Keen buyer snaps up savvy Runcorn investment
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The home at 3 Leopardwood St, Runcorn sold at auction for $630,000.THIS four-bedroom property on 616sq m looks like a typical project-home, but marketing agent Adrian Graczyk, of Graczyk Thompson Real Estate, said the open-plan layout had potential buyers lining up during its four-week marketing campaign.“We had over 40 groups through, which equated to roughly 10 per Saturday — which is great for a half an hour open home,” he said. “On top of that we had private viewings during the week as well, so that just shows the demand for housing is there.”Come auction day, three bidders fought it out for 3 Leopardwood St, Runcorn but tenacity paid off for the eventual buyer with a contract exchanged at $630,000.“As soon as the auctioneer opened it up, the successful bidder was the first in,” Mr Graczyk said.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020With this one buyer remaining, the auctioneer sought the vendor’s instruction.It was declared, “on the market” and sold at the reserve price.Mr Graczyk said the sellers were motivated to find a buyer, and opted for auction rather than a private treaty process.“The owners had a contract on another property and they were subject to sale, so obviously there was a very strong sense of urgency,” he said. Mr Graczyk said the majority of buyers in Runcorn continued to come from the established Asian community in the suburb and its surrounds.As such, many of the open homes became a family affair.“A lot of the people actually brought along their sons and daughters so they could translate for us,” Mr Graczyk said.