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Price is right for Nancy and Clyde

13 Aug 2012

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Planning the trip of a lifetime across Canada and the USA, the last thing Nancy and Clyde Grinter wanted to worry about was not being able to sell their apartment in Freshwater Place.

They were apprehensive in the lead up, but, after listing the property with Evolve Real Estate, they needn’t have worried. It sold just a few short weeks later for a record price this year in Southbank.

The sale, well in excess of $2 million, is a positive sign for the Southbank market and the apartment market Melbourne-wide, especially given the concerns of residents in Freshwater Place over the development of the Queensbridge Tower.

The lovable couple described the sale as: “A relief. A really big relief.” The reason they were relieved is because the quick sale has allowed them to fast-track their long-held travel plans.

The couple plan to be away for seven and a half weeks but, in a sign of just how much they love Southbank and particularly Freshwater Place, they are returning to rent another apartment in the building.

“We love Southbank. With the environment and facilities around, it makes you walk rather than be lazy and drive places. All the amenities are here and if you want something extra it’s only a five minute walk into the city,” Nancy said.

“The city never sleeps. There’s so much activity and, from up here, there is always something moving to look at, boats, cars, flames (along Crown Promenade) or even helicopters.”

There is no doubt the couple was thrilled with the sale price, with Clyde saying: “We achieved above the market. It was in excess of the agent’s opinion and her appraisal of the market. It was well above the market value at the time.”

“The agency was friendly and very open. Both Rebbecca and Gary were warm and enthusiastic. They were definitely doing everything they could to sell as quickly as possible,” Nancy added.

Agent Rebbecca Murray said the price had exceeded her expectations, but she was always confident they would be able to secure a high price for Nancy and Clyde.

“I think this is a fantastic sign for the market in and around Southbank. It proves you only need one keen buyer for a property to sell and, more importantly, those buyers are out there,” Ms Murray said.

“At the end of the day it’s about achieving the absolute very best price for my vendor and delivering that with world-class service. I’m proud to be known as the vendor agent and I am always 100 per cent committed to their success. I think we’ve done that here,” she added.

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