A secluded architecturally-designed family home in a resort-style setting sold at auction last Saturday has set a new property sales record for the suburb Curtin – breaking through the $2 million barrier and selling for $410,000 over the previous record price.
The home at 20 Haines Street which enjoys sweeping views across the city sold for $2,335,000 in an auction, which drew substantial interest and involved six registered bidders.
Brett Hayman from Peter Blackshaw Real Estate Woden and Weston Creek was not surprised by the success of the property sale given the quality of the property and the strong interest in it – with over 500 people viewing the house.
Breaking his own record
Ironically, the previous Curtin record price of $1,925,000 was achieved around four years ago when he sold his own home at 28 James Street. Mr Hayman said there are probably 10-20 other homes in Curtin that would also achieve high prices if put up for sale.
“There’s plenty of homes in Curtin that are worth well over $2 million but they never come onto the market,” Mr Hayman said.
He said the four-bedroom Haines Street home was popular because of its privacy, beautiful design qualities and outstanding views. The home backs onto a reserve and features a mineral salt in-ground pool, an alfresco living area and the benefits of a central location.
ACT Agent of the Year for a second time
It is has been a great start to the year for Mr Hayman who recently was named ACT Agent of the Year in the RateMyAgent of the Year for 2018.
It was the second year in a row that Mr Hayman took out the top award for the ACT. The awards focus on customer feedback and recognise agents and agencies who have been the most consistently recommended by the customers who they have sold properties for in the last 12 months.
“It comes down to testimonials from clients, buyers and sellers,” said Mr Hayman, adding that his win for a second year was “a little bit unexpected”.
“It’s always good the first time but to back it up a second year is harder than winning it the first time.”
Mr Hayman received his award at an event in Melbourne late last month.