Record smashing suburbs of 2019 MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES Godfather of coral lists ‘Rivendell’ home This Kedron house now holds the suburb record.“We had over 150 groups through during the opens and the buyers were a couple from Sydney who had been flying up to find their dream home.”Real estate agents across Brisbane sizzled in their formal dress suits on Saturday as 65 properties went to auction. While onlookers fanned themselves, auctioneer Charles Higgins sweltered in a suit at the Clayfield auction.Fortunately, shorts, summer dresses and tshirts were the wardrobe of choice for the 50 onlookers and six of the seven registered bidders who came to see the entry level Clayfield property at 30 Childs St sell for the first time in 50 years. The entry-level property at 30 Childs St, Clayfield.“We’d better start before the benefit of this woollen suit wears off,” auctioneer Charles Higgins announced to the crowd at 10am.The auction kicked off with an easy $800,000 from bidder number three wearing shorts and casual slides. The Clayfield auction begins.A counter bid of $825,000 came from an elderly man bidding on behalf of his daughter.Bidder three then tried to slow the auction with a $15,000 rise but a bid from the road behind him blew most of the competition away.“$950,000,” said buyer’s agent Jordan Navybox, dressed in formal blue trousers but with a casual white polo shirt.“It’s important for people in our profession to look professional but at the same time, our clients like to be on the same level as us,” he said after the auction. “When you turn up in a suit it can be a bit overwhelming. Dress to suit the weather.”The elderly man with his daughter by his side, hung on for another few thousand until, at $990,000, his bid increase of $1000 was rejected.“We’re rounding to $1 million,” Mr Higgins said.“No, no way. Not interested,” came the reply. From here the auction became a tight race between the buyer’s agent bidding on behalf of an investor, and bidder group 14, a family of five who live in Kedron but were looking for an investment property in an area with high capital growth. The kitchen of 30 Childs St, Clayfield, where people registered to bid before the auction.Clayfield in Brisbane’s inner north has been a million dollar suburb for four years with CoreLogic property data showing the median house price is currently $1.05 million and McGrath New Farm lead agent Andrea Crossan had welcomed 45 buyers, mainly young families, downsizers and investors, through the property during its campaign. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoThe main living area at 30 Childs St, Clayfield.“We love this area, it will always be great for capital growth in a great location and it’s easy to rent out,” said David, whose wife Nicole was bidding on behalf of the family.At $1.01 million the house was announced on the market and after a volley of eight bids, the house sold for $1.061 million to the family of five. The shade of a poinciana tree helped bidders keep cool.“I could sense the people on my right really wanted that house,” Mr Navybox said afterwards.“The other guy was an opportunistic buyer, he didn’t seem too emotional about it. My client is looking for a renovation rather than something to rent out and right now it’s hard to find renovation opportunities in this area around Ascot, Hamilton, Hendra, New Farm.”Emotions were high in the kitchen of the three-bedroom pre-war house, as Sharman Phillips said goodbye to the home she first moved into as a 16-year-old.“My brother had a car accident and he bought this out of his settlement and that was 50 years ago,” Mrs Phillips said. “It’s a wonderful home.” Vendor Sharman Phillips and McGrath New Farm agent Andrea Crossan after the Clayfield auction.After the auction, Mr Higgins removed his MJ Bale jacket and slung it over his arm.“No, it’s off,” he said. “I won’t wear it to the next one. But we’re in the service industry and it’s a sign of respect for our clients.”But he said if a designer wanted to work on a summer uniform for real estate agents, he’d go for it.“Yeah, definitely. I think we’ll get to the stage where we might lose the suit and tie. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenBrisbane property market update01:48KEDRON set a new suburb record at auction yesterday when 12 registered bidders took a brand new house to auction where it sold for $1.72 million on one of the hottest days of the year.While in neighbouring Clayfield, eight registered bidders pushed the price of an entry level, unrenovated pre-war house above $1 million.“The market for us is awesome right now,” said Ray White lead agent Alistair Mcmillan, who welcomed over 100 people to the auction of 47 Thirteenth Ave, Kedron.