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Old Mar 31st 2017, 9:42 am   #1
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I went to an auction of a house round the corner from us to be nosy. Unusually, it was held on a Thursday evening.

I went through the front door of the house and it was like being at the best house party ever. The auctioneers had put on beer, wine, food, a live duo singing elevator music, the works. There were about 300 people there, about half of whom I knew. We were quite sad when it was time to start the bidding and end the party.

The whole gig must have cost the agents about $2000 tops, but as a way to demonstrate to potential purchasers what a friendly neighbourhood we live in, it was priceless.
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Old Mar 31st 2017, 10:44 pm   #2
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I went to an auction of a house round the corner from us to be nosy. Unusually, it was held on a Thursday evening.

I went through the front door of the house and it was like being at the best house party ever. The auctioneers had put on beer, wine, food, a live duo singing elevator music, the works. There were about 300 people there, about half of whom I knew. We were quite sad when it was time to start the bidding and end the party.

The whole gig must have cost the agents about $2000 tops, but as a way to demonstrate to potential purchasers what a friendly neighbourhood we live in, it was priceless.
Get the punters drunk, they tend to extend their upper limit and become more competitive.
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I went to an auction of a house round the corner from us to be nosy. Unusually, it was held on a Thursday evening.

I went through the front door of the house and it was like being at the best house party ever. The auctioneers had put on beer, wine, food, a live duo singing elevator music, the works. There were about 300 people there, about half of whom I knew. We were quite sad when it was time to start the bidding and end the party.

The whole gig must have cost the agents about $2000 tops, but as a way to demonstrate to potential purchasers what a friendly neighbourhood we live in, it was priceless.
If you did your research Buzzy, you could wine and dine every night for free

Clever marketing/selling strategy by the agent.
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I went to an auction of a house round the corner from us to be nosy. Unusually, it was held on a Thursday evening.

I went through the front door of the house and it was like being at the best house party ever. The auctioneers had put on beer, wine, food, a live duo singing elevator music, the works. There were about 300 people there, about half of whom I knew. We were quite sad when it was time to start the bidding and end the party.

The whole gig must have cost the agents about $2000 tops, but as a way to demonstrate to potential purchasers what a friendly neighbourhood we live in, it was priceless.
Did it work though?
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Old Apr 5th 2017, 5:43 pm   #5
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Did it work though?
Good question.

What a great and unique idea though - never seen anything of the sort on those Aussie tv shows showing home makeovers/auctions/etc.!

P.S. Did you post a short video on youtube from the party?
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Good question.

What a great and unique idea though - never seen anything of the sort on those Aussie tv shows showing home makeovers/auctions/etc.!

P.S. Did you post a short video on youtube from the party?
I'd be a bit twitchy about having that many people in my home. A fair chance of having something nicked or damaged I'd have thought. I don't even like the idea of having open house days. Maybe I'm just a bit paranoid.
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I'd be a bit twitchy about having that many people in my home. A fair chance of having something nicked or damaged I'd have thought. I don't even like the idea of having open house days. Maybe I'm just a bit paranoid.
If it gives you an extra 100,000 on your house sale, steal all you want.
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If it gives you an extra 100,000 on your house sale, steal all you want.
You may have a point! However if it doesn't sell and someone's taken Aunt Matilda's pearl necklace you'd be pissed.
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You may have a point! However if it doesn't sell and someone's taken Aunt Matilda's pearl necklace you'd be pissed.
That's disgusting
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That's disgusting
That is not what I meant!
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What happened at the actual auction? Did the ploy work? (sounds like a fun neighbourhood!)
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