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Build it for the kids. Auction success.

By Dan Sowden

22 Hulme Street, Palmview
Sold for $630,000 by Natalie Tink

It’s not every day you get to be part of a project that’s makes a real difference to the lives of Sunshine Coast children.

Agent Natalie Tink says the recent sale of 22 Hulme Street, Palmview was something Ray White Maroochydore was very proud to support.

With all profits from the sale going to the Daniel Morcombe Foundation to help keep our children safe, the project (nicknamed Build it for the kids) was a labour of love for all involved.

“Over 60 businesses came together for this really special project and donated their time and their services to build it,” says Natalie.

“The materials they used really were the best of the best. The home is just exceptional. From the tiles and internal brick work to the bathrooms and the solar panels, everything was donated to help the charity. LPE Energy even donated free power to the new owners for 12 months.”

Allowing prospective buyers plenty of time to view this very special home, Natalie ran an eight-week auction campaign, with the property open for inspection during weekdays and on weekends.

“Ray White Maroochydore was delighted to donate their time to market and sell the property,” says Natalie. “We did 20 hours a week of open homes and we auctioned it on the day.”

Attracting a lot of interest from both local and interstate buyers, there was a big turnout on the day of auction, including plenty of support from the Harmony community.

“Harmony is such an amazing community,” says Natalie. “It really is a unique place to live. It’s almost 75 per cent owner-occupier. A lot of people have built their dream home there. It’s a really nice vibe as you drive into the estate.

“In fact, one of the neighbours, Luke from Coast to Bush Conveyancing, who lives two doors down from the property, donated his time to do all the conveyancing work.”

With four registered bidders on the day of auction, it came down to a local phone bidder and a couple from South Australia battling it out to secure the beautiful property.

The competition of the auction day saw the highest pre-auction offer increased by $60,000.

“It got passed in at auction but sold within 48 hours to the highest bidders at $630,000 with an unconditional cash contract,” says Natalie.

The lucky new owners of the home, a semi-retired couple from South Australia, are delighted with their purchase, which will allow them to spend precious time with their family.

“The buyers have family who live in Harmony. They are planning on spending six months of the year in South Australia and six months in their new home so they can be closer to their grandchildren, it was just the perfect fit,” says Natalie.

And although Natalie says every property she sells is memorable, this one has a special place in her heart.

“It was awesome. I was so fortunate to be involved in the project from the day we opened the house until the very end. I was so proud to be part of it and for such a great cause.”

Written by Ingrid Nelson

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