Essence display beats $50 million estimates
THERE has been a lot of good news in the western suburbs marketplace lately.
Blackburne had more than 500 people visit its Essence display suite in Claremont during the launch weekend.
It made more than $60 million worth of sales, exceeding managing director Paul Blackburne’s estimate of $50 million.
The Property Exchange reported a “hat trick” weekend recently with three new listings hitting the market on the Saturday and by 9pm that night all three were under offer.
Director Niki Peinke said multiple offers were presented and all sales prices were substantially over the marketing figure.
“It’s not all doom and gloom out there,” she said.
“These are great results but what people don’t often see is that sometimes months of work go into the property beforehand to get it ready and looking great.
“We were working with the owners of one property for about four months before it hit the market. It was worth it though; it sold for $300,000 over the advertised price.”
The accolades continue for LJ Hooker Dalkeith-claremont director Vivien Yap, who was the only sales representative in WA to place in the Real Estate Business (REB) Awards top 100 agents list. She came in at number 14. Mrs Yap has also been nominated for the 2017 Telstra Businesss-woman of the Year Award. Her office was nominated and has been named as a finalist for the REB new office of the year award. ■
There was a strong turnout for Blackburne’s Essence launch.