West Croydon auction smashes suburb record

Toop&Toop Sales Partner Thomas Crawford continues to break new ground in Adelaide’s west, with a classic character home in West Croydon achieving a suburb record price.

The property at 37 Kingsley Avenue fetched $1.052 million at auction, eclipsing the previous mark of $1,001,500. That price was achieved for a modern home and it’s believed the previous highest price for a character home in West Croydon was $899,000.

It’s also the highest auction result for the Croydon, West Croydon and Croydon Park area.

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Crawford, the No.1 agent in Croydon and West Croydon, said the home had attracted unprecedented interest in the lead-up to the auction.

“The response was absolutely amazing. I’ve never seen anything like it,” Crawford said.

“We had 81 groups through the first open inspection, and I’d estimate more than 400 people viewed the home before it went to auction.

“We initially launched the property by calling for best offers but the level of interest was so extreme that we decided it was fairest for everyone if we converted it to an auction.”

That decision certainly proved a wise one, with the auction attracting 31 registered bidders before ultimately achieving the record price to the call of auctioneer, Toop&Toop Owner/Director of Residential Sales, Bronte Manuel.

The successful bidder is relocating to Adelaide from Queensland.

Crawford first appraised the home in January before being selected ahead of two other agents to sell the property.

“I think they liked me because I was a local and they knew I was really passionate about the area,” he said.

“We actually did a lot of work behind the scenes to get the home ready for sale.

“The vendors spent quite a bit of money styling the property and getting various tradies to put the finishing touches on the place.

“I project-managed that for them, so it was hugely satisfying to eventually achieve such a phenomenal result.

“It was great that all our hard work paid off.”

To celebrate the result, Crawford shouted 105 free coffees at Croydon’s Queen St Café.

“All they have to do is say that Thomas sent them. The coffee is on me,” he said.

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