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A network that really networks.

Have you noticed how some real estate agencies seem to share the same logo, yet actually compete with each other for your business? Well, that’s not how it works at Barry Plant, and we were reminded of that again this week in achieving another terrific result for our clients.

In case you weren’t aware of it, every Barry Plant office is part of a network that actually works together to get their clients a better result. In fact, no matter which Barry Plant office you list your property with, EVERY salesperson in EVERY Barry Plant office has full incentive to introduce buyers for your property.

We saw how this happens during the week when we auctioned a stunning two-bedroom ground level apartment (pictured) on the fringe of Thornbury. Given that onsite auctions were prohibited from midnight on Friday due to the latest lockdown, the decision was made to move the auction to Friday evening so that all the interested parties would have an equal opportunity to bid rather than having to wait until after the lockdown has concluded.

The marketing of this property was conducted as a joint campaign alongside our colleagues at Barry Plant Preston and Northcote, and was a telling example of many hands can add value to a vendor’s sale.

The property certainly attracted plenty of interest during the abbreviated campaign, with buyers responding positively to the generous floorplan, the flexibility afforded by two bathrooms, the upmarket kitchen, and the impressive array of communal facilities within the building, which included a cinema room, lap pool and large outdoor entertaining terrace.

In the end at least six bidders showed their hand on Friday evening, with the bidding soaring well beyond our vendor’s reserve of $515,000 and didn’t stop until it reached an impressive $605,000. That’s more than 17% above expectations, so it was no wonder our vendor was so happy with the result!

The message here is a clear one…if you’re thinking of selling, why not talk to the people who can put an entire network of offices to work on your behalf, rather than just a single office?

Unless there’s a last-minute change of plans, our office should reopen on Thursday morning, so feel free to give us a call at Barry Plant Thomastown if we can be of help with any property-related questions.


Con Constantinou

Barry Plant Thomastown