Peak Communicators
July 27, 2015

Luxury Auction House

The Garage Sale Luxury Auction House specializes in auctioning luxury real estate in Canada. The company’s purpose is to provide a method for buying and selling high end real estate that serves buyers and sellers in a more efficient and streamlined way.

Client objective

The Garage Sale Luxury Auction House wanted to publicize its upcoming BC Cancer Foundation charity auction house: Madrona Grove.

Donated by Robert and Diane Conconi, Madrona Grove was a luxury oceanfront home on Pender Island, B.C. which was donated as a token of gratitude for the care Robert Conconi received while undergoing cancer treatment at the BC Cancer Agency.

The client sought publicity to increase registered bidders for the home’s auction.


The campaign program was two-fold:

  • Leverage Robert and Diane’s story for media exposure
  • Coordinate a media fam which saw key outlets fly out to Pender Island to experience the house for themselves

Key results

The media fam was a success, filling the seaplane with six key media targets and generating enough quality media exposure to generate over 2,024 hits to their website the day after the tour; the highest website traffic the client has ever seen on one day.

Overall, the media coverage resulted in:

  • A total of 49 media mentions on print, online, TV and radio
  • A total of 17.5 million impressions
  • 43 unique bidder leads directly referred through media exposure (or, an additional 28 per cent) for the auction

Madrona Grove sold for $725,000.