Brisbane vendor packs up Wednesday, strikes out Thursday in mad sprint for the coast

A bidder calculates her subsequent transfer whereas auctioneer Justin Nickerson appears on. Image: Debra Bela


A BRISBANE man has bought two houses in 15 hours for a mixed value of $2.177 million in a rush to safe funds to purchase a home on the Sunshine Coast, with all three properties to decide on the identical day.

The home at 15 Parry St, Bulimba.


“What might go incorrect?” Chris Corridor requested from the kitchen of his Bulimba residence of 28 years that went to public sale yesterday.

The sellers stayed upstairs whereas the public sale passed off within the again yard.


The previous IT analyst retired simply earlier than Covid and had been scouring the Coolum property market together with his associate Anne Stewart since December. “It’s tremendous aggressive up there,” Mr Corridor stated. “Stuff would log on on a Thursday, there’d be an open home on Saturday after which it’s all bids in by Tuesday and by Wednesday it’s gone. This occurred to us a number of instances. We weren’t even getting up there to take a look in time.”

A Sunday evening cellphone name whereas tenting at Mapleton ended the property search when their provide of simply over $1.7m for a close to new Coolum property was accepted.

Nevertheless it began a scramble to promote each their residence at 15 Parry St, Bulimba and an funding property at 55 Elwell St, Morningside to pay for the transfer.

On the Monday they rang Belle Property Bulimba principal Tony O’Doherty. They returned residence to Bulimba on Tuesday. Wednesday was pack up day. The removing van got here Thursday morning and stylists got here with their very own furnishings Thursday.

The photographer got here Friday and it was in the marketplace by the next Monday.

The property was staged on the market.


“Oh we’ve received stuff nonetheless. Take a look within the storage on the way in which out,” Mr Corridor stated.

On Friday evening, Apollo Auctions director Justin Nickerson had 9 bidders in play for 55 Elwell St, Morningside which bought underneath the hammer for $867,000 and on Saturday six bidders stood within the yard of 15 Parry St, Bulimba.

“It’s about aligning the planets,” Ms Stewart stated.

The again yard at 15 Parry St, Bulimba.


Dealing with off towards one another within the Bulimba yard, have been two girls who recognised one another from prep days on the close by St Peter and Pauls Catholic College. “We must always have chatted earlier than, like severely,” stated bidder quantity three.

She dominated a line in her pocket book underneath her closing bid of $1.308m whereas the opposite mum put up different $2000 to purchase the home on behalf of buddies for $1.31m. “I”m glad you weren’t shopping for it for your self,” the underbidder stated. “I’d have felt actually unhealthy ramping it up and up and up like that.”

The public sale was one in all greater than 80 held throughout Higher Brisbane yesterday.

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