Posted by Jellis Craig on December 3, 2013
With three auction weekends left for 2013, The Jellis Craig Group is still posting strong auction clearance numbers, achieving 77 per cent on Saturday. Across Melbourne, the clearance rate was 70 per cent.
The Jellis Craig Group held a record 315 auctions throughout November, and as the market prepares for the Christmas break, we will hold 190 auctions in December.
Determination and confidence by one of the 3 bidders at 31 Fellows Street, Kew saw this home sell for an undisclosed sum in excess of $2.8 million. A character filled Victorian in the Studley Park precinct, it was auctioned by Alastair Craig with the campaign run by Peter Vigano and Sally Morrison.
Enjoying a perfect position near Glenferrie Road, the free-standing Victorian at 51 Edsall Street, Malvern was sold for $1.167 million by Carla Fetter and Andrew McCann.
Agents John Morello and Elisha DiPaola took 60 groups through the beautifully renovated family home at 46 Robinson Street, Moonee Ponds. Four bidders arrived on auction day where 44 bids were placed before a young family from Brunswick purchased the property for an undisclosed amount in excess of $1.3 million.
After running a strong campaign for 2 Strickland Court, Blackburn North, Craig Taylor drew 4 bidders to this family home in a quiet cul-de-sac. With auctioneer Daniel Bullen at the helm, it flew past the reserve and sold for $812,000.
Please call one of our sales consultants today. They will demonstrate how Jellis Craig’s influential client database and comprehensive marketing tools can achieve the best price for your home.
Posted by Jellis Craig on November 26, 2013
The count-down to Christmas has begun with only four auction Saturdays and four Thursday twilight auctions remaining in 2013. Homes selling at or before auction this year have topped 92 per cent in Surrey Hills, 87 per cent in Blackburn North and 84 per cent in Hawthorn East.
Melbourne’s clearance rate on Saturday was subdued at 66 per cent. The Jellis Craig Group achieved a 77 per cent success rate. Saturday November 30 is set to be another thrilling day with 93 superb homes being auctioned by The Jellis Craig Group.
A classic Edwardian on a large garden allotment of 993sqm, 50 Lisson Grove, Hawthorn drew spirited bidding from the large crowd. The campaign, managed by Peter Vigano and Sally Morrison secured 3 bidders on the day who pushed the price to $2.565 million.
An un-renovated Edwardian in the desirable Gascoigne Estate, 101 Finch Street, Malvern East attracted a 100-strong crowd on auction day. The campaign by Andrew McCann and Carla Fetter achieved an impressive result of $2.535 million after 4 bidders raised their hands.
The pretty, double-fronted Victorian at 81 Primrose Street, Essendon drew 3 bidders after a great campaign by John Morello and Elisha DiPaola. It sold for $965,000 to a buyer referred by our Armadale office.
Setting a record for the area, Stephen Le Get and Daniel Bullen sold the perfect development opportunity in the double block at 134 and 136 Warrandyte-Ringwood Road, Ringwood and adjoining 2 Fyfe Avenue, Ringwood for just shy of $2.5 million.
Buyers came from all areas to bid on 21 Thomas Street, Mitcham. A great opportunity for first home buyers, investors and developers, 6 bidders battled until it sold for $810,000. A fantastic result for Dallas Taylor and Kristy Djordevic.
Warm summer evenings and beautiful homes are setting the scene for our popular twilight auctions. If you would like to sell your home or are interested in the local market, please call one of our specialist sales consultants today.
Posted by Jellis Craig on November 19, 2013
The late spring property market continues to excite Melbournians with an array of quality homes on offer. Buyers were bidding confidently on the weekend, resulting in a Melbourne clearance rate of 71 per cent. The Jellis Craig Group achieved a 73 per cent success rate.
Jacinta Tatti and Richard Winneke conducted Melbourne’s top sale of the day at 50 Fellows Street, Kew. After a quiet auction, the home was sold immediately after for $4.1 million. Richard also sold 16 Cowper Street, Hawthorn East alongside Chloe Quinn. In the same family for 65 years, 5 bidders saw the price reach $1.286 million.
Six bidders were keen to purchase 1/29 Huntingtower Road, Armadale. The campaign led by Dawn Meyer and Kevin O’Brien attracted great interest, translating to strong bidding on the day. The final two bidders battled it out from $1.4 million to the eventual result of $1.625 million.
After a successful campaign, Blackburn’s Michael Kimbel and director Daniel Bullen sold 42 Menin Road, Forest Hill for $822,000. Craig Taylor and James Bateman also enjoyed a positive result for 5 Monash Street, Blackburn South, which sold for $680,000. These two homes reflect the strong market for family-oriented locations within walking distance to parks and schools.
In an attempt to find the perfect home, buyers from Balwyn and Ivanhoe are expanding their horizons to Manningham. Matthew Dunn and director Dallas Taylor helped another “out of area” buyer, selling 11 Allen Street, Bulleen prior to auction. It sold for $960,000, well above the vendor’s reserve.
Leading the way in Melbourne’s real estate market, the Jellis Craig Group values integrity and professionalism. Please contact us and experience our businesses philosophy first-hand while our sales consultants assist with your enquiries.
Posted by Jellis Craig on November 12, 2013
A hint of restraint emerged at many of Saturday’s auctions, with buyers taking a slightly more conservative stance with their purchasing decisions after the Melbourne Cup break.
Melbourne’s auction clearance rate of 72 per cent continues to reflect a consistent market overall. Well managed negotiations saw Jellis Craig’s auctioneers and sales consultants able to quickly secure many sales after properties had passed in and reached a clearance rate of 73%.
Boasting a wide frontage and good sized block, 26 Valley Parade, Glen Iris was initially passed in at auction. Armadale’s Damien Davis and Talia Tomaino negotiated a quick sale straight after for $1.135 million.
2 Neptune Street, Richmond offered outstanding potential and 7 bidders tried to secure the property on auction day. Auctioneer Andrew Macmillan sold this property well over the vendor’s reserve for $775,000.
Having already sold four homes in Carinya Road, Vermont, Daniel Bullen was proud to be given the opportunity to sell his fifth at 46 Carinya Road. Six years ago Daniel sold this home for $630,000. On Saturday, it passed in at auction but was successfully negotiated straight after, selling for $793,500.
Five determined bidders ensured that the price for 35 Marchiori Road, Blackburn North soared past the reserve. An outstanding result for Matthew Lockyer and Chris Gillon, this home sold for $788,000.
If you are keen to sell your home before Christmas, there is still time. Auction times for December 14th and 21st are available, including our ambient and festive twilight auctions. Come along and be a part of the crowd for our first twilight auctions starting this Thursday, and then each Thursday evening throughout November.
Posted by Jellis Craig on November 7, 2013
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Posted by Jellis Craig on November 6, 2013
It was a quiet auction weekend as the Cup day holiday and some brilliant sunshine encouraged many Melbournians to head out of town for a quick break.
October was a record-breaking month for the Jellis Craig Group. We hosted 268 auctions and our average sale price rose 8 per cent compared to last financial year. Increasing strength and visibility of the Jellis Craig brand combined with growing market confidence generated a 48.52 per cent rise in our total sale value.
This return of market confidence can be seen in Melbourne’s growing auction volumes and clearance rates over the last three years. Back in 2011, there were 423 auctions in the last weekend of October, achieving a 50 per cent clearance rate. This figure increased in 2012 with 1122 auctions and a 64 per cent clearance rate, followed by last week’s all-time high of 1460 auctions and a clearance rate of 73 per cent.
Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon is delighted to continue its association with Very Special Kids. We will again be coordinating and running a Wine Stall and Wine Raffle for this years Very Special Kids Fair. Last years stall was a great success raising over $7000 and this year, with your help we hope to make an even larger contribution. Donations of wine can be delivered to our Armadale or South Yarra offices by Wednesday 14th November.
The run-up to Christmas is set to be quite exciting with a number of high-quality, prestige residences about to be auctioned. We have the privilege of auctioning 273 homes in November and expect that the December market will set the scene for a strong finale to 2013.
Jellis Craig’s leading marketing techniques and extensive client database can achieve the best price for your home. Please call one of our offices today to learn more.
Posted by Jellis Craig on October 29, 2013
“Super Saturday” truly lived up to its name, breaking records to become the biggest auction weekend of all time for both Melbourne and the Jellis Craig Group. Delivering impressive results throughout the entire day, The Jellis Craig Group posted a success rate of 83 per cent. Melbourne’s clearance rate achieved a solid 74 per cent.
Lloyd Lawton and Steven Abbott experienced a high pressure sale at 81 Haines St Hawthorn. While one of the vendors was listening to the bids being made for their property, the other was concurrently bidding at another Jellis Craig auction in Hawthorn. With the bids being relayed in real time, their new home was secured and their old home sold for $1.1375 million.
The vendors of 13 Hume Street, Armadale delivered a superbly renovated and presented property to their prospective buyers. Carla Fetter and director Andrew McCann, alongside auctioneer Andrew Macmillan successfully sold this home well in excess of the reserve for $1.73 million to a local investor.
Clifton Hill’s Bev Adam and Lee Muddle sold 94 Noone Street, Clifton Hill prior to auction in a boardroom auction held last Thursday night. This period home with large land and close to the beautiful Darling Gardens sold for $1.035 million.
High-density zoning played a large part in the final outcome for 84 Williamsons Road, Doncaster. Director Dallas Taylor and agent Matthew Dunn played host to 5 competitive local and international bidders. It sold for an exceptional $1.07 million.
Interested in a December twilight auction for your home? Please call us today and allow one of our experienced staff members to answer any queries you may have.
Posted by Jellis Craig on October 22, 2013
Saturday delivered the perfect spring day, and Melbourne’s clearance rate of 71 per cent supported the underlying confidence felt by the market. An 81 per cent success rate by The Jellis Craig Group is reflective of the determination by our sales consultants to achieve outstanding results.
Congratulations to our team at Jellis Craig Doncaster. For a second year in a row they have been recognised for their impressive work ethic and great team spirit, winning the REIV Medium Residential Agency of the Year Award.
After passing in at auction, the renovated Edwardian at 14 Irving Street, Malvern was quickly sold after to a very keen buyer. Sold by Armadale’s Kevin O’Brien and Dawn Meyer, the sale price was in excess of $2.61 million.
A fully-renovated inner-city family home, 332 Mary Street, Richmond had 5 determined bidders competing to secure the vibrant lifestyle on offer. Richmond’s Elliot Gill and Clayton Smith sold this home under the hammer for $1.33 million.
The last auction of the day for Ryan Currie and John Morello proved one of the most exciting. A strong opening bid for 96 Edinburgh Street, Flemington came from an investor, with three bidders joining in until the property sold for an undisclosed sum in excess of $1.1 million.
The excellent results continued for the Doncaster team enjoying a magnificent turn-out for 21 Alfred Street, Templestowe Lower. Under the guidance of director Andrew Keleher and Lewien Gallus, 6 bidders tried to secure this home. Flying past the reserve, it sold for $810,000.
Are you considering your next property move but are uncertain how to proceed? Please call any of our experienced sales consultants to provide current, trusted and comprehensive advice.
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For a second consecutive year, Jellis Craig Doncaster has won the prestigious REIV Medium Residential Agency Award.
An outstanding achievement, this important accolade was announced at the REIV Awards for Excellence, held at the Crown Palladium on Thursday 17 October 2013.
After opening their doors two years ago Jellis Craig Doncaster has been able to achieve remarkable business growth by building a dedicated and knowledgeable team. Their passion for real estate and their desire to deliver successful outcomes to every vendor has encouraged referrals and new business.
In turn, their market share has quickly increased placing them equal with their largest competitor. Their success has allowed them to expand from 11 to 18 energetic and qualified staff.
“Our core philosophy is ‘A great culture recruits great people’,” said director Dallas Taylor. “We are committed to supporting our staff as they extend themselves via internal training, external seminars and conferences.”
Establishing a positive office space designed for a better work/life balance, this family-friendly environment has delivered impressive returns. Director Andrew Keleher said, “Our near-perfect record this year has seen us sell all but one property either at or after auction. We also hold the record for the highest sale price in Manningham, being $3.205 million.”
Posted by Jellis Craig on October 15, 2013
With Cup weekend on the horizon, it was a busy Saturday for Melbourne’s property market, resulting in a 76 per cent auction clearance rate. The Jellis Craig Group exceeded this figure, achieving 84 per cent. Next weekend Melbourne will host a “Super Saturday” with more than 1,100 auctions scheduled.
In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the garden at each Jellis Craig Group auction displayed Pink Lady silhouettes, demonstrating our commitment to every Australian woman diagnosed with breast cancer.
Having paid just $31,000 for 15/2 Brook Street, Hawthorn back in 1971, the vendor decided that it was time to give someone else the opportunity to enjoy the spectacular city views that fill this apartment. This unique offering saw Hawthorn agents Chris and Michael Hingston very busy with huge interest shown throughout the campaign. On the day, 4 bidders fought competitively and it sold for $678,000.
A luxurious downsizer’s delight, 223a Wattletree Road, Malvern drew massive interest from those seeking premium finishes and a single-level, easy-care lifestyle. Swiftly sold prior to auction by Armadale’s Dawn Meyer and Kevin O’Brien, it achieved a result in excess of $1.4 million.
One bedroom apartments don’t often create a bidding war, but in the case of 11/176 Smith Street, Collingwood, it was a hard-fought contest between 4 parties. Comprising 3 first home buyers and a country resident moving to Melbourne for work, the contemporary finishes and great location saw it sell under the hammer for $420,000. A superb result for Clifton Hill’s Rod Watson.
Positioned on another superb cul-de-sac near cafes and the Yarra River, 1 Eyre Court, Templestowe Lower offered amazing potential on 1280 sq m of land. With Dallas Taylor and Matthew Dunn at the helm, it sold to a Balwyn North developer for $952,500.
As summer returns once again, so too do Jellis Craig’s unique twilight auctions. Throughout December, we invite you come along and enjoy mild evenings and the exciting prestige auctions run by our auctioneers.
If you are looking for expert advice regarding the sale of your home, please call our experienced and professional staff today for assistance.