100-strong crowd forces impromptu Moorooka bus cease public sale

This renovated home at 6 Robinson St, Moorooka has bought underneath the hammer for $1.15 million. Picture: provided

The primary onsite public sale for Ray White New Farm for the reason that COVID-19 lockdown was not speculated to be held at a bus cease – however, when greater than 100 folks turned up for the public sale, brokers had no selection however to take it out on the road.

Mr Cush calls the public sale from the close by bus cease.

With solely 20 folks permitted onsite at anybody time for open properties and auctions in Queensland proper now – and a big crowd, together with 9 registered bidders, turning up within the rain – Ray White auctioneer Haesley Cush arrange proceedings off the property at a close-by bus cease.


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The bus doesn’t choose up any passengers however stops for a number of seconds on the intersection earlier than turning proper into Hamilton Rd, Moorooka.

When the 116 bus from Rocklea pulled into the cease, Mr Cush had his mum’s umbrella in a single hand and a whopping $960,000 bid within the different.

“Right here comes the competitors,” he mentioned, pausing the public sale of 6 Robinson St, Moorooka to let the bus cross.

That is what Robinson St, Moorooka normally appears like. Picture: Debra Bela

On Saturday it regarded like this. The home going to public sale was the white home on the left. Picture: Debra Bela

By the point the bus became neighbouring Hamilton Rd, Mr Cush had one other $20,000 bid on prime of the $960,000.

“He had just a little bit extra time to consider it,’ Mr Cush mentioned of the bidder. “I’m searching for 1,000,000 now.”

The home at 6 Robinson Rd, Moorooka. Picture: provided.

With folks nonetheless arriving, actual property brokers determined to relocate the public sale to the road to stick to social distancing necessities.

When the hammer lastly went down, the five-bedroom renovated Queenslander bought for $1.15m to a few that had been sheltering underneath an umbrella emblazoned with the emblem of South Australia’s Pulteney Grammar Faculty.

9 registered bidders had been within the crowd with 5 energetic throughout the public sale.

They hadn’t crossed the border for the public sale, however had been as soon as stationed in South Australia.

“I labored as a trainer in South Australia however I’ve been right here for eight years,” the profitable bidder mentioned. “We reside in Camp Hill”.

The kitchen at 6 Robinson St, Moorooka. Picture: provided

The 102-year-old Queenslander the couple purchased was considered one of 42 properties that went to public sale throughout Brisbane over the weekend.

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The distributors Andrew and Megan Mewing had purchased the property in 2014, getting native builders, Grayhaus, to undertake a full renovation.

The home was styled by Brushed Interiors. Picture: provided

It was Mrs Mewing’s dwelling staging firm that arrange the property earlier than public sale.

Ray White New Farm agent Meaghan Bakker had little doubt that the staging made a distinction when it got here to attracting consumers’ consideration.

“There’s no query it was the presentation of this dwelling,” she mentioned. “It was straight out of the pages of .”

Mrs Mewing along with her son at 6 Robinson St, Moorooka. Picture: provided


Ms Bakker mentioned the staged dwelling attracted individuals who had been trying elsewhere beforehand.

“Nearly all of our consumers together with the profitable (bidder) had been individuals who hadn’t essentially thought-about Moorooka earlier than,” she mentioned.

For the auctioneer, Haesley Cush, there was a contact of nostalgia being within the suburb too.

“Mum used to personal Ray White Moorooka, and she or he’s truly working for us right now,” Mr Cush mentioned.