In a Friday evening deal, co-founder of Sydney-founded online marketplace start-up RangeMe Nicky Jackson has pounced on a home for about $6m that is set to be one of the best homes in Dover Heights when complete.
Buyer’s agents Carli Skurnik and Jayden Hurvitz of Buyeast announced the off-market sale on Instagram and Ms Jackson, just back from San Francisco, quickly liked it, saying: “Carli and Jayden Hurvitz are the best buyer’s agents” (since deleted).
The purchase of the five-bedroom, five-bathroom home on a 670 sqm block at 47 Portland St looks to be a canny one for Ms Jackson and her husband, Darryl.
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A major rebuild of the home is almost complete and it has glorious city skyline views.
“It’s perfect for our client,” Ms Skurnik said. “All she needs to do is choose the finishes for the kitchens and bathrooms and the floors and windows and it’s done.
“It’s exactly what she wanted because she’d be wanting to choose all of that.”
In June 2017, two years after Ms Jackson, a former Kellogg’s executive, moved her two children to San Francisco, sold online platform for suppliers and retailers to US marketing firm Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing.
Reports at the time didn’t disclose the price but it had been valued at $16 million.
The sales agent, BlackDiamondz agent Barbora Marcinkova, was tight-lipped about the identity of her clients but CoreLogic records indicate the vendors are Hao Hu and Wanyi Chen, who own the huge building company Pimas Gale.
The records show they purchased the home for $6 million in 2016.
Ms Marcinkova wasn’t able to reveal the reason for the quick sale, saying simply they were private people who had decided to move out of the area.