Auctioneer Shaun Carroll opened proceedings with a $760,000 vendor bid after a slow start but the price jumped to $825,000 just two bids later as a family member entered the fray an behalf of the eventual buyers.
“There was a few people there and then others kept popping up and I was wondering where they were coming from,” Mr Carroll said.
“There was one guy who put in one bid.”
The large block in a family-friendly area near Belmont schools and the Barwon River underpinned interest in the weatherboard house.
Polished timber floorboards feature in the front section of the home, which has a open-plan lounge/dining area, central kitchen and three bedrooms, including a main with ensuite and walk-in wardrobe.
Another open-plan living zone at the rear overlooks the backyard with a non-compliant swimming pool and double garage.
“I think the buyers are very, very happy — they got married last year and they are from Melbourne, relocating to come down to Geelong,” Mr Carroll said.
“They were going to the footy afterwards, they are mad Cats supporters.
“This is such a great family area, the suburb of Belmont, and especially that part of Belmont.
“It’s a family-sized block of land and has good scope to become a family home for many years to come.”