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The story behind the sale: 14 Moiri Place

What a spot and what a house.



The Story

Moiri place is a really special cul-de-sac right on the water in Maungatapu, looking over the Waimapu estuary to the city beyond. Sitting on 972 sqm of lush grounds that slope to the water, is the iconic red-trimmed number 14 Moiri Place.

We weren’t strangers to this beautiful neighbourhood, having sold number 16 just two years prior. We met our future clients at number 14 as they attended an Open Home for another of our properties; these smart vendors were doing their research and were keen to see how different agents walked the walk. We were thrilled to be trusted with the sale of their home – a top of the line Lockwood built in the 1980s with strong nods to midcentury architecture. The sunken lounge with woodburner and wetback, the high ceilings and striking use of leadlight windows made this home a design-lovers dream. With four bedrooms plus secret loft, stacks of parking, personal boat ramp and thriving fruit trees and vegetables garden, and the views – it had everything you could hope for in a stunning family home.

The marketing made use of the abundant features, with our campaign video and images settling on these details, and capturing those incredible views through each window throughout the home.




The Success:

We initially recommended an Auction sales strategy, but following the cues of the market and in close collaboration with the vendors we moved to a Price by Negotiation approach. The campaign performed exceptionally well online, with over 20,000 social media impressions (despite going live 3 days before Christmas).

Ultimately, our buyer was someone that one of our agents knew well. They recognised that this house fit their brief perfectly.

This home had an up-to-date RV from less than six months earlier; we achieved a sale in excess of $200,000 over the RV.


The Offer

  • Premium Marketing package
  • Social Media impressions: 38,534
  • Property platform views: 8,394
  • RV: 15% over up-to-date RV


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