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82 Toorak Road West , SOUTH YARRA


82 Toorak Road West , SOUTH YARRA

0
Under Hammer
4365000
1
BOUGHT* - $4,365,000
Summer may have come and gone, but not so the buyers. Under a clear blue sky with a hint of autumn in the air, a crowd of 50 gathers to watch auctioneer Marcus Chiminello put this imposing Victorian terrace through its paces. Giving his usual polished performance, he posits that this is prime blue chip buying. A buyer agrees and lobs a strong bid opening at $4,200,000. Marcus calls for $10,000 rises. But there is silence. He calls it 3 times and then takes time out to consult with the vendor. On his return a new bidder enters the fray but our first bidder is out; Marcus says, “We have a rule that you’re not allowed to bid once”. Laughter. “A moment to think”. He calls it 3 times and just as it seems like he is closing the deal we hear that there is a new bidder at the front door who can’t get in. The new bidder enters, and it’s on again, rising rapidly in $10,000 lots, till we get to $4,260,000. Marcus calls half-time and this time he is gone so long that the audience wilts a little in sun. However, on his return it’s on the market and the bidding takes off. A new bidder enters and it going up in $5,000 lots. Just as we are about to call it a sale, we get another late bid. Marcus who has been working hard in the sun, (28 bids in all) says, “Quickly, someone bring me a towel” and we all laugh. Finally though we have our last bid at $4,365,000 and our second bidder has finally succeeded. The crowd cheers. A great auction and Marcus was very entertaining.
4
Saturday 2 March 2013, 1:30pm
Marcus Chiminello, Marshall White
Marcus Chiminello, Marshall White
$4,000,000
$4,200,000
$4,260,000
Under Hammer
4
50
Strong


Sara Hoffman
Inner Melbourne 2000-2014, one couple bought for $500,000 and sold for $576,000, another bought for $493,000 and sold for $1,500,000.
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