Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Real Estate Shark Tactic

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Real Estate Shark Tactic

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Byline: ANTHONY BRAND

REMAX real estate agent Jason Stock reckons he has the answer to how to sell a home in these tough times.

Hire a 5m shark and plonk it out the front of the home for sale.

Mr Stock had to sell a home in one week, so he knew he had to pull something out of the box.

That's when he spotted the fibreglass great white shark, believed to have come from UnderWater World originally, outside a business in Woombye.

aBeing a forced sale, I told the owner to contact the bank and request an extension of 3-4 weeks so I could get a reasonable marketing campaign together,a Mr Stock said. aHe called me to say his request had been knocked back, which is when I spotted the shark in Woombye. I approached the business and they agreed I could hire it for $800.a

Mr Stock strapped the shark, weighing 800kg, to the back of a ute before unloading it at the Sippy Downs residence. …

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