Selling a property and scoring a Porsche
It’s not everyday that a homeowner encourages the sale of their property by throwing in a vintage Porsche.
But that’s exactly what happened to Heather Montemayor of Ray White Semaphore when loyal clients asked her to sell their third property for them in a rush.
The South Australian saleswoman had sold two previous properties -12 months apart – for them in earlier years. She’d sold both within a week. When they had relocated to Queensland temporarily for work and had wanted to sell their property at 19A Riverina Street in Largs North back in 2012, Heather recommended they retain it as the market at the time was soft.
But in February this year, with short notice, the vendors announced that they were moving to Queensland permanently for work and gave Heather the ultimate challenge.
“Sell the property in a week, for the price we want, and the Porsche is yours,” they told her, tongue in cheek. The immaculate 911SC Targa 1978 original has had only three owners in its life.
Heather was excited but not fazed and she immediately got to work.
The property was listed on a Saturday in February and had 20 interested parties through the first inspection. Following the inspection seven offers were made.
One particular British couple loved the property. They offered a price that more than suited the vendors and by Monday – 48 hours later – the home was sold for $527,500… and the Porsche was Heather’s.
The property settles tomorrow and Heather is enjoying driving around Semaphore in her vintage Porsche.
She’s named her “Chardonnay” and reports that she runs remarkably well for her age.
Heather’s better known in Semaphore at the moment as “the Porsche lady.”