This year’s winners of The Block have shared the secret behind how they secured their big win.
Steph and Gian walked away winners after selling their property on Charming Street for a whopping $1.65 million over reserve.
Their huge profit managed to even beat out last year’s winners, Omar Slaimankhel and Ozman ‘Oz’ Abu Malik, who landed a $1.6 million profit.
Following their win, Steph and Gian have revealed the surprising strategy behind their showstopping win, and it turns out the pair were playing the long game.
“When we got the call that we were on The Block in February, the first thing we did, I think three days later, we called Tom Spanos our auctioneer,” they told the Daily Mail.
“He was the first person we called and engaged, and people probably wouldn’t think that. As soon as you find out you’re on the Block, why would you call an auctioneer?”
“For us, it was the end game. There was a lot of thought that went into that. The team at Ray Way Sunbury are exceptional.”
The Sydney-based couple also revealed that building their home came to an end, they made the decision to stick around in Melbourne for three months to keep networking with potential buyers.
Their strategy worked like a charm, and in the end they sold their home to Adrian ‘Mr Lambo’ Portelli for a cool $5 million.
Since securing their win they’ve both been in high spirits, and are already excited about a possible reunion with the rest of their castmates.
“All couples are such good friends. We’re looking forward to the many reunions that we will be having if not yearly, monthly,” added the pair. “We’ve left with amazing friendships. We had this really unique bond and respect for each other and I think everyone should know that.”
Meanwhile, with the addition of $100,000 in prize money, Steph and Gian, both 27, are now $1.75 million richer. Not bad for a few months work!