Auctioneer Mark Wridgway was in command here from the outset all the way to the end - and that's saying something as the bidding went on for over 20 minutes! A patient crowd of 80 people, most having walked directly from a quiet auction around the corner, were not disappointed with what was to unfold - a good old fashioned one-upmanship tussle. Two bidders, both on their phones, fought it out from start to finish. Bidder 1 opened confidently with a bid of $2,200,000 and was followed by bidder 2 in $20,000 rises until he declared himself out at $2,450,000. Mark called half time and when the auction resumed, he encouraged bidder 2 to rejoin the action. The bidding increments reduced to $10,000 as the 'on the market' question was repeatedly asked until Mark answered in the affirmative at $2,500,000. From this point onwards, Mark kept the auction alive and extracted every last bid from these two bidders, who went up mostly in $1,000 rises, until bidder 2 put away his mobile phone and declared himself definitely out this time. Bought under the hammer by bidder 1 for $2,614,000. A well conducted auction by Mark to produce a good result for the vendor.
Having been unsuccessful at previous auctions, we are sure that it was your expertise which secured the deal.. Dear Gina and Mal,
We are very happy to now be the owners of ... Street. Having been unsuccessful at previous auctions, we are sure that it was your expertise which secured the deal.
We would like to thank you for your professionalism, sensitivity and the sharing of knowledge. On the day of the auction we were r...