The Bachelorette’s ‘chatterbox Pete’ turns up the heat on real estate with a smile and a sale

first_imgDid his time on the Bachelorette teach him anything about his personal strengths?“I think I’ve got a bit of an infectious personality and when I apply myself, utilising that as well, and work hard, people are drawn to that.” More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoAdditions to this character home just down the road from the Kangaroo Point cliffs, include the pool, a walk-in wardrobe, the deck extensions, the garage and the kitchen. “You never know which way it’s going to go,” Mr MacGregor said.The auction paused three minutes after it began, with a bid of $1.16 million from ‘Heather’ with paddle number 14, who was acting on behalf of a local bidder on the phone.During 10 minutes of behind the scenes negotiations with Peter Laoudikos and the Ray White East Brisbane team, the phone bidder increased the offer to $1.175 million and Mr Farrell announced the house was on the market. Peter Laoudikos as a contestant in The Bachelorette reality television series.The 2018 Bachelorette TV series contestant has returned to residential real estate this year after a two year break but drama has followed him.It started when Ray White auctioneer David Farrell was interrupted during his opening address by a supporting estate agent who told him to get the auction started.With nine registered bidders among 50 onlookers squeezed between the spa and the barbecue of the renovated home’s back deck, emotion was clearly building. The median house price in Kangaroo Point is $920,000 compared to New Farm’s $1.52m. Both are 2km from the CBD.The MacGregors entered the race with their first bid of the auction at $1.18 million but then the phone line dropped out on paddle number 14.“At $1.18 million and we are — subject to Telstra,” Mr Farrell said.Amid audience calls to “Put it on speaker” and an exasperated “Come on!” from Heather, the phone line reconnected but the counter bid was quickly overtaken by the MacGregors.The closing moments of the auction were between Ms Dickinson, looking over at her mum for advice, and the MacGregors. “What does mum think?” Mr Farrell asked, with bidding down to $1000 rises.“I don’t know,” was the reply from across the deck.Four bids later, and the auction was decided with the MacGregors of Burbank picking up their investment property. MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES Yes you can fit more than 50 people on this back deck.Fellow Kangaroo Point resident Amy Dickinson, with paddle number two, was among the hopeful bidders. Her mother was on the other side of the deck for emotional support.“This is my first auction but it’s good to have mum here,” Ms Dickinson said.Bidding started at $800,000 and got to $1 million in a minute with multiple active bidders.Standing calmly at the back of the deck were Emma and Stuart MacGregor of Burbank in south-east Brisbane with paddle number nine, looking for an investment property in a suburb they consider to be undervalued.center_img The new owners signed the contract of sale on this island bench.For sellers, Donna and Mark Harris, it was the end of a 15 year chapter at Kangaroo Point, and the chance to start a new life on acreage in Armidale on the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales.For Mr Laoudikos, it was a perfect ending to five weeks of solid campaigning.“I obviously did a good job,” he said. The four-bedroom two-storey renovated character house at Kangaroo Point where a 20-minute auction drama unfolded on Saturday. BACHELORETTE ‘chatterbox’ Peter Laoudikos, lived up to his reputation at an auction in Brisbane yesterday, working the room, or more precisely the back deck of 23 Lockerbie St, Kangaroo Point to secure a $1.216 million sale under the hammer. SEE WHAT ELSE IS FOR SALE IN KANGAROO POINT >>>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<<<last_img

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