January Open Homes Draw Crowds

January 13 2023

Holidaymakers are mixing with locals in high numbers at open homes in what is a sign of confidence in the Gold Coast market.
January Open Homes Draw Crowds

The 2022-23 holiday period is shaping up to be one of the busiest on record for the Gold Coast and its property market.

According to the Queensland Tourism Industry Council, Queensland last year surpassed New South Wales as the No. 1 domestic tourism destination in Australia. The Gold Coast attracts more than 4.2 million of those visitors throughout the year, with numbers predictably spiking in the summer months.

The city is noticeably heaving, with 2022 being the first Christmas holiday period in two years where visitors have been able to travel to the region unimpeded by Covid border restrictions or travel disruptions.

Agents report enquiry levels have remained robust since Christmas with open homes attracting a high number of inspections and Kollosche is anticipating strong auction results throughout January and February.

Beachfront and waterfront properties are, unsurprisingly, at the forefront of the demand.


Across two open for inspections, a classic coastal haven at 144 Tallebudgera Drive in Palm Beach drew 33 groups, equating to more than 120 people. The picture-perfect tri-level home of six bedrooms and no-expense-spared finishes and fixtures is located on an ocean inlet just off Tallebudgera Creek. It is being marketed by sales agent Rob Lamb, and will go to auction on-site on 27 January at 12.30pm.

69 JEFFERSON LANE | Kollosche

A strong turnout is also expected for the auction of an absolute beachfront, tri-level Tuscan-inspired home at 69 Jefferson Lane in Palm Beach, which attracted more than 17 groups to its most recent open for inspection. Marketed by southern beaches specialist Troy Dowker, the three-bedroom renovator or investment property has plenty of character features and offers an excellent opportunity to gain a foothold into one of the Gold Coast’s most tightly held beachfront streets. It will go under the hammer on-site on 3 February at 10am.

746 PACIFIC PARADE | Kollosche

Troy is also marketing a deceased estate at 746 Pacific Parade in Currumbin, where 13 groups attended the weekend open home. The largest private holding along the Currumbin beachfront, the parcel has uninterrupted ocean views and is located opposite iconic Elephant Rock. With enquiry coming from a mix of local, interstate buyers and international buyers, the auction promises plenty of interest on 27 January at 12pm.

While beachfront properties in high-profile locations are always popular across all demographics, local buyers are turning their attention to prestige homes in lesser-known, quieter suburban pockets, where peace and privacy prevail.


In the suburb of Ashmore, an immaculately kept and private property at 3 Kootingal Street, drew 20 groups through its open home last weekend, all from the Gold Coast or Queensland. Its seclusion has in the past made it an attractive option for Hollywood actors and A-listers staying in the region. Marketed by Kollosche principal and sales agent Michael Kollosche and colleague Harry Kakava, the house will be auctioned on-site on 20 January at 10am.

To capitalise on the high demand for Gold Coast property, reach out to one of our experienced agents today.

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