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Love at first sight!

By Dan Sowden

Located in the beautiful township of Woombye and boasting postcard views of the lush rolling hinterland, it’s no wonder the first people to walk through 13 Cobbs Road at Woombye snapped it up before it went to auction.

Architecturally designed to take full advantage of the magnificent views, this fully-renovated family home attracted a huge amount of interest from the moment it hit the property market. In fact, agent Natalie Tink says she received a number of enquiries within half an hour of listing it.

“It went up on realestate.com at 5pm on Friday evening and by the time I arrived home at 5.30pm I already had two enquiries. On Saturday, my phone rang off the hook and that was before we even had a video or a for sale sign up,” says Natalie.

“By Monday I had four inspections and the happy new owners were the first to walk through the door. I just knew by their faces they would buy it. It was exactly what they had been looking for.”

Hailing from Brisbane, the young couple and their school-aged son fell in love with the home’s stunning views, charming character and close proximity to a selection of quality schools.

“Sometimes when you renovate, you lose the character of the home, but the owners have kept it quite traditional, so it still has lots of warmth and charm,” says Natalie.

“The new owners had bought a lot of unique furniture from America and they were looking for a home it would suit, this one was the perfect fit.”

Acting quickly to secure their dream home and lifestyle, the excited couple made their best offer prior to auction, which was accepted and the property sold for $701,000 on the 21st of August.

“I think it’s important for buyers to understand the Sunshine Coast property market is moving really quickly at the moment, so if you find a property you are really in love with you need to make your first offer your best offer,” says Natalie.

“This couple knew they loved the property; they knew they had to have it and they made an offer that they could commit to and were happy to stand at.

“The owners had invested time and money into the auction but they could see the buyers were serious and were prepared to stop the auction and accept their offer, which made it really simple.”

Having held the property for four years, the vendors, also a young couple with one son, are relocating to Brisbane, having commuted daily for some time.

“John is a teacher in Brisbane, so they decided to make the move to allow them to spend less time on the road and more time with the family,” says Natalie.

Ironically, there are more than a few similarities between the vendors and the new owners, who have formed a friendship through the sale of the property.

“They are both such lovely couples. Both are teachers who are literally going to be tag teaming, one coming from Brisbane and one going,” says Natalie.

“In fact, when the sale went unconditional, the two couples got together to celebrate with a glass of bubbles, that is how lovely this sale has been.”

Now that’s what I call a happy ending!

By Ingrid Nelson

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