RWSP CEO and auctioneer Andrew Bell works the room at The Event 2017. Picture: Glenn HampsonTHE RAY White Surfers Paradise team set a cracking pace as millions of dollars in Gold Coast property sold under the hammer.More than 2000 people gathered for the country’s biggest in-rooms property auction, with standing-room only at The Event on Sunday.The million-dollar-plus sales early in the piece included a mansion at 76 Admiralty Place, Paradise Waters, which sold for $3.6 million.A penthouse in the boutique Paloma building at 11/93 Albatross Ave, Mermaid Beach, sold for $1.6 million.The renovated apartment has three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and three large balconies with views to the beach and hinterland. The Albatross Ave penthouse has access to 37m of ocean frontage.Two main beach apartments also sold under the hammer with results of $1.3 million and $1.1 million.In land listings, a prime 835sq m waterfront block with 23m of river frontage sold for $2.85 million.Described as one of the best positions in Paradise Waters, 115 Commodore Drive includes a large pontoon and single jetski dock.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North12 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago A waterfront block fetched $2.85 million.Auction organisers have confirmed there are 274 registered bidders for the event which has 131 properties on the order of sale.Before bidding even started at the Gold Coast Surf Club this morning, RWSP announced that 20 properties had already sold.RWSP CEO Andrew Bell said a number of buyers had presented good offers leading up to the flagship auction. “We’ve seen quite a number of cases where strong offers have been made prior to auction, and it was simply a case of offers that were too good for sellers to refuse,” he said.“The Gold Coast has become a compelling story for investors and property buyers in the past year, and the interest has come across the board from the local region to interstate and overseas buyers. It was standing room only as more than 2000 people turned out for Ray White’s mega Gold Coast auction. Picture Glenn Hampson“The common thread among these buyers is that the Gold Coast is the market to be in, and they are showing more confidence than ever before. “The huge economic stimulus from $14 billion in infrastructure spending, including for the Commonwealth Games, and billions more in private development has also had a ripple effect on consumer confidence through the thousands of new jobs created on the Gold Coast.“People are conscious that Sydney and Melbourne have had a very long run of property price growth and that this has to come to an end at some point. “This has made the Gold Coast a really attractive marketplace from a value perspective.”Today’s auction card is a record, with listings up about 20 properties on last year’s event figures.