The coronavirus pandemic could have a silver lining for the vendors of a new Anakie property listing that’s triggered unprecedented interest.
Multiple offers have already flooded in from potential buyers who haven’t yet seen the rural hideaway in person.
First National Golden Plains, Bannockburn agent Owen Sharkey said he was blown away by the level of inquiry for 340 Oneils Lane, Anakie.
And he suspects more buyers, particularly those from Melbourne’s western suburbs, will be hunting for acreage in the wake of the lockdown.
“As soon as it went on my phone has just gone crazy, I can’t remember having a property like it,” Mr Sharkey said.
“In four or five days we have received two or three offers, for a property in this climate it’s just extraordinary.
“It’s interesting, my phone went completely dead for a couple of weeks and it’s as though someone has just hit the button and everything is going crazy.”
The three-bedroom, two bathroom steel frame house is on a 5.87ha block with bush surrounds and panoramic views.
It’s listed with a price guide of $645,000 to $675,000, which Mr Sharkey said was a big part of its appeal.
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Almost 100 people saved the property on realestate.com.au during the first four days of the campaign and 21 made contact via email.
He said it would normally be considered good numbers if 10-15 people saved a property in the area.
But he said Anakie represented an attractive commuter base for Melbourne buyers, 70 minutes drive from the city.
“I sense there is a very strong appeal from that Tarneit, Werribee area and also from Geelong,” he said.
“People are saying ‘we love Geelong West’ but they are starting to seek a bit more space.
“It’s one of those things to come out of coronavirus, people wanting to get out.”
He said the agency had also sold several of other small farming allotments in recent weeks, some of which had been on the market for some time.