Thursday, December 2nd, 2010
Despite the angst of auction night, eight weeks of hard work has finally paid off for Brenton and Chez, stars of Channel Nine’s popular reality program, The Block.

The Melbourne couple’s top floor apartment at 4/107 New South Head Road, Vaucluse was sold today on their behalf by Raine & Horne Bondi Beach to an Eastern Suburbs buyer for $970,000, $90,000 above the auction reserve price of $880,000.

Successful agent, Mary Anne Cronin, Licensee of Raine & Horne Bondi Beach, said the couple is absolutely ecstatic with their $90,000 windfall.

“We just want to say thanks so much to everyone for their encouragement over the past week,” said Chez, the happy couple’s official spokesperson.

“The general public has been so supportive. Complete strangers have been coming up to us offering words of reassurance.

“Now we can actually afford a wedding.

“It’s been a great rollercoaster ride which has all turned out for the best,” she added.

The buyer, who followed the series closely, is equally thrilled with the apartment, and according to Ms Cronin, regards himself as very fortunate to have been given another chance to purchase the stellar property with ocean views, after it passed in at auction last Tuesday.

Ms Cronin says the result also demonstrates how an auction is part of the selling process.

“The message is that in these changing market conditions, it’s still possible to achieve very good results for the vendor even if a property passes in at auction.”

As part of the sales process, Ms Cronin and her team at Raine & Horne Bondi Beach went into overdrive on behalf of Chez and Brenton to capitalise on the prime time success of The Block.

“It was the last apartment up for grabs, which was an amazing opportunity for buyers.

“We capitalised on this with a fixed open for inspection last Saturday, which attracted 30-40 groups, including the ultimate buyer.

“The buyer noted the interest of the other groups at last Saturday’s open for inspection and he immediately took me aside to tell me he thought Brenton and Chez’s apartment was the best within The Block and that he really loved it.

“He did his due diligence and made an offer, which was accepted by Brenton and Chez at lunchtime yesterday.”

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Raine & Horne

Raine & Horne is an iconic Australian property firm, with almost 400 offices
worldwide. Also an established Superbrand along with the likes of Qantas, Vegemite,
Woolworths and Myer, the company has four distinct property service brands
including Raine & Horne Residential, Raine & Horne Commercial, Raine & Horne
Financial Services and Raine & Horne Rural.
Angus Raine, CEO Raine & Horne
P: 02 9258 5400
M: 0409 920 697

Anna Truman, Marketing & Communications Co-ordinator

P: 02 9258 5448


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