According to at least one large real estate office here in Queensland, the real estate market should return to a more normal state of affairs from September onwards. Things are a bit weird at present, with a shortage of buyers and hesitant sellers, but that might all change in just a few months from now.
Some agents are still doing it tough, with at least one a day asking us, “Are you guys busy?” As real estate photographers, we chat with a lot of people all over Brisbane, so real estate agents tend to see us as a bit of a barometer of how other real estate agents are going. If they’re finding it hard to get the listings, they want to be sure that lots of other real estate agents are quiet too. It’s that weird real estate agent schadenfreude.
So all of those struggling real estate agents will be looking forward to a return to the good ol’ days. Well, maybe not quite the 2004 days, but at least not quite as dire as they are at present.