Expert reveals why order in which blockhouses are auctioned could be a disaster for crews

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‘With great power comes great responsibility’: Block boss reveals why Jimmy and Tam could RUIN other teams’ auctions with one decision

All five houses in the block were auctioned off on Saturday ahead of this season’s highly anticipated final.

And while The Block auctions are always hard to predict, one real estate expert believes much of the outcome hinges on a crucial decision by House 5’s couple Jimmy and Tam.

After scoring the most points with the judges this season, the Brisbane couple have been given the coveted role of choosing the order in which the homes are auctioned.

If the couple are to play the game strategically, they should sell their property at auction earlier than the others, as that would better guarantee a sale, according to Nicola Powell, senior research analyst at Domain.

However, a decision that benefits Jimmy and Tam may not be the best outcome for all other teams.

According to Ms Powell, for all homes up for auction, Jimmy and Tam should actually place the home with the “ most interest ” first – even if it’s not theirs.

Speaking about Jimmy and Tam’s decision, The Block executive producer Julian Cress told Domain on Sunday: “ With great power comes great responsibility. ”

“I think they have a big decision to make. Do they want to decide the auction order for the greater good or to win? he asked.

It comes after the show’s host Scott Cam revealed how COVID-19 restrictions would also play a major factor in the auction’s success.

“Restrictions are still in place here in Victoria. We are allowed 10 people outside, three of whom are cameramen, ” he told Weekend Today on Saturday.

“So we’ll have seven people and then Zoom into the overflow. It will be an auction like no other. It will be a bite.

The bouldering continues on Channel Nine at 7 p.m.

Risk: Host Scott Cam, 57 (pictured), recently revealed that COVID-19 restrictions would also play a major role with just 10 people allowed at the auction.  Others will need to join via Zoom

Risk: Host Scott Cam, 57 (pictured), recently revealed that COVID-19 restrictions would also play a major role with just 10 people allowed at the auction. Others will need to join via Zoom

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