At the best of times, open homes in one of Cairns’ most sought-after suburbs attract 10-30 groups in one session, so 10 times the usual attention would be impossible to picture.
RE/MAX agent Mat Foley was left exhausted, with writer’s cramp and literally speechless after losing his voice after 123 groups who stormed through 10 Glenlea St, Edge Hill, in 50 minutes on Sunday.
“The street was full of cars and the line went from the front door, out through the front gate and then almost to the neighbour’s property, in both directions.
“I was pretty tired and probably finished work about 10pm on Sunday night just purely because the phone did not stop ringing – it was all about that one property.
“On Tuesday I was doing call backs and I got about a third of the way through and I almost lost my voice.”
Mr Foley described the incredible scenes at the 1965 lowset Queenslander as “crazy” with the suburb’s Collins St-like traffic present at Glenlea St.
“It was pretty exciting, everyone that was there was very interested,” Mr Foley said.
“Some of the groups had three or four people in them, so estimate somewhere between 250-300 people in about 50 minutes. The first offer came in on Tuesday but I’ve already sent out about 10 contracts,” he said on Wednesday.
Edge Hill is known to be a bustling suburb, especially on weekends, with its robust dining precinct and easy access to parks and trails.
Mr Foley said 10 Glenlea St attracted a wide range of people but the majority were current homeowners from Edge Hill, Whitfield and nearby suburbs chasing a value investment.
The four-bedroom house was listed for offers above $399,000, while according to realestate.com.au, the median price for four-bedroom houses at Edge Hill was $587,500.
“There’s a lot of potential for this property. It’s on a 809 sqm block so you could subdivide the back.
“It’s on concrete stumps and could be very easily lifted to add another storey and have something modern built underneath.”
The next open home for 10 Glenlea St, Edge Hill, is 10am Sunday, July 12.