020.
“I was completely blown away by the amount of people that came through,” Mr Russell said. “I’ve been selling houses for the past 13 years and the most groups I have ever had attend a single open home was 46 so to have 71 groups walk through on Saturday was phenomenal.
“To be honest, it was like school drop off time. We had at least 150 people on the property at any one time, the street was full and there were cars parked everywhere the eye could see.
“I knew we were going to have a big open home as the property has had more than 5000 views on realestate.com.au compared to the average Kedron property which gets 757 visits and I’d received more than 28 direct enquiries in five days.”
When asked what made the property so popular, Mr Russell said supply and demand.
“I sold the house to the current owners six years ago and they’ve since renovated it into a beautiful character style Queenslander with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There’s nothing else like it on the market which means buyers don’t have a lot of choice at the moment.
“It’s also in a great location and in the catchment zone for Mount Alvernia College, Padua College and St Anthony's Primary School. Anything in this area that’s listed under $800,000 attracts a lot of interest but I think Saturday’s record indicates that buyers are back out in force after the holidays and demand is far outstripping supply.
“In fact another property I have listed on Rode Road which has been on the market for two months also had 21 groups through on Saturday, which is the most interest since I first listed it.
“It’s definitely a great time for Kedron home owners who have been thinking of moving to sell, there is no shortage of buyers out there currently.”