The Block 2022 auction results: Shelley Craft shuts down rumors House 5's bidder wasn't a legitimate buyer - petsitterbank

The Block 2022 auction results: Shelley Craft shuts down rumors House 5’s bidder wasn’t a legitimate buyer

It was a night that started off with on a massive high after Omar and Oz broke records with their Block auction result.

But things took a turn as others were left-empty handed, after Ankur and Sharon and Dylan and Jenny failed to sell at auction.

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Omar and Oz managed to snag the win after the sale of their house earned them a whopping $1.6 million profit, which includes the extra $100,000 prize for winning.

Their incredible profit sparked concern over whether Adrian Portelli, one of House 5’s bidders, was a genuine buyer or was he just there to push the price up after getting into a bidding war with Danny Wallis.

But in a post-auction interview on Today Extra, The Block‘s co-host Shelley Craft addressed the rumors and confirmed that Adrian was a legitimate buyer and registered bidder for the auctions.

“You’ve got two titans in the room, being Danny Wallis and this Adrian character, who were going toe-to-toe,” she told hosts Richard Wilkins and Sylvia Jeffreys.

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“I don’t know if you’ve got mates that are willing to chump up a million bucks for you, but I certainly don’t.

“I have [Adrian] wanted the home and he really did take it to battle [but] Danny came out on top. It was a battle of the titans for our first auction and an extraordinary result for the boys.”

Shelley Craft shut down rumors that House 5’s bidder wasn’t a legit buyer. (Nine)

Shelley admitted she hoped the good luck would “continue across the other four auctions for the day” but it just “wasn’t to be this year”.

And that’s not to blame their reserve prices, which were all set at $4,080,000.

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When asked if the reserve was set too high, Shelley said, “These were a very good price for these homes, I don’t believe so.

“The reserves are set in any normal auction of what the vendor is hoping for.”

She went as far as saying that the price was actually “an absolute bargain” for the properties.

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“As we heard some of the auctioneers say, these homes are valued around $6 million with a depreciation schedule and the price of the land and the build so they are an absolute bargain around $4 million,” she explained.

Despite not getting the outcome everyone was hoping for, with two houses being passed in, Shelley is confident the Blockheads will still be rewarded for all their hard work.

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“I know they [the houses] will sell in the coming weeks,” she said.

“I know our contestants will be rewarded for all their hard work, and I know that there is going to be some really lucky people taking ownership and collecting the keys for these beautiful properties.”

Watch Shelley’s full interview on Today Extra in the video at the top of this article.

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