LYNDA Armitage hopes her novel approach of offering a free car with her house will bring her luck.
LYNDA Armitage hopes her novel approach of offering a free car with her house will bring her luck.

The Maccas approach to selling houses - would you like a car with that?



A TUGUN businesswoman who makes a hobby out of buying and selling homes is trying a new tack to entice buyers for her latest property.

Lynda Armitage, who is trying to sell her and her business partner's five-bedroom architect-designed home at 22 Alkira Street, Tugun - at a price of $888,888 - is offering a brand new car to the value of $16,000 plus on-road costs.

Or if you don't need the car, she will provide a year's membership with Leisure Boating, which enables members to cruise in luxury boats without the hassle of storing, insurance or cleaning them.

"I decided that rather than have an agent market the property and pay big commissions, I would rather make it worthwhile for the buyer and give them the value of the commission instead," Ms Armitage said.

"I heard the same sort of thing was done by a developer in Melbourne which went really well so I thought it's a good idea to give something back and encourage them to look at the house.

"I thought why not forego the commission and buy them a car instead ... at least it will tempt them to have a look - it's like an add-on," she said.

Ms Armitage, 46, who runs a health and nutrition networking business, currently lives in the house with her sister.

"I love development and real estate - it's become my hobby ... I started doing it a few years ago, I live in them and do them up," she said.

"This one was going to be the house for me - I loved it but because my business partner was transferred to Sydney, he could not live in it.

"I try not to get too emotionally involved," she said.

The home will be open for viewing on the weekend.



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