Ray White Northern Offices had a heartwarming Auction recently, where the Public Trust instructed the Paihia/Kerikeri offices to conduct an auction of a deceased estate 3 bedroom house in Moerewa. Joe Hoey of the Paihia office conducted a number of open homes, where good attendances indicated a range of potential purchasers. The reserve was duly set and auctioneer Mark Saxton of Ray White Kaitaia called for opening bids.
When the bidding stalled the highest bidder called for the attention of the auctioneer and stated “This is not the price I want to pay for this property, out of respect to the Whanau of the deceased previous owner I would like to pay more”. The auctioneer asked him what price he would be prepared to pay, the bidder then offered a higher figure which reached the reserve and the property was knocked down to the rounded applause by all those in attendance.