Jonathan Chancellor | 5 December 2012

Twilight auction trend to cope with the late December rush

Twilight auction trend to cope with the late December rush

Melbourne estate agents are holding twilight auctions this December in a bid to get through their freshest 11th-hour listings.

Their Saturday schedules are already full over the two remaining sales weekends before Christmas.

So the Noel Jones agency has twilight auction offerings.

There's an ultra-modern North Melbourne property (pictured below) listed for December 20 private twilight auction.

It's got a very dark charcoal facade to boot. It has three first-floor bedrooms, a fully fitted 3D home theatre, a pool featuring Bisazza mosaic tiles and four-car garage. There's a huge bluestone paved rooftop.

The agency also has a Malvern East house listed the same night for twilight auction with $800,000-plus hopes.

Saturday, December 15 will be Jellis Craig’s last auction day before Christmas, but the agency has a number of mid-week twilight offerings, including a 1920s Canterbury house scheduled for December 20 auction through agent Geordie Dixon. The property at 8 The Ridge, Canterbury (pictured above), will be put to 7pm auction. Jellis Craig agent Charles Boyd puts a 1940s Malvern East house, 75 Bowen Street, to auction at 6.30 on December 19.

At Mill Park, Ray White agents Lisa Reginato and Daniel Nardella have a four-bedroom contemporary house with turret (pictured below)listed for December 20 twilight auction.

Tonight a builder's home in Doncaster East (pictured below) goes to twilight auction through Ray White Manningham agent Carmen Stenta. Its marketing material includes twilight imagery since it's obviously a selling point.

Only the bravest of vendors will auction Saturday, December 22.

But Hocking Stuart is trying to get buyers to turn up at an auction of a two-bedroom Preston apartment.

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