HOUSE SWAP: Peter Gregory, Irene Gregory, Carmel Arnold, Val Kost and David Kost were part of the unexpected four-in-a-row house buying and selling situation with Landmark Harcourts agents Max Holder and Yve Stocks.
HOUSE SWAP: Peter Gregory, Irene Gregory, Carmel Arnold, Val Kost and David Kost were part of the unexpected four-in-a-row house buying and selling situation with Landmark Harcourts agents Max Holder and Yve Stocks. Katie Cameron

Unexpected four-way sale a win for couples and agents

NEVER before seen in the region, or even in Brisbane, Warwick's Landmark Harcourts was celebrating a special occasion last week as they completed a four-way buying and selling transaction.

Landmark Harcourts real estate agent Yve Stocks said it was a snowball effect.

"Everything flowed really well," she said.

"It's very exciting. I've talked to agents in Brisbane and no one has done anything like this before."

It all started with local residents Peter and Irene Gregory who lived on a property in Lyndhurst Ln.

They had put their house on the market but it was still waiting to be sold a year later.

Terry and Carmel Arnold drove past the house often but were hesitant to make a move.

"One day I said to Terry that I was sick of driving past, and I thought we should look inside," Mrs Arnold said.

They fell in love with the property and decided to buy it.

The Arnolds' house in Pratten St wasn't on the market yet, but Ms Stocks knew it would be up for sale after they moved into Lyndhurst Ln.

She brought some clients, David and Val Kost, to see it and they were sold on it.

Meanwhile, Mr and Mrs Gregory were still looking for a house, and they managed to complete the four-way transaction by buying the home of Keith and Mary Cunning in Ross St.

It took a total of three months for everything to fall into place.

None of the participants knew each other before the swaps.

"We often have double sales," Ms Stocks said.

"But we have never had four in a row.

"I think it is something pretty special. Everyone co-operated together to make it all happen."

FOUR-IN-A-ROW

  •   Peter and Irene Gregory sold house in Lyndhurst Ln.
  •   Terry and Carmel Arnold bought Lyndhurst Ln, sold Pratten St.
  •   David and Val Kost bought Pratten St.
  •   Keith and Mary Cunnings sold their Ross St home to Peter and Irene Gregory.


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