The lengths real estate agents are taking to secure a sale

The team at Jetpack Entertainment Show impressed neighbours and prospective buyers at the open home of 14 Girua Ave, Runaway Bay.

REAL estate agents are pulling out a range of elaborate stunts to impress buyers in the cutthroat Gold Coast property market.

With a battle for listings and a scramble to find buyers, it’s no surprise to see so many agents thinking outside the box.

Professionals Vertullo Paradise Point agent Gemma White, who is a former beauty queen and a contestant on Channel 10’s The Bachelor in 2020, recently incorporated a Jetpack aerial acrobatic display at an open house inspection for a property at 14 Girua Ave, Runaway Bay.

Professionals Vertullo Paradise Point agent Gemma White.

Agent Gemma White is marketing 14 Girua Ave, Runaway Bay.

14 Girua Ave, Runaway Bay.

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The team at Jetpack Entertainment Show impressed neighbours and prospective buyers while being entertained by vocalist Sarah St James from the Byron Baes Netflix series.

“I’m always trying to think outside the box to combine my love of glamour and thrill seeking into something to make an impact,’’ she said.

“I am passionate about real estate and I put my heart and soul into all I do.

“One day I was sitting on the couch with my partner, who is a videographer, brainstorming ideas when we came up with the concept for a Jetpack show on the canal to create a memorable open house.

“We managed to turn the event into a spectacle that won’t be forgotten easily.”

Prospective buyers were also entertained by vocalist Sarah St James from the Byron Baes Netflix series.

The team at Jetpack Entertainment Show also impressed neighbours and prospective buyers.

14 Girua Ave, Runaway Bay

Ms White said the seller and her principal David Vertullo were both open to the idea.

“The home’s owner thought it was a very cool idea and my principal David knew it would set us apart and be a perfect way to showcase the canal lifestyle on offer and all the excitement the Gold Coast offers.’’

The property goes under the hammer on Saturday, October 14.

It’s not the first time a Gold Coast agent has hit the headlines for their marketing ideas.

59 The Corso, Isle of Capri, was launched to the market with a VIP event. It later went on to sell for $24 million.

59 The Corso, Isle of Capri.

Many agencies host VIP open homes to launch their latest luxury listings.

Kollosche Broadbeach agents Sam Guo, Julia Kuo and Claire Dai hosted an invite-only inspection of mega mansion 59 The Corso, Isle of Capri earlier this year.

On offer was wine and food while a cellist set the mood among prospective buyers while the sun was setting.

Gold Coast real estate agent Matt Micallef on Channel 10 show The Traitors.

Matt Micallef was filmed singing and dancing in a zany Dogeball-inspired film spoof.

Ray White TMG principal Mat Micallef said his creative property videos helped make his clients’ properties stand out from the crowd, create awareness and attract more buyer engagement.

Mr Micallef, who appeared on last year’s Channel 10 show The Traitors, has created plenty of wacky skits including a viral video to sell an Upper Coomera estate where he was filmed singing and dancing in a zany Dogeball-inspired film spoof.

“What the videos allow me to do is build a better quality rapport with buyers so our rapport at open homes and transactions is much more authentic than if I was just an agent wearing a slick suit and tie,” he said.

Villa Vittoria on the Sovereign Islands was the backdrop of a media stunt last year.

New hydrofoil launch at Sovereign Island with celebrities including Miss World Australia Sarah Marschke riding on the Waydo. Picture Glenn Hampson

Last year, the Gold Coast’s most expensive mansion became the backdrop for an elaborate publicity stunt to launch an electric flying surfboard and e-bike.

The invite-only media event also host triple Olympic gold medallist Emily Seebohm, I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here contestant David Subritzky, MAFS alumni Mike Gunner, and Ivan Sarakula, former Supercars driver turned adult film star Renee Gracie and African-Australian actor Suzan Mutesi.

Villa Vittoria at 26-34 Knightsbridge Parade East is set across five north-facing blocks on the picturesque Broadwater.

It it has six bedrooms and a private maids’ quarters, as well as a wellness suite with massage room, a Turkish bathhouse, gym, 25m pool, and change room.

The property is still on the market, now with Amir Prestige.

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