Property

Making a splash after $1.490 million sale

Auctioneer Justin Marsden jumps in the pool fully clothed after selling a Sunshine Beach house.
Auctioneer Justin Marsden jumps in the pool fully clothed after selling a Sunshine Beach house.

AUCTIONEER Justin Marsden was true to his word on Saturday.

"If I sell this house today I will jump in the pool,'' he declared at the start of the auction at 3 McAnally Dr, Sunshine Beach.

The four-bedroom oceanside house was marketed by John Stamp and Rebecca Geldard of Ray White Noosa Hastings Street.

With more than 80 inspections during the four-week campaign the vendor set a competitive reserve in line with market feedback, John Stamp said.

"How good's that breeze!'' the ever-impeccable Justin Marsden said as he started the auction in the outdoor entertaining area adjoing the pool.

"There has been a lot of anticipation about this property coming to market and it's likely sale.

"It's a prized residence, plenty of character, flexibility of living areas .

"One of those houses you feel as well as see.''

After taking an opening bid of $1.2m he announced if there was further increases he would close the auction down at that.

After negotiations Justin came back and announced there had been an increased bid of $1.490m.

He called it through three times at that price and sold it to Brisbane buyers.

True to his word, Justin jumped fully clothed into the pool.

Co-marketing agent Rebecca Geldard of Ray White Noosa Hastings Street was on hand with a towel for when he got out, refreshed.

Topics:  property




Giant snake found trying to open family fridge

Andrew Smedley from Andrew's SNAKE Removal found this huge python on top of a fridge.

It's one night they won't forget in a hurry

Chopper takes up the chase for car thieves

The Queensland Police Polair 2 helicopter, which will begin operations from July 5, 2014.

Ute dumped in the bush as suspects flee

Teen, 15, punched in the face in schoolyard

Police generic, crime scene.  Photo Tessa Mapstone / South Burnett Times

Teen injured in school incident

Latest deals and offers

Kerri-Anne Kennerley to Sonia Kruger: "Stay brave"

She said her television peer should "stay brave"

Swimwear designer looking for love on The Bachelor

Noni Janur on her first day of filming.

The 25-year-old is one of 22 women vying for Richie Strahan’s heart

Three reasons your mind will be blown this week

Alan Dale and Jacki Weaver in a scene from the TV series Secret City.

THREE shows on Foxtel to make your mind boggle.

Elena wins MasterChef: “I’m ecstatic and eager to celebrate"

MasterChef Australia 2016 winner Elena Duggan, from Noosa.

NOOSA chefs survive marathon grand final dish by Heston Blumenthal.

Shannen Doherty shaves hair during cancer battle

Shannen Doherty has completely shaved off her hair

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley