After three grueling months The Block goes under the hammer. Take an exclusive sneek peek at last night’s auction and meet the hopeful bidders.
Last night the normally relaxed atmosphere at Vaucluse House Tea Rooms turned to nail biting tension as the auctioneers took their post. After months of dedicated hard work the four couples watched on as the hammer decided their fate.
The bidders were a mixed bag, each one of them keen to snap up some Block history. From secondary school teachers to interior designers and even a dentist, the competition was on.
For the savvy investor the appeal of The Block apartments was that they came ready-furnished for swift turn around into the rental market. Although some bidders present planned to reside at the address. So which was the favourite?
Mark and Duncan’s apartment was the hot ticket for bidders looking to invest in rental property (this was largely due to the double garage and cleaver use of living space).
Surprisingly, a young family was keen to win Jake and Erin’s apartment preferring the interior design and harbour views to other lots.
Not so surprising was that Neisha and John’s apartment was closely followed by a couple looking to start a family; the outdoor entertaining area and ready-furnished children’s room were a perfect fit.
Chez and Brenton’s city-style apartment was being followed closely by an older, local couple looking to downsize.
Despite the nerves and excitement the four couples appeared happy and relaxed as they mingled with friends, family and bidders at an exclusive pre-auction cocktail party.
There was a surprise celebrity auctioneer (to find out who, watch The Block, tonight at 7.30pm) and the quote of the evening came from the auctioneer himself. “She has the keys, all you have is the brochure,” he bellowed in an effort to entice bidding. The rest, as they say is history.
To find out who won don’t miss the series final auction special, tonight on The Block at 7:30pm.
View our exclusive auction video.
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