27 Regent St, Chippendale:

Property sale increases 275% in value using Ozway Realty. Sold by Barry Liddle.

This New York-style one bedroom apartment was on the market for just 21 days before it sold. Buyer interest was very high, with 60 enquiries resulting in 4 competitive offers. The sale price represented a strong 275% appreciation over the 14 years from when the owner purchased it for $263,000. This represents a near 20% appreciation on average per year.

Ozway Realty Director Barry Liddle says the property was purchased as a studio apartment in 2003. Council and strata approval was arranged, including the purchase of roof space. A special heritage certificate was needed from the Sydney City Council to renovate into this roof space – adding an additional 13m2 to the apartment. “This created a much more desirable home space,” explains Barry.

Providing some insight into the loyalty that excellent customer service builds, Barry said “the owner approached me to sell his property because I helped him market a previous one, listed with another agent. I didn’t receive any commission on this sale; I was just helping him out.”

The location and northeast aspect of this top floor oasis helped realise the substantial return on investment for the owner. Positioned between Sydney CBD and Broadway, first-class shopping, cafes and a park are just minutes away. However, the sunny outlook means you can stay home and relax any time of the year.

The galley kitchen boasts stone bench tops and stainless steel gas appliances and dishwasher. Two pantries, large drawers and ample cupboards create relaxed and uncluttered spaces.

The well-proportioned open plan dining and living room space flows seamlessly to the sun-drenched balcony. Air-conditioning and natural hardwood floors provide warmth and style. A large utility cupboard provides the perfect space to manage clutter and maintain ‘clean lines’ living.

Upstairs, the bedroom has been crafted with opaque glass and a modern, high-quality stainless steel balustrade. Electric skylights flood the room with air and light, inviting breezes throughout the space. Blinds and screens provide privacy. The walk in wardrobe is fitted with quality Elfa Design interiors and has a tucked away study or storage room – depending on how you’d like to use the space.

About Barry Liddle

Barry Liddle has been an agent for 20 years and counting. He is both Founder and Director of Ozway Realty. He became a real estate agent, as the profession allows him to choose whom he’d like to work with, plus the hours are flexible. He enjoys working with people from all walks of life and loves it when he can provide a seamless and valuable service for all parties.

Barry enjoys over-delivering on the selling price that he committed to with his clients when they first sign up with him.

Barry’s selling prices are usually 5-10% better than agents selling similar or better properties. One of his goals is to see the perception of real estate agents improve from its current low of 9% likeability and trust to over 80%.

Contact Barry on 0414 494 553 or email barry@ozwayrealty.com.au