THE variety of properties going to public sale throughout regional Queensland has soared — and it isn’t simply million-dollar mansions which are going underneath the hammer.

New knowledge from realestate.com.au reveals that 140 properties had been scheduled to go to public sale this week, with 59 of these exterior of Brisbane.

That’s 59 per cent larger than the identical time final 12 months and subsequent week goes to be even greater for auctions in regional Queensland.

Condo 12, at 22-24 Rutherford Avenue, Yorkeys Knob, will likely be auctioned on the RE/MAX Public sale Chapel on April 20. Image: RE/MAX Cairns


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REA Group revealed that 303 properties are scheduled to go to public sale subsequent week — 120 in Brisbane and 183 in regional Queensland.

That represents a large 863 per cent enhance, year-on-year.

RE/MAX Cairns employs two in-house auctioneers and has constructed a enterprise round promoting properties underneath the hammer.

Proprietor Ray Murphy mentioned the rise in public sale recognition could possibly be attributed to elevated demand and sellers holding all of the playing cards within the present market.

“There’s a lot purchaser demand and public sale is the fairest method to get the correct worth for the property,” he mentioned.

“It’s all nicely and good to promote on the first open house however how are you aware that’s one of the best worth?”

RE/MAX Cairns broker-owner Ray Murphy and public sale agent David Murphy on the Cairns RE/MAX Public sale Chapel.


Mr Murphy mentioned he had observed spiking public sale gross sales up to now this 12 months.

“To this point we’ve got had a 90 per cent success price with our auctions, we’ve got taken 35 auctions to market (final month) and have one other 15 within the subsequent fortnight,” he mentioned.

REA Group’s government director of financial analysis Cameron Kusher mentioned the large explosion in public sale numbers was as a result of the truth that on the similar time final 12 months, the state had simply been plunged into COVID-19 lockdown. Some auctions had been postponed, however others had been moved on-line.

“However wanting on the quantity of auctions, I feel this can be a reflection of the restoration available in the market. There’s sturdy demand for properties proper throughout Queensland,” he mentioned.

This Yorkeys Knob unit will likely be one of many many RE/MAX Cairns properties to go underneath the hammer later this month. Image: RE/MAX Cairns


Cairns, Gladstone, the Gold Coast, Hervey Bay, Mackay, the Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba, Townsville and the Whitsundays are all now “rising markets”, in accordance with the REA report.

Extra auctions had been anticipated exterior of the normal markets, Mr Kusher mentioned.

“And we’ll see that in locations like Townsville, extra in Cairns, Port Douglas and Palm Cove,” he mentioned.

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