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BY ITS def­i­ni­tion the off-the-plan apart­ment mar­ket is one that re­lies on 2D artists’ im­pres­sions and di­a­grams to show­case a prod­uct.

Some de­vel­op­ers cre­ate dis­play suites with ex­am­ple fin­ishes, or on­line vir­tual tours, to cre­ate more of a real-world feel.

But noth­ing can quite re­place the abil­ity to see, touch and walk through a de­vel­oper’s newly com­pleted pro­ject to ex­pe­ri­ence the finer de­tails of de­sign and fin­ish.

Mo­saic Prop­erty Group di­rec­tor of sales and prop­erty man­age­ment Ge­orge Kafan­taris said the com­pany of­ten sold out projects be­fore com­ple­tion, so op­por­tu­ni­ties to see new apart­ments were rare.

So the com­pany has of­fered one-off open days of newly com­pleted projects, with the most re­cent be­ing at the eight­storey, 54-apart­ment Scribe on Clarence at In­dooroop­illy.

“What was ex­cit­ing about it, a lot of buy­ers who have bought prop­er­ties be­ing built at the mo­ment or in the fu­ture, had that op­por­tu­nity to visualise an off-the-plan apart­ment,” Mr Kafan­taris said.

“There is al­ways some trep­i­da­tion buy­ing a prop­erty off the plan. When they can come and see the fin­ished prod­uct – peo­ple who have bought at Mount Gra­vatt, Nor­man Park, Cherm­side – they have come to look and said we de­liver what we say we are go­ing to de­liver.”

Mr Kafan­taris said it was the finer de­tails, such as soft close draw­ers, plumbed-in wide fridge spa­ces, and the size of the shower, that made a dif­fer­ence in an in­spec­tion of a real pro­ject.

“Peo­ple don’t think about that when they are buy­ing, but they def­i­nitely think about it when they are mov­ing in,” he said.

Mr Kafan­taris said Mo­saic’s pipe­line of projects was con­tin­u­ing to progress, with three projects due to be com­pleted in March in In­dooroop­illy, Alder­ley and Hol­land Park.

“There are an­other half a dozen un­der con­struc­tion, and we are about to launch a new pro­ject in Wind­sor within weeks,” he said.

“All th­ese projects are in the 2-8km ra­dius (of Bris­bane CBD). That is where the Mo­saic re­search has in­di­cated where ten­ants and land­lords want to be.”

FIN­ISHED DIS­PLAY: Mo­saic Prop­erty Group’s Ge­orge Kafan­taris at Scribe on Clarence in In­dooroop­illy.

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