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Sold in one week! – Fletchers Doncaster East gets top result for vendor

October 30th 2008

‘Quick sale shows market is turning,’ agent says

The sale of a beautiful 2 bedroom unit in Doncaster East within a week of being listed has underscored claims the market is improving.
Senior Property Consultant, Maurie Walters, told Property News he was impressed by how quickly the property sold and felt it was indicative of a changing market.
“I think we’re seeing increased buyer activity because interest rates are tipped to fall soon. That, coupled with the warmer Spring weather and longer days, means more buyers,” Maurie said.
“We’ve been expecting it to improve for months now and some colleagues have been reporting increased investor activity which is an almost certain sign of a strengthening market.”
“As such, I strongly urge buyers not to hold back. If they do, they may miss the market,” he said.
“This particular property at 2/9 Bullen Street, Doncaster East is a beautifully presented home in an excellent location.
Buyers are still being choosy and well presented properties like this will always sell quickly and for a good price.”
“The rear of 2 units, the property has 2 good size bedrooms, a convenient 2-way bathroom (which is always a plus with many buyers), a large lounge room, and a kitchen/meals area,” Maurie said.
With a west facing courtyard, the property is securely tenanted until January 2009. Its proximity to Jackson Court shops and Doncaster Road’s transport makes it a most desirable and convenient location.

Maurie said because the property is tenanted until early next year, he initially thought it would go to an investor but it was sold to someone who wanted to occupy the premises.
“When it was first listed, we immediately accessed our database, identifying several buyers and arranged inspections. The home was bought by the first person to inspect it. This says a lot about how important it is to maintain an extensive database and work with buyers.”
“Some agents don’t put much trust in databases but Fletchers have found over the years that it is an invaluable tool in identifying buyers. When I first meet a prospective purchaser I make sure I sit down with them and take the time to understand what they want.”
“Frankly, I enjoy that because the industry isn’t just about real estate, it’s really about people. You have to like them and enjoy getting to know them, appreciating their needs, their wants. We find that if we take the time to discuss what sort of property they’re looking for and then enter those details in the database, it pays dividends later, for everyone.”

If you are planning to deal in real estate in Doncaster East or the surrounding areas talk to Fletchers Doncaster East. They’re bound to put you on the right path.

– Fletchers Property Newsletter September 2008 Edition