As a buyer’s agent, I often help buyers into an off-market sale. There are numerous reasons why a seller may wish to not go public with their listing. During a downturn, off-market can be more attractive. In a seller’s market, when there are more buyers than sellers, a vendor often prefers to find the best price by getting buyers to compete with each other. In a softer market, it can be more strategic to list off-market and wait for your property to find a buyer through direct channels. Some listing agents keep an off-market database, where a sale can be conducted discreetly without needing to go online or to the open market. Contact me if you are interested in finding out more.
Change of selling conditions
As of 25th March, the real estate industry is no longer permitted to hold open houses or on-site auctions. Virtual tours, home inspections and online auctions are still allowed. Property purchasers are still hoping to proceed as normal with most agents working from home and following Covid-19 minimisation policies.
Lot 2 Boundary Street, East Wardell
Looking for an escape location? This secluded 100-acre parcel has plenty of room as well as 400 metres of absolute beachfront. It has DA approval for a luxury 5 bedroom home and good consent conditions. The only existing structure a large three-bay shed. Mid to low 2s with Helen Huntley Barrett with First National Byron Bay
119 Lawlers Lane, Bangalow
I liked this property when I inspected it. It actually looked better in real life than in the photos. It is on 10 acres and has two houses with an adjoining wall. There are four bedrooms in the main house and another three in the grandparents’ or teenage retreat. It also has approval for rural dual occupancy and a pool. The only downside is the access along a long gravel road. It also has a westerly aspect, but the views are good. Price has been reduced to $2.5m-2.65m with Tara Tokkola at First National Byron Bay.
1107 Coolamon Scenic Road, Myocum
This property is on one of the highest spots in the Shire, with one of the best views. It is on one acre of land, 6 bedrooms 4 baths. $2.4-2.6m, with Helene Adams of First National Byron Bay.
4/77 Frasers Road, Mullumbimby
Ridgewaves is a successful, high functioning community title rural subdivision west of Mullumbimby. Number 4 is a beautifully presented home with excellent views down to the ocean and Julian Rocks. It’s a two-bedroom home with a 1 bedroom studio. Looking for $1.5 mil with Heidi Last at McGrath’s.
27 Charlotte Street Bangalow
I went to this listing thinking it would be great to find a house in Bangalow for only $670,000. Turns out it is land only. It is a 747 M2 suburban block, listed with Helene Adams at First National Byron Bay.
2 Bunjil, Place Lilli Pilli, Byron Bay
This could be the cheapest stand-alone house in Byron Bay ATM. It is on a small (300 sq metre) allotment, with 2 rooms upstairs and one bathroom and a separate studio-style unit on the ground floor. It looks to be good value at $695 – $750K. Listed with Oliver Aldridge at Byron Bay First National (again).
2 Campbell St Bangalow
This low-set home almost in the heart of Bangalow is listed for $1.2 mil. Although it is on the corner of Granuielle Pde there is not a lot of spillover traffic noise. 4 bed, two bathroom and a studio on a large 947 sq metre block. Also listed with Helene Adams at First National Byron.
219 Hulls Road, Crabbes Creek
This is a low-cost rural acreage at Crabbes Creek. On the ocean side of the highway, it is only five minutes drive from Cudgeon Beach. The house will need a lot of work but it has original character and charm which could be retained and enhanced. The land looks like an attractive 4 acres with existing tree cover. With Jason Ditmar at Raine and Horne Ocean Shores.
Tallowood Estate, Mullumbimby
The previous listing makes the new blocks at Tallowwood look like good value. Stage 7 sold out quickly but there are now a couple of resale blocks available. Contact Michael at BPS for more information.