Spring in step of Townsville real estate market
ON the eve of the real estate markets peak season in Australia, Townsville agents are preparing for an influx of stock, with plenty of sellers gearing up to put their homes on the market.
REIQ Regional director Damien Keyes said he expected a barrage of properties to hit the market in the next few months.
“It’s traditionally the transfer season for Townsville for people in the defence industry and with hospital placements,” Mr Keyes said.
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“A lot of homes do tend to come up for sale in these months and we are already seeing that happen at the moment.
“Given the volume of properties I’ve been through as an agent this month I’m expecting there will be quite a lot hitting the market in September.”
Keta Roseby is gearing up to put her house at 2A Gregory St in North Ward on the market in the first few weeks of September.
“It will be on the market in about two weeks and we’ve just given it a full refresh so it’s ready for a new family to move in before Christmas,” Ms Roseby said.
“It’s been complelty repainted internally and it’s had new carpets put in and various tradesman come through to check everything is in order.
“Some of the external has been repainted as well.”
My Keyes said making properties stand out from the competition would be important in the coming months.
“The Keyes and Co marketing strategy is definitely focused on making the properties we sell stand out,” Mr Keyes said.
“We are the only company in Townsville that uses Matterport 3D Virtual Tour which is a great tool for marketing properties to out of town buyers.
“At this time of year it’s very advantageous especially when you’re competing with more properties.”
REIQ Townsville Zone Chairman Wayne Nicholson said he believed the market would continue in a positive direction in the next few months but that it had nothing to do with ‘Spring.’
“We have been experiencing great inquiry rates across the board since the election and I’m expecting that will continue in the coming months,” Mr Nicholson said.
“Townsville doesn’t have Spring and is pretty much the same year-round but there is definitely positive talk in the real estate market now and six months ago there wasn’t.”