Nine Offers In One Day - Is The Market Changing?

While winter is settling in over Wanaka, you might expect the real estate market to cool down. However, this week we have seen that even in the chilliest season, the market remains as lively as ever. A great example of this is the recent sale of 3 Gunn Road in Albert Town, which generated significant interest and excitement.


First and foremost, this property attracted a number of potential buyers, with a total of 15 inspections taking place. These enthusiastic individuals witnessed first-hand the potential of this great location. In addition, we received a further 33 email enquiries from interested parties. It’s clear that even in winter, Wanaka’s charm is irresistible. The property’s desirable features, combined with its proximity to the river, played a significant role in capturing the attention of potential buyers.


What sets this sale apart is the fact that we received nine offers to be presented in one day. The competitive process is testament to the desirability and value that buyers saw in 3 Gunn Road. The property was sold, to a thrilled new owner who recognised the rare opportunity this property presented.



Our team had the opportunity to chat with all interested parties and learn why they were interested in properties in Albert Town specifically. Interestingly, all parties attracted in the property shared a common reason: they loved the location’s proximity to the river. Additionally, the presence of mature trees on-site provided a beautiful garden setting before they even began construction. Albert Town also offered more flexible building options compared to other areas, making it an attractive choice for those seeking freedom and creativity in their dream home.


Those interested in 3 Gunn Road, most were looking for a first home opportunity or a holiday home site. The property’s immediacy to the river and surrounding biking and walking tracks made it an ideal choice for those seeking a peaceful escape or an active outdoor lifestyle.


While the purchaser came from overseas, it’s worth noting that most of the property’s inspections were conducted by locals. Some travelled from Dunedin and Southland, proving that the allure of Wanaka’s real estate extends beyond its borders. There were also enquiries from the North Island, showcasing the nationwide appeal of the market.



As winter unfolds in Wanaka, the sale of 3 Gunn Road in Albert Town demonstrates that the real estate market remains vibrant and busy, even in the coldest months.


If you’re considering your own real estate journey in Wanaka, don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly and knowledgeable team at Harcourts Real Estate Wanaka. We’re here to guide you through the process and help you on your Real Estate journey.