A couple selling their $5.3 million waterfront mansion accepted a vastly lower offer after Googling a prospective buyer.
David Paratz, a leading Jewish community figure and barrister, and his wife Gail first put their lavish, six-bedroom Brisbane home on the market 18 months ago.
With no substantial offers even remotely close to their buyers guide of $4.8 to $5.3 million, they were forced to lower their expectations.
An offer reportedly came in for $3.95 million – but it was a mystery buyer who bid over $300,000 less at $3.675 million that ended up landing the prize home, according to Yahoo Seven.
A couple selling their $5.3 million Brisbane mansion accepted a vastly lower offer after Googling a prospective buyer
The couple first put the lavish home on the market 18 months ago, but were forced to lower their expectations when no substantial offers came in close to their buyers guide of $4.8 to $5.3 million
An offer came in for $3.95 million – but it was a buyer who bid over $300,000 less that ended up landing the prize home
Real estate agent Alex Jordan revealed the heartwarming reason why the couple decided to take the financial hit and go ahead with the lower offer.
Mr Jordan said David and Gail had Google searched the prospective buyer and were immediately impressed with her ‘feel good’ social media profile.
The buyer’s online presence, combined with her charity and humanitarian work, ended up being the tipping point in approving the sale.
Mr Jordan told Daily Mail Australia it was ‘very rare’ for a buyer to accept a ‘substantially lower’ offer based on morals rather than financial gain.
‘The seller decided to take a lower offer based on the fact that they thought the buyer would suit the house better,’ he said.
‘They did a Google search on the buyer’s background with humanitarian and charity work – and they were very impressed with that… if they hadn’t have done the search, they would have taken the higher offer.
‘She also had a big family, they (the Paratz couple) they wanted to have kids running around in the big backyard.’
Homeowner David Paratz, a leading Jewish community figure and barrister (left), Google searched the prospective buyer
David and wife Gail were so impressed by the buyer’s humanitarian and charity work that they accepted his vastly-lower bid
The mansion boasts stunning views of the Brisbane River and sits on a sprawling block of land next to the world’s oldest and largest koala sanctuary.
Built by Mr Paratz in 1998, the 4,603 square metre block also features a tennis court, pool and pavilion, golf putting hole and pontoon by the river.
Inside the property, there are no expenses spared – with a theatre, library, study, games room and garage with room for six cars.
Mr Jordan said the property was a ‘very special piece of land’, explaining there were very few blocks of land that large with a pontoon and private access to the Brisbane River.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Mr Paratz for comment.
Real estate agent Alex Jordan said he was ‘stunned’ by the Paratz’s decision to accept the offer
The mansion boasts stunning views of the Brisbane River and sits on a sprawling block of land next to the world’s oldest and largest koala sanctuary