In a Queensland first, Brisbane home buyers have the chance to win $20,000 to put towards a new dream home in the Best On Show competition.
News Corp Australia has teamed up with residential property developers, builders and Selling Houses Australia presenter Andrew Winter to match active buyers with incredible new properties.
The Best On Show event is open to all finance-approved buyers, with 100 applicants chosen to take part in an all-day viewing event of the display homes on Saturday, August 8.
Successful entrants in the competition will be broken up into groups depending on the type of home sought and their preferred location and they will be given exclusive access to five of the best new developments on the Queensland market in their zone.
Experts from each project, including developers, builders and interior designers, will be available to answer any questions about the project at each site.
Participants are able to bring a guest and will be offered exclusive ‘buy on the day’ bonuses and incentives, which will be available for 21 days from the Best On Show event day.
To be eligible for the $20,000 prize draw, applicants must view all five properties on the day in their zone. If the prizewinner does not decide to go ahead with a property purchase from a Best On Show developer or builder, the $20,000 will be donated to News Corp’s children’s charity.
Event organiser and industry sales manager for News Corp Australia, Christine Perry, said Best On Show would showcase Brisbane’s best developers and builders within a 20km radius of the CBD, covering first-home buyer properties to the luxury collection, including Montague Markets and Residences by Pradella Developments, Porter Davis Homes and boutique developer and builder Raise Projects.
She said the initiative was attracting new developers to News Corp and the success of the Brisbane model would see the initiative rolled out across the country in partnership with local developers in other cities.
“This is a significant investment on behalf of News Corp Australia. It shows that we have skin in the game, we are part of the recovery of the property market,” Ms Perry said.
“We have to start thinking outside the square to support new development post-COVID-19. Even though Queensland’s property market looks in the best position to recover, compared with other states, the bottom line is, we are in this together and want to support developers, builders and our readers.”
West End’s Montague Markets developer, Pradella, was the first to sign up to the project with sales and marketing director Lee-Anne Kielar impressed with the unique concept.
“We see it as a win-win for everyone and great exposure for our projects,” Ms Kielar said.
Montague Markets guests will be shown through three brand new display apartments before the project is opened to the general public with Ms Kielar, architects and the project director all onsite to answer questions about the development.
Best On Show will be a fully-catered event hosted by Selling Houses Australia’s Andrew Winter who will give a breakfast property talk and participants will go into a draw to have Mr Winter accompany them to all the property viewings so he can give his professional appraisal of each one based on the buyer’s individual needs.
“Attending an event like this and looking at new developments all day is like my version of the footy World Cup,” Mr Winter said.
“It’s my idea of heaven and to be waffling on to people about it is even better.”
Readers have until August 2 to apply for a chance to be invited to the Best On Show event, with successful participants announced on August 4.
The event day will run from 7.30am to 5.30pm on Saturday, August 8, starting with breakfast at The Courier-Mail offices in Bowen Hills, Brisbane.