A FAMILY looking to escape Melbourne snapped up a Gold Coast property within 36 hours of it hitting the market.
The interstate buyers, who could not physically inspect the property, relied on videos to make their decision before paying $2.225 million for the four-bedder at 43 Petrel Ave, Mermaid Beach.
It is the highest price ever paid for a property on Petrel Ave.
“The buyers are a Melbourne family who are planning to move up in January,” said Kollosche’s Eoghan Murphy, who is marketing the property with Troy Dowker.
“The owners did everything to make sure the property was ready to sell.
“And with our marketing we make sure we get everything we need so if someone in Sydney or Melbourne was buying it, it’s an easy process – we have videos, a 3D walk through, valuations, building and pest – everything they would need to make a final decision without stepping inside the property.”
The property, described as a “tropical retreat”, includes a floorplan that brings the outdoors in.
The interior includes merbau timber flooring, crisp white walls, soaring high ceilings and large windows.
A northeast facing deck is accompanied by a sparkling pool – perfect for year-round entertaining.
“It’s in one of the best spots on Petrel Ave,” Mr Murphy said.
Mr Murphy said the Gold Coast continued to be the city of choice for southerners.
“Everyone wants to get to the Gold Coast at the moment,” he said.
“The way the world is going people realise they don’t need to be in Sydney or Melbourne, they can work remotely. And where else would you want to be?”